August 8, 2019

Scientific program

Day 1 Friday

August 9, 2019

Meeting Registration 7-9 PM

Welcome Reception 7 – 9 PM


Friday, August 9, 2019:

7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast

8:30-8:45 Scientific Program Begins: Welcome and Opening Remarks: Drs. Bhavsar, Zakov, Matthews, Coney (MARE CONFERENCE HALL)

8:45 BMC Journal Surgery Video Challenge: Abdhish R. Bhavsar

8:45– 10:00 Free Papers I: Moderators: Malhar Soni, G. Phillip Matthews

8:45 Hussain Khaqan: Amniotic membrane graft for the treatment of giant refractory macular hole

8:55 Warren Laurita: Engaging Wolves

9:05 Ajla Pidro: A case study of choroideremia and choroideremia carrier

9:10 Hua Gao: Macular retinoschisis: Two extremes in the same spectrum?

9:20 Xiaoxi Qiao: Treatment of metformin is associated with reduced severity of diabetic retinopathy and intravitreal inflammation in diabetic patients

9:30 Zuhal Ozen Tunay: A Case with Impairment of Night Vision-The importance of Systemic Perspective

9:40 Abdhish R. Bhavsar, MD: Iris Fixation of PCIOLs and 4-Point Scleral Fixation of AKREOS AO60 PCIOL

9:50. Murat Oncel: Heads-Free! 3D Head Mounted Display System for Vitreoretinal Surgery "Robo Surgeon"

10:00 Tvrtka Benasic: Complement C5 Inhibition as a Potential Treatment for Geographyc Atrophy Secondary to Dry Age Related Macular Degeneration

10:10 Discussion

10:15 – 10:30 Retina Update from Industry

Harry Davis, Allergan

10:30 – 11:00 Break and Exhibitor Visits

11:00 – 12:00 Free Papers II: Natasa Draca, Ratko Lazic

11:00 Venkatadri Sampat: Diabetic Macular Edema Treatment Paradigm - What to know

11:10 Dhanashree Ratra: Functional and Structural retinal changes in early diabetic retiopathy and prediabetes- based on OCT angiography and multifocal ERG

11:20 Biljana Kostovska: Importance of thrombophilia screening in young patients with retinal vein occlusion

11:30 William J. Dunn: Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome with Multiple Systemic Manifestations

11:40 Discussion

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch (one drink included: choice of water/wine/juice/beer)

13:00 – 13:00 Welcome to Afternoon Session: Bhavsar

13:00 - 14:15 Free Papers III: Moderators: Joseph Coney, Sengul Ozdek

13:00 Mohamed Mahgoub: Submacular hemorrhage.

13:10 Hussain Khaqan: Plug the Pit; Novel Surgical technique for Optic Disc Pit associated Maculopathy and Macular Hole

13:15 Emin Özmert: Endoscope Assisted-Argus II epiretinal prosthesis implantation in patients with late-stage retinitis pigmentosa in order to decrease the complication rate

13:25 Sangeet Mittal: Management of posteriorly dislocated plate haptic IOLs - Different Strokes

13:35 Shobhit Chawla: The creepy crawly macular hole repair

13:45 Hussain Khaqan: Endoresection of Choroidal Hemangioma

13:50 Victor Gonzalez: The utility of lasers in the anti-VEGF era

14:00 Discussion

14:15 - 15:30 The Best of the EVRS Medical/Surgical Case Conference: Moderator: Sengul Ozdek; Panelists: Sherif Embabi, Ayman Madanat, Emin Ozmert, Ashraf Sharaway, Huseyin Khaqan

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee/Tea Break and Exhibitor Visits

16:00 - 16:30 Surgical Case Conference/Vit Buckle Society: Moderator: R. Ross Lakhanpal; Panelists: Matteo Forlini, Hua Gao, Joseph Coney, Ratko Lazic, Hugo Quiroz Mercado

16:30 – 17:30 Expert Panel: Vitreo-Retinal Society - India: Moderator: Shobhit Chawla; Panelists: Cyrus M Shroff, A Giridhar, N S Murlidhar, Sangeet Mittal

17:30 – 17:45 Sahenk Award

17:30 - 17: 35: Introduction - Abdhish R. Bhavsar, Sengul Ozdek

17:35 - 17:45 Emin Ozmert: Mesenchymal stem cells study in cases with dystrophic, degenerative and ischeamic retinal diseases: preliminary results

19:30 (note time change) Welcome Dinner VALA BEACH (rain location: Lenga Restaurant), Hotel Dubrovnik Palace

Group Photo

Scientific program

Day 2 Saturday

August 10, 2019

Saturday, August 10:

7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast

8:30 - 9:30 Free Papers IV: Moderators: Ratko Lazic, Malhar Soni (MARE CONFERENCE HALL)

8:30 Barbara Parolini Carbognin: New classification and management of myopic traction maculopathy

8:40 Sangeet Mittal: Safety & Efficacy of Povidone Iodine Infusion during Vitrectomy for Endophthalmitis

8:50 Michael Stewart: Treatment of Primary Retinal Detachments With Non-Drainage Scleral Buckles: Should This Be the Preferred Surgery?

9:00 xxxx

9:10 Hugo Quiroz-Mercado: Integrin Antagonism for DME

9:20 Discussion

9:30 - 10:30 Expert Panel: Pediatric Retina: Moderator: Sengul Ozdek; Panelists: Sunji Kusaka, Mohamed Mahgoub Mogazhi, Antonio Ciardelli, Zuhal Ozen Tunay

10:30 - 11:00 Tea/Coffee/Snack Break

11:00 – 12:00 Expert Panel: Controversies in Vitreo-Retinal diseases Management - Tell It Like It Is…: Moderator: Malhar Soni; Panelists: Abdhish R. Bhavsar, Barbara Parolini, Dhanashree Ratra, Vekatadri Sampat, Cyrus Shroff, Michael Stewart, Paris Tranos

12:00 - 13:00 Free Papers V: Moderators: Natasa Draca, Joseph Coney

12:00 Victor Gonzalez: The management of PDR in 2019

12:05 xxxx

12:15 Joseph Coney: Low-dose continuous steroid therapy for the treatment of diabetic macular edema

12:25 Malhar Soni: Phaco-Vitrectomy for Vireo-Retinal Diseases Management: Myths & Realities.

12:35 Naveenam Srinivasa Muralidhar: Intravitreal ziv-aflibercept in the treatment of refractory macular edema due to retinal vascular conditions: Our experience

12:45 Sangeet Mittal: Choroidal Blow-out During Silicon Oil Removal: A Unique Complication with Inadvertent Injection of Air in Supra-choroidal Space

12:50 Venkatadri Sampat: Remarkable results with Ocriplasmin in macular holes with vitreomacular traction

13:00 - 13:30 Closing/Feedback Remarks:

Drs. Bhavsar, Zakov, Matthews, Coney

Announcement of next meeting 2021

18:30 - 22:00 Farewell Reception at Hotel Excelsior and stroll through Old Town

18:30 Bus pick up at Hotel Dubrovnik Palace

18:45 Arrive at Hotel Excelsior for Cocktail Reception/Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres.

21:00 Stroll from Hotel Excelsior to Old Town

21:45 Bus pick up at Pile Gate to return to Hotel Dubrovnik Palace

22:00 Arrive at Hotel Dubrovnik Palace


Sunday, August 11, 2019