Session 1. Basic Science & Technology (Non-CME)

Moderators: Yali Jia and Hao F. Zhang

8:10 am: Imaging the retinal and choroidal microvasculature using AO-ICG, Johnny Tam, NIH/NEI

8:20 am: In vivo characterization of human retina hemodynamics at the single capillary and the single blood cell level using high speed adaptive optics near-confocal ophthalmoscopy, Yuhua Zhang, University of California, Los Angeles

8:30 am: Recent Advances in cellular resolution neuro-vascular retina imaging, Robert J. Zawadzki, University of California, Davis

8:40 am: Volumetric fluorescein angiography by oblique scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, Ji Yi, Boston University

8:50 am:  Light evoked retinal activation is metabolically coupled to increases in human retinal, choroidal and optic nerve head blood flow measured simultaneously by laser speckle flowgraphy, Randy Kardon, University of Iowa 

9:00 am:  Microvascular remodeling over time in patients with diabetes, Ann Elsner, Indiana University 

9:10 am:  Discussion

Session 2. OCTA technology updates ( Non-CME )

Moderators:  Ann Elsner and Richard Rosen  

9:20 am: Quantification of choriocapillaris with OCTA, lessons learnt, Ruikang Wang, University of Washington

9:30 am: Differential artery-vein analysis in OCTA, Xincheng Yao, University of Illinois Chicago

9:40 am: AI-aid detection and quantification of vascular pathologies on OCTA, Yali Jia, Oregon Health & Science University

9:50 am: Imaging conventional outflow pathway in mouse using vis-OCT and vis-OCTA, Hao F. Zhang, Northwestern University

10:00 am:  Quantitative OCTA parameters for evaluation of diabetic retinopathy, Richard Rosen, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai 

10:10 am: Discussion

10:20 am: Refreshment break and exhibition

Session 3. Glaucoma & Optic Nerve Diseases (CME)

Moderators: Kazuhisa Sugiyama and David Huang

10:45 am: Vascular factor in normal-tension glaucoma, Kazuhisa Sugiyama, Kanazawa University

10:55 am: Laser speckle flowgraphy in glaucoma, Toru Nakazawa, Tohoku University

11:05 am: Can OCTA replace visual field in glaucoma evaluation? David Huang, Oregon Health & Science University 

11:15 am: Is OCTA Ready for Clinical Practice in Glaucoma? Robert Weinreb, University of California, San Diego

11:25 am: Discussion

Session 4. Neurological & Systemic Diseases (CME)

Moderators: Lisa Silbert and David Huang

11:35 am: Retinal vasculature and cognitive impairment, Delia Cabrera Debuc, University of Miami

11:45 am:  Laser speckle ocular blood flow and pulsatility in heart failure patients Implanted with a left ventricular assistive device, Ryuya Hashimoto, University of Iowa

11:55 am: Novel screening modality for aortic stenosis: Doppler OCT flowmeter, Akitoshi Yoshida, Asahikawa Medical University

12:05 pm: Retinal microvascular alterations in chronic kidney disease, Ling Yeung, Chang Gung University

12:15 pm: Discussion

IOCS Business Meeting - Members only

12:30 pm: Membership and finances, Executive committee

12:40 pm: Meeting plans, President and president-elect

12:50 pm: Discussions, All members

1:00 pm: Business meeting adjourns

Lunch and Poster Session

12:30 pm: Lunch buffet

1:00 pm: Desserts and coffee served

1:15 pm: Poster session

Session 5. Physiology & Pathophysiology (CME)

Moderators: Mary Hartnett and  Phil Rosenfeld

2:15 pm: Extending physiologic retinal vascularization by specific knockdown of retinal endothelial cell vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2), Mary E. Hartnett, University of Utah

2:25 pm: Studying neurovascular coupling with OCTA, Amani Fawzi, Northwestern University

2:35 pm: Discussion

Session 6. Diabetic Retinopathy (CME)

Moderators: Amani Fawzi and Steve Bailey

2:45 pm: Visual acuity and foveal structure in eyes with "fragmented" foveal avascular zones, Rachel Linderman, Medical College of Wisconsin

2:55 pm: Supervised machine learning based multi-task artificial intelligence classification of retinopathies, Minhaj Alam, University of Illinois Chicago

3:05 pm: Quantifying retinal capillary non-perfusion in diabetic retinopathy using wide-field swept-source OCTA, Siyu Chen,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3:15 pm: OCTA analysis of the choriocapillaris layer in treatment-naïve diabetic eyes, Jingyuan Yang

3:25 pm: OCTA biomarkers for predicting visual outcomes after Ranibizumab treatment for diabetic macular edema, Yi-Ting Hsieh

3:35 pm: Discussion

3:45 pm: Refreshment break and exhibition

Session 7. AMD & Other Retinal Diseases (CME)

Moderators: Phil Rosenfeld and Amani Fawzi

4:10 pm: Detection of reduced retinal vessel density in eyes with geographic atrophy secondary to AMD using PR-OCTA, Steven Bailey, Oregon Health & Science University

4:20 pm: OCT imaging of the choroicapillaris and choroid in AMD, Philip Rosenfeld, University of Miami

4:30 pm: Comparison study of swept source OCT and spectral-domain OCT on PCV, Min Wang, Fudan University

4:40 pm: A comparison study of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy imaged with Indocyanine green angiography and swept source OCT angiography, Seung-Young Yu, Kyung Hee University

4:50 pm: Choroidal vascular structures in eyes with chronic central serous, Tomohiro Lida, Fukushima Medical University

5:00 pm: Collateral vessels formation in branch retinal vein occlusion: anatomic and functional, Kotaro Tsuboi, Aichi Medical University

5:10 pm: Discussion

5:20 pm: Best poster presentation & wrap-up

5:30 pm: Meeting adjourns


5:30 pm: Reception starts

6:15 pm: Reception closes

Submit your abstract

 The deadline for submitting an abstract to the inaugural 2019 IOCS Annual Conference has passed.

Submission closed

Excursion details

There are two excursions to choose from: hiking or wine tour. The cost for each excursion is $80 and is separate from the workshop registration fee.

Trillium Lake Hiking (pdf)


Willamette Valley Wine Tour (pdf)