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Eye Institute Annual Symposium

Eye Institute Annual Symposium

CTSI and the MCW Department of Ophthalmology invite you to attend the Eye Institute’s Annual Symposium, Ophthalmology Innovation 2012: Why We Do What We Do – Clinical Trials and the Evidence that Guides Us, on Saturday September 22nd, from 7:30 am to 3:00 p.m. in the MCW Health Research Center Auditorium. 

The symposium will focus on better understanding of clinical trials, which are the most important source of reliable information in the practice of modern medicine. The number of clinical trials relevant to ophthalmology is increasing at an explosive pace. Results of clinical trials are disseminated through a variety of media, including peer-reviewed publications, scientific presentation at meetings, and review articles, among others. The context and interpretation of clinical trial results differ among the different sources, so identifying reliable information, and integrating this information into clinical practice can be daunting for clinicians.

The learning objectives are:

  • Describe the process of clinical trial conduct
  • Interpret statistical analysis reported in clinical trial results
  • Discuss the limitations of clinical trials and how to influence integration of results into clinical practice
  • Translate basic science into clinical practice
  • Assess specific aspects of clinical trials in ophthalmology including use of ophthalmic imaging

Guest speakers include:

  • Barbara Blodi, MD, Professor (Chs), Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
  • Wiley Chambers, MD, Supervisory Medical Officer, Division of Transplant and Ophthalmology Products, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA
  • Matthew McMahon, PhD, Senior Advisor for Translational Research, National Eye Institute
  • Curtis Meinert, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
  • R. Doyle Stulting, MD, PhD, Director, Stulting Research Center, Professor of Ophthalmology, Emeritus Emory University, Woolfson Eye Institute


  • $100 Physicians
  • $0 Fellows, Residents, Students

Online registration is available on the MCW Department of Ophthalmology Web page for CME events. For more information or questions, contact Hattie Waagen at (414) 955-7842 or hwaagen@mcw.edu.

CTSI invites and encourages you to join us as we strive to advance clinical and translational science by bringing together CTSI and the community in a multidisciplinary research and training environment to improve the health and well-being of the citizens of Wisconsin and people worldwide.


NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.


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