We hope you are well and healthy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the public health crisis has turned all of our lives upside down, the retina community remains strong and united.
Due to the projected ongoing effects of the pandemic, we have made the decision to cancel this year’s meeting originally scheduled March 26-28, 2020 in Miami. Safety of our members, patients, and families are of the highest priority.
If you booked a hotel room at the Fontainebleau, your reservation will be cancelled by the hotel, if it hasn’t been cancelled already, and the deposit will be refunded by March 30. The meeting registration will be refunded in full by April 3. You will receive an email with a confirmation once it is processed.
The next VBS annual meeting will be held April 8-10, 2021 at ARIA, in Las Vegas. In the meantime, please look out for ongoing online content on the VBS website, including the VBS Blog and Vit Buckle Academy. We are also considering a host of other virtual retina activities to bring the VBS community together to discuss the most exciting surgeries and developments in our field!
The Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of VBS
At the VBS meeting, you’ll have a unique opportunity to truly connect and get to know your colleagues from around the world as well as the industry partners who facilitate scientific studies and innovation.
April 14 and May 20, 2021
March 24-26, 2022
Aria Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Please join us and our colleagues by attending this year’s VBS Fellows Foray 2021! Eight vitreoretinal fellows were selected through a surgical video competition to present the best surgical cases of 2021. This session will take place on Wednesday, April 28th 2021 at 8 PM EST.
We will be featuring the most unique and exciting cases from this year’s competition, followed by a panel discussion. Participants will be eligible to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Registration is open for the 2021 VBS Virtual Annual Meeting. Virtual Episode I features talks on surgical innovations to treat medical retina diseases (Dr. Lejla Vajzovik); trauma (Dr. Yewlin Chee); uveitis surgical pearls (Dr. Lisa Faia); classic debate on IOL techniques (Drs. Maria Berrocal, Joseph Coney, Ninel Gregori, Katherine Talcott); surgical lightning rounds (Drs. Mathew Cunningham, Kristin Harris-Nwanyanwu, Marianeli Rodriguez); and a panel on diversity, equity and inclusion (Drs. Basil Williams, Jessica Randolph, Reginald Sanders). Moderators include Drs. Aleksandra Rachitskaya; Priya Sharma Vakharia and Basil Williams. Immediately following the episode, there will be a Satellite Symposium sponsored by Genentech entitled ” Maximizing the Retinal Surgeon’s Skillset – Handling the Conjunctiva” (Drs. John Kitchens and James Brandt) from 9:30-10:30 PM ET. Please join us for another evening of hard-hitting talks, engaging panel discussions, and robust audience participation.
In this co-hosted event with the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), 6 societies are joining together for the world’s first ever intercontinental live Retina Olympics! The Vit-Buckle Society and Young Ophthalmologists sections of AAO, Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, and Societas Ophthalmologica Europea come together for this revolutionary virtual meeting. Check out the recording!
The VBS 2020 Virtual Series is now available for free to the general public. Feel free to take a look and learn from the exciting talks as part of the complete 2020 Virtual Series. Also, CME credits can be claimed for all sessions!
Feb 17, 2021 07:00 PM EST
Physician wellness is an important factor in a one’s ability to provide patient care. Reproductive health issues that many young physicians face are rarely spoken about or discussed. Yet, they directly affect one’s wellbeing and ability to practice and various treatment options are time consuming and unpredictable in terms of schedule. The topics will include egg freezing, IVF, egg donation, and surrogacy. The reproductive endocrinology perspective will be provided by a practicing nationally renowned infertility specialist. This webinar will be of interest to a wide variety of audiences including residents, fellows, and junior retina specialists.
VBS Leadership recently published the following article about academic ophthalmology conferences in a virtual setting. Read now
The Vit-Buckle Academy is a web-based educational portal for vitreoretinal surgery, designed for established and training vitreoretinal surgeons. The portal includes curated and concise text coupled with high quality figures and narrated videos that highlight key principles of vitreoretinal surgery in a step-wise curriculum.