Course Information
International Retinal Imaging Symposium (IntRIS 2019)

California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA
570 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California
March 16, 2019

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Course Description

The International Retinal Imaging Symposium (IntRIS 2019) will feature a series of lectures devoted to advanced retinal imaging and the newest developments in this exciting field. Innovative systems such as fundus autofluorescence, ultra-widefield imaging, spectral domain and swept source optical coherence tomography (OCT), and OCT angiography will all be covered. A groundbreaking session on artificial intelligence and deep learning will also be highlighted in the program. IntRIS 2019 will include a full day of lectures by many of the world’s experts in retinal imaging who will speak on recent innovations in retinal imaging that have occurred in this rapidly advancing field. Our world-renowned faculty will aim to familiarize course participants with the newest evolving technologies and will guide and instruct our registrants in the application of these advanced systems and in the interpretation of novel and challenging imaging findings. This will help our participants better manage their patients with macular and retinal disorders and achieve better patient outcomes in their practices.

We welcome your participation at IntRIS 2019 which promises to provide insight and understanding in retinal imaging and showcase the integral importance of innovative retinal imaging in the evaluation and management of retinal disease.

Registration Information


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By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
IntRIS 2019
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By Fax

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

Use your American Express, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620

Course Fees

  • $350.00


A handling fee of $75 will be deducted from each cancelled registration. No refund for cancellation after February 15, 2019.


David Sarraf, M.D. SriniVas Sadda, M.D.
K. Bailey Freund, M.D.  
Thomas Ach, M.D. Won Ki Lee, M.D.
Jiwon Baek, M.D. Belinda Leong, M.D.
Francesco Bandello, M.D. Brandon Lujan, M.D.
Steven Bailey, M.D. William Mieler, M.D.
Caroline Baumal, M.D. Eduardo Navajas, M.D.
Paul Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D. Francesco Pichi, M.D.
Barbara Blodi, M.D. Maximillian Pfau, M.D.
Enrico Borrelli, M.D. Rony Preti, M.D.
Vittorio Capuano, M.D. Giuseppe Querques, M.D., Ph.D.
Gemmy Cheung, M.D. Tushar Ranchod, M.D.
Netan Choudhry, M.D. Kasra Rezaei, M.D.
Christine Curcio, Ph.D. Richard Rosen, M.D.
Rosa Dolz Marco, M.D., Ph.D. Philip Rosenfeld, M.D., Ph.D.
Amitha Domalpally, M.D. SriniVas Sadda, M.D.
Chantal Dysli, M.D. David Sarraf, M.D.
Amani Fawzi, M.D. Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, M.D.
Anibal Francone, M.D. J. Sebag, M.D.
K. Bailey Freund, M.D. Eric Souied, M.D., Ph.D.
James Fujimoto, Ph.D. Richard Spaide, M.D.
Alain Gaudric, M.D. Giovanni Staurenghi, M.D.
Isaac Gendelman, M.D. Natarajan Sundaram, M.D.
Frank Holz, M.D. Nadia Waheed, M.D.
Michael Ip, M.D. Ruikang Wang, Ph.D.
Yali Jia, Ph.D. Lawrence Yannuzzi, M.D.
Jesse Jung, M.D. Young Hee Yoon, M.D., Ph.D.
Jennifer Kang-Mieler, Ph.D. Seung-Young Yu, M.D., Ph.D.
Pearse Keane, M.D. Suzanne Yzer, M.D., Ph.D.
Eung Suk Kim, M.D. Yuhua Zhang, PhD
Alexander Brucker, M.D. Bruno Lumbroso, M.D.
Barbara Blodi, M.D. Giuseppe Querques, M.D., Ph.D.
Gemmy Cheung, M.D. Philip Rosenfeld, M.D., Ph.D.
Christine Curcio, Ph.D. SriniVas Sadda, M.D.
Amani Fawzi, M.D. David Sarraf, M.D.
K. Bailey Freund, M.D. Richard Spaide, M.D.
Lee Jampol, M.D. Lawrence Yannuzzi, M.D.

