Speakers

List of Speakers

Dean Cestari, USA

Don Kikkawa, USA

Galton Vasconcelos, Brazil

James Garrity, USA

Jonathan Holmes, USA

Louise A. Mawn, USA

Marius N. Stan, USA

Mark J. Lucarelli, USA

Peter Dolman, Canada

Raymond Douglas, USA

Robert Goldberg, USA

Steven Feldon, USA Suzanne Freitag, USA

Terry Smith, USA

North & South America

Daisy Godts, Belgium

David Verity, UK

Diego Strianese, Italy

Geoffrey Rose, UK

Gillian Adams, UK

Jimmy Uddin, UK

Lelio Baldeschi, Belgium

Luigi Bartalena, Italy

Maarten Mourits, 

The Netherlands

Peerooz Saeed, The Netherlands

Rosario Gomez de Liano, Spain

Saurabh Jain, UK

Vincent Paris, Belgium

Europe

David Liu, Hong Kong Hunter Yuen, Hong Kong

Jin Sook Yoon, Korea

Kashima Tomoyuki, Japan

Kelvin Chong, Hong Kong

Kim Yoon-Duck, Korea

Lakshmi Mahesh, India

Li Dong Mei, China

Liao Shu Lang, Taiwan

Lu Wei, China

Miho Sato, Japan

Timothy Sullivan, Australia

Tsai Chong Bin, Taiwan

Wang An-Guor, Taiwan

Woo Kyung In, Korea

Wu Wen Can, China

Yang Suk Woo, Korea

Yasuhiro Takahashi, Japan

Zhou Hui Fang, China

Asia-Pacific

Aaron Tong

Audrey Looi

Benjamin Chang

Chan Ling Ling

Chng Chiaw Ling

Gangadhara Sundar

Joanna Saigal

Lim Lee Hooi

Livia Teo

Morgan Yang

Rajeev Parameswaran

Seah Lay Leng

Sonal Farzavandi

Stephanie Ming Young

Sunny Shen

Yip Chee Chew

Yong Kai Ling

Yvonne Chung

Zhou Lei

Singapore

 
 
 
 

Keynote Speakers

Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Professor of Internal Medicine, 

University of Michigan Medical School

Dr. Terry J. Smith, the Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School, studies Graves’ disease, its ocular manifestations, and related autoimmune diseases. Dr. Smith’s laboratory has described many unique molecular attributes of tissues surrounding the eye that make the orbit susceptible to inflammation and remodeling in Graves' disease. His investigation of these mechanisms has yielded several potential therapeutic targets that may interrupt the disease process. Among these, the insulin-like growth factor I receptor was implicated in the pathogenesis of thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy by his group and its inhibition has recently been shown to hold great therapeutic promise. Dr. Smith received his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco, Columbia University, and the University of Chicago. His laboratory has been supported continuously by the NIH for over 30 years.

Clinical Professor & Division Head of Oculoplastics & Orbit

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, Canada

Professor Peter J Dolman is a clinical professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada and is an active staff at five hospitals. He is the director of ophthalmology fellowship programs at UBC, division head of oculoplastics and orbit, and a past president of the BC Society of Eye Physicians and the Canadian Society of Oculoplastics and Reconstructive Surgeons.Prof Dolman is the past- president of the International Thyroid Eye Disease Society and a member of the Orbit Society.  He has supervised 50 international oculoplastics fellows, has delivered over 300 invited lectures, and published 30 chapters and over 90 journal articles. Prof Dolman recently co-edited a textbook on diseases of the orbit and ocular adnexa with Aaron Fay which was published in February 2017.  He has volunteered as a surgeon or lecturer in over 35 developing nations and has received several departmental and hospital research and teaching awards, the ASOPRS research award (2007) and the Queen Elizabeth Gold Medal for community service. 

