PAAO Virtual International Symposium

9 MONDAYS • 28+ EXPERTS • 3 LANGUAGES • 0 ENTRY FEE • 4PM EDT

May 4, 2020

Language: English

Eyelid and Conjunctival Lesions. The Use of Imaging to Help in the Diagnosis and Treatment 

Moderator: Miguel Burnier Jr. (Canada)

Speakers: Miguel Burnier Jr. (Canada), Carol Karp (USA) & Sabrina Bergeron (Canada)

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High resolution OCT for ocular surface lesions
Speaker: Carol Karp, MD

Session objectives:
  1. To present how imaging can help in the diagnosis and differentiation of conjunctival lesions
  2. Learn how imaging techniques can be utilized in the diagnosis of eyelid lesions
  3. Discover how imaging can help in the treatment management of eyelid and conjunctival tumors
  4. Identify steps to utilize imaging in your practice

 

The use of OCT to assess peri-ocular skin cancers: An optical biopsy
Speaker: Sabrina Bergeron, PhD

 

Session objectives
  1. Identify and describe the most common peri-ocular skin cancers.
  2. Analyze and describe representative OCT images from peri-ocular skin cancer.
  3. Predict histopathological findings based on OCT image analysis.
  4. Implement OCT imaging to routine clinical assessment of peri-ocular skin cancers.

 

Moderator

Miguel Burnier MDMiguel N. Burnier Jr. (Canada)

  • Director, Training & Development, RI-MUHC
  • The Thomas Hecht Family Chair in Ophthalmology (1995-2012)
  • Professor of Ophthalmology, Pathology, Oncology, Medicine, Surgery Director, The MUHC-McGill University Ocular Pathology & Translational Research Laboratory
  • Director, The Melanoma Program, MUHC
  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • President, PAAO
  • Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus, CJO

Speakers

Carol Karp MDCarol Karp (USA)

  • Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Richard K. Forster Chair in Ophthalmology
  • Dr. Ronald & Alicia Lepke Endowed Professorship in Cornea and Ocular Surface Diseases
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

 

 

Sabrina Bergeron MDSabrina Bergeron (Canada)

  • Post Doctoral Fellow, MUHC-McGill University Ocular Pathology & Transitional Research Lab
  • Advanced Specialty Certificate, Forensic Sciences, British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • MSc Biomedical Sciences with Honors, University of Montreal
  • BSc Biochemistry, University of Montreal

 

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May 11, 2020

Language: English

Corneal Infections Diagnosis and Treatment

Moderator: Paulo Dantas (Brazil)

Speakers: Paulo Dantas (Brazil), Peter McDonnell (USA) & Mahshad Darvish (Canada)

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Quick Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
Speaker: Paulo Dantas, MD

Session objective

At the end of the presentation the participants will be able to implement practical measures to prepare their workplace in the era of COVID-19.

 

Update on Troublesome Pathogens: COVID 19 and Acanthamoeba
Speaker: Peter J. McDonnell, MD

 

Session objectives

At the end of the presentation the participant will be able to understand the data examining the presence or absence of novel coronavirus in the tear film and logical steps based upon these data. The participant will also be familiar with the presentation and common management of acanthamoeba keratitis and a strategy for therapy in infections resistant to the typically employed medical therapies.

 

Battling Bacterial Keratitis
Speaker: Mahshad Darvish, MD

Moderator

Paulo Dantas MDPaulo Dantas, MD (Brazil)

  • President-Elect 2021-2023,
  • PAAO Editor-in-Chief, The Pan-American Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Corneal and External Disease Specialist

Speakers

Peter J. McDonnell, MDPeter J. McDonnell, MD (USA)

  • William Holland Wilmer Professor and Director
  • Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

 

 

 

 

Mahshad Darvish, MDMahshad Darvish, MD (Canada)

  • Assistant Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology at McGill University
  • Cornea and Anterior Segment practice at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Canada
  • Cornea co-editor for the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology

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May 18, 2020

Language: Portuguese

Cataract Surgery Difficult Cases

Moderator: Rubens Belfort Jr. (Brazil)

Speakers: Walton Nosé (Brazil), Lincoln Lemes de Freitas (Brazil) & Armando Crema (Brazil)

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Introduction by Prof. Dr. Rubens Belfort Jr.


Cataract Surgery in Uveitic patients
Dr. Lincoln Lemes Freitas

The purpose of this presentation is to discuss surgical aspects, and tips that may facilitate these challenging surgery cases.


FLACs in difficult and challenging cases
Dr. Armando Crema

The purpose of the presentation is to discuss how the femtosecond laser can facilitate difficult and challenging cataract surgery cases.


