WELCOME MESSAGE

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of Dr. Scott Smith and Dr. Daniel Martin, it is our pleasure to invite you to the Second Retina and Uveitis Update by Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, taking place on February 7-8, 2020.

After the great success of the 2018 conference, “Current and Future Management of Retina and Uveitis” will bring back together faculty from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and the Cole Eye Institute, along with other international and local experts, to examine the latest advances in medical retina therapy, the application of Artificial Intelligence to the field of retina imaging, cutting-edge surgical techniques as well as new gene therapies. The two-day symposium will feature the latest research and techniques on medical retina, uveitis, vitreoretinal surgery and imaging.

The symposium will gather 250 professionals in the region from medical retina specialists, vitreo-retinal surgeons, uveitis specialists, comprehensive ophthalmologists, ophthalmic technicians, and nurses and will be accredited with CME points from the Department of Health.

We look forward welcoming you back to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and your participation at the Second Retina and Uveitis Update.


Francesco Pichi, MD
Chair, 2nd Retina and Uveitis Update
Cleveland Clinic
Abu Dhabi


Sunil Srivastava, MD
Co-Chair, 2nd Retina and Uveitis Update
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Ohio, USA

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate the application of artificial intelligence, machine learning and
    automated analysis to retina imaging technologies
  • Explain how new molecules for retina diseases apply to providing better
    treatment algorithm for diabetic and AMD patients
  • Describe outcomes of new genetic treatments and their impact on the local population

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • General Ophthalmologists
  • Medical and Surgical Retina Specialists
  • Uveitis Specialists
  • Nurses
  • Imaging technicians

FACULTY

Speaker 2

Amani Fawzi
USA



Speaker 2

Careen Lowder
USA



Speaker 1

Daniel Martin
USA


Speaker 2

Justis Ehlers
USA



Speaker 2

Sunil Srivastava
USA




PROGRAM

DAY 1: 07th FEBRUARY 2020 | FRIDAY

07:00 Onwards Registration
08:00 – 08:10 Greetings from Dr. Pichi
08:10 – 08:15 Greetings from the Vice President of the ESO
08:15 – 09:15 Session I: VR surgery - Instrumentation and Imaging Moderator: Mohammad Abdul-Nabi
08:15 – 08:30 Novel instrumentation in VR surgery Sunil Srivastava
08:30 – 08:45 Surgical techniques for submacular hemorrhage and the Nano Subretinal Gateway Device Tamer Mahmoud
08:45 – 09:00 Intraoperative OCT in 2020 - useful or not? Justis Ehlers
09:00 – 09:15 Questions
09:15 – 10:15 Session II: VR surgery - Macular Surgery Moderator: Ahmed El Khashab
09:15 – 09:30 Lamellar Holes - should we operate on them? Francesco Pichi
09:30 – 09:45 ILM flaps for macular holes. When and how? Tamer Mahmoud
09:45 – 10:00 Autologous retinal transplant for primary and refractory macular holes Tamer Mahmoud
10:00 – 10:15 Subretinal surgery for gene and stem cell-based therapy Emad Abboud
10:15 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 Session III: VR surgery - Management of complex retinal detachments Moderator: Ahmed El Barky
10:45 – 11:00 Tractional Retinal Detachment repair - tips and tricks Tamer Mahmoud
11:00 – 11:15 RD repair after trauma Ibraheem El Ghrably
11:15 – 11:30 PVR in 2020 Tamer Mahmoud
11:30 – 12:00 Panel Discussion: VR surgery
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:45 Session IV: AMD Moderator: Noura Al Mansoori
14:00 – 14:15 The new kids on the block in NVAMD – Brolucizumab and Abicipar - what we should know Francesco Pichi
14:15 – 14:35 Comparative Studies in NVAMD – how frequent should we treat? Daniel Martin
14:35 – 14:45 The Fluid Story in Wet AMD: Detection, Definition, and Management Justis Ehlers
14:45 – 16:00 Session V: DM Moderator: Mohammad Abdul-Nabi
14:45 – 15:00 DRCR Diabetes Protocols - the top 10 things to know Daniel Martin
15:00 – 15:15 Steroid therapy in Diabetes - when to pursue Piergiorgio Neri
15:15 – 15:30 Should we treat non-proliferative DR with anti-VEGF? Amani Fawzi
15:30 – 16:00 Panel Discussion: AMD/DM
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break & Networking Session at the Exhibition Area
16:30 – 17:00 Session VI: Genetics Moderator: Daniel Martin
16:30 – 16:45 Treatable retinal dystrophies Arif Khan
16:45 – 17:00 Genetic testing for retinal dystrophies: lessons I have learned Arif Khan

DAY 2: 08th FEBRUARY 2020 | SATURDAY

07:00 Onwards Registration
08:00 – 08:15 Opening remarks
08:15 – 10:15 Session I: Artificial Intelligence and Automated Imaging Moderator: Ahmed El Khashab
08:15 – 08:30 Novel concepts in OCT angiography Amani Fawzi
08:30 – 08:45 Wide field imaging - how it can impact management of retinal diseases Justis Ehlers
08:45 – 09:00 En face OCT imaging and FAF? Francesco Pichi
09:00 – 09:15 AI in retinal diseases – is it for real? Amani Fawzi
09:15 – 09:30 Advanced OCT analysis in Retinal diseases Justis Ehlers
09:30 – 09:45 Automated imaging in Uveitis Sunil Srivastava
09:45 – 10:15 Panel Discussion
10:15 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Session II: Uveitis Moderator: Sheikha Noura Al Qassimi
11:00 – 11:15 Work up of the Uveitis Patient in 2020 Careen Lowder
11:15 – 11:30 Imaging of the Uveitis patient Francesco Pichi
11:30 – 11:45 Infectious Uveitis - what to look out for Careen Lowder
11:45 – 12:00 Novel therapies in Uveitis Piergiorgio Neri
12:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 17:00 Cases Presentation Moderator: Ahmed El Barky
14:30 – 15:30 Surgical Case Panel – How would you manage this
15:30 – 17:00 Medical Retina/Imaging/Uveitis Case Presentations

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