20th AVTT Symposium 2019

IL 60611 Chicago, USA
Symposium

20th AVTT Symposium 2019

Annual Advanced Vitreoretinal Techniques and Technology Symposium

Date:
Aug 23, 2019, 06:45 - Aug 25, 2019, 12:15
Scientific Organization:
Medical Conference Planners, Inc.
Summary:
The 20th Annual Advanced Vitreoretinal Techniques and Technology Symposium 2019 will be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The opening day program for residents features a half-day hands-on, interactive wet lab and a half-day didactic session. The congress days two and three are open to practicing retina specialists, General Ophthalmologists,VR fellows and residents with an update on the diagnosis and management of vitreoretinal diseases.
Credits: 
Mind:
The last AVTT Symposium was designated for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

physicians / medical specialists

max. no. of participants: unlimited
Min fee: 125,00 USD

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residents in training

max. no. of participants: unlimited
Min fee: 125,00 USD

students

max. no. of participants: unlimited
Min fee: 125,00 USD

industry employees

max. no. of participants: unlimited
Min fee: 2.000,00 USD

Comment:
This event takes place annually and offers the opportunity for continued medical education for physicians / medical specialists, residents in training, students and industry employees.
Eventnumber: 32142
Min fee:
min of 125,00
Places available: unlimited
Language: Englisch
 
Published program by the organizer:
 

AGENDA & CME : FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2019 

 

6:45 AM  -  7:25 AM
Breakfast
Prentice Women's Hospital (3rd Floor)
6:45 AM  -  1:00 PM
Exhibits
Prentice Women's Hospital (3rd Floor)
6:45 AM  -  6:00 PM
Registration
Prentice Women's Hospital (3rd Floor)
7:25 AM  -  7:30 AM
Welcome and Introduction
William F. Mieler, MD
7:30 AM  -  10:05 AM
Best Practice in Ophthalmology (Part 1)
Moderator: William F. Mieler, MD

7:30
Ophthalmology: Demographics and Practice Patterns
William F. Mieler, MD

7:45
The Art of Patient Satisfaction in a Retina Practice
Kirk H. Packo, MD

8:00
The Art of Keeping your Referral Doctors Happy 
Kirk H. Packo, MD

8:15
What the RUC is Going On? Current Payment Policies 
George A. Williams, MD

8:30
Business Terms that You Need to Know and Were Never Taught
Pravin U. Dugel, MD

8:45
AAO Leadership Development Program
RV Paul Chan, MD

9:00
Staying Active Academically
SriniVas R. Sadda, MD

9:15
Global Ophthalmology
RV Paul Chan, MD

9:30
Ethics Round Table Discussion
Moderators: RV Paul Chan, MD and William F. Mieler, MD
Panelists: All Faculty
10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
Break
 
10:30 AM  -  12:20 PM
Best Practice in Ophthalmology (Part 2)
Moderator: Yannek I. Leiderman, MD, PhD

10:30
Discussion: Type of Practice-Pros and Cons of Academics, Private Practice, Hybrid Types of Practice with All Faculty
Moderator: SriniVas R. Sadda, MD 

10:45
Discussion: Important Factors to Consider in Choosing a Practice: Contract Negotiations, Partners, Location, Changing Jobs, Marketing, Private Equity, Innovations with All Faculty
Moderator: Pravin U. Dugel, MD

11:00
Audits: Here, There, and Everywhere
George A. Williams, MD

11:10
Risk Management and Malpractice for the Retinal Surgeon
Yannek I. Leiderman, MD, PhD

11:20
Significant Changes from the ABO and Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Ann-Marie Lobo, MD

11:30
The Evolving Relationship Between the AAO and the ABO
George A. Williams, MD

11:40
Social Media and Its Significance in your Practice
Rama D. Jager, MD, MBA

11:50
Involvement in Clinical Trials - Is It Beneficial and/or Cost Effective? 
Peter K. Kaiser, MD

12:00
Advocacy and Its Importance to You
Jennifer I. Lim, MD

12:10
Maintaining a Balance Between Work and Life, and Avoiding Burnout 
William F. Mieler, MD
12:20 PM  -  1:00 PM
Lunch and Industry Presentations (non-CME)
 
1:00 PM  -  1:15 PM
Vitrectomy Fluidics
Peter K. Kaiser, MD
1:15 PM  -  1:30 PM
3D Heads-Up Surgery
George A. Williams, MD
1:30 PM  -  6:00 PM
Wet Lab (non-CME) and Discussion of Challenging OCT, Medical, and Surgical Cases

1:30 PM
The attendees will be divided into two groups. Group 1 will partake in the Wet Lab (non-CME) and Group 2 will partake in a Discussion of OCT, Medical, and Surgical Cases. 

3:30 - 4:00 PM
Break

4:00 – 6:00 PM
The two groups will switch places. Group 2 will partake in the Wet Lab (non-CME) and Group 1 will partake in a Discussion of OCT, Medical and Surgical Cases. 

