AAO 2019

AAO 2019, October 11-15 with a San Francisco city background

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting (October 12-15, San Francisco) is one of the world’s largest gatherings of eye physicians and surgeons. As a leading institution in both patient care and research, Kellogg Eye Center will be represented across more than 45 presentations, posters, panels, and lectures presenting new discoveries and game-changing breakthroughs in the treatment of vision disorders. 

View the Kellogg presentations and participants for each day/component of the 2019 AAO Annual Meeting below, or download the complete list here

Annual Meeting

AAO Achievement Awards

Dr. Roni Shtein

Senior Achievement Award

Roni M. Shtein, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center


Saturday, October 12, 2019

  • 9:00AM - 12:00PM
    SPE23: Special Meeting          Location: SOUTH 304
    Global Ophthalmology: An Emerging Field, Challenges and Pathways to Impact
    Scott D Lawrence MD [Presenter]
  • Saturday 9:00AM - Tuesday  1:00PM
    PO196: Scientific Poster         Location: EPOSTER & VIDEO TERMINALS
    Diagnostic Accuracy of Technology-Based Eye Care Services: A Comprehensive Eye Screening Telemedicine Program
    April Y Maa MD [Presenting Author]
  • Saturday 9:00AM - Tuesday  1:00PM
    PO210: Scientific Poster    Location: EPOSTER & VIDEO TERMINALS
    Predicting Adherence With the Glaucoma Treatment Compliance Assessment Tool
    Paula Anne Newman-Casey MD [Co-Author] 
  • Saturday 9:00AM - Tuesday  1:00PM
    PO211: Scientific Poster    Location: EPOSTER & VIDEO TERMINALS
    Socioeconomic Predictors of Glaucoma Medication Adherence
    Chris Andrews, PHD; Paula Anne Newman-Casey MD [Co-Authors]
  • Saturday 9:00AM - Tuesday  1:00PM
    PO239: Scientific Poster   Location: EPOSTER & VIDEO TERMINALS
    Routine Fundus Photography Screening for Posterior Segment Disease: A Stepped-Wedge, Cluster-Randomized Trial in South India
    Leslie M Niziol MS; Alan L Robin MD; David C Musch PhD; Maria A Woodward, MD, MS [Co-Authors]
  • Saturday 9:00AM - Tuesday  1:00PM
    PO242: Scientific Poster    Location: EPOSTER & VIDEO TERMINALS
    Michigan Ophthalmology Pipeline: Increasing Ophthalmology Diversity
    Jara Alexa Crear, MD; Katherine Whitney; Lauren Prisk, BA; Angela R Elam, MD; Ariane D Kaplan, MD; Alan Sugar MD; Shahzad I Mian, MD [Co-Authors]
  • Saturday 9:00AM - Tuesday  1:00PM
    PO301: Scientific Poster    Location: EPOSTER & VIDEO TERMINALS
    The Negative Impact of TED on Social Perception
    Shannon Shan Joseph, MD [Presenting Author]
  • Saturday 9:00AM - Tuesday  1:00PM
    PO419: Scientific Poster    Location: EPOSTER & VIDEO TERMINAL
    Development and Validation of a Vision-Guided Mobility Assessment for RPE65-Associated Leber Congenital Amaurosis
    Robin Ali, PHD [Co-Author]
  • 4:00PM - 5:00PM
    LL09     Location: Learning Lounge 3
    Global Ophthalmology - A Volunteer's Perspective Scott D Lawrence MD [Presenter]
  • 7:00PM - 9:00PM
    Annual Alumni Reception at AAO Annual Meeting
    Four Seasons Hotel,  Veranda Ballroom B

