2018 ISEPS/COS Annual Meeting
Frontiers and Controversies in Ophthalmology

Our 14th Year

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


Clinical Program for Ophthalmologists

Friday, March 23, 2018 (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 2018 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

Registration is now closed.

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


Hon. Kelly Burke

Illinois House of Representatives (36th)
Oak Lawn, IL


Sanford R. Gifford Memorial Lecture


Stanley Chang, MD

Columbia University
New York, NY

Illinois Society for the
Prevention of Blindness 
Guest Lecture


Douglas D. Koch, MD

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX













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
  • 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, March 23, 2018

     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.

Ahmad Aref MD
Dimitri T. Azar MD MBA
Charles S. Bouchard MD
Majot Gill MD
Madhu Gorla MD
Rama Jager MD
Colman R. Kraff MD

Brian Larsen MD
Pauline Merrill MD
Rukhsana Mirza MD
Thomas Patrianakos DO
Kamran Riaz MD
Mark I. Rosenblatt MD PhD MBA
Jonathan Rubenstein MD

Edward Sung MD
Aimee Szewka MD
Anjali Tannan MD
Peter Veldman MD
Nicholas J. Volpe MD
Kenya Williams MD


Registration Information



Early Bird
by 3/12

after 3/12
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 March 19 (less a $25 cancellation fee) to receive a refund.


Registration is now closed.

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

 Presidents' dinner  - register 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
  Anjali Tannan, MD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology; Rush University; 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.

Additional Items for Speakers:


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



Last Updated on Thursday, March 29, 2018 10:43 AM