The Research Committee of the American Associa' tion for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus is available to serve as an advisory panel for younger, less experienced clinical investigators to determine the feasibility of clinical research projects. While the Committee's role is not as a clearinghouse for research grant proposals and cannot prepare grant proposals for potential investigators, it could determine the feasibility and make constructive suggestions for new research grant proposals to interested investigators.
Gunter K. von Noorden, M.D. serves as Chairman of the Committee. The members are John Flynn, M.D.; J. Allen Gammon, M.D.; Eugene M. Helveston, M.D.; and Henry S. Metz, M.D.
Interested investigators should contact Dr. Gunter K. von Noorden, Chairman of the Research Committee, if they have an interest in this type of assistance.
Byron H. Demorest, M.D., Sacramento, California, was named president-elect of the American Academy of Ophthalmology at its annual meeting in Chicago, October 31, 1983. Dr. Demorest will serve with President Whitney GSampson, M.D., of Houston, Texas, who will head the slate of officers elected to the Academy Board of Directors for 1984. The election took place during the Academy's 88th annual meeting, October 30-November 3, which was attended by more than 12,000 ophthalmologists, other physicians, health professionals, and guests.
New officers elected are: Vice President - Clement McCullough, M. D., Toronto, Canada; Vice President - Amali Patz, M.D., Baltimore, Maryland; Secretary for Public and Professional Information - George W. Weinstein, M.D., Morgantown, West Virginia; Director-at-Large - Homer Smith, M.D., Salt Lake City, Utah; Director-atLarge - George Garcia, M. D., Boston, Massachusetts; Chairman, Board of Councillors - B. Thomas Hutchinson, M.D., Boston, Massachusetts; and Vice Chairman, Board of Councillors - Reginald Stambaugh, MD., Palm Beach, Florida.
Loan and Grant Support in Pediatric Ophthalmology offered by National Children's Eye Care Foundation. Fellowship Loans: Annual interest-free loans of up to $10,000 are available for training conducted in North America. Priority consideration is given to fellows who seek support for additional training after completion of a one-year fellowship program in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, and to fellows who plan to pursue academic or teaching careers after completion of fellowship training. Consideration will also be given to the relative needs of the population to be served by the fellow upon completion of training. Request for fellowship loan will be considered after notification of acceptance in a North American training program has been received by the applicant.
Research Grants: Grants for investigations to be undertaken in North America in pediatric ophthalmology are available.
Loan and grant applications must be submitted by April 30, 1984, to be considered for these annual awards. For application and further information contact National Children's Eye Care Foundation, Suite 700, 1101 Connecticut Avenue, N-W, Washington, D.C. 20036. (202) 857-1185.
Neuro-ophthalmology at the Grand Canyon. April 25-28, 1984. South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona. 14.50 AMA credit hours. Guest speakers: Dr. Creig Hoyt, University of California, San Francisco; Dr. Norman Schatz, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia; Dr. William T. Schults, University of Oregon, Portland; Dr. Barrett Katz, University of Arizona, Tucson. Contact: Continuing Medical Education, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona 85724. (602) 626-6173.
Rochester Annual Ophthalmology Conference featuring the 29th Annual Albert C. Snell Memorial Lecture. April 5-7, 1984. Presented by the Rochester Ophthalmological Society at the Rochester Academy of Medicine. Guest Faculty: Neil R. Miller, M.D., Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital; John Burns, M. D., Ohio State University; and Marshall M. Parks, M.D., Washington, D.C. Local Faculty: Gwen K. Sterns, M.D., and Robert F. Vanderlinde, M.D., University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry.
Further information: Office of Continuing Professional Education, University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 677, Rochester, New York 14642. (716)275-4392.
Visual Development: Normal & Abnormal - What We Know in 1984. A national symposium sponsored by the National Children's Eye Care Foundation. September 13 & 14, 1984. National Eye Institute. Bethesda, Maryland. Information: National Children's Eye Care Foundation, 1101 Connecticut Avenue N.W, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20036. (202) 857-1185.
The World's Fair of Ophthalmology will meet in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 28-July 1, 1984. Sponsored by the Azar Foundation and the American College of Ophthalmic Surgeons, the World's Fair of Ophthalmology will include an internationally recognized faculty, and will address the problems of intraocular lens implants, extracapsular cataract surgery and phacoemulsification, lasers, ophthalmic plastic surgery, and "the business aspects of ophthalmology." The latter will include DRG reimbursement, outpatient ophthalmic surgery facilities, malpractice and countersuits, computers in ophthalmology, and tax and estate planning.
