2020 ISEPS/COS Annual Meeting
Our 16th Year

Sponsored by the
Illinois Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons

and the Chicago Ophthalmological Society


Clinical Program for Ophthalmologists

Friday, March 6, 2020 (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 2020 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 attendees at the conference are invited to stay for the evening and attend the Presidents' Reception and Dinner.  This year will it is a special event to recognize ISEPS' 50 Years of Service and a benefit for the newly formed ISEPS Global Ophthalmology Foundation. 

Online Registration is Now Closed

For late registration, please call the ISEPS-COS office:  847-680-1666

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

2020 "Perfect Vision" Presidents' Reception & Dinner - Honoring ISEPS' 50 Years of Service and a benefit for the new ISEPS Global Ophthalmology Foundation

RESIDENTS AND FELLOWS - use this form to register for the Presidents' Reception and Dinner.

Get registration details here

Meet Our Named Lecturers

Frank J. Kresca Lecture


Improving Communication and Showing Empathy in Medicine

Susmita Pati, MD MPH
Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Division of Primary Care Pediatrics, Chief Medical Program Advisor, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science®; Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY

Sanford R. Gifford Memorial Lecture


Ocular Surface Tumors

Carol Karp, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology and Richard K. Forster Chair in Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Miami, FL

Illinois Society for the
Prevention of Blindness 
Guest Lecture


Secondary IOLs

Brian Kim, MD
Professional Eye Associates
Dalton, GA

Special Guest


The Latest Retina Updates

George A. Williams, MD
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Director of the Beaumont Eye Institute at Beaumont Health in Royal Oak, MI and Immediate Past-president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Royal Oak, MI

Special Guest


Investment in Ophthalmology

David W. Parke, II, MD
Chief Executive Officer of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
San Francisco, CA

Special Guest


Ophthalmic Literature:  Peer Reviewed or Poorly Reviewed

Michael W. Belin, MD
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ


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) 
Conference Overview Timetable - CLICK HERE (PDF format) 

Schedule Overview  (times may be approximate)

Friday, March 6, 2020

     7:15 a.m. -- Registration & Continental Breakfast in the exhibit area
     8:00 a.m. -- General Session I
     9:45 a.m. -- Break in the exhibit area
     10:05 a.m. -- General Session II
     11:45 p.m. -- Buffet lunch in the exhibit area
                          Residents Breakout luncheon
     1:00 p.m. -- General Session III
     2:55 p.m. -- Break in the exhibit area
     3:15 p.m. -- General Session IV (OMIC presentation @ 4:45 pm)
     5:30 p.m. -- Adjourn for the day

     6:00 p.m. -- Presidents' Reception and Dinner Honoring ISEPS' 50 Years of Service
                         and a benefit for the newly established ISEPS Global Ophthalmology Foundation
                        (all attendees and guests invited)                 

Registration Information

The Early Bird discount has been extended to 9 a.m. on Monday, March 2nd!


Early Bird
by 2/29

after 2/29
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' Reception & Dinner*
Separate Registration is Required
- Per person
- Speakers in MD, Administrator or Technician Session
- Guests
- Residents & Fellows in Training (and their guest)

* Because this is a benefit for the ISEPS Global Ophthalmology Foundation,
  50% of the ticket price is deductible as a charitable contribution



Refund Policy --  Although public health authorities continue to state that exposure to the coronavirus remains at a relatively low risk factor for most Americans who do not have underlying medical conditions, ISEPS-COS has extended its refund policy.  Any cancellations received by the ISEPS/COS office no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 5th will be eligible for a refund less our standard $25 processing charge.  We are unable to offer refunds for "no shows" at the conference.  If you wish to cancel a registration, please email or call with the name of the attendee and the session for which they registered (physician, administrator, ophthalmic technician).  

Email - [email protected]      Phone:  847-680-1666



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)
Presidents' dinner onlyResidents/Fellows 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
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 Thursday, March 05, 2020 11:18 AM