2019 Advances in Pediatric Retina Course

June 13-15, 2019

S.J. Quinney College of Law

383 S. University St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112


This course will focus on the advances in diagnosis and surgical management of a wide spectrum of pediatric retinal diseases. It will feature interactive panel discussions, with debate about different surgical approaches to these pathologies and management of complications. Common and challenging cases will be presented with preoperative diagnostic imaging and intraoperative videos.

Educational Objective

The objective of this course is to educate the retina and pediatric community regarding advances in management options for a range of common and challenging pediatric retinal diseases through case presentations and discussions by interactive panels of pediatric surgeons and pediatric ophthalmologists. At the end of the course, attendees will have better understanding of current management options for pediatric retinal diseases.

Target Audience

Pediatric and retina specialists, retina specialists and pediatric ophthalmologists


The University Of Utah School Of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA CREDIT: The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nondiscrimination and disability accommodation statement: The University of Utah does not exclude, deny benefits to or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, disability, age, veteran’s status, religion, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or sexual orientation in admission to or participation in its programs and activities.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request, with reasonable notice.  Requests for accommodations or inquiries or complaints about University nondiscrimination and disability/access policies may be directed to the Director, OEO/AA, Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 201 S President’s Circle, RM 135, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, 801-581-8365 (Voice/TTY), 801-585-5746 (Fax).

The Wet-Dry lab session

on Saturday, June 15 is NOT CME eligible.





Course Director

Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD
Director of Pediatric Retina, John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah
Professor, University of Utah Department of Ophthalmology





Lejla Vajzovic, MD
Assistant Professor, Duke University Department of Ophthalmology





Cynthia A. Toth, MD

Joseph A.C. Wadsworth Professor of Ophthalmology, Duke University Department of Ophthalmology





Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by (1 R13 EY 029900 - 01) from the National Eye Institute. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Travel Grant

The Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation is offering Travel Grants for young doctors and researchers to attend the 2019 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) meeting in Vancouver, BC, or the 2019 Advances in Pediatric Retina meeting.

The application deadline is April 15.

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