17th EVRS Meeting

September 14-17, 2017

Teatro della Pergola / FLORENCE, ITALY


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Relja Zivojnovic Award Lecture: Vitrectomy and Endophthalmitis
16/09/2017 @ 12:40 – 13:05

What Retinal Specialists Should Know About Intracameral Antibiotics During Cataract Surgery
17/09/2017 @ 11:30 – 12:00

Harry W. Flynn, Jr., Miami, FL, USA

Harry W. Flynn Jr., M.D is the J. Donald M. Gass Distinguished Chair in Ophthalmology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is Professor of Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and specializes in medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree at Wake Forest University and his Doctor of Medicine Degree at the University of Virginia, School of Medicine.  After an internship at the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) in San Francisco, Dr. Flynn returned to UVA for residency and to CPMC for retina fellowship.  Dr. Flynn completed two years of active duty in the United States Army at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. He joined the faculty at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in 1978.

Dr. Flynn has been author or co-author of more than 490 peer-reviewed publications as well as 88 book chapters.  He has edited or co-edited four books including Diabetes and Ocular Diseases:  Past, Current, and Future Therapies and Vitreoretinal Disease:  The Essentials. Dr. Flynn had held numerous administrative positions including President: The Vitreous Society (1992-1993), President: The Miami Ophthalmological Society (1999) and President: The Retina Society (2002-2003). Dr. Flynn has served as Senior Editor for Section 12 (Retina) of the Basic and Clinical Science Course for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has also served as Co-Director of the Retina Subspecialty Day for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He serves on the Editorial Board of numerous journals including the American Journal of Ophthalmology, RETINA, OSLI: RETINA, and Evidence Based Ophthalmology. He has served on the Data and Safety Monitoring Committees for DRCR Network, SCORE Study, Regeneron VIEW 1 and VIEW 2 Studies and Neurotech MacTel Study.  He received the AAO Life Achievement Honor Award in 2008.  Dr. Flynn received the Shaler Richardson, M.D “Service to Medicine Award” from the Florida Society of Ophthalmology.  He received the Hermann Wacker Award from the Club Jules Gonin in 2012. He has delivered 24 named lectures including the “J. Donald M. Gass Lecture” at the Retina Society in 2012. In 2014, he received the “Honorary Alumnus” recognition from AOA of UVA School of Medicine. In June 2016, he will be delivering the Charles L. Schepens, MD/AAO Award Lectureship.



EVRS Award Lecture: Birdshot
15/09/2017 @ 12:05 – 12:40

Review of Uveitis for Retina Specialists
16/09/2017 @ 16:25 – 17:40

C. Stephen Foster, Waltham, MA, USA

Dr. Foster was born and raised in West Virginia, received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry at Duke University, with Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa in 1965, and received his Doctor of Medicine Degree at Duke University Medical Center, in 1969, being elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He trained in Internal Medicine at Duke University Hospital from 1969-1970, and at the National Heart and Lung Institute, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, from 1970 to 1972, during which time he also taught Internal Medicine, with an appointment as Instructor in Medicine at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. In 1972, Dr. Foster entered his Ophthalmology Residency training program at Washington University (Barnes Hospital), in St. Louis, Missouri, and having completed that in 1975, traveled to Boston to do two additional Fellowship trainings in Cornea and External Diseases, and in Ocular Immunology. He completed this training in 1977 and was invited to join the full-time faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology of Harvard Medical School, where he was a member of the Cornea Service and Director of the Residency Training Program at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He began his independent research in 1977 and has since been continuously funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health.

After 30 years on the full time faculty of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, he established his own private practice – The Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution, a state of the art practice with its own chemotherapy infusion suite and phlebotomy lab. Dr. Foster continues to direct a research laboratory at the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution (MERSI), through the support of his research foundation, the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation, and continues his teaching activities and training fellows as a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.  He has also authored 1,000 published papers and 14 textbooks.