2019 Midwinter Retina Symposium: New Horizons in Retina

February 9, 2019
This course will examine the latest technological advances and breakthroughs in the areas of retina, gene therapy, stem cell, advanced imaging, and other clinical and surgical topics, and how they can best be applied to clinical practice as well as compare conventional and new diagnostic modalities being used in the clinic and the diagnostic approaches and novel therapeutic strategies for age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. 

Target Audience

This educational activity is aimed at practicing ophthalmologists, subspecialty ophthalmologists, fellows, residents, optometrists, medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, vision scientists and retina photographers.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, I will be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of ophthalmologic diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration in light of new information provided by recent clinical trials.
  • Discuss new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in ophthalmic patient care.
  • Integrate information on quality improvement and advances in stem cell and gene therapy.
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Mary Schafer
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-7840
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/09/2019 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
02/09/2019 - 2:30pm
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 N Watertown Plank Road
Kerrigan Auditorium
Milwaukee 53226
United States

The Medical College of Wisconsin is located on the campus of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Milwaukee. The main entrance is located on 87th street, just south of Watertown Plank Road.

Current road construction will impact travel to MCW. Please visit www.mrmccampus.org/zoo-interchange for more detailed information.

Free parking is available directly across the street from the college main entrance. Event parking signage will be located at the entrance to the lot.



Crowne Plaza Hotel
10499 West Innovation Drive
Wauwatosa, WI 53226


For rates and to reserve a room, please contact Sarah, MCW corporate account handler for Crowne Plaza, at (414) 389-8563.

Program Director
William J. Wirostko, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
& Visual Sciences

Catherine Thuruthumaly, MD
Ajay E. Kuriyan, MD, MS
David V. Weinberg, MD                                 
William F. Mieler, MD
Thomas B. Connor, Jr., MD
Andrea Stahulak, MD
Clinton C. Warren, MD

All persons who have control of content have NO financial relationships to disclose, except the following:
Ajay Kuriyan, MDAllerganSpeaker


In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved

ACCME Accreditation Statement:

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


AMA Credit Designation Statement:

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
Course expires: 


Please login or register to take this course.
Registration is required, and fees are non-refundable: $125 (fee includes registration, course materials, CME certification and meals)
All registrations will be assessed a $5.00 non-refundable processing fee

This course is complimentary for fellows, residents and students; however, registration is required. For instructions on how to receive your complimentary registration, please contact Mary Schafer at 414-955-7840 or mschafer@mcw.edu before attempting to register online.
Please note! The billing address entered upon checkout must match the billing address on the credit card you will be using to pay for this course. MCW accepts MasterCard, VISA and Discover.