This one-day course sponsored by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Lurie Children's Division of Ophthalmology will focus on retina disorders with an emphasis on retinopathy of prematurity, retinoblastoma and hereditary retina diseases including gene therapy. The target audience is ophthalmologists.
At the end of this conference, the participant will be able to:
- Define retinopathy of prematurity and new treatments.
- Discuss the medical and surgical managements of retinopathy of prematurity.
- Discuss new treatments for retinoblastoma.
- Discuss new treatments (gene therapy) for hereditary retinal disease.
- Potential of aqueous humor as a surrogate tumor biopsy for reinoblastoma
- Retinoblastoma and vision, a retrospective review
- Treatment of retinoblastoma from the oncologist's perspecitve
- Update on the intraarterial treatment for retinoblastoma
- Update on retinoblastoma
Retinopathy of Prematurity
- Outcomes of laser photocoagulation and intravitreal bevacizumab treatment of ROP over an eight-year period
- The use of anti-VEGF for ROP; when and how
- Anti-VEGF treatment for ROP; which drug and what dose
- Pediatric retinal detachment
Heredidary Retinal Disease
- Delivery systems for stem cell and gene therapy for pediatric retinal disease
- Gene therapy for pediatric genetic eye disorders
- von Hippel Disease: diagnosis, findings and treatment
- Stickler disease: diagnosis and treatment
- A case of X-linked retinoschisis and the response to topical dorzolamide treatment
- A case of Knobloch Syndrome: A rare cause of early high myopia due to biallelic variants in the COL18A1 gene
- A case of an asymmetric presentation of FEVR
Marilyn B. Mets, MD, Head, Ophthalmology; Professor of Ophthalmology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Parking will be available in the main hospital garage at a reduced rate.
This conference is free of charge. This one-day course will include a continental breakfast, lunch and learning materials.
Accreditation & Credit Designation Statements
Accreditation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For questions regarding the course, please email P. Conforti in Ophthalmology.