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Opening Session

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013
8:30 - 10 a.m.
The Great Hall, Morial Convention Center

Join your colleagues for this informative and fun kick off to the Annual Meeting.




8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Jonathan B. Rubenstein, MD

8:32 a.m.

Academy President's Address

Paul Sternberg Jr., MD

8:38 a.m.

Academy Awards

8:46 a.m.

Laureate Award: Daniel Albert, MD

Paul R. Lichter, MD

8:49 a.m.

Academy's Chief Executive Officer's Address

David W. Parke II, MD

8:55 a.m.

Academy's President-Elect's Address

Gregory L. Skuta, MD

9:00 a.m.

The IRISTM Registry: Ophthalmology’s Moon Shot?

In 2014 the American Academy of Ophthalmology will launch the IRISTM Registry. In many respects, this will be the most significant project the Academy has ever undertaken. If successful, it will usher in a new era wherein ophthalmologists will have the data to review their own processes and outcomes of care in their continual quest for excellence. The IRIS registry will generate powerful data in defining the impact and value of the care ophthalmologists provide. It may assist ophthalmologists in the American Board of Ophthalmology’s Maintenance of Certification process. And it will ignite a new vehicle for clinical research. But there is a lot to be done, and there remain challenges. Listen as some of the registry experts discuss the IRIS initiative, the important issues before all of us and take questions from the audience.

Michael X. Repka, MD (moderator)

Michael F. Chiang, MD
Chair, Academy’s Committee on Medical Information Technology

Paul P. Lee, MD, JD
Advisory Member, Hoskins Center for Quality Eye Care

David May, MD, PhD
Chair, Board of Governors
American College of Cardiology

William L. Rich, III, MD
Academy’s Medical Director, Health Policy

9:30 a.m.

Introduction of the Jackson Memorial Lecture

Jonathan B. Rubenstein, MD

9:32 a.m.

Jackson Memorial Lecture: The History and Evolution of Lasers in Ophthalmology: A Review of the Interactions Between Physicians, Patients and Photons

Mark S. Blumenkranz, MD

9:57 a.m.

Jackson Memorial Lecture Award Presentation

Thomas J. Liesegang MD

9:58 a.m.

Concluding Remarks

Jonathan B. Rubenstein, MD

10 a.m.

End of Session