Cataract Surgery in Altered Corneas
Dr. Walton Nosé

At the end of the presentation the participant will have experience with the difficulties and solutions of corneal problems during cataract surgery.

Moderator

Dr. Rubens Belfort Jr. (Brazil)

  • President of the National Academy of Medicine (Brazil)
  • Past President of the PAAO

 

 

Speakers

Lincoln Lemes de Freitas (Brazil)

Dr. Lincoln Lemes de Freitas (Brazil)

  • Master & PhD in Ophthalmology | UCSF & UNIFESP (EPM)

 

 

 

 

Armando Crema, MDDr. Armando Crema (Brazil)

  • Walsh & Crema
  • Mestre em Oftalmologia UFRJ
  • Doutor em Ciencias UNIFESP

 

 

 


Walton Nosé (Brazil)Dr. Walton Nosé (Brazil)

  • Assistant Professor, UNIFESP (EPM)
  • Director, Eye Clinic

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May 25, 2020

Language: Spanish

Infectious and Immune Mediated Uveitis

Moderator: José Gegúndez (Spain)

Speakers: José Gegúndez (Spain), Emilio Dodds (Argentina) & Cristobal Couto (Argentina)

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Session Objective

During this session, speakers will address numerous issues related to the diagnosis and therapeutic management of different types of uveitis, both infectious and endogenous associated with autoimmune diseases. Aspects related to clinical findings, imaging tests, laboratory tests and strategies for approaching the etiological diagnosis of uveitis will be addressed. At the end of the session, participants will be able to effectively identify, through anamnesis, physical examination and complementary laboratory and imaging tests, the key findings to achieve the correct etiological diagnosis of uveitis, as well as to be able to manage the most appropriate therapeutic options.

 

Cataract and uveitis
Dr. Jose A. Gegúndez (Spain)

 

Toxoplasmosis in Argentina
Dr. Emilio Dodds (Argentina)

At the end of this presentation the participant will be able to recognize how broad is the clinical spectrum of toxoplasmosis in Argentina.


Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome
Dr. Cristobal Couto (Argentina)

Moderator

Dr. Jose A Gegúndez (Spain)Dr. Jose A Gegúndez (Spain)

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology. Complutense University of Madrid
  • Surface and Eye Inflammation Unit
  • San Carlos Clinical Hospital. Madrid

 

 

Speakers

Emilio Dodds (Argentina)Dr. Emilio Dodds (Argentina)

  • Ophthalmic Consultants
  • Juan A. Fernandez Hospital

 

 

 

 

Cristobal Couto Dr. Cristobal Couto (Argentina)

  • University of Buenos Aires

 

 

 

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June 1, 2020

Language: English

Intraocular Tumors in Adults

Moderator: Rubens N. Belfort (Brazil)

Speakers: Rubens N. Belfort (Brazil), Carol Shields (USA) & Julia Valdemarin Burnier (Canada)

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Uveal melanoma: what you need to know – getting ready for Shields and Burnier
Dr. Rubens N. Belfort Neto (Brazil)

At the end of the presentation the participant will be able to diagnose choroidal melanoma, understand the main differential diagnosis and learn how to use tools available via telemedicine to help determine the best way to treat each patient.

 

Uveal Melanoma 2020
Dr. Carol Shields (USA)

In this presentation I will update the audience on
– new risk factors to determine choroidal nevus growth to melanoma
– new uveal melanoma classification from the NIH
– new treatment for uveal melanoma.


 

Molecular Insights in Uveal Melanoma and Liquid Biopsy
Dr. Julia Valdemarin Burnier (Canada)

At the end of the presentation, the participant will be able to
– Understand the general genomic aspects of UM and how they relate to prognosis
– Distinguish between different liquid biopsy techniques
– Possess knowledge on liquid biopsy approaches for ocular melanoma.

 


Moderator

 

Rubens N. Belfort Neto (Brazil)Rubens N. Belfort Neto (Brazil)

  • Professor of Ophthalmology, Paulista School of Medicine (EPM)

 

Speakers

Dr. Carol Shields (USA)

Dr. Carol Shields (USA)

  • Director, Ocular Oncology Service, Wills Eye Hospital
  • Professor of Ophthalmology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia

 

 

 

Dr. Julia Valdemarin Burnier (Canada) Dr. Julia Valdemarin Burnier PhD (Canada)

  • Assistant Professor, Gerald Brofman Department of Oncology and Department of Pathology, McGill University
  • Investigator, RI-MUHC, Cancer Research Program
  • Research Director, McGill University

 

 

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June 8, 2020

Language: Spanish

Pediatric Ophthalmology Retinoblastoma and Differential Diagnosis

Moderator: Miguel Burnier Jr. (Canada)

Speakers: Miguel Burnier Jr. (Canada), Pablo Zoroquiain (Chile) & Angela Fernandez (Colombia)

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Clinicopathological correlations in Rb and the importance of early diagnosis
Dr. Miguel N. Burnier Jr.

