Upcoming Events

Date
Title
Conference Series
Faculty
Location
01/22/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Ocular Infectious Disease
Cornea
Dr. Mammen
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of infectious disorders of the cornea and should be able to:

  • Describe the defense mechanisms of the external eye
  • Describe the normal ocular flora
  • Discuss the basic concepts of infectious pathogenesis including virulence, inoculum and host defense
  • List the broad categories of corneal infectious agents
  • List and describe diagnostic laboratory techniques
  • Describe the epidemiology, signs, symptoms and managment of corneal infectious disease including
    • Viral infections
      • Herpesviruses
      • Adenoviruses
      • Pox viruses
      • Viruses associated with neoplastic disease
    • Microbial and Parasitic Infections of the Eyelid Margin including
      • Staphylococcal blepharitis
      • Fungal and parasitic infections
      • Bacterial conjunctivitis
      • Neonatal conjunctivitis
      • Chlamydia
      • Parinaud syndrome
    • Microbial and Parasitic Infections of the Cornea and Sclera including
      • Bacterial Keratitis
      • Atypical Mycobacteria
      • Fungi
      • Acanthomoeba
      • Stromal inflammation associated with systemic infection
      • Microsporidia
      • Loiasis
      • Infectious scleritis


Assignment: Please read:

Chapter 4 Infectious Diseases of the External Eye: Basic Concepts and Infectious Disease of the External Eye: Clinical Aspects in the Cornea Section of the BCSC series.

 


01/23/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Corneal Perforation
Cornea
Dr. Jhanji
9th Floor Conference Room

01/23/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

01/24/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Refractive surgery
Cornea & External Diseases
Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD
9th floor conference room
Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an basic understanding of the principles of refractive surgery and should be able to:
 
Describe the indications, contraindications, preoperative evaluation, surgical technique and potential complications of:
  • PRK
  • LASIK
  • Astigmatic Keratectomy
  • Conductive Keratoplasty
 
 Assignment: Please read Chapters 1, 3, 6  in the Refractive Surgery book of the BCSC series.

01/24/2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
PKP Wet Lab
Wet Labs
Alex Mammen, MD, Ian Conner, MD, PhD
EEI 1st Floor Temporal Bone Lab

 

 

Pizza at 5:30pm in EEI 150.
 
Also, please remember to double bag any waste into the red Biohazard bag.
 
Then place in cardboard Biohazard box.  Put in hallway outside the door of the wetlab.
 
Call Maintenance at 412-647-3370 for pick up.

 

 


01/25/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Retina Service
Grand Rounds
Sabrina Mukhtar, MD, Andrew Eller, MD
BST S120

Dr. Sabrina Mukhtar will present a case from the Retina Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7am.   Drs. Mukhtar and Eller will lead a discussion after the case presentation. 

Please check back for location and suggested reading materials.


01/28/2019 - 5:30pm
GES Birmingham
Birmingham Clinic, 44 S 9th St, 15203
01/29/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Collagen Crosslinking
Dr. Jhanji
9th Floor Conference Room

01/30/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Neoplastic Disorders
Cornea
Dr Kamyar
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of neoplastic disorders of the ocular surface and should be able to:

  • Review the microanatomy of the eyelid skin and ocular surface
  • Define histopathologic processes and conditions of the ocular surface including tumor, neoplasia, dysplasia and anaplasia
  • Discuss the basic principles of oncogenesis, diagnostic approaches to neoplastic disease and the approach to management of these conditions
  • Describe the epidemiology, causes, characteristics and management of neoplastic disorders including:
    • Epithelial cysts
    • Benign, pre-invasive and malignant epithelial tumors
    • Glandular tumors of the conjunctiva
    • Neuroectodermal tumors
    • Vascular and mesenchymal tumors
    • Lymphatic and lymphocytic tumors
    • Metastatic tumors
    • Epibulbar choristomas

Assignment: Please read Chapter 10 Tumor Cell Biology and Diagnostic Approaches to Ocular Surface Neoplasia and Chapter 8 Clinical Approach to Neoplastic Disorders of the Conjunctiva and Cornea in the Cornea Section of the BCSC series


01/30/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Dr. Taubenslag
9th floor conference room, 936

01/31/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Immune Mediated Disorders
Cornea
Dr McGee
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of immune mediated disorders of the cornea and sclera and should be able to:

