Cogan Ophthalmic History Society 32nd Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.      

March 15-17, 2019

 Friday, March 15

Pre-program events:

 

All of these tours are free. No reservation is necessary for Washington National Cathedral or Library of Congress tours.

You must contact Pam Sieving (pamsieving@gmail.com) by March 5 if you plan to attend the

Folger Shakespeare Library tour.  Transportation to and from the tours is on your own (via taxi, Uber, Lyft, etc.).

10:00 – 11:30 am     Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

an unusual and delightful tour emphasizing humorous and whimsical aspects of the Cathedral, as well as including traditional elements. Of note, the Cathedral’s 112 gargoyles manifest a high prevalence of eye and ocular adnexal abnormalities. 

 

12:45 -- 2:15 pm     Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 E. Capital Street, SE

a special tour of the reading room and of the vault with the world’s largest collection for the study of Shakespeare and his time. You also can view the public exhibit of that week: First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas. 

   

3:00 – 5:00 pm     Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue, SE

a unique tour, including music and performing arts collections of the Library, which are not usually covered on tours. 

5:45 – 7:00 pm Reception

Georgetown University Hotel and Convention Center, South Gallery. Dinner on your own.

 

Saturday, March 16

Georgetown University Hotel and Convention Center

7:00 – 11:00 am           Breakfast buffet available in the Faculty Club Restaurant

 

Salon H:

7:50 — 8:00 am           WELCOME

Session 1

8:00 – 8:20      Arch: Milton’s Blindness

8:20 – 8:40      Bullock, Warwar, Hawley: Euler’s Right Eye – The Mysterious Oculopathy of a

Mathematical Genius

8:40 – 9:00      Schwartz, Leffler, Grzybowski: Famous Monocular Warriors

9:00 – 9:20      Fishman, Fishman: The Genius of Art Tatum, a Blind Black Pianist: His Impact on

the Development of Jazz

9:20 — 9:35      Hughes: Eyes of Gold – Incorporating Gold into Eye Care: A History          

9:35 — 9: 55   Luu: Electrotherapeutics in Ophthalmology: A Shocking Tale

9:55 – 10:10  BREAK (See posters by Eliasoph: An Obscure Eye Surgeon and a Very Famous

Son; Leffler: Aspiration of Cataract in 1815 in Philadelphia, PA; Piorunski: A View of

Baltimore Ophthalmology Before the Wilmer Eye Institute. Posters will also be available for

viewing at lunch and afternoon breaks); and Eliasoph and Sieving: Charles Joe Snyder:

Architect of Our Ophthalmic Heritage

Session 2

10:10 — 10:30 Blanchard: Dr. Bacteria or Dr. Santiago Ramon y Cajal (presented by Albert)

10:30 – 10:45  Lucian, Enzenauer: Novels, Storytelling and the Eye: Creative Writing Viewed

through the Ophthalmologist’s Lens

10:45 — 11:05 Gittinger: Night Blindness in Soldiers and Sailors: From Malingering to Malnutrition

11:05 – 11:25  Newman: Evolution of Modern Cataract Surgery      

 

11:25 – 12:15  SNYDER LECTURE

David Harper: The Sociology of Refractive Errors: The Good, the Bad, and the Mysterious

 

12:15 – 1:00  LUNCH: Faculty Club Restaurant

Session 3

1:-00 – 1:20    Medow, Goyal, Rand: It’s His Fault! The Complications of Dieffenbach’s Primacy

1:20 – 1:40      Marmor: Did Leonardo Have Strabismus?

1:40 – 2:00      Karcioglu: Ophthalmic Pathology in the Parable of the Blind Leading the Blind by

Pieter Bruegel

2:00 – 2:20      Sassani: The History and Physical of the Medical Record

2:20 – 2:35      Horn: How Did Implementation of Medicare Affect Ophthalmologists

2:35 – 2:50      Deegan, Enzenauer: From Trinity to Today – The Evolution of Military Head and

Neck Trauma Teams

2:50 – 3:10      Fishman: James Lind and the Scurvy Treatment Trial           

3:10 – 3:25     BREAK

 

 

 Session 4

3:25 – 3:45      Albert: Clyde Keeler and the Dark Side of Genetics

3:45 – 4:05      MacDonald: X-linked Ocular Albinism – Mapping and Cloning the Gene                 

4:05 – 4:25      Margo: From Starch to Misfolded Protein. Milestones in the Scientific Understanding

of Amyloid

4:25 – 4:40      Wilkinson: The Expansion of Clinical Syndromes as Emphasized by the Story of the

Urrets-Zavalia (U-Z) Syndrome

4:40 – 4:55     Hertle: The History of Eye Movement Recording: 200 Years of Investigation

4:55 – 5:05      Keeler: Cogan Ophthalmic History Society 33rdAnnual Meeting, June 4-7, 2020 –

                                    London!

 

5:30               SHUTTLES DEPART FOR COSMOS CLUB

                        DRINKS & HORS D’OEUVRES: Long Gallery (2nd floor)

GROUP PHOTO: staircase apparent towards the right as you enter Cosmos Club

6:45                SPECIAL GUEST LECTURE: Crentz Room (adjacent to Long Gallery)

                                    Patrick Freeny: The Great Bear Rain Forest

7:45                 DINNER: Members Dining Room (adjacent to Crentz Room)

9:15               SHUTTLES DEPART FOR GUHCC

 

Sunday, March 17

7:00 – 11:00 am           Breakfast buffet available in the Faculty Club Restaurant

7:10 – 7:45 am EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING: Faculty Club Restaurant                      

Salon H:

 7:50 – 8:20      BUSINESS MEETING (members only)

 

Session 5

8:30 – 8:50      Ravin: Louisa May Alcott: Celebrating 150 years of Little Women.

8:50—9:10 Jokl: Hermann Knapp and Hermann von Helmholtz at Columbia P&S October 3, 1893

9:10 – 9:30      Letocha: Why an Eye Hospital, Mr. Wills?

9:30 – 9:50      van Alfen: Samuel Mackenzie Elliot: New York City Oculist

9:50 – 10:10     Mark: Franciscus Maurolicus Revisited

10:10 – 10:35  Feibel: William Wallace (1860-1940): British Ophthalmologist and Classical Music

Composer 

10:35 – 10:50   BREAK

 

Session 6

10:50 – 11:10  Neri-Vela, Sánchez-Fernández: Observation of Microfilariae of O. Volvulusin the

    Anterior Chamber of the Eye

11:10 — 11:30 Schwab: The Evolution of Accommodation

11:30 – 11:45  Bohigian: The Caduceus vs. Staff of Aesculapius – One Snake or Two?

11:45 – 12:05  Galst: Why are Spectacles Depicted on the 1582 Siege Coins of Audenarde

12:05 – 12:25  Franceschetti: The Story Behind Amsler’s Grid         

12:25 – 12:45   Muirhead: The First Published Ophthalmoscopic Illustrations

12:45 – 1:05  Keeler: Celebrating Frans Donder’s 200thAnniversary

 

1:05                CONCLUDING REMARKS       

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