80041400 - The Retina Festival

Date & Location
Friday, May 5, 2017 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM   Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Turner Bldg., Baltimore, MD

Target Audience
Ophthalmology, Optometry


Retina FESTIVAL 2017 is an “all-star” line-up of more than 50 faculty members from around the world participating in a Continuing Medical Education event from the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The meeting precedes one of the largest vision research meetings in the world, the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO), being held in Baltimore for the first time.

Topics include the latest, clinically relevant outcomes from clinical trials on age-related macular degeneration, vitreomacular interface abnormalities, hereditary retinal degenerations, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, and the latest in retinal surgery, including live retina surgery demonstrations.

In addition to presentations from world experts, 4 panels of experts throughout the day will highlight discussions on applying clinical trial results to day-to-day clinical practice.

Target Audience

The course should be of interest to comprehensive ophthalmologists, retina specialists both expert and in training, as well as vision scientists who want an update on the latest clinically relevant topics in retina.

  1. Recognize the role of anti-angiogenic treatments for eyes with choroidal neovascularization from age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy, including proliferative diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema.
  2. Evaluate recent clinical studies evaluating treatments for hereditary retinal degenerations.
  3. Recognize the role of imaging in the management of vitreomacular interface abnormalities.
  4. Review the current and emerging therapeutic approaches for surgical retinal diseases.
  5. Summarize the evidence of surgical and medical treatments for intraocular tumors.
  6. Determine which patients are appropriate for biologic treatments of posterior uveitis.


The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.