  • Describe the immunologic features of the cornea and ocular surface
  • List and discuss the roles of the various soluble mediators of inflammation
  • List and describe the four types of hypersensitivity reactions that can effect the cornea and sclera
  • Describe patterns of immune mediated ocular disease of the conjunctiva, cornea and sclera
  • Describe the diagnostic approach to immune mediated ocular disorders
  • List and describe the epidemiology, causes, signs, symptoms and management of immune mediated disorders including:
  • Immune mediated diseases of the eyelid
    • Atopic disease
    • Ligneous conjunctivitis
    • Contact lens induce conjunctivitis
    • Stevens Johnson and TEN
    • Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid
    • Graft versus Host Disease
    • Thygeson keratitis
    • Interstitial keratitis
    • Reiter syndrome
    • Cogan syndrome
    • Staph hypersensitivity keratitis
    • Mooren Ulcer
    • Peripheral ulcerative keratitis
    • Scleritis and episcleritis

Assignment: Please read Chapter 6 Ocular Immunology and Chapter 7 Clinical Approach to Immune Related Disorders of the External Eye in the Cornea Section of the BCSC series
 


02/01/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Neuro-Ophthalmology Case Conference
Grand Rounds
Dr. Gabrielle Bonhomme
BST S120

On Friday, February 1, 2019 the UPMC Eye Center will hold it's Neuro-Ophthalmology Case Conference in BST S 120. 

Please check back for further details.

 

 


02/04/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Eye Banking
Cornea
Janice Anderson
9th Floor Conference Room

02/05/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
PKP and KPro
Cornea
Dr. Kamyar
9th Floor Conference Room

Please read:

BCSC Cornea book, Chapter 15 Clinical Approach to Corneal Transplantation - sections on corneal transplantation, eye banking, penetrating keratoplasty and keratoprosthesis.


02/06/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Diagnostic Case Conference - Corneal Imaging Cases
Cornea
Devin Tran, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

02/06/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

02/07/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Ocular surface disease
Cornea
Scott Portnoy, MD
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of ocular surface disease and be able to:

  • Discuss the diagnostic approach to Ocular Surface Disease including tear film evaluation and ocular cytology
  • Define and discuss the causes, pathophysiology, signs, symptoms and management of dry eye syndromes including:
    • Aqueous tear deficiency syndromes
    • Evaporative tear dysfunction syndromes
    • Noninflammatory vascular anomalies of the conjunctiva
    • Nutritional and physiologic disorders
    • Structural and exogenous Disorders
    • Limbal stem cell deficiency

Assignment: Please read in Chapter3 Clinical Approach to Ocular Surface Disorders and Dry Eye Syndrome in the Cornea Section of the BCSC series.


02/08/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds-Guest Speaker-Jill A. Foster, MD-Plastic Surgery
Grand Rounds
Dr. Jill A. Foster
BST S120

Dr. Foster is the Medical Director of Plastic Surgery Ohio, a division of Ophthalmic Surgeons and Consultants, Inc. She graduated from University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago in 1986 and has been in practice for 31 years. Dr. Foster completed a residency at University of Illinois College of Medicine. Her specialties include Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Ophthalmology.


02/11/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Toxic and Traumatic Injuries of Ocular Surface
Cornea
Dr. Phillips
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of toxic and traumatic injuries of the anterior segment and should be able to:

  • Discuss wound healing of the conjunctiva, cornea & sclera
  • Discuss the pathophysiology, clinical features & management of Injuries caused by
    • Temperature and Radiation
    • Chemicals
    • Medications
    • Animal and Plant Substances
    • Blunt trauma
    • Nonperforating mechanical trauma
    • Perforating trauma
    • Surgical Trauma

Assignment: Please read:

Ch 13  - Wound Healing of the Conjunctiva, Cornea and Sclera and Clinical Aspects of Toxic and Traumatic Injuries of the Anterior Segment in the External Disease and Cornea Section of the BCSC


02/12/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Diagnostic Case Conference - Corneal Imaging Cases
Cornea
Tarika Thareja, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

Dr. Kane will bring some cases to review, but please bring any cases you would like to review.


