COS Quarterly Conference -- In Person!
December 5, 2022

Co-sponsored with the Rabb Retina Study Group
Featuring the COS Alex E. Krill Memorial Lecture


Sophie J. Bakri, MD

"The Current Landscape of Wet AMD Treatments"

 Plus... Rabb Retina Study Group community case presentations

Advance registration for this meeting is now available! 

CLICK HERE to view a list of previous Krill Lecturers.


About this year's Krill Lecturer

Sophie J. Bakri, MD, is the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Professor of Ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where she also serves as Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology.  Dr. Bakri earned her BMBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) at the University of Nottingham Medical School in the United Kingdom.  She completed her residency in ophthalmology at the Lions Eye Institute, Albany Medical College in 2003 where she also was chief resident.  A fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases followed at the Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2005).  Dr. Bakri also earned an MBA at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 2012.  

Focus areas in Dr. Bakri's practice include clinical trials in retinal diseases focusing on pharmacotherapy for age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and venous occlusive disease, as well as pharmacokinetics and tissue dynamics of intravitreal medications, and outcomes of pharacotherapy in retinal disease.  The goal of Dr. Bakri's research is to understand how and why individuals differ in their responses to medications that treat retinal disease.

Registration (Online)

All Attendees -- COS & Rabb Members, Residents/Fellows and Non-members -
 Registration is now CLOSED   

On the form, click on "register yourself" to start the process. If you are planning to present a case during the Rabb portion of the meeting, you will see a place to enter that information, as well.
RABB CASE PRESENTATIONS -- If you wish to give a case presentation during the Rabb Retina Study Group portion of the conference, you will be able to indicate that on the registration form, as well as the topic/title of your case.  

Meeting Information

   Gleacher Conference Center
   450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago
   Discounted parking with validation in the 
   NBC Tower garage and several other area
   parking lots.

   Monday, December 5, 2022

5:30 p.m. - Reception
6:00 p.m. - Dinner
6:30 p.m. - Business meeting - David Yoo, MD, COS President
6:40 p.m. - Krill Lecture - Sophie J. Bakri, MD
7:30 p.m. - Rabb Case Presentations & Discussion - Community members/residents
8:30 p.m. - Adjourn (approximate time)


Advance registration is required although there is no fee. Please register no later than
December 2nd.
This year, we are waiving the registration fee (normally $75) for non-members and guests. 
There will be no virtual option for attending this meeting... in-person only.
COVID Policies
We are pleased to be able to return to an in-person meeting format for this conference.  Please be aware that in keeping with public health guidelines, as well as Gleacher Center and City of Chicago rules, face masks are optional.  While social distancing isn’t required for vaccinated individuals, it is expected that unvaccinated individuals will social distance.  

Educational Items

Course Director: Meenakshi Chaku, MD

Target Audience: Practicing ophthalmologists, ophthalmology residents and fellows

Commercial Support
Any exhibiting companies participating will be acknowledged at the time of the meeting.

Contact the COS office at:  847-680-1666 or by email:  [email protected]

We are proud to announce that catering at the Gleacher Center is provided by Wolfgang Puk.  A buffet dinner with several choices of entrees will be available.
Last Updated on Monday, December 05, 2022 02:41 PM