40th Kevin Hill Seminar in Ophthalmology - Retina

July 20–24, 2015
Location: Colby College Campus
Costs:

M.D.'s  $529
Retirees, hospital residents, fellows, technicians and RNs: $349

Who Should Attend: Practicing Ophthalmologists
Colby College presents its 40th annual postgraduate seminar in ophthalmology.  For the past 40 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 2015 Kevin Hill Course in Ophthalmology will provide a comprehensive update on selected topics in the area of retina.  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 retina topics including retinal imaging and diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions, updates on posterior segment Uveitis, intraocluar tumors and ground breaking research in retina and macular degeneration.  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 the latest updates on retinal imaging
  • learn the current treatments and genetics of AMD
  • receive an update on diabetic retinopathy
  • receive updates on retinal vascular occlusions
  • understand the latest treatment options for intraocular tumors
  • learn the newest pharmacologic treatments for ocular inflammatory disease
  • learn about ground-breaking research in retina
  • understand the recent advances in vision rehabilitation
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 $315, 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 $252

other adult $315

children ages 10-16 $189

children ages 3-9 $149

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

Deeba Husain, M.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School,
Retina Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Boston, M.A.


Faculty

Kip Connor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School;
Co-Director of Angiogenesis Lab, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary,
Boston, MA

Mary Lou Jackson, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School;
Director of Vision Rehabilitation, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary,
Boston, MA

 

Ivana Kim, M.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Retina Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary;
Boston, MA.


Leo Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
Instructor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School;
Retina Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Boston, MA

 

Lucia Sobrin, M.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School;
Immunology and Uveitis Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary,
Boston, MA

 

Steven Ness, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Boston University School of Medicine;
Director Retina Service, Boston University Medical Center,
Boston, MA

 

Demetrios Vavvas, M.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Retina Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary,
Boston, MA

 

David M. Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Instructor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Retina Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary,
Boston, MA




As an institution accredited for CME, Colby College designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16.25 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.

Monday, July 20, 2015

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

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

All classes will take place in the air conditioned case Study room 1 on the ground floor of the F.W. Olin Science Bldg.

Update on Retinal Imaging and Diabetic Retinopathy

7:30 a.m.
Late registration
Ground floor
F.W. Olin Science Center

7:50 a.m.

Welcome
Dr. Husain and Mr. Moore

Brief history of the course, Nancy Hill
 

8:05 a.m.
Fluorescein angiography and ocular coherence tomography
Dr. Ness

9 a.m.
Advances in retinal imaging
Dr. Husain

10 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
Update on diabetic retinopathy
Dr. Leo Kim

11:15 a.m.
Macular edema; diagnosis and management
Dr. Wu

12:15 p.m.
Lunch
Dana Dining Hall

1:30 p.m.
Advances in retina research
Dr. Connor

2:30 p.m.
Case presentations
Drs. Ness, Wu and Kim

5:30 p.m.
Down East lobster and clam bake
Johnson Pond, Colby Campus

Wednesday, July 22

8 a.m.
Update on vein occlusion
Dr. Leo Kim

9 a.m.
Update on retinal degeneration
Dr. Wu

10 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
New treatments for posterior segment inflammation
Dr. Sobrin

11:30 a.m.
Case presentations
Drs. Sobrin, Kim and Wu

12:30 p.m.
Lunch

Thursday, July 23

8 a.m.
Retinal detachment
Dr. Vavvas

9 a.m.
Advances in low vision
Dr. Jackson

10 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
Ocular melanoma
Dr. Kim

11:30 a.m.
Case presentations
Drs. Kim, Vavvas and Jackson

12:30 p.m.
Lunch


Friday, July 24

Update on Macular Degeneration

8 a.m.
Wet AMD

Dr. Vavvas

9 a.m.
Dry AMD and genetics of AMD
Dr. Kim

10 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
Case presentations
Drs. Kim, Husain and Kim

11:30 a.m.
Summary and evaluation

12 p.m.
Lunch and departure


40th Kevin Hill Seminar in Opthalmology - Retina