Chief of Orbital and Ophthamic Plastic Surgery
Director, UCLA Aesthetic Center at the Stein Eye Institute

Robert Alan Goldberg, MD, FACS is Chief of Orbital and Ophthamic Plastic Surgery and Director of the UCLA Aesthetic Center at the Stein Eye Institute. He is the Karen and Frank Dabby Professor of Ophthalmology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is a preceptor for the well recognized fellowship program in Orbitofacial Plastic Surgery at UCLA, and has lectured and demonstrated surgery at many national and international lectures and visiting professorships. He has published more than 200 articles and chapters, with research interests in Graves orbitopathy, lacrimal surgery, aesthetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery, and orbital tumors and reconstruction. He serves on the editorial boards of several prestigious ophthalmic and plastic surgery journals, as well as the American Academy of Ophthalmology Ophthalmic News and Education network. He served as the 2016 President of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His surgical contributions include small incision lateral orbital decompression, minimally invasive orbital tumor surgery, small incision canthoplasty, and non-incisional eyelid reconstruction techniques. Click here to read more

Invited Faculty

Professor of Endocrinology, Director, Post Graduate School of Endocrinology and Metabolism
University of Insubria (Italy)
Head, Endocrine Unit, Ospedale di Circolo (Italy)

Professor Luigi Bartalena, MD, received his medical degree from University of Pisa Medical School and completed his Endocrinology training at University of Pisa Postgraduate School of Endocrinology. He completed his fellowship at the National Research Council (C.N.R.), Rome, Italy, at the University of Pisa and United States Public Health Service at the CEB, NIADDK, NIH, Bethesda, USA. He is the Director of Post-Graduate School of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Insubria and the Head of Endocrine Unit, Ospedale di Circolo, Varese, Italy. He is the past-president of the Italian Thyroid Association and secretary of the European Thyroid Association. Prof Bartalena has delivered more than 160 invited lectures and has received several prestigious international awards, including George Murray Lecture Award of the British Thyroid Association in 2016 and Aldo Pinchera Lecture Prize of the European Thyroid Association in 2013. Prof Bartalena has 813 publications, including 312 full papers in international peer-reviewed journals and 180 book chapters or monographs. He serves on the editorial board of several high-impact endocrinology journals including Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Clinical Endocrinology. He is the current Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Endocrinological Investigation.

Chief, Oculoplastic, Facial Cosmetic and Orbital Surgery

Dortzbach Professor of Ophthalmic Facial Plastic Surgery

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

Program Director, Fellowship in Ophthalmic Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr Mark Lucarelli specializes in oculofacial and orbital surgery. Dr Lucarelli has a special interest in periocular anatomy, orbital disease, and the surgical care of patients with thyroid eye disease. He serves on the executive committees of the International Thyroid Eye Diseases Society and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). He serves as Program Director of the ASOPRS fellowship at University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a dedicated teacher and mentor of residents for over 20 years. Dr. Lucarelli is author of more than 165 scientific articles and book chapters and is respected as a leader in oculofacial plastic surgery. Dr Lucarelli resides in Madison, Wisconsin with his wonderful wife, Heidi. When he is not taking care of patients or spending time with his family, Dr. Lucarelli might be found cycling, fly-fishing or travelling.

Special Assistant to The Superintendent

Chiayi Christian Hospital

Executive Director of Chiayi City Medical Association

Dr. Chong-Bin Tsai graduated from National Taiwan University and completed his ophthalmic residency and fellowship training at National Taiwan University Hospital. He received his MBA degree from College of Management, National Cheng Kung University and Ph.D. degree from Institute of Molecular Biology, National Chung Cheng University. He had been visiting as a clinical researcher in Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology, Boston Children’s Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor of Department of Hospital and Health Care Administration, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science. He was the Vice President of Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chiayi Christian Hospital (CYCH) from 2000 to 2018 and now is the Special Assistant to The Superintendent of CYCH. He is currently an Executive Director of Chiayi City Medical Association. Dr. Tsai’s research interests focus on diagnosis and management of complicated strabismus. He is a member of Taiwan Ophthalmology Society (TSO), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), and Asia-Pacific Strabismus and Pediatric Ophthalmology Society (APSPOS).

