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2014 OMIG Agenda

Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group
48th Annual Meeting
Friday October 17th, 2014
The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago Hotel
Chigago, Illinois

Dr. Bennie Jeng and Dr. Irmgard Behlau

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6:45 a.m. Registration
7:30 a.m. Introduction by Moderators
7:35 a.m.

2013 Harry Hirsch Leiter Award Recipient: Russell Van Gelder
"Torque Teno virus Associated with Culture Negative Endophthalmitis"

7:43 a.m.

1. Gen-Probe® Aptima® is a Validated New Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) for Detecting Chlamydia trachomatis from Ocular Samples
Regis P. Kowalski, MS, M(ASCP)

7:51 a.m.

2. Identification of a Novel Cytotoxic Protease and Characterization of Secreted Proteases by
Keratitis Isolates of Serratia marcescens

Robert M.Q. Shanks, PhD

7:59 a.m. --abstract withdrawn--
8:07 a.m.

4. Extensively Drug Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Keratitis: Clinical Features, Risk Factors,
and Outcome

Merle Fernandes, MS

8:15 a.m. 5. Impediment of Corneal Cell Migration by a Bacterial Factor
Kimberly M. Brothers, PhD
8:23 a.m. 6. Put the Preservative in the Bottle, Not the Eye!
Richard A. Eiferman, MD
8:31 a.m. 7. Diffusion of Antimicrobials Across Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses
Kristin M. Hunt, BS
8:39 a.m. 8. Effect of Moxifloxacin on Fungal Keratitis
Ryan Barrett, MD
8:47 a.m. 9. Microbiological and Chemical Analyses of Alexidine-Plastic Interaction:  Implications for the Worldwide ReNu with MoistureLoc-Related Fusarium Keratitis Event of 2004-2006
John D. Bullock, MD, MPH, MSc
8:55 a.m. 10. Infectious Crystalline Keratopathy due to Candida Parapsilosis
Diem Bui, MD
9:03 a.m. 11. Visual Function Questionnaire Outcomes in the Mycotic Ulcer Treatment Trial:
a Randomized Trial Comparing Natamycin to Voriconazole

Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer, MD
9:11 a.m. 12. Endogenous Fungal Endophthalmitis in Intravenous Drug Abusers: Is the Incidence on the Rise?
Henry D. Holt, MD
9:19 a.m. 13. Candida parapsilosis Complex Exogenous Endophthalmitis and Biofilm Formation
Rodrigo Morizot, MD
9:27 a.m. 14. Alterations in Corneal Nerve Density and Function in Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus Associated with Central vs. Peripheral Corneal Involvement
Rodrigo Muller, MD
9:45 a.m. 15. Detection and Prevalence of Adenoviral Conjunctivitis in Hospital Employees Using Real-time PCR as an Infection Prevention Tool
Irene C. Kuo, MD
9:53 a.m. 16. The Evaluation of Topical SPL, a Novel Dendrimer Antiviral, against Adenovirus in NZW Rabbit Ocular Models
Eric Romanowski, MS
10:01 a.m. 17. Patients with Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus Demonstrate Progressive Corneal Nerve Damage by In Vivo Confocal Microscopy
Ahmad Kheirkhah, MD
10:09 a.m. 18. Herpes Simplex Vegetans Presenting as a Conjunctival Lesion: A Case Report
Lena Dixit, MD
10:17 a.m. 19. The Contribution of T cells to Corneal Angiogenic Privilege in Transplantation
Antonio Di Zazzo, MD
10:25 a.m. 20. Topical Tacrolimus in Thygeson's Superficial Punctate Keratitis
Maria Carolina Marquezan, MD
10:33 a.m. 21. Surgery versus Interferon Alpha 2b for Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia (OSSN); a Literature Based Decision Analysis
Andrew Siedlecki
, MD
10:41 a.m. 22. Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Topical Combination Therapy in Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)
Yureeda Qazi, MD
10:49 a.m. 23. Proinflammatory Th1 and Th17 Cells Provide B Cell Help in Dry Eye Disease
Brinda Subbarayal, MD
10:57 a.m. 24. Characterization of Ocular Pain Features in Dry Eye
Leonid Zlotcavitch, BA
11:05 a.m.

25. Dry Eye Symptom Severity and Persistence are Associated with Features of Neuropathic Pain
Scott D. Walter, MD

11:15 a.m. Thygeson Lecture: “What Have We Learned About Alloimmunity and Autoimmunity From Experimental Cornea Models?”
Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH
Claes H. Dohlman Professor of Ophthalmology
Vice Chairman and Associate Chief of Ophthalmology for Academic Programs
Director, Cornea & Refractive Surgery
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Senior Scientist
Schepens Eye Research Institute
Mass Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School
11:55 a.m. Closing Comments
12:15 p.m.

Business Luncheon, Marquette Park Room

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