Duke Advanced Vitreous Surgery Courses


7th Annual Duke Fellows Advanced Vitreous Surgery (fAVS) Course: Virtual Edition

This virtual course is free to attend and is intended for vitreoretinal, medical retina, and uveitis fellows.
  • Session 1: April 1, 2021 (8:00 – 11:00 PM ET) 
  • Session 2: April 15, 2021 (8:00 – 11:00 PM ET) 
  • Session 3: April 29, 2021 (8:00 – 11:00 PM ET) 

Surgical Video Case Submissions

Surgical retina fellows are encouraged to submit a short surgical video for presentation at the meeting as part of a surgical video discussion panel; five videos will be selected. Details for submission are as follows:

  • Videos should be no more than 2 minutes in length and include pre/post images
  • Videos should not have been previously presented
  • Winners will be asked to pre-record a 2-minute presentation and invited to join live for the panel discussion
  • Upload your submission via avs@medconfs.com (NOTE: the filename should indicate your full name – e.g., TracySmith)
  • Submissions due by March 5, 2021

Attendance Award

All North American fellows who attend all three virtual sessions will receive either a copy of “The Duke Manual of Vitreoretinal Surgery” or “The Handbook of Pediatric Retinal OCT and the Eye-Brain Connection” at the conclusion of this virtual series!





Diamond Plus
Alcon Vision, LLC
Allergan, Inc.
Bausch + Lomb
Castle Biosciences
Gemini Therapeutics
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Adverum Biotechnologies
Apellis Pharmaceuticals
Clearside Biomedical 
Notal Vision
Dutch Ophthalmic USA
EyePoint Pharmaceuticals
Genentech, Inc.
Heidelberg Engineering
Ocular Therapeutix
OCULUS Surgical, Inc.

8th Annual Duke Fellows Advanced Vitreous Surgery (fAVS) Course

May 20-21, 2022
Duke Eye Center

9th Annual Duke Fellows Advanced Vitreous Surgery (fAVS) Course/Advanced Vitreous (AVS) Course 

March 23-25, 2023
Washington Duke Inn - Durham, NC