OOAA Annual Meeting

74th Annual Oregon Ophthalmological Alumni Association Meeting

Thank you for joining us for the 74th Annual OOAA Meeting, held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at OHSU Casey Eye Institute. 

This was a full day continuing medical education course featuring lectures on various topics in Ophthalmology, and is approved for 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1TM Credits

The target audience for this meeting are ophthalmologists and ophthalmologists in training.

We hope to see you next year at the 74th Annual OOAA Meeting on June 5-6, 2020.


Speaker include:

Jane Bailey, MD headshot

Jane Bailey, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Comprehensive and Neuro-Ophthalmology Services
Medical Director of Perimetry
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Aiyin Chen, M.D.

Aiyin Chen, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
OHSU Casey Eye Institute, Portland, OR

Craig Greven, MD, headshot

Craig M. Greven, M.D.
Richard G. Weaver Professor and Chairman
Retina-Vitreous, Department of Ophthalmology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

Kamden Kopani, MD, headshot

Kamden R. Kopani, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Comprehensive Ophthalmology Service
Director, Ophthalmology Residency Program
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Dra. Gabriela Lopezcarasa Hernandez, headshot

Gabriela Lopezcarasa Hernandez, M.D.
Associate Retina Specialist
Instituto de Ciencias Oftalmologicas
Hospital Angeles Lomas, Mexico City, Mexico

Bhava Sheth, MD headshot

Bhavna P. Sheth, M.D., M.B.A.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute, Milwaukee, WI

Jonathan Solomon, MD, headshot

Jonathan Solomon, M.D.
Refractive/Cataract Director, Solomon Eye Physicians & Surgeons
Director of Research, Bowie Vision Institute, MD
Adjunct-Assistant Professor, Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Jeff Todd, M.S., J.D.
President and CEO of Prevent Blindness
Chicago, IL 

Ethics presentations

Including a special presentation by members of the AAO Ethics Committee as part of the AAO Bettman Education Lecture Program.

John Irvine, M.D. headshot

John A. Irvine, M.D.
AAO Ethics Committee Member
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Medical Director, Doheney Eye Center, UCLA

Pauline Merrill, M.D., headshot

Pauline T. Merrill, M.D.
AAO Ethics Committee Member
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Section Director, Uveitis and Inflammatory Diseases
Illinois Retina Associates and Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL


7:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Welcome - Drs. Andreas K. Lauer, David J. Wilson and Michael F. Chiang

8:05 a.m. Scientific update

8:10 a.m. Enhancing Professional Development through Certification - Bhavna Sheth, M.D., M.B.A.

8:35 a.m. An Insect and 3 Cases: Thinking About Thinking - Jane Bailey, M.D.

9:00 a.m. Age Related Macular Degeneration - A Tough Decade - Craig Greven. M.D.

9:25 a.m. When to Re-operate in Retinal Detachment - Gabriela Lopezcarasa Hernandez, M.D.

9:50 a.m. Break

10:05 a.m. Update on Phakic IOLs: 15 years following FDA approval - Jonathan Solomon, M.D.

10:30 a.m. Take Two Drops and Call Me in the Morning: Successes and Challenges of Resident Education in a Continuity Clinic - Kamden Kopani, M.D.

10:55 a.m. Glaucoma update 2019 - Aiyin Chen, M.D.

11:10 a.m. Addressing Vision and Eye Health from a Population Health Perspective - Jeff Todd, M.S., J.D.

11:25 a.m. Lunch

12:30 a.m. Glaucoma Treatment in Pregnancy and in Children - Bhavna Sheth, M.D.

12:50 p.m. Post Operative Visual Loss: 10 Rude Awakenings - Jane Bailey, M.D.

1:10 p.m. Diabetic Retinopathy Dogma-Lessons to Remember - Craig Greven, M.D.

1:30 p.m. Retinopathy of Prematurity and Actual Treatment in Mexico - Gabriela Lopezcarasa Hernandez, M.D.

1:50 p.m. Dirty Looks and Withering Glares: Lessons from the Harvard Negotiation Project on Mediating Conflict in the Ophthalmology Clinic - Kamden Kopani, M.D.

2:10 p.m. IOL: Current state of Surgical Guidance - Jonathan Solomon, M.D.

2:25 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. Ethics topic #1: Cultural competency (in the clinic setting) - Pauline Merrill, M.D.

3:45 p.m. Ethics topic #2: How to tell your patient about iatrogenic errors - John Irvine, M.D.

4:45 p.m. McLean Award and Closing- Andreas K. Lauer, M.D.

5:00 p.m. Reception - OHSU Casey Eye Institute lobby


Conference Location

OHSU Casey Eye Institute
Macdonald Auditorium - lobby level
3375 SW Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, OR 97239

OHSU Casey Eye Institute is located on OHSU's Marquam Hill campus. Find directions. 

Parking is available to meeting attendees on the day of the meeting in Garage E, which is adjacent to the Casey Eye Institute building. Employees must use their usual arrival routes. Signs will direct you upon arrival. View parking directions and a map.

Continuing Medical Education credits


Oregon Health &Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   

Target audience

The target audience for this conference includes ophthalmologists and ophthalmologists in training. 

Learning objectives

  1. Apply practical problem solving techniques of ethical issues 
  2. Recognize conscious awareness that lead to a negative evaluation of a person on the basis of irrelevant characteristics such as race or gender.
  3. Recognize that healthcare professionals exhibit the same levels of implicit bias as the wider population

Upcoming events

Public Health Ophthalmology Summit 2019

A forum to explore the future of global ophthalmology and how it will be reshaped by new scientific evidence.

July 19 - 20, 2019
8 - 5 p.m.
OHSU Casey Eye Institute
Portland, Oregon

Learn more

International Ocular Circulation Society (IOCS) Meeting 2019

Aug. 10, 2019 - Save the date!
Portland, Oregon

OOAA reception at the annual AAO meeting

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
6 - 10 p.m.
Brazil Room
399 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105   

75th Annual Oregon Ophthalmological Alumni Association Meeting

June 5-6, 2020
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
OHSU Casey Eye Institute
Portland, Oregon

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