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Moorfields Eye Hospital

Gill qualified in medicine at Edinburgh University. She became a consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital in 1994 and is a subspecialist in strabismus and paediatric ophthalmology. She is currently the Service Director for the strabismus and neuro ophthalmology service. Her practice involves paediatric and adult strabismus including the use of botulinum toxin, paediatric cataract and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening and treatment. Gill was the Moorfields representative on the Council of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for 6 years completing her term in 2018. Gill has been a member of Royal College of Ophthalmologists working parties on child abuse and guidelines for ROP. Gill is the chair of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists ROP treatment guideline development group.  She is a council member and vice president of the International Strabismus Association. In her charity roles Gill has been a member of the Orbis volunteer faculty since 2000, has volunteered for Vision 2020 and CBM and is a trustee of TEDct, a charity supporting patients with thyroid eye disease. In her spare time Gill plays golf, extremely badly.

Full Professor of Ophthalmology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Chief of Motility Unit Hospital Universitario Clinico San Carlos de Madrid

Rosario Gomez de Liaño was born in Madrid (Spain), she graduated in medicine from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1985 and completed her training in ophthalmology at the Hospital Clinico San Carlos in Madrid. She is Full Professor of Ophthalmology at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Chief of Motility Unit at Hospital Universitario Clinico San Carlos de Madrid. Presently she is President of the International Strabismological Association (ISA) and Secretary Treasurer of the International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council (IPOSC). She has also served as President of the Spanish Strabismological Association (SEEOP) and President of the European Strabismological Association (ESA).  She is presently at the editor board of the “Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología”, Spanish first impact journal and of “Acta Estrabólogica”, Spanish Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Journal. Her main interest is Children and Adult Strabismus Surgery and the use of Botulinun toxin injection for the treatment of strabismus and Oculomotor Palsies, which was the subject of her PhD and was presented at University Complutense de Madrid in 1992. 

Director, Neuro-ophthalmology & Strabismus Section

Department of Ophthalmology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang-Ming University

Wang graduated from Taipei Medical University and completed his ophthalmic residency and fellowship training at Taipei Veterans General Hospital. He graduated from Institute of Clinical Medicine of National Yang-Ming University and became a PhD in the field of neurobiology. He had been visiting and working as a research scientist in 1998~1999 at University of California, Irvine. Now he is the director of Neuro-ophthalmology & Strabismus section, Department of Ophthalmology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital. He has been on faculty at the National Yang-Ming University since 1999. He's currently associate professor in both department of ophthalmology, school of medicine and in institute of neuroscience, school of life science. He's been the secretary general of Taiwan Ophthalmological Society and now serves as the council member. He is also currently the secretary general/council member of Asian Neuro-ophthalmology Society (ASNOS) and council member of Asia-Pacific Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (APSPOS) and Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO). He is also devoted to ophthalmic education and works as a member of the APAO gateway project and ICO fellowship committee.

Hospital Professor, (Strabismus, Pediatric Ophthalmology)

Hamamatsu University School of Medicine

Miho Sato graduated Nagoya university school of Medicine in 1986, started fellowship of ophthalmology in 1987. She took a postgraduate course of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus under emeritus Professor Shinobu Awaya and she achieved Ph.D degree in 1992.  She attended the international fellowship program of Pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus Indiana University, from September 2013 to March 2015 under Professor of Eugene M Helveston. After returning to Japan, she became a lecturer of Ophthalmology of Nagoya University in 1995 and moved to Hamamatsu University School of Medicine in 2002 as a professor of ophthalmology and continues a research of strabismus and pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, and also started teaching young ophthalmologists in all over Japan. Currently she is a president of Japanese Association for Strabismus and Amblyopia, vice president of Japanese Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and a council member of Japan Ophthalmic Society. She belongs to American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Research and Vision Science, European Society of Strabismus, International Strabismus Association, Asia Pacific Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Senior Principal Orthoptist

Antwerp University Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology

Daisy Godts is the senior principal orthoptist at Antwerp University Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology since 1993.  She graduated in 1982 in Utrecht, the Netherlands in orthoptics

and in 1984 in Leiden, the Netherlands in technical assistant in ophthalmology. She first worked in Lievensberg Hospital, The Netherlands (1982-1993) and still works as a free-lance orthoptists in 3 private eye hospitals in Antwerp and in Tenerife and la Palma, Spain. She is a clinical teacher for orthoptic students of the Dutch Academy for Orthoptics, Utrecht, The Netherlands (1985-today) and of the Higher Institute for Paramedical Professions, Gent , Belgium (1988-today). She was professor in ocular motility in the Higher Institute for Paramedical Professions, Gent from 1988 to 1996. She teaches orthoptics and ocular motility to the residents in ophthalmology at Antwerp University Hospital (1193-today) and has been invited as guest lecturer at the Tel Aviv University, Israel (2012), at Aravind Eye Institution, Madurai, India (November 2013, October 2015), in the Eye Hospitals of Lubumbashi, Kolwezi and Likasi, Congo (May 2017 and June 2018) and at Sydney Technical University, Master in Orthoptics (March 2018).

