2019 - 2020 Monthly Meeting Series

Registration is required for each meeting.

Registration for meetings is accepted online and will begin mid-August.

 After registering: A confirmation of your registration will be sent to the email you provide.  If you do not receive a confirmation, you did not successfully register.

Contact Nadine Popovich at npopovich@acms.org  or (412) 321-5030 for assistance

Meeting Agenda

4:00 pm   Registration and Visit with Exhibitor

4:30 pm   1st Lecture

5:35 pm   Resident Case Presentation

6:00 pm   POS Business Meeting / POS Social – Visit with Exhibitors

7:00 pm   2nd Lecture

8:15 pm   Conclusion of Program






   SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR MONTHLY MEETINGS

Five monthly meetings are scheduled with all meetings held at the Allegheny County Medical Society, located on the North Side.

Attendance is between 50 and 75 physician members. The format for the evening includes lectures, a social hour/visit with exhibitor, and dinner.  

Please visit the sponsorship page for complete information or contact Nadine Popovich for further information (npopovich@acms.org) or (412) 321-5030.






THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING WHO ARE SUPPORTING THE 2019-2020 MONTHLY MEETINGS

NOVEMBER 7 MEETING


DECEMBER 5 MEETING



JANUARY 9. 2020 MEETING

Sponsorship 

Opportunity 

Available

FEBRUARY 6, 2020 MEETING



POS Hosts  3rd Annual Wet Lab

June 4 and June 5

The Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society hosted the 3rd Annual Ophthalmology Community Wet Lab: Yamane Technique and Iris Defect Repair Workshop at the UPMC Eye Center – Eye and Ear Institute on June 4 and June 5.

Two separate sessions were offered to maximum attendee participation, with each session offering a didactic portion and two-hour hands on workshop.

Thank you to the following companies who were instrumental in providing equipment, support staff and teaching assistance:   Bausch and Lomb and Microsurgical Technology.  The Society also thanks UPMC Eye and Ear for use of the wet lab for this worthwhile endeavor. 

A maximum of 10 physicians attended each session where they had opportunity to explore and learn the indications and surgical steps required for Yamane scleral IOL fixation technique and iris defect repair.

One-on-one learning and coaching were available, and each person was able to self-direct learning and practice opportunities. Attendees become familiar with tools for managing iris or pupillary defects; learned the indications and surgical steps required for Yamane scleral IOL fixation technique; and practiced successful steps for anterior vitrectomy by pars plana approach in the setting of unexpected vitreous presentation during cataract surgery.

Ian Conner, MD, PhD and Sharon L. Taylor, MD, FACS served as course directors and initiated the program offering.  Thank you to POS members Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD, Alex Mammen, MD and Thierry Verstraeten, MD who served as instructors and along with the directors and industry instructors, shared their expertise and pearls of wisdom with their colleagues.  

 Comments from participants were uniformly positive and the Society looks forward to offering sessions in 2020.  While we always plan to have vitrectomy practice available, we also welcome suggestions for future wet lab topics or for other educational sessions members would like to see offered.  If you have a skill set others would benefit from learning and practicing, please let us know.  Submit suggestions to Nadine Popovich, administrator, at npopovich@acms.org.

The Society thanks the following sponsors who provided instruction and equipment for the Program:




  Course Director Ian Conner, MD, PhD, (left) instructs participant Joel Brown, MD. Far right, Instructor Thierry Verstraeten, MD tutors attendee        Michaela Hickey, DO.




Instructor Thierry Verstraeten, MD assists Michaela Hickey DO at the 3rd Annual Wet Lab, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society.



Society Mission

To act as the voice of ophthalmologic medicine in the Pittsburgh area, to serve as patient advocate in promoting preventive eye care, quality medical and surgical care and rehabilitative services for individuals with ophthalmologic diseases and to advance the knowledge, science and practice of ophthalmology, to assist in the improvement of the quality of ophthalmologic medicine and training therein, and to promote integrity in the practice of ophthalmic medicine.


Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society
713 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-321-5030 FAX 412-321-5323

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Contact Nadine Popovich
POS Administrator


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