COS February 2018 Conference

Monday, February 12, 2018

Guest Speaker:
Michael Chiang, MD
Information Technology and Big Data for Ophthalmology: Promises, Challenges, Solutions

Location -- The Gleacher Conference Center 


Members - Register online - CLICK HERE (website log-in is required)

This Month's Guest Speaker

Michael Chiang, M.D.
Michael Chiang, MD
Casey Eye Institute/OHSU
Portland, OR

Title: Information Technology and Big Data for Ophthalmology: Promises, Challenges, Solutions
Dr. Chiang received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Biology from Stanford University in 1991, and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology in 1996. He received an M.A. in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University, where he was a National Library of Medicine Fellow. He completed residency and pediatric ophthalmology fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. Before going to OHSU in 2010, he spent over 9 years at Columbia University, where he was Anne S. Cohen Associate Professor of Ophthalmology & Biomedical Informatics, director of medical student education in ophthalmology, and director of the introductory graduate student course in biomedical informatics.
He is currently Knowles Professor of Ophthalmology & Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at OHSU, is a Vice-Chair (Research) in the ophthalmology department, and leads the Oregon State Elks Center for Ophthalmic Informatics. His research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health, and by several charitable foundations, since 2003. He is principal investigator of the NIH- and NSF-funded Imaging & Informatics in ROP (i-ROP), which is a collaborative project among multiple institutions. His group has published over 130 peer-reviewed journal papers. He directs an NIH-funded T32 training program in translational visual science for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at OHSU, teaches in both the ophthalmology and biomedical informatics departments, and has directly mentored over 40 graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows--many of whom have won research awards and eventually moved to top academic programs throughout the country. He is always looking to collaborate with students, fellows, and clinicians who are nice, enthusiastic and hard-working.
CME Conflict of Interest Disclosure:   The speaker's conflict of interest disclosure will be made at the time of the conference.

Meeting Information

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

Date:  Monday, February 12, 2018

6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:30 p.m. - Dinner
6:55 - Business meeting 
7:00 - Resident cases & discussion (Loyola & Stroger)
7:30 - Guest Lecture - Dr. Chiang
8:30 - Adjourn


Advance registration is required. Please register no later than February 9th. Members of the COS can register using the on-line form. If you are registering a guest or if you otherwise owe a fee, use the paper form which can be downloaded in PDF format.
Annual COS dues includes attendance at the monthly dinners. Therefore, there is no charge for members in good standing.*
For non-members, guests and members in arrears, the registration fee is $75. Residents & fellows in training are not charged, but advance registration is still required.
If you do not owe any registration fees, you may fax your form to: 847/680-1682.  Or use the on-line electronic registration form.
Members are considered "in good standing" if their dues are now paid.
Download a copy of the printed brochure - CLICK HERE

Educational Items

Course Director: David Yoo, MD

Target Audience: Practicing ophthalmologists, ophthalmology residents and fellows

 At the conclusion of the learning activities for the 2017/2018 academic year, the participant should be able to:

1. Describe surgical and medical advances in management of glaucoma, retina and corneal diseases.

2. Discuss issues relating to patient safety and surgical risk in oculoplastics cases.

3. Discuss the development and future utilization of topical medications in treatment of eye diseases..

4. Evaluate new options for management of glaucoma, cornea, retina and corneal disease, and describe the pros and cons when utilizing them in a comprehensive ophthalmology practice.

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, January 22, 2018 06:01 PM