Sunday, October 13, 2019

  • 10:15AM - 12:30PM
    210: Instruction Course    Location: SOUTH 306
    Orbital Disorders: A Conceptual Approach to Diagnosis and Optimized Decision Making
    Alon Kahana MD PhD [Instructor]
  • 10:30AM - 11:18AM
    OP02: Original Paper    Location: SOUTH 152
    Ocular Pathology and Oncology Original Papers
    Rajesh C Rao, MD [Presenter]
    PA010 Ocular Surface and Cutaneous Invasive SCCs and Precursor Lesions on UV-Exposed Sites Demonstrate a Concordant Level of Genomic Complexity in Known Recurrently Altered Genes
  • 10:30AM - 12:00PM
    SYM16: Symposium   Location: WEST 3014
    What You Need to Know Frzom the Past Year’s Literature
    Roni M Shtein MD [Presenter]
    Cornea Update 
  • 10:42AM - 10:49AM
    PA010: Paper    Location: SOUTH 152
    Ocular Surface and Cutaneous Invasive SCCs and Precursor Lesions on UV-Exposed Sites Demonstrate a Concordant Level of Genomic Complexity in Known Recurrently Altered Genes
    Rajesh C Rao, MD [Presenting Author]
    Alan Sugar MD; H. Kaz Soong, MD; Shahzad I Mian, MD; Hakan Demirci MD [Co-Authors]
  • 11:18AM - 12:15PM
    OP03: Original Paper    Location: SOUTH 152
    Oculoplastics Original Papers and Best of ASOPRS
    Alon Kahana MD PhD [Presenter]
    5-Fluorouracil as First Line Therapy for Conjunctival Cicatrix in OCP
  • 3:45PM - 5:15PM
    SYM27: Symposium    Location: WEST 3020
    Traumatic Brain Injury in Children
    Bruce Furr [Presenter]
    Presentation of the Lancaster Award
  • 4:30PM - 5:30PM
    291: Instructional Course    Location: SOUTH 306
    Orbital Radiology: Foundations for Diagnosis and Treatment of Orbital Disease
    Alon Kahana MD PhD [Instructor]

Monday, October 14, 2019

  • 8:30AM - 10:30AM
    LAB132: Skills Transfer    Location: SOUTH 6
    Oculoplastic Surgery: Anatomic Foundations, Surgical Techniques and Enhanced Results
    Alon Kahana MD PhD [Instructor]
  • 9:00AM - 10:00AM
    SYM35: Symposium   Location: WEST 2002
    A Critical Evaluation of Top-Line Data: Cornea OTAs That Will Change Your Practice
    Roni M Shtein MD [Chair and Presenter]; 
    Autologous Serum-Based Eye Drops for Treatment of Ocular Surface Disease
  • 12:15PM - 1:45PM
    SYM40: Symposium    Location: SOUTH 152
    Glaucoma: The Twisted History of a Complex Disease
    Sayoko E Moroi MD PhD [Presenter]
    Aqueous Circulation and the Vasculature
  • 2:00PM - 3:30PM
    SPO3: Spotlight Session    Location: ESPLANADE BALLROOM
    Spotlight on Utilizing Physician Extenders in an Ophthalmic Practice: Pearls and Pitfalls
    Alon Kahana MD PhD [Chair and Presenter]
    Shahzad I Mian, MD [Presenter] - Optometrists in a Cornea Practice
    Sayoko E Moroi MD PhD [Presenter] - Optometrists in a Glaucoma Practice
    Alon Kahana MD PhD [Presenter]  - Physician Assistants in an Oculoplastics Practice
    Lindsay C El-Awadi, PAC [Presenter] - Being an Oculoplastics Physican Assistant
  • 2:00PM - 4:15PM
    481: Instruction Course    Location: SOUTH 205
    Stereo Anatomy of the Orbit, Eyelid and Lacrimal System: A Surgeon's Perspective
    Victor M Elner, MD, PHD [Presenter] 
  • 2:00PM - 5:15PM
    OP09: Original Paper    Location: SOUTH 152
    Glaucoma Original Papers
    Paula Anne Newman-Casey MD [Chair] 
  • 3:15PM - 5:30PM
    497: Instruction Course    Location: SOUTH 204
    Controversies in Ocular Oncology
    Hakan Demirci MD [Instructor]
  • 4:00PM - 5:30PM
    LAB112A: Skills Transfer    Location: SOUTH 7
    Phacoemulsification and Advanced Techniques
    April Y Maa MD [Instructor]
  • 4:04PM - 4:11PM
    PA063: Paper    Location: SOUTH 152
    Developing Personalized Forecasts of HTG and NTG Progression at Different Target IOPs Using Machine Learning Methods
    Chris Andrews, PhD; Joshua D Stein, MD, MS [Co-Authors]
  • 4:30PM - 5:30PM
    514: Instruction Course    Location: SOUTH 201
    Advanced Concepts in the Management of TED
    Alon Kahana MD PhD [Senior Instructor]
    Steven M Archer MD; Monte A Del Monte MD; Victor M Elner, MD, PHD; Denise S Kim, MD; Christine C Nelson MD; Shannon Shan Joseph, MD [Instructors] 
  • 4:30PM - 5:30PM
    515: Session    Location: WEST 2005
    Sexual Harassment in Ophthalmology: How Do I Protect Myself, My Practice, and My Trainees in the #MeToo Era?
    Olivia Joy Killeen, MD [Presenter]

