Advanced Retinal Therapy

Vienna, Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Scientific Management

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth

Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry
Medical University of Vienna

Adjunct Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University, Chicago

Phone +43 1 40400-79410
Fax +43 1 40400-79120

Contact: sonja.leonhardsberger [at]


(Title image: Fotolia)



Van Swieten Saal at the Medical University of Vienna

Van-Swieten-Gasse 1a
1090 Vienna, Austria




  • 07:30 Registration (until 13.00)
  • 08:15 - 08:30 Welcome & Opening
    • Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, Univ. Prof. Dr.
      Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Medical University of Vienna
      Adjunct Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University Chicago 
  • 08:45 Session I – An OCT-A update
    • Moderator: Andreas Pollreisz, Edoardo Midena
    • A novel classification of CNV by OCT-A
      Giuseppe Querques (Italy)
    • Are retinal function and OCT-A changes related?
      Edoardo Midena (Italy)
    • Macular and retinal ischemia by OCT-A in diabetic disease
      Alain Gaudric (FR)
    • Directional OCT in AMD
      Brandon Lujan (USA)
    • OCT-A in the “other” diseases
      Martine Mauget- Faÿsse (FR)
  • 9:20 PANEL DISCUSSION: How OCT-A has changed our approach to retinal disease
    • Moderator: Andreas Pollreisz
    • Panelists: Giuseppe Querques, Cynthia Toth, Alain Gaudric, Edoardo Midena
  • 9:50 Coffee Break
  • 10:30 Session II - Management of AMD in 2020
    • Moderator: Bianca Gerendas, Cynthia Toth
    • Deep learning for guiding therapy of CNV
      Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth (AT)
    • Insights from the comparison of AMD treatment trials
      Cynthia Toth (USA)
    • What is the impact of genetics in AMD?
      Bernhard Weber (DE)
    • How much multimodal imaging do we need?
      Sandrine Zweifel (CH)
    • Gene therapy for retinal disease
      Rajendra S. Apte (USA)
  • 11:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: Management of AMD: What are the learnings
    • Moderator: Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth
    • Panelists: Rajendra S. Apte, Sandrine Zweifel, Jordi Mones, Cynthia Toth
  • 12:00 Lunch Break
  • 13:00 KEYNOTE LECTURE: How to create a new retina from an old cell
    • Botond Roska (CH)
  • 13.45 Session III – Surgical Retina: The new tools
    • Moderator: Stefan Sacu, Stanislao Rizzo
    • Minimally invasive orbital surgery
      Diego Strianese (IT)
    • What can macular surgery do in myopia?
      José Garcia-Arumi (ES)
    • Latest learnings from intraoperative OCT
      Cynthia Toth (USA)
    • Prognostic OCT factors for surgical macular peeling
      Jean-Pierre Hubschman (USA)
    • 3D viewing systems in retinal surgery
      Stanislao Rizzo (IT)
    • Recent innovations in vitreoretinal surgery
      Michael Georgopoulos (AT)
  • 14:50 - 15:20 PANEL DISCUSSION: Do we have a new age in retinal surgery?
    • Moderator: Jean-Pierre Hubschman
    • Panelists: Stanislao Rizzo, Cynthia Toth, Michael Georgopoulos, Rajendra S. Apte


Online Registration and Payment:
until November 24th, 2018

DFP Credits

Participants will receive 8 DFP-Credits after the meeting.

Registration fees

  • Doctor in training: € 150,-
    (certificate required, please mail to
  • Specialist (regular): € 250,-


Any cancellation should be made via mail or fax +43 1 40400-79120.

  • Before November 3rd, 2018: € 25,- cancellation charge
  • After November 3rd, 2018: € 25,- plus 50% of registration fee
  • After November 24th, 2018: no refund

VAT included in the above rates.



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