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.

2017-2018 Conference Dates and Topics

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Friday, September 15, 2017

Mary Hartnett

Speaker: Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, FACS, FARVO

Professor of Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Services and Surgery

Director of Pediatric Retina, Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics

John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Faculty Host: Arlene Drack, MD

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Glaucoma (Armaly Lecture)

Friday, October 20, 2017

Robert Ritch

Speaker: Robert Ritch, MD, FACS, FRCOphth, FARVO, DSc (Hon)

New York Eye & Ear Infirmary

Faculty Host: Daniel Bettis, MD


Friday, February 2, 2018

George Williams

Speaker: George Williams, MD

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Faculty Host: Stephen Russell, MD

Cataract/Comprehensive (Wolfe Foundation Lecture)

Friday, March 2, 2018

Susan MacDonald

Speaker: Susan MacDonald, MD

Tufts University School of Medicine

Faculty Host: Thomas Oetting, MD, MS


Friday, April 6, 2018

Don Kikkawa

Speaker: Don Kikkawa, MD, FACS 

UC San Diego Shiley Eye Institute

Faculty Host: Erin Shriver, 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)™. (approval pending) 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 Pat Zahs, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals and 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.

Joe Schmidt, MBA, Ophthalmology Director of External Relations, welcomes your comments and suggestions. He can be reached at (319)384-8529 or via e-mail: For more conference information and to register, contact: Tonya Looker at 319-356-8161 or via e-mail