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AUPO Annual Meeting [clear filter]
Tuesday, January 28


Wednesday, January 29




Thursday, January 30






Professionalism 2.0
8:00 – 8:05 AM
Alice Lorch, MD

8:05 – 8:20 AM
How to Avoid Unconscious Bias in the Residency Application Process
Susan Forster, MD

8:20 - 8:35 AM
Resident Cataract Surgery on your Patients
Thomas Oetting, MD

8:35 - 8:50 AM
Facilitating Career Transitions
Terri Young, MD

8:50 - 9:05 AM
Ethical Conduct in Research: Do This, Not That!
Steven Fliesler, PhD

9:05 - 9:30 AM
Panel Discussion

Thursday January 30, 2020 8:00am - 9:30am
Celebrity D-E


Thursday January 30, 2020 9:30am - 9:55am
Celebrity Foyer


How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love PGY-1 Integration
9:55 – 10:00 AM
Evan 'Jake' Waxman, MD, PhD

10:00 - 11:10 AM
This interactive session will be conducted using a question/answer format. A panel of program directors, coordinators and department administrators will share their experiences and offer their advice regarding PGY-1 integration. The session will focus on program experiences and useful how-tos.

Pre-prepared questions solicited in advance will be used to kick things off with the moderator asking the panel to chime in with their experiences. Spontaneous questions from the audience will be invited.

Panelists: David Goldman, MD; Jeremy Jones, MD; Robert La Follette, MBA, CMPE; Jennifer Lindsey, MD; Saras Ramanathan, MD; Olivia Turner

Thursday January 30, 2020 9:55am - 11:10am
Celebrity D-E


Research Directors ‘Quick Exchanges’
This fast-paced ice-breaker event is a get-acquainted opportunity for Directors of Research to kick-start the meeting. Congregating in pairs, participants will have a limited time to introduce selves, describe institutional set up (size, organizational structure, etc.), discuss topics of interest. Just as the conversation is getting started it will be time to greet your next colleague!

Thursday January 30, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am
Celebrity B


Organization Reports
11:10 - 11:20 AM
American Board of Ophthalmology
George B. Bartley, MD

11:20 - 11:30 AM
American Academy of Ophthalmology
David W. Parke, II, MD

11:30 - 11:35 AM
AUPO Fellowship Compliance Committee
Michael Belin, MD

Thursday January 30, 2020 11:10am - 11:35am
Celebrity D-E


AUPO/AAO Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education
11:35 - 11:40 AM
Steven E. Feldon, MD, MBA

11:40 - 11:55 AM
Board Certification in the Era of Data Analytics
Susan M. Culican, MD, PhD

Thursday January 30, 2020 11:35am - 11:55am
Celebrity D-E


AUPO/AAO Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education
11:55 AM - 12:00 PM
Steven E. Feldon, MD, MBA

12:00 - 12:15 PM
Teaching and Learning
JoAnn Giaconi, MD

Thursday January 30, 2020 11:55am - 12:15pm
Celebrity D-E



Lunch on Own Break
Thursday January 30, 2020 12:15pm - 1:30pm



New and Improved Milestones 2.0
1:15 - 2:00 PM
Laura Edgar, EdD, CAE
Milestones Framework

Why Milestones 2.0?

New Milestones

The Supplemental Guide and How it Will Help Your CCC

2:00 - 2:15 PM
Audience Question and Answer

Thursday January 30, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Celebrity D-E


Encouraging, Incorporating, and Managing Clinical Research
1:30 – 1:35 PM
Patricia D'Amore, PhD

1:35 - 3:00 PM
Three physician scientists will discuss their experiences with clinical research at their home institutions. Emphasis will be on how faculty and clinical trainees are motivated to participate, the role clinical research plays and how clinical research is coordinated and paid for.

Presenters: John Danias, MD, PhD; Vittorio Porciatti, PhD; Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD

Thursday January 30, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Oasis 1-4


Matching Success: How Best to Prepare Your Students
2:20 – 3:35 PM
Matching Success: How Best to Prepare Your Students

Brief cases will be presented, followed by an audience poll showing real-time results.  Each case will include a panel discussion with 2 Program Directors and 2 Medical Student Education Directors. Cases will include interesting yet common dilemmas faced by medical students,  Medical Student Education Directors, and Program Directors.

