2024 Boston University Ophthalmology Update and Haimovici Symposium

Boston, MA US
May 10, 2024 to May 11, 2024



The 2024 Boston University Ophthalmology Update and Haimovici Symposium  is designed for practicing ophthalmologists, optometrists, ophthalmic technicians and medical personnel involved in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease. In this program, national and departmental experts will discuss the most advanced medical and surgical treatment options for ophthalmic conditions such as retinal diseases, thyroid eye disease, glaucoma and cornea. This conference is designed to address gaps in knowledge and competence in these areas.

It also includes the Haimovici Lecture. Named in honor of Robert Haimovici, MD, beloved retina specialist who served as the Director of the Retina Service at Boston Medical Center and BUSM from 1994 until his death in 2002, this lecture honors his dedication and professionalism and his deep commitment to education.

2024 Haimovici Speaker

Susanna S. Park, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Barbara A. and Alan M. Roth, MD Endowed Chair for Discovery, Education and Patient Care in Visual Science
Director of Retina Service & Vitreo-retinal Fellowship Program 
University of California Davis Eye Center

What past attendees are saying about the meeting;

  • This meeting was excellent! It was informative and I learned a great deal of pearls. I'm looking forward to next year!
  • Very nicely organized event.

 

 

 

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Target Audience

This program is for the healthcare team involved in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease including ophthalmologists, optometrists and ophthalmic technicians.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the current treatment options and indications and limitations of treatment modalities for TED
  2. Describe the current ophthalmic agents available for first line and/or adjunctive treatment of glaucoma. 
  3. Review steps to approach patient with narrow angle. Review steps on how to approach patient with patient with abnormal pupil findings.   
  4. List and review the current treatment algorithm for keratoconus and neurotrophic keratitis
  5. Reviews the steps to assess setting up a business including how assess the market, feasibility, financial planning and implementation strategies.
  6. Evaluate for drug toxicity in the retina
  7. Describe updates in diagnosis and treatment of ocular melanoma
  8. List secondary intraocular implants options.  
  9. Outline how to connect ocular findings to dementia. 
  10. List the current available retina injectables for retinal disorders.  
  11. Review the treatment for diabetic retinopathy based upon diabetic studies
  12. Review hybrid models of care in ophthalmology.  Review advantages and limitations and lessons to take away post-Covid.  Review stratagies to optimize utilization. 
  13. Review forefront research that is helping to build the framework that is bring restorative or rehabilitative vision treatment one step closer to reality. 

Additional Information

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Course summary
Course opens: 
02/08/2024
Course expires: 
07/11/2024
Event starts: 
05/10/2024 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/11/2024 - 11:55am EDT
Cost:
$250.00

Friday

12:15pm
Registration

12:50pm
Welcome and Introduction  - Stephen P. Christiansen, MD

1:00pm
Multi-Disciplinary Panel – Thyroid Disease | Moderator: Anna Kupcha, MD

  • Endocrinologist approach to thyroid eye disease – Alan P. Farwell, MD
  • Radiation oncology approach to thyroid eye disease – Minh T. Truong, MD
  • Oculoplastics/ENT  approach to thyroid eye disease - Anna Kupcha, MD/Jiawei (Jenny) Zhao, MD 
  • Panel: Question/Answer period

2:00pm
Alumni Update 1

2:05pm
Move to Breakouts

2:10pm
Concurrent Breakouts

  • Breakout 1 – Treating Glaucoma in 2024 - John G. Nolan, MD
  • Breakout 2 – Tech Teaching Session

3:10pm
Break/View Exhibits

3:25pm
Alumni Update/Trivia 

3:30pm
Everyday CorneaI Challenges-From Rare to Common | Moderator: Vinny Keshav, MD, MS

  • Keratoconus - Hyunjoo Lee, MD, PhD
  • The Neurotrophic Cornea – Implications and How to Manage - Donna Siracuse Lee, MD
  • Are Transplants Getting Better? When to do DMAEK, PKP, or Kpro? Narae Ko, MD
  • I Hate Wearing Glasses- What are my Options? (If I Do or Do Not Have Cataract) - Vinny Keshav, MD    
  • Panel: Question/Answer period

4:30pm
How to Start Your Practice?  - E. Shanika Esparaz, M.D., DipABLM

5:10pm
Reception

6:10pm
Adjourn    
    
 

Saturday

8:00am - 8:45am
Breakfast Symposium - Thyroid Eye Disease Patient Transformations With TEPEZZA® (teprotumumab-trbw) Regardless of Disease Activity or Duration - with Edward Wladis, MD, Lions Eye Institute Slingerlands, NY supported by Amgen  (not for credit session) 

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8:50am

Haimovici Lecture Introduction - Edward B. Feinberg, MD, MPH
 

9:00am
Haimovici Lecture: Retinal Manifestations of Drug Toxicity- 
Susanna S. Park, MD PhD

9:40am
Updates on Ocular Melanoma - Vasiliki Poulaki, MD, PhD

9:52am
Secondary IOL Options and Techniques - Nicole H. Siegel, MD

10:04am
The Eye and Dementia - Manju L. Subramanian, MD 

10:15am
Break/View Exhibits

10:25am
Updates on Retina Injectables  -  Archana Seethala, MD

10:37am
The ABCs of DR- Applying Updates of DCRS Trials - Steven D. Ness, MD

10:49am
Telehealth and Ophthalmology - Xuejing Chen, MD

11:02am
Intravitreal CD34+ Stem Cells from Bone Marrow for Retinopathy
Susanna S. Park, MD PhD

11:35am
Fellow Presentations - Ahsan Hussein, MD and Santi Karnam, MD

11:55am
Adjourn

 

 

Trustees Ballroom
1 Silber Way
Boston University Charles River Campus
Boston, MA 02215
United States

The Metcalf Trustee Center offers elegance with a view. Located on the ninth floor of One Silber Way, it features a classically appointed ballroom with crystal chandeliers.

