VBS is excited to bring you a series of virtual retina activities intended to bring the VBS community together to discuss the most exciting surgeries and developments in our field. The virtual series format will include speakers and panelists with robust discussion and an interactive format whereby audience members are encouraged to participate.

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Part Three: July 29, 2020
8:30-11:00 PM ET

Part Four: NEW DATE! August 18, 2020
8:30-10:30 PM ET

VBS 8: Virtual Series Part Three

VBX-Surgeons

July 29, 2020  |  8:30 PM EDT

The VBS Annual Meeting returns in a social distancing- compliant fashion with VBS 8: Virtual Series Part Three! VBS 8: Virtual Series Part Three - X-Surgeons features surgical debates on subretinal fluid drainage techniques during RRD repair (Drs. Steve Charles, Gerardo Garcia, & Avni Finn) and early PPV for PDR (Drs. Maria Berrocal & Yasha Modi), latest updates on the geographic atrophy treatment pipeline (Dr. Carl Regillo), lightening surgical rounds (Drs. Sarah Read, Sara Rahmani, Kimberly Tran, & Nicholas Farber), and a discussion on wellness during the COVID-19 era (Dr. Andrew Schimel). Our moderators include Drs. John Kitchens, Thomas Albini, & Priya Sharma Vakharia. Immediately following the VBS 8 Virtual Series event (8:30-10pm EST), we will host a symposium (10-11p EST) sponsored by Genentech featuring David Eichenbaum, MD on Exploring the Role of Angiopoietins in Retinal Disease. Registration is free.

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VIRTUAL MEETING AGENDA
Moderators: Drs. Thomas Albini, John Kitchens, Priya Sharma

Introduction

Charles Mango

Debate #1: Draining Fluid During RRD Repair

PFO

Dr. Avni Finn

Drain Through the Break

Dr. Gerardo García-Aguirre

Posterior Retinotomy

Dr. Steve Charles

Geographic Atrophy Pipeline

Dr. Carl Regillo

Lightening Round

Solo-Scleral Buckle

Dr. Sarah Read

Self Injurious Patient

Dr. Safa Rahmani

Goretex Rescue

Dr. Kimberly Tran

Alpha-Gal Allergy

Dr. Nicholas Farber

Debate #2: Management of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

Maximize In-Office Therapy

Dr. Yasha Modi

Early Vitrectomy

Dr. Maria Berrocal

Wellness During the CoVID-19 Era

Dr. Andrew Schimel

Concluding Remarks

Dr. R.V. Paul Chan

Satellite Symposium: Exploring the Role of Angiopoietins in Retinal Diseases
(Sponsored by Genentech)

Dr. David Eichenbaum

VBS 8: Virtual Series Part Two

Vitrectomy in the Wild

June 24, 2020  |  8:30 PM EDT

The VBS Annual Meeting returns in a social distancing- compliant fashion with VBS 8: Virtual Series Part Two! We will be featuring an evening of world-class talks, including discussion on the evolution of practice patterns during COVID-19, latest developments in managing mild DME, scleral buckling pearls, and the return of the world-famous annual VBS Complications Session in a virtual format. Also included will be dynamic panel discussions, and our usual lively VBS audience participation. Registration is free.

VBS 8: Virtual Series Part One

When You Play the Game Of Thrones

April 20, 2020  |  8:30 PM EDT

The VBS Annual Meeting returns in a social distancing- compliant fashion with VBS 8: Virtual Series Part One, featuring a discussion of COVID-19 impact on academic and private retina institutions, pearls for subretinal gene therapy surgery and pneumatic retinopexy, first-time presentation of clinical trial results, and classic surgical debate.

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