Dear Colleague,

Start the year off right at this unique educational experience.

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.

Updates and perspective tailored to your needs.

The Saturday program presents comprehensive ophthalmologists with insight into opportunities for introducing or growing oculoplastics offerings in their general practices. The Sunday program remains a combined session where comprehensive ophthalmologists, nurses and administrators sit together and discuss business management topics that relate to and affect all staff. For the Monday through Friday programs, each profession has independent general sessions where they discuss updates and emerging data relevant to the needs of each audience. 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.

The entire meeting is designed to be casual, intimate and interactive.

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.

Please join us for an experience you won’t find anywhere else.

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

A unique educational experience you won’t find anywhere else:

  • Approachable faculty. Gain perspective from world-renowned ophthalmic experts. After presentations, faculty members are available to address concerns or questions from attendees.
  • Customized learning. Programs have been designed for comprehensive ophthalmologists (offering CME), nurses/allied health professionals (offering CNE/JCAHPO) and administrators (offering a certificate of participation).
  • Intimate education. Separate programs make it easy for your voice to get heard. Ask questions, exchange ideas and discuss common challenges with both faculty and colleagues.
  • Relevant updates. With so many health care changes happening right now, you’ll hear first-hand what ophthalmic experts are recommending for practice success in 2016.
  • Great location. A mix of education and recreation creates time for learning, networking and reenergizing.

This continuing medical education activity is provided by