Thursday, June 3, 2021

92nd Annual Spring Postgraduate Conference

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Kellogg Eye Center via Zoom

  • Registration Fee: $50.00 for Physicians, Retired Physicians, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, and Physicians-in-training
  • No charge for Kellogg Eye Center and UM Faculty and Staff

Conference Dates

New Horizons in Ophthalmology: Pearls for Practice and Emerging Innovations

The 92nd Annual Spring Postgraduate Conference will be a multi-specialty perspective on the opportunities and challenges of practicing ophthalmology in 2021. There will be an in-depth look at new technologies available such as the latest multi-focal intraocular lenses, new minimally invasive glaucoma surgery devices, and modern optical coherence tomography techniques. Experts in the field will show a glimpse of the future in treating ophthalmic disease on the individual level with gene therapy and stem cell therapy, and on the societal level with Big Data applications in ophthalmology. We will also explore how the practice of ophthalmology has evolved to include telehealth eye care and we will examine how to provide mindful and empathetic care to patients of all backgrounds. Participants will provide telehealth eye care through video visits and phone visits

Target Audience

This activity is appropriate for: House Officers, Medical Students, Nurses, Other Healthcare Professionals, Physician Assistants, Physicians, Technicians

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participant should be able to:

  1. Select multi-focal IOLs tailored to individual patients
  2. Interpret common ophthalmic conditions on modern OCT scans, selection of MIGS devices tailored to individual patients, treatment of myopia in children to slow progression, or evaluation and management of optic disc edema
  3. Provide culturally-sensitive care to patients of different ethnic and gender identities
  4. Provide telehealth eye care through video visits and phone visits for appropriate patients


Thursday, June 3

  • Social Determinants of Health and Achieving Health Equity in Ophthalmology
    6:00 PM - 6:10 PM 
  • Welcome and Announcements
    6:00 PM - 6:05 PM
    Presenter: Denise Kim, MD
  • Into Focus: The Next Generation of Multi-Focal IOLs
    6:05 PM - 6:30 PM 
  • Case-Based OCT Interpretation for the Comprehensive Ophthalmologist Making the Most of MIGS: A Practical Guide to Implant and Patient Selection Managing Myopia: Methods to Slow Progression A Systematic Approach to Optic Disc Edema
    6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Presenters: Yannis Paulus, MD; Anjali Shah, MD; Manjool Shah, MD; Amanda Bicket, MD; Colleen Podd, OD; Brittany Boland, OD; Jonathan Trobe, MD; Tatiana Deveney, MD
  • Break
    7:00 pm - 7:05 pm
  • Social Determinants of Health and Achieving Health Equity in Ophthalmology
    7:05 PM - 7:15 PM
    Presenter: Angela Elam, MD
  • Cultivating a Patient-Provider Relationship that Crosses Cultural Identities
    7:15 PM - 7:25 PM
    Presenter: Marcia Perry, MD
  • Inclusive Care for Patients of All Gender Identities
    7:25 PM- 7:35 PM
    Presenter: Sara Wiener
  • Tips for Establishing Real Rapport in a Virtual World
    7:35 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Q & A Session
    7:45 PM- 8:00 PM 

Saturday, June 5

  • Welcome and Announcements
    9:00 AM - 9:05 AM 
  • Telehealth at Kellogg: Challenges and Champions
    9:05 AM - 9:30 AM
    Presenters:Maria Woodward, MD; Christine Nelson, MD; Rebecca Wu, MD; Sarah Wood, OD; Roni Shtein, MD; Cagri Besirli, MD, PhD
  • VA Ophthalmic Telemedicine: See All the Possibilities
    9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
  • A Novel Tele-triage System during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    9:40 AM - 9:50 AM
  • Q & A Session
    9:50 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Break
    10:00 AM - 10:05 AM
  • Gene Therapy: The New Frontier for Treating Retinal Diseases
    10:05 AM - 10:15 AM
    Presenter: Cagri Besirli, MD, PhD
  • Choroidal Death and Retinal Resurrection: Stem Cell Applications in Vision Research
    10:15 AM - 10:25 AM
    Presenter: Abigail Fahim, MD, PhD
  • Big Data in Ophthalmology and Novel Insights
    10:25 AM - 10:40 AM
  • Big Data and Machine Learning with Glaucoma Applications
    10:40 AM - 10:55 AM
  • Break
    10:55 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Introduction of Fralick Lecturer
    11:05 AM - 11:10 AM
  • 46th Annual F. Bruce Fralick Lecture
    Emerging Therapeutic Advancements in Oculoplastic Surgery: Intersection of Science and Patient Care
    11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
    Presenter: David T. Tse, MD
  • Q & A Session and Closing Remarks
    1:55 AM - 12:00 PM 

Accreditation and Credit Designation

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Fralick Lecturer

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David T. Tse, MD

48th Annual F. Bruce Fralick Lecture
Professor of Ophthalmology
Dr. Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid Chair in Ophthalmology
University of Miami Health System

Guest Faculty

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John P. Berdahl, MD

Vance Thompson Vision
Sioux Falls, SD
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Cecilia S. Lee, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
University of Washington Medical School
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April Maa, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory Eye Center
Angelica Scanzera, OD, MPH

Angelica Scanzera OD, MPH, FAAO, FSLS

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
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Linda M. Zangwill, Ph.D.

Professor of Ophthalmology in Residence, Department of Ophthalmology
UC San Diego Health
Shiley Eye Institute

U-M Faculty Speakers

Dr. Paul Lee

Paul P. Lee, MD, JD

Executive Director, University of Michigan Medical Group
Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs
Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Dr. Christine Nelson

Christine C. Nelson, MD, FACS

Bartley R. Frueh, M.D. and Frueh Family Collegiate Professor in Eye Plastics and Orbital Surgery
Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor, Surgery, Plastic Surgery Section
Co-director, Kellogg Eye Center for International Ophthalmology
Director, ASOPRS Fellowship Program

Marcia Perry, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Associate Chair, DEI, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, House Officer Programs, Office of Health Equity and Inclusion
Director, Health Equity Visiting Clerkship
Colleen M. Podd, OD

Colleen M. Podd, OD

Instructor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Medical Director, Vision Care, Contact Lens and Low Vision Rehabilitation Clinic
Linda Selwa

Linda Selwa, M.D.

Clinical Professor, Neurology
Associate Chair, Clinical Operations
Co-Division Chief, Epilepsy
Ambulatory Care Clinical Chief , Neurology
Service Chief, Neurology
Dr. Anjali Shah

Anjali Shah, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Dr. Roni Shtein

Roni Shtein, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Medical ACU Director, Kellogg Eye Center
Community ACU Director, Kellogg Eye Center at West Ann Arbor
Dr. Jonathan Trobe

Jonathan D. Trobe, MD

Professor Emeritus, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor Emeritus, Department of Neurology
Dr. Mia Woodward

Maria A. Woodward, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Section Leader, Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Dr. Rebecca Wu

Rebecca A. Wu, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Medical Director, Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Surgery Clinic