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2019 SEOP presentation

2018 SEOP Seminar Calhoun Lecture given by Arun D. Singh, MD, director of Ocular Oncology services, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Emory Eye Center to host ninth annual Southeastern Ocular Oncology and Pathology Seminar

(ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center will host its ninth annual Southeastern Ocular Oncology and Pathology Seminar (SEOP) on Friday, September 27, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The seminar will begin with the Calhoun Lecture, given by Dan Gombos, MD, FACS, a professor of head and neck surgery services, and section chief of department of ophthalmology, surgery division with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

“Dr. Gombos is an outstanding ocular oncologist who practices at MD Anderson Cancer Center,” says SEOP host, Hans Grossniklaus, MD, Vice Chair of Translational Research at the Emory Eye Center and founding director of the Eye Center’s ocular oncology and pathology service. “He started the ocular oncology program at MD Anderson Cancer Center and the program has flourished under his leadership.”

Dr. Gombos’ clinical, surgical, and research interests include the management of retinoblastoma, uveal melanoma, and intraocular and conjunctival malignancies. He also is president of the American Association of Ocular Oncology & Pathology (AAOOP).

His F. Phinizy Calhoun Jr. lecture will address, “The Great Successes of Ocular Oncology.”

Established in 2008, SEOP provides attendees an opportunity to share the latest information about the diagnosis and treatment of ocular cancers. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own case presentations to SEOP.  During the conference, they can present to the group and get expert opinions on diagnosis and treatment.

“SEOP is a unique conference that blends two highly integrated fields: ocular oncology and ocular pathology, in a series of lectures, case presentations, and discussions,” explains Grossniklaus.

Grossniklaus and several other Emory Eye Center faculty members, G. Baker Hubbard III, MD; Jill R. Wells, MD; and Ted H. Wojno, MD, will serve as moderators during the case presentations.

“SEOP is for all levels of learners: medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing ophthalmologists,” says Grossniklaus. “There is something for everyone.”

The program is sponsored by Emory University School of Medicine and the Atlanta VA Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation (CVNR).


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