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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. Conferences will be held on Saturday mornings and conducted online using the Zoom meeting platform.


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.

2020-2021 Conference Dates and Topics

September 26, 2020 | Cornea

Sanjay Patel

  • Speaker: Sanjay V. Patel, MD, FRCOphth
  • Professor and Emeritus Chair of Ophthalmology
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Faculty Host: Mark Greiner, MD

October 24, 2020 | Retina/Vitreous

Jennifer Lim

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

February 20, 2021 | Pediatric Ophthalmology

Jonathan Holmes

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

Advanced Registration Required: http://bit.ly/2L4yDXc


March 27, 2021 | Cataract/Comprehensive

Zaina Al-Mohtaseb

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

Advanced Registration Required: http://bit.ly/3rYRweE


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

Louis R. Pasquale

  • 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: Erin Boese, MD

Advanced Registration Required: http://bit.ly/2Xf0y9m


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

A $40 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 joe-schmidt@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 Joe Schmidt, MBA, Ophthalmology Director of External Relations, 319-384-8529 or via e-mail: joe-schmidt@uiowa.edu.