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Annual Meeting
Subspecialty Day
Retina Subspecialty Day 2014: Reaching New Heights
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In conjunction with the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Macula Society, the Retina Society and Club Jules Gonin

Date and Time:
Friday, Oct. 17, from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: McCormick Place, Chicago


  • A PDF will be available to download in June.
  • Starting in June, use the online Program Search tool to find additional information about Subspecialty Day courses and events.


  • Registration opens for Academy members June 25.
  • Registration opens for nonmembers July 9.
  • Register by Aug. 6, the early registration deadline, and save $50.
  • Find more information about registration, including fees.

Registration for the Retina Subspecialty meeting allows you to:

  • Experience the Refractive Subspecialty Day meeting held on Friday, Oct. 17.
  • Visit the Retina Subspecialty Day Exhibits on Friday, Oct. 17.
  • Visit the AAO 2014 Exhibition on Saturday, Oct. 18.
  • Float among all Subspecialty Day meetings held on Saturday, Oct. 18 – Cornea, Glaucoma, Oculofacial Plastic Surgery, Ocular Oncology and Pathology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery, Retina and Uveitis.

Retina Subspecialty Day Exhibits
Explore the Retina Subspecialty Day Exhibits on Friday, Oct. 17, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Retina Subspecialty Day Video Abstract Submitter
Submit a video abstract to present a video during the Retina Subspecialty Day meeting. The online submitter closes Wednesday, May 7.

Review the Video Abstract Information page before submitting your video.

This new feature is an exciting chance to show your surgical video to more than 3,000 Retina Subspecialty Day attendees in the following video categories:

  • My Coolest Surgical Video (three minutes maximum in length) to be shown on Friday, Oct. 17 from 9:15 to 10:00 a.m.
  • Vitreoretinal Surgical Complications (three minutes maximum in length) to be shown on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 4:15 to 5:00 p.m.

Video presenters will receive complimentary registration to 2014 Retina Subspecialty Day and must attend their video section to present their video.

Space is limited! Only ten video slots are open (five in each category).

Retina Program

Program Directors
Peter K. Kaiser, MD; Pravin U. Dugel, MD

Program Planning Group
Pravin U. Dugel, MD; Peter K. Kaiser, MD; Jennifer I. Lim, MD; Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS

Mission Statement
The 2014 Retina Subspecialty Day aims to provide a comprehensive and focused medical and surgical retina update for the retina subspecialist, interested ophthalmologist, and ophthalmologist in training.   The meeting focuses on up-to-date, clinically and scientifically relevant retina topics presented by an international group of respected retina specialists.   The major educational goals are to highlight new clinical and investigative information and to transfer it to the participant so that it is useful for patient care.  The meeting attains these goals by engaging the participant in didactic presentations, panel discussions, audience response polling, and audience response question generation for moderated panels, as well as in numerous informal "breaks with the experts."

Target Audience
The intended target audience for this program is vitreoretinal specialists, members in fellowship training and general ophthalmologists who are engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of vitreoretinal diseases.

Education Level
Intermediate, Advanced

The goals of this program are to:

  • Provide attendees with a comprehensive, state-of-the-art update on the diagnosis and management of vitreoretinal diseases.
  • Provide insight into new and upcoming therapeutic options for the treatment of a variety of disorders.

Program Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the current management of macular edema secondary to retinal occlusive disease and diabetic retinopathy.
  • Explain the pathobiology and management of atrophic and exudative AMD and other causes of CNV.
  • Identify emerging developments in retinal imaging.
  • Describe new vitreoretinal surgical techniques and instrumentation.
  • Identify new developments in hereditary retinal degenerations, pediatric retinal diseases and ocular oncology.
  • Summarize current and new clinical trial data for retinal diseases such as AMD, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion 

CME Accreditation
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Attendees registered as exhibitors, spouses and guests are not eligible for CME credits.