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East Lake Golf Club

Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, GA


Don't miss this opportunity to meet and share information with other vitreoretinal specialists in an open, intellectually demanding, collaborative environment.  Participants are invited to bring case presentations on vitreoretinal surgery, retinal diseases, medical retinal treatments and other related topics. This program is designed for ophthalmologists caring for patients with vitreoretinal pathology and will cover a spectrum of disease including retinal vascular disease, uveitis, ocular tumors, retinal degenerations, and vitreoretinal surgery.

We are delighted to announce that Daniel F. Martin, MD, professor and chair, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, will be our keynote speaker.  This year's invited guest lecturers and program faculty include Charlie Wykoff, MD, of Retina Consultants of Houston and Christina Flaxel, MD, of the Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Science University.

Emory’s Retina and Uveitis faculty will present interesting cases, lead discussions on current controversies in retina care, and moderate the case discussions amongst the attendees.  G. Baker Hubbard, III, MD, and Steven Yeh, MD, are course co-directors and look forward to welcoming SEVR attendees and their guests.

Program Agenda

Friday, April 13, 2018

  • 7:30 Continental Breakfast and Registration

  • 8:00 Welcome and Introduction by Baker Hubbard, MD of Paul Sternberg Jr. Lecture: “Managing Neovascular AMD: Important Clinical Pearls from CATT,” Daniel F. Martin, MD, keynote speaker.

  • 9:10 “Optimizing; Outcomes in the Management of Retinal Vascular Diseases: Today and Tomorrow,” Charlie Wykoff, MD

  • 9:30 Case Presentations and Discussion (Faculty and Attendees): Baker Hubbard, MD, Moderator

  • 10:30 Break – Visit Vendors

  • 10:50 “Point/Counterpoint: Treatment of the Refractory Macular Degeneration Patient, Avastin vs. Everything Else in 2017,” Andrew Hendrick, MD, and Blaine Cribb, MD

  • 11:10 Case Presentations and Discussion (Faculty and Attendees); Blaine Cribbs, MD, Moderator

  • 12:10 Lunch

  • 1:10 “Management of Surgical Uveitis,” Christina Flaxel, MD

  • 1:30 Case Presentations and Discussion:  Medical, Surgical Uveitis, Tumors (Faculty and Attendees): Steve Yeh, MD, Moderator

  • 2:30 Break – Visit Vendors

  • 2:50 “Point/Counterpoint: Management Strategies for Noninfectious Uveitis,” Ghazala O’Keefe, MD, and Jessica Shantha, MD

  • 3:10 Case Presentations and Discussion (Faculty and Attendees);  Purnima Patel, MD, Moderator

  • 4:10 Case Presentations and Discussion (Faculty and Attendees);  Andrew Hendrick, MD, Moderator

  • 5:00 Adjourn

Faculty Reception and Dinner

A reception and dinner will be held at 7 p.m. at the College Football Hall of Fame.  Please indicate attendance and number of guests on the registration form.

College Football Hall of Fame
250 Marietta St., N.W
Atlanta, GA 30313


Saturday, April 14, 2018

  • 7:30 Continental Breakfast

  • 8:30 “Point/Counterpoint: Pediatric Retina Controversy, Avastin vs Laser,” Baker Hubbard, MD, and Prethy Rao, MD, MPH

  • 8:50 Case Presentations and Discussion: Vitreoretinal Surgery (Faculty and Attendees), Jiong Yan, MD, Moderator

  • 10:10 Break

  • 10:30 “What’s New in Retinal Degenerations?” Nieraj Jain, MD

    10:50 Case Presentations and Discussion (Faculty and Attendees);  Nieraj Jain, MD, Moderator

  • 11:50 Closing Remarks; Baker Hubbard, MD, Steve Yeh, MD

  • 12:00 Adjourn

Post-SEVR Golf Outing

At 1PM, a golf outing at the beautiful golf course at East Lake Golf Club will be hosted by Baker Hubbard and Steven Yeh. To register, please complete the Golf Outing Payment Form and submit it with your payment at the SEVR registration desk no later than noon, Friday, April 13, 2018.

Learner Objectives

After attending this course, participants should be able to:

• Discuss the recent clinical trials in macular disease, retinal vascular disease, retinal degenerations, uveitis and their application to clinical practice including treatment strategies and dosing protocols.

• Highlight recent innovations in vitreoretinal surgical techniques and equipment utilized for addressing retinal detachment repair, macular hole treatment, epiretinal membrane removal, and foreign body removal

• Create a dialogue on patient care management challenges facing vitreoretinal specialists and describe the recent diagnostic and therapeutic advances to address these problems. 


The Emory University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Emory University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Presenting a Case

The Emory Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) must have a signed financial disclosure form by April 10, 2018. In alignment with ACCME Standards of Commercial Support, a financial disclosure form must be received by this date in order to present before the  attendees. No exceptions.  Please FAX the completed Financial Disclosure Form to (404) 727-5667.

Registration and Tuition


The early registration fee for this meeting is $400 until March 31. After March 31, the registration fee is $450.  The tuition fee includes the meeting space, materials, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunch on Friday, and College Football Hall of Fame social event. CME credit will be provided. 


AMEX, Discover, Visa and Mastercard are accepted. First time registrants will need to set up a password at the Emory University CME registration website. This account will also allow access to the CME credit certificate after attending the seminar.  


Conference Location

East Lake Golf Club
2575 Alston Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30317
Front Desk: 404-373-5722


Parking is free at East Lake Golf Club; mention the SEVR Conference at the gate.


Room reservations are available at the Omni Hotel CNN Center over the dates of April 12-14.This group rate is applicable from April 12 – April 14, 2018. Room reservations may be requested prior to and after these dates, however, they are subject to the hotel’s space and rate available at the time of making your reservation as determined by the hotel. The number of rooms at this group rate on the dates set forth above are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. The reservation deadline is Monday, March 19, 2018. 

Make your Omni CNN Center reservations online or by telephone 404-658-0000.

For questions, contact:

Kimberly Capaldi 
Bryn Mawr Communications Group, LLC
Email: KCapaldi@BMCToday.com
Telephone: 484-581-1886


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