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September 27, 2018

Topic:                "Innovation in Glaucoma 2018"

Guest Speaker:  Richard A. Lewis, MD,  Sacramento Eye Consultants, Sacramento, Califoria

Location:             Intercontinental Hotel, Los Angeles, California
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June 2, 2018

Topic:                 "Advances in Ocular Surface Diagnostics: Cataract Surgery and the Atypical Cornea"

Guest Speaker:  Terry Kim, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

Location:             Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California


March 22, 2018


Topic:"Cataract Surgery in the Presence of the Abnormal Cornea"

Guest Speaker:


Samuel Masket, MD - Founding Partner, Advanced Vision Care
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, David Geffen School of Medicine
UCLA Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles, California
Location:The London, West Hollywood, California
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December 7, 2017


Topic:"Controversies in the Diagnosis and Management of Ocular Surface Tumors"

Guest Speaker:


Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD - Louis Block Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
University of Chicago School of Medicine and Biological Sciences, Chicago, Illinois

Location:Il Cielo, Beverly Hills, California
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September 28, 2017


Topic:"Targeting Inflammation in Diabetic Macular Edema"

Guest Speaker:


Baruch Kupperman, MD, PhD - Director and Roger F. Steinert Professor of Ophthalmology
The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, UC Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA

Location:The Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills, California
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June 3, 2017


Topic:"Endophthalmitis: Do's, Don'ts, the Future"

Guest Speaker:


Peter J McDonnell, MD - Director and William Holland Wilmer Professor of Ophthalmology
Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, Maryland

Location:The California Club, Los Angeles, California
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March 23, 2017


Topic:"Swept Source OCT for Retinal Imaging: The Future is Now"

Guest Speaker:


Philip J. Rosenfeld, MD, PhD - Professor of Ophthalmology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida

Location:The Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, California

Sponsors:

Abbott Medial Optics

Alcon

Allergan, Inc.

Glaukos Corporation

NovaBay

Omeros Corporation

New World Medical, Inc

Sun Pharma

Tissue Banks International


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December 1, 2016


Topic:"The Coming Paradigm Shift in Glaucoma Management"

Guest Speaker:


Paul Palmberg, MD, PhD - Professor of Ophthalmology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida

Location:The Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills, California

Sponsors:

Abbott Medial Optics

Alcon

Allergan, Inc.

Glaukos Corporation

NovaBay

Omeros Corporation

New World Medical, Inc

Sun Pharma

Tissue Banks International


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September 22, 2016


Topic:"Color and Depth: How Aberration Correction Led to the Next Generation of Presbyopia-Correcting IOLs"

Guest Speaker:


Daniel Chang, MD
Empire Eye and Laser Center, Bakersfield, California

Location:The Luxe Boulevard Hotel, Los Angeles, California

Sponsors:

Abbott Medical Optics

Alcon

Allergan, Inc.

Glaukos Corporation

New World Medical, Inc.

Omeros Corporation

Tissue Banks International


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June 4, 2016


Topic:"Clinical Decision-Making in Infectious Keratitis"

Guest Speaker:


Stephen McLeod, MD - Professor and Chair
Department of Ophthalmology
University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, California

Location:The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California

Sponsors:

Platinum Exhibitor: Alcon
Platinum Exhibitor: Alimera Sciences
Platinum Exhibitor: Allergan, Inc.
Platinum Exhibitor: Glaukos Corporation
Platinum Exhibitor: Omeros Corporation

Platinum Exhibitor: New World Medical, Inc

Platinum Exhibitor: Tissue Banks International

Gold Exhibitor: Bausch & Lomb

Gold Exhibitor: Genentech

Gold Exhibitor: Regeneron


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March 10, 2016


Topic:"Microtechnology and Nanotechnology for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Ocular Tumors"

Guest Speaker:


Hans Grossniklaus, MD, MBA - Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Section of Ocular Oncology and Pathology
Emory Eye Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Location:Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California

Sponsors:

Platinum Exhibitor: Alcon
Platinum Exhibitor: Alimera Sciences
Platinum Exhibitor: Allergan, Inc.
Platinum Exhibitor: Glaukos Corporation
Platinum Exhibitor: Omeros Corporation

Platinum Exhibitor: New World Medical, Inc
Platinum Exhibitor: Tissue Banks International
Gold Exhibitor: Bausch & Lomb

Gold Exhibitor: Genentech

Gold Exhibitor: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Gold Exhibitor: Regeneron

Gold Exhibitor: TearLab Corporation


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December 3, 2015


Topic:"New Findings from the Comparison of AMD Treatments Trial (CATT)"

Guest Speaker:


Daniel Martin, MD - Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Location:Andaz West Hollywood Hotel - 8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, California

Sponsors:

Platinum Exhibitor: Alcon
Platinum Exhibitor: Alimera Sciences
Platinum Exhibitor: Allergan, Inc.
Platinum Exhibitor: Glaukos Corporation
Platinum Exhibitor: Omeros Corporation
Platinum Exhibitor: Tissue Banks International
Gold Exhibitor: Bausch & Lomb

Gold Exhibitor: Genentech

Gold Exhibitor: Regeneron


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September 10, 2015


Topic:"Low Tension Glaucoma: Is Glaucoma the Right Diagnosis?"
Guest Speaker:Malik Kahook, MD - Professor and Slater Family Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology, Chief of the Glaucoma Service
University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado
Location:Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel - 11461 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California

