We kick off each year with a trip to a sunny and scenic Hawaiian island. In 2016, more than 1,200 comprehensive ophthalmologists, retina
specialists, nurses/technicians and administrators will come together for Hawaiian Eye and Retina 2016, to be held January 16-22 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on Hawaii's Big Island. Some physicians come alone, but most bring a few team leaders to help strengthen practice growth and success. Many attendees also bring family, so after sessions they can enjoy the island together.
The first two days of the meeting are designed for the entire practice and are spent together in the same room to offer insight from all viewpoints. The rest of the week, each profession has separate general sessions where they discuss relevant updates and emerging data. We’re privileged to have more than 100 of ophthalmology’s foremost experts join us and provide attendees with experienced perspective. The faculty wear leis, so you can easily identify and approach them with questions or feedback.
We also provide breakout sessions as opportunities to have intimate conversations among small groups of peers. Meeting events are unopposed and included with your registration fee (except the luau), including:
- Breakfast and lunch programs offer meals at tables of 10 as you dive
deeper into today’s hot topics.
- General sessions featuring didactic and interactive presentations to cover the
entire scope of your practice.
- Workshops with 40 attendees provide practical, one-on-one training
in new equipment, technology and insurance.
- Banyan tree sessions are a favorite for face-to-face casual discussions among
50 colleagues, held outdoors with a great view, while snacks are served.
- Exhibit Hall Breaks feature continental breakfast and coffee breaks
with raffles drawn daily.
- Sandcastle competition complete with buckets, shovels and awards and later
an evening luau hosting a dinner buffet and authentic Hawaiian entertainment
create networking time with family and colleagues.
We’ve created the perfect mix of learning, networking and reenergizing that keep attendees coming back year after year. While we continue to
update the meeting with new topics and features, we’re also committed to our foundation that makes Hawaiian Eye and Retina two of the most
successful continuing medical education opportunities in ophthalmology.
We look forward to seeing you, your staff and your families in Hawaii.
The Hawaiian Eye and Retina Planning Committees