Today's Research, Tomorrow's Practice® Plenary Session
The Future of Health Care Delivery
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 10:00 AM to Noon
Generously sponsored by
What is the future of health care delivery? How will governments deliver health care to their citizens? Let's ask Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania. How will you deliver health care to your patients one on one? Let's ask Dr. Gordon Guyatt, Distinguished Professor at McMaster University and the man who coined the term "evidence based medicine." How will telemedicine be use by you and others to enhance patient care? Let's ask Dr. Anthony Cavallerano, Executive Director, Clinical Training and Patient Care and Adjunct Professor at New England College of Optometry.
Monroe J. Hirsch Research Symposium:
Vision Restoration for Retinal Degenerative Disease
Friday, November 9, 2018 | 8:00 to 10:00 AM
The goal of restoring vision in patients with retinal degenerative disease is within reach. This symposium will bring together three leading researchers to highlight different approaches to save or restore sight in patients with degenerative disease: gene replacement therapy, stem cell repair, and optogenetics to restore vision in severely damaged retinas. Speakers will include Drs. Sheila Nirenberg, Tom Reh, and Byron Lam.
American Academy of Optometry and American Academy of Ophthalmology Symposium: Imaging Structure and Function in the Eye
Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Ocular imaging has become a major part of eye care. Practitioners must learn the interpretation of ever-changing images and decide how much weight to put into these findings as they diagnose and treat disease. This symposium will update you on the anterior segment, retinal and glaucoma applications of ocular imaging and their clinical implications. This symposium is a continuation of the effort by the two Academy organizations to work together to better prepare and support their members in delivering the highest quality eye care.
Ezell Fellows Present:
Contact Lens Discomfort: More Than (Where the Lens) Meets the Eye
Friday, November 9, 2018 | 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Ezell Fellows Present is a symposium where three investigators at different stages of their careers supported early on through the Foundation’s Ezell Fellowships present their research. Contact lens discomfort (CLD) is a common cause for cessation of lens wear, and accordingly not only a struggle for patients, but also care providers, researchers, and lens manufacturers. This session will discuss factors related to the contact lens material and overall design, the ocular surface, and attributes and characteristics other than the contact lens and ocular surface which impact patient-reported CLD. Updates on new research, as well as treatments, and possible future directions will be provided. Speakers are Drs. Maria Markoulli, Lakshman Subbaraman, and Pete Kollbaum.