Joseph E. and Rose Marie Green Professor of Visual Sciences and Professor of Ophthalmology

Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

Jonathan M. Holmes is the Joseph E. and Rose Marie Green Professor of Visual Sciences and Professor of Ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN, and was Chair of Ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic from 2001-2009. Dr. Holmes received his undergraduate degree from Cambridge University, England, and completed his medical training at Oxford University Medical School, England. He trained in ophthalmology at Loyola University Chicago and in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the University of Michigan, before returning to Loyola as an assistant professor. Dr. Holmes joined the staff of Mayo Clinic in 1995. Dr. Holmes’ clinical practice focuses on the surgical and nonsurgical management of complex strabismus in both children and adults, and in pediatric ophthalmology with a special interest in amblyopia.  Dr. Holmes has been appointed to many National Institutes of Health advisory and review committees, serving in both leadership and membership roles.  Dr. Holmes is also an accomplished educator, the two-time recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award and recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award at Mayo Clinic.  

Head of Ophthalmology and Strabismus Services at IOBH

Professor of Ophthalmology - School of Medicine Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG Chief Ophthalmologist Strabismus and Pediatric low vision sectors HC UFMG President of the Brazilian Pediatric Ophthalmology Society and the Pan-American Low Vision Society 2017-2019

  • Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UFMG

  • Doctor of Medicine (Ophthalmology), Federal University of Minas Gerais - UFMG

  • Coordinator of the Strabismus Service of Hospital São Geraldo - HCUFMG

  • Coordinator of the Low Vision Children's Service of Hospital São Geraldo - HCUFMG

  • Former President of the Brazilian Center for Strabismus (CBE) 2009 - 2011

  • Member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - AAPOS (since 2004)

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the International Strabismological Association- ISA 2014 - 2018

  • President-elect of the Brazilian Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology - SBOP 2017 - 2019.

  • Vice President of the Pan American Society of Low Vision. 2014 - 2016

Senior Principal Orthoptist, Singapore National Eye Centre

Graduating from the School of Orthoptics at LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia in 1999, Joanna leads the Orthoptic department at SNEC and has conducted a number of research projects since joining in 2000. Current research topics include "The effect of Amblyopia therapy on binocular functions" and "The efficacy of Orthoptic exercises in intermittent exotropia". She recently developed and implemented an Orthoptic Career Development pathway and competency checklists for Orthoptists (2014-2017). Joanna is a founding member of the Asia Pacific Orthoptic Association (founded in 2006), and currently holds position as International Liason. She also holds the position of Allied Health Academic Medicine Lead in the Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme since 2015. She is the appointed Lead of the Singhealth Allied Health Executive Committee and Lead of the Singhealth Optometry and Orthoptics Committee since 2016. She was recently appointed as the Asia Pacific representative to the International Orthoptic Association Council of Management. As well as being involved in dynamic Orthoptic clinical practice, she is also currently developing an academic Orthoptic course in conjunction with the Ophthalmic Education Advisory Committee and the Singhealth College of Allied Health.

Head of Department of Strabismology and Orthoptic

Liège University

MD in 1983 ( Liège University)

Graduated in Ophthalmology in 1988 ( Liège University )

Fellowship in France in 1988 :

-Professor Bernard Weiss ( Rothschild Fondation in Paris )

-Doctor Annette Spielmann Private Center of Strabismology in Nancy) 

Founder of the scientific committee for visual screening in Belgium in 1989

Head of the department of Strabismology and Orthoptic in Liège University from 1990

Member of the European Strabismological Association ( ESA ) from 1991

Member of the International Strabismological Association from 1994

Founder of the Belgian Strabismological Association (BSA) in 1997

Local organizer of the first national meeting of the BSA in 1997

President of the BSA from 2000 to 2010

Head of the Ophthalmology Department of the “Paola Princess Hospital “ from 2000

Honor President of the Center of Research and Study in Strabismology ( Paris – France ) in 2001

