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    Explore 38 events at AAO 2023 that focus on artificial intelligence and ophthalmology, including retina, refractive surgery, glaucoma and ocular oncology.

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    Retina Subspecialty Day

    Saturday, Nov. 4

    Section XVII: Artificial Intelligence (RET20)

    Moderator: John P Campbell, MD, MPH

    3:46 Toward Continuous Disease Severity Scores Using Deep Learning in MacTel Type 2
    Aaron Y Lee, MD

    3:52 Role of AI in Fluid Quantification and Dynamics for Neovascular AMD Patients Using Home OCT
    Anat Loewenstein, MD

    3:58 AI in the Management of Geographic Atrophy
    Ursula M Schmidt-Erfurth, MD

    4:04 Evaluation and Review of Automated Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
    Roomasa Channa, MD

    4:10 ChatGPT in the Modern Retina Practice
    Raymond Iezzi, MD

    Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day

    Friday, Nov. 3


    Section I: What I’m Doing This Year That I Didn’t Do Last Year—What’s New in 2023

    8:05 Artificial Intelligence for Ectasia Risk Assessment
    João Marcelo Lyra, MD, PHD


    Section VI: ESCRS Symposium

    2:22 Artificial Intelligence  for Optimizing Refractive Outcomes
    Oliver Findl, MD

    2:27 The Influence of Artificial Intelligence in IOL Calculation
    Thomas Kohnen MD, PhD, FEBO


    Section VIII: JRS—Hot, Hotter, Hottest Late Breaking News

    3:36 Ectasia Risk Model: A Novel Method Without Cut-off Point Based on Artificial Intelligence Improves Detection of Higher-Risk Eyes
    Marcony R Santhiago, MD


    Section IX: Innovation (Not eligible for CME credit)

    4:48 Artificial Intelligence for Refractive Surgery
    Dimitri T Azar, MD

    Ocular Oncology and Pathology Subspecialty Day

    Friday, Nov. 3


    Section II: Bigfoot and Its Footprints in Ocular Melanoma Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatments

    9:55 Artificial Intelligence in Uveal Melanoma
    Andrew W Stacey, MD


    Monday, Nov. 6


    The Future of Ocular Oncology: Artificial Intelligence and More

    Claudia Maria Prospero Ponce, MD
    Erica R. Alvarez-Gonzalez, MD
    Christopher K. Burris, MD

    9:45 Introduction
    Claudia Maria Prospero Ponce, MD

    9:46 Telepathology and Artificial Intelligence in Pathology
    Patricia Chevez-Barrios MD

    9:54 Applied Artifical Intelligence in Ocular Oncology
    Zelia M. Correa, MD, PHD

    10:02 Q&A

    10:06 TeleOncology Current Trends
    Matthew W. Wilson, MD

    10:14 Advances in Treatments of Ocular Surface, Orbit and Lid Tumors in the Next 10 Years
    Carol L. Shields, MD

    10:22 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Ocular Oncology
    Basil K. Williams, MD

    10:30 Q&A

    10:34 Introduction of the Zimmerman Lecturer
    Patricia Chevez-Barrios, MD

    10:38 Zimmerman Lecture: Liquid Biopsy & Personalized Medicine: The Keys That Will Cure Ocular Cancers
    Dan S. Gombos, MD

    Sunday, Nov. 5


    Glaucoma Care for All: Opportunities and Pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence 

    O'Rese J. Knight, MD
    Sophia Ying Wang, MD

    9:45 Introduction: A Framework for Fairness
    Sophia Ying Wang, MD

    9:50 Fair Models: Diversity in Glaucoma Datasets
    Nazlee Zebardast, MD

    9:58 Fair Deployment I: Screening Programs
    Lauren Patty Daskivich, MD

    10:06 Fair Deployment II: Clinical Decision Support Programs
    Brian C. Stagg, MD

    10:14 Fairly Treated: The Patient’s Perspective on Artificial Intelligence
    Ciku Wanjiku Mathenge, MD, PHD

    10:22 Panel Discussion

    10:40 Introduction to the Shaffer Lecturer
    Andrew George Iwach, MD

    10:45 Robert N Shaffer Lecture: Expanding the Reach of Glaucoma Care: Out-of-Office Testing and Telemedicine
    L. Jay Katz, MD

    Saturday, Nov. 4


    Using Technology to Solve the Biggest Problems in Ophthalmology

    Thomas Hwang, MD

    9:45 Can Technology Make Medical Education Better? Turbocharge Learning for New and Older Learners by Combining the New Science of Learning with Simulation and Generative AI
    Daniel C. Tu, MD, PhD

