Duke Advanced Vitreous Surgery Courses

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6th Duke fAVS Course: Virtual Edition

This virtual course is free to attend and geared towards all vitreoretinal, medical retina, and uveitis fellows.

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Session 1: September 24, 2020 (8-10 PM ET)
Session 2: October 8, 2020 (8-10 PM ET)
Session 3: October 22, 2020 (8-10 PM ET)
Guest Faculty
Kimberly A. Drenser, MD, PhD
Sunir J. Garg, MD
James T. Handa, MD
Nancy M. Holekamp, MD
Daniel F. Martin, MD
Daniel M. Schwartz, MD
Lucia Sobrin, MD, MPH
Nadia K. Waheed, MD, MPH
Scott D. Walter, MD, MSc
Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD
Duke Faculty
Lejla Vajzovic, MD (Course Director)
Xi Chen, MD, PhD (Course Co-chair)
Dilraj S. Grewal, MD (Course Co-chair)
Durga S. Borkar, MD (Course Co-chair)
Yousef Aldairy, MD
Michael J. Allingham, MD, PhD
Scott W. Cousins, MD
Sharon Fekrat, MD, FACS
Majda Hadziahmetovic, MD
Alessandro Iannaccone, MD, MS, FARVO
Glenn J. Jaffe, MD
Eleonora G. Lad, MD, PhD
Miguel A. Materin, MD
Priyatham S. Mettu, MD
Eric A. Postel, MD
Stefanie G. Schuman, MD
Cynthia A. Toth, MD


fAVS Highlights

  • New devices in the vitreoretinal surgery pipeline
  • New drugs in the medical retina pipeline
  • How to collaborate with industry and get involved in trials
  • Interpreting clinical trial design and outcomes
  • The device development lifecycle
  • Telemedicine and telehealth
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Surgical and Medical retina panels
  • Fellow-presented cases and surgical videos
  • How to achieve academic success in ophthalmology
  • What to look for in a managed care organization job
  • Real-world retina: job search in the COVID-19 era, lawsuits, contract negotiations
  • Academia vs private practice vs private equity jobs
  • Life after fellowship

22nd Duke AVS

April 16-17, 2021
Duke Eye Center, Durham, NC

AVS Highlights

  • Discuss traumas, macular holes, retinal vascular diseases and management of complicated surgeries via discussion, case presentations and panels
  • Various approaches to treatment of retinal detachments
  • Discuss these various and complex aspects including gas concentration, external drainage, and management of macula on and off rhegma - togenous retinal detachment