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2020 OPS Mid Year Program
  The 2020 Mid-Year program is coming up!


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The 2020 OPS Mid-Year Educational Program is being held at the National Eye Institute, Bethesda, Maryland May 15-16, 2020.
This year‘s program will provide two full days of thought-provoking, research-themed education, including topics such as Basic Human Genetics for Ophthalmic Medical Personnel, Genetic and Rare Diseases that Affect the Eye, Adaptive Optics: An Advanced Optical Imaging Technique, Clinical Research Imaging in Ocular Oncology and Autologous Cell Therapy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration. The program’s faculty is comprised of leading physician experts and eye imaging specialists in clinical research in ophthalmology. Two accredited Vendor Forums are also scheduled, which will enhance your practical knowledge and provide opportunities to gain hands-on experience.

Our keynote speaker, Catherine Cukras, M.D., PhD., is a retinal specialist and noted ophthalmic clinical research scholar at the National Eye Institute.  She heads the Unit on Clinical Investigation of Retinal Disease at the NEI.  Her work is focused on inherited retinal degenerations, a family of blinding eye diseases which currently lack therapy, with an aim to elucidate the processes underlying photoreceptor degeneration, towards the goal of the development of new treatments.  




Please mark your calendars for May 15-16, 2020 and start making your travel plans to attend this interesting and informative program.  Expect to be educated and entertained by first-rate experts in ophthalmology on the Maryland campus of the foremost biomedical research agency in the world - the National Institutes of Health!



NIH (National Institutes of Health) Campus and the Natcher Auditorium at the National Eye Institute.



National Eye Institute
45 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20894

An application has been submitted for 16 OPS and JCAHPO-A Continuing Education Credits 

Hotel Information

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Silver Spring

8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910, USATEL: +1-301-589-5200FAX: +1-301-563-3832

Click Here to Reserve a Room with OPS Group Rate  If guests prefer to call to make reservations (1-800-471-6399) they may reference group code OPS to quickly book a room within our room block.

The hotel is located in Silver Spring, Maryland, a few miles from NEI, OPS will provide bus transportation to and from the meeting.

Click here for information on surrounding area



Travel Information Coming Soon.


We would like to thank our sponsors for their financial support, sharing their equipment and offering their expertise during the program.

Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc; EyeKor; Fundus Photo, LLC; Genentech, Inc.; Heidelberg Engineering Inc.; Optos, Inc.; Optovue, Inc.; Phoenix Technology Group; Topcon Medical Systems

If you would like to sponsor the program, please contact Barbara McCalley at
or 417-725-0181.  

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