Saturday, January 22, 2022

Mid-Winter Cornea Symposium

8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

This conference will be held virtually on Zoom

There is no charge for Kellogg faculty or staff to attend

A zoom link to join the symposium will be sent to all who register in the MiCME system.
To receive CME credits for this meeting, you will need to register before January 20, 2022.

The Mid-Winter symposium provides a comprehensive review of Cornea, including clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management from our guest and in-house speakers.

“Can you do less to do more?” is the theme of our Mid-Winter Cornea Symposium. During the past few years, management of corneal diseases has undergone many changes. Advances in diagnosis and treatment have greatly enhanced what we can offer our patients. Our main objective is to engage the audience as we present the latest diagnostic and surgical techniques to comprehensive ophthalmologists and corneal specialists with the theme of simplifying things. Please bring questions! After completing this activity, ophthalmologists will be able to manage dry eye, ocular surface, and corneal endothelial diseases.

Symposium Details

Target Audience

This activity is appropriate for House Officers, Medical Students, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Other Healthcare Professionals, Physicians, Technicians in the field of ophthalmology.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. meaningful practice changes in managing clinical corneal diseases
  2. provide counseling to patients for timing and utility of corneal surgeries
  3. understand the new role of stem cells in the management of corneal diseases
  4. more nuanced conversations with their patients with corneal conditions

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 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


8:30  Welcome and Introductions - Theresa Cooney, MD

8:40  Ocular Surface Introduction

8:42  Intermediate Aqueous Deficiency & MGD - Roni Shtein, MD, MS

8:48  Advanced Aqueous Deficiency - Sarah Wood, OD, MS

8:54  Advanced Meibomian Glad Disease - Colleen Podd, OD

9:00  Conjunctival Neoplasia - Nambi Nallasamy, MD

9:06  Graft vs. Host Disease - Roheena Kamyar, MD

9:12  Panel Discussion - Sophie Deng, MD, PhD and Maria Woodward, MD, MS

9:27  Break

9:42  Roger F. Meyer, MD Lecture in Cornea
         Surface Stem Cells - Sophie Deng, MD, PhD

10:17 Q & A Session

10:27 Endothelial Transplant Introduction

10:29 Adult Endothelial Transplant - Sanjay Patel, MD

10:35 Pediatric Endothelial Transplant - Shahzad Mian, MD

10:41 Panel - Christopher Hood, MD

10:51 Break 

11:06 Ectasia Introduction

11:08 Keratoconus & Toric lenses - Stephen Armenti, MD

11:14 Advanced Keratoconus: medical therapies - Jennifer Ling, MD

11:20 Advanced Keratoconus: surgical therapies - Angela Verkade, MD

11:26 Refractive - Miles Greenwald, MD

11:32 Panel - Bradford Tannen, MD, JD

11:47 Wrap up - Shahzad Mian, MD

The Roger F. Meyer, M.D. Lectureship in Cornea

Sophie X. Deng, MD, PhD

Sophie X. Deng, MD, PhD

Joan and Jerome Snyder Chair in Cornea Diseases
Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles