COS Quarterly Conference -- In Person!
December 6, 2021

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


Peter Campochiaro, MD

"Mechanisms of Cone Cell Death in Retinitis Pigmentosa"

 Plus... Rabb Retina Study Group community case presentations

Advance registration for this meeting is now closed 

CLICK HERE to view a list of previous Krill Lecturers.

Covid Policies for meeting attendees

About this year's Krill Lecturer

Peter A. Campochiaro, M.D. is the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Professor of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a clinician-scientist who directs a research laboratory and conducts clinical trials. His laboratory research is directed at understanding the pathogenesis of ocular neovascularization and excessive retinal vascular permeability, and the mechanism of cone cell death in inherited retinal degenerations. He helped to determine the importance of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), hypoxia-inducible factor-1, and Tie2 in retinal and choroidal vascular diseases.  The clinical trial group under Dr. Campochairo provided the first demonstration of the benefits of suppression of VEGF in diabetic macular edema and retinal vein occlusion. He has developed strategies for sustained suppression of VEGF that are currently being tested in clinical trials.

Dr. Campochiaro earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1978) and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1978.  He also completed a vitreoretinal fellowship and research fellowships at Johns Hopkins before joining the University of Virginia faculty in 1984.

Registration (Online)

Advance registration is now closed!
All Attendees -- COS & Rabb Members, Residents/Fellows and Non-members -

There is no registration fee this year for any attendee, but pre-registration is required.
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, as well as the topic/title of your case, on your registration form.  

Meeting Information

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

   Monday, December 6, 2021

5:30 p.m. - Reception
6:00 p.m. - Dinner
6:30 p.m. - Business meeting - Jennifer Lim, MD, COS President
6:40 p.m. - Krill Lecture - Peter Campochiaro, 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 3rd.
This year, we are waiving the registration fee (normally $75) for non-members and guests. 
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, masks must be worn at all times within the building, except when actively eating or drinking.  While social distancing isn’t required for vaccinated individuals, it is expected that unvaccinated individuals will social distance.  

Educational Items

Course Director: Dimitra Skondra, MD PhD

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 06, 2021 12:16 PM