41st Annual Kevin Hill Seminar in Ophthalmology - Cornea

July 17–21, 2016
Location: Colby College Campus
Who Should Attend: Practicing Ophthalmologists
THE KEVIN HILL COURSE IN OPHTHALMOLOGY - CORNEA HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR 2016 DUE TO LOW RATE OF REGISTRATION.  PLEASE CHECK WITH US AGAIN NEXT YEAR.  THANK YOU!

Colby College presents its 41st annual postgraduate seminar in ophthalmology.  For the past 41 years, the Kevin Hill Seminar in Ophthalmology continuing medical education program has provided stimulating lectures on current, clinically relevant topics in ophthalmology. The internationally recognized faculty are chosen for their technical and teaching abilities. This program traditionally allows ample time to ask questions of the speakers, and the interaction between students and faculty is an important feature of the course. Topics are offered on a rotating basis each year and are chosen from among the major treatment areas in ophthalmology.


The Kevin Hill Course in Ophthalmology will provide a comprehensive update on selected topics in the areas of Cornea and External Disease with an additional session on the management of Ocular Trauma.  This course is intended to provide practical, applicable and current information through didactic and interactive sessions with a nationally recognized faculty.  The course participants will update their fund of knowledge on important topics including ocular surface infections and neoplasia, management strategies for common corneal conditions, a review of up to date techniques in the management of a variety of dystrophic corneal changes (including both medical and surgical management), as well as refreshing important principles in the assessments and management of ocular trauma, and related conditions, in both pediatric and adult cases.  Recent advances will be emphasized and new treatments will be discussed.  The overall goal of this course is to provide practical information that can be applied readily to daily clinical practice.

As a result of attending this program, participants will:

  • understand current management strategies for ocular surface neoplasia
  • develop a practical framework for the diagnosis and management of ocular surface infections
  • refine their surgical technique in the management of pterygia
  • learn practical management strategies for common corneal complaints including dry eye, recurrent erosions and persistent epithelial defects
  • understand the full spectrum of treatment options in the management of corneal ectasia
  • become familiar with the latest strategies for managing endothelial dysfunction
  • understand management strategies for ocular surface burns
  • review strategies for the evaluation and management of ocular trauma and related conditions in adult and pediatric populations
Contact Information

Colby College Summer Programs
4730 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901
207-859-4730
summer@colby.edu

Room and Board

All meals and lodging are available at the College for an additional $331, a fee that also covers campus recreational facilities and the lobster bake. Charges for family members, covering all of the above except seminar tuition, are as follows: 

spouse $265

other adult $331

children ages 10-16 $198

children ages 3-9 $156

If you are living off campus, tickets to the lobster bake can be purchased at our Information Desk in Cotter Union and the prices are: Lobster, $36 per person
Steak or Vegetarian, $28 per person

Course Director

Peter Veldman, M.D.
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service
Instructor, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA


Faculty

Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, M.D.
Cullen Eye Institute
Cornea, Cataract & Refractive Surgery Service
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Alice Lorch, M.D.
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Comprehensive Ophthalmology Service
Instructor, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Hajirah Saeed, M.D.
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service
Clinical Instructor, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Ankoor Shah, M.D., Ph.D.
Boston Children's Hospital
Director, Pediatric Eye Trauma Service
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Michael Straiko, M.D.
Devers Eye Institute
Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery
Associate Director of Corneal Services
Portland, OR

As an institution accredited for CME, Colby College designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Certificates of attendance are awarded at the end of the course.

Colby College admits registrants to any program without regard to race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, age, sex, or handicapped status. Persons needing special assistance should contact the Special Programs Office.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the partnership of Maine Medical Education Trust and Colby College. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association's Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) to physicians.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

2 p.m.
Registration opens
Cotter Union Information Desk

5 p.m.
Reception for faculty, registrants and family.
Cotter Union – pub and patio

4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Dinner
Dana Dining Hall

Monday, July 18, 2016

All classes will take place in Diamond 122.

7:30 a.m.
Late registration
Diamond Building

8:15 a.m.

Welcome

41st Annual Kevin Hill Seminar in Ophthalmology - Cornea