2011 Annual Meeting of the Memphis Eye Society


On Saturday, March 12, in the Freeman Auditorium of the UT Hamilton Eye Institute, the resoundingly successful Memphis Eye Society Annual Meeting took place. This year's event was highly attended, with an audience of over 75 physicians, residents, medical technicians, and students.

The event, sponsored by the Memphis Eye Society, UT Hamilton Eye Institute, and Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology, welcomed four guest lecturers: Michael W. Brennan, MD, past president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, now in private practice in Burlington, NC; oculoplastic specialist James W. Gigantelli, MD, FACS, professor of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE; cataract and refractive surgeon Warren E. Hill, MD, medical director of East Valley Ophthalmology in Mesa, AZ, and Banner Gateway Hospital in Gilbert, AZ; and glaucoma specialist Malik Y. Kahook, MD, associate professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado in Denver, CO.

Following their outstanding presentations, each guest lecturer received a commemorative award presented by UTHSC associate professor of Ophthalmology and director of Glaucoma Service, Sarwat Salim, MD, FACS, who served as program director for the annual meeting. At the end of the event, Steve Charles, MD, demonstrated an exciting new display system that allows audiences for the first time to view ophthalmic microsurgery with the critical dimension of depth via high-definition 3-D technology.

The sponsors are grateful to all participants and attendees of the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Memphis Eye Society.