20th Duke Advanced Vitreous Surgery (AVS) Course and 3rd Retina fellows AVS (fAVS) Course

Durham, North Carolina
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The 20th Advanced Vitreous Surgery (AVS) Course is open to all retina specialists around the world. It includes panels and debates, surgical tips and tricks, new techniques, and challenging cases and complications. Below is the program and we are excited to announce the faculty for the 20th AVS Course.

Accreditation and Credit Designation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of William Beaumont Hospital, Medical Conference Planners, Inc., and the 20th AVS Course.  William Beaumont Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

William Beaumont Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


International Speakers
J. Fernando Arevalo MD
David R. Chow, MD
Sherif Embabi, MD, PhD
Jose Garcia-Arumi, MD, PhD
Andre Gomes, MD, PhD
Wilson J. Heriot, MD
Kazuaki Kadonosono, MD
Motohiro Kamei, MD, PhD
Virgilio Morales-Canton, MD
Marco Mura, MD
Jerzy Nawrocki, MD, PhD
Athanasios Nikolakopoulos, MD
Yusuke Oshima, MD, PhD
Sengul Ozdek, MD
Barbara Parolini, MD
Stanislao Rizzo, MD
Cyrus M. Shroff, MD
Ramin Tadayoni, MD, PhD
Hiroko Terasaki, MD, PhD
Tom H. Williamson, MD
Lihteh Wu, MD
Young Hee Yoon, MD, PhD




U.S. Speakers

Gary W. Abrams, MD
Thomas A. Albini, MD
Carl C. Awh, MD
Maria H. Berrocal, MD
Antonio Capone Jr., MD
Stanley Chang, MD
Steve Charles, MD
Justis P. Ehlers, MD
Dean Eliott, MD
Harry W. Flynn Jr., MD
Tarek S. Hassan, MD
Allen C. Ho, MD, FACS
Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD
Mark W. Johnson, MD
J. Michael Jumper, MD
Jennifer I. Lim, MD
Colin A. McCannel, MD
William F. Mieler, MD
Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD
Timothy W. Olsen, MD
Richard F. Spaide, MD
Michael T. Trese, MD
George A. Williams, MD
Marco A. Zarbin, MD, PhD

Duke Faculty Speakers
Sharon Fekrat, MD
Dilraj S. Grewal, MD
Glenn J. Jaffe, MD
Tamer H. Mahmoud, MD, PhD (Course Director)
Miguel A. Materin, MD  
Eric A. Postel, MD
Cynthia A. Toth, MD
Lejla Vajzovic, MD



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Preliminary Program

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017

7:00 AM-5:30 PM
Registration

7:00-7:50 AM 
Breakfast

7:00 AM-5:30 PM
Exhibits

7:45-8:00 AM
Welcome Remarks
Tamer H. Mahmoud, MD, PhD

8:00-10:00 AM
Session 1: Retinal Detachment. Concepts and Changes.
Chairs: Glenn J. Jaffe, MD, George A. Williams, MD

8:00 
Management of Macula on and off Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment in the New Millennia
Tom H. Williamson, MD

8:08 
Photoreceptor Degeneration in Detached Macula from Rhegmatogenous RD and CSCR
Young Hee Yoon, MD, PhD

8:15 
Recovery of Photoreceptor After Retinal Detachment
Hiroko Terasaki, MD, PhD

8:22
Discussion

8:30
Management of Primary Retinal Detachment without Vitrectomy Adjuvants
Mark W. Johnson, MD

8:38
External Drainage During Vitrectomy
J. Michael Jumper, MD

8:45
“Retinal Thermofusion” as a New Retinopexy Method for Retinal Detachment Repair
Wilson J. Heriot, MD

8:53
Gas Concentration: How to get it right?
Tom H. Williamson, MD

9:00
Combined Retinoschisis Detachments
Timothy W. Olsen, MD

9:08
Discussion 

9:15
Surgical Tips and Outcomes of Small-gauge Vitrectomy with and without Scleral Buckling for Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy
Yusuke Oshima, MD, PhD

9:23
Results of Vitrectomy for Eyes Following Failure of Surgery for PVR
Gary W. Abrams, MD

9:31
Multiple Intravitreal Methotrexate Injections for the Prevention of PVR
Dean Eliott, MD