Program Agenda

March 16, 2019

6:15 Registration and Continental Breakfast
Innovations: Deep Learning
Moderator: SriniVas Sadda, M.D.
7:00 MEDnet, a Neural Network for Automated Detection of AVascular Area in OCT Angiography
Yali Jia, Ph.D.
7:10 The Moorfields-Deep Mind Collaboration: An Update on the First Results
Pearse Keane, M.D.
7:20 Artificial Intelligence for Morphology-Based Function Predictions
Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, M.D., Maximillian Pfau, M.D.
7:25 Validation of Medios: An Offline Smartphone-Based AI in Automated Diabetic Retinopathy Screening using the Non Mydriatic Fundus on Phone (NM FOP)
Natarajan Sundaram, M.D.
7:30 Discussion
Innovations: Imaging I
Moderator: Richard Spaide, M.D.
7:40 Standard Retinas in Quantified Fundus Autofluorescence Imaging - Prerequisite to Discriminate the Diseased Retina
Thomas Ach, M.D.
7:45 Macular Pigment: A New Imaging Tool for Retinal and Neurological Diseases
Giovanni Staurenghi, M.D.
7:55 Clinical Applications of Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Ophthalmoscopy (FLIO)
Paul Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D.
8:05 Discussion
Innovations: Imaging II
Moderator: Bruno Lumbroso, M.D.
8:10 Rapid Array Capture Technology
Tushar Ranchod, M.D.
8:15 High Magnification Imaging in Research and Clinical Practice
Frank Holz, M.D., Chantal Dysli, M.D.
8:20 Tracer Kinetic Model Optimized for Dynamic Fluorescein Angiography in Early Diabetic Retinopathy
Jennifer Kang-Mieler, Ph.D.
8:25 Discussion
Innovations: Imaging III
Moderator: Amani Fawzi, M.D.
8:35 Advances in Ultrahigh Speed SS-OCT and Ultrahigh Resolution SD-OCT Technologies for Assessing Vascular and Photoreceptor Impairment
James Fujimoto, Ph.D.
8:45 Attenuation Correction Assisted Automatic Segmentation for Assessing Choroidal Thickness and Vasculature with Swept-Source OCT
Ruikang Wang, Ph.D.
8:55 Correlation of Quantitative Measurements with Diabetic Disease Severity Utilizing Multiple En Face OCTA Images
Jesse Jung, M.D.
9:00 Discussion
Anatomy and Imaging
Moderator: Christine Curcio, Ph.D.
9:10 SS-OCT En-Face Analysis of the Vitreous Cavity
Belinda Leong, M.D.
9:15 En Face OCT Identification of New Foveal Anatomical Landmark
David Sarraf, M.D.
9:20 Hemodynamic Response of the Three Retinal Capillary Plexuses in Dark Adaptation and Flicker Stimulation using OCT Angiography
Amani Fawzi, M.D.
9:30 Topographic Distribution of Choriocapillaris Flow Deficits in Healthy Eyes
SriniVas Sadda, M.D.
9:40 Classification and Guidelines for Widefield Imaging Recommendations from the International Widefield Imaging Study Group
Netan Choudhry, M.D.
9:45 Discussion
Pathology and Imaging
Moderator: K. Bailey Freund, M.D.
10:00 Cuticular Drusen: Multimodal Imaging and Clinico-Pathological Correlation
Lawrence Yannuzzi, M.D.
10:10 Histologic Correlates of Optical Coherence Tomography Signatures in Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Christine Curcio, Ph.D.
10:20 Type 1 Aneurysmal NV (Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy) in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Rosa Dolz Marco, M.D., Ph.D.
10:30 Discussion
10:40 Break
Non-NeoVascular AMD
Moderator: Philip Rosenfeld, M.D., Ph.D.
11:00 Natural History, Morphology and Impact on Photoreceptors of SubRetinal Drusenoid Deposits in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Yuhua Zhang, Ph.D.
11:10 Reticular Pseudodrusen: Prevalence and Risk of Late Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Amitha Domalpally, M.D.
11:20 Precursors and Development of Geographic Atrophy with Autofluorescence Imaging
Barbara Blodi, M.D.
11:30 Discussion
Non-NeoVascular AMD
Moderator: Barbara Blodi, M.D.
11:40 Impact of Bleaching on Photoreceptors in Different Intermediate AMD Phenotypes
Enrico Borrelli, M.D.
11:50 Changes in the Choriocapillaris in Dry AMD: Longitudinal Data
Nadia Waheed, M.D.
12:00 Relationship Between Choriocapillaris Flow Deficits Around Geographic Atrophy and Enlargement Rates Based on Swept Source OCT Imaging
Philip Rosenfeld, M.D., Ph.D.
12:10 Discussion
NeoVascular AMD
Moderator: Lawrence Yannuzzi, M.D.
12:20 Pigment Epithelium Detachment Dimple as a Result of Hyperreflective Sub-Retinal Membrane
Vittorio Capuano, M.D.
12:25 Detection and Follow-up of Non-Exudative Choroidal NeoVascularization in Age-Related Macular Degeneration with Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography
Steven Bailey, M.D.
12:30 OCTA-Guided Laser Therapy for Choroidal NeoVascular Membranes
Eric Souied, M.D., Ph.D.
12:35 Discussion
NeoVascular AMD
Moderator: David Sarraf, M.D.
12:40 Predicting Treatment Response and Visual Acuity in Wet AMD Based on Quantitative Analysis of OCT
Michael Ip, M.D.
12:50 New Proposal for the Pathophysiology of Type 3 NeoVascularization as Based on Multimodal Imaging Findings
Richard Spaide, M.D.
1:00 Can AMD Treat Itself?
K. Bailey Freund, M.D.
1:10 Discussion
1:20 Lunch Break
Moderator: Gemmy Cheung, M.D.
2:30 Staging of Pachychoroid Spectrum Disease
Seung-Young Yu, M.D., Ph.D.
2:40 Choroidal Morphology under Pachydrusen
Won Ki Lee, M.D., Jiwon Baek, M.D.
2:50 ICGA and SD-OCT Evaluation of Aneurysmal Lesions in PCV
Gemmy Cheung, M.D.
3:00 Choroidal Thickness in Eyes with Choroidal NeoVascularization Due to Multifocal Choroiditis/Punctate Inner Choroidopathy
Giuseppe Querques, M.D., Ph.D.
3:10 Multimodel Imaging Including OCT-A in Staphyloma Induced Serous Maculopathy
Suzanne Yzer, M.D., Ph.D.
3:20 Discussion
Diabetes I
Moderator: Alexander Brucker, M.D.
3:35 OCT Angiography of Intraretinal Microvascular Abnormalities (IRMA)
Caroline Baumal, M.D.
3:45 Morphofunctional Analysis of the Retina in Type 1 Diabetic Patients without Complications after 30 Years of Disease
Francesco Bandello, M.D.
3:55 Dynamic Structural and Functional Assessment of Macular Ischemia
Brandon Lujan, M.D.
4:05 Prevalence of Superficial and Deep Retinal Capillary Plexus Ischemia in Different Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy
Rony Preti, M.D.
4:10 Sectoral Analysis of Choriocapillaris Flow Deficits in Diabetic Retinopathy using OCT-Angiography
Nadia Waheed, M.D., Isaac Gendelman, M.D.
4:15 Discussion
Diabetes II
Moderator: Lee Jampol, M.D.
4:30 Simulating Vascular Leakage on Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography
William Mieler, M.D.
4:40 Progressive Retinal Neurodegeneration and MicroVascular Change in Diabetic Retinopathy: A Longitudinal Study using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography
Seung-Young Yu, M.D., Ph.D., Eung Suk Kim, M.D.
4:45 Ultra-Wide Field OCTA for Evaluation of Different Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy
Kasra Rezaei, M.D.
4:50 Assessment of Retinal Non-Perfusion in Diabetic Retinopathy under Anti-VEGF Therapy using Swept-Source Wide-Field OCT-Angiography Compared to Ultra-Wide-Field Fluorescein Angiography
Alain Gaudric, M.D.
5:00 Discussion
Retinal Vascular
Moderator: Giuseppe Querques, M.D., Ph.D.
5:10 Gauging Perfusion Abnormality: Graphic Identification of Subnormal Retinal Capillary Density using Normative OCTA Deviation Mapping
Richard Rosen, M.D.
5:20 CilioRetinal Artery Hypoperfusion and Its Association with Paracentral Acute Middle Maculopathy
Francesco Pichi, M.D.
5:30 Multimodal Imaging Including Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Tamoxifen Retinopathy: Similarity with Macular Telangiectasia Type 2
Young Hee Yoon, M.D., Ph.D.
5:40 Discussion
Vitreoretinal Interface
Moderator: Lawrence Singerman, M.D.
5:45 Structure and Function in Lamellar Macular Holes
J. Sebag, M.D.
5:50 En-Face OCT and OCT Angiography of Inner Retinal Dimples after Internal Limiting Membrane Peeling for Full Thickness Macular Hole
Eduardo Navajas, M.D.
5:55 Detection of Neurosensory Retinal Detachment Complicating Degenerative Retinoschisis by Ultra-Wide-Field Fundus Autofluorescence Imaging
Anibal Francone, M.D.
6:00 Discussion
6:10 Reception