 

Differential diagnosis of retinoblastoma
Dr. Pablo Zoroquiain

 

Retinoblastoma in Latin American countries
Dra. Angela M. Fernández Delgado

Moderator

 

Dr. Miguel N. Burnier JrDr. Miguel N. Burnier Jr. (Canada)

  • Director, Training & Development, RI-MUHC
  • The Thomas Hecht Family Chair in Ophthalmology (1995-2012)
  • Professor of Ophthalmology, Pathology, Oncology, Medicine, Surgery
  • Director, The MUHC-McGill University Ocular Pathology & Translational Research Laboratory
  • Director, The Melanoma Program, MUHC -McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • President, PAAO
  • Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus, CJO

 

Speakers

Dr.Dr. Pablo Zoroquiain (Chile)

  • UC-Christus Health Network
  • Eye pathologist
  • Assistant Professor of Pathology and Ophthalmology
  • Ambassador of the American and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP)

     

     

Dra. Angela M. Fernández Delgado Dra. Angela M. Fernández Delgado (Colombia)

  • Pediatric Ophthalmologist
  • Head of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the Central Military Hospital of Bogotá, Nueva Granada Military University
  • Associated Ophthalmologist Ophthalmology Section, University Hospital Fundación Santa Fé de Bogotá

 

 

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June 15, 2020

Language: English

Case Presentations with Clinical-pathological Correlation

Moderator: Camila Ventura (Brazil), Abelardo Rodríguez (Mexico) & Miguel Burnier Jr. (Canada)

Speakers: 15 case presentations from around the world

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Introduction
Dr. Miguel N. Burnier Jr.

PAAO-YO (5 min)
Camila Ventura (Brazil)

Epibulbar Nodular Fasciitis
Abelardo Rodriguez-Reyes (Mexico)

Orbital tumor after breast cancer treatment
Alexandre N Odashiro (Canada)

When racial melanosis is more than that
Andrea Arteaga Useche (Venezuela)
Maria Soledad Cortina (USA)

Case presentation
Bryan Arthurs (Canada)

Episode 19: The inflammation awakens
Cristina Fonseca (Portugal)

What lies beneath the lid
Emma McDonnell (USA)

Mystery Case: This Difficult Disease Enjoys “Dancing” to the Music of Occam’s Razor… or Hickam’s Dictum?
Henry Fung (Canada)

Posterior Segment Case presentation
Jacqueline Coblentz (Brazil)

Surgical management of Sub-internal limiting membrane hemorrhage
Natalia Vila (United Kingdom)

Case presentation
Rubens Belfort Neto (Brazil)

Coexisting benign and malignant lesions of the eyelid: The importance of clinical-pathological correlations
Sabrina Bergeron (Canada)

Moderator

 

Dr. Miguel N. Burnier JrDr. Miguel N. Burnier Jr. (Canada)

  • Director, Training & Development, RI-MUHC
  • The Thomas Hecht Family Chair in Ophthalmology (1995-2012)
  • Professor of Ophthalmology, Pathology, Oncology, Medicine, Surgery
  • Director, The MUHC-McGill University Ocular Pathology & Translational Research Laboratory
  • Director, The Melanoma Program, MUHC -McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • President, PAAO
  • Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus, CJO

 

Moderator & Panelist

 

Abelardo Rodriguez Reyes=Dr. Abelardo Rodriguez Reyes (Mexico)

  • Chief of The Ophthalmic Pathology Service, Association to Prevent Blindness in Mexico (APEC), Hospital “Dr. Luis Sanchez Bulnes”
  • Mexican Consultant Ophthalmic Pathologist
  • Professor of Anatomic Pathology at The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

 

 

Dra. Camila VenturaDra. Camila Ventura MD PhD (Brazil)

  • Department of Ophthalmology, Retina Specialist
  • Department of Research, Director
  • Altino Ventura Foundation (FAV) and HOPE Eye Hospital

 

 

Panelists

Alexandre N Odashiro MD PhD (Canada)

  • Pathologist, Saint-Jérôme Hospital, Quebec, Canada

Andrea Arteaga Useche MD (Venezuela)

  • PGY2 Ophthalmology Resident, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL – USA

Bryan Arthurs MD (Canada)

  • Associate Investigator, RI-MUHC
  • Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
  • Department of Surgery, Division of Adult Ophthalmology, MUHC

Cristina Fonseca MD MSc FEBO (Portugal)