9:39
Retinectomy/Retinotomy in PVR 
Jose Garcia-Arumi, MD, PhD

9:47
Discussion

10:00 – 10:30 AM
BREAK

10:30-11:45 AM
Session 2: Trauma. The Challenges Continue! 
Chairs: Dean Eliott, MD, Eric A. Postel, MD

10:30
Retinal Detachment Occurring in Young Patients Following Ocular Trauma: Distinguishing Between Retinal Dialysis and Giant Retinal Tears 
Harry W. Flynn, Jr., MD

10:38
27g Retinotomy and 5700cts Silicone Oil in Complicated Traumatic Retinal Detachment, Some Surprises
Athanasios Nikolakopoulos, MD

10:45
Controversies in the Management of Open-Globe Injuries Involving the Posterior Segment 
William F. Mieler, MD

10:53
Visual Recovery in Eyes with No Light Perception After Open Globe Injury 
Marco A. Zarbin, MD, PhD

11:00
Retinal Detachment After Open Globe Injury
Dean Eliott, MD

11:07
Discussion 

11:15 
Panel: Repair of Retinal Detachment. Options from Around the World!
Moderator: Sharon Fekrat, MD
Panelists: Maria H. Berrocal, MD, Justis P. Ehlers, MD, Sherif Embabi, MD, Andre Gomes, MD, PhD, Motohiro Kamei, MD, PhD, Barbara Parolini, MD, Lihteh Wu, MD 

11:45 – 1:00 PM
LUNCH

1:00-2:00 PM
Session 3: Drug Delivery, Stem Cells, Cavitary Optic Disc Maculopathy and Retinal Prosthesis
Chairs: Stanislao Rizzo, MD, Lejla Vajzovic, MD

1:00
Update on Intraocular Sustained Drug Delivery Implants
Glenn J. Jaffe, MD

1:08
Drug Delivery in the Suprachoroidal Space 
Timothy W. Olsen, MD

1:15
Discussion

1:20
Toward More Precise Subretinal Therapeutic Delivery: New Techniques and Instrumentation
Allen C. Ho, MD

1:28
Subretinal Cellular Delivery: Microscope Integrated OCT Approach
Lejla Vajzovic, MD

1:34
Tips and Tricks in Epiretinal Prostheses Surgical Implantation 
J. Fernando Arevalo, MD

1:42
Pathogenesis and Surgical Approach to Cavitary Optic Disc Maculopathy
Mark W. Johnson, MD

1:50
Discussion

2:00-3:30 PM
Session 4: Macular Holes. The Evolution and Revolution!
Chairs: Steve Charles, MD, Tamer H. Mahmoud, MD, PhD

2:00
When and How to Treat Myopic Traction Maculopathy?
Hiroko Terasaki, MD, PhD

2:07
The Inverted ILM Flap for Macular Holes. Concept and Development
Jerzy Nawrocki, MD, PhD

2:15
Inverted ILM flap. Large Series
Stanislao Rizzo, MD

2:23
ILM Graft Technique Under PFCL for Recurrent Macular Holes
Sengul Ozdek, MD

2:29
PRP for Macular Holes
Lejla Vajzovic, MD

2:35
Swept Source OCT Angiography in Macular Hole
Jerzy Nawrocki, MD, PhD

2:42
Discussion

2:50
Development of the Autologous Retinal Transplant for Macular Diseases
Tamer H. Mahmoud, MD, PhD

2:58
Autologous Retinal Transplants: Horizontal and Vertical
Barbara Parolini, MD

3:06
Autologous Retinal Transplant for Chronic and Refractory Macular Holes
Kazuaki Kadonosono, MD

3:13
Management of Very Large Macular Holes: Autologous Retinal Transplant Versus ILM Flap
Sherif Embabi, MD, PhD

3:20
Discussion

3:30 – 4:00 PM
BREAK

4:00-5:30 PM
Session 5: Lamellar Holes, ERM, and Advances in Imaging
Chairs: Andre Gomes, MD, PhD, Cynthia A. Toth, MD

4:00
Are There Two Types of Lamellar Macular Holes?
Stanley Chang, MD

4:08
Epiretinal Membrane Peeling in Good Vision Eyes:  Evolving a Rational Approach
Colin A. McCannel, MD

