RSS Coordinator(s):
  • Tetyana Schneider
Series date: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 12:00am to Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:59pm

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 expert presenters, including low vision organizations. The series includes translational research and its clinical applications with our new science and disease focused lectures. The inclusion of basic science research presentations in the Grand Rounds would 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 cases from multiple perspectives.

Target Audience

Ophthalmology and partnering clinical and research faculty (MD, DO, PhD), ophthalmology residents, fellows, medical students, undergraduate and graduate students, local and regional ophthalmologists, veterinary ophthalmologists, optometrists, nurses, technicians, and other clinic staff.

Planning Committee

Marilyn Kay, MD, ChairAndrew Thliveris, MD, PhDBikash Pattnaik, PhD, MPHILBecca Raven Uminowicz, Coordinator
Nader Sheibani, PhDKarina Conlin, ODJackie Roberts, CoordinatorTetyana Schneider, PhD, Coordinator




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™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 ICEP, that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest.  Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s).  

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

Disclosures for Planning Committee

Series location: 
HSLC, Room 1345
750 Highland Ave
Madison , WI 53705
United States
RSS Format: 
Grand Rounds
Live Stream Available: 
Global Objectives: 
  1. To increase knowledge of basic science research developments as these relate to explorations of a variety of eye diseases.
  2. To stimulate research-clinician dialogue and collaboration with researchers/scientists within the department as well as from other departments.
  3. To improve ability to provide patient-centered care and treatment of low vision.
  4. To enhance ability to use new strategies, instruments, and tools that are used to improve the quality of life of low vision patients.
  5. To increase knowledge about the mission and actions of regional community organizations that serve the low vision population and to encourage team work and collaboration.
Interprofessional RSS: 
Target Audience: 
Other Health Professional
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Credits Available: 
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours


Sessionsort descending Date
02/01/2019: Officer Barrett Erwin, Lower Campus Community Officer, UW-Madison Police Department, "Active Killer Response" 02/01/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
02/08/2019: Marshall Flax, MS, CLVT, COMS, "There and Back Again: Mobility with a Vision Impairment" 02/08/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
04/05/2019: Lisa Nguyen, DO, "Glaucoma Tube Erosion: The Ins and Outs"; Jacob Evans, MD, “Eyes, Ears, Neck, and Nose” 04/05/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
06/07/2019: Nader Sheibani, PhD, "Vitamin D and Regulation of Angiogenesis" ; Heather Potter, MD, "To Operate or Not to Operate—that is the Question: Reasons Cataract Surgeries get Cancelled" 06/07/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
07/12/2019: Carol L. Karp, MD, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, "Update on the Management of Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia" 07/12/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
08/02/2019: Mark Breazzano, MD, Columbia University Medical Center, "Utility of Ophthalmologic Screening for Candida Bloodstream Infections"; Pirro Hysi, MD, King’s College London, "Genetic Mechanisms Controlling Eye Growth and Development - a 'Big Data' 08/02/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
08/03/2018: Yasmin Bradfield, MD, "Optic Nerve Hypoplasia"; Melanie Schmitt, MD, "Inherited Retinal Degenerations: RPE65 Update" 08/03/2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
1/10/2020: Anna Momont, MD, "Email 101: Read it, deal with it, repeat"; Yanjun (Judy) Chen, MD, PhD, "The Effect of Modified Light in Medical Error Reduction in a University Intensive Care Unit (ICU)" 01/10/2020 - 7:00am to 8:00am
1/11/2019: Barbara Blodi, MD, "New Developments in the Treatment of Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)"; Michael Altaweel, MD, "Choroidal Metastases" 01/11/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am
1/17/2020: Sanbrita Mondal, OD; Mary Ann Roelke, OTR, Low Vision Rehabilitation: The OD/OT Connection (Optometry & Occupational Therapy)" 01/17/2020 - 7:00am to 8:00am