Upcoming Events

Date
Title
Conference Series
Faculty
Location
07/07/2015 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 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.


07/09/2015 - 5:30pm
Introduction to the OR
Mercy OR

07/20/2015 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, July 20th 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.


07/24/2015 - 7:00am
Refractive Surgery Course (VISX) Part I & II
Special Event
Dr. Dhaliwal
9th floor conference room
08/03/2015 - 7:00am
Acquired Diseases of the Macula
Retina
Dr. Anetakis
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of acquired disease afecting the macula and should be able to

  • Describe the epidemiology, causes, characteristics and management of acquired macular diseases including
    • Cystoid Macular Edema
    • Macular Hole
    • Vitreomacular Syndromes including
      • Epiretinal Membranes
      • Pseudoholes
      • Lamellar Macular Holes
      • Vitreomacular Traction  Syndrome
    • Central Serous Choroidopathy
    • Purtscher's Retinopathy
    • Terson's Syndrome

Reading Assignment: Please read Chapter 4 Acquired Diseases of the Macula in the Retina and Vitreous book in the BCSC series. We will be covering Age Related Macular Degeneration at another conference.


08/04/2015 - 7:00am
Posterior Segment Trauma
Retina
Dr. Eller
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: At the conclusion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of posterior segment trauma and should be able to

Describe the epidemiology, characteristics and management of posterior segment trauma including:

  • Blunt trauma
  • Lacerating and Penetrating Injuries
  • Perforating Injuries
  • Intraocular Foreign Bodies
  • Sympathetic Ophthalmia
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome/Nonaccidental Trauma

Reading Assignment: Please read the chapter covering Posterior Segment Manifestations of Trauma  in the Retina and Vitreous volume of the BCSC.


08/05/2015 - 7:00am
Dry AMD
Retina
Dr George Trichonas
9th floor conference room

Objectives:  Upon completion of this course, the resident should be able to:

  • Describe retinal changes associated with the normal process of aging.
  • Describe retinal changes that occur with age-related macular degeneration.
  • Provide a differential diagnosis for nonexudative AMD.
  • Describe the clinical management for patients with nonexudative AMD.
  • Be able to describe the major findings of the AREDS trial, and be able to calculate risk of progression to advanced AMD based on the grading scale used in this study.
  • Be able to define neovascular AMD as well as its underlying pathophysiology.
  • Provide a differential diagnosis for neovascular AMD.
  • Describe how ancillary testing can be used to diagnose neovascular AMD.

Assignment:  Please read pages 60-78 in the BCSC Retina text prior to the conference, and note any questions you have so they can be discussed at the class.


08/06/2015 - 7:00am
Diabetic Retinopathy: PDR
Retina
Dr Vyas
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of proliferative diabetic retinopathy and should be able to

  • Define terms associated with diabetic retinopathy
  • Discuss the epidemiology and pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy
  • Discuss the mechanisms of vision loss in diabetic retinopathy
  • Define and discuss the causes, pathophysiology, signs, symptoms and management of proliferative diabetic retinopathy

Reading Assignment: Please read the Diabetic Retinopathy ( pages 89 - 112) section of Chapter 5 Retinal Vascular Disease in the Retina and Vitreous Section of the BCSC.

 


08/10/2015 - 7:00am
Retinal Drug Toxicity
Retina
Dr Conrad
9th floor conference room

Objectives: At the conclusion of this conference the resident/student will have an understanding of the effects of systemic drugs on the retina and will be able to:

Describe the anatomy and physiology of the retina as it relates to mechanisms of retinal drug toxicity

List the systemic drugs that are known to have adverse effects on the retina including:

  • chloroquine
  • hydroxychloroquine
  • vigabatrin
  • phenothiazines
  • sildenafil
  • digoxin
  • ethambutol
  • tamoxifen
  • desferrioxamine

Describe the incidence, symptoms, signs, monitoring protocols and prognosis for toxicity related to these medications.

Reading AssignmentThere appears to be a very short section covering Systemic Drug Toxicity in the Retinal Degenerations associated with Systemic Disease chapter of the Retina and Vitreous volume of the BCSC. For more detail you may wish to read Drugs and the Retina by Constable and Pirmohamed from Expert Opinions on Drug Safety 2004.

 

 


08/11/2015 - 7:00am
ERG
Retina
Dr. Fu
9th Floor Conference Room

Assignment:  Please read pages 33-40 in the BCSC Retina text prior to the conference, and note any questions you have so they can be discussed at the class.


