2020 ISEPS Virtual Town Hall
Ophthalmology in the Age of Covid-19


The Illinois Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons is pleased to host our first-ever "Virtual Town Hall" for the ophthalmic community in our state.  We all are painfully aware of the massive challenges facing all of us -- as individuals, as physicians and as practice managers -- while we navigate our way through the coronavirus pandemic.

We've all been inundated with webinars, Zoom meetings, and emails with the goal of "helping" us get through the year.  The goal for the ISEPS Virtual Town Hall is to focus on succinct and timely nuggets geared toward providing you with useful information for you and your practice.  

When -- Wednesday, June 10
Time -- 7:00 p.m. to 8:150 p.m.
How -- ISEPS webinar...  CLICK HERE to register

When you click on the registration link above, you'll be taken to a short form to complete (website log-in is not required).  Once you submit the form, you'll receive an automated email with instructions and a link that will allow you to join the webinar on June 10th.  Please note - this link is unique to you, so don't share it with somebody else as it can be used only one time.

The Program

7:00 p.m. -- 
Welcome & Introduction
                    Sohail Hasan, MD PhD, ISEPS President 

7:02 p.m. -- Introduction of Keynote Speaker
                   Nina Goyal, MD; ISEPS Vice President

7:04 p.m. -- Keynote:  The Illinois Public Health Perspective
                   Ngozi O. Ezike, MD, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health 

7:25 p.m. -- Restoring Ophthalmology - The outlook Nationally and Resources Available
                   Tamara Fountain, MD, President-elect, American Academy of Ophthalmology

7:35 p.m. -- Coronavirus in Vietnam - How Eye Care is Adapting in a Time of COVID-19 and IGOF Programs
                    Nguyen Xuan Tam, Director, Community Development Fund, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam

7:45 p.m. -- ISEPS Report for Illinois - What We're Hearing and ISEPS Projects
                   Sohail Hasan, MD PhD, President, Illinois Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons

8:00 p.m. -- Questions and Open Discussion

8:15 p.m. -- Adjourn

Meet Our Presenters

Ngozi O, Ezike, MD

Director, Illinois Department of Public Health
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Tamara R. Fountain, MD

President-elect, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology, Rush University Medical Center
Past-president, ISEPS
Northbrook, IL


Nguyen Xuan Tam

Director, Community Development Fund
Quang Tri Province, Vietnam


Sohail Hasan, MD PhD

President, Illinois Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons
Private Practice, Illinois Retina Associates
Orland Park, IL


CLICK HERE to Register

There is no cost to register, and all Illinois ophthalmologists, residents/fellows in training and practice administrators, are welcome to attend.  Once you complete the short online form, you will receive an email with a link unique to you along with instructions on how to join the webinar.