2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Schedule of Events

2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Schedule of Events


The 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting will include a three-day live broadcast, live webinars, and on-demand programs. Most of the live sessions, workshops, governance meetings and networking opportunities will take place June 18-20, with additional live webinars to follow on June 22-26. Please note the schedule is tentative and subject to change. More details will be announced soon!

IMPORTANT: All times listed are in Eastern Daylight Time/EDT


THURSDAY, JUNE 18 (All Times Listed are EDT)
10:00 am – 11:00 am To be announced
11:15 am – 12:30 pm Donation and Transplantation Update: Current Snapshot and Future Outlook (1.25 CEUs)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Keynote: A Workshop with Second City (1.5 CEUs)
The Second City Performers
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm House of Delegates Meeting
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Networking Event
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Accreditation Board Meeting (Closed – Public portion will be recorded and available online)
FRIDAY, JUNE 19 (All Times Listed are EDT)
10:00 am – 10:30 am General Session (.5 CEU)
10:30 am – 11:15 am Keynote: Leading With an Eye To The Future With Innovation, Strategy and TeamWork  (.75 CEU)
Cheryl Cran, NextMapping
11:30 am – 1:00 pm A Lasting Connection Between Two Families (1.5 CEUs)
Facilitating Recipient and Donor Family Communications
1:15 pm – 3:30 pm Technical Skills and Quality Assurance Workshop (2 CEUs)

  • Neurological Disorders
  • Donor Eligibility Case Studies
  • COVID-19 Panel: Technical and Quality Concerns and Considerations
  • Auditing Recovery Partners
  • Representing the Eye Bank as a Technician
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Diversity and Inclusion: Creating a Community Action Plan (1 CEU)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Donor Cornea Tissue Evaluation (1 CEU)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Networking Happy Hour
SATURDAY, JUNE 20 (All Times Listed are EDT)
9:15 am – 9:55 am Breakfast Chat for Physicians – Moderated Discussions
10:00 am – 11:00 am General Session (1 CEU)

  • Keynote: Global Corneal Blindness
    Gerard Sutton, MD
  • A Sister’s Life Changing Gift
11:15 am – 1:30 pm Scientific Symposium (2 CEUs)*
Abstracts will be available on-demand starting June 16, the live session will include live Q&A

  • Changes in Panel-Reactive Antibody Following Penetrating Keratoplasty
  • Effect of a Second Betadine Exposure on Corneal Toxicity to Decrease Donor Tissue Fungal Bioburden
  • Efficacy of Amphotericin B in Corneal Preservation Media After Extended Frozen Storage
  • Descemet’s Membrane vs. Amniotic Membrane for Corneal Epithelium Regeneration
  • Phenotypic and Functional Characterization of Corneal Endothelial Cells During in Vitro Expansion
  • Direct In Situ Cell Viability Assessment of DMEK Graft in a Modified Jone’s Tube.
  • Evaluation of a Novel, Highly Efficient DMEK Preparation Device in Non-Diabetic and Diabetic Corneas.
  • Clinical Outcomes of Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Performed in Eyes with Comorbid Keratoconus and Corneal Endothelial Dysfunction
  • Safety and Efficacy of Using Paired Radial Incisions to Facilitate Unscrolling in DMEK.
  • Lower Corneal Haze and Aberrations in DMEK versus DSAEK in Fellow Eyes for Fuchs’ Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy
  • Unbiased, Automated ECD Analysis Using Gabor-Domain Optical Coherence Microscopy and Machine Learning
  • Mid to Long Term International Outcomes of the Boston Type I Keratoprosthesis in Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Analysis of Regulations Prohibiting Corneal Donation by Men who Have Sex with Men
  • Vision-Related Quality of Life Among Corneal Transplant Recipients
  • Invited Session:
    Emerging Biotech Approaches that May Impact the Future of Corneal Transplantation
    Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH
1:45 pm – 3:45 pm Medical Directors Symposium (2 CEUs)*

  • Medical Director Dilemmas: What Would You Do?
  • Slit Lamp Microscopy for Donor Tissue Evaluation: What Medical Directors Need to Know
  • Monitoring your Eye Bank’s Training Program
  • Adverse Events in Eye Banking: Role of the Medical Director
  • Fungal Infections in EK: Corneal Storage Supplementation, Antifungal Resistance, Strategies to Avoid, Prevent and Decrease Infections
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Medical Advisory Board (live broadcast) (2 CEUs)
*This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Monday, June 22 Topic to be released soon.
Tuesday, June 23 Automatic Electronic Donor Referrals Have Increased Donation
Wednesday, June 24 Leveraging Technology for Quality Improvement: Tools for Tracking and Reducing Errors
Thursday, June 25 Multi-Organization Comparison of Distribution Workflow
 Friday, June 26 Corneal Tissue Processing Case Studies