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Research Day Agenda

Friday, June 19, 2020

7:30 a.m.Registration and breakfast
7:55 a.m.Welcome and opening remarks
8:00 a.m.

"Visual Outcome, Microbiological Profile and Antibiotic Sensitivity of Infectious Keratitis in a Tertiary Referral Center"
Kristina Stanfield, MD
Bo Huang, MD, PhD, preceptor

8:30 a.m.

"Prevalence of Deer Consumption Habits in Patients with Toxoplasmosis Chorioretinitis"
Kevin Mays, MD
Albert Lin, MD, preceptor

9:00 a.m.

"Understanding the Clinical Variability of Ocular Zika Infection Using a Disease Model"
Sean Carter, MD
Federico Gonzalez-Fernandez, MD, PhD, preceptor

9:30 a.m.

"Hydrus Stent vs Xen Gel: Outcomes"
Taylor Coleman, MD
Jay Craddock, MD, preceptor
Troy Newman, MD, preceptor

10:00 a.m.

"Short Term Outcomes of a Novel Sutured-in Intraocular Lens Technique Using an Envista Intraocular Lens"
Erin Petersen, MD
Albert Lin, MD, preceptor 

10:30 a.m.


10:45 a.m.

"Finding Fungus: Exploring the Utility of Ophthalmology Consults for Fungemia at UMMC"
Clayton Patrick, MD
Albert Lin, MD, preceptor

11:15 a.m.

"Fracture and Dislocation of Sceral-Sutured Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens and Assessment of Lens Tensile Strength and Fracture Characteristics"
John Lippincott, MD
Brian Tieu, MD, PhD, preceptor

11:45 a.m.

"An Analysis of Adult Emergency Medicine Residents in Diagnosing and Triaging Ophthalmic Emergencies"
Blake Matherne, MD
William Watkins, MD, preceptor

12:15 p.m.Lunch Break
1 p.m.

Professor Samuel B. Johnson Memorial Lecture:
"Gene Therapy for Ocular Diseases"
Hossein Ameri, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor and Director of the University of Southern California Retinal Degeneration Center; University of Southern California Roski Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

2:00 p.m.

"Efficacy of 0.1% Aqueous Chlorhexidine Versus 5% Betadine to Sterilize the Ocular Surface of an Ex Vivo Model"
Sneh Dhannawat, MD
Brian Tieu, MD, PhD, preceptor

2:30 p.m."Patient Wait Times at UMMC Ophthalmology"
Jonathan Feng, MD
Kimberly Crowder, MD, preceptor
3:00 p.m."Incidence of Trauma-Related Ophthalmic Pathology in Acute Traumatic Orbital Wall Fractures"
Lee Jones, MD
Albert Lin, MD, preceptor
3:30 p.m."A Retrospective Review of Gunshot Wounds to the Eye and Orbit"
Jeffrey St. John, MD
Albert Lin, MD, preceptor
4:00 p.m.Complete evaluation
4:10 p.m.Adjourn

As mandated by ACCME, all faculty participating in this continuing medical education program are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict related to the content of their presentation. Every effort has been made by the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Division of Continuing Health Professional Education to convey this to participating faculty.


UMMC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Mississippi School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CEU - This activity is approved by UMMC Division of Continuing Health Education for a maximum of .6 continuing education units.

Overall objective

Upon completion of this seminar, participants should be able to discuss and critically evaluate current ophthalmology research projects and case studies at the basic and clinical science level.

UMMC offers equal opportunity in employment and education. M/F/D/V.