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Mayo Clinic Retina Update & Case Conference

Rochester, MN US
October 12, 2018 to October 13, 2018

Course Directors: Sophie J. Bakri, M.D. and Raymond Iezzi, M.D.

As clinical trials broaden our understanding of retinal diseases, how do we apply this knowledge to the care of each individual patient? The options for treatment of retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions and retinal detachments are evolving at a rapid pace. There are currently several treatment options available to tackle these diseases, and the choice and timing of which treatment to use can be confusing. This course aims to update retina specialists and practicing ophthalmologists about the current state-of-the-art treatment options available for the management of retinal diseases.

Exhibit Opportunities
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this course, please contact Cathy Schilling.

Target Audience

Ophthalmologists, Retinal Specialists and Optometrists

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize current clinical trial data for patients with common retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion.
  • Identify and create evidence-based treatment algorithms for common diseases, based on efficacy, tolerability and safety of the treatment options.
  • Diagnose and implement treatment options for rare retinal diseases.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 9.50 ABO
  • 9.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 9.50 Attendance
  • 9.50 COPE
Event starts: 
10/12/2018 - 5:00pm
Event ends: 
10/13/2018 - 5:00pm
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Siebens Building
100 2nd Ave SW
Rochester, MN 55905
United States

The meeting will be held in Leighton Auditorium on the 2nd floor of the Siebens Building located on the downtown campus of Mayo Clinic.



Rochester Marriott Hotel
101 First Avenue SW
800-228-9290 or 507-280-6000
$209.00 Standard single/double
When calling reference Retina Conference 2018
Marriott Hotel Link

Cut off date is September 11, 2018.  Rooms are subject to availability after this point.

Course Directors


Sophie J. Bakri, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


Raymond Iezzi, M.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN



Mayo Clinic Faculty


Andrew J. Barkmeier, M.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


Alan Marmorstein, Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester


Timothy W. Olsen, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester


Jose S. Pulido, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


Wendy L. Smith, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


Guest Faculty:


Caroline R. Baumal, M.D.
New England Eye Center
Tufts University
Boston, MA


Sundeep Dev, M.D.
Vitreoretinal Surgery
Minneapolis, MN


James C. Folk, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA


Jasmine H. Francis, M.D.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY


Debra A. Goldstein, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


David W. Parke, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
American Academy of Ophthalmology
San Francisco, CA

Carl Regillo, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Wills Eye Hospital Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA


In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates the General Session of this live activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

COPE Activity Number 116049

COPE ID: 59176-PS
Course Title: Age-Related Macular Degeneration

COPE ID: 59177-PS
Course Title: Retina Case Presentations

COPE ID: 59178-PS
Course Title: Medical Retina Imaging and Role of Artificial Intelligence

COPE ID: 59179-PS
Course Title: Other Retina Topics


Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here.

Available Credit

  • 9.50 ABO
  • 9.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 9.50 Attendance
  • 9.50 COPE

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