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Gifford-Truhlsen Conference

Thuy Doan, MD, PhD, was the 2023 Stanley M. Truhlsen, MD Memorial lecturer.

The annual Gifford-Truhlsen Conference provides a venue for presentations by the residents, fellows and alumni of the department.

Included in the conference are lectures by four prominent visiting professors, who are invited to present named lectures. These lectures are named for individuals who have contributed to the development and prominence of UNMC and the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. 

The 29th annual conference was held in June 2023 and included two days of surgical simulation training, as well as basic science and clinical science research presentations.

Review the 2023 Agenda

2023 Keynote Lectures

Read about the prominent speakers who presented named lectures at the 29th annual conference.

Harold Gifford Jr. Memorial Lecture

Andrew G. Lee, MD, presented the 2023 Gifford Lecture. Dr. Lee is an endowed chair of ophthalmology at the Blanton Eye Institute at Houston Methodist Hospital and a professor of ophthalmology, neurology and neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

More about Dr. Lee

Stanley M. Truhlsen, MD, Memorial Lecture

Thuy Doan, MD, PhD, presented the 2023 Truhlsen Lecture. Dr. Doan is an associate professor and researcher at the University of California San Francisco. Her lab at the Proctor Foundation studies ocular infection and inflammation, microbiomes and antimicrobial resistance.

More about Dr. Doan

Judy and C. David Fritch, MD, Lecture

David F. Chang, MD, presented the 2023 Fritch Lecture. Dr. Chang is an internationally recognized cataract expert who regularly lectures on cataract surgery to other surgeons around the world. He is in private practice in California, where he has served as a volunteer faculty member at the University of California San Francisco.

More about Dr. Chang

Bernstein-Kroon Memorial Lecture

The 2023 Bernstein-Kroon Lecture was presented by Stephen Tsang, MD, PhD. Dr. Tsang is an endowed professor of Ophthalmology at Colombia University, where he also serves as a professor of pathology and microbiology. He is a clinical geneticist who specializes in retinal degenerations.

More about Dr. Tsang

Stay Tuned for Information About the 2024 Conference

For more information, call Kim Kanellis, 402-990-7925.

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