Upcoming Events

Date
Title
Conference Series
Faculty
Location
07/26/2016 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Retina Journal Club
Journal Club
Dr. Eller
9th floor conference room

Mandatory for residents on the Retina service rotation. 

Reading materials attached.


07/27/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Guest Speaker
Special Event
Sharon Solomon, MD
9th floor conference room, 936
"Anti-VEGF Therapy in the Management of Diabetic Retinopathy: Does One Size Fit All?"

Sharon D. Solomon, M.D., is the Katharine M. Graham Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. A retina specialist and board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Solomon's clinical expertise includes medical and surgical treatment of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, epiretinal membranes, macular holes, and retinal tears and detachment. Dr. Solomon has a large national and international referral practice at Wilmer.


07/28/2016 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Intro to OR and Surgical Instruments
Wet Labs
Dr. Waxman, Mercy OR Nurses
Mercy OR / SDS 4th floor

Plan for the Intro to OR and Surgical Instruments lab is as follows:

  • 5:30 - Pizza in Mercy OR Same Day Surgery Physician Lounge- attached to the SDS room
  • 6:00 - Mercy SDS OR with Kathy (senior RN) and a scrub tech going over proper OR etiquette and surgical instruments from Cataract, Retina, and Plastics trays (plan is to have two rooms)

**Everyone needs to wear light blue scrubs*


07/29/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Guest Speaker
Special Event
Tomas Aleman, MD
9th floor conference room, 936
“Natural History of the Central Structural Abnormalities in Choroideremia Insights from a Large Cross-Sectional Study” Dr. Aleman cares for children and adults with retinal degenerations, hereditary or acquired, at the Center for Hereditary Retinal Degenerations at Scheie Eye Institute and at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. He is the co-principal investigator of a gene therapy trial for choroideremia. He is also responsible for all clinical electrophysiological investigations within this department, which provides this service to a large number of specialists in the region.
08/01/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Quality Improvement 101
Quality Improvement/Patient Safety
Kate Brownlee, Wolff Center
9th floor conference room, 936

Please think of at least 5 ideas for improvement. The ideas can be around improving patient care, patient satisfaction or your own workflow. 

Bring these ideas with you for this first lecture on August 8th.


08/02/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Patient Safety 101
Quality Improvement/Patient Safety
Gregory Bump, MD
9th floor conference room, 936

08/03/2016 -
7:00am to 8:30am
Systems Thinking
Quality Improvement/Patient Safety
Kate Brownlee, Wolff Center
9th floor conference room, 936

08/04/2016 -
7:00am to 8:30am
Review Project Proposals / Generating AIM statement
Quality Improvement/Patient Safety
Kate Brownlee, Wolff Center, Gregory Bump, MD, Aaron Dailey, PharmD
9th floor conference room, 936

08/05/2016 -
7:00am to 9:00am
Retcam/Ultrasound Training
Pediatric Ophtho
Lea Ann Lope, DO

08/08/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
Guest Speaker
Special Event
Vishal Jhanji, MBBS, MD, FRCS
EEI - 5th Floor Boardroom, 520

"Keratoconus: New Paradigms in Diagnosis and Management"

Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Director, Cornea, External Eye Diseases and Refractive Surgery

Dr Vishal Jhanji completed his ophthalmology training from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He then undertook his specialist training in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery in India and Melbourne, Australia. Dr Jhanji has made significant contributions in the field of corneal transplantation and External Eye diseases. He co-pioneered new techniques of endothelial corneal transplantation and has major publications to his credit in reputed international peer-reviewed journals. In 2008 and 2009 he won the Best of Show Award at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr Jhanji serves on the editorial board of several journals including Scientific Reports, Medicine, PLoS One, BioMed Research International, and Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine. He is also a member of the Global Members Committee, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Dr Jhanji is a Visiting Professor at the Joint International Eye Center of Shantou University, China. He is a Scientific Advisor to the Wenzhou Medical School, China. Dr Jhanji published more than 150 papers in SCI international indexed peer reviewed journals, 2 books, and more than 15 book chapters.


08/22/2016 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, August 22nd will be to the Birmingham Clinic in the South Side neighborhood in partnership with the UPMC Program for Health Care to Underserved Populations. Birmingham Clinic serves a diverse community of adults and children including immigrants. We often need Spanish translators at Birmingham Clinic. Click here for Google directions.


