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2018 SEVR Conference held at East Lake Golf Club

2019 Southeastern Vitreoretinal Conference (SEVR)

Friday and Saturday, March 15-16, 2019


Amani Fawzi, MD; Chris Bergstrom, MD; Thomas Albini, MD

Don't miss this opportunity to meet and share information with other vitreoretinal specialists in an open, intellectually demanding, collaborative environment.  This year’s Emory Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar features case presentations and discussions led by Emory faculty along with audience participation in a collegial environment. 

The program is geared toward retina specialists, uveitis specialists, retina fellows, ophthalmology residents, and medical students. A broad spectrum of disease will include retinal vascular disease, ocular tumors, uveitis, retinal degenerations, updates on the latest clinical trials, and management of complex vitreoretinal surgery.

The conference will open Friday morning with the Paul Sternberg, Jr., lecture, presented by Thomas A. Albini, MD, of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is professor of Clinical Ophthalmology on faculty with the Miller School of Medicine in Miami.

Albini joined the Bascom Palmer faculty in 2006. His areas of expertise include uveitis, vitreoretinal diseases and surgery, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and macular diseases. His research interests center on experimental autoimmune uveitis and intravitreal injections.

Featured invited program faculty include Chris Bergstrom, MD, of Retina Consultants of Carolina; and Amani Fawzi, MD, professor of Ophthalmology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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, Ghazala A. Datoo O’Keefe, MD, and Steven Yeh, MD, are course co-directors and look forward to welcoming SEVR attendees and their guests.

Program Faculty

Program Agenda

Friday, March 15th

7:30 Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:00 Welcome and Introduction by G. Baker Hubbard III, MD
Dr. Thomas Albini, Paul Sternberg Jr. Lecture, “Developments in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Uveitis”

9:10-9:30  “Pearls and Pitfalls in OCT-Angiography Interpretation," Amani Fawzi, MD

9:30-10:30  Case Presentations and Discussion Session 1, Moderator Baker Hubbard, MD

10:30-10:50 Health Break: Visit Vendors and Industry Sponsors

10:50-12:00 Case Presentations and Discussion Session 2, Moderator Blaine Cribbs, MD

12:00-1:00  Buffet Lunch

1:10-1:30 “Uveal Melanoma Associated with Melanocytosis: Disease Spectrum and Management”, Chris S. Bergstrom, MD

1:30-2:30 Case Presentations and Discussion Session 3, Moderators Ghazala O’Keefe, MD and Steve Yeh, MD

2:30-2:50 Health Break: Visit Vendors and Industry Sponsors

2:50-3:50 Case Presentations and Discussion Session 4, Moderator Purnima Patel, MD

3:50-4:45 Case Presentations and Discussion Session 5, Moderator Andrew Hendrick, MD and Prethy Rao, MD

Saturday, March 16, 2019

7:30 Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:30-10:00 Case Presentations and Discussion Session 6, Moderator Jiong Yan, MD

10:00-10:30 Health Break: Visit Vendors and Industry Sponsors

10:30-11:45 Case Presentations and Discussion Session 7, Moderators Jessica Shantha, MD and Nieraj Jain, MD

11:45 Closing Remarks: Baker Hubbard, MD; Steve Yeh, MD; Ghazala O’Keefe, MD

12:00 Adjourn

Friday March 15th SEVR Reception and Dinner

A reception and dinner will be held Friday, March 15, at 7 p.m. at the Emory University Michael C. Carlos Museum.  Please indicate attendance and number of guests on the registration form.

Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University
571 South Kilgo Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322

Transportation will be available from the Emory Conference Center Hotel.


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 uveitis and 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 February 28, 2019. 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.  Email or Fax the completed Financial Disclosure Form to: kcaldw2@emory.edu; FAX (404) 727-5667.

Registration and Tuition


All registration fees include tuition, course materials, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch on Friday, March 15th, and social event.


Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover, 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.  

Cancellation Policy

If the course is filled or cancelled, Emory will refund the full tuition. Cancellations prior to February 28, 2019 will be refunded less a $75 administration fee. No refunds will be given after this date.




Room reservations are available at the Emory Conference Center Hotel over the dates of March 14-16, 2019. We have reserved a block of rooms at the discounted rate of $165 per night, plus applicable taxes. Please reference the “Emory Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar 2019” to receive this rate. Room reservations prior to and after these dates are subject to the hotel’s space and rate available at the time of making your reservation. It is highly recommended you make your reservation as soon as possible, as this rate is available through Thursday, February 21, 2019.

Hotel Reservations: online or telephone (800) 933-6679 / (404) 712-6000
Reservations Deadline:
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Hotel Parking

Parking is complimentary over the dates of the meeting, March 15-16, 2019. Guests who arrive pre/post the event dates will be responsible for parking charges incurred. An overnight rate of $15 per vehicle will be charged.

Conference Location

Emory Conference Center Hotel
1615 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329
Front Desk:  (404) 712-6000


For questions, please contact:

Karlotta Brown, CMP 
Emory Continuing Medical Education
Email: kcaldw2@emory.edu
Telephone: (404) 727-5695


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