September 20, 2018
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the Third Annual Sonoma Eye Meeting that will take place at the spectacular Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn located in Sonoma Country, California from March 21 to 24, 2019.
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, 2019 Sonoma Eye will 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. The Scientific Programs will also 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 2019 C. Stephen Foster, MD Lecture at Sonoma Eye will be delivered by Professor Peter J. McDonnell, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Director of the Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.
Following the tremendous success of the 2017 and 2018 meetings, the 2019 Sonoma Eye Meeting will continue to foster and encourage much discussions among authorities in the fields and attendees as we expect much learning and exchange of knowledge to occur throughout the various sessions. In addition, we also dedicate time to less formal yet productive activities for us and our families in beautiful Sonoma Country. Special rates for accommodations have been arranged with The Fairmont Sonoma Inn.
We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us at the Third Sonoma Eye meeting in March 2019!
With warmest welcome,
David S. Chu, MD (New York, USA) and Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, MSc (Palo Alto, USA)
Esen K. Akpek, MD (Baltimore, USA)
Sofia Androudi, MD (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Diana V. Do, MD (Palo Alto, 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)