At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Integrate advanced OCT imaging, including en face OCT and OCT angiography, into clinical practice to better diagnose and manage patients with macular disease including macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy
  • Integrate advanced retinal imaging including fundus autofluorescence and wide field angiography into clinical practice to better evaluate and manage patients with retinal disease including macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy
  • Gain knowledge of the new imaging findings of macular diseases including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy as well as other less common retinal disorders
  • Gain knowledge of the anatomy of the retinal capillary system and its importance in macular diseases using advanced retinal imaging
  • Gain knowledge of the Müller cell and its importance in macular diseases using advanced retinal imaging
  • Gain insight and understanding of the concept of deep learning and its potential impact on research and clinical care in the field of retinal imaging


The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA
570 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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From the 405 freeway, exit on Wilshire Blvd. East. Proceed on Wilshire Blvd. to Westwood Blvd. and make a left. Proceed north on Westwood Blvd., turn right on Charles E. Young Drive South and continue ½ a block. Turn left into Lot 9. There will be a parking attendant selling permits from 5:45-7:45AM. If you arrive outside of this time frame, please visit the parking kiosk on Westwood Plaza to pay for your parking permit. Participants are responsible to pay for their own parking charges at a rate of $12 per vehicle, cash only.


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Pacific Retina Club (PRC)

Please also join us for Pacific Retina Club on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 12:00PM to 9:30PM at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA. The Pacific Retina Club was established to bring together retina specialists from across the United States to discuss interesting retinal cases and exchange knowledge and expertise regarding the evaluation and management of common and rare retinal diseases. PRC registration is a separate fee from the IntRIS 2019 registration. Please go to and click on “Pacific Retina Club” to register.