Anterior uveitis is the most common form of uveitis in any clinical setting. While a majority of cases are limited to the eye, in a significant number, anterior uveitis could be a manifestation of serious systemic disease. In this course, we will guide you through simple clinical clues for pattern recognition of the common forms of anterior uveitis, with minimum dependence on laboratory investigations.
Professor Chee Soon Phaik is a Professor at the National University of Singapore and Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore. She is a senior consultant and heads both the Cataract and Ocular Inflammation and Immunology Departments at the Singapore National Eye Centre. She is a pioneer in Cytomegalovirus infection of the anterior segment, and has also published extensively on ocular tuberculosis, and Vogt-Koyanagi Harada disease.
Professor Manfred Zierhut is Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Tübingen in Germany. He is the President of the International Uveitis Study Group, and Editor-in-Chief of Ocular Immunology and Inflammation. He has published extensively in several areas of uveitis, most recently on the consensus guidelines for vitreoretinal lymphoma. Despite his busy schedule, he has also been an avid traveller, having set foot in nearly 150 different countries.
Professor R. Rathinam is the Chief of Uveitis Service and Principal of PG Institute ophthalmology at Aravind Eye Hospitals, Madurai. She has been one of the pillars of the uveitis community in India. She has made outstanding contributions to various aspects of uveitis ranging from unknown uveitis entities such as trematode-induced uveitis and ocular leptospirosis, to use of immunosuppressives in uveitis. Most of all, she is an amazing human being and is a great example of how to remain grounded despite all the achievements.
|July 2nd, 6 PM||"U & I" Session||Dr. Anup Kelgaonkar and Dr. Soumyava Basu|
|July 9th, 6 PM||Keynote lecture: Approach to Anterior Uveitis and What is HLA-B27 'typical' Uveitis?||Prof. Chee Soon Phaik and Prof. Manfred Zierhut|
|July 16th, 6 PM||Special Interest Group Meeting||Prof. Chee Soon Phaik and Prof. R. Rathinam|
|July 23rd, 7 AM||International Grand Round||Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney, Australia|