08/27/2016 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
GES Mission at Cornerstone Care - Waynesburg, PA
Cornerstone Care - Waynesburg, PA

Our mission on Saturday, August 27th, 2015 will be to Cornerstone Care in Waynesburg, PA. Cornerstone Care is a non-profit network of Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQHC) and practices serving communities throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia and Eastern Ohio. Our focus at Waynesburg is detection of diabetic retinopathy. 

Click here for Google directions


09/05/2016 (All day)
HOLIDAY - Labor Day

09/10/2016 - 9:00am
GES Mission at the 9th Street Clinic in McKeesport
McKeesport 9th Street Clinic

Our mission on Saturday, September 10th will be to the 9th Street Clinic in McKeesport in partnership with the McKeesport Hospital Foundation from 9am to 1pm.  The 9th street clinic serves a community of uninsured adults many of whom require primary and eye care to help them stay productive in the community.  You can read more about the 9th street clinic here. Click here for Google directions


09/13/2016 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 will be to the Squirrel Hill Health Center. SQHC serves diverse community of patients including immigrants. We often need Nepali, Spanish and Russian translators at SQHC. Click here for Google directions.


10/01/2016 - 8:00am
GES Mission for the Steubenville VA

Our mission on Saturday October 1, 2016 will be to Steubenville, OH. This will be a screening event for the Steubenville branch of the VA.  This is one of the few “screening-type” of events that GES is involved with, but because the VA provides exceptional follow-up for the veterans, we are able to refer those in whom a potential problem is discovered to the nearest VA where they will get complete care. We'll be screening about 200 veterans over the course of the morning. This event is fast paced, rewarding and alot of fun. The location is at 500 Market Street, Suite 310, Steubenville, OH 43952. Click here for Google directions


10/08/2016 - 5:30pm
Wet Lab: Eyelid Laceration / Tarsorrhaphy Lab
Wet Lab
Dr. Stefko, Dr. Will
Temporal Bone Lab

10/22/2016 - 9:00am
VISIONWALK 2016
Heinz Field, The Great Lawn, North Shore

VISIONWALK 2016 – Saturday, October 22, 2016 - (Heinz Field, The Great Lawn, North Shore Drive at Three Rivers Park Walkway)
 
When:  OCTOBER 22; registration 9:00 am; walk starts 10:00 am
Where:  Heinz Field – Great Lawn
Who:  UPMC Eye Center Team
 
VisionWalk is the national signature fundraising event for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Since its inception in the spring of 2006, the program raised over $30 million to fund sight-saving research.

As promising treatments move into critical human studies, the need for research funding is greater than ever before.  Join the tens of thousands of people who have taken important steps toward a cure by participating in a 5K VisionWalk.  
 
Register your spouse, significant other and kids --- make it a family affair.  There will be basket raffles, music, and other surprises as well.   All those registered to walk will receive a free raffle ticket for the basket raffles.

If you cannot participate, but would like to make a donation, you can donate online at the web address above or make a check payable to the Foundation Fighting Blindness, and mail to:  Lauren Wally, UPMC Eye Center, 203 Lothrop Street, 8th floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.  

The UPMC Eye Center is the community captain for this walk which further strengthens our commitment to help with the fight against blindness. 


11/15/2016 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 will be to the Squirrel Hill Health Center. SQHC serves diverse community of patients including immigrants. We often need Nepali, Spanish and Russian translators at SQHC. Click here for Google directions.


11/18/2016 (All day)
No Grand Rounds - Residency Interviews

11/19/2016 (All day)
Residency Interviews

11/24/2016 (All day)
HOLIDAY - Thanksgiving

12/09/2016 -
7:00am to 8:00am
UPMC Grand Rounds: POS Guest Speaker
Grand Rounds
Nathan Radcliffe, MD
BST S100

Nathan Radcliffe, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist who is an experienced glaucoma and cataract surgeon. Prior to June of 2014, Dr. Radcliffe served as the Director of the Glaucoma Service at Weill Cornell Medical College for six years. During his time in academics, Dr. Radcliffe managed the most challenging cataract and glaucoma cases referred from all over the world, published over 40 peer reviewed publications in glaucoma research, gave hundreds lectures on glaucoma and cataract to thousands of ophthalmologists in 40 states and over a dozen different countries, and won awards for his surgical videos and teaching.


12/26/2016 (All day)
HOLIDAY - Christmas (observed)

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