Wet Lab Faculty
Pravin U. Dugel, MD
Rama D. Jager, MD, MBA
Peter K. Kaiser, MD
Jennifer I. Lim, MD
Alice T. Lyon, MD
Manjot K. Gill, MD
Kirk H. Packo, MD
Carl D. Regillo, MD
Michael T. Trese, MD
George A. Williams, MD

Discussion of OCT, Medical, and Surgical Cases Faculty
Group 1 Co-moderators: Amani A. Fawzi, MD and Yannek I. Leiderman, MD, PHD
Group 2 Co-moderators: William F. Mieler, MD and SriniVas R. Sadda, MD
RV Paul Chan, MD
Felix Y. Chau, MD
Rukhsana G. Mirza, MD
Lee M. Jampol, MD
Jeremy A. Lavine, MD, PhD
Ann-Marie Lobo, MD

6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM

Reception

 


 

AGENDA & CME : SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019

6:45 AM  -  7:25 AM
Breakfast
 
6:45 AM  -  3:45 PM
Exhibits
 
6:45 AM  -  5:30 PM
Registration
 
7:25 AM  -  7:30 AM
Welcome and Introduction
William F. Mieler, MD
7:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
Retinal Imaging and Technology
7:30
Basics and Principles of OCTangiography (OCTA) and What’s New in Autofluorescence
SriniVas R. Sadda, MD

7:45
Newer Imaging Modalities (swept source OCT, en face OCT, Different Wavelengths of Light, Adaptive Optics)
Peter K. Kaiser, MD

8:00
The Utility of Wide-Angle Imaging
William F. Mieler, MD

8:15
Imaging of the Inner Retina in Alzheimer’s Disease-How Does it Fit into our Clinical Practice 
Amani A. Fawzi, MD

8:30
Artificial Intelligence Implications for Retina
SriniVas R. Sadda, MD

8:45
Debate #1: Artificial Intelligence is the Future in the Management of Retinal Diseases

8:45
Yes
George A. Williams, MD

8:50
No
Pravin U. Dugel, MD

8:55 
Discussion: Analysis of Debate
9:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
Vitreoretinal Surgery, Techniques, and Innovations (Part 1)
Moderator: Jennifer I. Lim, MD

9:00
Tips and Tricks of Small Gauge Vitrectomy Surgery-What is Happening Inside the Eye that You Can’t See?
Kirk H. Packo, MD

9:15
Perfluorocarbon Liquids in Retinal Detachment Repair: Pearls and Pitfalls
Carl D. Regillo, MD
9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
Break
 
10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM
Vitreoretinal Surgery, Techniques, and Innovations (Part 2)
11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
SURGICAL DEBATES
Moderator: George A. Williams, MD

11:15 – 11:30 AM
Debate #2: In Epiretinal Membrane Surgery, is Removal of the ILM Essential?

11:15
Yes
Jennifer I. Lim, MD

11:20
No
Amani A. Fawzi, MD 

11:25
Discussion: Analysis of Debate

11:30 – 11:45 AM
Debate #3: The Best Treatment Option for a 30-year-old Phakic 3D Myope Patient with a Single Superiorly Located Retinal Tear and a Macula off RD with no PVR is With Which of the Following Options?

11:30
Pneumatic Retinopexy
Manjot K. Gill, MD 

11:35
Scleral Buckle
Carl D. Regillo, MD

11:40
Pars Plana Vitrectomy
Alice T. Lyon, MD

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Debate #4: Should I Routinely be Performing Vitrectomy for Floaters? 

11:45
Yes
Jeremy A. Lavine, MD, PhD

11:50
No
Lawrence J. Ulanski, Jr., MD

11:55
Discussion: Analysis of Debate

12:00 – 12:15 PM
Debate # 5: Digital Visualization in Vitreoretinal Surgery: Is it Really Essential?

12:00
Yes
Pravin U. Dugel, MD

12:05
No
Peter K. Kaiser, MD

12:10
Discussion: Analysis of Debate
12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM
Lunch and Industry Presentations (non-CME)
 
1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM
Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Vascular Diseases and the Macula
Moderator: RV Paul Chan, MD

1:00
Retinal Blood Flow and Biomarkers
Jennifer J. Kang-Mieler, PhD

1:15
My DME Treatment Algorithm
Peter K. Kaiser, MD

1:30
Recent Essential Take Home Points from the DRCRnet
Lee M. Jampol, MD

1:45
Future Management of DME and PDR Drugs in the Pipeline
Pravin U. Dugel, MD and Peter K. Kaiser, MD

2:15
Current Management of Sickle Cell Retinopathy
Jennifer I. Lim, MD

2:30
The Current Status of Macular Telangiectasia-Treatment and Clinical Trial Update
Amani A. Fawzi, MD

2:45
A New Way to Control and Repair Retinal Vascular Leakage
Michael T. Trese, MD

