• AAO 2021: Named Lectures

    View the 2021 Named Lectures below. For past lectures, please refer to the Named Lectures Archives.

    Jackson Memorial Lecture

    Lecturer: Russell N.Van Gelder, MD, PhD
    Lecture Title: Molecular Diagnostics for Ocular Infectious Diseases
    Session Title: Opening Session
    Session Cosponsored By: American Journal of Ophthalmology

    American Glaucoma Society Subspecialty Day Lecture

    Lecturer: Michelle C. Lim, MD
    Lecture Title: The Use of Mitomycin C in Traditional and Novel Glaucoma Surgeries
    Session Title: Glaucoma Subspecialty Day (GLA05)

    Barraquer Lecture

    Lecturer: Steven E. Wilson, MD
    Lecture Title: Aha Moments in the Corneal Response to Injury
    Session Title: Controversies in Cataract and Refractive Surgery (SYM31)
    Session Cosponsored By: International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)

    Castroviejo Lecture

    Lecturer: Jayne S. Weiss, MD
    Lecture Title: Schnyder Corneal Dystrophy, Unraveling a Mystery: The Importance of One Rare Disease
    Session Title:
    Recent Developments in the Management of Corneal Diseases (SYM29)
    Session 
    Cosponsored By: Cornea Society

    C. Stephen and Frances Foster Lecture on Uveitis and Immunology (SYM38)

    Lecturer: Narsing A Rao MD
    Lecture Title:
    A Practical Framework for Management of Retinal Vasculitis  

    Parker Heath Lecture

    Lecturer: Bobby Mukkamala, MD
    Lecture Title: Health 2047: Innovative Solutions to Systemic Problems
    Session Title:
     Innovations in Ophthalmology from Around the World: Intraocular Implants, Artificial Intelligence, and Solutions to Systemic Problems (SYM43V)
    Session Cosponsored By: Ophthalmology Section Council to American Medical Association (AMA)

    William F. Hoyt Lecture

    Lecturer: Valerie Biousse, MD
    Lecture Title:
     Acute Retinal Ischemia: Time for Action! 
    Session Title: Infectious Disease in Neuro-Ophthalmology: It’s Not Just COVID-19 (SYM05)
    Session Cosponsored By: North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS)

    Wendell L. Hughes Lecture

    Lecturer: Jeffrey A. Nerad, MD
    Lecture Title: Lessons Learned... 35 Years of Oculoplastic Practice
    Session Title: Nightmares in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery: Managing Your Worst Complications (SYM17)
    Session Cosponsored By: American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)

    Dr. Allan Jensen and Claire Jensen Lecture in Professionalism and Ethics (SYM22)

    Lecturer: Jerry A. Menikoff, MD, JD
    Lecture Title: Navigating the Confusing World of Research Versus Innovative Treatment: Ethical and Regulatory Issues
    Session Cosponsored By: American Academy of Ophthalmology Ethics Committee

    Jones/Smolin Lecture

    Lecturer: Eduardo C Alfonso MD
    Session Title: Corneal Ulcers: Beyond Topical Antimicrobial Therapy! (SYM18)
    Session Cosponsored By: Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group (OMIG) 

    Charles D. Kelman Lecture

    Lecturer: Michael E. Snyder, MD
    Lecture Title: Niche Devices for Special Eyes
    Session Title: Spotlight on Cataract (SPO3)

    Michael F. Marmor Lecture in Ophthalmology and the Arts

    Lecturer: Alice Yelen Gitter
    Lecture Title: Self-Taught Art vs. the Mainstream

    Marshall M. Parks Lecture

    Lecturer: Monte A Del Monte MD
    Lecture Title:
    The Importance of the Conjunctiva in Strabismus and Strabismus Surgery
    Session Title: Management of Pediatric Ocular Trauma (SYM03)
    Session Cosponsored By: American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics 

    Ruedemann Lecture

    Lecturer: Kurt V. Jahrling, BCO
    Lecture Title: Fat Chance of Being Right: An Ocularist Perspective
    Session Title: It’s All in the Details: A Look at Oculoplastic Procedures and Ocular Prosthetic Methods (SYM28)
    Session Cosponsored By: American Society of Ocularists (ASO)

    Whitney G. Sampson Lecture

    Lecturer: Deborah S. Jacobs, MD
    Lecture Title: Innovations in Scleral Lenses
    Session Title: Innovations in Contact Lens Technology (SYM15)
    Session Cosponsored By: Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists

    Charles L. Schepens MD Lecture

    Lecturer: Mark S. Humayun, MD
    Lecture Title: Advanced Retinal Implants
    Session Title: Retina Subspecialty Day (RET04)

    Robert N. Shaffer Lecture

    Lecturer: Dale K Heuer MD
    Lecture Title:
    Navigating between Scylla and Charybdis: An Evidence-Based Guide to Minimizing Overtreatment and Undertreatment of Patients with Glaucoma
    Session Title: Achieving Health Equity in Glaucoma Care (SYM42)
    Session Cosponsored By: Prevent Blindness 

    Troutman Lecture

    Troutman Prize I: Pooja Khamar, MBBS, MS 
    Lecture Title: Biomechanics of LASIK Flap and SMILE Cap: A Prospective, Clinical Study
    Session Title: Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day

    Troutman Prize II: Min Li, MD 
    Lecture Title: Metabolomic Analysis in Corneal Lenticules From Contact Lens Wearers
    Session Title: Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day

    Zimmerman Lecture

    Lecturer: R. Nick Hogan, MD, PhD
    Lecture Title: Ocular Manifestations of Prion Diseases
    Session Title:
    Radiation Treatment for Ocular and Ocular Adnexal Tumors: Updates for the Ophthalmologist (SYM02)
    Session Cosponsored By: American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists (AAOOP)