American Academy of Ophthalmology 2011 Annual Meeting: Featured Interviews

The annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology was held in Orlando, Fla., in October 2011. This annual meeting is the single largest gathering of medical professionals who study diseases and conditions of the eye. The weeklong event draws international participation for educational seminars, business meetings, and a wide range of presentations, symposia and panels about ophthalmology research and practice updates. Mayo Clinic's Department of Ophthalmology was well represented in all areas, with Jonathan M. Holmes, M.D., receiving special recognition for his research on amblyopia. Mayo Clinic physicians, working with Mayo Clinic's Department of Public Affairs staff, conducted a series of video and audio interviews with American Academy of Ophthalmology officers and other leaders in the field.

Featured video interviews

Richard Abbott, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco; 2011 president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

John Clarkson, M.D.
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute; executive director of the American Board of Ophthalmology

Douglas Koch, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine; 2012 president of the American Ophthalmological Society

David Parke II, M.D.
CEO and executive vice president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

William Rich III, M.D.
Northern Virginia Ophthalmology Associates; medical director of health policy for the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Humphrey Taylor
Chair of The Harris Poll; public trustee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Robert Waller, M.D.
Mayo Clinic emeritus physician; 2011 recipient of the Howe Medal from the American Ophthalmological Society

George Williams, M.D.
Chair of the Ophthalmology Department at Oakland University-William Beaumont School of Medicine; member of the Relative Value Update Committee, an independent expert panel

Ruth Williams, M.D.
Wheaton Eye Clinic; 2012 president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Featured audio interview

Paul Ginsburg, Ph.D.
President of the Center for Studying Health System Change; public trustee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology