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Iowa Eye

2019 Iowa Eye Annual Meeting

Iowa Eye Annual Meeting & Alumni Reunion

  • Friday and Saturday, June 9-10, 2023

    • Conference
    • University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
    • Pomerantz Family Pavilion
    • Iowa City, Iowa
  • Friday evening banquet
  • Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center (previously the Marriott)
  • 300 East 9th Street
  • Coralville, Iowa 52241

REGISTER: https://bit.ly/3JJBqAK

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Friday, June 9

7:45 am Check-in Braley Auditorium, 01136 Pomerantz Family Pavilion

Breakfast / Coffee Service Blodi Conference Rooms 1-3, surgical scheduling waiting area

8:30 am Welcome Remarks, Erin A. Boese, MD

8:35 am State of the Department, Keith D. Carter, MD, FACS

8:45 am Retirement Recognition: A. Tim Johnson, MD, PhD, Thomas A. Oetting, MD, MS

8:50 am Introduction of the Wolfe Lecture,

8:55 am Wolfe Foundation Lecture: “Challenging Cataract Cases”, Uday Devgan, MD, FACS

9:45 am “The University of Iowa and the History of the Ophthalmology Residency Matching Program”, Christopher F. Blodi, MD

10:00 am Break, Blodi Conference Rooms 1-3, surgical scheduling waiting area

10:30 am Presentation of the Lisa Arbisser Top Gun Award, Pavlina S. Kemp, MD

10:35 am P.J. Leinfelder Award Presentations, Ian C. Han, MD

11:00 am “Carotenoids in Age Related Eye Disease Study (CAREDS) 1&2:  What have we learned?”, Karen M. Gehrs, MD

11:25 am “Developing new treatments for pediatric genetic blindness”, Arlene V. Drack, MD

11:50 am Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology Update, Lindsay M. De Andrade, MD

12:00 pm Lunch, Melrose Conference Rooms, elevator K to 5th floor

1:00 pm Found in translation: Bench-to-bedside in the year 20/20+3, Ian C. Han, MD

1:25 pm Introduction of Wolken Ethics Lecture, Erin M. Shriver, MD, FACS

1:30 pm Wolken Ethics Lecture: “Primum non nocere? Medical waste, patient safety, and the evidence”, Ruth D. Williams, MD

2:10 pm Retirement Recognition: Michael Wall, MD, Randy H. Kardon, MD, PhD

2:15 pm “A residency research project and a career in idiopathic intracranial hypertension”, Michael Wall, MD

2:40 pm Break, Blodi Conference Rooms 1-3, surgical scheduling waiting area

3:00 pm EyeRounds update, Kelsey Hunold, BFA (Communications Specialist)

3:05 pm Retirement Recognition: Richard J. Olson, MD, Pavlina S. Kemp, MD

3:10 pm “Acute onset strabismus in childhood: More than meets the eye?” Matthew C. Weed, MD

3:35 pm “Autoimmune retinopathy: A primer”, Timothy M. Boyce, MD

4:00 pm “Learning through simulation,”

4:25 pm “Operation HawkEyeSight,” Sean M. Rodriguez, MD & Zachary Q. Mortensen, MD

4:30 pm Adjourn


8:00 am Breakfast / Coffee Service, Blodi Conference Rooms 1-3, surgical scheduling waiting area

8:30 am In Memoriam: Sohan S. Hayreh, MD, PhD, FRCS, DSc, FRC, Ophth., Randy H. Kardon, MD, PhD

8:45 am Introduction of Alson E. Braley Lecture, Keith D. Carter, MD, FACS

8:50 am Alson E. Braley Lecture: “All I ever needed, I got from Iowa”, Richard C. Allen, MD, PhD, FACS

9:30 am In Memoriam: H. Stanley Thompson, MD, MS., Randy H. Kardon, MD, PhD

9:45 am Break, Blodi Conference Rooms 1-3, surgical scheduling waiting area

10:00 am Concurrent Workshops and Case Presentations

  • Complex Cataract Case Workshop (Braley Auditorium)
  • Moderators: Christopher S. Sales, MD, MPH and Jonathan F. Russell, MD, PhD
  • Oculoplastics Case Workshop (Blodi Conference Rooms 2 and 3)
  • Moderator: Chau M. Pham, MD

11:30 AM Adjourn


Friday, June 9

  • 6:30 pm - Iowa Eye Reception
  • Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center
  • Coralville, Iowa
  • 7:30 pm - Iowa Eye Banquet
  • Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center
  • Coralville, Iowa

Saturday, June 10

  • 1:30 pm Golf (scramble format)
  • Finkbine Golf Course
  • Iowa City, Iowa
  • 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Family & Friends Picnic
  • (food trucks, lawn games, water activities)
  • City Park
  • Iowa City, Iowa

Our department strives to promote an environment of respect, fairness, integrity, and inclusiveness. Speakers and guests who attend clinical conferences, annual meetings and social events hosted by the department agree to show respect to others by refraining from demeaning, discriminatory, derogatory, abusive or unethical behavior or speech. We reserve the right to censure individuals who do not behave in accordance with these standards and sincerely appreciate the cooperation.

Registration is being handled through the Carver College of Medicine Division of Continuing Medical Education.

ACCREDITATION:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and Iowa Eye Association. The Carver College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME CREDIT DESIGNATION:  The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

DISCLOSURE POLICY: Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.