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AUPO Annual Meeting [clear filter]
Wednesday, January 29


Thursday, January 30



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


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
Friday, January 31


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


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


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
Saturday, February 1


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