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40 th Sally Letson Symposium

Medical & Surgical Retina Update

September 11-13, 2008

The Westin Ottawa

11 Colonel By Drive (4th Floor Ballrooms Conferedation I/Provinces) Ottawa, ON Presented by

The Sally Letson Foundation

and the

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine

The Sally Letson Foundation will host it's 40th annual Sally Letson Symposium September 11-13 2008 at the Westin Ottawa Hotel

This year's topic is Medical & Surgical Retina Update and we are very pleased to bring you leading experts from Canada and the US.


Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS

Program CO-CHAIR Director, Clinical Retina Research Wills Eye Institute Professor of Ophthalmology Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA USA

Jay S. Duker, M.D.

Director, New England Eye Center Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology Tufts Medical Center Tufts University School of Medicine Boston, MA USA Bryan St. L Liddy Lecturer

Bernard R. Hurley, MD

Assistant Professor Department of Ophthalmology University of Ottawa

Michael S. Ip, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology University of Wisconsin Madison, WI USA

Program Chair A.G. Watson Lecturer

Brian C. Leonard, MD

Program CO-CHAIR Professor and Past Chair Department of Ophthalmology University of Ottawa Eye Institute

Dean Eliott, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology Director of Clinical Affairs Doheny Retina Institute University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Los Angeles, CA USA

Sanjay Sharma, MD,

MSc (Epid), MBA

William A. Britton Jr., MD

Assistant Professor Department of Ophthalmology University of Ottawa

Professor of Ophthalmology and Epidemiology Director, Cost-Effective Ocular Health Policy Unit Queen's University

William Hodge MD, PhD

Professor and Chair Ophthalmologist-in-Chief Ivey Institute of Ophthalmology University of Western Ontario

Carol L. Shields, MD

Co-Director, Ocular Oncology Service Professor of Ophthalmology Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA USA

Stuart G. Coupland, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology Adjunct Professor, School of Psychology University of Ottawa

Nancy M. Holecamp, MD

Barnes Retina Institute Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology Washington University School of Medicine Saint Louis, MO USA

Raman Tuli, MD

Lecturer Department of Ophthalmology University of Ottawa

Pravin U. Dugel, MD

Managing Partner Retinal Consultants of Arizona Phoenix, AZ USA

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Region 3 Advisory Committee, has provided a continuing medical education grant in support of our meeting.

Learning Objectives

·Tounderstandthescience behindandclinicalutility oftreatmentsformacular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other major retinal disorders ·Tointerprettheresultsof established and novel retinal diagnostictestssuchasoptical coherence tomography, fluoresceinangiographyand electrophysiology for common retinal conditions ·Torecognizeimportantlife or vision threatening retinal disorders and how they are managedtooptimizeoutcomes ·Tounderstandtheindications, contraindications, and complicationsofretinalsurgery for retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy,oculartrauma,and vitreomaculardiseases ·Tobefamiliarwithnewand emerging treatments for the most common retinal conditions includingmaculardegeneration and diabetic retinopathy


Maintenance of certification: This event is an accredited group learning activity under Section 1, as defined by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada for the maintenance of certification program. Approved by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society for a maximum of 20 credits. Please claim only the number of hours attended. JCAHPO and OPS credits pending


Headquarters Hotel The Westin Ottawa 11 Colonel By Drive Tel: (613) 560-7000 Fax: (613) 234-5396 Reservations: 1(800)WESTIN1 Email: [email protected] Rates (single or double occupancy): $207 Quote Group Code "SLS2008" Check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 1:00 PM Last day to reserve: August 22, 2008 Les Suites Hotel Ottawa 130 Besserer Street Ottawa, ON Tel: (800) 267-1989 Rates: Traditional 1 bedroom suite: $159/night single occupancy Executive suite: $179/night single occupancy Traditional 2 bedroom suite: $209/night single/double occupancy Check in: 3:00 PM Check out: 11:00 AM


Register online at (use COS username and password) Administration fees (includes continental breakfast and lunch Thursday and Friday and reception on Friday): Pre-Registration September 8 Ophthalmologist, Physician or Optometrist Allied Health Personnel Residents/Fellows Industry Representatives Students (Medical, OMT)

(proof is required)

After September 8 $175 $100 $100 $125 $25

$125 $75 $75 $100 n/c

(nurses, assistants, technicians, orthoptists, PhD researcher)

Onsite registration: Wednesday, September 10 (New this year) 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday September 11 to Saturday September 13 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Cancellation Policy:

No refunds allowed


All registered delegates must wear their badges to gain admission to conference activities. Badges are not transferable under any circumstances. They must not be altered or defaced and must not be concealed by business cards, pins or stickers. Lost badges can be replaced at the Registration Desk.