The meeting will be held at the Hilton Hotel, which is at the central entrance to the World's Fair being held in New Orleans during the summer of 1984. Information and registration can be obtained by writing to Alicia Bongawil, Azar Foundation, 2820 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119.(504)821-9882.
Annual Beth Israel Medical Center Update in Ophthalmology. April 14 & 15, 1984. Podell Auditorium, BIMC, 10 Nathan D. Perlman Place, New York City. This two-day seminar will encompass an Update in Ophthalmology. The first day will consist of treatment of pediatric cataracts and various complicated cataracts. The afternoon will be devoted to treatment of infections and papers by residents and alumni. The second day will entail a work-up of orbital masses and tumors, and also an update on the YAG laser and evaluation of various neuro-ophthalmologic entities of interest to the ophthalmologist. Course Director: Maurice Luntz, M.D. Program Coordinator: Casimir A. Swinger, M.D. Information: Beverly R. Baptiste, Medical Education, Beth Israel Medical Center, 10 Nathan D. Perlman Place, New York, New York 10003. (212) 420-2000.
47th Annual Meeting of Canadian Ophthalmological Society. June 24-27, 1984. Quebec Hilton International, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Information: Canadian Ophthalmological Society, P.O. Box 8844, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada KlG 3J2. (613) 731-6493.
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus sponsored by American Association of Certified Orthoptiste and the Department of Ophthalmology, Arkansas Children's Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Excelsior Hotel, Little Rock, Arkansas. April 1-4, 1984.
The course has been approved for 15 AMA category I credits. Fees: $100 - physicians; $60 - orthoptists, technicians, nurses, and residents. Information: Blanche Moore, Office of Continuing Education, Arkansas Children's Hospital, P.O. Drawer 2222, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203.
The Third International Congress on Cataract Surgery. May 9-11, 1984. Florence, Italy. Sponsored by The Wilmer Institute. Approved for AMA Category I credits. Fee: $185. Description: Many of the leading cataract and implant surgeons and laser specialists in the world will present papers and participate in round-table discussions on the current status and recent advancements in cataract, intraocular lens implantation, and laser therapy. Contact: Walter J. Stark, M.D., The Wilmer Institute, Maumenee Building, Room 327, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21205. (3011 955-5490.
Joint World Meeting Neuro-Ophthalmology, Antwerp, Belgium, May 14-18, 1984. Combining the Vth Meeting of the International Society of Neuro-Ophthalmology (ISNO) and the VIIth Congress of the Study-group of Neuro-Ophthalmology and Neurogenetics of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), this Joint World Meeting is open to all those interested in clinical and basic neuroophthalmology in general, clinical and basic research, clinico- pathological research, and neuro-genetics.
Some of the topics: ocular motor symptoms in stereotactic treatment, supranuclear ocular motor symptoms in metabolic disease, mechanism of action of ocular muscular transplants, secondary muscular neurotisation, pseudotumor cerebri, digital subtraction angiography, nuclear maggnetic resonance, oligosaccharidoses, cerebral neurotransmitters, accommodation disturbances and square wave jerk nystagmus, leucodystrophy, Fabry's disease, Wolfram Syndrome, and neuro-ophthalmological features of developmental anomalies.
For all information contact: Prof. A. Neetens, M.D., Ph.D., Academic Hospital, University of Antwerp, Wilrijkstraat 10, 2520 Edegem, Belgium.
Historia Ophthalmologica Internationalis has founded a prize of $1,250 (plus the collection of Hirsckberg's History of Ophthalmology, translated into English by Dr. F. Biodi, the value of which is more than $1,000). This prize, which will be awarded every three years, is reserved to a paper related to the history of ophthalmology and written by an ophthalmologist of less than 40 years of age. The jury will be the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis. The first prize will be awarded in 1984. The paper has to be sent to Mr. JP. Wayenborgh, Postfach 1031, D-6550 Bad Kreuznach, West Germany, before May 1, 1984.
Practical Office Management of Corneal, External Diseases and Uveitis. June 7 & 8, 1984, Hyatt Regency Hotel. San Francisco, California.
Further information: write or call Extended Programs in Medical Education, University of California School of Medicine, Room 569-U, San Francisco, California 94143, (415) 666-4251.