39th Annual Midwinter Retina Symposium: A Medley of Retina with a Twist of Uveitis

February 12, 2022

In this conference, we will focus on how shifting demographics dictate increasing prevalence of age-related eye disease among the US population. It is not unusual for primary eyecare providers (ophthalmologists and optometrists) to treat patients with multiple age-related eye diseases such as cataracts with age-related macular degeneration; cataracts with diabetic retinopathy; cataracts with uveitis, etc. These intersecting diagnoses complicate management decisions. It is challenging  to stay current with the state-of-the-art, especially when much of the research and updates appear in subspecialty literature. Given the sparsity of specialists, it is helpful to educate the primary eyecare providers about diagnosis, management, or understanding when and how quickly to refer necessary cases.

Key Words:  Uveitis, retinal diseases, patient care, referral and consultation

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

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:
  • Discuss the use of systemic and local treatments in the management of chronic uveitis, novel treatments of uveitis, and the use of imaging and other modalities to follow patients with chronic uveitis.
  • Discuss the manifestations of pathologic myopia, including myopic traction maculopathy. 
  • Review current and novel treatment in age-related macular degeneration. 
  • Review clinical features suggestive for intraocular lymphoma.
  • Discuss recent advances in genetics-based clinical trials for CXLRS.
  • Describe considerations and factors when advising patients about visually significant vitreous opacities.
Additional information
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Mary Schafer
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-7840
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 4.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/12/2022 - 7:00am CST
Event ends: 
02/12/2022 - 2:30pm CST

8:00–8:05 a.m. Introduction and Welcome Baseer U. Ahmad, MD

8:05–8:25 a.m. New Treatment Options for AMD Judy E. Kim, MD

8:25–8:45 a.m. An Update on Congenital X-linked Retinoschisis Clinton C. Warren, MD

8:45–9:05 a.m. Visually Significant Vitreous Opacities: Thoughts & Management Baseer U. Ahmad, MD

9:05–9:10 a.m. Gary W. Abrams Lectureship Introduction Thomas B. Connor, Jr., MD

9:10–9:40 a.m. 5th Annual Gary W. Abrams Endowed Lecture: Treatment of Uveitis in 2022 - When to treat, How to Treat and How to Follow to Maximize Outcomes Sunil Srivastava, MD

9:40–9:55 a.m. Break

9:55–10:25 a.m. I Can Now Breathe Easier: A Case of Unilateral Panuveitis After a COVID Infection Joon-Bom Kim, MD

10:25–10:45 a.m. Helpful Hints for Diagnosing Intraocular Lymphoma William J. Wirostko, MD

10:45–11:15 a.m. The Upcoming Epidemic of Vision Loss Due to Pathologic Myopia Eileen Hwang, MD, PhD

11:15–11:35 a.m. Mimics of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Surgery David V. Weinberg, MD

11:35-11:55 a.m. “What the?!” – A Strategic Approach to Retinal Degenerations and Dystrophies Thomas B. Connor, Jr., MD

11:55 a.m.–12:25 p.m. Case Presentation and Panel Discussion

12:25–12:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and A

Zoom Webinar
United States

Program Director
Baseer U. Ahmad, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Baseer U. Ahmad, MD
Thomas B. Connor, Jr., MD
Eileen Hwang, MD, PhD
Joon-Bom Kim, MD
Judy E. Kim, MD
Sunil Srivastava, MD
Clinton C. Warren, MD
David V. Weinberg, MD
William J. Wirostko, MD

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Standard 3, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.



The following persons in control of content disclosed the following financial relationships which were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.

NameCompanyFinancial RelationshipRole
Sunil Srivastava, MDBauschConsultant Consultant fees
Regeneron Consultant, ResearcherResearch funding
jCyteConsultantConsulting fees
AdverumConsultant Consulting fees
ZeissConsultantConsulting fees
EyepointResearchResearch funding
AllerganResearchResearch funding
EyevensysConsultantConsulting fees
NovartisConsultantConsulting fees
Judy Kim, MDAlimera ScienceAdvisory CommitteeHonorarium
AllerganAdvisory BoardHonorarium
GenentechAdvisory BoardHonorarium


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 4.25  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 4.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 

Available Credit

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


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