OOAA Annual Meeting: May 13, 2016


Dr. SadunLeber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy: New treatments and trials and How evolved two parallel visual systems: Melanopsin Retinal Ganglion Cells by Alfredo A. Sadun, M.D., Ph.D.
Flora L. Thornton Endowed Chair
Doheny Eye Centers
University of California - Los Angeles 

Dr. Rose-NussbaumerGlobal Health and Clincal Trials and Update on Infectious Keratitis by
Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Francis I. Proctor Foundation
Department of Ophthalmology
University of California - San Francisco

Dr. MooreTips for Hydroxychloroquine Screening by
Thomas K. Moore, M.D.

Lansing Ophthalmology
Regional Eye Care Center
East Lansing, Michigan

Morning schedule

7:00 a.m. Breakfast and registration: Macdonald Auditorium

8:00 a.m. Welcome & Introduction: David J. Wilson, M.D.

8:05 a.m. Pre-Test: Andreas Lauer, M.D.

8:10 a.m. Global and local medical missions; successfully navigating the paradigm shift: Mitchell Brinks, M.D., M.P.H.

8:30 a.m. Global Health and Clinical Trials: Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer, M.D.

8:55 a.m. Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy: New treatments and trials: Alfredo A. Sadun, M.D., Ph.D.

9:20 a.m. Challenging Neuro-Opthalmic Cases: William Hills, M.D., O.D. and Kimberly Winges, M.D.

9:45 a.m. Tips for Hydroxychloroquine Screening: Thomas Moore, M.D.

10:10 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Between Hopeful and Hopeless; A review of sight restoring research: Elisa Ing, M.D.

10:50 a.m. Trabecular meshwork cell dynamics: Targeting the actin cytoskeleton to reduce IOP in glaucoma patients: Kate Keller, Ph.D.

11:15 a.m. Update on pediatric glaucoma: Allison Loh, M.D.

11:35 a.m. The Promise of Gene Therapy: Mark Pennesi, M.D., Ph.D.

Afternoon schedule

11:55 a.m. lunch break

1:00 p.m. Update on infectious Keratitis: Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer, M.D.

1:25 p.m. Challenging Cornea Cases: John Clements, M.D.

1:45 p.m. How we evolved two parallel visual systems: Melanopsin Retinal Ganglion Cells: Alfredo A. Sadun, M.D., Ph.D.

2:10 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. Symposium: Ophthalmic Coding - Hot topics in Ophthalmology and other reimbursement adventures: Elizabeth Cottle

3:20 p.m. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography: Non-Invasive Ocular Angiography Is Now -
1. OCT Angiography and Glaucoma
2. A New Perspective in Choroidal Neovascularization with OCT Angiography
3. OCT Angiography in Diabetic Retinopathy
Hana Takusagawa, M.D., Steven Bailey M.D. and Thomas Hwang, M.D.

4:15 p.m. Future Directions: Maintenance of Board Certification and Resident Surgery Training, Andreas Lauer, M.D.

4:40 p.m. McClean Public Services Award: David J. Wilson, M.D. and Andreas Lauer, M.D.

4:50 p.m. Post test

5:00 p.m. Adjourn, cocktail reception to follow

Contact Erica Hertzsch with any questions.


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CME, designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Description

Continued progress in the basic and clinical sciences, technology, as well as medical and surgical approaches has led to increased understanding in the management of ophthalmologic disorders. The goal of the Oregon Ophthalmological Alumni Association (OOAA) Annual Meeting is to update practicing and retired ophthalmologists as well as ophthalmologists in training on the latest advances and to provide useful, evidence-based and clinically-relevant approaches in the diagnosis and treatment of ophthalmologic disorders.

Target audience

Practicing Ophthalmologists and Ophthalmologists in Training.