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

  • 8:30AM - 10:00AM
    SYM50: Symposium    Location: WEST 2002
    Delivery of Therapeutics to the Posterior Ocular Segment
    Rajesh C Rao, MD [ Presenter]
    Retinal Stem Cell Transplantation 
  • 10:15AM - 11:15AM
    641: Instruction Course    Location: SOUTH 306
    Advanced Techniques for Periocular Reconstruction
    Shannon Shan Joseph, MD [Instructors]
  • 10:15AM - 11:45AM
    SYM53: Symposium    Location: Esplanade Ballroom
    Grand Rounds: Cases and Experts From Across the World
    Emily Ann Eton, MD [Presenter]
  • 10:15AM - 12:15PM
    OP12: Original Paper    Location: SOUTH 152
    Cataract Original Papers
    Joshua D Stein, MD, MS
    PA081 Use of Machine Learning Algorithms to Predict CME Following Cataract Surgery
  • 10:39AM - 10:46AM
    PA081: Paper    Location: SOUTH 152
    Use of Machine Learning Algorithms to Predict CME Following Cataract Surgery
    Joshua D Stein, MD, MS [Presenting Author]
    Chris Andrews, PHD; Maria A Woodward, MD, MS; Shahzad I Mian, MD [Co-Author]

Subspecialty Day

Friday, October 11, 2019 

  • 8:05AM - 9:15AM
    RET02    Location: WEST 3002
    Section I: Vitreoretinal Surgery, Part I
    Mark W Johnson MD [Presenter]
    Management of Retinal Detachment Without Vitrectomy Adjuvants 
  • 2:55PM - 4:18PM
    RET10    Location: WEST 3002
    Section VII: Pediatric Retina
    Cagri G Besirli MD [Panelist]
    Pediatric Retina Panel Discussion

Saturday, October 12, 2019

  • 8:02AM - 9:12AM
    COR02    Location: WEST 2020
    Section I: Bent Out of Shape: Ectasia Update
    Maria A Woodward, MD, MS [Presenter]
    Managing Post-LASIK and Other Ectasias
  • 2:04PM - 2:47PM
    RET19    Location: WEST 3002
    Section XV: Innovative Retinal Interventions
    David N Zacks MD PhD [Panelist]
    Innovative Retinal Interventions: Panel Discussion
  • 2:34PM - 4:04PM
    COR06    Location: WEST 2020
    Section V: Anterior Segment Tumors
    Shahzad I Mian, MD [Presenter]
    Interactive Case Discussion: It's Not a Too-mah … Or Is It?
  • 2:47PM - 3:15PM
    RET20    Location: WEST 3002
    Section XVI: Non-neovascular AMDMark W. Johnson, MD [Moderator] 
  • 3:30PM - 5:00PM
    Ped08     Location: WEST 3020Section VI: "Break on Through": New Innovations in Strabismus Surgery
    Monte A Del Monte MD [Presenter]
  • 4:04PM - 5:04PM
    COR07    Location: WEST 2020
    Section VI: Inflammatory Diseases of the Cornea
    Roni M Shtein MD [Presenter]
    Interstitial Keratitis: What Is the Best Treatment?
  • 4:05PM - 5:27PM
    OCU07    Location: WEST 2002
    Section VI: Medical Advances That May Put the Orbital Surgeon Out of Business
    Alon Kahana MD PhD [Presenter]
    Vismodegib and Sonidegib in the Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma
Sun shining through a cable car in San Francisco

American Association of Certified Orthoptists Annual Meeting

Saturday, October 12, 2019

  • 9:00 – 10:00 AM
    Diagnosis and Management of Restrictive Strabismus 
    Monte A Del Monte, MD

JCAHPO's Annual Continuing Education (ACE) Program

Saturday, October 12, 2019

  • 9:10 am-10:00 am
    UGH: I Got a Feeling (09SA2)
    Tanya McClendon, COA, ROUB, CDOS  [Instructor]
    Maria Ayres, MD, ROUB, CDOS  [Instructor]
  • 10:20 am-11:10 am
    Infection Prevention in Ophthalmology (04SA3)
    Carol Pollack-Rundle, BS, COMT [Instructor]
  • 10:20AM - 11:10AM
  • Ultrasound for Vitreoretinal Disorders: Practical Pearls (09SA3)
    Maria Ayres, MD, ROUB, CDOS  [Instructor]
    Tanya McClendon, COA, ROUB, CDOS  [Instructor]
    Elizabeth Parrish, COA, ROUB, CDOS  [Instructor]
  • 11:30AM - 1:30PM
    Ophthalmic Study Coordinator Roundtable (15SA45)
    Munira Hussain, MS, COA, CCRP
  • 11:30AM - 12:20PM
    Ultrasound Biomicroscopy (UBM) Imaging: A Practical Approach (09SA4)
    Maria Ayres, MD, ROUB, CDOS [Instructor]
    Tanya McClendon, COA, ROUB, CDOS [Instructor]
    Elizabeth Parrish, COA, ROUB, CDOS [Instructor]
  • 1:50PM - 3:50PM
    Ultrasound (12SA67)
    Tanya McClendon, COA, ROUB, CDOS [Instructor]

