ASOPRS 2016 Spring Scientific Symposium


June 2-5, 2016
Ojai Valley Inn
Ojai, California
CLICK HERE for the
Registration Brochure

Please Note: You must be a member of ASOPRS or an ASOPRS Candidate Member to attend the Spring Meeting.

Early registration for the upcoming Spring Symposium ends Tuesday, May 3.  Registration fees will increase after this date. 

The Ojai Valley Inn (OVI) is sold out. If you’d like to be added to a waitlist managed by the OVI, please call (855) 697-8780. As there will be minimal cancellations before the May 3 deadline, we recommend that you also make alternative arrangements. 

Sleeping rooms have been reserved at the Ventura Beach Marriott for ASOPRS attendees not able to reserve a room at OVI.  The rate is $179/night (+ taxes and fees); rooms are available until they are sold out, or May 5, whichever comes first.
CLICK HERE to reserve a room at the Marriott or call (805) 643-6000 and ask for the ASOPRS group rate.

Don't miss your chance to participate! Activities that don't meet the minimum number of participants by May 3 will need to be cancelled. 
Join your colleagues and their families for (see pages 6-7 of the Registration Brochure for details): 



9 am - Noon

Behind the Scenes Art Tour - GUEST TOUR!

1 - 3:30 pm

Ojai Food Crawl

1 - 4 pm

Coastal Sailing

1:30 pm

ASOPRS Annual Golf Tournament



1:30 - 4 pm

Ojai Food Crawl

1:30 - 4:30 pm

Coastal Sailing

1:30 - 4 pm

Mountains to Coast-Biking & Kayaking

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM (Subject to change)


6 – 7:30 pm President’s Welcome Reception


FRIDAY, JUNE 3                               

6:45 – 7:45 am Fellowship Program Director Committee Meeting

6:45 – 8 am Breakfast with exhibitors

8 - 8:03 am Opening remarks

Moderators:  Christopher B. Chambers, MD and Jill A. Foster, MD, FACS

Abstracts Followed by Discussion
8:03-8:08 am    Incidence of Blindness After Orbital Surgery
                        Shu-Hong Chang, MD

8:08-8:13 am    Temperature Changes Associated with Bone Drilling in an Orbit Model:  Comparison of
                        Ultrasonic Bone Drill and Conventional High-Speed Drill
                        Jessica Chang, MD

8:13-8:18 am    Patterns of Visual Field Changes in Thyroid Eye Disease Related Compressive Optic
                        Suzanne K. Freitag, MD

8:18-8:23 am    Understanding the genetic expression profile differences of Mesenchymal derived
                        stem cells from orbital adipose tissue that might influence the pathogenesis of Thyroid
                        Eye Disease
                        Juan Ayala-Haedo, MD

8:23-8:35 am    Discussion

Case Presentations Followed by Expert Comments
8:35-8:38 am     3 year old girl with retained foreign body
                         Nicholas Mahoney, MD

8:38-8:45 am     Discussion

8:45-8:48 am     Reactivation of Thyroid Orbitopathy after Orbital Decompression Requiring Combined
                         Surgical Approach
                         James Chelnis, MD

8:48-8:55 am     Discussion

855-858 am       Late Orbital Reconstruction or ?
                        Robert G. Fante, MD, FACS

8:58-9:05 am     Discussion

Invited Talks
9:05-9:20 am     Update on Thyroid Eye Disease
                         Raymond S. Douglas, MD, PhD

9:20-9:40 am     Orbital Decompression:  Which Wall?
                         Raymond I. Cho, MD, FACS and Jeremiah P. Tao, MD, FACS

9:40-9:50 am     Discussion

9:50 - 10:20 am Visit with Exhibitors/Refreshment Break

Moderators:  Chris R. Alabiad, MD and Robert A. Mazzoli, MD

Abstracts Followed by Discussion
10:20-10:25 am   Traumatic Orbital Encephaloceles: Recognition and Management
                           Mark J. Lucarelli, MD, FACS

10:25-10:30 am    Discussion

Case Presentations Followed by Expert Comments
10:30-10:33 am   Thin skin getting thinner: a difficult orbital rim reconstructive case with Medpor
                           onlay implant
                           C. Blake Perry, MD

10:33-10:40 am  Discussion

10:40-10:43 am  Full-Thickness Eyelid Avulsion: Regraft Or Reconstruct
                          Maziar Bidar, MD

