Dear AUS Members and Guests,
I invite you to attend the 19th Annual AUS Winter Symposium, January 17-19, 2015 at The Canyons Grand Summit Hotel in Park City, UT. This meeting is open to both members and non-members of the American Uveitis Society.
This year’s primary afternoon/evening topics are herpetic uveitis and uveitis remission. Herpetic uveitis was chosen because of the varied clinical presentations, and controversies regarding diagnosis and treatment. Uveitis remission was chosen based on advances in our understanding of mechanisms of uveitic disease remission, and new methods to induce uveitis remission to manage this potentially blinding disease.
Internationally recognized experts have been chosen as invited speakers. In addition, the talks will be enhanced with free paper presentations on these topics that will be given during the corresponding evening sessions.
As in past years, the meeting will include free papers and case presentations by attendees. These will be solicited at the time of registration.
For the third year in a row, I am pleased to announce that The AUS will be awarding 3 travel grants, funded by Santen, Inc., to ophthalmology fellows-in-training. The grant will cover registration, travel and accommodations up to $3,000 for each award winner to attend the meeting. The travel grant awardees will give a 10-minute free paper presentation at the meeting. To be considered for this award, the trainee must submit an abstract related to the field of uveitis, according to standard format, “Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusion.” Awardees will be selected based on the abstract content.
The abstract must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 31, 2014.
Glenn J. Jaffe, MD
AUS Winter Symposium Program Chairman