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August 2016

Webinar: Emerging Diseases in Ophthalmology: Ebola and Zika Viruses


Date: August 17, 2016

Time: 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

Cost: $75 for Academy members, $110 for non-members

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is hosting a live webinar on the Ebola and Zika viruses and their impact on ocular health in August. This webinar is designed for comprehensive ophthalmologists and pediatric ophthalmologists, but can help every ophthalmologist act quickly for the best outcomes.

In recent years, both infectious diseases have emerged as major global public health crises that can cause blindness or visual impairment. This panel of experts brings together the nation’s top experts who are fighting and studying the diseases on the front globally in the world.

Participants can Increase their understanding of how Ebola and Zika affect the eyes and how to evaluate and manage patients who may contract the diseases.

Using case studies, videos and interactive audience tools, this expert-led webinar will:

  • • Review what is known about the pathogenesis of ocular involvement;
  • • Discuss the signs and symptoms of acute and chronic infection;
  • • Share the best ways to diagnose and treat infection;
  • • Offer expert guidance on how to manage patients;
  • • Provide opportunities to interact with presenters and other attendees.

• CME: Physicians can earn up to 1.5 CME credit for this live webinar. (Only the person who registers for the webinar will receive the CME credit.)

Those who cannot attend the live session can watch a recorded version of the webinar. It will be available for purchase on demand starting Aug. 31.


  • Steven Yeh, M.D., Emory Eye Center professor of ophthalmology and author of a seminal paper on the ocular effects of Ebola on the eye
  • Camila Ventura, M.D., ophthalmologist with the Altino Ventura Foundation in Recife, Brazil, the epicenter of the current global Zika outbreak
  • Rachel Bishop, M.D., MPH, National Eye Institute, National Institute of Health, member of an NEI team sent to study Ebola in Liberia
  • Allen Eghrari, M.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, member of an NEI team sent to study Ebola in Liberia

Moderators: Ashvini K. Reddy, M.D., ocular immunologist at the Wilmer Eye Institute, and Mildred Olivier, M.D., professor of ophthalmology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science


Registration: http://store.aao.org/webinar-emerging-diseases-in-ophthalmology-ebola-and-zika-viruses.html?mkt=CEWEB&customer=000000012402

Contact #: 415.561.8540

Email: [email protected]