Upcoming Events

Date
Title
Conference Series
Faculty
Location
02/24/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Neuro-Ophthalmology
Grand Rounds
Ken Taubenslag, MD, Ellen Mitchell, MD
BST S120

Dr. Ken Taubenslag will present a case from the Neuro-Ophthalmololgy Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on February 24, 2017 at 7am in BST 120. Drs. Taubenslag and Mitchell will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


02/27/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Magnification, Low Vision Theory and Vertex Distance
Optics
Will Smith, OD
9th floor conference room

Please read the following:  Optics for Clinicians p. 36-38 and p. 227-237 and attached lecture


02/28/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Optics of Ophthalmic Instruments
Optics
Haleh Ebrahimi, OD
9th floor conference room, 936

Please read Optics for Clinicians pages 291-324-attached.


02/28/2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Retina Journal Club
Journal Club
Ailee Laham, MD
9th floor conference room

Mandatory for residents on the Retina service rotation. 

Reading materials attached.


03/01/2017 -
8:00am to 3:30pm
OKAP REVIEW: Ocular Pathology Lecture
OKAP Review Course
Dr. Sander Dubovy
9th floor conference room, 936

Dr. Sander Dubovy from the University of Miami, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute will present a course on Ocular Pathology from 8:00am - 3:30pm in the 9th floor conference.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


03/06/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review Course
9th Floor Conference Room

03/07/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review Course
9th Floor Conference Room

03/08/2017 -
7:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review Course
9th Floor Conference Room

03/08/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Resident Breakfast with Dr. Sahel
Special Event
José-Alain Sahel, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

Dr. Sahel will meet with all the residents for a breakfast meeting.


03/09/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review Course
9th Floor Conference Room

03/10/2017 -
7:00am to 12:00pm
OKAP Review - Uveitis
OKAP Review
Anjum Koreishi, MD
Room 111 in the School of Nursing

Dr. Koreishi from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine will present a Uveitis course from 7am - 12pm.

No food or drinks permitted in the classroom.


03/10/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Guest Speaker
Grand Rounds
Lejla Vajzovic, MD
**BST S100A(across from coffee stand)

Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography

Dr. Lejla Vajzovic will lecture at our UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on March 10, 2017 at 7am in BST 100.  

Dr. Vajzovic is an assistant professor at Duke University.

Dr. Vajzovic is a vitreoretinal surgeon with expertise in pediatric and adult retinal diseases and surgery. She specializes in complex retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy, small-gauge surgery, macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusion, macular edema, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, vitreomacular traction, retinopathy of prematurity, familial exudative vitreoretinopathy, Coats’ disease, incontinentia pigmenti and Stickler’s syndrome- among others. 

Additionally, she is a member of the Duke Pediatric Retina and Optic Nerve Center, with specific expertise and interest in advanced pediatric retinal surgery.  She is the director of the Duke Center for Artificial and Regenerative Vision where she implants the Argus II “bionic eye” and restores vision to individuals with total blindness. One of her Argus II “bionic eye” surgeries was featured in the September 2016 issue of the National Geographic Magazine.
 
She is passionate about teaching the next generation of retinal surgeons, and she organized and directed several national and international courses which include: Advances in Pediatric Retina Course, the Duke Fellows’ Advanced Vitreoretinal Surgery Course, retina surgery courses at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting, the American Society of Retina Specialists Meeting and the World Ophthalmology Congress Meeting. She’s also interested in cutting edge technologies and recovery of vision in hereditary retinal diseases with retinal implants and stem cell technology.
 
She received numerous prestigious honors and awards for excellence in clinical care and ophthalmology research: the Retina Society Fellowship Research Award, the Heed Ophthalmic Fellowship Award and the Society of Heed Fellows Award, the Knights Templar Eye Foundation Career Starter Research Award, the PDC’s Enhanced Academics in a Basic Laboratory Environment (ENABLE) Career Development Program Award, the American Society of Retinal Specialists Honor Award and the American Society of Retina Specialists 2015 Film Festival: Rhett Buckler Award Winner

03/13/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review Course
9th Floor Conference Room

03/14/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review Course
9th Floor Conference Room

03/15/2017 -
7:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review Course
9th Floor Conference Room

03/15/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
OKAP Review - Retina
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

03/15/2017 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Cataract Video Club
Ian Conner, MD, PhD
9th Floor Conference Room

Please bring cases with you to discuss.


03/16/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
OKAP Review
OKAP Review Course
9th Floor Conference Room

03/17/2017 (All day)
No Grand Rounds - OKAP Exams

03/17/2017 (All day)
Annual POS Meeting
Marriott City Center

Please check back for more information


03/18/2017 - 8:00am
OKAP Exam

03/20/2017 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, March 20th will be to the Birmingham Clinic in the South Side neighborhood in partnership with the UPMC Program for Health Care to Underserved Populations. Birmingham Clinic serves a diverse community of adults and children including immigrants. We often need Spanish translators at Birmingham Clinic. Click here for Google directions.


03/21/2017 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 will be to the Squirrel Hill Health Center. SQHC serves diverse community of patients including immigrants. We often need Nepali, Spanish and Russian translators at SQHC. Click here for Google directions.


03/22/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00pm
Chief Rounds
Jason Hooton, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

03/24/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Grand Rounds - Special Guest
Grand Rounds
Emily Deschler, MD
BST S 120

"Intravitreal Anti-VEGF and Pregnancy"

Dr. Emily Deschler is an ophthalmologist working as a medical retina specialist/comprehensive ophthalmologist at the Southeast Permanente Medical Group in Atlanta, Georgia.  She graduated from Johns Hopkins Medical School in 2008 and completed her residency in ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2012. 
 
