Iowa Eye

Iowa Eye Annual Meeting

Iowa Eye Annual Meeting & Alumni Reunion

  • Friday & Saturday, June 8-9, 2018
  • Iowa City, IA

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Join us for a continuing education opportunity featuring topics such as cataracts, oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, retina, ethics, and more. Case discussions and research updates round out a program for general ophthalmologists and subspecialists alike.

Several activities will allow participants to network and socialize with colleagues, faculty, and trainees. We will also recognize emeritus faculty member Dr. Stan Thompson and the class of 2008. All alumni are welcome back for this annual event!

Out of town guests can enjoy a discounted room rate at the Marriott Hotel in Coralville. Call 866-204-0539 before May 17th and mention the "Iowa Eye Meeting" special rate. Additional hotel/area information at

Registration and conference information:

Joe Schmidt at 319-384-8529 or

FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018

  • 7:45 AM   Registration (Braley Auditorium, 01136 Pomerantz Family Pavilion)
  • Continental Breakfast (Room 11173 Pomerantz Family Pavilion)

8:30 AM   Welcome Remarks, Richard Olson, MD

8:35 AM   P.J. Leinfelder Award Presentations, Ian Han, MD

8:55 AM   “Neuro-Ophthalmology at Iowa: a Glorious Past and a Promising Future”, Randy Kardon, MD, PhD

9:10 AM   Introduction of Women in Ophthalmology Lecture, Alina Dumitrescu, MD

9:15 AM   Women in Ophthalmology Lecture: “Migraine and the Eye – What an Ophthalmologist Needs to Know”, Kathleen Digre, MD

10:00 AM   “Management of Optic Disc Drusen”, Reid Longmuir, MD

10:15 AM   Break (Room 11173 PFP)

10:45 AM   “The Surgical Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial – Recruitment has Begun”, Michael Wall, MD and Matthew Thurtell, MBBS, MSc

11:00 AM   “Pursuit Eye Movements and Traumatic Brain Injury”, Jason Barton, MD, PhD

11:15 AM   “Modeling Neuroanatomy with Fruit and Vegetables: A Novel Teaching Exercise Inspired by Dr. Thompson”, Timothy Martin, MD

11:30 AM   “Optic Neuritis: It's Not Just Multiple Sclerosis Anymore”, John Chen, MD, PhD

11:45 AM   State of the Department, Keith D. Carter, MD, FACS

12:00 PM   Lunch (Melrose Dining Rooms)

1:00 PM   “The Importance of Genetic Testing in Albinism: It Is Not Just Academic”, Arlene Drack, MD; Caren and Steve Shank

1:20 PM   Introduction of Alson E. Braley Lecture, Erin Shriver, MD, FACS

1:25 PM   Alson E. Braley Lecture: “Lacrimal Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma: Intersection of Science and Patient Care”, David Tse, MD

2:10 PM   “Swept-source OCT Angiography in the Era of Gene and Stem Cell Therapy”, Ian Han, MD

2:25 PM   “Pearls for Pediatric Patients in Your Practice”, Susannah Longmuir, MD

2:40 PM   “Medical Management of Glaucoma in the 21st Century”, Daniel Bettis, MD

2:55 PM   Break (Room 11173 PFP)

3:25 PM   “Curing Heritable Blindness”, Edwin Stone, MD, PhD

3:45 PM   American Academy of Ophthalmology Update, Keith Carter, MD, FACS

4:00 PM   Introduction of Wolken Ethics Lecture, Keith Carter, MD, FACS

4:05 PM   Wolken Ethics Lecture: “Zebras and Horses: How We Miss Diagnoses and Mistreat Patients”, Tamara Fountain, MD

4:50 PM   “Do You Have a Capsular Support System in Your Life?”, Thomas Oetting, MS, MD

5:05 PM   Adjourn

Saturday, June 9, 2018

8:30 AM   Continental Breakfast / Coffee Service (Room 11173 Pomerantz Family Pavilion)

9:00 AM   Concurrent Workshops and Case Presentations        

  • Cataract and Anterior Segment (Braley Auditorium)
  • Moderators: Thomas Oetting, MS, MD
  • Neuro-ophthalmology (Blodi Conference Rooms 1 and 2)
  • Moderator: Matthew Thurtell, MBBS, MSc

10:00 AM   Break

10:30 AM   Concurrent Workshops and Case Presentations

  • Retina and Vitreous (Braley Auditorium)
  • Moderators: Karen Gehrs, MD

11:30 PM   Adjourn


Thursday, June 7, 2018

5:15 PM   Class of 2008 Alumni Roundtable (Blodi Conference Rooms 1 and 2)

6:30 PM   Pre-Meeting Alumni Reception, Art Building West (ABW), University of Iowa Campus

Friday, June 8, 2018

6:30 PM   Iowa Eye Reception, Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Coralville

7:30 PM   Iowa Eye Banquet, Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Coralville

  • Richard Olson, MD - Master of Ceremonies
  • F. Hunter Fuerste, MD - President of Iowa Eye Association

Saturday, June 9, 2018

1:30 PM   Golf (scramble format), Finkbine Golf Course, Iowa City

ACCREDITATION:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and Iowa Eye Association. The Carver College of Medicine is accredited by the 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 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

DISCLOSURE POLICY: Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.