What and Why: Ebola and the Eye: A Journey of Discovery and Uncertainty

Ian Crozier, an infectious disease specialist, signed on with the World Health Organization and arrived in Kenema, Sierra Leone to help in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in August 2014. Within a few weeks, he himself contracted the disease and was evacuated to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta in critical condition.

Crozier and a team of ophthalmology and infectious disease physicians from Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will share their perspectives into Crozier’s evacuation, treatment, recovery and subsequent vision-threatening condition, as each of them dealt with the uncertainty and long-term implications of this virus.

Who: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Where: Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colo., Four Seasons 2 – 4

When: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 1:55 – 3:15pm

Interview opportunities:

• Ian Crozier, MD, Infectious Diseases Institute, Mulago Hospital Complex, Kampala, Uganda: Perspectives on Ebola Virus Disease: Both Sides of the Curtain • Tim Uyeki, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga.: Update and Challenges in the Management of the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa• Jay B. Varkey, MD, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga: Hospital Course and Infection Control in the Emory Serious Communicable Diseases Unit• Steven Yeh, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Emory Eye Center, Atlanta, Ga.: Ophthalmic Course and Management of Panuveitis Due to Ebola Virus Disease• Jessica G. Shantha, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Emory Eye Center, Atlanta, Ga.: Diagnostic and Treatment Uncertainty in a Novel, Sight-Threatening Disease

For more information, see arvo.org/Annual_Meeting/2015/Program/ARVO_2015_Keynote_Series/

About ARVOThe Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO) is the largest eye and vision research organization in the world. Members include nearly 12,000 eye and vision researchers from over 75 countries. ARVO advances research worldwide into understanding the visual system and preventing, treating and curing its disorders. Learn more at arvo.org.

About the ARVO Annual MeetingThe Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) is the largest gathering of eye and vision researchers in the world, attracting over 11,000 attendees from more than 75 countries. About 45% of our attendees are from outside the U.S. The 2015 meeting is being held in Denver, Colo., May 3 – 7 and is expected to be bring more than $22 million to the city. Learn more at arvo.org/am.