Arcadia, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2012
Okularfest, a seven-hour symposium covering advances in diagnosis and treatment of anterior and posterior segment diseases, is coming to Southern California on October 7, 2012. This one-day event, created by the doctors of the Retina Eye Institute of California (RIC), is expected to be the largest Continuing Education (CE) forum to be offered in California to date.
“Our partnership with Wolfgang Fink, Ph.D., in the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology, has allowed us to attract top-notch expertise from across the country,” said Brett Braun, Retina Institute CEO. “We are very proud to bring this high quality educational event, free of charge, to the eye doctors of the Southland and we expect approximately 600 physicians to attend.”
The event is a partnership between Caltech and the Retina Research Foundation of California which is a non-profit foundation dedicated to education and research of retinal disease. Sixteen eye surgeons will be presenting on a variety of topics from retinal vascular disorders and collagen crosslinking, to the latest in OCT scanning lasers and stem cell research. Physicians speaking at the symposium have been trained at the Doheny Eye Institute, Jules Stein, Bascom Palmer and Washington University Medical Center among other prestigious organizations.
The event will be held at the Caltech Athenaeum in Pasadena, California from 7 am to 4 pm with breakfast and lunch served. In addition to being a quality learning experience, the event will provide CE credits and an excellent networking opportunity. Registration is free.
About Retina Institute of California
Retina Institute of California is the largest center dedicated to retinal disease. With 15 highly-trained eye surgeons in 20 centers, RIC was founded on a model of patient care and clinical excellence. RIC surgeons are committed to innovation, compassion and superior results, and work in close partnership with each other and with referring doctors to achieve the best possible outcomes. For more information visit http://www.retina2020.com or to register, email education(at)retina2002(dot)com.