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OOS Annual Meeting Recap

Registration was more than 90 for the physician education sessions, and almost 300 attended the technician and train the trainer education sessions at the IN-PERSON OOS Annual Meeting on Feb. 19 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. It was so good to connect with old friends and make new relationships.  

We welcomed incoming president Dr. Carla Ford and thanked outgoing president Dr. Kristopher Kelly for two years of excellent service. The 2022 Ohio Ophthalmological Society Professional Service Award was presented to Dr. Carl Minning. Dr. Minning has served as legislative chair for at least 20 years, held numerous fundraisers, made many congressional visits, been actively involved in races for governor, senator and the supreme court.  

Overall the evaluations were very positive and 100% of all those who reported agreed they were highly satisfied/satisfied with all of the speakers and strongly agree/agree that they gained new information and developed new strategies to implement. Many comments were made on changes they will make to their practice as a result of what they learned.

When asked what they liked best about the meeting:

  • Terrific speakers
  • Networking with peers and vendors
  • Variety of topics that were relevant
  • Agenda stayed on schedule
  • YO networking

This year we had a record-breaking 21 scientific poster abstract submissions, thanks to the interest from many medical students. The following posters were accepted. Congratulations to all presenters!

  • Abhinav (Abhi) Bheemidi, BS
    MS3 / Case Western Reserve University Hospitals        
    Baseline Factors and Reason for Cancellation of Elective Ophthalmic Surgery

  • Benjamin Ghiam, MD
    PGY3 / Case Western Reserve University Hospitals      
    Peripheral Retinal Avascularity in Stickler Syndrome - A Case Series

  • Grant Hom, BA
    MS3 / Case Western Reserve University Hospitals        
    Construction of an Electronic Medical Record-Based Monitoring, Screening, and Referral System for Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium Drug-Induced Maculopathy

  • Meghana Kalavar, MD
    PGY1 / Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute     
    Effect of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Pandemic on Authorship Gender Disparities in the Ophthalmology Literature

  • Blanche Kuo, BS
    MS4 / Case Western Reserve University Hospitals        
    Association of real-world visual acuity outcomes and number of anti-VEGF injections in patients with diabetic macular edema: 6-year follow-up using the IRIS® Registry

  • Matthew Russell, BS
    MS4 / Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute        
    Retinal Mitochondrial Flavoprotein Fluorescence in Patients with Genetically Confirmed Retinal Dystrophies

  • Kanika Seth, BS
    Research Fellow / Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute  
    CALM: A retrospective registry to characterize clinical outcome data for chronic non-infectious posterior segment uveitis patients treated with a 0.18 mg fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal insert

  • Tarek Tabbaa, MD
    PGY3 / Case Western Reserve University Hospitals      
    Autosomal Dominant Neovascular Inflammatory Vitreoretinopathy: A Case Series with Multimodal Imaging

  • Anna Wu, BS
    MS4 / Case Western Reserve University Hospitals        
    Characterizing early residual fluid in neovascular age-related macular degeneration using a machine learning algorithm in routine clinical practice 

  • Ryan Zubricky, BS
    MS4 / Northeast Ohio Medical University
    Injection intervals in real-world neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) switch brolucizumab (BROL) patients with at least 12 months of follow-up

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Next year’s meeting is scheduled for Feb. 25, 2023


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