Humphries Physician Program Information

Humphries Physician Symposium is dedicated to providing the clinical Ophthalmologist with opportunities to increase knowledge and competence related to the most up-to-date diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and to reflect on how this information might lead to changes in their daily practice.

CME Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and UVA Ophthalmology.  The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this live activity for a maximum of  6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

For further information about the Humphries Physician Program, please contact our coordinator:

Ruth Jolly

2019 Humphries Information

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Omni Charlottesville Hotel
Address: 212 Ridge McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: 434-971-5500

Keynote Speaker: 

Sean P. Donahue, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, & Neurology
Sam & Darthea Coleman Chair
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Ophthalmology
Professor of Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, & Neurology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Please contact Ruth at to update your contact information. See you soon!

Registration Information:

*Registration will be available online only.


Deadline to register online: Wednesday, August 28, 2019, after which time walk-in rates will apply.  Only check or cash will be accepted for walk-in registrants.

Physician: $300.00 (Walk-in: $350.00)
Non-UVA Students/Residents/Fellows: $50.00 (Walk-in: $100.00)

The registration fee covers lectures, continental breakfast, lunch, and breaks.

Refund Policy:

Refunds will be issued at a rate of 100% for requests made prior to August 28, 2019.  Refund requests made from August 29, 2019 and before September 2, 2019 will be issued at a rate of 50%.  No refunds will be issued after September 2, 2019.

2019 Humphries Program Details:

7:30                 Registration and Breakfast (exhibit hall open)

8:00               Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD – Welcome and Moderator

8:15               Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD – Anterior Chamber Angle in Aniridia

8:30               Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD – Introduction of the Keynote Speaker, Sean P. Donahue, MD, PhD

8:35               Sean P. Donahue, MD, PhD – Pediatric Ophthalmology:  How My Management Has Changed and the Impact of the PEDIG Studies

9:10               Marc G. Odrich, MD – A New Paradigm for the Treatment of Dry Eye

9:25               Bruce E. Prum, Jr., MD – The Three Year Results of the Primary Tube Versus Trabeculectomy Study

9:40               Matthew Doerr, MD – Non-Accidental Trauma/Shaken Baby Syndrome

9:55               Question and Answer Session

10:05               Break (Exhibit Hall Open)

10:35               Moderator – Steven A. Newman, MD

10:40               Irfan R. Khan, MD – Pediatric Ocular Inflammatory Disease 

10:55               Bradley D. Gelfand, PhD – Physical Activity in Choroidal Neovascularization: A Reductionist Approach

11:10               Steven A. Newman, MD – Contralateral Eye Muscle Surgery for Restrictive Strabismus in Thyroid Orbitopathy

11:25               Arjun Dirghangi, MD – The Impact of EMR Usability on Ophthalmology Practice Patterns

11:40               Question and Answer Session

12:00               Lunch (Provided, Exhibit Hall Open)

1:00               Moderator – Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD

1:05               Sean P. Donahue, MD, PhD – The Management of the Patient with Diplopia and Strabismus.  When Should I Be Worried?

1:50               B. Christian Carter, MD – Update on ROP Management

2:05               Break (Exhibit Hall Open)

2:35               Wilson G. McWilliams, MD – Vision Therapy:  Elixir or Snake Oil?

2:50               Adam J. Rovit, MD – Treatment of Progressive Childhood Myopia

3:05               Stephen A. Daugherty, MD – Where’s Waldo?  Four Quick Case Studies

3:20               Paul A. Yates, MD, PhD – Stem Cells and Retinal Fibrosis

3:35               Karen L. Chapman, MD – Eyelid Surgery Pearls         

3:50               Brian P. Conway, MD – Retina Tidbits – from the 2019 Meetings

4:05               Question and Answer Session

4:30               Adjourn

Hotel Room Block Information for the 2019 Humphries Programs:

Omni Charlottesville Hotel
212 Ridge McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-971-5500 / 877-981-5002
$249 – single/double
Call for reservation:  Humphries Symposium Room Block
Reserve by August 11, 2019 to receive discounted rate

Directions to the Symposium at the Omni Charlottesville Hotel:


Exit 120 and follow 5th Street North 2 miles to the historic downtown. The hotel is located on the right.


Take Route 29 South into Charlottesville to Route 250 Bypass East. Take 250 Bypass East to the third stoplight, and turn right onto McIntire Road. Go 7/10 mile to the second stop light. Go through the stoplight and the hotel is on the left.


Take Route 29 North to Route 250 Bypass East (29 North will turn into 250 Bypass East). Take 250 Bypass East to the third stoplight, and turn right onto McIntire Road. Go 7/10 mile to the second stop light. Go through the stoplight and the hotel is on the left.


Parking is complimentary for all attendees of the Humphries Symposium in the Omni Parking Garage and any spot can be parked in. Please remember to pick up your validation ticket while at the symposium. At the end of the day after the Symposium is over, scan your parking ticket, then the validation ticket, in order to leave without paying the parking fee.