Buffalo, New York

June 6-8, 2019

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Program Features

Thursday, june 6

Adult Strabismus Panel Discussion

  • MD and CO orthoptists tackling complex adult strabismus

Everything Old is New Again:  Dichoptic Therapy for Amblyopia

  • Optometric origins of the resurrection of dichoptic therapy

  • Multi-center study results:  PEDIG and BRAVO

  • The clinical experience:  real results, impressions, and conclusions

Orthoptic Jeopardy!

  • Interactive game show featuring various categories of orthoptic-based trivia!  Everything in the Syllabus and Core Competency documents is fair game.  Prize basket awarded for the winner!

Interactive Poster Session

  • For those who have an interesting case, series, or study, but would rather avoid the podium, this session is for you!  


  • Presentations on the application of geometric, physical, and ophthalmic optics to orthoptic practice.

Friday, june 7

The UB/Ross Eye Institute June Conference:  Pediatric Ophthalmology

Saturday, june 8

Medical Management of Strabismus and Ocular Motility Disorders

  • Presentations on injectables (Botox, Bupivacaine) featuring Guest Lecturer, Alan Scott, MD

  • Topical medications (eye drops) for strabismus and amblyopia:  old and new

  • Systemic medications for the management of nystagmus

From the Bench to the Exam Chair:  Translational Medicine for the Orthoptist and Pediatric Ophthalmologist


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!



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.

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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 allow provides access between the Marriott, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Sahlen Field


Entertainment & Social Activities

Play Ball!

Friday, June 7: Lehigh valley iron pigs vs. buffalo bisons

Location: Sahlen Field Home of the Buffalo bisons

Time: 7:05PM (5-6:30PM Happy Hour Specials in the park)

What is Included: Blocked Seating, Hot dog & Soda, Fireworks,Friends Tribute Night, Happy hour Specials

Price: $25 Per Person

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