2017 ISEPS/COS Annual Meeting
Frontiers and Controversies in Ophthalmology

Our 13th Year

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


Clinical Program for Ophthalmologists

Friday, April 7, 2017 (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 2017 conference offers attendees lectures on cutting-edge topics, discussion panels and again 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, but especially geared toward practice administrators and doctors with management responsibilities..

Allll 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

If you prefer not to register online or to pay with a check, download a paper registration form - 

Get registration details here

Meet Our Named Lecturers

Frank J. Kresca Lecture


Thomas S. Harbin, MD

Eye Consultants of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA


Sanford R. Gifford Memorial Lecture


John W. Kitchens, MD

Retina Associates of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Illinois Society for the
Prevention of Blindness 
Guest Lecture


Robert H. Osher, MD

Cincinnati Eye Institute
Blue Ash, OH












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)
Printed Brochure - CLICK HERE (PDF format)

Schedule Overview  (times may be approximate)

Friday, April 7, 2017

     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
     12:05 - 12:25 p.m. -- Coding & Medicare Update (optional)
     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 @ 4:45 pm)
     5:45 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.

Anupama R. Anchala MD
Dimitri T. Azar MD MBA
Jeanine Baqai MD
Pooja Bhat MD
Michael P. Blair MD
Charles S. Bouchard MD
Meenaskhi Chaku MD
R.V. Paul Chan MD
Kathryn Colby MD PhD
Tamara R. Fountain MD

Debra Goldstein MD
Seenu M. Hariprasad MD
Lee M. Jampol MD
Timothy Kietzman MD
Jennifer Lim MD
Ann-Marie Lobo MD
David M. Lubeck MD
Mathew W. MacCumber MD PhD
James F. McDonnell MD
Mildred M.G. Olivier MD

Kirk H. Packo MD
Thomas Patrianakos DO
Mark I. Rosenblatt MD PhD MBA
Dimitra Skondra MD
Stacy A. Symanski MD
Nicholas J. Volpe MD
Jeremy B. Wingard MD
David K. Yoo MD


Registration Information



Early Bird
by 3/24

after 3/24
ISEPS or COS Members
(or other state society member)
$275.00 $350.00
Non-member ophthalmologists $400.00 $450.00
Residents or fellows in training $50.00 $75.00
Fully retired physicians $75.00 $100.00
Presidents' Dinner
(physician attendee and up to one guest, per person)
$75.00 $100.00


Refunds - Cancel by 8 a.m. on April 3 (less a $25 cancellation fee) to receive a refund.


If you prefer not to register online or to pay with a check, download a paper registration form - 


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
  Amani Fawzi, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Chicago, 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 Wednesday, March 15, 2017 09:30 AM