4:15
Discussion

4:20
To Peel or not to Peel the ILM in ERM Surgery
Lihteh Wu, MD

4:27
Intravitreal Dexamethasone Implant versus Triamcinolone at the Time of Vitrectomy for ERM
Tarek S. Hassan, MD

4:34
Visual Results & SD-OCT Changes After Simultaneous Secondary Epiretinal Membrane Removal in Eyes Undergoing Silicone Oil Removal
Cyrus M. Shroff, MD

4:41
Discussion

4:46
Epiretinal Membrane Imaging and Visualization
Ramin Tadayoni, MD, PhD

4:53
Topography of the Vitreoretinal Interface in Vitreomacular Traction. Implication on Treatment
Dilraj S. Grewal, MD

5:00
Intraoperative OCT Advances in Image-guided Surgery
Cynthia A. Toth, MD

5:08
Discussion

5:13
OCT Angiography. A Wind of Change in the New Millennia
Richard F. Spaide, MD

5:23
Discussion

5:28
Wrap Up
Tamer H. Mahmoud, MD, PhD

5:30
Adjourn

5:45
Meet to take buses to Washington Duke Inn

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SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017

7:00 AM-5:30 PM
Registration

7:00-7:50 AM 
Breakfast

7:00 AM-1:15 PM
Exhibits

7:50-8:00 AM
Opening Remarks
Tamer H. Mahmoud, MD, PhD

8:00-8:45 AM
Session 6: PDR Surgery. Advances in Cutting, Gauges, and Imaging
Chairs: Tamer H. Mahmoud, MD, PhD, Yusuke Oshima, MD, PhD

8:00
Pre-Operative Intravitreal Bevacizumab for TRD Secondary to PDR
J. Fernando Arevalo, MD

8:06
PDR Surgery: Cutter Only Dissection
Maria H. Berrocal, MD

8:12
PDR Surgery: Scissor Versus Cutter
Andre Gomes, MD, PhD

8:18
PDR Surgery: Viscodissection
Jose Garcia-Arumi, MD, PhD

8:24
Bimanual Micro Incision Vitreous Surgery for Severe Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy - Indications, Results & Complications in a Series of Over 300 Cases 
Cyrus M. Shroff, MD

8:30
Image-guided Surgery for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy: A Role for Intraoperative OCT
Justis P. Ehlers, MD

8:36
Discussion

8:45-9:30 AM
Session 7: DME and Retinal Vascular Diseases
Chairs: Gary W. Abrams MD, Sharon Fekrat, MD

8:45
Association Between Deep Capillary Nonperfusion at Baseline and the Photoreceptor Recovery in Treated DME Eyes; 1-Year Follow-up Result
Young Hee Yoon, MD, PhD

8:53
Macular Surgery for Diabetic Macular Edema. Is there a real role?
Virgilio Morales-Canton, MD

9:01
Discussion

9:10
Reperfusion of Severe Ischemic CRVO
Motohiro Kamei, MD, PhD

9:17
New Concepts in Retinal Vascular Cystoid Macular Edema
Richard F. Spaide, MD

9:24
Discussion

9:30 – 10:00 AM
BREAK

10:00-11:50 AM
Session 8: PPV: New Technology and Complications 
Chairs: Stanley Chang MD, Glenn J. Jaffe, MD

10:00
Retinectomy Approaches and Interface Vitrectomy
Steve Charles, MD

10:08
Discussion

10:10
Hypersonic Vitrectomy
Carl C. Awh, MD

10:18
Discussion

10:20
3D-Printing and Customized Forceps
David R. Chow, MD

10:28
Discussion

10:30
Keratoprosthesis and Retinal Complications
Jennifer I. Lim, MD

10:38
Discussion

10:40
Concurrent PPV/CE versus Sequential Surgery-is There a Difference in Outcomes?
William F. Mieler, MD

10:48
Discussion

10:50
Profound Visual Loss After Vitrectomy
Stanley Chang, MD

10:58
Discussion

11:00
Advanced Retinal Implants
Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD

11:15
Discussion

11:20
Panel: Management of Submacular Hemorrhage in the Era of Anti-VEGF. Learn from the Technique Developers
Moderator: Dilraj S. Grewal, MD
Panelists: Carl C. Awh, MD, Wilson J. Heriot, MD, Kazuaki Kadonosono, MD, Jennifer I. Lim, MD, Tamer H. Mahmoud, MD, PhD, Eric A. Postel, MD 