Panelists: Brian McMillan, MD and Lorri Wilson, MD - Directors of Medical Student Education and Grace Sun, MD and Misha Syed, MD - Program Directors

Thursday January 30, 2020 2:20pm - 3:35pm
Celebrity D-E


Committee Meeting Time, Free Time
Thursday January 30, 2020 3:35pm - 5:30pm


Friday, January 31



Breakfast with Colleagues Networking Roundtables
1. Tailoring Research for Medical Students Interested in Ophthalmology
Manuela Bartoli, PhD

2. Getting Data Out of Epic for Research and Quality
Michael V. Boland, MD, PhD

3. Big Data and Analytics for Research and Clinical Operations
Michael Chiang, MD

4. Faculty Compensation Models
Kimberly W. Crowder, MD

5. Delivering Feedback to Residents and Faculty
Douglas Fredrick, MD

6. How to Incentivize Faculty to Teach Medical Students
Anju Goyal, MD and Sonal Tuli, MD

7. Engaging URM Students in Ophthalmology
Lisa Kelly, MD, MEd

8. Grantsmanship
J. Mark Petrash, PhD

9. Corrective Action Plans for Struggling Residents
R. Michael Siatkowski, MD

10. PGY-1 Integration and What You Need to Know About SF Match
Dennis Thomatos and Tim R. Losch, CMP

11. Seven Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became Chair
Nicholas J. Volpe, MD

12. Professional Development - Mentorship
Laura Wayman, MD

13. Utilizing Scribes in Clinical Practice
Brenda Houtenbrink

14. How to Find the Right Administrator
Sean Poppoff

15. Enhancing Professional Development for Faculty and Trainees
Anita Gupta, MD

Friday January 31, 2020 6:45am - 7:45am
Celebrity A-C




President’s Symposium: Academic Leadership
8:00 – 8:03 AM
Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD

8:03 – 8:23 AM
Lessons Learned from a Career of Leadership in Ophthalmology
David W. Parke, II, MD

8:23 – 8:33 AM
Leadership Styles and Traits
Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD

8:33 – 8:43 AM
Building an Organization Culture
Julia A. Haller, MD

8:43 – 8:53 AM
Identifying and Managing Talent
Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD

8:53 – 9:03 AM
People Management
Edward G. Buckley, MD 9:03 – 9:13 AM
Your Balance Sheet is More than Finances
Randall J Olson, MD

9:13 - 9:23 AM
The Difference Between Strategic Thinking and Strategic Planning
Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD

9:23 - 9:30 AM
Audience Question and Answer

Friday January 31, 2020 8:00am - 9:30am
Celebrity D-E


The Best of the Journal of Academic Ophthalmology
9:30 - 9:35 AM
Surgical Aptitude Testing among Ophthalmology Residency Applicants: Current Utilization and Residency Program Directors' Perspectives
Michael Wilkinson, MD

9:35 - 9:40 AM
Association between Industry Payments and Scholarly Impact among Academic Ophthalmologists
Jessica Chow, MD

9:40 - 9:45 AM
Needs Assessment of Emergency Department Residents in Examining and Managing Patients with Ophthalmologic Complaints
Kaidi Wang, MD

Friday January 31, 2020 9:30am - 9:45am
Celebrity D-E


Friday January 31, 2020 9:45am - 10:10am
Celebrity Foyer


Organization Reports
10:10 - 10:15 AM

10:15 - 10:25 AM
National Eye Institute
Santa Tumminia, PhD

10:25 - 10:35 AM
Research to Prevent Blindness
Brian F. Hofland, PhD

Friday January 31, 2020 10:15am - 10:35am
Celebrity D-E


How to Assess Students Over a Four-Year Continuum
10:30 - 10:55 AM
Pre-Clinical Years

Workshop with Checklist, Didactics on High Yield Topics
Emily Graubart, MD

Standardized Patients +/- Step 1 Study Knowledge
Ilyse Haberman, MD

10:55 - 11:30 AM
Clinical Years

Direct Observation
Lori Stec, MD

Ankoor Shah, MD

Knowledge Assessment
Pavlina Kemp, MD

11:30 - 11:45 AM
Assessing Students Applying to Ophthalmology

Laura Green, MD

11:45 - 12:00 PM
Questions and Discussion

Friday January 31, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm
Celebrity G-H


RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding AMD Research
10:35 - 10:40 AM
Introduction and Presentation of Award
Brian F. Hofland, PhD and Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, PhD

10:40 - 11:00 AM
Telling the Untold Stories of Geographic Atrophy Via Histologically Validated Clinical Imaging
Christine Curcio, PhD

Friday January 31, 2020 10:35am - 11:00am
Celebrity D-E


What's Hot in Research?
11:00 – 11:15 AM
Patient-derived iPSC as Disease Models
Deborah Ferrington, PhD

11:15 – 11:30 AM
Retinal Organoids in Vision Research
J. Mark Petrash, PhD

Friday January 31, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am
Celebrity D-E


AUPO/RPB Resident and Fellow Research Forum
11:30 - 11:32 AM
Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, PhD