02/12/2019 - 5:30pm
GES Squirrel Hill Health Center
Sq. Hill Health Ctr, 4516 Browns Hill Rd

Our mission on Tuesday, 2/12 will be at Squirrel Hill Health Center

4516 Browns Hill Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

 


02/13/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Dr. Taubenslag
9th floor conference room, 936

02/15/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Glaucoma Service
Grand Rounds
Dr. Jamie Odden, Dr. John Swogger
BST S120

Dr Jamie Odden will present a case from the Glaucoma Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on February 15, 2019 at 7 am in BST 120. Drs. Odden and Swogger will lead a discussion after the case presentation. 

Please check back for suggested reading materials.


02/18/2019 - 5:30pm
GES Birmingham
Birmingham Clinic, 44 S 9th St, 15203
02/20/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

02/22/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Pediatric Ophthalmology Service
Grand Rounds
Dr. Jared Weed, Dr. Ellen Mitchell
BST S120

Dr Jared Weed will present a case from the Neuro Ophthalmology Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7 am. Drs Weed and Mitchell will lead a discussion after the case presentation. 

Please check back for suggested reading material.


02/27/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Dr. Taubenslag
9th floor conference room, 936

03/01/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds - Guest Speaker -Dr. Shameema Sikder
Grand Rounds
Dr. Shameema Sikder
BST S120

Dr. Shameema Sikder


03/05/2019 - 5:30pm
GES Squirrel Hill Health Center
Sq. Hill Health Ctr, 4516 Browns Hill Rd

Our mission on Tuesday, 3/5 will be at Squirrel Hill Health Center

4516 Browns Hill Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

 


03/06/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

03/08/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds -Oculoplastics Service
Grand Rounds
Lillian To, MD, S. Tonya Stefko, MD
BST S120

Dr. Lillian To will present a case from the Oculoplastics Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 7am.   Drs. To and Stefko will lead a discussion after the case presentation. 

Please check back for location and suggested reading materials.


03/15/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Root Cause Analysis Conference - Tigran Kostanyan, MD & Siwei Zhou, MD
Grand Rounds
Dr. Tigran Kostanyan, Dr. Siwei Zhou
Location To Be Determined

On Friday, March 15, 2019 the UPMC Eye Center will hold it's quarterly Root Cause Analysis Conference.  The conference is open to University of Pittsburgh Physicians only.  Drs. Kostanyan and Zhou will be presenting the cases for review and analysis. 

Please check back. Once the cases are identified, the names of the services involved will be posted.  Also, check back for the location of the conference.

 


03/18/2019 - 5:30pm
GES Birmingham
Birmingham Clinic, 44 S 9th St, 15203
03/22/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
No Grand Rounds Due to OKAP
Grand Rounds
BST S120

 

 


04/02/2019 - 5:30pm
GES Squirrel Hill Health Center
Sq. Hill Health Ctr, 4516 Browns Hill Rd

Our mission on Tuesday, 4/2 will be at Squirrel Hill Health Center

4516 Browns Hill Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

 


04/03/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

04/05/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds -Retina Service
Grand Rounds
Shelley Mo, MD, Syed Mahmood Shah, MD
BST S120

Dr. Shelley Mo will present a case from the Retina Service at UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7am.   Drs. Mo and Shah will lead a discussion after the case presentation. 

Please check back for location and suggested reading materials.


04/10/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Dr. Taubenslag
9th floor conference room, 936

04/15/2019 - 5:30pm
GES Birmingham
Birmingham Clinic, 44 S 9th St, 15203
04/17/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

04/24/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Dr. Taubenslag
9th floor conference room, 936

05/08/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Dr. Taubenslag
9th floor conference room, 936

05/15/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

05/20/2019 - 5:30pm
GES Birmingham
Birmingham Clinic, 44 S 9th St, 15203
05/22/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Dr. Taubenslag
9th floor conference room, 936

05/29/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

05/31/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Eye Center Root Cause Analysis Conference - Kenneth Taubenslag, MD & Julia Kuhn, MD
Grand Rounds
Dr. Kenneth Taubenslag, Dr. Julia Kuhn
Location To Be Determined

On Friday, May 31 2019 the UPMC Eye Center will hold it's quarterly Root Cause Analysis Conference.  The conference is open to University of Pittsburgh Physicians only.  Drs. Taubenslag and Kuhn will be presenting the cases for review and analysis. 

Please check back. Once the cases are identified, the names of the services involved will be posted.  Also, check back for the location of the conference.

 


06/05/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Retina Imaging Conference
Imaging
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

06/05/2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Chief Rounds
Dr. Taubenslag
9th floor conference room, 936

January 2019