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    Panel at 2016 Retina Subspecialty DayIn conjunction with the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Macula Society, the Retina Society and Club Jules Gonin

    Retinal Mardi Gras

    Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017
    Great Hall, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center


    Review the 2017 Retina Subspecialty Day schedule.

    Late Breaking Developments

    The online submitter, for the Late Breaking Development section of the Retina Subspecialty Day program, is now closed. Notifications will go out the week of Sept. 18.

    My Coolest Surgical Video Abstract Submission

    The online abstract submitter for the "My Coolest Surgical Video" section of the Retina Subspecialty Day program is now closed. Video submissions were accepted May 25 - June 8. Notifications will be sent the week of July 3.

    Program Directors

    Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS; Richard F. Spaide, MD

    Program Planning Group

    Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD; Judy E. Kim, MD; Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS; Richard F. Spaide, MD

    Mission Statement

    The 2017 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, medical, and surgical advances and investigative information and to transfer it to the participant so that it is useful in 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.

    What is the professional practice gap that this activity will address?

    The gap is the challenge of understanding and implementing the most up-to-date clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of dry and wet AMD, macular edema due to diabetes and retinal vein occlusion, retinal proliferative retinopathies, inflammatory retinal conditions, ocular tumors, and genetic diseases, as well as for the use of numerous new vitreoretinal surgical instruments and techniques.

    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 diagnostic and therapeutic options for the medical and surgical evaluation and treatment of a variety of disorders

    Program Objectives

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

    • Present established and innovative approaches to the management of retinal vascular and surgical retinal conditions
    • Explain the current management of macular edema secondary to retinal occlusive disease and diabetic retinopathy as well as the newly proven therapies for proliferative diabetic retinopathies
    • Explain the pathobiology and management of atrophic and exudative AMD and other causes of ocular neovascularization
    • Identify imaging tests most helpful in the diagnosis and management of retinal conditions and discuss 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
    • Describe newly discovered ocular manifestations of systemic medications and diseases
    • Discuss effective treatments to manage complications from medical and surgical interventions
    • Summarize current and new clinical trial data for retinal diseases such as AMD, diabetic retinopathy, hereditary retinal conditions, and retinal vein occlusion

    CME Accreditation

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) 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.

    Find more information about CME.

    2016 Retina Subspecialty Day ExhibitsRetina Subspecialty Day Exhibits

    Those registered for Retina Subspecialty Day are invited to attend the Retina Suspecialty Day Exhibits, held in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, on Friday, Nov. 10.

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