As a complimentary continuing education module for our Department, we are pleased to continue our new "Translational Minisymposium" format for Grand Rounds that will occur throughout the current academic year. In this re-engineered format, we have invited two world-renowned visiting speakers to engage in a combined clinical/basic science lecture series with a unified theme. One of the lecturers will have expertise in a particular clinical problem while the other participant will be an expert in a related research discipline that entails the molecular pathogenesis of the related clinical entity. We will schedule to have two lecturers speak within the currently allocated 2 hour period that is typically devoted to imaging conference and Grand Rounds. Similarly, the lectures will be given in a round-table discussion style format in order to spur further intellectual development, clinical and scientific collaboration, and interactive idea exchange on the topic in question. This unique and complementary strategy of merging these two important aspects of disease pathogenesis and clinical management will undoubtedly provide a unique offering in faculty, fellow, resident, and medical student education. To RSVP for these events, please contact Sherrie Fleckinstein by email at email@example.com or by telephone at (859) 218-2631.
We hope you are able to visit with us to enjoy this world-class educational program!
Jayakrishna Ambati, M.D.
Professor & Vice Chair
Dr. E. Vernon Smith & Eloise C. Smith Chair in Macular Degeneration
Mark E. Kleinman, M.D.
Clinical Approaches and Scientific Advances
in Ophthalmology Minisymposium Lecture Series
- October 26th, 2012
Clinical Component: Barry Kuppermann, MD, PhD, UC Irvine
Basic Science Component: Uday Kompella, PhD, U Colorado-Denver
"Ocular Pharmacokinetics and Drug Delivery Strategies"
- November 16th, 2012
Clinical Component: Thomas Gardner, MD, University of Michigan
Basic Science Component: Sayon Roy, PhD, Boston University
"The Future of Targeted Therapeutics for Diabetic Retinopathy"
- March 22nd, 2013
Clinical Component: Jerry Shields, MD, Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Basic Science Component: Michael Dyer, PhD, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
"Pathogenesis, Classification, and Treatment of Pediatric Intraocular Tumors"
- April 12th, 2013
Clinical Component: Paul Kaufman, MD, University of Wisconsin
Basic Science Component: Claude Burgoyne, MD, Devers Eye Institute
"Vascular Insufficiency or Neurodegeneration: Primary Factors in Glaucoma Progression"
- April 30th, 2013
"Translational Frontiers in Hereditary Retinal Degenerations"
Jean Bennett, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Josť-Alain Sahel MD, PhD, Centre Hospitalier National d'Ophtalmologie des Quinze-Vingts, Paris, France
Forum on Global Ophthalmology Initiatives: October 28th, 2011
Vascular Disease in the Developing Retina: November 4th, 2011
- Gullapalli N. Rao, M.D., Chair and Founder of L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
Disease Mechanisms and Targeted Therapeutics in Retinal Vascular Disease: December 2nd, 2011
- Gerard Lutty, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
- Mary. E. Hartnett, M.D., Ph.D. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Inflammation and Neuroprotection in Retinal Disease: February 24th, 2012
- Patricia A. D'Amore, Ph.D., Harvard University, Boston, MA
- Michael T. Trese, M.D., William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
Therapeutic Responses and Advanced Imaging in AMD: April 20th, 2012
- Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the National Eye Institute, Bethesda, MD
- John P. Atkinson, M.D., Washington University, St. Louis, MO
The Aging Macula: April 29th, 2011
- Daniel F. Martin, M.D., Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
- SriniVas Sadda, M.D., Doheny Eye Institute, USC, Los Angeles, CA
Uveal Melanoma: Pathogenetic Mechanisms and Clinical Approaches: February 4th, 2011
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges in Uveitis: January 7th, 2011
- Basic Science Component: Jose Cunha-Vaz, MD, PhD, Coimbra University Hospital,
- Clinical Component: Emily Y. Chew, MD, National Eye Institute
- Clinical Component: Frank G. Holz, MD, University Eye Hospital, Bonn, Germany
Clinical Variations and Therapeutic Options in Glaucoma: December 3rd, 2010
Advances in Surgical Diseases of the Anterior Segment: November 12th, 2010
Etiologies and Targeted Therapies for Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathy: June 11th, 2010
Mechanisms of Corneal Neovascularization and Transplant Rejection: May 28th, 2010
- Basic Science Component: Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD, Bascom Palmer
- Clinical Component: Pratap Challa MD, Duke University
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges in Uveitis: March 19th, 2010
- Basic Science Component: Balamurali Ambati, MD, PhD, University of Utah
- Clinical Component: Jay Krachmer, MD, University of Minnesota
- Basic Science Component: James T. Rosenbaum, MD, Oregon Health
and Science University
- Clinical Component: Sunil Srivastava, MD, Emory University
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