New Frontiers in Ophthalmology 2021 Virtual Meeting – Thursday 16th September, 6pm to 8pm

IX New Frontiers in Ophthalmology Online Meeting

Thursday 16th September 2021, 6pm to 8pm

Following the success of our 2020 Virtual Meeting, we would like to invite you to join us for the IX New Frontiers in Ophthalmology Meeting, taking place online, Thursday 16th September from 6pm.

Chaired by Professor Billy Power of the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin, our meeting this year will provide a focus on Refractive Surgery.

With internationally renowned expert speakers joining us from Boston Mass Eye and Ear Hospital and The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, an exciting and topical meeting is assured, and we look forward to hosting this key educational forum for our colleagues.



A photograph of James ChodoshJames Chodosh MD, MPH

Associate Director, Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Associate Chief of Ophthalmology Education Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Edith Ives Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

James Chodosh, MD, MPH is the Edith Ives Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School (HMS).  He serves as Vice Chair for Education, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Director of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service, Associate Director of the Infectious Disease Institute, Director of Boston Keratoprosthesis, and Director of the Ocular Burn Service at Mass. Eye and Ear, an HMS affiliate.  He is also a member of the HMS PhD Program in Virology.  He completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine, clinical fellowship in Corneal Diseases at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, postdoctoral research fellowship in Virology & Molecular Biology and Infectious Diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Masters of Public Health degree at the University of Oklahoma.  Heis a recipient of the Alcon Research Institute Award and four awards for Research to Prevent Blindness.  He served as Chair of the Anterior Eye Disease NIH Study Section, on the National Advisory Eye Council for the NIH, and is currently Chair of the FDA Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee.  Dr Chodosh has published over 350 peer reviewed papers and book chapters and was co-Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Ophthalmology.  He has personally trained over 60 clinical cornea fellows.  He is internationally known and respected for his work on viral genomics and pathogenesis, and his basic research program has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1996. He is the senior author for the Americal Academy of Ophthalmology web pages on COVID-19, which have garnered over 1.5 million views.  His primary clinical interests include infectious eye disease, ocular chemical injury, Stevens Johnson syndrome, and the restoration of seemingly hopeless cases of corneal blindness with the Boston keratoprosthesis.


A photograph of Angie E. WenAngie E. Wen, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Cornea External Disease and Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cornea Fellowship Program Director, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

Angie E. Wen MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in the latest advanced corneal transplantation and cataract surgery techniques.  She also performs LASIK and other refractive surgery, as well as anterior segment and ocular surface reconstruction.  Dr Wen is a graduate of the combined BA/MD program at Northwestern University and completed her residency training in Ophthalmology at the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, Michigan.  She went on to pursue Cornea fellowship training at the Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University in New York City.

Dr Wen is a member of the full-time Ophthalmology Faculty Practice at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.  She has trained many generations of future eye surgeons, serving as the current Cornea Fellowship Director at NYEE of MS, as well as a Resident Clinical Instructor at Columbia University and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at SUNY Downstate in the past.  Dr Wen’s research interests include ocular surface disease, surgical techniques and clinical outcomes.  She has authored multiple articles and book chapters and sits on the Medical Advisory Board of the Eye Bank of New York, as well as serves a content writer and examiner for the Americal Board of Ophthalmology.  She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, among others.

A photograph of Richard RosenRichard Rosen, MD, FACS, FASRS, CRA

Professor and Vice Chairman, Surgeon Director, Chief of Retinal Services, Director of Research, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Dr Richard Rosen joined the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) in July 1986, as an Ophthalmology resident.  He had previous training as a professional photographer and ophthalmic photographer for Dr Morton Rosenthal and is a long-time member of the Ophthalmic Photographers Society achieving Certified Retinal Angiographer status.  During his time at NYEE, Dr Rosen has been mainstay of the teaching program and has been honoured by graduating residents on numerous occasions for his devotion and dedication to teaching and patient care.  During his fellowship Dr Rosen served as Director of Medical Student Education and went on to serve as Program Director for the Department of Ophthalmology from 1992-2002.  In 2002 he was named Vice-Chair of the Department and Director of Research and Surgeon-Director, Ophthalmology.  Dr Rosen has maintained a wide interest in vision and has been involved in basic science, translational and clinical projects.  He has numerous grants especially in Retinal Imaging where he has achieved a well-deserved international reputation.  He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, numerous abstracts and lectures extensively locally, nationally and internationally.


GMT 6.00pm – 6.05pm

Chair, Professor Billy Power, Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital Welcome and Introduction

GMT 6.05pm – 6.35pm

Dr James Chodosh, Associate Director, Cornea & Refractive Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital ‘Boston Keratoprosthesis:  Present and Future’

GMT 6.35pm – 6.45pm


GMT 6.45pm – 7.05pm

Dr. Angie E Wen, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai ‘Multifocal IOLs:  An Array of Options’

GMT 7.05pm – 7.25pm

Dr. Richard Rosen, Vice Chairman & Surgeon Director, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai ‘Advancing Ophthalmic Surgery – The Promise of Robotics’

GMT 7.25pm – 7.55pm

Panel & Audience Virtual Roundtable
Dr. Angie E Wen. Dr. Richard Rosen
Professor Billy Power
Moderator: Professor Conor Murphy, Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital

GMT 7.55pm

Chair, Professor Billy Power, Closing Remarks


CME will be awarded for this meeting

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