Medical retina

15 – 19 February 2016, Rome/Italy

Scientific coordinators: Borja Corcóstegui, Spain; Bruno Falcomatà, Italy

MONDAY, 15 FEBRUARY 2016
A FOCAL POINT ON CSC
09:00 Pathogenesis Francine Behar-Cohen, Switzerland
09:15 Symptoms Sarah Mrejen, France
09:30 Clinical manifestations of acute CSC and masquerading syndromes Francine Behar-Cohen, Switzerland
10:00 Long standing CSC: cystoid and vascularized CSC Sarah Mrejen, France
10:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 Features of acute and chronic CSC: matching OCT with funduscopic, autofluorescent and angiographic findings Francine Behar-Cohen, Switzerland
11:45 Clinical cases of CSC management Sarah Mrejen, France Francine Behar-Cohen, Switzerland
12:30 LUNCH
MICROPULSE LASER
13:30 Subvisible-threshold retinal laser treatments with micropulse lasers: physical principles and guidelines for setting the laser parameters Giorgio Dorin, USA
14:30 COFFEE BREAK
15:00 Subvisible-threshold retinal laser treatments with micropulse lasers: evidence from prospective randomized controlled clinical trials in the treatment of DME, RVO-ME, and CSC Giorgio Dorin, USA
15:30 Clinical cases review and study of treatment of various retinovascular disorders Jeffrey K. Luttrull, USA
16:15 – 17:00 New frontiers in the use of micropulse lasers in the treatment of chronic, progressive and degenerative retinal disorders of disparate etiology and pathogenesis
TUESDAY, 16 FEBRUARY 2016
NEOVASCULAR MACULOPATHIES
09:00 Management of neovascular AMD (drug of choice, treatment regimen, follow-up, re-treatment signs) Michael Georgopoulos, Austria
09:45 Early detection of neovascular forms and differential diagnosis (CNV, RAP, PVP, Myopic CNV, other forms mimicking CNV)
10:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 What we have learned in the diagnosis of wet AMD after almost 10 years of anti-VEGF treatment Giovanni Staurenghi, Italy
12:00 Dealing with tachyphylaxis and resistance to the treatment Michael Georgopoulos, Austria
12:30 LUNCH
IMAGING IN NEOVASCULAR MACULOPATHIES
13:30 The multifaceted world of drusen Thomas Desmettre, France
14:00 Correlation between retinal structure and function in early & advanced AMD Thomas Desmettre, France
14:30 CNV detection and signs of activity, remission, and reactivation by OCT imaging Giovanni Staurenghi, Italy
15:00 COFFEE BREAK
15:30 Specific multimodal imaging approach for RAP, PCV, angioid streaks Giovanni Staurenghi, Italy
16:00 Imaging CNV with FA, ICG-A and Angio-OCT Michael Georgopoulos, Austria
16:30 – 17:00 Challenges in myopic CNV imaging Thomas Desmettre, France
WEDNESDAY, 17 FEBRUARY 2016
DME IN REAL LIFE SITUATIONS
09:00 Pathophysiology of DME: from VEGF to other inflammatory mediators and their prevalence in the early and the late stages of DME Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, Italy
09:30 Factors that should drive the choice of treatment: systemic status, risk and age, VA, central or no central ME, prevalence of microvascular alteration, early or long-standing DME, previous surgical procedures, grade of the peripheral DR
10:00 Protocols of treatment and criteria for combined treatments in order to optimize the results, preserve the safety, and lower the burden of treatment Francesco Bandello, Italy
10:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 Differences in efficacy and safety among the intravitreal treatments for DME Francesco Bandello, Italy
12:00 Dealing with nonperfusion and proliferative DR
12:30 LUNCH
13:30 Case studies of DME management Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, ItalyFrancesco Bandello, Italy
OCT AND IMAGING DME
14:00 OCT features of treatment-naive DME Sobha Sivaprasad, UK
14:30 OCT characteristics of chronic DME
15:00 COFFEE BREAK
15:30 OCT predictive factors for visual outcome Sobha Sivaprasad, UK
16:00 OCT features of recalcitrant or nonresponding DME
16:30 – 16:45 Wide-field angiography use in DME and in nonperfused DR Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, Italy
THURSDAY, 18 FEBRUARY 2016
POSTERIOR SEGMENT TUMORS
09:00 Diagnosis and management of retinoblastoma and uveal melanoma Ann Schalenbourg, Switzerland
10:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 Vascular tumors, differential diagnosis, and treatment Ann Schalenbourg, Switzerland
11:45 Practical cases in ocular oncology
12:30 LUNCH
ME IN RVO
13:30 Management of the first 6 months of ME in RVO Monica Varano, Italy
14:15 Long-term management of ME in RVO
15:00 Combination therapies Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, Italy
15:45 Systemic work-up
16:15 – 16:45 Clinical cases Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, Italy Monica Varano, ItalyMariacristina Parravano, Italy
FRIDAY, 19 FEBRUARY 2016
OCT ANGIOGRAPHY COURSE
09:00 – Technology of OCT-A and analysis and interpretation of the images- OCT and OCT-A anatomic and vascular visualization of the macular area Gabriel Coscas, France
10:00 Appropriate interpretation of OCT-A images in wet AMD treatment Nadia K. Waheed, USA
10:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 Comprehensive imaging of DME with SD OCT and OCT-A Nadia K. Waheed, USA
11:30 OCT-A visualization of other retinal pathology (RAP, PVP, MAC TEL 2,macular ischemic micro-angiopathies)
12:00 OCT-A in clinical cases Gabriel Coscas, FranceNadia K. Waheed, USA
13:00 – 13:30 Certificates and farewell