08/12/2015 - 7:00am
Wet AMD
Retina
Dr. Friberg
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives:  Upon completion of this course, the resident should be able to:

  • Describe retinal changes associated with the normal process of aging.
  • Describe retinal changes that occur with age-related macular degeneration.
  • Provide a differential diagnosis for nonexudative AMD.
  • Describe the clinical management for patients with nonexudative AMD.
  • Be able to describe the major findings of the AREDS trial, and be able to calculate risk of progression to advanced AMD based on the grading scale used in this study.
  • Be able to define neovascular AMD as well as its underlying pathophysiology.
  • Provide a differential diagnosis for neovascular AMD.
  • Describe how ancillary testing can be used to diagnose neovascular AMD.

Assignment:  Please read pages 60-78 in the BCSC Retina text prior to the conference, and note any questions you have so they can be discussed at the class.


08/17/2015 - 7:00am
Retinal Manifestations Associated with Systemic Diseases
Retina
Dr Eadie
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of retinal degenerations associated with systemic disease and should be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology, causes, characteristics and management of retinal degenerations including:
    • Disorders involving other organ systems
      • Infantile-Onset to Early Childhood-Onset Syndromes
      • Bardet-Biedl Complex of Diseases
      • Hearing Loss and Pigmentary Retinopathy
      • Neuromuscular Disorders
      • Other Organ System Disorders
      • Paraneoplastic Retinopathy
    • Metabolic Diseases
      • Albinism
      • CNS Metabolic Abnormalities
      • Amino Acid Disorders
      • Mitochondrial Disorders
    • Systemic Drug Toxicity
      • Chloroquine Derivatives
      • Phenothiazines
      • Other agents

Reading Assignment: Please read Chapter 12 Retinal Degenerations Associated with Systemic Disease in the Retina and Vitreous book in the BCSC series.


08/17/2015 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, August 17th 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.


08/18/2015 - 7:00am
Hereditary Retinal and Choroidal Dystrophies
Retina
Dr. Gallagher
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of choroidal disease and should be able to

  • Describe the epidemiology, causes, characteristics and management of choroidal disease including
    • Bilateral Diffuse Uveal Melanocytic Proliferation
    • Choroidal Perfusion Abnormalities
    • Choroidal Hemangioma
    • Uveal Effusion Syndrome

Reading Assignment: Please read Chapter 8 Choroidal Disease in the Retina and Vitreous section of the BCSC series.


08/19/2015 - 7:00am
Retinal Vascular Disease I
Retina
Dr. Bergren
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of retinal vascular disease and should be able to

  • Describe the epidemiology, causes, characteristics and management of retinal vascular disease including
    • Hypertensive Retinopathy
    • Sickle Cell Retinopathy
    • Peripheral Retinal Neovascularization
    • Venous Occlusive Disease
    • Arterial Occlusive Disease
    • Retinal Vasculitis
    • Cystoid Macular Edema
    • Coats Disease
    • Juxtafoveal Telangiectasis
    • Arterial Macroaneurysms

Reading Assignment: Please read Chapter 5 Retinal Vascular Disease in the Retina and Vitreous book in the BCSC series.


08/20/2015 - 7:00am
Intraocular Tumors
Retina
Dr. Olsen
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives:  At the conclusion of this conference the resident/student should have a basic understanding of intraocular tumors and should be able to

Describe the epidemiology, causes, characteristics and management of intraocular tumors including:

  • Melanoma
  • Metastatic Carcinoma
  • Lymphomatous Tumors

Reading Assignment: Please read pages BCSC Retina text prior to the conference, and note any questions you have so they can be discussed at the class.


08/24/2015 - 7:00am
Retinal and Choroidal Dystrophies
Retina
Dr. Rath
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of choroidal disease and should be able to

  • Describe the epidemiology, causes, characteristics and management of choroidal disease including
    • Bilateral Diffuse Uveal Melanocytic Proliferation
    • Choroidal Perfusion Abnormalities
    • Choroidal Hemangioma
    • Uveal Effusion Syndrome

Reading Assignment: Please read Chapter 8 Choroidal Disease in the Retina and Vitreous section of the BCSC series.


08/25/2015 - 7:00am
Chorioretinopathies
Retina
Dr. Noori
9th Floor Conference Room

Objectives: At the conclusion of this lecture, the resident/student  will have an understanding of infectious and autoimmune chorioretinopathies and should be able to

Describe the epidemiology, causes, characteristics and management of posterior segment infections and inflammations including:

  • Inflammatory Vasculitides
    • Behcet syndrome
    • Lupus
  • Intermediate Uveitis
    • Pars Planitis
    • Panuveitis
    • Sarcoid
    • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome
    • Intraocular lymphoma
  • Infections
    • CMV
    • Herpes

Reading Assignment: Please read the sections covering Focal and Diffuse Choroidal and Retinal Inflammation in the Retina and Vitreous volume of the BCSC.