Following her residency, she completed two fellowships: the first in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins and the second in medical retina at the Joslin Diabetes Center’s Beetham Eye Institute in conjunction with Harvard Medical School.  
 
Dr. Deschler was appointed Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University’s Havener Eye Institute in 2014. She relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and began working at the Southeast Permanente Medical Group in 2016. 
Dr. Deschler has been involved with the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network during her fellowship at the Beetham Eye Institute and also at Ohio State, and will continue to be involved in the publication of medical studies surrounding these protocols. 
 
In addition, Dr. Deschler is committed in her contribution to medical training through medical student and residency programs, and hopes to extend her clinic to include underserved communities around her practice area.
 

03/24/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
UPMC Grand Rounds - Special Guest
Grand Rounds
C Gustavo DeMoraes, MD
BST S 120

"Glaucomatous Damage to the Macula: Structure vs. Function Relationships"

Dr. C. Gustavo De Moraes is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmic Sciences and the Director of Clinical Trials of the Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center. His primary research interests are in the development and validation of novel techniques for glaucoma diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. De Moraes completed his Glaucoma fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEEI), followed by 5 years as Head of Research at the Einhorn Clinical Research Center of the NYEEI and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at New York University (NYU).

Dr. De Moraes is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), American Glaucoma Society (AGS), Education Committee of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA), and the Guidelines Committee of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO). Dr. De Moraes serves as reviewer for high-impact factor journals in Ophthalmology and is section-editor of the Journal of Glaucoma, Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, Asia Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, and Translational Vision Science and Technology. He has authored 10 book chapters in Ophthalmology and Glaucoma, co-authored and co-chaired the Consensus on Diagnosis of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, Consensus on Medical Treatment of Glaucoma, and Consensus on Glaucoma Progression of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA).

He is currently the principal investigator of a National Eye Institute R01 grant on Progression of Glaucomatous Damage to the Macula.

 


03/29/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Joseph Martel, MD
9th Floor Conference Room

03/31/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Comprehensive
Grand Rounds
Siwei Zhou, MD, Evan Waxman, MD, PhD
BST S 120

Dr. Siwei Zhou will present a case from the Comprehensive Eye Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on March 31, 2017 at 7am in BST 120. Drs. Zhou and Waxman will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


04/05/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00pm
Chief Rounds
Jason Hooton, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

04/07/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Oculoplastics
Grand Rounds
Ken Taubenslag, MD, Tonya Stefko, MD
BST S 120

Dr. Ken Taubenslag will present a case from the Oculoplastics Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on April 7, 2017 at 7am in BST 120. Drs. Taubenslag and Stefko will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


04/12/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Jason Hooton, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

04/14/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Glaucoma
Grand Rounds
Leo Zlotcavitch, MD, Julia Polat, MD
BST S 120

Dr. Leo Zlotcavitch will present a case from the Glaucoma Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on April 14, 2017 at 7am in BST 120. Drs. Zlotcavitch and Polat will lead a discussion after the case presentation. Please check back here for suggested reading materials.


04/17/2017 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, April 17th will be to the Birmingham Clinic in the South Side neighborhood in partnership with the UPMC Program for Health Care to Underserved Populations. Birmingham Clinic serves a diverse community of adults and children including immigrants. We often need Spanish translators at Birmingham Clinic. Click here for Google directions.


04/19/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00pm
Chief Rounds
Jason Hooton, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

04/19/2017 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Cataract Video Club
Ian Conner, MD, PhD
9th Floor Conference Room

Please bring cases with you to discuss.


04/21/2017 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Presents - Papers to Practice
Grand Rounds
Rege Kowalski, MS, M(ASCP) , Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD, L.Ac
BST S120
On Friday, January 13, 2017 at 7am in BST 120, please join us for the next lecture in our Papers to Practice series in which UPMC faculty present their newly published research that can influence your clinical practice.
 
This month featuring: Rege Kowalski, MS, M(ASCP) and Deepinder Dhaliwal, MC, L.Ac.
 
For more information, please call Lauren Wally at 412-864-3283 or email her at wallyl@upmc.edu.

04/26/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Joseph Martel, MD
9th Floor Conference Room

05/03/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Resident Breakfast with Dr. Sahel
Special Event
José-Alain Sahel, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

Dr. Sahel will meet with all the residents for a breakfast meeting.


05/05/2017 (All day)
No Grand Rounds - ASCRS

05/12/2017 (All day)
No Grand Rounds - ARVO

05/16/2017 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 will be to the Squirrel Hill Health Center. SQHC serves diverse community of patients including immigrants. We often need Nepali, Spanish and Russian translators at SQHC. Click here for Google directions.


05/17/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00pm
Chief Rounds
Jason Hooton, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

05/17/2017 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Cataract Video Club
Ian Conner, MD, PhD
9th Floor Conference Room

Please bring cases with you to discuss.


05/24/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Joseph Martel, MD
9th Floor Conference Room

05/31/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00pm
Chief Rounds
Jason Hooton, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

06/07/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Joseph Martel, MD
9th Floor Conference Room

06/14/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00pm
Chief Rounds
Jason Hooton, MD

06/21/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Joseph Martel, MD
9th Floor Conference Room

06/21/2017 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Cataract Video Club
Journal Club
Ian Conner, MD, PhD
9th Floor Conference Room

Please bring cases with you to discuss.


06/28/2017 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Jason Hooton, MD

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