COS Quarterly Conference
May 15, 2023

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

COS Guest Lecture • Resident Case Presentations
Joint Meeting with the Chicago Glaucoma Society
Announcement of Beem Fisher Resident Research Competition

This will be an in-person meeting

Quick LInks


Yang Sun ("Young") MD PHD

"Shedding light on inherited eye diseases"

Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
Department of Ophthalmology
Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA


About this Month's Guest Lecturer

Dr. Yang Sun MD.PhD. is a Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Sun is a clinician-scientist with clinical specialty in glaucoma medical and surgical management, as well as cataract surgery. He practices at both Byers Eye Institute at Stanford as well as Palo Alto VA medical center. He is the Laurie Kraus Lacob Faculty Scholar at Stanford Child Health Research Institute. Dr. Sun received his BA in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins University, followed by a MD.PhD. degree from Washington University School of Medicine. He completed Ophthalmology residency at Stanford University and a prestigious Heed fellowship at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has been continuously funded by National Eye Institute and Veterans Administration. Dr. Sun’s research in glaucoma has also been funded by American Glaucoma Society, Lowe Syndrome Association, Knights Templar Eye Foundation, and Matilda Ziegler Foundation. Dr. Sun holds several U.S. patents on novel regulators of eye pressure and is the primary investigator on a number of glaucoma clinical trials. He is a member of Stanford BioX faculty and he was recently elected as a member of American Society of Clinical Investigators.
Dr. Sun studies pediatric diseases of congenital glaucoma and retinal degeneration, in particular with Lowe syndrome and Joubert syndrome. In the laboratory, Dr. Sun's team uses advanced technologies of patient-based iPS cells, CRISPR gene editing, optogenetics, and functional retinal imaging to discover mechanism of disease and develop new treatments for these blinding diseases.

Registration (Online) -- Now available!


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

Meeting Information

Gleacher Conference Center
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago
Discounted parking with validation at several nearby locations.  Click on the link above for a map and list of parking lots.

   Monday, May 15, 2023

6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:30 p.m. - Dinner
6:55 p.m. - Business meeting - David Yoo, MD, COS President
                  Announcement of Beem Fischer Award Winners
7:10 p.m. - Resident case presentations (Northwestern and University of Illinois)
7:35 p.m. - Guest Lecture - Dr. Yang Sun
8:30 p.m. - Adjourn (approximate time)


Advance registration is required although there is no fee. Please register no later than
Friday, May 12.
COVID Policies
We are pleased to be able to return to an in-person meeting format for this conference.  As always, the health and safety of our attendees is a priority.  We will be following the public health guidelines of the Gleacher Center, the City of Chicago and Cook County.  Face masks are not required ; however, we certainly encourage the use of masks for those who wish to utilize this measure.  Appropriate social distancing is encouraged.  

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 Puck.  A buffet dinner with several choices of entrees will be available.
Last Updated on Thursday, May 04, 2023 09:01 AM