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Clinical Conference Lecture Series

The Clinical Conference Series at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics returns in September 2020 with a fantastic lineup of thought leaders in ophthalmology!

Based on COVID-19 safety precautions and feedback gathered from many of you, we are adjusting the day and method of delivery. Early season conferences will be held on Saturday mornings and conducted online using the Zoom meeting platform. Conference days and locations in March and April 2021 will be finalized as dates draw closer.

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

2020-2021 Conference Dates and Topics

September 26, 2020 | Cornea


  • Speaker: Sanjay V. Patel, MD, FRCOphth
  • Professor and Emeritus Chair of Ophthalmology
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Faculty Host: 
  • **Advanced registration requested and program: coming soon

October 24, 2020 | Retina/Vitreous


  • Speaker: Jennifer I. Lim, MD
  • Marion H. Schenk Esq. Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Faculty Host: 

February 20, 2021 | Pediatric Ophthalmology


  • Speaker: Jonathan M. Holmes, MD
  • Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Faculty Host: 

March 26, 2021 | Cataract/Comprehensive


  • Speaker: Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Faculty Host:

April 23 or 24, 2021 | Glaucoma (Mansour F. Armaly Lecture)


  • Speaker: Louis R. Pasquale, MD, FARVO
  • Professor of Ophthalmology and Site Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Faculty Host:

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 membership fee.) Please make checks payable to Iowa Eye Association and send to Joe Schmidt, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, Iowa  52242-1091.

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 Joe Schmidt, MBA, Ophthalmology Director of External Relations, 319-384-8529 or via e-mail: joe-schmidt@uiowa.edu.