CONFERENCE AGENDA (PRINTABLE VERSION)

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 13 - Medical Cornea

Section 1: Anatomy, Infection, Ulceration & Ocular Trauma

7:00 am - CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

7:30 am - Welcome
New Corneal Layer (Dua's Layer) and Surgical Implications in Lamellar Keratoplasty
Blepharitis - New Concepts and Therapeutic Modalities
Non-infected Corneal Ulcertation and Neurotrophic Keratopathy
Corneal Ucler and Perforation - Medical and Surgical Management
Herpes Simplex and Zoster Keratitis - Diagnosis and Treatment
Adenoviral Keratoconjunctivisits (EKC) - New Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment
Fungal Keratitis - Clinical Pearls and Role of Natamycin and Voriconazole
Acanthamoeba Keratitis - Current Perspective
Corneal and Anterior Segent Trauma - Principles of Management
Perspective on Immunologic Diseases of the Cornea and Conjunctiva
                 Keynote Speaker:  Edward Zirm Lecture, C. Stephen Foster, MD

9:35 am - BREAK AND EXHIBITS


Section 2: Medications, Diagnostic Testing, Astigmatism, Correction, Contact Lenses, Laser Treatment & Glued IOL

New and Useful Ocular Antibiotics and Dry Eye Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents - Cornea, Ocular Surface, and Macular Indications
Accelerated Corneal Cross-Linked - Methodology and Effectiveness
New Ocular Adhesives
Glued IOL in Sticky Situations
Pterygium Management - Conventional and New Surgical Techniques
Ocular Surface Transplantations - Past, Present, and Future
Current Anterior Segment Imaging Technologies for Practicing Clinicians
Boston TPE I Keratoprosthesis - Patient Selection and Managment
Clinical Overview and What is New in Contact Lenses
Recurrent Corneal Erosion - Diagnosis and Treatment
Advances in Corneal Preservation - Present and Future
                   Keynote Speaker: Jonas Stein Friedenwald Lecture, Kenneth R. Kenyon, MD

12:10 pm - LUNCH AND EXHIBITS


Section 3: Ocular Surface, Immunology & Allergy

Current Management of Ocular DryEye Syndrome
Impact of Dry Eye on Corneal Topography, Wavefront Analysis, and Other Testing
Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid - Medcial and Surgical Treatments
Review of Stem Cell Disorders of the Cornea and Ocular Surface
Seasonal and Perennial Allergic Conjuctivitis
Atopic and Vernal Keratoconjuctivitis - Diagnosist and Current Management
Conjuctivochalasis - Increasing Awaremess and Surgical Patient Selection
Stevens - Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis - Early Treatment a Must!
Differential Diagnosis of Pigmented Conjunctival Lesions
Contraversies in Corneal Cross-Linking - Epi-on Versus Epi-Off
How Many Endothelial Cells are Required for Corneal Clarity
                 Keynote Speaker: Arthur von Hippel Lecture, Christopher J. Rapuano, MD

3:20 pm - BREAK & EXHIBITS


Section 4: SCLERITIS, TUMORS, DYSTROPHIES & CORNEAL ECTASIA

Iris Cysts - Classification and Management
Primary Acquired Melanosis and Melanoma of Conjunctiva
Peripheral Ulcerative Keratisis and Corneal Melts
Anterior Corneal Dystrophies - Clincal Pattern Recognition
Keratoconus - Transepithelial PTK with Corneal Ring Segment Implantation and Collagen Crosslinking
Posterior Corneal Dystrophies - Differential Diagnosis and Treatment
Keratoconus, Keratoglobus, and Pellucid Marginal Degeneration - Perspective
Pediatric Keratoplasty - Management Guidelines
Scleritis and Episcleritis - Diagnosis and Management
Anterior Segment Tumors - Rapid Fire Cases and Clinical Pearls
                 Keynote Speaker:  Enest Fuchs Lecture, Jerry Sheilds, MD

5:30 pm - RECEPTION & EXHIBITS

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 14 - Practice Management & Surgical Cornea

Section 5: Coding, Refractive Surgery, & Presbyopia Treatment

7:00 am - CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

What You Must Know About Coding and Reimbursement in 2015
Advanced Corneal Topography for Refractive Surgery and Premium Lens Surgery
LASIK Nightmares
Tissue Engineering to Create Synthetic Corneas and Scaffolds for DMEK

9:30 am - BREAK & EXHIBITS


Section 6: Surgical Cornea

Scleral Grafting Techniques
Pupillary Cerclage and Iris Reconstruction Techniques
Pars Plana Vitrectomy Techniques for Anterior Segment Surgeons
Treatment of Presbyopia with Scleral Implants -Surgical Technique and 3 Year Results
How to Minimize the Risk of Corneal Ectasia Post LASIK and PRK
Pre-Descemet's Endothelial Keratoplasty (PDEK) - The Latest Entrant in EK
                  Keynote Speaker: Sushruta Lecture, Amar Agarwal, MD

11:45 am - LUNCH & EXHIBITS

Section 7: Amniotic Membrane Transplantation, Iris Color Change, and Lamellar Keratoplasty

Recurrent Pterygium - Surgical Management
Laser-Assisted Iris Color Change
Current Surgical Techniques in Stem Cell and Buccal Mucosal Transplantation
Glaucoma Surgery in Corneal Transplant Patients - Present and Future
                   Keynote Speaker: Claes Dohlman Lecture, Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed, MD

2:30 pm      End of Program Day 2
 

SUNDAY, MARCH 15 - Surgical Cornea Continued

Section 8: Ocular Surface & Corneal Ectasia Surgery

7:00 am - CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Surgical Options in the Management of Post-PKP Ametropia -Corneal Relaxing Incisions, Phakic IOL (ICL), Intacs, and Laser Techniques
Posterior Capsule Rupture - Mastering Vitrectomy and IOL Implantation
Effect of Posterior Corneal Astigmatism on Toric IOL Calculation - Simplified Method, and Toric IOL Placement Surgical Pearls
It Takes Two to Tango - Pre Descemet's Endothelial Keratoplasty with Glued IOL
                 Keynote Speaker: Ramon Castroviejo, MD Lecture, Amar Agarwal, MD
 

Section 9: Corneal Transplantation & Glued IOL

Use of CTRs for Lens Capsule Stabilization and Pupil Expanders
Dalk: Easy Recipe for Success
Surgical Correction of Ametropias and Presbyopia with Intracameral Inlays
DMEK - Advances and Surgical Simplification
                 Keynote Speaker: Charles Tillett Lecture, Thomas John, MD

10:20 - BREAK & EXHIBITS

 

Section 10: Tectonic Keratoplasty, PTK, Laser, PKP, Endothelial Cell Transplantation

Tectonic Lamellar and Therapeutic Pentrating Keratoplasty (LKP), Therapeutic Penetrating Keratoplasty (TPK), and Laser-Assisted Penetrating Keratoplasty Techniques
Internal Sliding Knot, IOL Scleral Fixation Techniques, and Repositioning of In-The-Bag IOL
Excimer Laser Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK)
Ocular Surface in the Forefront - Medical and Surgical Advances
                   Keynote Speaker:  Jose Barraquer Lecture, Scheffer Tseng, MD, PhD

12:30 pm  - Conclusion of Program