2019 ISEPS/COS Annual Meeting
Frontiers and Controversies in Ophthalmology

Our 15th Year

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


Clinical Program for Ophthalmologists

Friday, March 8, 2019 (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 2019 conference offers attendees lectures on cutting-edge topics and provacative discussion panels.

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..

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

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

Get registration details here

Meet Our Named Lecturers

Frank J. Kresca Lecture


A Tribute to
Dr. Frank Kresca

Moderator:  ISEPS President
Sohail Hasan, MD PhD
Joined by
Linda J. Kresca, MD; Roselle, IL and
James R. Kresca, MD; Champaign, IL

Sanford R. Gifford Memorial Lecture


Dale Meyer, MD

Lions Eye Institute; Albany Medical College; Slingerlands, NY

Illinois Society for the
Prevention of Blindness 
Guest Lecture


Davinder Grover, MD, MPH

Glaucoma Associates of Texas
Dallas, TX













Program Topics and Faculty

  • Clinical topics include medical and surgical management for retina, glaucoma, cataract, cornea, oculoplastics, 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 if they wish

Detailed ProgramCLICK HERE (PDF format) 
Printed Brochure - CLICK HERE (PDF format) 

Schedule Overview  (times may be approximate)

Friday, March 8, 2019

     7:15 a.m. -- Registration & Continental Breakfast in the exhibit area
     8:15 a.m. -- General Session I
     10:10 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
                              Residents Breakout luncheon
     1:15 p.m. -- General Session III
     2:30 p.m. -- Break in the exhibit area
     2:50 p.m. -- General Session IV (OMIC presentation @ 4:20 pm)
     5:30 p.m. -- Adjourn for the day
     6:00 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.

Chris Albanis MD
Charles Bouchard MD
Hans Bruhn
Meenakshi Chaku MD
Kathryn Colby MD PhD
Ali Djalilian MD
Asim Farooq MD
Tamara Fountain MD
Majot Gill MD
Davinder Grovner MD MPH

Ramez Hadaddin MD
John Hanlon MD
Sohail Hasan MD PhD
Anjali Hawkins MD
James R Kresca MD
Linda J Kresca MD
Peter MacIntosh MD
Jill Maher MA COE
James McDonnell MD
Varun Mehrothra MD

Pauline Merrill MD
Dale R. Meyer MD
Kirk Packo MD
Thomas Patrianakos DO
Paul Phelps MD
James Reidy MD
Lisa Rosenberg MD
Mark Rosenblatt MD PhD MBA
Nicholas Volpe MD
David Yoo MD


Registration Information



Early Bird
by 3/1

after 3/1
ISEPS or COS Members
(or other state society member)
$295.00 $375.00
Non-member ophthalmologists $495.00 $575.00
Residents or fellows in training $50.00 $50.00
Fully retired physicians $75.00 $75.00
Presidents' Dinner
- Physician attendee and up to one guest, per person
- Speakers in MD, Administrator or Technician Session
- Guest of a speaker




Refunds - Cancel by 8 a.m. on March 4 (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 - 

     PDF form:  CLICK HERE

Presidents' dinner only  - Register HERE  (online 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
Vivek Chaturvedi, MD, Illinois Retina Associates; Harvey, 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.


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



Last Updated on Monday, February 18, 2019 03:00 PM