WELCOME

October 12, 2021

 

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

 

We hope that you and your family have been well, healthy, and safe!  Since we last met in person at Sonoma in 2019, we, like many colleagues who enhance education and disseminate knowledge across the globe, had to adapt and convert live scientific meetings into virtual gatherings, and we had done so successfully with our 2020-2021 Meeting. Yet, all of us have discovered that there are educational elements which cannot be replaced through virtual contact. With the pandemic under moderate control now in many parts of the world, we are very pleased to invite you to join us again at the 2022 live Sonoma Eye Meeting, to occur from Friday, March 25 to Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the beautiful Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn. All attendees will be required to demonstrate certificates of proper COVID vaccination. Every measure will be taken to ensure the safety of meeting attendees.
 
As the role of inflammation has been unveiled and solidified across different segments of ophthalmic diseases, from cornea and external diseases, to uvea, retina and vitreous, and to orbit and optic nerve, the 2022 live Sonoma Eye will again bring together distinguished clinician scientists of different expertise to discuss how inflammation plays a role, peripheral or critical, in the pathogenesis of various ophthalmic diseases from dry eyes to choroiditis, ulcerative keratitis to diabetic macular edema, thyroid eye diseases to giant cell arteritis, glaucoma to macular degeneration, as well in gene or vector therapy for ocular diseases. The scientific programs will continue to feature advances in the management of ophthalmic diseases that involve inflammation, including the development of new therapeutic options, targeting inflammatory pathways combined with others such as angiogenesis and vascular adhesion. In addition, the 2022 C. Stephen Foster, MD Lecture at Sonoma Eye will again be delivered by a distinguished clinician scientist.

 
Following the tremendous success of the 2017, 2018, and 2019 live meetings, as well as the virtual 2020-2021 virtual meeting, the upcoming live 2022 Sonoma Eye Meeting will continue to foster and encourage many discussions, in welcoming setting, among authorities in the fields and attendees as we expect much learning and exchange of knowledge to occur throughout the various sessions.  Live discussions with participation from the attendees will occur in each section during the sessions.


We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us at the Fifth Sonoma Eye Meeting to occur live from March 25 to 27, 2022. Registrations can be made at www.sonomaeye.org. We look forward to welcoming back many colleagues while greeting new ones as we restart the live Sonoma Eye traditions.

 

With warmest regards,

 

David S. Chu, MD (New York, USA) and Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, MSc (Palo Alto, USA)

Co-Chairs
 

Organizing Committee

Esen K. Akpek, MD (Baltimore, USA)
Sofia Androudi, MD (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Diana V. Do, MD (Palo Alto, USA)

M. Sohail Halim, MBBS (Sunnyvale, USA)
Erik Letko, MD (Denver, USA)

Elisabetta Miserocchi, MD (Milan, Italy)

Ron Neumann, MD (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Maite Sainz de la Maza, MD, PhD (Barcelona, Spain)

Virender Sangwan, MBBS (Hyderabad, India)
Yasir J. Sepah, MBBS (Palo Alto, USA)

Rajiv Shah, MD (Winston-Salem, USA)

Sarkis H. Soukiasian, MD (Burlington, USA)