10:43-10:50 am  Discussion

Invited Talks
10:50-11:05 am  Facial trauma and Oculofacial Surgery: Past, Present and Future
                          William R. Nunnery, MD, FACS

11:05-11:25 am  Panel:  Advanced Management of Trauma from an Oculofacial Perspective
                         Vikram D. Durairaj, MD, HB Harold Lee, MD, FACS, Eli L. Chang, MD,
                         James C. Fleming, MD

11:25-11:40 am  Discussion

11:40 am–12:05 pm AAO UPDATE
                              William Rich, MD

12:05–12:15 pm  Discussion

Afternoon Recreational Activities and Golf Tournament



6:45 – 7:45 am Education Committee Meeting 

6:45 – 8 am Breakfast with exhibitors

8 - 8:03 am Opening remarks

Moderators:  Eli L. Chang, MD and Ahsen Hussain, MD

Abstracts Followed by Discussion
8:03-8:08 am     Neurostimulation for Dry Eye Disease – A Different Approach
                         Andrea L. Kossler, MD

8:08-8:13 am     Unilateral alacrima as an uncommon presenting symptom of nasopharyngeal
                         Audrey Ko, MD

8:13-8:18 am     Discussion

8:18-8:23 am     Incidence and Clinical Characteristics of Pediatric Periocular Dermoid Cysts
                         Gregory J. Griepentrog, MD

8:23-8:28 am     Vismodegib for Orbital and Periocular Basal Cell Carcinoma
                         Alon Kahana, MD, PhD

8:28-8:33 am     Orbitofacial Metastatic Basal Cell Carcinoma:  Report of Ten Cases
                         Elysa McClintic, MD

8:33-8:38 am     Volumetric Radiographic Analysis of Scirrhous Breast Cancer Metastasized to
                         the Orbit
                         Michael K. Yoon, MD

8:38-8:43 am     Conjunctival melanoma responsive to systemic BRAF/MEK-inhibiting therapy
                         Lora Dagi Glass, MD

8:43-8:53 am      Discussion

Case Presentations Followed by Expert Comments
8:53-8:56 am       Erivedge – End Game?
                           Simeon A. Lauer, MD

8:56-9:03 am       Discussion

9:03-9:06 am       Complicated case of mixed orbital tumor
                           Sophie D. Liao, MD

9:06-9:13 am       Discussion

9:13-9:16 am      Keratocystic odontogenic tumor involving the orbital apex: A rare tumor to
                          implicate the orbit
                          Christopher B. Chambers, MD

9:16-9:23 am      Discussion

Invited Talks
9:23-9:43 am      Update on Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
                          David T. Tse, MD, FACS

9:43-9:58 am      Management of Eyelid Melanoma:  Considerations for Optimal Outcomes
                          Bita Esmaeli, MD, FACS

9:58-10:08 am     Discussion

10:08 - 10:38 am Visit with Exhibitors/Refreshment Break

Moderators:  Andrea L. Kossler, MD and Catherine J. Hwang, MD

Abstracts Followed by Discussion
10:38-10:43 am  The Effect of Mechanical and Voluntary Brow Elevation on Eyelid Position
                          in Patients with Ptosis, Dermatochalasis and Normal Controls
                          Daniel B. Rootman, MD

10:43-10:48 am  The Analysis of Female Asian and Caucasian Temporal Fossa Anatomy
                          Erin Lessner, MD

10:48-10:53 am   Why chlorhexidine is not a facial prep
                           Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD

10:53-10:58 am    Discussion

Case Presentations Followed by Expert Comments
10:58-11:01 am    A Cluster of Post-Blepharoplasty Complications
                           Michael Neimkin, MD

11:01-11:08 am    Discussion

11:08-11:11 am    Pants, Belt, Underwear and Suspenders
                           Roberto M. Limongi, MD

11:11-11:18 am    Discussion

Invited Talks
11:18-11:38 am    Panel - Complications in Aesthetics:  What Comes Our Way and How
                           We Deal
                           John B. Holds, MD, Michael J. Groth, MD, Robert M. Schwarcz, MD,
                           Tanuj Nakra, MD

11:38-11:50 am    Vascular Complications of Injectables
                            Steve Yoelin, MD

