2016 ISEPS/COS Annual Meeting
Frontiers and Controversies in Ophthalmology

Sponsored by the Illinois Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons
and the Chicago Ophthalmological Society


Clinical Program for Ophthalmologists

Friday, March 11, 2016 (one day only)

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL

Please join us for a dynamic day of superb clinical education that will appeal to ophthalmologists in every subspecialty.  The 2016 conference offers attendees lectures on cutting-edge topics, discussion panels and new this year, "Lunch With the Experts" which provides an informal atmosphere to discuss questions, issues or problem cases with ophthalmic leaders.

Running concurrently with the clinical sessions will be a full day of practice management presentations open to any attendee of the conference.

This year, all physician attendees at the conference are invited to stay for the evening and attend the Presidents' Dinner, hosted by the ISEPS and COS presidents.  It will take place at Gibson's Steakhouse immediately across the street from the convention center.  This social event for doctors (and up to one guest) is a great time to catch up with friends and hobnob with the conference presenters. 

Register Online Now

Get registration details here

Meet Our Named Lecturers

Frank J. Kresca Lecture


George L. Spaeth, MD

Wills Eye Hospital
Philadelphia, PA


Sanford R. Gifford Memorial Lecture


SriniVas Sadda, MD

Doheny Eye Institute
Arcadia, CA

Illinois Society for the
Prevention of Blindness 
Guest Lecture


David F. Chang, MD

Altos Eye Physicians
Los Altos, CA













Program Topics and Faculty

  • Clinical topics include medical and surgical management for retina, glaucoma, cataract, cornea, oculoplastics, medical ethics, neuro-ophthalmology, pediatrics, inflammatory disease
  • OMIC - Risk management presentation (qualifies for 10% OMIC premium discount)
  • Public policy & advocacy
  • Plus "Lunch With the Experts" and a breakout session residents & fellows (during lunch)
  • Physicians also can attend the concurrent practice management sessions

Detailed ProgramCLICK HERE (PDF format)
Complete Conference Overview
Printed Brochure - CLICK HERE (PDF format)  coming soon

Schedule Overview  (times may be approximate)

Friday, March 11, 2016

     7:15 a.m. -- Registration & Continental Breakfast in the exhibit area
     8:00 a.m. -- General Session I
     10:00 a.m. -- Break in the exhibit area
     10:30 a.m. -- General Session II
     12:00 p.m. -- Buffet lunch in the exhibit area
                            Lunch With the Experts & Resident/Fellow breakout luncheon
     1:30 p.m. -- General Session III
     3:00 p.m. -- Break in the exhibit area
     3:15 p.m. -- General Session IV (OMIC presentation @ 5:00 pm)
     6:00 p.m. -- Adjourn for the day
     6:15 p.m. -- Presidents' Dinner (open to all attendees & up to one guest)

Local Faculty

We are very pleased that the following ISEPS and COS members are participating as presenters, moderators or panelists in the clinical program.

Javaneh Abbasian, MD
Dimitri Azar, MD, MBA
Charles Bouchard, MD
Jack Cohen, MD
Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD\
Lili Farrokh-Siar, MD
Amani Fawzi, MD
Nina Goyal, MD
Michael Grassi, MD
Mark Greenwald, MD
Balaji Gupta, MD
Seenu Hariprasad, MD
Sohail Hassan, MD

Michael Kipp, MD
Manus Kraff, MD
Susan Ksiazek, MD
Yannek Leidermann, MD, PhD
Jennifer Lim, MD
David Lubeck, MD
Mathew MacCumber, MD, PhD
Marian Macsai, MD
Parag Majmudar, MD
Pauline Merrill, MD
William Meiler, MD
Thomas R. Mizen, MD
Kirk Packo, MD

Thomas Patrianakos, DO
Allen Putterman, MD
Lisa Rosenberg, MD
Mark I. Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, MBA
Laura Sanders, MD
Hassan Shah, MD
Angelo Tanna, MD
Benjamin Ticho, MD
Elmer Tu, MD
Thasarat Vajaranant, MD
Nicholas Volpe, MD


Registration Information

  • Members (ISEPS, COS or other state society)
    • "Early Bird" Rate - $275  (after February 26 - $350)
  • Non-members - $400  (after February 26 - $450)
  • Residents/fellows at an accredited training program - $50 (after February 26 -$75)
  • Fully retired ophthalmologists - $75 (after February 26 - $100)
  • Presidents' Dinner - $75 per person (after February 26 - $100 per person)

Refunds - Cancel by 8 a.m. March 7 (less a $25 cancellation fee)

Our online registration will be available shortly (credit cards and checks)!  Sign up soon to get the early bird rate!


If you prefer not to register online, download a paper registration form - 

If you wish to register to the President's Dinner ONLY CLICK HERE

Conference Facility Information

View an overview of the schedule for all three sessions:  physicians, administrators and techs (PDF file)  coming soon

Return to the conference overview page


Program Co-chairs
Ahmad Aref, MD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Service; University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine; Chicago, IL
  Kourous Rezaei, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Rush University; Illinois Retina Associates; Orland Park, IL


Continuing Medical Education

Intended Audience

This program will be of interest to all practicing ophthalmologists, but in particular, those who are likely to encounter a variety of eye diseases and conditions in their practice.  Residents and fellows in training also would benefit from this program.  All attendees will find the advocacy, risk management and coding presentations to be especially useful.

Learning Objectives

The purpose of this program is to describe the latest advances in medical and surgical eye care and to discuss issues which are sometimes seen as the subject of controversy. Topics will include diagnostic and therapeutic consideration related to cataract, external eye diseases, refractive surgery, glaucoma, retinal diseases, neuro-ophthalmology, pediatrics, oculoplastics, ethics and practice management subjects.


Contact the ISEPS-COS administrative office --
   By phone:  800-838-3627
   By email:  [email protected]



Last Updated on Thursday, March 10, 2016 10:56 AM