• AAO 2019: Named Lectures

    View the 2019 Named Lectures below. For past lectures, please refer to the Named Lectures Archives.

    Sunday, Oct. 13

    Opening Session & Annual Business Meeting
    8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

    Jackson Memorial Lecture
    "Age-related Macular Degeneration: Nutrition, Genes and Deep Learning"
    Emily Y. Chew, MD

    SYM15 - How to Use the Latest Imaging and Diagnostic Technology in the Pediatric Patient
    Cosponsored by the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)
    10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Marshall M. Parks Lecture
    "How Artificial Intelligence Will Affect the Future of ROP Care"
    Michael F. Chiang, MD

    SYM19 - Michael F. Marmor Lecture in Ophthalmology and the Arts
    12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

    "Blind Organists and the King of Instruments"
    Bruce Lamott, PhD

    SYM65 - Arnall Patz Lecture
    Cosponsored by the Macula Society
    12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

    "The Evolving Pathophysiology and Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity"
    Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, FACS

    SYM25 - Picture This: Imaging for the Anterior Segment Specialist
    Cosponsored by the Cornea Society
    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    Castroviejo Lecture
    "Acanthamoeba Keratitis: Getting the Treatment Right"
    John K. G. Dart, MD

    SYM28 - Eyelid Malposition with Ocular Prosthesis in Place
    Cosponsored by the American Society of Ocularists (ASO)
    3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

    Ruedemann Lecture
    "An I for an Eye Removal: Innovations in Enucleation"
    Jeremiah Tao, MD

    SYM29 - Crosslinking for Corneal Ectasia: Real World Experience
    Cosponsored by the Eye and Contact Lens Association (ECLA)
    3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

    Whitney G. Sampson Lecture
    "Expanding CXL From Keratoconus to Infectious Keratitis"
    Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD

    Monday, Oct. 14

    SPO2 - Spotlight on Cataract: Complicated Phaco Cases - My Top 5 Pearls
    8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

    Charles D. Kelman Lecture
    "Artificial Iris Implantation"
    Kevin M. Miller, MD

    SYM30 - The Evolution and Effect of Genomic Medicine, Blockchain, and Robot-assisted Surgery on the Practice of Ophthalmology
    Cosponsored by American Medical Association Ophthalmology Section Council (AMA)
    8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

    Parker Heath Lecture
    "Precision Medicine, Health Economics and Practice Patterns"
    Barbara McAneny, MD

    SYM33 - Focus on Quality of Life in Glaucoma: Measuring and Optimizing Functional and Patient-Centered Outcomes
    Cosponsored by Prevent Blindness
    8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

    Robert N. Shaffer Lecture
    "The Future of Vision Restoration in Glaucoma"
    Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD

    SYM38 - Current Management of Orbital Inflammatory Disease
    Cosponsored by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)
    10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

    Wendell L. Hughes Lecture
    "Ocular Melanoma: Marching Forward with Imaging, Nanoparticles, and Immunorevolution"
    Carol L. Shields, MD

    SYM42 - C. Stephen and Frances Foster Lecture on Uveitis and Immunology
    12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

    "Ebola, Emerging Infectious Diseases, and the Eye: Patient and Public Health Implications
     Steven Yeh, MD

    SYM48 - Dr. Allan Jensen & Claire Jensen Lecture in Professionalism and Ethics
    Cosponsored by the Ethics Committee
    3:15 p.m - 4:15 p.m.

    "Ethical Aspects of Global Ophthalmic Practice"
    Anthony J. Aldave, MD

    SYM49 - Innovations in Refractive Surgery
    Cosponsored by the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)
    3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

    Barraquer Lecture
    "Vector Planning Method: Residual Astigmatism Minimised – LASIK Surprises Avoided"
    Noel A. Alpins, MD, FACS

    Tuesday, Oct. 15

    SYM51 - Vascular Disease in Neuro-Ophthalmology
    Cosponsored by the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS)
    8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

    William F. Hoyt Lecture
    "CAR-Unexplained Visual Loss"
    John L. Keltner, MD

    SYM54 - Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Endophthalmitis
    Cosponsored by the Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group (OMIG)
    10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

    Jones/Smolin Lecture
    "New Bugs, New Technologies and New Drugs: Infectious Endophthalmitis in the 21st Century"
    Harry W. Flynn, Jr., MD

    SYM55 - Ocular Toxicities Associated with Targeted Anti-Cancer Agents: A Brave New World for the Ophthalmologist
    Cosponsored by the American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists (AAOOP)
    10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

    Zimmerman Lecture
    "Wonder and Doubt—The Vasculogenic Mimicry Story"
    Robert Folberg, MD