This year's Annual Wills Eye Conference delivered a power-packed, thought provoking three-day event for physicians and allied health professionals. Attendees from all across the country enjoyed stimulating presentations and hi-level panel discussions on newest best practices across all ophthalmic subspecialties.

Retina Panel (L to R): Conference Chairman, Mark F. Pyfer, MD, Retina Service Chief, Carl D. Regillo, MD, Sonia Mehta, MD, Guest Speaker, Lee Merrill Jampol, MD, Panel Moderator, Jason Hsu, MD, and Michael Klufas, MD.

Highlights ranged from award-winning research studies on surgical outcomes by Wills Eye Resident, Brenton Finklea, MD, and Cornea Fellow, Steven M. Naids, MD, to named lectureships featuring Ocular Oncology Service Director, Jerry A. Shields, MD, and Guest Speakers, James J. Reidy, MD, from University of Chicago, Northwestern's Lee Merrill Jampol, MD, acclaimed Cataract Surgery educator, Bobby Osher, MD, from University of Cincinnati and Kenneth J. Rosenthal, MD, of New York. Many in the crowd called the rich program a winning combination by offering top Wills Eye experts hosting sessions with top thought leaders as featured guest speakers.

On Saturday night, Jurij R. Bilyk, MD, received this year's prestigious Silver Tray Award; among the highest accolades a Wills Eye physician can receive for contributions to the institution.

Jurij R. Bilyk, MD (left), and Robert C. Sergott, MD, each speaking during the Neuro-Ophthalmology panel.

Conference Chairman, Mark F. Pyfer, MD (left), congratulating Oncology Service Director,
Jerry A. Shields, the 2017 recipient of the
2017 Arthur J. Bedell Award.


"I feel like there's no better place than Wills Eye to hear the most cutting edge information and to send my most complicated cases - and it couldn't be more convenient for my patients."
Tom Boland, MD, Cornea Specialist, Scranton, PA

"The program is a potpourri of interesting content. The quality is great and it's all presented at the right pace."
Stanley Shorb, MD, Retina Specialist, Phoenix, AZ

"Fantastic conference. I loved every minute of it. The selection and relevance of the topics are among the best reasons I go."
John Ferguson, MD, General Ophthalmologist, Wilmington, DE

"I loved the conference. I always learn new things, even when it doesn't apply to my day to day. It's still such valuable information."
Elissa Hassman, General Ophthalmologist, Philadelphia, PA

"The conference is super. It gives me a tremendous glimpse into all the other areas I don't even practice. It's always fun, interesting and the newest, cutting edge information."
Ophthalmologist, New York, NY