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Director of Adnexal Service

Senior Consultant in Orbital and Lacrimal Diseases

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Professor Geoffrey Rose graduated BSc Pharmacology in 1976, in Medicine in 1979, and was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (1982). Ophthalmic training was at King’s College Hospital, St Thomas Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, with award of Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (1985) and Royal College of Ophthalmologists (1988). In 1990 the University of London granted an MS doctorate for his research and, in 2004, awarded him a Doctor of Science. He was appointed consultant at Moorfields in 1990, has been Director of Adnexal Service, and is currently the senior consultant in orbital and lacrimal diseases. The unique case-mix has fuelled research with publication of >250 papers and 35 chapters on adnexal diseases. He lectures widely and has presented various named and guest lectures. He received the Lester Jones Anatomy Award from the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (of which he is honorary fellow) and Professor Rose is a Senior Research Fellow of the Biomedical Research Centre at the Institute of Ophthalmology, London. Professor Rose is Past-President of the European Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, and had served as British Council member of this group for many years. He is also Past-President of the British Oculoplastic Surgical Society.

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University College London.

Hospitaller, Order of St John

Trained in ophthalmology in UK, Dr Verity undertook two Fellowships in ophthalmic adnexal disease before joining the Consultant staff at Moorfields Eye Hospital in 2004.

He is a Full Member of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (immediate past Treasurer), Treasurer for the European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS), Full Member of the International Society of Ocular Oncology (ISOO), and on the faculty of the European School of Advanced Studies in Ophthamology (ESASO).

In 2009, he was elected to the Orbital Society, and between 2011 and 2018 was Editor-in Chief of the journal ORBIT. His medical publications in peer-reviewed journals and books include over 110 articles, and with a wide range of research interests he is an active national and international teacher and surgical trainer. Finally, Dr Verity also has a life-long interest in the charitable work of the St John Eye Hospital Group. In 2014 he was invested in the Order of St John, in 2016 joined the Board as Trustee of the Hospital Group, and in 2018 was appointed Hospitaller of the Order.

Neuro-ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Harvard Medical School

Dr. Cestari completed residencies in both Neurology and Ophthalmology at the Cornell University Medical College’s New York Presbyterian Hospital, as well as fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School.  He is one of approximately 10 physicians in the United States who is board certified by both the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.  Dr. Cestari joined the full-time faculty of Mass. Eye and Ear, a primary teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School, in 2006 and currently holds the rank of Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School.  He is very involved in medical education and is the Director of the Clinical Fellowship program at The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. His efforts as a clinician-scientist focus on the evaluation and treatment of patients who present with neuro-ophthalmic disease.  He is also very involved in the medical and surgical treatment of Thyroid Eye Disease with strabismus and diplopia.  He just published a surgical textbook entitled, “Learning Strabismus Surgery, A Case Based Approach.” 

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Department Head & Trainer 
Ophthalmology Department at the AMC

Chairman of the DOS

Dr Maarten Mourits finished his medical studies at the University of Amsterdam in 1980. He specialized in ophthalmology with Bob Crone and superspecialized in orbitology with Leo Koornneef. In his PhD-thesis in 1990 on Graves' disease, he introduced the so-called Clinical Activity Score. From 1991 till 2004 he was staff member at the department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Utrecht. From 2004 till 2018 he was chair of the department of Ophthalmology of the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam and had the final responsibility of the ophthalmic training of residents. Dr Mourits has been executive editor of the Journal ‘Orbit’ for 10 years, president of the International Society for Orbital Disorders and of the European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr Mourits wrote > 150 pubmed papers, among which in the Lancet and NEJM. He trained > 20 foreign and overseas fellows, presented > 100 invited lectures and performed thousands of oculoplastic operations. He developed a parallax-free exophthalmometer. After his retirement from the AMC, he continues to do oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery in the Amsterdam Eye Hospital, co-founded by himself. Dr Mourits is married with two grown-up daughters; one of them holding a PhD in oculoplastic surgery.

