Department of Ophthalmology Visiting Professor Lecture Series

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Presented by the Department of Ophthalmology at Boston Children's Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School

Sponsored by Children's Hospital Ophthalmology Foundation, Inc.

Dear Colleagues,

I am happy to introduce the Pediatric Ophthalmology Visiting Professor Lecture Series hosted by the Department of Ophthalmology at Boston Children's Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and sponsored by the Children's Hospital Ophthalmology Foundation, Inc.

Dr. Anne Fulton has ably led this effort to invite visitors with a diversity of interests. Each has become a leader in his or her area by contributing new ideas and giving direction to future research. The goal is to promote the interchange of these ideas among specialists with diverse fields of expertise. Our speakers are linked by their interest in vision and ophthalmology as it pertains to children and/or patients of all ages with strabismus.

In these days of ubiquitous electronic interactions, there is still no substitute for sharing ideas in person, and no research opportunity of more value than simply having a chance to think out loud. I hope you will be able to join us.

David G. Hunter, MD, PhD
Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Boston Children's Hospital
Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Upcoming lecture series events

If you have questions or would like more information about the series, please contact Philip Lospinuso at 617-355-2058. 

Boston Children’s Hospital Ophthalmology
2013 Visiting Professor Lecture Series

March 6, 2013
(with video links as shown below)


Arlene Drack, MD
University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology

Arlene Drack is clinician scientist specializing in juvenile inherited eye diseases. She is the Ronald V. Keech Associate Professor in Pediatric Ophthalmic Genetics at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Her research focuses on inherited eye diseases that affect children, particularly in the development of novel treatments. She co-directs both the clinical and rodent electroretinogram services at University of Iowa and is experienced with injection of molecules to treat mouse models of retinal degeneration. In addition to her research she has published numerous articles and book chapters, and has a clinical practice at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

A Day in the Life of a Physician-Scientist
7:30 AM-8:30 AM
Karp 11 Conference Room

Roundtable Discussion
8:30-9:30 AM
Karp 11 Conference Room

Is Your Patient's Genetic Eye Disease Treatable?
5:00-6:00 PM
Karp 11 conference room

Video links: 7:30-9:30 AM to Waltham Ophth Conf Room &
MEEI Pediatric Ophth, Exam Room 3
5:00 PM to Waltham Ophthalmology Conference Room

Refreshments will be served

Locations of the Conference

Karp Family Research Building
1 Blackfan Circle (across the street from Boston Children’s Hospital Parking Garage), 11th floor conference room
Boston, MA 02115

Boston Children’s Hospital at Waltham
9 Hope Avenue, Ophthalmology Conference Room
Waltham, MA 02453

**Please note that space at MEEI is limited**

Contact Information
Philip Lospinuso
Phone: 617-355-2058
Fax: 617-730-0392. 

2013 Schedule

May 15, 2013 

Dr. Donald Mitchell, B.Sc., PhD 

Donald E. Mitchell is a professor in the Psychology Department at Dalhousie University and a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the Society of Neuroscience. His research interests are centered on the role that early visual input exerts upon the developing visual systems of cats and humans. His lab investigates the effects of various forms of early visual deprivation or mixed visual input where normal and abnormal inputs are pitted against each other. The information from these experiments provides clues to the origin of amblyopia - as well as introducing possible novel ways of treatment.

September 25, 2013 

Richard A. Lang, PhD

Dr. Lang is the Emma & Irving Goldman Scholar Endowed Chair in the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he is Director of the Visual Systems Group. He received his PhD from the University of Melbourne in 1987 and completed post-doctoral training under Nobel Prize winner J. Michael Bishop. Dr. Lang's research program specializes in wnt ligands in tumorigenesis, vascular regression and tissue regeneration, and lens induction and morphogenesis. Dr. Lang was the 2011 recipient of the Mentoring Achievement Award at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research Foundation.

November 6, 2013


Dr. Marilyn T. Miller, MD, MS

Dr. Marilyn T. Miller is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where she obtained her MD and MS degrees and clinical training in Ophthalmology and Pediatric Ophthalmology. Her research in congenital anomalies and teratogens led her to Sweden, where she later was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Goteborg (1998) for her involvement in clinical research in thalidomide embryopathy. Recognition for some of her many contributions include the Humanitarian Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Howe Medal from the American Ophthalmological Society (AOS) for "distinguished service to Ophthalmology.



2012 Schedule

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