Rishi P. Singh
The second Retina World Congress will take place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 21 to 24, bringing retina specialists from across the globe together to interact and learn from each other.
It will include case studies, panels, surgical videos and clinical trial updates, as well as interactive sessions and a reception. Topics to be covered during the 4-day meeting include retinal diseases, macular surgery, pediatric surgery, gene therapy, diabetic vitrectomy and ocular oncology.
Retina World Congress President Rishi P. Singh, MD, talked with Healio.com/OSN about the highlights of the upcoming meeting.
What are the objectives of the Retina World Congress?
In a time of rapid retina innovation and change, Retina World Congress recognized the need for an international forum for scientific dialogue and professional education. Our objective is to foster more collaboration between national and regional societies and provide a single focal point for information exchange for the global retina community.
What new features can be expected at the 2019 meeting?
The RWC 2019 program continues to provide insight from more than 150 leading retina specialists from around the globe. In addition to increased accredited professional education courses, expert panel discussions and industry exhibits, we are debuting RWC Unplugged in 2019. A non-CME component, RWC Unplugged offers a unique opportunity to learn, share and discuss controversial topics in retina with industry experts and clinical leaders with no scripts or industry commercials. Taking the lead with this inaugural program are Pravin Dugel, MD, Peter Kaiser, MD, and Baruch Kuppermann, MD, PhD. Together, the RWC 2019 and RWC Unplugged offer opportunities to expand knowledge, gain global exposure and network with experts.
Who would best benefit from attending RWC?
Retina specialists and staff and industry members interested in learning and sharing research, innovations and ideas with more than 1,000 global colleagues.
Why is this a meeting a retina specialist should be interested in?
RWC 2019 and RWC Unplugged offer unique learning and sharing opportunities for the global retina community. The programs offer a deep dive and broad-spectrum agenda, interactive opportunities, insights from more than 150 leading retina specialists, networking opportunities, collaboration with 40 participating retina societies and an opportunity to earn up to 23.75 CME credits, all in one prime location — Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
What sets RWC apart from other meetings?
Retina World Congress is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit professional education initiative that unites international retina specialists in the vanguard of scientific advances and therapeutic innovation in retinal health. We currently have 40 global society partners and plans to continue our growth. There is no membership fee to participate in Retina World Congress.
To register for the meeting or for more information, visit https://www.healio.com/meeting/retinaworldcongress/home.
For more information:
Rishi P. Singh, MD, can be reached at Cole Eye Institute, 9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclosure: Singh reports he is a consultant for Regeneron, Genentech, Bausch + Lomb, Zeiss, Optos and Allergan.