    10:00 Hello, ER Doc, Can You Take an OCT and We Can Talk in a Bit? How Tele-Consults Can Transform Hospital-Based Ophthalmology Care
    April Y. Maa, MD

    10:15 Closing the Gap in Ophthalmic Screening with Technology
    Bobeck S. Modjtahedi, MD

    10:30 The Tech-Driven Back Office: Can AI Answer Phone Calls, Schedule Appointments and Fight Insurance Companies? Why Back-Office Functions Are Better AI Use Cases Than Replacing Physician Tasks
    Renee Bovelle, MD

    10:45 Panel Discussion: What Are the Biggest Unsolved Problems in Ophthalmology? What Technology-Based Solutions Are the Most Promising?
    Thomas Hwang, MD
    Renee Bovelle, MD
    April Y. Maa, MD
    Bobeck S. Modjtahedi, MD
    Daniel C. Tu, MD, PhD
    Paul J. Bryar, MD

    Cosponsored by the Committee on Medical Information Technology (CMIT)

    Friday, Nov. 3


    New Technologies in Teaching 

    Helena Prior Filipe, MD
    Ana Gabriela Palis, MD
    Karl C. Golnik, MD
    Eduardo P. Mayorga, MD

    1:30 Introducing the OF Education Consortium and the New Technologies in Teaching Workshop
    Karl C. Golnik, MD
    Artificial Intelligence Workshop

    1:35 Artificial Intelligence: The Current Technology and Known Applications
    Eduardo P. Mayorga, MD

    1:55 Improving How You Plan and Create Content for Teaching in a World With AI
    Ana Gabriela Palis, MD

    2:10 Artificial Intelligence and Its Role in Clinical Teaching and Learning
    Giselle C. Ricur, MD

    2:25 Live Demonstration of Several Applications Discussed
    Eduardo P. Mayorga, MD

    2:40 Q&A and Topic Discussions
    Ana Gabriela Palis, MD

    Simulation Based Education Symposium

    3:05 The Importance of Simulation Based Education
    Helena Prior Filipe, MD

    3:10 Augmentation of Practical Residency and Fellowship Training Using Diagnostic and Microsurgical Simulators
    Berthold Seitz, MD

    3:20 Training by Simulation Without Virtual Reality Simulators
    John L. Clements, MD

    3:30 The Impact of Mentoring and Debriefing on Perceived Learning Barriers by Residents in Ophthalmic Microsurgical Simulation Training
    Danny Siu-Chun Ng, FCOPHTHHK, MBBS

    3:40 Small and Large Group Discussions
    Helena Prior Filipe, MD

    3:55 Real Life Implementation of Simulation Based Education
    Van C. Lansingh, MD

    4:05 Simulation Based Education: An Exciting Field of Scholarship in Eye Health Professions Education
    Jorge E. Valdez-Garcia, MD

    4:15 Small and Large Group Discussions
    Helena Prior Filipe, MD

    Cosponsored by the Ophthalmology Foundation

    Monday, Nov. 6


    Non-neovascular AMD—The New Frontier

    Glenn J. Jaffe, MD
    Srinivas R. Sadda MD

    8:00 Introduction to the Arnall Patz Lecturer
    Barbara Ann Blodi, MD

    8:03 Arnall Patz Lecture: Automated AI-based Image Analysis for Empowering Real-world AMD (Wet and Dry) Management
    Ursula M. Schmidt-Erfurth, MD

    8:17 Introduction
    Glenn J. Jaffe, MD

    8:22 Intermediate AMD and Geographic Atrophy: Terms and Definitions
    Glenn J. Jaffe, MD

    8:28 Imaging in Non-neovascular AMD
    Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, MD

    8:34 Functional Testing in Non-neovascular AMD
    Eleonora G. Lad, MD, PhD

    8:40 Risk Factors for Intermediate AMD Progression to Geographic Atrophy
    Srinivas R. Sadda MD

    8:46 Clinical Trial Endpoints in Intermediate AMD and Geographic Atrophy
    Philip J. Rosenfeld MD PhD

    8:52 Approved Non-neovascular AMD Drugs
    Arshad M. Khanani MD

    8:58 How Do I Choose Patients With Geographic Atrophy to Treat With Anti-complement Drugs?
    Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD

