The Opening Session will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30.
Scott Turow, will give the 2022 Michael F. Marmor Lecture in Ophthalmology and the Arts, titled "The Doctor’s Son: Medicine in My Novels." Mr. Turow is the author of twelve bestselling works of fiction, including Presumed Innocent and The Last Trial. His newest novel Suspect will be released September 2022. He has frequently contributed to the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic. His works have been adapted into movie and television projects. Mr. Turow practiced law from 1978 until 2020, has served on public commissions and is the former President of the Authors Guild. He currently serves as Emeritus Trustee of Amherst College and Trustee of the Poetry Foundation.
Gerrit R.J. Melles, MD, PhD will deliver the 79th Edward Jackson Memorial Lecture, titled "How Would Nature See Our Corneal Triumphs?" Dr. Melles is a cornea specialist and founder of the Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery, the Melles Cornea Clinic Rotterdam and Amnitrans EyeBank Rotterdam. He is actively involved in research and development of ophthalmic surgical techniques and has invented several advanced lamellar keratoplasty techniques. He has also developed instruments and medical devices, in addition to pioneering the use of specific staining solutions for ophthalmic surgeries.