Department of Ophthalmology Calendar

Due to continuously emerging concerns regarding COVID-19, we are making adjustments to our Byers Grand Rounds programming and will continue to re-evaluate on moment to moment basis. Please check back regularly for up-to-date information on Grand Rounds and other lectures and teaching.

The Byers Eye Institute at Stanford hosts weekly grand rounds (CME credit is available for attendees), a bi-monthly Vision Science Seminar series, an annual Bettman Lecture in June, and other occasional lectures.

Unless noted otherwise, all grand rounds in the 2019-2020 year will be held from 8-9 AM on Thursdays in the Byers Eye Institute 2nd floor Conference Room D/E, 2452 Watson Court, Palo Alto. Most Vision Science Seminars are Fridays 3-4 pm, basement seminar room 0500, 1651 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto. Please check the full calendar below for schedule and location updates, holiday closures, as well as information on other department lectures, seminars, and events happening throughout the year.

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Visiting Speakers, Grand Rounds and Vision Science Seminar series, 2019-2020*

September 2019   12: Grand Rounds- Dr. Vinod Mootha, Professor of Ophthalmology, UT Southwestern Medical Center

October 2019        10: Grand Rounds- Dr. Tien Wong, Professor & Medical Director, Singapore National Eye Center and Chairman, of Singapore Eye Research                                                            Institute
                                      17: Grand Rounds- Dr. John Chen, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology, Mayo Clinic
                                      18: Stanford Vision Science Seminar- Dr. Heike Kroeger, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
                                      24: Grand Rounds- Dr. Pradeep Ramulu, Chief, Glaucoma Division, Johns Hopkins Medicine
                                      25: Stanford Vision Science Seminar- Dr. Henry Tseng, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Duke Ophthalmology

November 2019    7: Grand Rounds- Dr. Allen Ho, Director of Retina Research, Wills Eye Hospital
                                      8: Stanford Vision Science Seminar- Dr. Timothy Corson, Merrill Grayson Senior Director of Basic and Translational Research, Indiana University

January 2020        17: Stanford Vision Science Seminar- Dr. Tara Alvarez, Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology
                                      23: Grand Rounds- Dr. Yannis Paulus, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Kellogg Eye Center
                                      24: Stanford Vision Science Seminar- Dr. Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, Chair, University of Utah
                                      30: Grand Rounds- Dr. Andrew Moshfeghi, Director of Clinical Trials, and the Medical Retina and Surgical Retina Fellowship Programs, USC                                                         Roski Eye Institute

February 2020      14: Stanford Vision Science Seminar- Dr. Hao Zhang, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Northwestern University
                                      20: Grand Rounds- Dr. Patrice Fort, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Kellogg Center
                                      21: Stanford Vision Science Seminar-Dr. Alessandra Angelucci, Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Utah
                                      27: Grand Rounds- Dr. Eric Gaier, Instructor in Ophthalmology,   Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

March 2020             6: Stanford Vision Science Seminar -Dr. Rui Chen, Professor,  Baylor College of Medicine
                                      19: Grand Rounds- Dr. Tirin Moore, Professor of Neurobiology, Stanford University
                                      20: Stanford Vision Science Seminar-Dr. Daniel Chao, Assistant Clinical Professor, Shiley Eye Institute, UCSD
                                      26: Grand Rounds- Dr. Dan Stamer, Professor of Ophthalmology, Duke University, and President, ARVO

April 2020                3: Stanford Vision Science Seminar- Dr. Shyamanga Borooah, Assistant Clinical Professor, Shiley Eye Institute, UCSD
                                      9: Grand Rounds- Dr. Bartly Mondino, Chair, UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute
                                      16: Grand Rounds- Dr. Felice Dunn, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, UCSF
                                      17: Stanford Vision Science Seminar- Dr. Christine Wildsoet, Professor of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley
                                      23: Grand Rounds- Dr. Sharon Freedman, Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Duke Ophthalmology

May 2020                11: Grand Rounds- Inaugural Optic Disc Drusen Virtual Conference

June 2020                4: Grand Rounds- Dr. Robert Goldberg, ASOPRS Fellowship Director, UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute
                                      26: Stanford Vision Science Seminar- Dr. Lucio Schiapparelli, Staff Scientist, Hollis Cline’s Lab at the Scripps Research Institute

*Schedule subject to change