BREAKFAST PROGRAM | 7:00 am – 8:00 am

7:00 am – 8:00 am
Don’t miss this opportunity to engage faculty and colleagues in a smaller group setting. Speakers will deliver didactic presentations on a hot topic and then take questions from the audience. Breakfast will be provided.

GENERAL SESSIONS | 8:00 am – 11:45 am

Trauma and Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy Surgery

Session Chairs: Tarek S. Hassan, MD; Yuichiro Ogura, MD, PhD
8:00 am – 8:07 am
Re-examination of the Role of Relaxing Retinotomy in PVR Detachment Repair
Grazia Pertile, MD
8:07 am – 8:14 am
Severe Trauma Cases: Pearls and Tricks
Carl C. Claes, MD
8:14 am – 8:21 am
Ocular Trauma: New Updates
Sundaram Natarajan, MD
8:21 am – 8:28 am
Pharmaceutical Management of PVR
Demetrios G. Vavvas, MD, PhD
8:28 am – 8:35 am
Is Scleral Buckling Necessary?
Gaurav K. Shah, MD
8:35 am – 8:42 am
Management of Subretinal Perfluorocarbon Liquid
Leonardo B. Oliveira, MD
8:42 am – 8:49 am
Use Perfluorocarbon as a Tamponade Agent
Stanislao Rizzo, MD
8:49 am – 8:56 am
Treatment of Persistent Hypotony in PVR Eyes
Tarek S. Hassan, MD
8:56 am – 9:03 am
Strategy for the Primary PVR Surgery
Motohiro Kamei, MD, PhD
9:03 am – 9:10 am
Abstract Presentation
9:10 am – 9:17 am
Abstract Presentation
9:17 am – 9:40 am
Panel Discussion
Moderator: Moderator: Nur Acar Gocgil, MD
Panelists: Ernesto Bali, MD; Carl C. Claes, MD; Matteo Forlini, MD; Cesare Mariotti, MD; Sundaram Natarajan, MD; Kirk Packo, MD; Stanislao Rizzo, MD
9:40 am – 10:00 am
BREAK

Medical Retina: Diabetic Macular Edema and Diabetic Retinopathy

Session Chairs: Ehab N. El Rayes, MD, PhD; Virgilio Morales-Canton, MD; Baruch D. Kuppermann, MD, PhD
10:00 am – 10:07 am
Dual Approach for DME: Findings from Faricimab
Dilsher S. Dhoot, MD
10:07 am – 10:14 am
Identifying Eyes that will Develop Vision Threatening Retinopathy
Patricia Udaondo, MD
10:14 am – 10:21 am
Long-term Outcomes of Anti-VEGF Therapy for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy: Year 5 Protocol S Outcomes
Jeffrey G. Gross, MD
10:21 am – 10:28 am
The Value of Treating Non-proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
Lloyd W. Clark, MD
10:28 am – 10:35 am
Rescuing those with Poor Anti-VEGF Treatment Response
Daniel F. Martin, MD
10:35 am – 10:42 am
Long-term Anti-VEGF Treatment Outcomes
10:42 am – 10:49 am
Matching Diabetic Choroidopathy to Retinopathy: A Classification System of OCT Findings
Lilianne G. Duarte, MD, PgD
10:49 am – 10:56 am
Anti-VEGF/Anti-Angiopoietin-2 Bispecific Antibody RG7716 in Diabetic Macular Edema
10:56 am – 11:03 am
Peripheral Diabetic Retinopathy as a Risk Factor for the Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy
11:03 am – 11:10 am
Integrin Antagonism for DME
Hugo Quiroz-Mercado, MD
11:10 am – 11:17 am
Kallikrein Inhibitors for DME
Victor H. Gonzalez, MD
11:17 am – 11:24 am
Abstract Presentation
11:24 am – 11:31 am
Abstract Presentation
11:31 am – 11:45 am
Panel Discussion
Moderator: To Be Announced
Panelists: Zofia Michalewska, MD; Acacio Muralha Neto, MD; MBA; Lihteh Wu, MD

LUNCH PROGRAM | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Don’t miss this opportunity to engage faculty and colleagues in a smaller group setting. Speakers will deliver didactic presentations on a hot topic and then take questions from the audience. Lunch will be provided.

