Tune In Virtually

Saturday, August 22, 2020 – 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM – EST

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Thursday, December 3, 2020 – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST



The Stanford Retina Innovation Summit will take place virtually over 3 sessions.  The summit series will focus exclusively on the latest, game-changing innovations in medical and surgical retina, imaging, and pharmacotherapy. Topics will include the latest retina pharmacotherapy clinical trials data, updates on artificial intelligence (AI) for diagnosis, advances in molecular surgery for the precision treatment of previously untreatable blinding diseases, and novel drug delivery technologies designed to improve patient care. The program will also focus on the role of imaging in determining new biomarkers for disease. Surgical innovation will be addressed in terms of new instrumentation, visualization enhancements, and image-guided surgery.

This meeting will showcase the journey and insights of leaders in retinal innovation, with the goal of equipping retina specialists to work collaboratively to solve unmet needs for our patients. The meeting also aims to inspire vitreoretinal surgical fellows to embrace innovation in the operating room and clinic, providing them with a forum to share their ideas and engage with mentors, potential investors, and industry colleagues.

Target Audience

  • Medical and Surgical Retina Specialists
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmologists
  • Retina Fellows in Training
  • Vision Researchers

Topic Highlights

  • Progress in Retina from Bench to Bedside: Diagnosis and Management
  • Retina Drug Innovation
  • Imaging Technology and Instrumentation
  • Emerging Company Showcase
  • Non-Dilutive Funding: Tips for Writing a Winning NEI SBIR / STTR Application
  • De-mystifying the Tech Transfer Office: Views from Silicon Valley
  • Clinical Insights and Strategies for Managing Inflammation in Gene Therapy and Other Novel Pharmacotherapies
  • Tools for Vitreoretinal Innovation in Academics and Private Practice
  • Innovation Insights: FDA Perspective


Program Co-Directors

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Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD

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Diana Do, MD


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Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, MSc

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Stephen Smith, MD


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David S. Boyer, MD
Retina-Vitreous Associates Medical Group
Beverly Hills, CA

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Victor Chong,  MBChB, MPhil, MD, FRCS, FRCOphth
University of Oxford
Headington, Oxford

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Eugene De Juan, MD,
UCSF Health
San Francisco, CA

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Dean Eliott, MD
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Boston, MA

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Nancy Holekamp, MD
Pepose Vision Institute
Chesterfield, MO

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Frank G. Holz, MD
University Hospital Bonn
Bonn, Germany


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Glenn J. Jaffe, MD
Duke Eye Center
Durham, NC


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Peter K. Kaiser, MD
Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

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Tushar M. Ranchod, MD
Bay Area Retina Associates
Walnut Creek, CA

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Philip Rosenfeld, MD, PhD
University of Miami Health
Miami, FL

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James Anthony Stefater, MD, PhD
Eye Health Services
East Weymouth, MA

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Tomasz P. Stryjewski, MD
Tallman Eye Associates
Cambridge, MA

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Cynthia A. Toth, MD
Duke Eye Center
Durham, NC

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Adnan Tufail, MBBS, MD FRCOphth
London Retina Associates
London, KY

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Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD
Retina Consultants of Houston
Houston, TX

Agenda Overview

*Detailed agenda coming soon.

Registration Fees

Physician, Retina Fellows and Studends

  • Free registration

Corporate Representative

  • Free registration


Sponsorship and Exhibit Information

For sponsorship and exhibit information, please contact Yaremi Koopot by email at ykoopot@ivistameded.com or by phone at +1-858-276-0003 for complete sponsorship opportunities and to request the program prospectus.

Accreditation Information

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and iVista Medical Education, Inc. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or danger in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and iVista Medical Education do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Credit Designation Statement

Global Education Group designates this activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon.

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