58th Annual Meeting - March 10, 2023
POS members gathered in strong numbers on Friday, March 10th for the 58th Annual Meeting and to welcome the 42nd Annual Harvey E. Thorpe Lecturer, Leon W. Herndon, Jr., MD.
Dr. Herndon is a Professor of Ophthalmology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina. He is member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and was a member of the first class of the Leadership Development Program. He currently serves as Chief of the Glaucoma Division at the Duke University Eye Center where he has trained 84 clinical fellows. Dr. Herndon was recently appointed the president of the American Glaucoma Society.
Distinguished Guest and Local Faculty included: Philip Custer, MD, FACS - Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, John E. Hardesty, MD Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. Tom Oetting, MS, MD - Professor in Clinical Ophthalmology; Deputy Director, VA Medical Center Surgical Service; Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA; Michelle Pineda, MBA – Risk Management Specialist, Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company (OMIC); : José Alain-Sahel, MD - Distinguished Professor and Chairman; The Eye and Ear Endowed Chair Department of Ophthalmology; Director, UPMC Eye Center University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA.
Photo - right (l to r): Guest Faculty Thomas Oetting, MS, MD; Jose-Alain Sahel, MD; President POS, Pamela P. Rath, MD; Immediate Past President, Marshall W. Stafford, MD; Guest Faculty Philip Custer, MD.Continue reading
This year's annual banquet was held Thursday evening, prior to the Annual program. Over 55 members and their guests enjoyed the gathering.
Photo - right: (l to r): Pamela P. Rath, MD incoming President and Marshall W. Stafford, MD immediate past-president receive gifts for their service to the Society.
MISSON OF MERCY 2023: NEW DATES
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Friday, OCTOBER 27
Saturday, OCTOBER 28
David L. Lawrence Convention Center | Pittsburgh, PA
2023 - 2024 MONTHLY MEETING DATES
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for all upcoming meetings in July.
2022-2023 MONTHLY MEETING RECAP
Monthly Meeting CME Inforamtion
The Society continues to use AHN Continuing Medical Education Department as our CME creditor guarantor. The same procedure to claim and retrieve CME for each meeting is in place.
Visit the CME page for further instruction.
RSVP Date, Cancellations, and Walk-In Reminder
Please be attentive to the RSVP date for all meetings.
Cancellations are accepted by emailing Nadine Popovich.
Walk-ins are welcome, but note that few meals are available to accommodate walk-in attendees. Thank you for your cooperation!
FEBRUARY 9 - FEATURING
JOSHUA TEICHMAN, MD, MPH, FRCSC
POS members gathered for the final meeting of the 2022-2023 monthly meeting series and welcomed Joshua Teichman, MD, MPH, FRCSC Co-Director, Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Fellowship Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.
Dr. Teichman delivered two interesting and well received presentations: Cataract surgery in challenging situations and Topography and tomography for the comprehensive ophthalmologist. Thank you to Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD for inviting Dr. Teichman and to Zeiss for sponsoring the program.
Bushra Usmani, MD, Resident at the University of Pittsburgh Eye Center, presented an interesting case for commentary by Dr. Teichman.
Pictured in the photo to your right: l to r: M. Stafford, MD (POS President); J. Teichman, MD, MPH, FRCSC (Guest Presenter); and Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD.
JANUARY 12 - FEATURING PETER MACINTOSH, MD
A stellar crowd attended the first meeting of 2023 to welcome guest speaker Peter MacIntosh, MD, Associate Professor, Director Ophthalmology Residency Program; Director Neuro-Ophthalmology Service & Fellowship; Director Global Ophthalmology Fellowship; Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary UIC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences| Chicago, IL.Thank you to Can Kocasarac, MD for inviting Dr. MacIntosh and to Regeneron for sponsoring the program.
Jonathan Peterson, MD, Resident at the University of Pittsburgh Eye Center, presented an interesting case for commentary by Dr. MacIntosh.
Pictured in the photo to your right: l to r: J Peterson, MD (Resident Presenter), I, Ingle, MD; C. Kocasarac, MD,
P. MacIntosh, MD (Guest Speaker); G. Bonhomme, MD; and M. Stafford, MD (POS President)
DECEMBER 1 - FEATURING SUNIL SRIVASTAVA, MD
A record crowd attended the December 1st POS meeting held at the Allegheny Room of The Rivers to welcome guest faculty Sunil Srivastava, MD, Fellowship Director, Vitreo-Retinal Fellowships, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland, OH. Thank you to Jared Knickelbein, MD, PhD for inviting Dr. Srivastava and to the following co-sponsors of the program: BioTissue, DORC, and Genentech.Read more
Picture in the photo to your right:
l to r: S. Taylor, MD, FACS (PAO President,); M. Stafford, MD (POS President); J. Knickelbein, MD, PhD; S. Srivastava, MD (Guest Faculty); M. Errera, MD; A. Eller, MD; S. Fox, DO; J. Brown, MD (POS Secretary); L. Tiedemann, MD.
NOVEMBER 3 - FEATURING ANN SHUE, MD
The November 3 POS monthly meeting attracted a large crowd as they welcomed Ann Shue, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology; Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Stanford Health Care, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, Stanford, CA. Thank you to the following sponsors who supported the program, PNC Bank, Sight Sciences, Inc., Sun Ophthalmics and to Ian Conner, MD, PhD who invited Dr. Shue.
Dr. Shue presented two interesting lectures The World of Childhood Glaucoma and Where Glaucoma, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Meet both stimulating an enlightening conversation. Bushra Usmani, MD Resident at the University of Pittsburgh Eye Center, presented an interesting case for commentary by Dr. Shue.
Featured in the photo on the right: l to r. I Conner, MD, PhD; A. Shue (Guest Faculty); J. Swogger, MD; L. To, MD; M. Stafford, MD (President); A. Williams, MD.
SEPTEMBER 8 - FEATURING SANDRA F. SIEMINSKI, MD
The Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society (POS), opened their 2022-2023 meeting season on September 8 and welcomed Sara F. Siemsinki, MD Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs; Associate Professor, Director of Glaucoma, Ira G. Ross Eye Institute; Department of Ophthalmology Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo/State University of New York (SUNY). The photo to the right features (l to r): A. Ahmed, MD; J. Swogger, MD; J. Polat, MD; A. Williams, MD, I. Conner, MD (Board Member); S. Sieminski, MD (Guest Speaker); T. Shazley, MD; K. Lauer, MD; and M. Stafford, MD (President).