3:00
The Expanding Spectrum of Systemic Medications and Retinal Toxicity
William F. Mieler, MD
3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM
Break
 
3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM
Special Presentation: The History of Retinal Surgery: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Kirk H. Packo, MD
4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM
DIABETES DEBATES
Moderator: SriniVas R. Sadda, MD

4:15 – 4:30 PM
Debate #6: Wide-Angle Imaging Should be Obtained in all New Cases of Diabetic Retinopathy

4:15
Yes
Yannek I. Leiderman, MD, PhD

4:20
No
Rama D. Jager, MD, MBA

4:25
Discussion: Analysis of Debate

4:30 – 4:45 PM
Debate #7: The Best Visual Outcomes in the Setting of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy is With Which of the Following Treatment Regimens? 

4:30
Anti-VEGF Therapy
Michael T. Trese, MD

4:35
Scatter Photocoagulation 
Lee M. Jampol, MD

4:40
Discussion: Analysis of Debate
4:45 PM  -  5:30 PM
Inflammation and Infection
Moderator: SriniVas R. Sadda, MD

4:45
Molecular Diagnostic Testing in Uveitis
Ann-Marie Lobo, MD

5:00
White Dot Syndrome Update
Lee M. Jampol, MD

5:15
Infectious Posterior Uveitis Update
Ann-Marie Lobo, MD
5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM
Reception
 

 


 

AGENDA & CME : SUNDAY, AUGSUT 25, 2019

 

6:45 AM  -  7:25 AM
Breakfast
 
6:45 AM  -  12:15 PM
Registration
 
7:25 AM  -  7:30 AM
Welcome and Introduction
William F. Mieler, MD
7:30 AM  -  9:30 AM
AMD, Macula, and Genetics
Moderator: Peter K. Kaiser, MD

7:30
The IRIS Registry, Big Data, and Macular Diseases
George A. Williams, MD

7:45
The Future Management of Dry and Exudative AMD
Peter K. Kaiser, MD

8:15
Anatomic Predictors of Visual Outcome after Long-Term anti-VEGF Therapy
SriniVas R. Sadda, MD

8:30
New Developments in Drug Delivery to the Posterior Segment
Jennifer J. Kang-Mieler, PhD

8:45
Gene Therapy Update
Peter K. Kaiser, MD

9:00
The Current Status of Home Monitoring Devices for AMD
Jennifer I. Lim, MD

9:15
Management Central Serous Chorioretinopathy-How and When Do I Treat?
Manjot K. Gill, MD
9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
AMD DEBATES
Moderator: Peter K. Kaiser, MD

9:30 – 9:45 AM
Debate #8: OCTA is Essential for Clinical Practice in the Management of Choroidal Neovascularization

9:30
Yes
SriniVas R. Sadda, MD

9:35
No
Amani A. Fawzi, MD 

9:40
Discussion: Analysis of Debate

9:45 – 10:00 AM
Debate #9: In the Treatment of Exudative AMD, Residual Macula Fluid is Tolerable

9:45
Yes
Carl D. Regillo, MD

9:50
No
Rukhsana G. Mirza, MD

9:55
Discussion: Analysis of Debate
10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
Break
 
10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM
Pediatric Retina and Intraocular Tumors (Part 1)
Moderator: Carl D. Regillo, MD

10:30
Management of Persistent Fetal Vasculature (PFV)
Michael T. Trese, MD

10:45
Primary Retinal Vascular Tumors Update 
William F. Mieler, MD

11:00
Interesting Cases and Diagnoses that You Shouldn’t Miss
RV Paul Chan, MD
11:15 AM  -  11:30 AM
PEDIATRIC DEBATE
Moderator: Carl D. Regillo, MD

11:15 – 11:30 AM
Debate #10: Long-term Usage of anti-VEGF in Neonates with ROP, Leads to Long-Term Cognitive and Developmental Concerns

11:15
Yes
Michael T. Trese, MD

11:20
No
RV Paul Chan, MD

11:25
Discussion: Analysis of Debate
11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM
Pediatric Retina and Intraocular Tumors (Part 2)
Moderator: Lawrence J. Ulanski, Jr., MD

11:30
Telemedicine for Ophthalmology
Michael T. Trese, MD

11:45
ROP Update: Diagnosis, Management, and the Expanding Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
RV Paul Chan, MD

12:00
Conditions Simulating Uveal Melanoma
William F. Mieler, MD
12:15 PM 
Meeting Adjourned
 

 

 

Venue:
Northwestern University
Prentice Women's Hospital

Address:
250 East Superior Street
IL 60611 Chicago, USA
Scientific Organization:
Medical Conference Planners, Inc.
Event-Organizer:

Medical Conference Planners, Inc.
1251 Post Road
US - 10583 Scarsdale, NY
Tel.: +1 914 722 0664
Fax: +1 914 931 1664

 
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