11:50 – 1:15 PM
LUNCH

1:15-2:20 PM
Session 9: Tumors, Uveitis, Injections and Endophthalmitis 
Chairs: Harry W. Flynn, Jr., MD, Miguel A. Materin, MD

1:15
The Vitreoretinal Approach to Intraocular Biopsy: Evolution
Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD

1:23
Uveal Melanoma, Past 20 Years, Present and Future
Miguel A. Materin, MD

1:31
Discussion

1:35
Vitrectomy for Complications of Uveitis
Thomas A. Albini, MD

1:43
Discussion

1:45
Combined Vitrectomy, Silicone Oil, and Retisert to Treat Uveitic Hypotony
Glenn J. Jaffe, MD

1:53
Discussion

1:55
Emerging Resistance to Antimicrobials:  Alternative Choices for Intravitreal Treatment of Endophthalmitis
Harry W. Flynn, Jr., MD

2:03
HORV - Findings of the ASRS/ASCRS Joint Task Force
J. Michael Jumper, MD

2:11
Cutting Edge New Techniques: Non-opening Trans Retinal Injection
Ramin Tadayoni, MD, PhD

2:18
Discussion

2:20-3:05 PM
Session 10: Lensectomy, and IOL Fixation Techniques. New Frontiers for Retina Surgeons 
Chairs: Dilraj S. Grewal, MD, Tarek S. Hassan, MD

2:20
Tips and Tricks for Intrascleral PCIOL Fixation
George A. Williams, MD

2:28
A Novel Technique of Scleral Fixation of IOL
Motohiro Kamei, MD, PhD

2:35
Surgical Variation, Tips and Results of Small-gauge Vitrectomy Assisted IOL Fixation for Dislocated IOLs
Yusuke Oshima, MD, PhD

2:43
Discussion

2:49
BISOFT Technique for Dropped Nucleus and Insertion of a Sutureless Endoscleral IOL in MIVS Vitrectomy
Athanasios Nikolakopoulos, MD

2:56
Lens Cage for the Removal of Dropped Nucleus in Small Gauge
Marco Mura, MD

3:03
Discussion

3:05 – 3:30 PM
BREAK

3:30-4:30 PM
Session 11: Advances in Pediatric Retina 
Chairs: Cynthia A. Toth, MD, Michael T. Trese, MD

3:30
Surgical Management of Coats/Coats-like Exudative Retinal Detachment
Antonio Capone, Jr., MD

3:38
Discussion

3:40
Surgical Management of Persistent Fetal Vasculature syndrome
Michael T. Trese, MD

3:48
Discussion

3:50
Surprises During and After Surgery for Anterior PFV
Sengul Ozdek, MD

3:57
Discussion

3:59
Surgical Repair of Coloboma RD
Cynthia A. Toth, MD

4:07
Discussion

4:10 
Panel: Pediatric Panel. Surgical Challenges
Moderator: Lejla Vajzovic, MD
Panelists: Antonio Capone, Jr., MD, Sengul Ozdek, MD, Cynthia A. Toth, MD, Michael T. Trese, MD

4:30-5:17 PM
Session 12: 3D Surgical Imaging, A New Frontier, Clinical Trials Wisdom, and Malpractice Tips
Chairs: Mark W. Johnson, MD, Eric A. Postel, MD

4:30
Digitally Assisted Vitrectomy Surgery - Initial Impressions Enhanced Stereo, Digital Image Manipulation and Reduced Light Levels 
David R. Chow, MD

4:38
3D Digitally Assisted Vitrectomy in Different Surgical Settings: 4 years’ Experience
Marco Mura, MD

4:45
Digitally Enhanced ILM Staining in 3D Surgery with Ikegami Cameras for Macular Diseases
Kazuaki Kadonosono, MD

4:52
Discussion

4:57
Application of Clinical Trial Results to Clinical Practice
Marco A. Zarbin, MD, PhD

5:05
Discussion

5:07
Retinal Malpractice; The OMIC experience
George A. Williams, MD

5:15
Discussion

5:17
Wrap Up
Tamer H. Mahmoud, MD, PhD

5:20
Adjourn

5:45
Meet to Walk to The Pit


 

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