Live, In Person Symposium

Oct 15, 2022 - 7AM - 12PM

Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Live, In-Person Symposium          Oct 15, 2022          7AM-12PM
Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C.

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Guest Speakers

William Gilbert Lecture

Sharon D Solomon MD
Michael F. Chiang, MD

Michael F. Chiang is Director of the National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health. His clinical practice focuses on pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, and he is board-certified in clinical informatics. His research develops and applies biomedical informatics methods to clinical ophthalmology in areas such as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), telehealth, artificial intelligence, clinical information systems, data science, and genotype-phenotype correlation. He is an Adjunct Investigator at the National Library of Medicine, and his group has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers and developed an assistive artificial intelligence system for ROP that received Breakthrough Status from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Manfred Von Fricken Lecture

Nicole Fram MD
Elizabeth Yeu, MD
Dr. Yeu is a nationally recognized leader and influential physician and educator in the eye care industry. She has authored hundreds of articles and is a frequent lecturer nationally and internationally in the areas of refractive cataract surgery, anterior segment reconstruction, ocular surface disease management and surgical management of astigmatism. Dr. Yeu is actively involved in clinical research of new technologies and therapies to enhance overall vision and ocular health. She is highly regarded for her commitment to exceptional patient outcomes by incorporating novel therapeutics and advanced surgical techniques into her practice.

Pilkerton/Perraut Lecture

Nicole Fram MD
Aleksandra Rachitskaya, MD
Aleksandra V. Rachitskaya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University’s Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and a member of the vitreoretinal faculty at Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute. She specializes in the diagnosis and management of medical and surgical retinal diseases. Prior to her appointment at the Cleveland Clinic in 2014, Dr. Rachitskaya served on faculty of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida, as the Chief Resident and Director of Ocular Trauma. An active researcher, Dr. Rachitskaya is involved in numerous clinical trials, including studies on diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. In June of 2015, Dr. Rachitskaya and her colleagues at the Cole Eye Institute completed the first successful Argus II implant in the state of Ohio.
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