Humphries Physician Program Information

The 36th Annual Marion K. Humphries Jr., MD Symposium

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  (TBD) 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:

A variety of topics will be presented at the 36th Annual Humphries Symposium.  The names of those giving lectures are listed below.  This list of names will be updated on a regular basis.

  • Christian Carter, MD
  • Stephen A. Daugherty, MD
  • Arjun Dirghangi, MD
  • Matthew Doerr, MD
  • Sean P. Donahue, MD, PhD
  • Bradley D. Gelfand, PhD
  • Wilson G. McWilliams, MD
  • Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD
  • Steven A. Newman, MD
  • Marc G. Odrich, MD
  • Bruce E. Prum Jr., MD
  • Adam J. Rovit, MD
  • Paul A. Yates, MD, PhD

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.