11:50 am-12:00 pm   Discussion

12:00- 1:00 pm         ASOPRS Business Meeting

Afternoon Recreational Activities

6 – 9 pm ASOPRS Annual Banquet


7 - 8 am Breakfast with exhibitors

8 - 8:03 am Opening remarks

Moderators:  Andrew R. Harrison, MD and Sophie D. Liao, MD

Abstracts Followed by Discussion
8:03-8:08 am     Use of Integra Bilayer Matrix Wound Dressing in Periorbital Wound Reconstruction
                         Ilya M. Leyngold, MD

8:08-8:13 am     Factors Affecting Sling Exposure and Infection in Frontalis Sling Suspension
                         Erin M. Shriver, MD

8:13-8:18 am     Laterally or Superiorly Pedicled Tarso-Conjunctival Flap:  Comparison of Two
                         Techniques for Lower Eyelid Reconstruction
                         Ramzi Alameddine, MD

8:18-8:23 am     Eyelid Tarsal Mass as the Only Ophthalmic Manifestation of Erdheim-Chester
                         Omar K. Ozgur, MD

8:23-8:28 am    Anterior lamellar supplementation with a bioartificial dermal substitute in a patient
                        with mycosis fungoides 3
                        Jean-Paul Abboud, MD

8:28-8:43 am     Discussion

Case Presentations Followed by Expert Comments
8:43-8:46 am     Management of eyelid melanoma in situ
                         David J. Russell, MD

8:46-8:53 am     Discussion

8:53-8:56 am     Refractory Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
                         Stephen Winkler, MD

8:56-9:03 am     Discussion

9:03-9:06 am     Bilateral eyelid necrosis and sinus-cutaneous fistulas due to pyoderma gangrenosum
                         Michael E. Migliori, MD, FACS

9:06-9:13 am     Discussion

Invited Talks
9:13-9:25 am     Complex Eyelid Reconstruction:  Approach to Cicatrix
                         Thomas E. Johnson, MD

9:25-9:37 am     Asian Blepharoplasty & Epicanthoplasty
                         William P. Chen, MD

9:37-9:47 am     Discussion

Moderators:  Sara Tullis Wester, MD and Brian S. Biesman, MD

Abstracts Followed by Discussion
9:47-9:52 am     The Lost Art of Chemical Peeling
                         Lawrence G. Kass, MD

9:52-9:57 am    Restylane Silk:  Initial Experience in Periorbital Injections
                        Wenjing Liu, MD

9:57-10:02 am    1 Year Experience with Deoxycholic Acid (Kybella™) for Submental Fat Reduction
                         C. Blake Perry, MD

10:02-10:07 am  Discussion

Complicated Case Presentations Followed by Expert Comments
10:07-10:10 am  Residual ptosis and loss of crease definition after ptosis surgery
                          Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD

10:10-10:17 am  Discussion

10:17-10:20 am  Juvederm Voluma: Case of Exuberant Volume
                         Catherine J. Hwang, MD

10:20-10:27 am  Discussion

10:27 - 10:57 am Visit with Exhibitors/Refreshment Break

Invited Talks
10:57-11:07 am  Nuances of Injectables:  What to Choose When and Why
                         John P. Fezza, MD

11:07-11:17 am  Periorbital Rejuvenation with Devices:  Laser, Light, Energy
                         Julie A. Woodward, MD

11:17-11:27 am  Aesthetic Facial Surgery
                          Jonathan Hoenig, MD

11:27-11:37 am  Discussion

Moderators: Thomas A. Bersani, MD and M. Reza Vagefi, MD

11:37-11:45 am  Photography for the Oculofacial Surgeon
                         Robert A. Goldberg, MD, FACS

11:45-11:53 am  Aspects of Practice Management
                          Tanuj Nakra, MD

11:53 am-12:01 pm  ICD-10
                              Kathleen M. Duerksen, MD, FACS

12:01-12:11 pm  OMIC
                          Ron Pelton, MD

12:11-12:15 pm Discussion

12:00 pm           Spring Meeting Adjourns


ASOPRS 2017 Spring Scientific Symposium

June 22-25, 2017

Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver, Canada

Thank you to our 2016 Spring Scientific Symposium Sponsors!

Partial Sponsorship of
the President's
Welcome Reception:


Partial Sponsorship of
the ASOPRS Annual
Golf Tournament:


Gunther Weiss Scientific





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2016 Spring
Scientific Symposium

June 2-5, 2016
Ojai, California