Clinical Conference Lecture Series

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.

2018-2019 Conference Dates and Topics

September 14, 2018 | Neuro-Ophthalmology

Jonathan Horton

  • Speaker: Jonathan Horton, MD, PhD
  • UCSF Health
  • Faculty Host: Matthew Thurtell, MBBS, MSc

October 12, 2018 | Cornea

Mark Mannis

  • Speaker: Mark Mannis, MD
  • UC-Davis Eye Center
  • Faculty Host: Mark Greiner, MD

November 9, 2018 | Glaucoma: Armaly Lecture

Claude Burgoyne

  • Speaker: Claude Burgoyne, MD
  • Devers Eye Institute
  • Faculty Host: Nathan Sears, MD

March 8, 2019 | Retina

Tim Stout

  • Speaker: Tim Stout, MD, PhD, MBA
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Faculty Host: Ian Han, MD

April 5, 2019 | Cataract/Comprehensive: Wolfe Foundation Lecture

Steven Safran

  • Speaker: Steven Safran, MD, PA
  • Faculty Host: Tom Oetting, MS, MD

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 more conference information, contact Tonya Looker at 319-356-8161 or via e-mail For registration, comments or suggestions, contact Joe Schmidt, MBA, Ophthalmology Director of External Relations, 319-384-8529 or via e-mail: