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Clinical Conference Lecture Series

The Clinical Conference Series at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics returns in September 2021 with a fantastic lineup of thought leaders in ophthalmology!

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.

2021-2022 Conference Dates and Topics

September 17, 2021 | Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology (Wolfe Lecture)

Vance Thompson, MD

  • Speaker: Vance Thompson, MD
  • Director of Refractive Surgery
  • Vance Thompson Vision
  • Faculty Host: Thomas Oetting, MS, MD

Register: https://bit.ly/3jiKtdv

October 15, 2021 | Neuro-Ophthalmology

Featured Speaker: Fiona Costello, MD, FRCPC


Departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Surgery

Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Director, The Roy and Joan Allen Chair in Vision and Visual Sciences, Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Featrued speaker: Julie Falardeau, MD

Associate Professor


Casey Eye Institute

Portland, OR

Faculty host:  Sophia Chung, MD

Register: https://bit.ly/3BzWYsM 

February 18, 2022 | Glaucoma (Mansour F. Armaly Lecture)

  • Speaker: Pradeep Yammanuru Ramulu, MD, PhD
  • Chief, Glaucoma Division
  • Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Wilmer Eye Institute
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Faculty host: Andrew Pouw, M.D.
  • Register: https://bit.ly/3srEuri 

March 11, 2022 | Oculoplastics

Pete Setabutr

  • Speaker: Pete Setabutr, MD, PhD
  • Director, Oculoplastics & Reconstructive Surgery Service
  • Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
  • Faculty host: Chau Pham, MD
  • Register: https://bit.ly/3J9cIae

April 22, 2022 | Retina

Arun Singh

  • Speaker: Arun Singh, MD
  • Director, Ophthalmic Oncology
  • Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic
  • Faculty Host: Elaine Binkley, MD
  • Register: Coming Soon

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 kelsey-hunold@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 Mary Hernandez, Program & Accreditation Associate, Division of Continuing Medical Education, 319-335-8600 or via e-mail: mary-hernandez@uiowa.edu.