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June 6-8, 2019

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Meeting Sites

University at Buffalo:  Jacobs School of Medicine

NFTA-Metrorail provides access between the Marriott & Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The rail runs every 10 minutes. Here are the stations for each location: Marriott - Special Events Station & Jacobs School of Medicine - Allen Medical Campus Station.

Fare from the Marriott to the Jacobs School of Medicine is as follows:

Rail tickets may be purchased from vending machines at all stations. A one-way rail ticket allows for travel in one direction and costs $2 ($1 reduced). A two- way ticket allows for travel to and from a location (round trip) and costs $4($2 reduced). Valid Metro Day, Seven Day, 30 Day and Monthly passes can also serve as proof-of-payment. Metro vending machines accept U.S. coins, $1, $5, $10 or $20 bills.

Millenium Buffalo

For transportation between the Marriott and the Millenium we recommend carpooling or using a Ride Share such as Lyft. Links to Ride Shares are located in the transportation portion of this website below.

 
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2019 AACO Spring Meeting | Scientific Program

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY | June 6 – 8, 2019 

THURSDAY, JUNE 6
JACOBS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE | Room 2220a 

8:00 Registration & Poster Viewing 8:55 Welcome | Kyle Arnoldi 

Session 1: Everything Old is New Again! 

Moderator: Kyle Arnoldi 

9:00 Blinded Me with Science; and Failed Me in Biology! 

Kyle Arnoldi 

9:15 Review of the PEDIG Studies of Dichoptic Therapy for Amblyopia 

Samantha Pape 

9:30 Luminopia Medical Software Therapeutic Application in Children 

Kaila Bishop 

9:45 Bad for the Mind. But is it Bad for the Eyes? 

Lauren Marzoas 

10:00 The Future of Dichoptic Therapy 

Nicholas Sala II 

10:15 Discussion of Previous Papers 

10:30 MORNINGBREAK
& Poster Viewing - Authors Present

Session 2: Diplopia in Adults: A Panel Discussion. 

Moderator: Kyle Arnoldi
Panelists: Nikki Batra, Rachael Jenkins,Cindy Pritchard, Gill Roper-Hall 

10:45 Case #1 Rachel Noles

11:00 Case #2 Elena Francis

11:15 Case #3 Kyle Arnoldi

1:30 Discussion: Pearls and Pitfalls in the 

Evaluation of Adults with Strabismus 

11:45 LUNCHBREAK
with Regional Business Meetings 

Session 3: Neuro-Strabismus 

Moderator: Nikki Batra 

1:00 The Use of OCT in the Assessment of Ocular Torsion 

Gill Roper-Hall

1:15 Things Are Not Always What They Seem 

Beth Colon 

1:30 Atypical Strabismus Presentation Due to Giant Cell Arteritis 

Pimproon Ploysangum 

1:45 Ear Pain and Diplopia 

Rachael Jenkins 

2:00 Divergence Insufficiency and the Sagging Eye Syndrome 

Frances Pantano-Abele 

2:15 Discussion of Previous Papers

2:30 AFTERNOONBREAK 

Session 4: OrthOPTICS! 

Moderator: Nicholas Sala II 

2:45 Esotropia in the Setting of High Myopia 

Justyna Szczygiel 

3:00 Determination of Prism Power in Adults with Diplopia 

Alex Christoff 

3:15 Calculation of the Near Add 

Virginia Karlsson 

3:30 Size Matters! Angular Magnification & its Importance in Sensory Testing Kyle Arnoldi 

3:45 Discussion of Previous PapersSession 5: Strabismus Surgery 

Moderator: Jo Harrington 

4:00 Shifty Strabismus Surgery 

Nicholas Sala 

4:15 Slipped Muscles. Don’t Get Lost! 

Michele Harn 

4:30 Surgery for Small Angle Strabismus 

Andrew Reynolds 

4:45 Discussion of Previous Papers


5:00 END OF THURSDAY SESSIONS (1)

6:00 Opening Reception: The Draft Room 

FRIDAY, JUNE 7
MILLENNIUM HOTEL | 2040 WALDEN AVE, CHEEKTOWAGA, NY 

8:00 Registration

8:30 Welcome | James Reynolds 

Session 1 

Moderator: James Reynolds 

8:45 Creating a Dynamic and Interactive Platform for Learning Clinical Optics 

Amani Ahmed 

9:00 Effect of Enchroma Filter on Color Vision 

Brandon Clair 

9:15 Association of Ambient Air Pollution with ARMD 

Henry Lin 

9:30 The Stuff I Never Learned in Buffalo 

Jerald Bovino 

10:00 Ranibuzumab for the Treatment of ROP: 24-week Results 

James Reynolds 

10:15 Discussion of Previous Papers 10:30 MORNINGBREAK 

Session 2 

Moderator: James Reynolds 

10:45 Injection Treatment of Strabismus 

Alan Scott 

11:15 Update on Thyroid Eye Disease 

Andrew Reynolds 

11:30 Can Providers Rely on IOP Measurements by Tonopen? 

Asher Weiner 

11:45 Discussion of Previous Papers 12:00 LUNCH 

Session 3 

Moderator: James Reynolds 

1:15 Tenotomy and Other Surgical Methods 

Alan Scott 

1:45 Treatment of Ischemia of the Choroid 

D. Jackson Coleman 

2:15 Improved Therapeutic Intervention for Smith-Lemli-Opitz Disease 

Steven Fliesler 

2:30 Pediatric Vision Screening: Methods & Policy 

John Lillvis 

2:45 Discussion of Previous Papers

3:00 END OF FRIDAY SESSION (2)

SATURDAY, JUNE 8
JACOBS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE | Room 2220a 

Session 1: Howe Medal Lecture 

8:00 The Development of Botox for Use in the Management of Strabismus Alan Scott 

Session 2: Eyes on UB 

Moderator: Samantha Pape 

8:30 Hereditary Retinal Degenerations 

Jack Sullivan 

8:45 Inherited Retinal Degenerations:
Practical Lessons from Pediatric Perspective John Lillvis 

9:00 State of the Ophthalmic Arts: China 

Steven Fliesler 

9:15 Direction & Misdirection: Preoperative PAT 

Kyle Arnoldi 

9:30 Discussion of Previous Papers 

9:45 MORNINGBREAK 

Session 3: Grand Rounds, Orthoptic Style! 

