Chicagoland Midwest Retina Update: Saturday May 19, 2012

Course Director
Ahmed Abdelsalam, MD, FACS 


7:00AM-7:45AM             Registration and Breakfast

7:45AM-8:00AM          Opening Remarks

Gary Abrams, MD; Ahmed Abdelsalam, MD, FACS; & Tamer Mahmoud, MD, PhD

8:00AM-10:00AM         Morning Medical Session I: Diabetic Retinopathy & Vascular    Occlusions

Chair: Jennifer Lim, MD & Co-Chair: Michael Ip, MD

8:15AM-8:30AM            Current Trends and Role of Anti-VEGF in Management of Diabetic Macular Edema  (Jennifer Lim, MD)

8:30AM-8:45AM            Steroids and Steroid Implants in the Management of Diabetic Macular Edema (Michael Ip, MD)

8:45AM-9:00AM            Laser Therapy: Does it Still Have a Role in the Management of Diabetic Retinopathy and Vascular Occlusions? (Sophie Bakri, MD)

9:00AM-9:15AM            New Imaging Techniques in the Diagnosis and Management of Diabetic Retinopathy & Vein Occlusions (Amani Fawzi, MD)

9:15AM-9:30AM            Current Trends and Role of Anti-VEGF in Management of Vascular Occlusions (Jennifer Lim, MD)

9:30AM-9:45AM            Steroids and Steroid Implants in the Management of Vein Occlusions (Michael Ip, MD)

9:45AM-10:00AM          Role of Vitrectomy for Management of Diabetic Macular Edema (Tamer Mahmoud, MD, PhD)

10:00AM-10:15AM        Coffee Break

10:15AM-11:30AM      Morning Medical Session II: AMD

Chair: Alice Lyon, MD & Co-Chair: Sophie Bakri, MD

10:15AM-10:30AM        Current Trends in the Management of Wet AMD (Alice Lyon, MD)

10:30AM-10:45AM        The CATT Trial a Year Later.  Where Do We Stand? (Sophie Bakri, MD)

10:45AM-11:00AM        New Imaging Techniques in the Diagnosis and Management of AMD (Amani Fawzi, MD)

11:00AM-11:15AM        Radiation Therapy for Wet AMD - A New Approach for Therapy (Darius Moshfeghi, MD)

11:15AM-11:30AM        New and Upcoming Treatments in the Management of Wet and Dry AMD (Ahmed Abdelsalam, MD, FACS)

11:30AM-11:45AM      Audience Questions and Discussion with Sessions I & II faculty

11:45AM-12:25PM      Medical Cases & Discussion Panel

Moderator: Robert Pearlman, MD
Panel Faculty: Jennifer Lim, MD; Michale Ip, MD; Alice Lyon, MD; Sophie Bakri, MD; Seenu Hariprasad, MD; & Amani Fawzi, MD

12:25PM-1:15PM           Lunch

1:15PM-3:00PM          Afternoon Surgical Session I: Retinal Detachment, Diabetic Vitrectomy, & Endophthalmitis

Chair: Gary Abrams,MD & Co-Chair: Tamer Mahmoud, MD, PhD

1:15PM-1:45PM            Meeting Honorary Guest Lecture: Retinal Detachment (Gary Abrams, MD)

1:45PM-2:00PM            Diabetic Vitrectomy for Complications of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy - Current Surgical Trends (Tamer Mahmoud, MD, PhD)

2:00PM-2:15PM            Current Trends in Management of PVR (Yannek Leiderman, MD, PhD)

2:15PM-2:30PM            Management of Posterior Segment Complications of Anterior Segment Surgery (Robert Pearlman, MD)

2:30PM-2:45PM            Management Options for Retinal Detachment Caused By Optic Nerve Pit (Wendewessen Amde, MD)

2:45PM-3:00PM            Current Trends in Management of Post Operative Endophthalmitis.  Do the EVS Recommendations Still Apply? (Seenu Hariprasad, MD)

3:00PM-3:15PM            Coffee Break

3:15PM-4:30PM          Surgical Session II: Vitreomacular Interface Problems, Pediatric Issues, and Common Ocular Tumors

Chair: Sherif Sheta, MD & Co-Chair: Darius Moshfeghi, MD

3:15PM-3:30PM            Current Trends in Management of ROP (Darius Moshfeghi, MD)

3:30PM-3:45PM            Vitreomacular Interface Problems and Macular Holes in Myopic Patients (Sherif Sheta, MD)

3:45PM-4:00PM            Use of Dyes in Vitreoretinal Surgery (Seenu Hariprasad, MD)

4:00PM-4:15PM            Chemical Vitreolysis and Its Potential Role in New Vitreoretinal Surgery (Yannek Leiderman, MD, PhD)

4:15PM-4:30PM            Current Trends in Management of Common Ocular Tumors (Enrique Garcia, MD, PhD)

4:30PM-5:25PM          Surgical Cases & Discussion Panel

Moderator: Ahmed Abdelsalam, MD, FACS
Panel Faculty: Gary Abrams, MD; Sherif Sheta, MD; Jennifer Lim, MD; Tamer Mahmoud, MD, PhD; Darius Moshfeghi, MD; & Yannek Leiderman, MD

5:25PM-5:35PM        Closing Remarks

Gary Abrams, MD; Ahmed Abdelsalam, MD, FACS; & Tamer Mahmoud, MD, PhD