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Alumni Event
By Emma Wells

Scheie Vision Summer 2018

The Department of Ophthalmology celebrated its 144th Anniversary at the Scheie Alumni Meeting this past April. The weekend provided an opportunity for alumni to reconnect with old friends and discuss the most current advances in ophthalmology research.

Friday and Saturday were packed with lectures and presentations of research and clinical case studies from each subspecialty. Topics spanned retinal degeneration, neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics, pediatric ophthalmology, glaucoma, retina, and cornea.  

The 2018 Honored Alumni Lecturer was Dr. Michael Kazim, who is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Surgery at Columbia University. Dr. Kazim delivered a captivating lecture titled “Evolution of the Precision Care of Optic Nerve Glioma.” Graham Quinn, MD, MSCE, a Professor of Ophthalmology at Penn and an Attending Surgeon at CHOP, gave an equally inspiring Annual David M. Kozart Memorial Lecture on “Retinopathy of Prematurity: Where are We Going and Why?” 

The Department continued its tradition of hosting a celebratory dinner at the Rittenhouse Hotel on Friday evening. The evening was filled with delicious food, lively conversation, and dancing with old friends and colleagues. Heartfelt speeches were given in honor of Dr. Quinn’s 40 years of service at Scheie and CHOP.   

Please save the dates of April 12 and 13 for the 2019 Scheie Alumni Weekend.

Many thanks to Course Director Stephen Orlin, MD, Course Co-Directors Alexander Brucker, MD and Vatinee Bunya, MD, Lea Bramnick, and Karen Cope-Scarfo for organizing this meeting.

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