Sunday, October 13, 2019


  • 10:20AM - 12:20PM
    Empowering Glaucoma Patients to Take Care of Themselves (15SU34)
    Paula Newman-Casey, MD, MS [Instructor]
    Alan Robin, MD [Instructor]

Ophthalmic Photographers' Society  Annual Meeting

October 11‐14, 2019 at Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, California

Scientific Exhibit Booth Coordinator
Tim Steffens, CRA, OCT-C, FOPS

Sunday, October 13, 2019

  • 3:15PM - 4:45PM
    SU-5-C      Location: Nikko III
    Image Archive and Data Systems for Ophthalmology
    Tim Steffens, CRA, OCT-C, FOPS

Monday, October 14, 2019

  • 8:30AM - 9:00AM
    MO-1-A      Location: Nikko I
    Animal Imaging: They’ve Saved More Lives Than 911
    Tim Steffens, CRA, OCT-C, FOPS
  • 1:45PM - 2:15PM
    MO-5-A      Location: Nikko I
    External Photography
    Tim Steffens, CRA, OCT-C, FOPS


  • Timothy Costello, CRA, COA
    • First Place, Stereo Division, Gonioscopic Photography, Iris Nevu
    • First Place, Stereo Division, Instrumentation Photography, Suture
    • First Place, Stereo Division, Surgical Photography, Exposed Implant Repair
    • Second Place, Stereo Division, Gonioscopic Photography, Ciliary Body Mass
    • Second Place, Stereo Division, External Photography, Basal Cell Carcinoma Left Cheek
    • Second Place, Stereo Division, Monochromatic Photography, Macular Hole
    • Second Place, Stereo Division, Instrumentation Photography, CryoProbe
    • Second Place, Stereo Division, Surgical Photography, Lid Laceration
    • Third Place, Stereo Division, Gonioscopic Photography, Pigment Dispersion
    • Third Place, Stereo Division, Slit Lamp Photography, Dry Eye
    • Third Place, Stereo Division, External Photography, Basal Cell Carcinoma s/p Mohs
    • Third Place, Stereo Division, Instrumentation Photography, Fixated
    • Third Place, Stereo Division, Surgical Photography, Fornix Reformation
    • Honorable Mention, Stereo Division, Indocyanine Green Angiography, Hemangioma
    • Honorable Mention, Stereo Division, Slit Lamp Photography, Iris Thread
    • Honorable Mention, Stereo Division, External Photography, Chemosis
  • Dena Harris, CRA
    • First Place, Print Division, Indocyanine Green, Leukemia
    • First Place, Stereo Division, Fundus Photography Normal, Coloboma
    • First Place, Stereo Division, External Photography, Proptosis
    • Second Place, Print Division, Fundus Autofluorescence, Retinal Dystrophy
    • Honorable Mention, Print Division, Fundus Photography-Normal 30-40, Best Disease
    • Honorable Mention, Print Division, Slit Lamp Photography, Iris Suture
    • Honorable Mention, Print Division, Monochromatic Photography
    • Honorable Mention, Print Division, Ultra-widefield Imaging, Retinal Detachment
  • Tony Medina, CRA
    • First Place, Stereo Division, Autofluorescence Photography, Dropped Lens
    • Second Place, Stereo Division, Autofluorescence Photography, Choroidal Folds
    • Third Place, Stereo Division, Autofluorescence Photography, Vitelliform Lesions
  • Kit Morehead, CRA
    • First Place, Print Division, Fluorescein Angiography, Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Second Place, Print Division, Slit Lamp Photography, Neovascularization of the Iris
    • Second Place, Stereo Division, Fundus Photography Wide Angle, Horseshoe Tear
    • Third Place, Print Division, Ultra-widefield Imaging, Old Detachment
  • Robert Prusak, CRA
    • First Place, Stereo Division, Slit Lamp Photography, HSV Stromal Keratitis
    • Second Place, Stereo Division, Fluorescein Angiography, PDR
    • Second Place, Stereo Division, Fundus Photography High Mag, Glaucoma
    • Third Place, Stereo Division, Fluorescein Angiography, Choroidal Lesion
    • Third Place, Stereo Division, Indocyanine Green Angiography, CNVM
    • Third Place, Stereo Division, Fundus Photography Normal, Hemgiomablastoma
    • Third Place, Stereo Division, Fundus Photography Wide Angle, NVD