COS Quarterly Conference
May 13, 2024

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

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Teresa C. Chen, MD 

"Imaging Beyond the RNFL”

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School
Physician & Surgeon, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Boston, MA



About this Month's Guest Lecturer

We welcome Dr. Teresa Chen back to Chicago for the May 2024 conference.  Having completed her residency at UIC, she is an ophthalmologist with specialty training in glaucoma. A member of the Glaucoma Service at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, she is one of the international leaders in 3D imaging research of the eye.

Dr. Chen focuses her research on 3D imaging of the eye using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and swept-source optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging. Along with collaborators at Massachusetts General Hospital, her research group was the first to image the human eye in vivo with video-rate SD-OCT, the most commonly used imaging modality for the care of glaucoma patients worldwide. With SD-OCT, ultra-high resolution 3D video imaging of the optic nerve and the retina is possible. Dr. Chen and her Massachusetts General Hospital collaborators were also the first to image the eye with swept source OCT, which is also used in ophthalmology clinics worldwide. Dr. Chen has been both first and last author on major papers published in the top three ophthalmology journals, Archives of Ophthalmology (now JAMA Ophthalmology), American Journal of Ophthalmology, and Ophthalmology. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and reviews, and case reports.

Actively engaged in teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, and fellows, Dr. Chen has been the course director for the Glaucoma Conferences at Mass Eye and Ear for two decades. She is also the 2017 recipient of the Harvard Medical School’s Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award. She was also the first course director for the biennial Chandler Grant Glaucoma Symposium, which is an international Harvard Ophthalmology glaucoma conference held at Mass Eye and Ear.

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 13, 2024

6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:30 p.m. - Dinner
6:55 p.m. - Business meeting - Thomas Mizen, MD, COS Vice President
                  Announcement of Beem Fischer Award Winners
7:10 p.m. - Resident case presentations
                  (Northwestern, University of Illinois, Loyola and Stroger/Cook County Hospital)
7:35 p.m. - Guest Lecture - Dr. Teresa Chen
8:30 p.m. - Adjourn (approximate time)


Advance registration is required although there is no fee. Please register no later than
Friday, May 10.

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 Wednesday, May 01, 2024 05:01 PM