2017 Eye Institute Annual Symposium

Recent years we have witnessed unprecedented expansion in the number of decisions eyecare providers face in clinical practice.   This is due to progress in both the diagnostic and therapeutic arenas. High impact clinical trials appear in the literature monthly. New diagnostic modalities, new drugs, and new surgeries appear in the literature, at meetings, and in the tabloids. 

It is difficult for practitioners to assimilate the data from the numerous sources, put them in context, and integrate them into their practices in an evidence-based context. Expert review of data and expert opinion can be very helpful in this effort.


ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 4.00 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.  



Please note: a $5.00 processing fee will be assessed for all registrations. 

All fees are non-refundable 

This course is complimentary for Fellows, Residents and Students; however registration is required; for instructions on how to receive your complimentary registration you must contact Mary Schafer at 414-955-7840, or mschafer@mcw.edu  before attempting to register on-line.
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Eye Institute Annual Symposium attendees and a guest are invited to attend a welcome reception Friday evening. Please join us for hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and panoramic views of Lake Michigan and downtown Milwaukee. (Business casual dress required.)

When: Friday, September 8, 2017, 6-9 p.m.

Where: University Club Milwaukee
Sixth Floor Dining Room
924 E Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Transportation will be provided for out-of-town guests upon request. Please contact Karri Stock at kstock@mcw.edu or (414) 955-2064 for more information.

Course details

Target audience

  • Practicing Ophthalmologists
  • Subspeciality Ophthalmologists
  • Fellows
  • Residents
  • Optometrists
  • Medical Students
  • Graduate Students
  • Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Vision Scientists

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the latest technological advances and breakthroughs in the areas of cataract, cornea, glaucoma, refractive surgery, intraocular lenses, retina, advanced imaging, and other clinical and surgical topics, and how they can best be applied to clinical practice.
  2. Compare conventional and new diagnostic modalities being used in the clinic.
  3. Examine the latest technological advances in cataract surgery.
  4. Develop an understanding of the latest surgical glaucoma techniques.


Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 W Watertown Plank Rd Kerrigan Auditorium
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States

Faculty & credentials

Planning Committee:
Bhavna P. Sheth,MD, MBA
Invited Speakers:
Ted Wojno, MD
Terrence P. O'Brien, MD
Stephen Pflugfelder, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin Speakers:
Edward M. Barnett, MD, PhD
Thomas B. Connor, Jr. MD
Tina G. Damarjian, MD
Iris S. Kassem, MD, PhD
Judy E. Kim, MD
Steven B. Koenig, MD
Laura J. Kopplin, MD, PhD
Elena V. Semina, PhD
Ryan D. Walsh, MD


All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following persons:  




Stephen Pflugfelder, MD







Laura Kopplin, MD

Abbvie Advisory Board

Ted Wojno, MD

Medical Director Solutions


OnPoint Consulting


Ethicon Corporation


Iris Kassem, MD


Spouse is an employee

Judy Kim, MD Genentech Advisory Board
Notal Vision Advisory Board
OPTOS Research

In accordance with the ACCME®  Standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved

ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Hotel Information: 

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West
10499 W. Innovation Drive
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Hotel Front Desk: (414) 475-9500




CME Coordinator Contact Information

Mary Schafer
Phone Number:: 
+1 (414) 955-7840
This live activity started on September 9th, 2017 and is no longer available for enrollments.