TOURISM For more information:

Sally Letson Secretariat

c/o Canadian Ophthalmological Society 610-1525 Carling Avenue Ottawa, ON K1Z 8R9 Tel: (613) 729-6779 ext. 300 or toll free within Canada (800) 267-5763 Fax: (613) 729-7209 Email: [email protected]


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

5:00-7:00 PM Registration (4th floor foyer)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

7:30 AM 8:00 AM

Day 1

Registration/Breakfast (4th floor foyer) Opening Remarks

Lecture Title

Carl D. Regillo, MD Brian Leonard, MD


8:10 AM 8:40AM 9:10 AM 9:40AM

10:00 AM

Choroidal Nevi: ShouldIbeworried? Oculartraumamanagement principles AMD: Managing the dry stage of AMD Questions/Answers


Lecture Title

Carol L.Shields, MD DeanEliott,MD Michael S. Ip, MD


10:20 AM 10:50 AM 11:20 AM 11:50AM

Chemical vitrectomy Using the internet to help manage retinal conditions Vitreoretinal care in a developing environment Questions/Answers

William Britton, MD Sanjay Sharma, MD Brian Leonard, MD

12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch (Confederation Ballroom)

Lecture Title Speaker

1:00 PM 1:30 PM 2:00PM 2:30PM

2:50 PM

Hot topics in melanoma Diabetic Retinopathy: Pathophysiologic concepts

Carol L Shields, MD Michael S. Ip, MD

Innovationsindrugdeliveryto BrianLeonard,MD the retina Questions/Answers


SallyLetsonSymposium· 2008 ·Medical&SurgicalRetinaUpdate

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lecture Title

Day 1




Electrophysiologytesting: Basic principles and clinical applications Economicimpactoftreating retinal disorders Introductionofthe Bryan St. L. Liddy Lecture Bryan St. L. Liddy Lecture IntraocularSteroids:Wherewe are and where we are going Questions/Answers Adjourn


3:40PM 4:10PM 4:15 PM

SanjaySharma,MD CarlD.Regillo,MD JayS.Duker,MD

4:55PM 5:15PM

Friday, September 12, 2008

7:30 AM 8:00AM

Day 2

Registration/Breakfast (4th floor foyer) Openingremarks

Lecture Title


Secretary-Treasurer,SallyLetson FoundationBoardofDirectors Speaker

8:10AM 8:40AM 9:10AM 9:40AM

10:00 AM

OCT:Canwenolongerlive withoutitinretina?


Retinalvenousocclusivedisease: NancyHolecamp,MD Latest management strategies Retinalproblemsyoudon'twant BernardHurley,MD to miss Questions/Answers


Lecture Title Speaker

10:20AM 10:40AM

CSME:Establishedand emerging treatments PDR:Managementissues and approaches

CarlD.Regillo,MD DeanEliott, MD

SallyLetsonSymposium· 2008 ·Medical&SurgicalRetinaUpdate

Friday, September 12, 2008


Day 2


DRTreatment-InteractiveCaseDiscussion Moderator: BernardHurley,MD Panelists: JayS.Duker,MD Nancy Holecamp, MD Carl D. Regillo, MD DeanEliott,MD

12:10 - 1:10 PM Lunch (Confederation Ballroom)

Lecture Title Speaker

1:10PM 1:40PM 2:10PM 2:20PM

3:00 PM

ThelatestinCMEmanagement PravinDugel,MD Posteriorsegmentcomplications RamanTuli,MD ofanteriorsegmentsurgery Questions/Answers RetinalEmergencies-Whatisandwhatisn't? Moderator: Brian Leonard, MD Panelists: PravinDugel,MD Nancy Holecamp, MD DeanEliott,MD


Lecture Title Speaker

3:20 PM 3:25 PM

Introductionofthe A.G. Watson Lecture A.G. Watson Lecture ExudativeAMD:Past,present, andfuture

BrianC.Leonard,MD Carl D. Regillo, MD


5:05 PM 5:25PM

AMDTreatment-InteractiveCaseDiscussion Moderator: Sanjay Sharma, MD Panelists: PravinDugel,MD Nancy Holecamp, MD Carl D. Regillo, MD Questions/Answers Adjourn

Reception (Confederation Ballroom)

5:30 -7:00 PM

SallyLetsonSymposium· 2008 ·Medical&SurgicalRetinaUpdate

Saturday September 13, 2008

7:30 AM 8:00 AM

Day 3

Registration/Breakfast (4th floor foyer) Opening remarks

Lecture Title

Carl D. Regillo, MD Brian C. Leonard, MD


8:10AM 8:40 AM 9:10AM

Microincisionalsurgery- New trends in vitrectomy Managing vitreoretinal interface problems

PravinDugel,MD Nancy Holecamp, MD

RDManagement-InteractiveCaseDiscussion Moderator: RamanTuli,MD Panelists: PravinDugel,MD Nancy Holecamp, MD Carl D. Regillo, MD Questions/Answers Break

Lecture Title Speaker

9:40AM 10:00 AM 10:20AM 10:50AM 11:20AM 11:50AM 12:10 PM

Endophthalmitis-Diagnosis and management ROP-Thelatesttreatment guidelines Hottopicsinuveitis Questions/Answers Closing Remarks

WilliamHodge,MD BernardHurley,MD WilliamHodge,MD Carl D. Regillo, MD Brian C. Leonard, MD

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