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.

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.

2024-2025 Conference Dates and Topics

Wendy W. Lee, MD, MSSeptember 20, 2024 | Oculoplastics - Registration coming soon

  • Featured Speaker: Wendy W. Lee, MD, MS
  • Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Oculoplastics
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Host: Erin M. Shriver, MD, FACS

Dr. Wendy Lee earned her medical degree from Tulane University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master of Science degree from Georgetown University. She completed her residency and internship at Tulane University, and a fellowship in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Lee treats a broad spectrum of oculoplastic disorders, including periocular tumors, infection and inflammation, facial trauma, tearing, and eyelid malpositions. In addition, Dr. Lee provides aesthetic services, including ptosis surgery; blepharoplasty; brow and forehead lifts; botulinum toxin injections, dermal fillers, and photorejuvenation.

Dr. Lee dedicates time to teaching and is co-director of UM Cosmetic Medicine. Her research interests include eyelid reconstruction, aging of the eyelid skin, and aesthetic lasers.


Past Events

2023-2024 Lecture Series

David Friedman, MD, PhD, MPHPAST EVENT: March 29, 2024 | Glaucoma (Mansour F. Armaly Lecture)

  • Featured Speaker: David S. Friedman, MD, PhD, MPH
  • Director of Glaucoma Service and Albert
  • Diane Kaneb Chair in Ophthalmology
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear
  • Co-Director of the Glaucoma Center of Excellence at Harvard Medical School

Dr. David S. Friedman is the Director of the Glaucoma Service and the Albert and Diane Kaneb Chair in Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear as well as Co-Director of the Glaucoma Center of Excellence at Harvard Medical School. He has pursued excellence in clinical care, research, and education, and is considered a leader in all three fields. As a clinician he has consistently been elected a “Best Doctor” and frequently is asked to lecture both domestically and internationally on glaucoma care. He is world renowned for the treatment of angle closure glaucoma. He performs a wide range of glaucoma procedures as well as cataract surgery. Dr. Friedman’s research focuses on angle closure glaucoma, ophthalmic epidemiology, and glaucoma therapy with an emphasis on medication adherence among glaucoma patients. Dr. Friedman has published nearly 300 peer-reviewed articles.


Reid Longmuir, portraitPAST EVENT: April 19, 2024 | Neuro-Ophthalmology

  • Featured Speaker: Reid Longmuir, MD
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology Division Chief, Associate Residency Program Director
  • Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Reid Longmuir is a native Iowan, who received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Iowa. Dr. Longmuir also completed his residency at Iowa followed by fellowships in both neuro-ophthalmology and glaucoma. In 2008, Dr. Longmuir was appointed Assistant Professor at Iowa, specializing in both neuro-ophthalmology and glaucoma. Longmuir’s main focus and interests include unexplained vision loss and optic neuropathies, as well as medical student and resident education. Dr. Longmuir currently serves as Neuro-Ophthalmology Division Chief and Associate Residency Program Director at Vanderbilt Eye Institute.


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.

Janice Lasky Zeid, portrait

PAST EVENT: February 23, 2024 | Pediatric Ophthalmology

Featured Speaker: Janice Lasky Zeid, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Janice Lasky Zeid is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Northbrook, Illinois. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine in 1993 and has 30 years of experience. Dr. Lasky Zeid is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and practices at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital.


Richard Rosen, portraitPAST EVENT: September 15, 2023 | Retina

  • Featured Speaker: Richard Rosen, MD, ScD (Hon), FACS, FASRS, CRS
  • Belinda Bingham Pierce and Gerald G. Pierce, MD Distinguished Chair of Ophthalmology
  • Chief of the Retina Service
  • Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Richard Rosen first attended New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) in July 1986, as an Ophthalmology resident. He had previous training as a professional photographer and ophthalmic photographer for Dr. Morton Rosenthal and is a long time member of the Ophthalmic Photographers Society achieving Certified Retinal Angiographer status. He completed his residency in 1989 and his retinal fellowship, under Dr. Muldoon in 1991 prior to joining the staff. During his time at NYEE, Dr. Rosen has been a mainstay of the teaching program and has been honored by graduating residents on numerous occasions for his devotion and dedication to teaching and patient care. Dr. Rosen served as Program Director of Medical Student Education from 1992 – 2002. In 2002 he was named Vice-Chair of the Department and Director of Research and Surgeon-Director. He has received numerous grants especially in Retinal Imaging where he has achieved a well-deserved international reputation. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, numerous abstracts and lectures extensively locally, nationally and internationally.


Daniel Terveen, portraitPAST EVENT: October 13, 2023 | Comprehensive

  • Featured Speaker: Daniel Terveen, MD
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Vance Thompson Vision

Dr. Daniel Terveen is a fellowship-trained eye surgeon who specializes in refractive cataract surgery, advanced corneal disease treatments, glaucoma care, and laser vision correction. Throughout his academic and professional career, Dr. Terveen has established a reputation of excellence that he carries into every interaction with patients. Dr. Terveen has always been drawn to solving complex problems, which is how he has gained particular skill in caring for patients with the most challenging cornea, glaucoma, and cataract troubles. He is also a dedicated advocate for improvements in care for all patients. While completing his ophthalmology training at the University of Iowa, he won the Lisa and Amir Arbisser Top Resident Award and initiated and led implementation of the Immediate Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery Program at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Iowa City. This effort and others earned him the P.J. Leinfelder Award for Excellence in Research. He has carried this passion and expertise into his practice at Vance Thompson Vision. He serves as a principal investigator for FDA-monitored clinical trials and has published and presented numerous research projects and book chapters about topics including complicated cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and efficiency in clinic processes.


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 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A $70 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 matt-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.