    9:04 Pipeline Non-neovascular AMD Drugs
    Peter K. Kaiser MD

    9:10 Conclusion and Summary
    Srinivas R. Sadda, MD

    Cosponsored by the Macula Society

    Sunday, Nov. 5


    New Era in Telehealth: A Federal Perspective on Opportunities, Challenges and What Comes Next

    Gary L. Legault, MD

    Gary L. Legault, MD
    Patricia D. Stepp MD
    Dara L. Shahon MD

    The COVID-19 pandemic created extraordinary challenges for the U.S. healthcare system and resulted in a rapid increase in the use of telehealth. Already pioneers in the field, our federal healthcare systems continue to lead in this new era of telehealth. In this symposium, VA, DOD, and IHS ophthalmologists will review how their agencies are utilizing telehealth so patients can access care when and where they need it and how the COVID-19 pandemic helped fuel the expansion of telehealth in the federal healthcare systems. Panelists will also examine how artificial intelligence is shaping the future of telehealth in ophthalmology.

    Sunday, Nov. 5


    Innovations in Ophthalmology From Around the World

    Ravi D Goel, MD
    Lisa Nijm MD, JD
    Mildred MG Olivier, MD

    11:30 Introduction
    Ravi D Goel, MD

    11:31 Advancing and Personalizing Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery through Technology
    Erin Shriver, MD

    12:06 Introduction to the Parker Heath Lecturer
    Ravi D Goel, MD

    12:08 Parker Heath Lecture: Physician Leadership in Designing the Digital Tools of the Future
    Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH

    12:23 Innovation to Reduce Ocular Health Disparities
    Mildred MG Olivier, MD

    Grayson W Armstrong, MD, MPH
    Joseph T Nezgoda, MD, MBA

    Cosponsored by the American Medical Association Ophthalmology Section Council (AMA)

    Scientific Posters

    • Streamlining the Periorbital Measurement Process Using Automated and Semiautomated Approaches
    • Development of IOL Calculation Formula Utilizing ChatGPT and AI Algorithm
    • OCT Images for Cataract Grading: An AI-Based Approach
    • Evaluating Text-Based Generative AI Models for Patient Information on Cataract Surgery
    • Novel Pattern Reflection Topography Data Analyzed by AI: Comparison of KCN Corneas to Normal, and Accuracy vs. Scheimpflug Tomography
    • EE-Explorer: A Multimodal AI System for Eye Emergency Triage and Primary Diagnosis
    • Harnessing AI for Glaucoma Screening With a Smartphone: A Prospective Comparative Study
    • Evaluating the Diagnostic Accuracy of an AI-Powered Handheld Fundus Camera for Glaucoma Detection in a Tertiary Glaucoma Referral Center
    • Utilizing AI for the Diagnosis of Glaucoma
    • Comparing the Readability of Patient Education Documents Generated by AI-Based Chatbots With Those on the Academy?s Website
    • Exploring the Role of AI Chatbots in Ophthalmology
    • Smartphone-Based Universal Screening for Rare Ocular Diseases
    • Myopia Management Personalized by Integrating Imaging, Biomechanics and Molecular Factor Using AI
    • The Distribution of Fundus Changes in Different Axial Lengths and Its AI Quantitative Monitoring Indexes in 3,907 Chinese Children With Myopia in the Early Stage
    • A Multimodal AI Risk Scoring Model to Predict the Development of Referable DR Within 3 and 5 Years: DR-PREDICT
    • Real-World Comparison of an AI System and Endocrinologists for Detecting Referrable DR in an Asian Population in Hong Kong
    • Evaluation of the Efficacy of ChatGPT-4 in the Prediction of DR Risk in Indian Patients
    • Comparison of a Novel Chaotic Model With Conventional Convolutional Neural Networks Models for Diagnosis of Keratoconus


    • AI Models for Predicting Glaucoma Progression in a Large Multicenter EHR Consortium: The Sight Outcomes Research Collaborative
    • Initial Results of AI Voice Automation of Preoperative Assessment for Ophthalmic Surgery

    Instruction Courses

    • AI in the Retina Clinic: A State-of-the-Art on Novel Grounds
    • Advanced Techniques in Oculoplastics: Updates on Cutting-Edge Technologies
    • Myopia Management: Global Perspectives, Digital Innovation and AI
    • AI and Ophthalmology: How to Leverage Technology to Support Your Practice (AAOE)

    Skills Transfer

    • Smartphones in Ophthalmology: #TheFutureIsAI