Friday, May 17th - General Session Day 1

VBD Main Session - Day 1

(CE Hours TBD)

6:30 am - 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast 


7:00 am - 7:30 am

Breakfast Seminars - Presenter TBD

7:30 am - 8:00 am

Introduction and State of the Union / Welcome Address
 

Scientific Session - Part 1 (8:00 am - 12:05 pm)

(COPE hours TBD)

Chair:  Sami G. El Hage, OD, PhD, DSc, FIAO, FAAO, FAAOMC, FAAAS

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Cynthia Roberts, PhD

Corneal Biomechanics and Orthokeratology

8:45 am - 9:30 am

Trends and Future in Corneal Refractive Surgery

Yanis Aslanidis, MD

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Topic TBD

Earl L. Smith, OD, PhD

10:00 am - 10:30 am

The Analysis and Practice of National Strategy of Student Myopia Control

Lu Fan MD. OD. Prof. Wenzhou Medical University

The high prevalence of student myopia, as a growing tendency, is a worldwide story; however, this phenomenon is particularly significant in China. The year of 2018 sees the strategy of student myopia control be incorporated into the national work plan, followed by related projects and advocates. These questions are to be answered: what is it, and how to implement.

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Break

10:50 am - 11:20 am

Topic TBD

11:20 am - 11:35 am

Sutureless Techniques for Pterygium Removal with Graft

Michelle Rhee, MD

11:35 am - 11:50 am

Topic TBD

11:50 am - 12:05 pm

Topic TBD

Speaker TBD

12:05 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

Keynote: The State of Vision Care and the Role of Myopia Control

Nick Despotidis, OD, FIAOMC

2:25 pm - 3:15 pm

Advances in Treatment Strategies for Myopia Control - What the Clinician Needs to Know

Randy Kojima, FAAO, FSLS, FIAOMC and Pat Caroline, FAAO

3:15 pm - 3:40 pm

Small Vs. Large Treatment Zones in Ortho-K

Randy Kojima, FAAO, FSLS, FIAOMC and Pat Caroline, FAAO

3:40 pm - 4:05 pm

What Decentration is a Problem in Ortho-K?

Randy Kojima, FAAO, FSLS, FIAOMC and Pat Caroline, FAAO

4:05 pm - 4:25 pm

Break

4:25 pm - 4:50 pm

Atropine

Jeffrey Cooper, OD, FAAO

4:50 pm - 5:00 pm

Awards Ceremony

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres in the Exhibit Hall