GENERAL SESSIONS | 1:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Controversies and Debates

Session Chairs: David R. Chow, MD FRCS(C); Pravin U. Dugel, MD; Jorge C.P. Rocha, MD, PhD; Lihteh Wu, MD
1:15 pm – 1:21 pm
Is Digital Visualization Surgery Necessary in Practice?
Pro: Flavio A. Rezende, MD, PhD
Con: Raja Narayanan, MD, MBA
1:21 pm – 1:26 pm
Question & Answer
1:26 pm – 1:32 pm
Is It Necessary to Limit Internal Membrane Flaps in Macular Hole Surgery?
Pro: Anthanasios Nikolakopoulos, MD
Con: John W. Kitchens, MD
1:32 pm – 1:37 pm
Question & Answer
1:37 pm – 1:43 pm
Is Intraoperative OCT Ready for Prime Time?
Pro: Susanne Binder, MD
Con: Magno A. Ferreira, MD, MsC, MBA, PhD
1:43 pm – 1:48 pm
Question & Answer
1:48 pm – 1:54 pm
Is Scleral Buckling Still a Useful Technique?
Pro: Marcos P. Ávila, MD
Con: Fabio Patelli, MD
1:54 pm – 1:59 pm
Question & Answer
1:59 pm – 2:05 pm
What is the First Line of Treatment for Center Involved DME?
Steroids: Laurent Kodjikian, MD, PhD, FEBO
Anti-VEGF: Marcelo Zas, MD, PhD
2:05 pm – 2:10 pm
Question & Answer
2:10 pm – 2:16 pm
Should Vitrectomy be the Primary Therapy for Endophthalmitis?
Pro: Ferenc Kuhn, MD, PhD
Con: William E. Smiddy, MD
2:16 pm – 2:21 pm
Question & Answer
2:21 pm – 2:27 pm
What is the First Line of Treatment for Chronic CSCR?
PDT: Speaker To Be Announced
Mineralocorticoid-receptor Antagonists: Francine Behar-Cohen, MD, PhD
Micropulse Laser: Jose A. Roca, MD
2:27 pm – 2:35 pm
Question & Answer
2:35 pm – 2:55 pm
BREAK
2:55 pm – 3:01 pm
What is the First Line of Treatment for PCV?
PDT plus Anti-VEGF: Gregg T. Kokame, MD
Anti-VEGF Monotherapy: Speaker To Be Announced
3:01 pm – 3:06 pm
Question & Answer
3:06 pm – 3:12 pm
Is Telemedicine for Ophthalmology Evaluations Ready for Prime Time?
Pro: Alexandre Taleb, MD, PhD
Con: Francisco Rodrigues, MD
3:12 pm – 3:17 pm
Question & Answer
3:17 pm – 3:23 pm
Is Pneumatic Retinopexy Useful?
Pro: Rajeev H. Muni, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Con: Michael Kapusta, MD
3:23 pm – 3:30 pm
Question & Answer

RETINAWS

Session Chairs: Arturo Alezzandrini, MD, PhD; Kourous A. Rezaei, MD; Taiji Sakamoto, MD, PhD
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for a video-oriented surgical course where we’ll discuss complex vitreoretinal surgery, rare surgical cases and unique surgical techniques.
Faculty from around the world will present on how they perform certain tasks and describe why they execute them the way do.

Early Career Session

Session Chairs: Jorge A. Fortun, MD; Mitul Mehta, MD, MS; Hemang K. Pandya, MD
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Social Media for Collaboration: Young Retina Forum Survey Results
Hemang K. Pandya, MD

How to Gain an Audience Outside of the Podium
Jayanth Sridhar, MD

Getting Started with Clinical Research in Private Practice
Chirag Jhaveri, MD

Choose Your Own Adventure: Case Presentations
Sumit Sharma, MD; Eduardo Uchiyama, MD

International Collaboration: Panel Discussion
Jorge A. Fortun, MD; Chirag Jhaveri, MD; Mitul Mehta, MD, MS; Raja Narayanan, MBBS, MS; Hemang K. Pandya, MD; Sumit Sharma, MD

SOCIAL RECEPTION* | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
You’re invited to a fun night out at the LauderAle Brewery. This event is free for attendees (guests can pay a fee). More information coming soon!
*This portion of the meeting is not approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.