Annual Meeting of American Academy of Ophthalmology

Residents with Dr. Salim at AAO 2011 Drs. Brian Fowler, Sarwat Salim, Dan Bennett and Brian Jerkins at the AAO annual meeting in Orlando, Florida

In October, Department of Ophthalmology faculty and residents traveled to Orlando for the annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), and the American Orthoptics Council (AOC). Over 25,000 physicians and health professionals attend these meetings each year to present new research, transfer skills, and share knowledge.

Faculty members, residents and research staff representing the Hamilton Eye Institute attended events, presented scientific posters and participated in invited lectures and instructional courses. Several faculty members also served on special committees and moderated events at the meetings.

In addition, HEI professor Natalie C. Kerr, MD, FACS, was awarded the AAO Senior Achievement Award at the meeting, and associate professor Sarwat Salim, MD, FACS, received both an AAO Achievement Award and AAO Secretariat Award. We congratulate our faculty, residents and research staff on their many achievements at this year's meetings.