11:32 - 11:41 AM
Vitreous Microparticles in Diabetic Eye Disease Signal Hyalocyte Apoptosis Suggesting a Diabetic Vitreopathy
Harris Sultan, MD, MS

11:41 - 11:50 AM
Visible-light Optical Coherence Tomography for Retinal Oximetry: From Rodents to Humans
Brian T. Soetikno, PhD

11:50 - 11:59 AM
Role of Mechanotransduction in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Siddharth Narendran, MD

11:59 - 12:08 PM
Dissecting Uveal Melanoma One Cell at a Time
Mathieu F. Bakhoum, MD, PhD

12:08 - 12:15 PM
Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, PhD

Friday January 31, 2020 11:30am - 12:15pm
Celebrity D-E


Lunch on Own Break
Friday January 31, 2020 12:15pm - 1:15pm
On Own



Ophthalmology Medical Student Education Paper Session
1:00 - 1:02 PM
Anju Goyal, MD

1:02 - 1:10 PM
Pre-Clinical Students’ Perceptions of Resident-Led Workshop in Ophthalmology
Priya Sorab, BS

1:10 - 1:18 PM
An Ophthalmology Skills Session for First-Year Medical Students
Samantha Paul, MS-IV

1:18 - 1:26 PM
Flipped Ophthalmology Classroom: A Better Way to Teach Medical Students
Ryan Diel, MD

1:26 - 1:34 PM
Resources, Reliability, and Factors Important to Ophthalmology Applicants
Ryan Freedman, BS

1:34 - 1:42 PM
Direct Ophthalmoscopy: Randomized Comparison of Simulator-based Versus Traditional Training of First-year Medical Students
Grant Howell, BS

1:42 - 1:50 PM
Comparison Between Medical Student Educators and Program Directors in 2010 and 2019
Prithvi Sankar, MD

1:50 - 1:58 PM
Development and Pilot of a Web-Based Diabetic Retinopathy Education Module for Medical Trainees
Emily Cole, MD, MPH

1:58 - 2:06 PM
Impact of Near-Peer Education in a Student-Run Free Ophthalmology Clinic on Student Teaching Skills
Nitin Chopra, MD

2:06 - 2:14 PM
Outpatient Ophthalmology Clinic during Neurology Clerkship Impacts Medical Student Ophthalmic Examinations Skills
Russell Day, BS

2:14 - 2:25 PM

Friday January 31, 2020 1:00pm - 2:25pm
Celebrity G-H


Ophthalmology Review Committee (RC) Update
1:15 - 1:20 PM
Introduction and Ophthalmology Review Committee (RC) Program Review Process
Andreas Lauer, MD

1:20 - 1:25 PM
New Questions in ADS and how the RC Views Responses
Andreas Lauer, MD

1:25 - 1:30 PM
Other ACGME News You Need to Know
Sophia Chung, MD

1:30 - 1:35 PM
Common Citations and Areas for Improvement
Sophia Chung, MD

1:35 - 1:45 PM
Complement Increases and Common Program Requirements
Natalie Kerr, MD

1:45 - 1:50 PM
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Program Revisions
Brett Gudgel, MD

1:50 - 2:00 PM
Milestones 2.0
Tara Uhler, MD

2:00 - 2:15 PM
PGY-1 Transition - Update Case Log Data During PGY-1
Laura Green, MD and Shahzad Mian, MD 2:15 - 2:45 PM

Panel Discussion and Question and Answer
Sophia Chung, MD; Laura Green, MD; Brett Gudgel, MD; Natalie Kerr, MD; Andreas Lauer, MD; Shahzad Mian, MD; David Quillen, MD; Kathleen Quinn-Leering, PhD; Tara Uhler, MD

Friday January 31, 2020 1:00pm - 2:25pm
Celebrity D-E


Faculty/Administrator Compensation and Benchmarks for Academic Practice: 2019 Survey Results and Analysis
1:30 - 1:35 PM
Steven Feldon, MD, MBA

1:35 - 1:40 PM
New for 2019
Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD

1:40 - 1:55 PM
Interpreting the Survey: Helpful Hints
David Quillen, MD

1:55 - 2:05 PM
Trends in Faculty Compensation: Longitudinal Analysis
James Tsai, MD

2:05 - 2:15 PM
Benchmarks: What They are and How to use Them
Robert La Follette, MBA, CMPE

2:15 - 2:45 PM
Questions and Answers

Friday January 31, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Oasis 1-4



Friday January 31, 2020 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Celebrity Foyer


A New Venture: AUPO LEARN (Longitudinal Educational Assessment Research Network)
3:00 - 3:20 PM
Pediatric Education Research Network
Alan Schwartz, PhD

