41st Annual Kevin Hill Seminar in Ophthalmology - Cornea

July 17–21, 2016
Location: Colby College Campus
Costs:

M.D.'s  $555
Retirees, hospital residents, fellows, technicians and RNs: $366

Who Should Attend: Practicing Ophthalmologists
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.

Information about the 2016 course will be added soon.  Please check back with us.  Thank you!


2015 Course Information:

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

Please click here for a copy of the 2015 brochure and application.

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
Dr. Veldman and Mr. Moore

Brief history of the course, Nancy Hill
 

8:30 a.m.
Ocular Surface Reconstruction/Pterygium Surgery
Dr. Straiko

9 a.m.
Recurrent Erosion Syndrome and Persistent Epithelial Defects
Dr. Straiko

9:30 a.m.
Corneal Infections Part 1
Dr. Al-Mohtaseb

10:00 a.m.
Break

10:15 a.m.
Corneal Infections Part 2
Dr. Al-Mohtaseb

11:00 a.m.
Dry Eye Management Strategies
Dr. Veldman

12:00 p.m.
Panel:  Cases and Questions

1:00 p.m.
Lunch

Tuesday, July 19

8:30 a.m.
Ocular Surface Neoplasia:  Medical and Surgical Management
Dr. Al-Mohtaseb


9:30 a.m.
Iris Reconstruction
Dr. Straiko

10 a.m.
Break

10:15 a.m.
Keratoconus:  Monitoring, Non-Transplant Management
Dr. Straiko

11:00 a.m.
Astigmatism Correction
Dr. Veldman

11:30 a.m.
Management of Presbyopia
Dr. Veldman

12:00 p.m.
Panel:  Cases and Questions

1:00 p.m.
Lunch

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


Wednesday, July 20


8:30 a.m.
PROSE Lens:  Review of Applications
Dr. Saeed

9:15 a.m.
Premium Cataract Surgery
Dr. Al-Mohtaseb

10 a.m.
Break

10:15 a.m.
Stromal Keratoplasty Techniques
Dr. Straiko

11:15 a.m.
Evolution of Endothelial Rehabilitation:  DLEK to DSAEK to DMEK to FRED
Dr. Veldman

12:15 p.m.
Panel:  Cases and Questions

1:00 p.m.
Lunch


Thursday
, July 21

8:30 a.m.
Corneal Burns and Stevens Johnson Syndrome

Dr. Saeed

9:15 a.m.
Principles of Trauma Assessment, Repair and Post-Operative Management
Dr. Lorch

10 a.m.
Break

10:15 a.m.
Considerations in Pediatric Trauma
Dr. Shah

10:45 a.m.
Hyphema Management
Dr. Shah

11:15 a.m.
Lens Placement in Absence of Capsular Support
Dr. Al-Mohtaseb

12:15 p.m.
Panel:  Case Discussion

1:00 p.m.
Lunch


41st Annual Kevin Hill Seminar in Opthalmology - Retina