Thursday, March 7, 2019

12:30PM – 1:00PM

Registration and Light Lunch

1:00PM – 6:00PM

Free Paper Session


Wills Eye Hospital

840 Walnut Street, 8th Floor

Sara & Noel Simmonds Auditorium

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Please join us for the Opening Reception immediately following the last paper in the 8th floor lobby.

The Free Paper Session and Lecture is held in the Sara and Noel Simmonds Auditorium on the 8th floor of Wills Eye Hospital at 840 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, PA and is sponsored by the Wills Eye Alumni Society. The program runs from 1:00PM to 6:00PM. Light lunch and refreshments will be served.

The Free Paper Session is an opportunity for Wills Eye residents, fellows, attending staff, and alumni to present information about ongoing research and other topics of interest. The submission can be in the form of a scientific paper or poster. Papers are reviewed anonymously by the Abstract Selection Committee and a limited number of papers and posters will be selected for the program. Each presentation is limited to seven minutes.

The list of abstracts chosen by the committee are posted on this page 30 days prior to the conference. The Shipman and McDonald Awards will be awarded for the Best Resident and Fellow Papers.

The opening reception is sponsored by the Wills Eye Alumni Society and follows the last paper from 6:00PM to 7:30PM.


Friday, March 8, 2019
8:00AM – 6:00PM

Saturday, March 9, 2019
8:00AM – 12:30PM

Sheraton Society Hill

One Dock Street
Main Exhibit Area
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Abstracts for new posters and original posters presented at other meetings will be considered.

Posters must include a senior author in one of the acceptable submitter categories: a current resident or fellow at Wills Eye Hospital, an active member of the medical staff of Wills Eye Hospital, an ex-resident, ex-fellow, or ex-staff member of Wills Eye Hospital.

Academic posters will be displayed during the Conference on Friday, March 8, 2019 and Saturday, March 9, 2019.