  • Ocular Oncology/ Ocular Inflammation Unit, Ophthalmology Department, Centro Hospitalar Universitario de Coimbra, Portugal
  • Ocular Pathology and Translational Research Laboratory, Montreal, Canada
  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Emma McDonnell MD (USA)

  • Fellow in Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University SOM

Henry Fung MD BHSc (Hons.) (Canada)

  • Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Jacqueline Coblentz MD PhD (Canada)

  • Postdoctoral fellow, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Maria Soledad Cortina MD (USA)

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Director, COFP and General Eye Clinic
  • Director, Artificial Cornea Program
  • Co-Director, Corneal Fellowship Program
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL – USA

Natalia Vila MD PhD FEBO (United Kingdom)

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist & Vitreoretinal Surgeon
  • Royal Liverpool University Hospital ( UK)
  • Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer
  • Department of Eye and Vision Science (University of Liverpool)

Rubens Belfort Neto MD PhD (Brazil)

  • Professor of Ophthalmology, Paulista School of Medicine (EPM)

Sabrina Bergeron PhD (Canada)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, The MUHC – McGill University, Ocular Pathology & Translational Research Laboratory

June 22, 2020

Language: Portuguese

Glaucoma: Clinical and Surgical Treatments

Moderator: Paulo Augusto de Arruda Melo (Brazil)

Speakers: Paulo Augusto de Arruda Melo (Brazil), Tiago Prata (Brazil) & Marcelo Hatanaka (Brazil)

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Introduction
Dr. Miguel N. Burnier Jr.


 

Choice of surgical procedure in Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
Dr. Paulo Augusto de Arruda Mello


 

Conduction of cataract in the open-angle glaucoma patient: an evidence-based perspective
Dr. Tiago Prata


 

New therapies for the clinical treatment of glaucoma
Dr. Marcelo Hatanaka


 

Moderator & Speaker

 

Paulo Augusto de Arruda MelloDr. Paulo Augusto de Arruda Mello (Brazil)

  • Titular Professor of Ophthalmology Escola Paulista de Medicina / UNIFESP
  • Former President, Brazilian Council of Ophthalmology / Pan American Glaucoma Society, Latin American Glaucoma Society / Brazilian Glaucoma Society

 

Speakers

Dr. Tiago PrataDr. Tiago Prata (Brazil)

  • Professor of Ophthalmology | Glaucoma Service | Federal University of São Paulo | Brazil
  • Associate Researcher | Mayo Clinic – FL – USA
  • Scientific Coordinator of the Brazilian Glaucoma Society
     

     

Dr. Marcelo Hatanaka (Brazil) Dr. Marcelo Hatanaka (Brazil)

  • Technical Director of the Glaucoma Service of the Hospital das Clínicas of the University of São Paulo
  • Member of the Latin American Society of Glaucoma (SLAG)
  • Member of the Associate Advisory Board of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Brazilian Glaucoma Society (SBG)

     

June 29, 2020

Language: Portuguese

Retina: Imaging and Challenging Cases

Moderator: Fernando Arevalo (USA)

Speakers: Fernando Arevalo (USA), Mauricio Maia (Brazil) & Carlos Augusto Moreira Neto (Brazil)

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Introduction
Dr. Miguel N. Burnier Jr.


 

Adaptive Optics Applied to Vitreoretinal Disease
Dr. Fernando Arevalo


 

Wide-Field Imaging
Dr. Mauricio Maia


 

OCTA – Principles and Clinical Application
Dr. Carlos Augusto Moreira Neto


 

Moderator & Speaker

 

Fernando ArevaloDr. Fernando Arevalo (USA)

  • Past-president of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (2017-2019)
  • Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Retina Division, Wilmer Eye Institute
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

 

Speakers

Dr. Mauricio MaiaDr. Mauricio Maia (Brazil)

  • President, Brazilian Vitreoretinal Society (BRAVS)
  • Professor of Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Secretary, Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) and Pan-American Vitreoretinal Society (SPRV)
  • Director of Vitreoretinal Surgery Unit, Brazilian Institute of Fight Against Blindness, Assis and Presidente Prudente, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

Dr. Carlos Augusto Moreira Neto Dr. Carlos Augusto Moreira (Brazil)

  • Surgical and Medical Retina – Hospital de Olhos do Paraná (Curitiba, Brazil)
  • MSc at Federal University of Paraná – Brazil
  • PhD – McGill University (Canada) and Paulista Medical School/Federal University of São Paulo (Brazil)
  • Visiting Professor at McGill University (Canada)
  • Professor of Ophthalmology at Positivo University (Brazil)
  • Residency Coordinator – Hospital de Olhos do Paraná (Curitiba, Brazil)
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