IN-PERSON: Neuroimaging for Ophthalmologists featuring Vivek Patel, MD
6:00 pm - Social Hour
7:00 pm - Dinner
8:00 pm - Presentation by Vivek Patel, MD
1.0 Hour of CME
In-Person Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 28, 2022.
Following this presentation, the participant should be able to:
1. Understand key differences between CT and MRI imaging techniques and when to order each
2. Understand how to differentiate between key MRI sequences
3. Recognize neuroimaging features of important neuro-ophthalmological diagnoses.
Board certified in the U.S and Canada, Vivek R. Patel, M.D., is Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and serves as Chief of Neuro-Ophthalmology at the UCI Gavin Herbert Eye Institute. His clinical practice is dedicated to the medical and surgical management of adult strabismus, and the full spectrum of neuro-ophthalmologic disorders. Dr. Patel is an accomplished educator, having served as a Residency and Fellowship Program Director, and has been recognized as Teacher of the Year, 8 times in his career thus far. He is active on national and international levels within the neuro-ophthalmic community and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology and Neuro-Ophthalmology Section Editor for the American Academy Ophthalmology’s ONE Network, a platform devoted to disseminating current ophthalmologic knowledge internationally. Dr. Patel has extensive experience studying structural and functional changes in the visual pathways following retinal and optic nerve injury, using diffusion tensor tractography and functional MRI techniques, and was funded by the NIH over the past 5 years to delve deeper into this emerging area of neuroscience.
Dr. Patel has been honored as a Visiting Professor 23 times, invited to lecture by departments across the country and internationally in addition to over 70 invited lectureships regionally, nationally and internationally He is the co-author of the 3rd and 4th editions of what is widely considered one of the central textbooks of neuro-ophthalmology (Walsh & Hoyt’s Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology: The Essentials). At UCI he is eager to work closely with our faculty and use his experience in education to fully support our collective mission to uphold the highest standards of education and mentorship in academic ophthalmology.
This meeting is being co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota.