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Investigating Issues in Ophthalmology

Phillips Eye Institute

Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM (CDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Physicians Ended $175.00 $0.00
Non-Physicians Ended $65.00 $0.00
Fellows / Residents Ended $65.00 $0.00

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The 2019 Phillips Eye Institute Fall Conference is designed to provide educational and clinical value for all ophthalmologists, including students, residents, fellows, and those in all practice settings, as well as nurses, ophthalmic technicians, assistants, and other associated ophthalmic personnel. The conference will feature three notable guest speakers who have presented nationally and internationally. There will be two main sessions, each consisting of didactic lectures and a panel discussion with question/answer sessions to learn from the experts. A course syllabus, breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Upon completion of the conference, attendees should be able to:

  • Discuss the many options available in the treatment of noninfectious posterior segment uveitis.
  • Describe how to better diagnose infectious uveitis.
  • Understand and discuss the global impact of presbyopia.
  • Discuss the selection and management of refractive cataract patients and address unique surgical issues intraoperatively.
  • Describe the pathophysiology of thyroid eye disease and discuss the current medical treatment and indications for surgical intervention of these patients.
  • Demonstrate the common facial dystonia encountered by eye care providers and discuss the functional and cosmetic use of Botox.
  • Describe the various structural and systemic causes for tearing.





Mark S. Hansen, MD

Attending Physician, Phillips Eye Institute

Minnesota Eye Consultants


Amanda C. Maltry, MD

Attending Physician, Phillips Eye Institute

University of MN Hospitals & Clinics





Geoffrey G. Emerson, MD

Medical Director, Phillips Eye Institute

Attending Physician, Phillips Eye Institute


D. Wilkin Parke, III, MD

Education Committee, Chair

Attending Physician, Phillips Eye Institute

VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA


Margaret M. Watry, RN, MBA

Director, Patient Care Services

Phillips Eye Institute


Marsha R. Bell

Physician Services, Conference Coordinator

Phillips Eye Institute






 Registration – Continental Breakfast – Exhibits


 Welcome & Introductions


 The MUST Study
 Thomas A. Albini, MD


 Management of Thyroid Eye Disease
 Keith D. Carter, MD


 Presbyopia Correction: Better On the Face or In the Eye?
 Daniel H. Chang, MD


 Developments in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Uveitis
 Thomas A. Albini, MD


 Facial Dystonia for the Ophthalmologists
 Keith D. Carter, MD


 Panel Discussion / Question & Answer


 Break, Brunch and Exhibits


 Presbyopia Correction and Cataract Surgery: Does Visual Quality Have to Be  Compromised?
 Daniel H. Chang, MD


 The Stem Cell Revolution – What We Can Learn from the Unproven Use of Stem
 Cells to Treat Eye Disease

 Thomas A. Albini, MD


 The Challenge of the Tearing Patient
 Keith D. Carter, MD


 Management of Refractive Cataract Patients
 Daniel H. Chang, MD


 Panel Discussion / Question & Answer







Thomas A. Albini, MD
Miami, FL

Thomas A. Albini, MD


Dr. Thomas A. Albini received a Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Princeton University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed an ophthalmology residency at Doheny Eye Institute of the University of Southern California. He then completed a uveitis clinical and research fellowship at Doheny Eye Institute and a vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Cullen Eye Institute of the Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Albini currently is Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL and serves as director of the vitreoretinal surgery fellowship. His research interests include treatment and diagnosis of uveitis and macular disorders. He has recently published multiple papers on the risks of alternative, unproven “stem cell” therapies for eye disorders, leading to significant changes in US federal policy. He is a member of numerous professional and honorary societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, The Retina Society, the Macula Society, the Club Jules Gonin, the American Uveitis Society and the International Uveitis Study Group. He served as president of the Vit-Buckle Society. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Society of Retina Specialists’ web site for 4 years. Dr. Albini has received numerous awards including an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Senior Achievement Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists. He has authored over 130 peer-reviewed articles on clinical and experimental topics in vitreoretinal disease and uveitis.


Keith D. Carter, MD
Iowa City, IA

Keith D. Carter, MD


Dr. Keith D. Carter is the Lillian C. O'Brien and Dr. C.S. O'Brien Chair in Ophthalmology and Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He is past President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and past President of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Carter earned a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from Purdue University and a medical degree from Indiana University. He completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Michigan, and completed a fellowship in oculoplastic and orbital surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Carter has been a faculty member at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics since 1988 and was appointed Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences on January 1, 2006. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American College of Surgeons. He has trained 20 oculoplastic fellows. Dr. Carter specializes in oculoplastic surgery and has conducted an extremely busy clinical and surgical practice for the past 28 years. He has been listed as one of America’s Top Doctors numerous years.


Daniel H. Chang, MD,
Bakersfield, CA

Daniel H. Chang, MD 


Dr. Daniel H. Chang is a board certified ophthalmologist who graduated with honors from the California Institute of Technology. He received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Chang completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Emory University and a cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at Minnesota Eye Consultants.

Dr. Chang has performed ten thousand successful LASIK, PRK, and cataract procedures. He is Managing Partner at Empire Eye and Laser Center, Medical Director of Empire Surgery Center and Preside of Empire Management Group in Bakersfield, California. He is a founding member and President of the Board of Directors for Advanced Center for Eyecare, a non-profit clinic that provides medical and surgical care to uninsured and underinsured people in Central California. He also co-founded ACE Global, a non-profit that develops and promotes sustainable eye care in underserved communities internationally. Dr. Chang has been a member of the editorial advisory board of “Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today” since 2016. He has authored numerous articles and publications on lasers, refractive surgery, and advanced intraocular lenses. He has been principal investigator on dozens of Phase III and Phase IV FDA clinical trials. Dr. Chang lectures regularly at educational and professional meetings from the local through the international level, and he trains and advises other surgeons from around the world on vision correction technology. He received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Award in 2016.




Allina Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Allina Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for 4.5 hours of credit. However, the nurse is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Please Note: Continuing medical education credits (ACCME) are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) for certification renewal if the content is applicable to the area of certification. Continuing education hours approved by the ACCME meet the ANCC-accredited continuing nursing education (CNE) criteria.



Individuals representing other professional disciplines may submit course materials and the Evidence of Attendance to their respective professional associations for continuing education credit.



The registration fee includes continuing education credit, course registration, course materials, breakfast and lunch.



Hyatt Regency Hotel

3200 East 81st Street

Bloomington, MN 55425

Adjacent parking lot, no fee.



Rooms may be reserved at the discounted price of $107.00 online here, or by directly contacting the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bloomington, MN at 952-922-1234 or 1-800-233-1234. Indicate that you are reserving a room for the Phillips Eye Institute room block.

Final day to make your reservations for this hotel group rate is September 6, 2019.




It is the policy of Allina Health Learning & Development to provide balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities. All faculty and planning committee members participating in sponsored activities and/or their spouses or partners are required to disclose to the conference audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of this activity.




The sponsors of this conference are fully committed to accommodating the special needs of participants and will do everything possible for requests called in at least seven days in advance of the start date to Marsha Bell at 612-775-8945. Accommodations or special needs requests after that timeframe cannot be guaranteed.




Tuition is refundable (less a 25 percent handling fee) if cancellation is received in writing by September 12, 2019. No refunds are available after that date.




Phillips Eye Institute Fall Conference

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel - Bloomington, MN 55425


$175.00 Physicians  

$ 65.00 Non Physicians / Fellows / Residents


Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 12, 2019


Download registration form For attendees NOT registering online.


Mail, E-mail or Fax Registration to:  

Marsha Bell - Phillips Eye Institute
2215 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-775-8945 office
612-775-9601 FAX


Questions? Please contact Marsha Bell

Have questions about Investigating Issues in Ophthalmology? Contact Phillips Eye Institute

When & Where

Hyatt Regency Hotel
3200 E 81st St
Bloomington, MN 55425

Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM (CDT)

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The Phillips Eye Institute integrates the latest diagnostic, treatment and surgical technologies, a staff dedicated solely to ophthalmic care, and the expertise of affiliated ophthalmologists. This exceptional team ensures that patients receive compassionate and quality eye care and they are committed to preserving, protecting, and restoring vision.


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