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The 2019 Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta.


2020 Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar (SEVR)

Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, 2020
JW Marriott Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

Amani Fawzi, MD; Russell W. Read, MD, PhD

Don't miss this opportunity to meet and share information with other vitreoretinal specialists in an open, intellectually demanding, collaborative environment.  Participants are invited to bring case presentations on vitreoretinal surgery, retina diseases, medical retina treatments and related topics. 

The conference will open Friday morning with the Paul Sternberg Jr. lecturer, Amani Fawzi, MD, Cyrus Tang and Lee Jampol Professor of Ophthalmology Northwestern Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine.

Fawzi served her Residency in ophthalmology at Jules Stein Eye Institute and Fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at Doheny Retina Institute, UCLA.  Her research focuses on translational approaches to age-related macular degeneration and ischemic retinal diseases with a special focus on functional retinal imaging and image-guided interventions.

This year's invited guest speaker is Russell W. Read MD, PhD, Max and Lorayne Cooper Professor for Ophthalmology and residency training director, Uveitis/Ocular Inflammatory Disease Service, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Read received subspecialty training in both uveitis/ocular inflammatory diseases and ophthalmic pathology at the Doheny. His clinical practice and research focuses on uveitis and ocular inflammatory disease.

Emory’s Retina and Uveitis faculty will present interesting cases, lead discussions on current controversies in retina care and moderate attendees' case discussions.

Course Directors

Ghazala A. Datoo O’Keefe, MD, and Steven Yeh, MD

Program Faculty

Program Agenda

Friday, March 27, 2020 & Saturday, March 28, 2020
2020 SEVR Agenda (pdf)

Reception and Dinner
Friday, March 27, 2020
Atlanta History Center

130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

A reception will be held Friday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Atlanta History Center.  Please indicate attendance and number of guests on the registration form. Transportation to the Atlanta History Center will be provided.

Learner Objectives

After attending this course, participants should be able to:

• Discuss the recent clinical trials in macular disease, retinal vascular disease, retinal degenerations, uveitis and their application to clinical practice including treatment strategies and dosing protocols.

• Highlight recent innovations in vitreoretinal surgical techniques and equipment utilized for addressing retinal detachment repair, macular hole treatment, epiretinal membrane removal, and foreign body removal

• Create a dialogue on patient care management challenges facing uveitis and vitreoretinal specialists and describe the recent diagnostic and therapeutic advances to address these problems. 


The Emory University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.25  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Emory University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Presenting a Case

The Emory Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) must have a signed financial disclosure form by February 28, 2020. In alignment with ACCME Standards of Commercial Support, a financial disclosure form must be received by this date in order to present before the  attendees. No exceptions.  Email or Fax the completed Financial Disclosure Form to: kcaldw2@emory.edu; FAX (404) 727-5667.

Registration and Tuition


Registration is required.  Fees include tuition, course materials, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, and a Friday night social event.

Early Bird Registration (By March 13, 2020)

Registrant Type




Allied Health





Late Registration (After March 13, 2020)

Registrant Type




Allied Health






Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover, are accepted. First time registrants will need to set up a password at the Emory University CME registration website. This account will also allow access to the CME credit certificate after attending the seminar.  

Cancellation Policy

If the course is filled or cancelled, the full tuition will be refunded. Cancellations prior to March 13, 2020, will be refunded less a $75 administration fee. No refunds will be given after this date.



A limited number of rooms are available at the JW Mariott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel at a special group rate of $144 per night. To reserve accommodations and receive the group rate, telephone 404-262-3344 and request the "Emory SEVR" rate or reserve accommodations onlineDeadline for the reduced room rate is Sunday, March 1, 2020.  After this date reservations will be made on a space available basis. 

Conference Location

JW Mariott Atlanta Buckhead
3300 Lenox Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 262-3344

Hotel Parking Information

Self-Parking (SEVR registrants receive a 15% discount on self-parking fees.)

Every 30 mins: $4.00 4-12 Hours: $28.00

12-24 Hours/Daily: $32.00

Valet parking:

0-2 Hours: $17.00

0-4 Hours: $20.00

4-8 Hours: $26.00

8-24 Hours/Daily: $42.00


For questions, please contact:

Milini Mingo, MPA, CMP, Program Coordinator
Emory University School of Medicine
Continuing Medical Education (CME)


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