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

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What is the Duke fAVS Course, March 23, 2023?

The Duke fAVS meeting is an annual meeting geared toward first-year vitreoretinal fellows, medical retina fellows, and uveitis fellows training in North America. Space is also available for a limited number of international fellows. Extensive educational content includes medical and surgical panel discussions, surgical video tricks and tips, and an unparalleled wet lab experience with access to some of the latest technology and cutting-edge procedures with one-on-one faculty/fellow interaction.

The course also provides an opportunity for fellows to interact with world-renowned faculty, industry representatives, and senior colleagues in the field of retina. All fellows will have a unique opportunity to directly compare sustained release technology, implants, 3D visualization systems, microscopes, intraoperative OCT machines, vitrectomy machines, forceps, laser probes, subretinal delivery devices, and a range of other tools across manufacturers. Our goal is to make Duke fAVS a useful and practical course for retina fellows.

If you have attended the fAVS Course previously, you are welcome to attend, but the meeting is unable to cover your expenses. We are, however, pleased to offer a reduced registration fee.

 

22nd Annual Advanced Vitreous Surgery (AVS) Course

What is the Duke AVS Course, March 24-25, 2023

The Duke AVS Course, founded by Dr. Robert Machemer, is a biennial meeting open to all retina specialists around the world. The AVS course will showcase the latest in cutting-edge vitreoretinal surgical techniques, use of novel instrumentation and intraoperative visualization technology, as well as strategies to approach the most challenging surgical cases. The course consists of a series of lectures and interactive panel discussions led by distinguished invited speakers from across the world and Duke faculty members. Panel discussions will highlight different approaches in retinal detachment, macular surgery, and diabetic vitreoretinal surgery.

Surgical retina fellows are encouraged to submit a short surgical video (no more than 2 minutes in length) via file sharing systems to avs@medconfs.com no later than February 9, 2023. Five surgical videos will be selected for presentation at the meeting as part of surgical video discussion panels.

 

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology
Division Chief - Vitreoretinal Disease
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Vice Chair - Clinical Affairs
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Vice Chair - Clinical Research
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology