Vit-Buckle Society 2021: THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode 1)

4/14/2021 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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About the Society:

The Vit-Buckle Society (VBS) is a society of fellowship-trained vitreoretinal surgeons who are committed to sharing innovative strategies for the surgical management of retinal disorders in an environment that fosters collegiality. 

Event Description:

VBS 2021: THE FORCE AWAKENS will consist of two episodes (April 14 and May 20, 2021). 

The first episode includes dynamic video-based surgical presentations with audience participation and interactive debates covering controversies in surgical retina. Topics will include pearls for uveitis and trauma surgery, surgical innovations to treat medical retina diseases, debates surrounding secondary IOL techniques, and a special session focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion in retina. 

The course is followed by a symposium entitled “Maximizing the Retinal Surgeon’s Skillset - Handling the Conjunctiva” sponsored by Genentech (9:30-10:30 PM ET). 

Academic Program Committee   

Avni Patel Finn, MD

Jay Sridhar, MD

Basil Williams, MD

Yoshihiro Yonekawa, MD 

VBS Leadership

Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD: President (Board of Trustees)

R. Ross Lakhanpal, MD: Immediate Past President (Board of Trustees)

Audina M. Berrocal, MD: VP, Social Events (Board of Trustees)

R.V. Paul Chan, MD, MSc: (Board of Trustees)

Royce W.S. Chen, MD: VP, Trainee Mentorship (Board of Trustees)

Jorge Fortun, MD: (Board of Trustees)

Mrinali Gupta, MD: VP, Education

Derek Kunimoto, MD, JD: VP, Governance & Compliance (Board of Trustees Emeritus)

Geeta A. Lalwani, MD: VP, Corporate Relations (Board of Trustees)

Charles W. Mango, MD: VP, Secretary (Board of Trustees)

Anton Orlin, MD: VP, Treasurer (Board of Trustees)

Aleksandra Rachitskaya, MD: VP, Membership (Board of Trustees)

Andrew Schimel, MD: VP, Wellness

Jay Sridhar, MD: VP, Website & Information Technology

Camila Ventura, MD, PhD: VP, International

Yoshihiro Yonekawa, MD: VP, Annual Academic Program

Thomas Albini, MD: (Board of Trustees Emeritus)

John Kitchens, MD: (Board of Trustees Emeritus)

Andrew Moshfeghi, MD, MBA: (Board of Trustees Emeritus)

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