08/26/2015 - 7:00am
Endophthalmitis
Retina
Dr. Doft
9th Floor Conference Room

bjectives: At the conclusion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of endophthalmitis and should be able to

  • Describe the epidemiology, causes, characteristics and management of endophthalmitis including:
    • Endogenous Bacterial Endophthalmitis
    • Fungal Endophthalmitis
    • Posttraumatic Endophthalmitis
    • Post-operative Endophthalmitis
    • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Discuss the purpose, inclusion criteria and the outcomes of the Endophthalmitis Vitrectomy Study

Reading Assignment: There are several sections in the Retina and Vitreous section of the BCSC concerning endophthalmitis. Please read through these. In addition, please review the EVS.


08/27/2015 - 7:00am
Retinal Detachment
Retina
Dr. Doft
9th Floor Conference Room

Reading Assignment: Please read the BCSC Retina chapter 15 prior to the conference.


08/27/2015 - 7:00am
Retinoblastoma
Retina
Dr. Olsen
9th Floor Conference Room

Assignment:  Please read BCSC Intraocular  tumors chapter 19 prior to the conference, and note any questions you have so they can be discussed at the class.


08/31/2015 - 7:00am
Retinal Detachment
Retina
Dr. Martel
9th Floor Conference Room

Reading Assignment: Please read the BCSC Retina chapter 15 prior to the conference.


09/01/2015 - 7:00am
Retinal Vascular Disease II
Retina
Dr Bergren
9th floor conference room

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of retinal vascular disease and should be able to

  • Describe the epidemiology, causes, characteristics and management of retinal vascular disease including
    • Hypertensive Retinopathy
    • Sickle Cell Retinopathy
    • Peripheral Retinal Neovascularization
    • Venous Occlusive Disease
    • Arterial Occlusive Disease
    • Retinal Vasculitis
    • Cystoid Macular Edema
    • Coats Disease
    • Juxtafoveal Telangiectasis
    • Arterial Macroaneurysms

Reading Assignment: Please read Chapter 5 Retinal Vascular Disease in the Retina and Vitreous book in the BCSC series.


09/02/2015 - 7:00am
Posterior Segment Lasers
Dr. Eller

Objectives: At the conclusion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of posterior segment lasers and should be able to:

  1. Recognize the indications for various retinal laser therapies
  2. Understand the laser settings and equipment
  3. Integrate laser application tips into the clinical practice

09/03/2015 - 7:00am
Nondiabetic Proliferative Retinopathies
Dr. Laham
9th floor conference room

Objectives: At the conclusion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of Nondiabetic Proliferative Retinopathies and should be able to:

  1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of proliferative retinopathy
  2. Identify the differential diagnoses associated with proliferative retinopathy
  3. Identify the treatment options for nondiabetic proliferative retinopathy
  4. Recognize the appropriate systemic diagnostic evaluation for nondiabetic proliferative retinopathy

 

 

 

 

 


09/03/2015 - 5:00pm
Moria Intralase Wet Lab
Wet Lab
Dr. Dhaliwal
TBD

Moria surgical lab for ALL residents and the Cornea Fellow.

The lab will begin at 5pm.


09/08/2015 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 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.


09/19/2015 - 8:30am
GES Mission for the Steubenville VA
Steubenville High School

Our mission on Saturday September 19 will be to the Steubenville High School in the 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 school is at 420 North 4th St in Steubenville OH. Click here for Google directions


09/21/2015 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, September 21st 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.


09/24/2015 - 5:00pm
Intralase Wet Lab
Wet Lab
Dr. Dhaliwal
Refractive Surgery Suite

Intralase surgical lab for 3rd year residents and Cornea Fellow.

The lab will begin at 5pm in the Refractive Surgery Suite on the 8th floor of EEI.


10/19/2015 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, October 19th 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.


11/10/2015 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 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.


11/23/2015 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, November 23rd 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.


01/19/2016 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, January 19th, 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.


01/25/2016 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, January 25th 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.


02/15/2016 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, February 15th 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.


03/08/2016 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, March 8th, 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.


03/21/2016 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, March 21st 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.


04/18/2016 - 5:30pm
GES Mission at Birmingham Clinic
Birmingham Clinic

Our mission on Monday, April 18th 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.


05/03/2016 - 6:00pm
GES Mission at Squirrel Hill Health Center
Squirrel Hill Health Center

Our mission on Tuesday, May 3rd, 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.


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