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COS September 2021 Conference

Monday, September 13, 2021
Program:  7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Guest Speaker:
Sophie X. Deng, MD, PhD

"Limbal stem cell therapy: where are we heading?" 

Virtual Online Meeting/Webinar

Please note . . .  we are pleased to continue the tradition of excellent educational opportunities for COS members in a "virtual" format during the coronavirus pandemic.  The health and safety of our members is foremost in our thinking, and we certainly look forward to when in-person meetings can resume.
Meeting Registration is now open
Please note . . . registration will close at 2 p.m. Monday, September 13
Register by noon on Friday, September 10 to receive the GubHub meal credit of $35
When you click on the registration button above, it will take you to the COS meeting registration form.  Member log-in will be required.  Just follow the instructions provided on the form.  Each registered member will receive a confirmation email that also contains the Zoom meeting link.  Once you click on that link, you will be asked to fill out a very brief Zoom form with your name and email address.  Submitting that will provide you with the actual sign-in for the meeting (which also will be sent to you immediately by email.)  You can complete the Zoom form at any time, but the sign-in link Zoom sends you cannot be used until the time of the meeting on September 13th.  We suggest that you sign-in to the conference a few minutes before the starting time.

Our Guest Speaker for the Evening 

Sophie X. Deng, MD, PhD

Professor, Cornea Division at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Sophie X. Deng is a Professor in the Cornea Division at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Deng received her MD and PhD degrees at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York, where she completed the rigorous Medical Scientist Training Program. She did her residency in ophthalmology at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago. Dr. Deng subsequently completed her fellowship in Cornea, External Ocular Disease and Refractive Surgery at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute.

Dr. Deng is a specialist in corneal and external ocular diseases, and cataracts. Her surgical areas include endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK and DMEK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), penetrating keratoplasty, limbal stem cell transplantation, artificial cornea and cataract.

Dr. Deng is the director of the Cornea Biology Laboratory at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute. Her research focuses on corneal epithelial stem cells regulation, deficiency and regeneration. Dr. Deng’s research aims to improve the current treatment for patients with limbal stem cell deficiency by using stem cell therapy to restore vision. In addition, Dr. Deng conducts clinical studies to develop new imaging and molecular tests to accurately diagnose and stage limbal stem cell deficiency.

CME financial disclosure:  The speaker's conflict of interest disclosure will be made at the time of the conference.

Meeting Information

Because of meeting and travel restrictions imposed by public health authorities due to the coronavirus pandemic, COS once again is organizing its quarterly conference and guest lecture in the form of an online meeting. This will be a "live" presentation using the Zoom meeting platform. Participants will be able to ask questions verbally or by using the "chat" box, and you will be able to hear the speaker through your computer or by telephone.  You will receive  details about how to sign-in with your confirmation email.

Dinner Discount Program -- We have worked out a way for you to get a $35 discount on "take out" dinner ordered for delivery through GrubHub. Register for the meeting by NOON ON FRIDAY (September 10) in order to get the credit.
 to view details about how this program works.  We will post a $35 credit to your GrubHub account that is associated with the email address used for COS business.  You will be able to order -- using this credit -- beginning at 9 a.m. on the day of the meeting for delivery at any time up until one hour after the ordering "widow" ends at 8 p.m.  View the GrubHub details webpage for specifics.

Program Schedule

Date:   Monday, September 13, 2021

7:00 p.m. - COS Business Meeting
Jennifer LIm, MD; COS President
7:10 p.m. - Resident Case Presentations (5 minutes each, 5 minutes for discussion)
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Chicago
7:30 p.m. - Guest Speaker:  
"Cornea and External Diseases" 
Sophie X. Deng, MD, PhD
8:30 p.m. - Adjourn

Educational Items

Course Director: Dimitra Skondra, MD

Target Audience: Practicing ophthalmologists, ophthalmology residents and fellows

Commercial Support
There is no commercial support associated with this conference.

Contact the COS office at:  847-680-1666 or by email:  [email protected]

Last Updated on Thursday, September 02, 2021 10:21 AM