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Clinical Conference Lecture Series

The series of clinical conferences sponsored by the Department of Ophthalmology presents updated information on a broad spectrum of clinical issues and approaches that are of value and interest to the practicing ophthalmologist.

Stay tuned for the 2023-2024 dates!

2022-2023 Conference Dates and Topics

Joseph Demer, MD***Past Event***October 14, 2022 | Pediatric Ophthalmology (past event)

  • Featured Speaker: Joseph L. Demer, MD, PhD
  • Arthur L. Rosenbaum Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Professor of Neurology, Univ of California, Los Angeles
  • Director of Ocular Motility Laboratory, Stein Eye Institute
  • Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Division, Jules Stein Eye Institute
  • Faculty Host: Lindsay De Andrade, MD



J. Martin Heur, MD***Past Event***November 11, 2022 | Cornea

  • Featured Speaker: J. Martin Heur, MD, PhD
  • Interim Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Univ. of Southern California
  • Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
  • Charles Manger III, M.D. Chair in Corneal Laser Eye Surgery
  • Faculty Host: Mark Greiner, MD



Mae Gordon, PhD***Past Event***March 24, 2023 | Glaucoma (Mansour F. Armaly Lecture)

  • Featured Speaker: Mae Gordon, PhD
  • Professor, John F. Hardesty, MD, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core
  • Faculty Host: John Fingert, MD, PhD

Dr. Mae Gordon is a professor and Director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core at Washington University in St. Louis. She has been a leader of the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study (OHTS) which has been one of the most successful and influential treatment studies in ophthalmology. She has also served as member of the National Advisory Eye Council for the NIH. Dr. Gordon also received the 2022 Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research for designing and managing a clinical trial that lasted more than 20 years and greatly increased the understanding of glaucoma progression and prevention.


Phoebe Lin, portrait***Past Event***April 14, 2023 | Retina

  • Featured Speaker: Phoebe Lin, MD, PhD
  • Vitreoretinal Specialist, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Faculty Host: Timothy Boyce, MD

At Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Phoebe Lin, MD, PhD, performs clinical care in ocular inflammatory and retinal diseases, vitreoretinal surgery, educates residents and fellows, and performs research identifying novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of ocular inflammatory disease and macular degeneration. Specifically, her lab utilizes animal models of uveitis to address several pathways: leukocyte migration in autoimmune uveitis, immune regulation as a target for autoimmune uveitis, and the role of the mammalian commensal intestinal microbiota in intestinal immunity and systemic immunity affecting the development and mitigation of ocular inflammation. Dr. Lin’s lab is also investigating the impact of intestinal dysbiosis that occurs in age-related macular degeneration, a disease that is caused by disruptions in innate immunity and fatty acid metabolism. She has published over 100 articles, book chapters, and books.

Our department strives to promote an environment of respect, fairness, integrity, and inclusiveness. Speakers and guests who attend clinical conferences, annual meetings, and social events hosted by the department agree to show respect to others by refraining from demeaning, discriminatory, derogatory, abusive, or unethical behavior or speech. We reserve the right to censure individuals who do not behave in accordance with these standards and sincerely appreciate the cooperation.

Continuing Medical Education 

CME ACCREDITATION:  The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME CREDIT DESIGNATION:  The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A $50 fee will be charged for continuing education credit to those physicians who are not members of the Iowa Eye Association. (The CME fee for Iowa Eye Association members is covered by your annual dues payment.) The CME Fee is payable through the registration process.  

For questions about Association membership status, contact matthew-browning@uiowa.edu

General Information

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Denise Rettig in advance at (319)356-0357.

For registration, comments or suggestions, contact the Division of Continuing Medical Education, 319-335-8600.