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VIRTUAL: Glaucoma featuring Wallace Alward, MD and Erin Boese, MD

Friday, October 15, 2021 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM) (CDT)

2.0 Hour(s)

Event Details

Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology/Mayo Clinic Department of Ophthalmology
Jointly Sponsored Educational Meeting

Friday, October 15, 2021

5:30pm – 7:30pm


Highlights:  This jointly sponsored meeting of the MAO and the Mayo Clinic will feature four keynote presentations in glaucoma by Wallace L. M. Alward, MD and Erin A. Boese, MD.

Presentation Topics: 

A 34-Year Journey with a Glaucoma Family: The Story of Myocilin - Wallace Alward, MD – 30 minutes 

So, You Found Myocilin: Now What? – Erin Boese, MD - 30 minutes

Gonioscopy Techniques for Difficult Angle - Wallace Alward, MD - 30 minutes

Old vs. New: Balancing MIGS with trabeculectomies and tubes - Erin Boese, MD - 30 minutes 

The Presenters:

Wallace Alward, MD

Wallace L.M. Alward, M.D. completed his glaucoma fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. In 1987 he joined the faculty of the University of Iowa as the Director of the Glaucoma Service. When he transitioned to Emeritus status in 2020 he was Professor and Vice-Chairman and held the Frederick C. Blodi Endowed Chair. Dr. Alward has coauthored more than 150 peer-reviewed papers that have been cited over 12,000 times. The main focus of his research has been the molecular genetics of glaucoma. He and his colleagues first described several glaucoma genes including myocilin, PITX2, FOXC1, and TBK1.  He has authored two textbooks (Color Atlas of Gonioscopy and The Requisites: Glaucoma) and one iBook (The Iowa Glaucoma Curriculum). He maintains two websites: one to teach gonioscopy ( and an introduction to glaucoma for residents ( Dr. Alward served as a Director of the American Board of Ophthalmology from 2006 to 2013 and was Chair in 2012. In 2016 he received the inaugural Educator Award from the American Glaucoma Society. He has given 24 named lectures including the Hans Goldmann Lecture of the Glaucoma Research Society.

Erin A. Boese, MD


Special Procedures and Treatments

  • Complex anterior segment surgery
  • Complex cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma shunt surgery
  • Glaucoma surgery (minimally invasive)
  • Glaucoma tube surgery
  • Routine cataract surgery

Diseases and Conditions

  • Complex cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Routine cataracts

200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Certifications:  American Board of Ophthalmology
  • MD, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
  • BA, Biology, Carleton College, Northfield, Minn.


Ophthalmology, Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore.

Glaucoma, University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Institute, Ann Arbor, Mich

Accreditation Statement 

In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology.  Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement 

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this LIVESTREAM activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This meeting is being co-sponsored by the Mayo Clinic.


Additional Information
Event Contact:
Kris Wallerich
Contact Organization:
Minnesota Academy Of Ophthalmology
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