Registration for the TUESDAY October 5th meeting begins September 20th
NEW MEETING LOCATION
Allegheny Room at the Rivers Casino
777 Casino Dr Pittsburgh PA 15212
The venue is centrally located and offers free parking.
Valet is also available for a small fee.
The Allegheny Room, located on the 2nd level, is a non-smoking facility and provides ample social distancing space. The Rivers also adheres to strict food and beverage serving guidelines and follows all CDC protocol.
We are delighted to welcome the following
2021 - 2022 Monthly Meeting Guest Faculty
POS welcomes Norah S. Lincoff, MD
The Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society (POS), opened their 2021-2022 meeting season on September 9 and welcomed Norah S. Lincoff, MD, Professor, Department of Neurology, Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. This was the inaugural meeting at the new meeting venue, the Rivers Casino. Over 60 registrants attended the first in-person meeting of the season. Thank you to Pamela Rath, MD, President-Elect for inviting Dr. Lincoff.
Dr. Lincoff, a neuro-ophthalmologist with a primary clinical interest in optic neuropathy and vasculitis, sees a full range of neuro-ophthalmologic conditions, but specializes in adult autoimmune optic neuropathy syndromes, diplopia, headache, and multiple sclerosis (MS).
She presented two interesting presentations: Different Faces of Optic Neuritis and Eye Pain and Headache. Both presentations were well received with extensive question and answer sessions.
Peter Jones, MD, PhD, Resident at the University of Pittsburgh Eye Center, presented an interesting case for commentary by Dr. Lincoff.
l to r: M. Stafford, MD (President); G. Bonhomme, MD; N. Lincoff, MD (Presenter); P. Rath, MD (President-Elect); C. Kocasarac, MD; J. Charley, MD
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