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon 

Clinical Director of Services

Royal Free London NHS Trust in London, UK

Dr Saurabh Jain is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and the Clinical Director of Services at the Royal Free London NHS Trust in London, UK a large teaching hospital in central London. He has special expertise in all aspects of paediatric ophthalmology, adult strabismus, toxin and cataract surgery. He started his ophthalmology career at Kings College London. He was a specialist registrar at the Leicester royal Infirmary where he undertook further advanced training as a fellow in adult strabismus surgery. He also completed further specialist training in Paediatric Ophthalmology at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.

He is committed to teaching and training and has mentored several residents and fellows over the years. He is the Training Program Director for the London School of Ophthalmology and Health Education England. He has recently been awarded the Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) by University College London. He runs two successful training courses annually; the London Eye Course and Binocular.Click here to read more

Director, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Harvard Medical School

Dr Suzanne K Freitag, MD is Director of the Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service and Co-Director of the Center for Thyroid Eye Disease and Orbital Surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, and the Editor-in-Chief of Orbit, The International Journal on Orbital Disorders, Oculoplastic and Lacrimal Surgery. She serves on the Board of Directors for the International Thyroid Eye Disease Society.  

She graduated from Duke University and Jefferson Medical College.  Dr Suzanne completed ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital, neuro-ophthalmology fellowship with Neil Miller MD at Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital and ASOPRS-approved ophthalmic plastic surgery fellowship in Boston at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Tufts.

Professor in Department of Ophthalmology

Chief Director of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Section

Severance Hospital, Yonsei University

Dr Jin Sook Yoon, MD, PhD is the professor in Department of Ophthalmology and the Chief Director of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery section in Severance Hospital, Yonsei University. She finished her residency (2001-2004) and fellowship (2005-2006) in Severance Hospital, Yonsei Univ. and studied in Mayo Clinic under professor James A Garrity (2007). She has published over 100 articles and of those, 37 were SCI papers about clinical and basic research of TED. She has translated GO-QOL by EUGOGO and TED-QOL in Korean and published the validity of those QOLs in Korean TED patients. She has reported therapeutic effects of several flavonoids such as quercetin, tanshinone IIA in an in vitro model of TED. She tried to find new therapeutic molecular targets and biomarkers in the studies of microRNA, autophagy, sphingosine-1-phosphate, CYR 61, calprotectin, and TWEAK. She has investigated the clinical relevance of thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin and also compared post-decompression results between radiated and non-radiated patients.

Director, Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Division

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology,

Samsung Medical Center

SungKyunKwan University School of Medicine

Professional training : 

Mar. 1980 - Feb. 1983 :

Residency Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul National University Hospital

Aug. 1986 -  Jul.  1987 : Clinical Fellowship of the Oculoplastic Surgery Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Jul.1992 - Dec. 1993 : International Fellowship of the Oculoplastic Surgery Jules  Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, LA, CA

Social activity :       

Mar. 2006 – Mar. 2010 : President, Korean Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and  Reconstructive Surgery (KSOPRS)

June 2006 – June 2008 : President,  The Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery(APSOPRS)

Oct. 2008 - Oct. 2009  : Vice-president, The Korean Society of Ophthalmology Editorial Board of several journals, including Korean Journal of  Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Surgery News, Orbit, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology, Asia Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Head of Orbital and Oculoplastic Service

Hong Kong Eye Hospital

Professor Hunter Yuen is consultant ophthalmologist and head of Orbital and Oculoplastic Service in Hong Kong Eye Hospital. He is also the clinical professor of The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has published more than 70 peer reviewed international publications and book chapters. Dr. Yuen has been invited as scientific committee members in numerous international meetings and has delivered numerous invited lectures. Dr Yuen is the immediate past president of Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (APSOPRS), vice president of International Society of Dacryology and Dry Eye (ISDDE), secretary of Asia Pacific Society of Ocular Oncology and Pathology (APSOOP) and member of Orbital Society. Dr. Yuen was elected as one of the Ten Young Outstanding Person in Hong Kong in 2007. He was also awarded with the APAO Yasuo Tano Travel Grant, Distinguished Service Award, Achievement Award and Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness Award. With the outstanding involvement and achievements in numerous NGOs and charity activities, Dr. Yuen was awarded with the Hong Kong Volunteer Award in 2011.

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