3:20 - 3:32 PM
Chair’s Perspective
Nicholas J. Volpe, MD

3:32 - 3:44 PM
PD Role and Experience in Putting Together a Multi-institution Longitudinal Education Study
Susan M. Culican, MD, PhD

3:44 - 3:56 PM
Involvement of Researchers
Philip Ruzycki, PhD

3:56 - 4:30 PM
Question and Answer Session

Friday January 31, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Celebrity D-E


Saturday, February 1



Breakfast with Colleagues Networking Roundtables
1. Compensation and Pay for Performance
Rick Fraunfelder, MD

2. Advancing Ophthalmology During Curriculum Reform
JoAnn Giaconi, MD

3. Building a Translational Research Program in Ophthalmology
Naresh Mandava, MD

4. Advising Medical Students on the Match
Pavlina Kemp and Jamie Rosenberg, MD

5. Role of Research Directors in Philanthropy
J. Mark Petrash, PhD

6. Dealing with the Ever Changing Medical Student
Prithvi S. Sankar, MD and Ken Lin, MD

7. Academic Global Ophthalmology
Grace Sun, MD and Jeff Pettey, MD

8. Helpful Information about SF Match: Today and Tomorrow
Dennis Thomatos and Tim R. Losch, CMP

9. Managing Resident Leave
Tara Uhler, MD

10. State of Cybersecurity in Healthcare
Robert La Follette, MBA, CMPE

11. Ophthalmic Education in the Veterans Affairs Hospital System
Jennifer Lindsey, MD

12. Work/Life Balance and Management
Casie Stevens

Saturday February 1, 2020 6:45am - 7:45am
Celebrity B-C



Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology
7:50 – 7:55 AM
Naresh Mandava, MD

7:55 – 8:10 AM
What is AI, and How is it Changing Medicine?
Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, MD

8:10 - 8:25 AM
AI and Clinical Diagnosis
Michael Chiang, MD

8:25 - 8 :40 AM
AI and Ethics
Ryan Jenkins, PhD

8:40 - 8:50 AM

Saturday February 1, 2020 7:50am - 8:50am
Celebrity D-E


Funding the Unfunded Academic Mission
8:50 - 9:00 AM
Introduction and AMC, Department of Ophthalmology Business Model: Current and Future State
Nicholas Volpe, MD

9:00 - 9:10 AM
Philanthropy: Projects, Discretionary and Endowments
Randall J Olson, MD

9:10 - 9:20 AM
Grants: Foundations, Non NEI and Clinical Research Revenue
Timothy Stout, MD, PhD

9:20 - 9:30 AM
Other Revenues: IP/Company Revenue, Clinical Margin and Optical
Naresh Mandava, MD

9:30 - 9:40 AM
Ophthalmology Relevance: Competing for Pooled Resources at your Institution
Daniel Martin, MD

9:40 – 9:50 AM
Question and Answer Session

Saturday February 1, 2020 8:50am - 9:50am
Celebrity D-E



Workshop: Best Practices for Research Directors
Building Effective Teams

10:00 - 10:10 AM
Administrative Teams
Debra Rogers

10:10 - 10:20 AM
Research Teams
Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD

10:20 - 10:30 AM
Leadership Teams
Jeffrey Goldberg, MD, PhD

10:30 - 10:45 AM

Developing a Model for Overseeing and Mentoring Research Fellows

10:45 - 11:00 AM
Patricia D’Amore, PhD

11:00 - 11:15 AM
William Brunken, PhD

11:15 - 11:30 AM

Saturday February 1, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am


Workshop: Strategic Planning
10:00 - 10:05 AM
Steven Feldon, MD, MBA

Brief Review of Principles of Strategic Planning

10:05 - 10:10 AM
Stephen McLeod, MD

10:10 - 10:15 AM
Timothy Stout, MD, PhD

10:15 - 10:20 AM
The Session
Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD

10:20 - 10:25 AM
James Tsai, MD

10:25 - 10:30 AM
Steven Feldon, MD, MBA

10:30 - 11:30 AM
Floor Presentations - Panel

Saturday February 1, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am
Celebrity G-H


Workshop: ODs, PAs, NPs and Your Department
10:00 - 10:20 AM
Introduction and the Utah Experience
Randall J Olson, MD

10:20- 10:25 AM
Question and Answer

10:25 - 10:40 AM
The Oklahoma Experience
Garyl Geist, MAcc

10:40 - 10:45 AM
Question and Answer

10:45 - 11:00 AM
The Oregon Experience
Andreas K. Lauer, MD

11:00 - 11:05 AM
Question and Answer

11:05 - 11:30 AM
Panel and Audience Discussion

Saturday February 1, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am
Celebrity D-E