COS Quarterly Conference
February 5, 2024

6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Gleacher Center - Downtown Chicago 


Dimitri Azar, MD MBA

"Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology"

President and CEO, Twenty Twenty Therapeutics LLC
South San Francisco, CA



About this Month's Guest Lecturer

Dr. Dimitri Azar is a distinguished ophthalmologist, professor, and leader in both research and business. His unique skills combine academic rigor, business acumen and organizational vision, making him the driving force in technological advances in ophthalmology.

Dimitri is the B.A. Field Endowed Chair of Ophthalmologic Research and Dean Emeritus at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. As an ophthalmic surgeon, he has made significant contributions to the pathogenesis and treatment of corneal diseases as well as pioneering advances in refractive surgery. He has served as a key adviser on Verily ophthalmic projects since 2014.  He is a Past-president of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society (2014) and surely is a familiar face for COS members over the years.

He completed his residency and fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School. He was Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School before joining the University of Illinois as Head of the Ophthalmology Department.

Dimitri received his MD from American University of Beirut and his Executive MBA from University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. He also holds an honorary Master’s degree from Harvard.

Registration (Online) 


There is no registration fee for attendees who are COS members or are residents/fellows in training. Pre-registration is required, however. 

Meeting Information

Gleacher Conference Center
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago
Discounted parking with validation at area parking lots.  Validation machines are located in the main lobby of the Gleacher Center.

   Monday, February 5, 2024

Tentative times:
6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:30 p.m. - Dinner
6:55 p.m. - Business meeting - Nicholas Volpe, MD, COS President
7:10 p.m. - Guest Lecture - Dr. Dimitri Azar
8:10 p.m. - Adjourn (approximate time)
Note - In recognition of the topic for the evening, we will be skipping the resident case presentation this time.


Advance registration is required although there is no fee. Please register no later than
Friday, February 2.

Educational Items

Course Director: Manjot Gill, 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 Puck.  A buffet dinner with several choices of entrees will be available.
Last Updated on Monday, February 05, 2024 09:58 AM