2021 ISEPS/COS Annual Meeting

Sponsored by the

Illinois Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons
and the Chicago Ophthalmological Society


Clinical Program for Ophthalmologists

Friday, October 22, 2021 (one day only)

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL

Please join us for a dynamic day of superb clinical education that will appeal to ophthalmologists in every subspecialty.  The 2021 conference offers attendees lectures on cutting-edge topics and provocative discussion panels.


Running concurrently with the clinical sessions will be a full day of practice management presentations open to any attendee of the conference, but especially geared toward practice administrators and doctors with management responsibilities..

Online Registration is Now Open

Get registration details here

Please make note of our Covid-19 protocol for all attendees

Please plan to stay for an hour after the conference ends for a social hour -- cocktail reception at the convention center.

Meet Our Named Lecturers

Frank J. Kresca Lecture


An Inside Look at Congress - 2021

The Honorable Raja Krishnamoorthi
(Invited speaker)
US House of Representatives
D-8th District; Schaumburg, IL

Sanford R. Gifford Memorial Lecture


Endoscopic Orbital Surgery

Suzanne K. Freitag, MD
Director, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary; Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Illinois Society
for the
Prevention of Blindness 
Guest Lecture


Treatment Delays During the Covid-19 Pandemic:  What does it mean for our patients?

Rishi Singh, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH














Program Topics and Faculty

  • Clinical topics include medical and surgical management for retina, glaucoma, cataract, cornea, oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology, pediatrics, inflammatory disease
  • OMIC - Risk management presentation (qualifies for 10% OMIC premium discount)
  • Public policy & advocacy
  • Physicians also can attend the concurrent practice management sessions if they wish
  • See our featured named lecturers 

Detailed ProgramCLICK HERE (PDF format) 
Conference Overview Timetable - CLICK HERE (PDF format) coming soon

Schedule Overview  (times may be approximate)

Friday, October 22, 2021

     7:15 a.m. -- Registration & Continental Breakfast in the exhibit area
     9:00 a.m. -- General Session I
     10:20 a.m. -- Break in the exhibit area
     10:40 a.m. -- General Session II
     12:00 p.m. -- Buffet lunch in the exhibit area
                          Residents Breakout luncheon
     1:00 p.m. -- General Session III
     2:30 p.m. -- Break in the exhibit area
     2:50 p.m. -- General Session IV (OMIC presentation @ 4:45 pm)
     4:30 p.m. -- Adjourn for the day

Registration Information



ISEPS or COS Members
(or other state society member)
Non-member ophthalmologists $495.00
Residents or fellows in training $50.00
Fully retired physicians $75.00

Refund Policy --  Although public health authorities continue to state that exposure to the coronavirus remains at a relatively low risk factor for most Americans who do not have underlying medical conditions, ISEPS-COS has extended its refund policy.  Any cancellations received by the ISEPS/COS office no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20 will be eligible for a refund less our standard $25 processing charge.  We are unable to offer refunds for "no shows" at the conference.  If you wish to cancel a registration, please email or call with the name of the attendee and the session for which they registered (physician, administrator, ophthalmic technician).  

Email - [email protected]    Phone:  847-680-1666


If you prefer not to register online or to pay with a check, download a paper registration form - 

     PDF form:  CLICK HERE


Conference Facility Information

View an overview of the schedule for all three sessions:  physicians, administrators and techs (PDF file)  coming soon

Return to the conference overview page


Program Co-chairs
Vivek Chaturvedi, MD, Illinois Retina Associates; Harvey, IL
  Manjot Gill, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Medical Education; Northwestern University; Chicago, IL


Continuing Medical Education

Intended Audience

This program will be of interest to all practicing ophthalmologists, but in particular, those who are likely to encounter a variety of eye diseases and conditions in their practice.  Residents and fellows in training also would benefit from this program.  All attendees will find the advocacy, risk management and coding presentations to be especially useful.

Learning Objectives

The purpose of this program is to describe the latest advances in medical and surgical eye care and to discuss issues which are sometimes seen as the subject of controversy. Topics will include diagnostic and therapeutic consideration related to cataract, external eye diseases, refractive surgery, glaucoma, retinal diseases, neuro-ophthalmology, pediatrics, oculoplastics, ethics and practice management subjects.


Contact the ISEPS-COS administrative office --
   By phone:  800-838-3627
   By email:  [email protected]



Last Updated on Monday, October 18, 2021 09:12 PM