Saturday, June 3, 2023

94th Annual Spring Postgraduate Conference

7:30 AM to 4:15 PM
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Kellogg Eye Center
Oliphant Marshall Auditorium
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI

Innovations in Retina: New and Emerging Diagnostic Techniques and Treatments

One of the longest-running ophthalmology conferences in the country, our annual Spring Conference provides a comprehensive and focused medical and surgical update for the subspecialist, ophthalmologist, and ophthalmologist-in-training. This conference will cover current topics in the field of retina relevant to comprehensive ophthalmologists as well as other subspecialists in ophthalmology including medical and surgical retina specialists.  The overarching theme will be innovation in medical and surgical retina and program will focus on new and emerging treatments and diagnostic techniques that the conference audience can implement in their daily ophthalmology practice.

Speakers will discuss new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), including recent FDA approval of the first drug targeting dry AMD and late-stage pharmaceutical pipeline for dry and wet AMD treatment.  Gene therapy approaches to the treatment of AMD, diabetic eye disease, as well as inherited retinal degenerations (IRDs) will be highlighted. Diagnosis and treatment of patients with IRDs will be discussed.  Several panel discussions will be included in the program for moderator and audience led questions.

Application will be submitted for AMA PRA Category 1 continuing medical education credits.

Guest Speakers

Dr. Jacque Duncan

Jacque Duncan, MD, PhD

50th Annual Fralick Lecturer
Chair and Distinguished Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Rajendra Apte

Rajendra Apte, MD, PhD

Paul A. Cibis Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Washington University Physicians
Dr. Robert Hyde

Robert Hyde, MD, PhD

Department of Ophthalmology
University of Illionis Health
Dr. Robert Sisk

Robert Sisk, MD, FACS

Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology
Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Ophthalmology

U-M Kellogg Eye Center Speakers

Dr. Thomas Gardner

Thomas W. Gardner, MD, MS

Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor, Internal Medicine - Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes
Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Senior Scholar, A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute
Dr. Jason Miller

Jason M. Miller, MD, PhD

James Grosfeld Endowed Professor
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Dr. Rajesh Rao

Rajesh C. Rao, MD

Leonard G. Miller Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Associate Professor, Pathology
Associate Professor, Human Genetics
Dr. Anjali Shah

Anjali Shah, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences