RECENT AND UPCOMING MEETINGS
January 31 – February 2, 2020 | 69th Annual Symposium The 69th Annual Symposium was held the weekend of January 31 – February 2, 2020, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Our theme was Vision Beyond 2020: Gearing Up With Advances in Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Retina, and Uveitis. Speakers included Drs. Nisha Acharya, Anita Agarwal, Massimo Busin, Janet Davis, Terrence O’Brien, Narsing Rao, Carl Regillo, Stephen Scoper, and John Vukich.
December 5, 2019 | Quarterly Dinner Meeting We held our latest quarterly dinner meeting at Costera. Dr. Michael Singer of Medical Center Ophthalmology Associates in San Antonio, TX, presented “Eylea for the Treatment of Wet AMD, Diabetic Macular Edema, and Diabetic Retinopathy.”
June 13, 2019 | Quarterly Dinner Meeting We held our latest quarterly dinner meeting at Balise Tavern. Dr. Richard Adler of Dulaney Eye Institute presented “Designed to Perform When the Pressure is On.”
February 15-17, 2019 | 68th Annual Symposium The 68th Annual Symposium will be held the weekend of February 15 – 17th, 2019 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Our theme is The Mind’s Eye: Updates on Glaucoma, Neuro-ophthalmology, and Retina. Speakers include Drs. Davinder Grover, L. Jay Katz, Andrew Lee, William Mieler, Peter Netland, Valerie Purvin, Joseph Rizzo, Hady Saheb, and Steven Sarkisian.
February 23-25, 2018 | 67th Annual Symposium The 67th Annual Symposium was held the weekend of February 23 – 25th, 2018 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Our theme was Refraction: Updates in Cornea, Refractive, and Oculoplastics. Speakers included Drs. Steven Dresner, James Fleming, David Hardten, John Holds, Thomas John, Robert Kersten, Michael Snyder, Doyle Stulting, Geoffrey Tabin, and Elizabeth Yeu.
October 26, 2017 | Quarterly Dinner Meeting We held our latest quarterly dinner meeting at Desi Vega’s Steakhouse. Dr. Paul F. Palmberg of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute presented “The Coming Paradigm Shift in Glaucoma Management – MIGS and Beyond.”
May 18, 2017 | Quarterly Dinner Meeting We held our latest quarterly dinner meeting at Calcasieu. Dr. Mark S. Milner of Yale University presented “The Growing Presence of Dry Eye.”
February 10th – 12th, 2017 | 66th Annual Symposium We are currently planning our 2017 symposium. It will be held the weekend of February 10 – 12th, 2017 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel and will cover updates on Cataract, Retina, and Uveitis.
February 19th – 21st, 2016 | 65th Annual Symposium The 65th Annual Symposium was held February 19th – 21st, 2016 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Our theme was Under Pressure: Updates in Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology and Cataract
. Speakers included Drs. Donald Bergsma, Fiona Costello, Brian Francis, Douglas Lazzaro, Parag Majmudar, Paul Palmber, Louis Pasquale, Thomas Samuelson, Prem Subramnian, Michael Wall, Keith Walter, as well as Denice Barsness, Hans Bruhn, and Jeffery Daigrepont.
November 5, 2015 | Quarterly Dinner Meeting We held our latest quarterly dinner meeting at Emeril’s Delmonico. Dr. Michael Singer, Managing Partner at Medical Center Ophthalmology Associates in San Antonio, TX, presented “Developments in the Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema.”
May 7th, 2015 | Quarterly Dinner Meeting We held this quarterly dinner meeting at Emeril’s Delmonico. Dr. Bret Fisher, Medical Director of the Eye Center of North Florida and Southeast Laser Services, presented “The Latest Advances in Cataract Surgery: Advanced Technology IOLs, Femtosecond Lasers and Intraoperative Aberrometry.”
January 30th – February 1st, 2015 | 64th Annual Symposium The 64th Annual Symposium was held January 30th – February 1st, 2015 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Our theme was Reflections on the Bayou: Updates in Retina, Oculoplastics, and Anterior Segment. Speakers included Drs. David Brown, Steve Charles, Eric Donnenfeld, Vikram Durairaj, John McCann, Timothy Murray, Jeffrey Nerad, Terrence O’Brien, Carl Regillo, and Carol Shields, as well as Riva Lee Asbell and Jeffery Daigrepont.
November 13th, 2014 | Quarterly Dinner Meeting We held our second quarterly dinner meeting of the year at Ralph’s on the Park. Dr. L. Jay Katz, Director of Glaucoma Service at Wills Eye Hospital, presented “Evaluating a Next Step Adjunctive Option.”
May 8th, 2014 | Quarterly Dinner Meeting We held our first quarterly dinner meeting of the year at Le Foret. Dr. Mark Milner, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Yale University School of Medicine, presented “Dry Eye: A Disease that May Progress.”
March 21st – 23rd, 2014 | 63rd Annual Symposium The 63rd Annual Symposium was held March 21st – 23rd, 2014 at the Hilton Riverside Hotel. Our theme was Eye to the Future: Explorations in Cataract, Cornea, Pediatrics, and Retina. Speakers included Drs. Sonia Yoo, Audina Berrocal, Edward Buckley, Uday Devgan, David Granet, Terry Kim, Robert Osher, J. Bradley Randleman, William Rich, and Edward Wilson, as well as Riva Lee Asbell and Jeffery Daigrepont.
Every year since 1951, the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology (NOAO) has organized an annual meeting which offers hours in category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award™. NOAO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
In 2011, the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology recognized the need for a quality, recurring ophthalmic education meeting for technicians and office staff. In 2012, the first Annual Technicians’ Conference debuted to a standing room only audience. We are proud to continue this vital meeting with new updates each year.
The Academy offers several activities to the benefit of its members. One of the more popular activities is our ongoing series of dinners. The dinners feature speakers of national renown on a variety of topics. Special thanks to all of our generous supporters and speakers for their time and effort!