Sponsors:Platinum Exhibitor:     Alcon
Platinum Exhibitor:     Alimera Sciences
Platinum Exhibitor:     Allergan, Inc.
Platinum Exhibitor:     Omeros Corporation
Platinum Exhibitor:     Tissue Banks International
Gold Exhibitor:           NeoMedix Corporation
Gold Exhibitor:           NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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May 30, 2015


Topic:"Extending MIGS to Complex Cataract/IOL Surgery"
Guest Speaker:Ike Ahmed, MD - Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Fellowship Director: Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Surgery
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Location:Shutters on the Beach - 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, California

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Mar 12, 2015


Topic:"Non-Surgical Cosmetic Enhancements: Topicals, Injectables, and Lasers to Rejuvenate the Periorbital Area"
Guest Speaker:Wendy Lee, MD - Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Dermatology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL
Location:SLS Hotel - 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, California

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Dec 11, 2014


Topic:"Perioperative Meds: the Past, the Present, and the Future"
Guest Speaker:Francis Mah, MD - Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Location:The Fairmont Miramar Hotel - 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, California


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Sep 18, 2014


Topic:"The Droopy Eyelid: What Am I Missing?"
Guest Speaker:Julie Falardeau, MD - Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Casey Eye Institute, Portland, OR
Location:The Peninsula - 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, California


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Jun 7, 2014


Topic:Ergonomics and the Ophthalmologist
Guest Speaker:
Robert Watkins, III, MD - Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and Co-Director, Marina Spine Center
Marina Del Rey, CA
Location:Shutters on the Beach - 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, California

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Mar 20, 2014


Topic:New Advances in Cataract Surgery
Guest Speaker:
Richard Lindstrom, MD - Founder and Attending Surgeon, Minnesota Eye Consultants
Minneapolis, MN
Location:The Peninsula - 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, California
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Dec 12, 2013

Topic:Struggles in Vein: The Evolution of Management for Retinal Venous Occlusive Disease
Guest Speaker:Julia A. Haller, MD - Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Jefferson Medical College
Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Wills Eye Institute
Location:McCormick & Schmick's - 206 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, California
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Sep 12, 2013

Topic:Oculoplastics and Facial Aesthetics
Guest Speaker:
Steven Yoelin, MD
Newport Beach, CA
Location:Cicada Restaurant - 617 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, California
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Jun 1, 2013

Topic:Medical Malpractice Update
Guest Speaker:Howard Slavin, Esq
Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, LLP
Location:The Peninsula Beverly Hills - 9882 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, California
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Mar 7, 2013              

Topic:Oculofacial Plastic Surgery
Guest Speaker:Tanuj Nakra, MD
Texas Oculoplastic Consultants - Austin, TX
Location:Fig & Olive - Melrose Place - 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, California

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Dec 6, 2012
             
Topic:Cornea & Refractive Surgery
Guest Speaker:Lisa Arbisser, MD - Cataract and Anterior Segment Surgery
Eye Surgeons Associates - Bettendorf, IA
Location:Trader Vic's - LA Live - 800 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California
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Sept 6, 2012
         
Topic:Fluorescein Angiography
Guest Speaker:Alexander “Sandy” Brucker, MD - Vitreoretinal Surgery and Disease
Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA
Location:Mezze Restaurant - 401 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, California
Sponsor:Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
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June 2, 2012
 
Topic: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances in Glaucoma
Guest Speaker: James C. Tsai, MD, MBA, FACS - Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at
Yale Eye Center - New Haven, CT
Location: The Viceroy Hotel - 1819 Ocean Ave. - Santa Monica, California
Sponsor: Allergan, Inc.
Alcon, Inc.
Bausch & Lomb 
 
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March 8, 2012
 
Topic: Ethical Lessons from Waking Up Blind
Guest Speaker: Thomas S. Harbin, Jr., MD, MBA - Author of "Waking Up Blind"
Eye Consultants of Atlanta - Atlanta, GA
Location: Trader Vic's LA Live - 800 W. Olympic Blvd. - Los Angeles, California
Sponsor: Genentech
Allergan, Inc.
 
 
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December 8, 2011
 
Topic: Neuroophthalmology Update
Guest Speaker: Alfredo Sadun, MD, PhD - Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurological Surgery
Doheny Eye Institute - Los Angeles, CA
Location: Il Cielo - 9018 Burton Way - Beverly Hills, California
 
  
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September 8, 2011
 
Topic: Treatment Principles in Uveitis
Guest Speaker: Emmett T. Cunningham, Jr., MD, PhD, MPH - Director of the Uveitis Service at 
California Pacific Medical Center - San Francisco, CA 
Location: Fogo de Chao - 133 N. La Cienega Blvd. - Beverly Hills, California  
Sponsor: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Allergan, Inc. 

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June 4, 2011
 
Topic: Endothelial Keratoplasty: Techniques, results, and complications
Guest Speaker: Mark A. Terry, MD - Director of Cornea Services at Devers Eye Institute - Portland, OR
Location: The London Hotel - 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd. - West Hollywood, California 
Sponsor: Alcon, Inc.

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March 10, 2011
 
Topic: Management of Diplopia in Thyroid Eye Disease
Guest Speaker: Steven E. Feldon, MD, MBA
Chair of the University of Rochester Department of Ophthalmology - Rochester, NY
Location: JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles At L.A. Live - 710 W. Olympic Blvd. - Los Angeles, California

 
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December 2, 2010
 
Topic: Emerging Therapeutic Advancements for Orbital Diseases
Guest Speaker: David T. Tse, MD, FACS Professor of Ophthalmology and Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid Distinguished Chair in Ophthalmic Plastic, Orbital Surgery and Oncology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL
Location: Maggiano's Little Italy - 189 The Grove Dr. Suite Z80 - Los Angeles, California


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