The Metcalf Trustee Center is located on the Boston University campus at 1 Silber Way on the 9th floor. Guests can easily get here via Storrow Drive, I-90, and public transportation.

2024 Haimovici Speaker

Susanna S. Park, MD PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Barbara A. and Alan M. Roth, MD Endowed Chair for Discovery, Education and Patient Care in Visual Science
Director of Retina Service & Vitreo-retinal Fellowship Program 
University of California Davis Eye Center

Speakers

Xuejing Chen, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

E. Shanika Esparaz, M.D., DipABLM
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, NEOMED
Medical Retina Specialist at Northeast Ohio Eye Surgeons
Owner and Founder of Envision Ophthalmology & Wellness

Alan P. Farwell, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition
Boston Medical Center/Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Ahsan Hussein, MD 
Fellow
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Santi Karnam, MD. 
Surgical Retina Fellow PGY5 
Boston Medical Center

Vinny Keshav, MD, MS
Boston Vision

Narae Ko, MD, MHS
Putnoi Eycare

Anna Kupcha, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Hyunjoo J. Lee, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service
Comprehensive Ophthalmology Service
Mass Eye and Ear / Mass General Brigham
Harvard Medical School

Steven D. Ness, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

John G. Nolan, MD
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Vasiliki Poulaki, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Archana Seethala MD 
Associate Chief of Ophthalmology
Director of Retina Service 
Atrius Health , Part of Optum
Part time Faculty Mass Eye and Ear
Instructor of Medicine Harvard University 

Nicole H. Siegel, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Vice Chair of Education 
Program Director, Ophthalmology Residency
Department of Ophthalmology
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center

Donna Siracuse-Lee, MD
Atrius Health, part of Optum
Cornea, Cataract and External Disease

Manju Subramanian MD, FACS
Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of Ophthalmology
Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center

Minh T. Truong, MD
Chief Of Radiation Oncology
Boston Medical Center

Jiawei (Jenny) Zhao, MD  
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Planning Committee

Stephen P. Christiansen, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Ophthalmology
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center

Manishi Desai, MD
CME Course Director
Assistant Professor
Director of Glaucoma Fellowship
Director of International Education
Department of Ophthalmology
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center

Jennifer Lambert, CO
Orthoptist / Instructor in Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Jenna Titelbaum, OD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Professor, New England College of Optometry
Student Director, Boston University Eye Associates

 

 

Program Manager

Claire P. Grimble, CMP

 

 

 

Credit Types:  AMA, COPE, JCAHPO, Participation 

In support of improving patient care, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this synchronous in-person activity for a maximum of 6.25 COPE credit hours.

 


This program has been submitted to IJCAHPO for consideration of CE credit.

Other Learners:  All other learners may claim a certificate of participation.  Consult your professional licensing board regarding the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for programs certified for credit by organizations accredited by Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Education.

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

This program is supported in part by exhibits from:

  • Amgen
  • Immunovant Inc.
  • Sanofi 

Price

Cost:
$250.00
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Registration Fees

MD/DO Two Days$250
MD/DO One Day$125
BUSM/BMC Staff Two Days$0
BUSM/BMC Staff One Day$0
Allied Healthcare Two Days$150
Allied Healthcare One Day$75

BU/BMC Alumni are 20% off.  Please use coupon code ALUMNI20 at checkout

To pay by check, please create an account and email us at cme@bu.edu or call 617-358-5005 and we will assist you.

Cancellation Policy
Substitutions may be made at any time without an additional charge. Refunds, less an $25 administrative fee, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the meeting. Should cancellation occur within the two-week window, a credit will be issued, not a refund. Credits will be honored for up to two years. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee. Cancellations/substitution(s) must be made in writing. Refunds or credits will not be issued once the conference has started. This course is subject to change or cancellation.  

If you need to cancel your registration, please click here

Special Services / Dietary Needs

Boston University strives to be accessible, inclusive and diverse in our facilities, programming and academic offerings. Your experience in this event is important to us. If you have a disability, require communication access services for the deaf or hard of hearing, or believe that you require a reasonable accommodation for another reason please contact the BU-CCE Office at least 3 weeks prior to event to discuss your needs.  For in person meetings with meals, we will work to accommodate dietary requests (including, but not limited to: kosher, vegetarian, low cholesterol, and low sodium) received in writing at least three weeks prior to the start of the conference.  Please contact us at cme@bu.edu

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Please Note

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Our COVID-19 Safety Precautions are as follows

We are committed to creating a safe conference environment. Mask-wearing is not required, but remains optional, for events. We also strongly encourage all attendees to be vaccinated with boosters, as eligible. Any participant with symptoms that could be related to COVID-19 should not engage in group activities and seek medical advice. 

We will continue to follow local, state, and Federal event and meeting protocols to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, staff, and the local community and will update all attendees on these protocols as we get closer to the meeting date. 

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Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to: Claire Grimble, cme@bu.edu, 617-358-5005.  Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.