Moderator: Rachael Jenkins 

10:00 Nystagmus with Alternating Head Turns 

Cindy Pritchard 

10:15 A Complicated DHD Case Presentation 

Shelley Klein 

10:30 After 40+ Years... NEW Syndromes?! 

Elizabeth Hampton 

10:45 Pediatric Glaucoma for the Orthoptist 

Virginia Karlsson 

11:00 Calculating Prism & Residual Power for Oblique Strabismus 

J Snow 

11:15 Discussion of Previous Papers 

Session 3: Orthoptic Jeopardy! 

11:30 Orthoptic Jeopardy! 

Kyle Arnoldi & Meeting Attendees 

12:15 END OF SATURDAY SESSION (3)

SCIENTIFIC MEETING ADJOURNED 

1 This course has been granted 7.00 CEC by the American Orthoptic Council and 6.00 CEC by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology. This course is not sponsored by the AOC or JCAHPO; only reviewed for compliance with standards and criteria and will be awarded continuing education credit accordingly. Therefore, AOC and JCAHPO cannot predict the effectiveness of the program or assure its quality in substance and presentation.

2This course has been granted 4.75 CEC by the American Orthoptic Council and 4.75 CEC by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology. This course is not sponsored by the AOC or JCAHPO; only reviewed for compliance with standards and criteria and will be awarded continuing education credit accordingly. Therefore, AOC and JCAHPO cannot predict the effectiveness of the program or assure its quality in substance and presentation. 

3 This course has been granted 4.00 CEC by the American Orthoptic Council and 4.00 CEC by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology. This course is not sponsored by the AOC or JCAHPO; only reviewed for compliance with standards and criteria and will be awarded continuing education credit accordingly. Therefore, AOC and JCAHPO cannot predict the effectiveness of the program or assure its quality in substance and presentation. 

 
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Guest Speaker

The Ross Eye Institute and the Buffalo Ophthalmologic society are pleased to announce our Special Invited Speaker:

Alan B. Scott, MD

Alan B. Scott, MD

Alan B. Scott, MD

Alan B. Scott, founding member and former director (1982-2004) of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, has practiced adult and pediatric ophthalmology for more than 50 years and is best known for his groundbreaking work in developing and manufacturing botulinum toxin type A for strabismus. More recently, he has been working with bupivacaine to strengthen extraocular muscles.  

Dr. Scott founded the Strabismus Research Foundation in 2013, where he continues to work as a senior scientist. He has published dozens of articles and papers, and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Linksz Medal (International Strabismus Association), the Proctor Medal (Association for Vision and Research in Ophthalmology), the Parks Silver Medal (American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus), the Lifetime Achievement Award (International Toxin Association), and the Senior Award (American Academy of Ophthalmology).  We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Scott will be awarded the 2019 Lucien Howe Medal at our meeting in June!

 
 
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Accommodations

Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER

A block of rooms has been reserved For meeting attendees, speakers and guests. click the following link by may 5, 2019 to take advantage of this great low price and save your spot.

Reserve a room

 
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Transportation

Here are the best ways to get around Buffalo

Air: Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Ground: Uber, Lyft, NFTA (Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority), Various Taxi & Rental Car options also available.

Host hotel address: Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER 95 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14203

NFTA-Metrorail provides access between the Marriott, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Sahlen Field. The rail runs every 10 minutes. Here are the stations for each location: Marriott - Special Events Station, Jacobs School of Medicine - Allen Medical Campus Station & Sahlen Field - Seneca Station. Fare between the Marriott and Sahlen field is FREE.

Fare from the Marriott to the Jacobs School of Medicine is as follows:

Rail tickets may be purchased from vending machines at all stations. A one-way rail ticket allows for travel in one direction and costs $2 ($1 reduced). A two- way ticket allows for travel to and from a location (round trip) and costs $4($2 reduced). Valid Metro Day, Seven Day, 30 Day and Monthly passes can also serve as proof-of-payment. Metro vending machines accept U.S. coins, $1, $5, $10 or $20 bills.

 
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Entertainment & Social Activities

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

Orthoptics in “the Buff” Opening Reception

The Draft Room
Inside Labatt House
79 Perry Street, Buffalo, NY 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
(open bar until 8:00 pm)

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

Buffalo Bisons vs. Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (Triple-A minor league baseball)

Sahlen Field, James D. Griffin Plaza Buffalo, NY 14203

Tickets $25 per person, includes seat, hot dog, popcorn and a soda.

“The One Where We Salute a Sitcom” theme night, celebrating the 25th anniversary of FRIENDS.

5 – 6:30 pm
7:05 pm - Post-game Fireworks Show

NFTA-Metrorail provides access between the Marriott & Sahlen Field. The rail runs every 10 minutes. Here are the stations for each location: Marriott - Special Events Station & Sahlen Field - Seneca Station. Fare between the Marriott and Sahlen field is FREE.


I made it to Buffalo, now what do I do?

Wondering what things there are to do while your visiting Buffalo? Look no further. We’ve put together a list of Activities & Events happening in the area June 6-9th.

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