RSS Coordinator(s):
Series date: 
07/01/2022 - 12:00am CDT to 12/31/2022 - 11:59am CST

Series Overview

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Grand Rounds provides a forum for discussion of interesting cases of ophthalmic diseases as seen through the lens of clinical care, research, and education. Residents, fellows and faculty engage in weekly presentations with the goal of providing healthcare professionals with enhanced knowledge as well as new strategies that will lead to modified practice and improved patient outcomes. Each year, our Grand Rounds welcomes a number of international and national visiting professors as well as regional experts, including on the topics of low vision, public health, faculty development, wellness, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Our Grand Rounds' series of Frontiers in Vision Research includes translational research and its clinical applications with our new science and disease-focused lectures. The inclusion of these basic science research presentations in the Grand Rounds translate into four full-hour-long sessions, consisting of a combination of two research-clinical presentations and two purely research presentations. Participation by clinicians, scientists, residents, fellows, medical students, clinic staff and other employees is encouraged to allow for rich discussion on clinical, research and education topics from multiple perspectives. 

Target Audience

MD/DO, Social Workers, Residents and Fellows, Researchers, PhDs, Optometrists (OD), Technicians, Medical Assistants, Low Vision Specialists, Support Staff/Admin Staff, and Students.

Planning Committee

Daniel Knoch, MD, CoordinatorDavid Pillath, CoordinatorTetyana Schneider, PhDNader Sheibani, PhD
Andrew Thliveris, MD, PhDKarina Conlin, ODBikash Pattnaik, PhD, MPHChintan Pathak, MD


Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO) - (for select sessions - see session page for details)

This program has been accredited for 1.0 IJCAHPO CE credits. This program is not sponsored by IJCAHPO; it is only reviewed for compliance with IJCAHPO standards and criteria and awarded continuing education credit accordingly; therefore, IJCAHPO cannot predict the effectiveness of the program or assure its quality in substance and presentation.

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1 hour.


It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) to identify, mitigate and disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* held by the  speakers/presenters, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this accredited continuing education (CE).  In addition, speakers, presenters and authors must disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation. For this accredited continuing education activity, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated and detailed disclosures are listed below.

* Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

Detailed disclosures will be available prior to the start of the activity.

Disclosures for Planning Committee



  • Patient Care and Procedural Skills

  • Medical Knowledge

  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Systems-Based Practice


  • Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice

  • Interprofessional Communication

  • Teams and Teamwork


  • Address Health Disparities

  • Value Diversity in the Clinical Encounter


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Series location: 
In-person and Virtually
750 Highland Avenue (HSLC)
Room 1345 (or otherwise noted)
Madison, WI 53705
United States
RSS Format: 
Grand Rounds
Live Stream Available: 
Global Objectives: 

As a result of participation in this educational series, members of the healthcare team will be able to:

  1. Describe basic science research developments as these relate to explorations of a variety of eye diseases
  2. Stimulate research-clinician dialogue and collaboration with researchers/scientists within the department as well as from other departments and institutions nationally and internationally
  3. Advance collaborative, patient-centered care in saving and preserving sight locally and globally
  4. Discuss new strategies, instruments, and tools that are used to improve the outcomes for patients with ophthalmic conditions and/or low vision
  5. Examine personal biases and systemic disparities to be accountable for the impact of words and actions on others and the impact on our ability to create a culture of antiracism and inclusion\
  6. Identify tools and strategies to increase communication across eyecare professions and other healthcare roles
Interprofessional RSS: 
Intended Audience: 
Social Worker
Other Health Professional
Other not specified
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Pediatrics – ­General
Credits Available: 
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours