Moran Doctors and Researchers to Share Expertise at AAO Annual Meeting

Oct 24, 2018 10:00 AM


More than a dozen specialists and researchers from the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah will be traveling to Chicago this week to share their expertise with colleagues from around the country at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

The conference, running Oct. 27-30 and highlighting the latest in technology and ophthalmic advances, will include more than 50 symposia and 350 courses in topics from cataracts to vision rehabilitation, original papers, scientific posters and panel discussions, and networking opportunities.

At a reception Sunday, Oct. 28, Moran CEO Randall J Olson, MD, and Vice Chair of Education Jeff Pettey, MD, will present Julia Shulman, MD, with the 2018 Moran Distinguished Alumni Award. Shulman, a board certified ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon at NYC Retina, completed her residency in ophthalmology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, where she was chief resident. She completed her retina fellowship at the Moran Eye Center.

Here’s a look at some of the topics Moran doctors and researchers will be discussing during the conference (list subject to change):

AAO 2018 Oct. 27-30 McCormick Place, Chicago (Subspecialty Day Oct. 26-27)

Paul S. Bernstein, MD, PhD

  • Sunday, Oct. 28, 11:06 a.m. - 11:13 a.m.

Co-author; Macular Telangiectasia Type 2: Description of Superfamilies and Determination of Disease Penetrance

William R. Barlow, MD

  • Sunday, Oct. 28, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Instructor: Phacoemulsification and Advanced Techniques

Craig J. Chaya, MD

  • Sunday, Oct. 28, 3:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Course Instructor: GATT: Basic Technique, Surgical and Postoperative Pearls, and Review of Outcomes Data

Alan S. Crandall, MD

  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Presenting paper: Cataract Original Papers; The Use of the MiLoop in Difficult Cataracts, Including Phacoemulsification and Small-Incision E

  • Sunday, Oct. 28, 10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Course instructor: Advanced Refractive Cataract Surgery and Anterior Segment Reconstruction

  • Monday, Oct. 29, 8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Panelist: Spotlight on Cataract Complications: Pressure Cooker—Managing Nerve-racking Complications

  •  Monday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Course instructor: Cataract Surgery Crisis Management 101

  •  Monday, Oct. 29, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Course instructor: Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome Following Cataract Surgery

  •  Tuesday, Oct. 30, 10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Course instructor: Intraoperative Gonioscopy: A Key to Angle Surgery

Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD

  • Friday, Oct. 26, 2:52 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

Presenter: Section IX: Pediatric Retina; Anti-VEGF Treatment for ROP: Clinical Trials and Phenotypic Differences Worldwide

  •  Sunday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Course instructor; Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Retina Dilemmas

Marissa Larochelle, MD

  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 10:35 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.

Presenter: Case Presentation in Intermediate Uveitis

Amy Lin, MD

  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 9:10 a.m. - 10:48 a.m.

Virtual moderator: Concerning Keratoplasty—Stripping Away the Layers of Mystery

Nick Mamalis, MD

  • Friday, Oct. 26, 1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Presenter: Section III: Video-Based Master Complications; Refining IOL Power after Cataract Surgery: Perfect Lens and Light Adjustable IOL

  •  Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30, 1 p.m.

Co-author: Principles of Refractive Index Shaping of IOLs with Femtosecond Laser

  •  Sunday, Oct. 28, 10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Course Instructor: Phacoemulsification and Advanced Techniques: The Core Curriculum

  •  Sunday, Oct. 28, 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Presenting Author - Scientific Poster: ASCRS/ESCRS Survey on Foldable IOLs Requiring Explantation or Secondary Intervention 2017 Update

  •  Sunday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Panelist: Cataract Controversies on Trial (Bilateral Simultaneous Surgery is Too Risky)

  •  Sunday, Oct. 28, 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Panelist: A Team Symposium on Managing Cataract Complications

  •  Monday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Course Instructor: Cataract Surgery Crisis Management 101

  •  Monday, Oct. 29, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Course Instructor: Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome Following Cataract Surgery

  •  Monday, Oct. 29, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Course Instructor: Preventing Postoperative Endophthalmitis: Different Practice Patterns Around the World

Douglas P. Marx, MD

  • Monday Oct. 29, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Panelist: Pediatric Eye Trauma

Randall J Olson, MD, CEO of the Moran Eye Center

  • Sunday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Panelist: Cataract Controversies on Trial

  •  Monday, Oct. 29, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Course Instructor: Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome Following Cataract Surgery

  •  Monday, Oct. 29, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Course Instructor: Preventing Postoperative Endophthalmitis: Different Practice Patterns Around the World

Jeff Pettey, MD

  • Sunday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Course director: Manual ECCE Surgery: Indications and Techniques

  •  Sunday, Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Course director: Manual ECCE Surgery: Indications and Techniques

  •  Sunday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Instructor: YOs in International Outreach: Potential Training Pathways and Continuity of Care in a Global Practice

  •  Sunday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Instructor:  Maximizing Your Education During Residency

  •  Monday, Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Instructor: Advanced Refractive Cataract Surgery and Anterior Segment Reconstruction

  •  Monday, Oct. 29, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Course director: Manual ECCE Surgery: Indications and Techniques

  •  Tuesday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Instructor: Phaco Pearls for the Beginner

Akbar Shakoor, MD

  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 10:35 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

Presenter: Case Presentation in Intermediate Uveitis

Albert T. Vitale, MD

  • Friday, Oct. 26, 1:37 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.

Panelist: Section VII: Uveitis

  •  Saturday, Oct. 27, 7 a.m. - 8:05 a.m.

Chair/moderator: Welcome and Introductions: Uveitis, Intraocular Inflammation

  •  Tuesday, Oct. 30, 10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Course instructor: Medical and Surgical Therapy and Diagnosis of Uveitis

Liliana Werner, MD, PhD

  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30, 1 p.m.

Senior Author: Principles of Refractive Index Shaping of IOLs with Femtosecond Laser

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