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  • Named Lectures

  • View the list of 2023 Named Lectures below. For past lectures, please refer to the Named Lectures Archives.

    Jackson Memorial Lecture

    Lecturer: Eve J. Higginbotham, MD
    Lecture Title: Striving Toward Better Eye Health Beyond Our Waiting Rooms
    Session Title: Opening Session (SYM64)
    Session Cosponsored By: American Journal of Ophthalmology

    American Glaucoma Society Subspecialty Day Lecture

    Lecturer: James D. Brandt, MD
    Lecture Title: It Began in San Francisco – How Treatment of Childhood Glaucoma Continues to Evolve
    Session Title: Glaucoma Subspecialty Day (GLA05)

    Barraquer Lecture

    Lecturer: Roberto Pineda, II, MD
    Lecture Title: Guided by the Light With a Little Help From My Friends
    Session Title: Expanding the Role of Refractive Surgery (SYM48)
    Session Cosponsored By: International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)

    Castroviejo Lecture

    Lecturer: Theo Guenter Seiler, MD, PhD
    Lecture Title: Will Laser Surgery Play a Role in Keratoplasty?
    Session Title: Laser Surgery and Imaging for Corneal Diseases: When and How (SYM52)
    Session Cosponsored By: Cornea Society

    C. Stephen and Frances Foster Lecture on Uveitis and Immunology (SYM34)

    Lecturer: Jose S. Pulido, MD
    Lecture Title: A Delicate Balance: Autoimmunity's Ying and Yang

    Parker Heath Lecture

    Lecturer: Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH
    Lecture Title: Physician Leadership in Designing the Digital Tools of the Future
    Session Title: Innovations in Ophthalmology From Around the World (SYM38)
    Session Cosponsored By: the American Medical Association Ophthalmology Section Council (AMA)

    William F. Hoyt Lecture

    Lecturer: Steven L. Galetta, MD
    Lecture Title: Optic Neuritis and MS: Friend or Foe?
    Session Title: Cataract Surgery and Neuro-Ophthalmology: Optimizing Outcomes (SYM32)
    Session Cosponsored By: North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS)

    Wendell L. Hughes Lecture

    Lecturer: Geoffrey E. Rose, FRCOphth
    Lecture Title: Orbital Fat: Friend or Foe?
    Session Title: Hurdles and Hertels: Influencers in the Field of Oculofacial Surgery Share Current Perspectives and Pearls From an Oculoplastic Practice (SYM46)
    Session Cosponsored By: American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)

    Dr. Allan Jensen and Claire Jensen Lecture in Professionalism and Ethics (SYM05)

    Lecturer: Paul R. Lichter, MD
    Lecture Title: Paying Attention to Corporatization and Greed in Our Health Care System and Their Impact on Professionalism, Ethics, Moral Injury, and a Good Night’s Sleep
    Session Cosponsored By: American Academy of Ophthalmology Ethics Committee

    Jones/Smolin Lecture

    Lecturer: Penny A. Asbell, MD, FACS
    Lecture Title: ARMOR Against Antibiotic Resistance: When Treatment Can’t Wait
    Session Title: Latest Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advancements in Ocular Infections (SYM62)
    Session Cosponsored By: Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group (OMIG)

    Charles D. Kelman Lecture

    Lecturer: Mitchell P. Weikert, MD
    Lecture Title: Demystifying Technology: How Understanding Our Diagnostic “Black Boxes” Can Improve Our Approach to Cataract Surgery
    Session Title: Spotlight on Cataract: Complicated Phaco/IOL Cases - My Top 5 Pearls (SYM54)

    Michael F. Marmor Lecture in Ophthalmology and the Arts

    Lecturer: Hanneke van Proosdij and David Tayler, co-directors, Voices of Music
    Lecture Title: Bach to the Future, Baroque Music in the 21st Century
    Lecture will be followed by a musical performance. 
    Session Title: Opening Session (SYM64)

    Marshall M. Parks Lecture

    Lecturer: William V. Good, MD
    Lecture Title: Child Development Informs Pediatric Eye Disease
    Session Title: Adult Strabismus for the Comprehensive Ophthalmologist (SYM44)
    Session Cosponsored By: American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)

    Arnall Patz Lecture

    Lecturer: Ursula M. Schmidt-Erfurth, MD
    Lecture Title: Automated AI-Based Image Analysis for Empowering Real-World AMD (Wet and Dry) Management
    Session Title: Non-neovascular AMD: The New Frontier (SYM55)
    Session Cosponsored By: Macula Society

    Whitney G. Sampson Lecture

    Lecturer: Kazuo Tsubota, MD
    Lecture Title: Violet Light Hypothesis for the Control of Myopia Progression 
    Session Title: Current Approaches to Myopia Control (SYM33)
    Session Cosponsored By: Eye and Contact Lens Association (ECLA)

    The Charles L. Schepens MD Lecture

    Lecturer: Emily Y. Chew, MD
    Lecture Title: Macular Telangiectasia Type 2: Tale of a Global Private & Public Collaboration
    Session Title: Retina Subspecialty Day (RET04)

    Robert N. Shaffer Lecture 

    Lecturer: L. Jay Katz, MD
    Lecture Title: Expanding the Reach of Glaucoma Care: Out-of-Office Testing and Telemedicine
    Session Title: Glaucoma Care for All: Opportunities and Pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence (SYM29)
    Session Cosponsored By: Prevent Blindness

    Troutman Lecture 

    Lecturer: Lycia Maria Martins Pinho Pedral Sampaio, MD
    Lecture Title: Losartan Inhibition of Myofibroblast Generation and Late Haze (Scarring Fibrosis) After PRK in Rabbits
    Session Title: Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day (REF11)

    Zimmerman Lecture

    Lecturer: Dan S. Gombos, MD
    Lecture Title: Liquid Biopsy & Personalized Medicine: The Keys That Will Cure Ocular Cancers
    Session Title: The Future of Ocular Oncology: Artificial Intelligence and More (SYM60)
    Session Cosponsored By: American Association of Ocular Oncology and Pathology (AAOOP)