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Annual Meeting and Banquet Highlights  

The 59th Annual Meeting of the Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society (POS), orchestrated under the guidance of Dr. Pamela P. Rath, took place alongside the 44th Annual Meeting for Ophthalmic Personnel on March 8th. Held at the Omni William Penn hotel, the event drew over 85 physicians, 140 ophthalmic personnel, and 34 exhibitors, fostering a conducive environment for learning and collaboration.

The highlight of the event was the 43rd annual Harvey E. Thorpe Lecture, delivered by Dr. Daniel F. Martin, MD, Chair of the Cole Eye Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Accompanied by esteemed guest faculty including Dr. Jane C. Edmond (Austin, TX), Dr. Mark A. Rolain (Sterling Heights, MI), and Dr. Joshua Stein (Ann Arbor, MI), the program featured insightful lectures that captivated attendees. Their expertise and willingness to share insights contributed to the overall success of the event, as echoed by positive feedback from participants.

Dr. Martin's lectures, in particular, resonated with the audience, showcasing his profound knowledge and expertise in the field. Attendees lauded all speakers for their excellence in content delivery and engagement. The named lecture honors Harvey E. Thorpe, MD, an ophthalmologist whose techniques and inventions of medical instruments contributed to the study of the eye series.

Furthermore, the event provided a platform for prominent guest faculty to impart knowledge and expertise:

Jane C. Edmond, MD, Wong Family Distinguished University Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Dell Medical School, Austin, TX

Mark A. Rolain, MD,Professor of Ophthalmology, Oakland University/William Beaumont School of Medicine, Royal Oak, MI

Joshua D. Stein, MD, MS, Edward T. and Ellen K. Dryer Career Development Professor in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

The POS extends heartfelt gratitude to all industry representatives who sponsored or exhibited at the event. Their invaluable support enables us to maintain minimal registration costs for both the annual program and the ophthalmic personnel program.

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The annual banquet, held on Thursday, March 7th, marked a delightful prelude to the Annual Meeting. Hosted in the sophisticated Sofia Room at the Hotel Monaco, the event welcomed over 60 attendees and their guests to an evening of conviviality and networking. The elegant yet relaxed ambiance provided the perfect backdrop for fostering fellowship and camaraderie among guests.

Distinguished guest faculty members added to the allure of the evening, engaging in lively conversations and forging connections with attendees and members of the Society.

As the evening drew to a close, President Pamela P. Rath, MD, expressed her gratitude to the POS Board for their diligent efforts in curating an exceptional lineup of faculty for the Annual Meeting. She also extended appreciation to the Ophthalmic Personnel course directors, Dr. Avni Vyas, Dr. Cari Lyle, and Dr. Jeffrey Wincko for their outstanding work in orchestrating a stellar program tailored to the needs of staff members.

Society Mission

To act as the voice of ophthalmologic medicine in the Pittsburgh area, to serve as a 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 | 850 Ridge Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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Need more information? Contact Nadine Popovich, POS Administrator

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