2024 Post Graduate Convention

Date & Time

February 23, 2024 | 7:30 AM – 5:15 PM (Hosted President’s Reception to follow)
February 24, 2024 | 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM


World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, OR 97221

Live Stream

Live Stream Links

Please note: The links are different for Day 1 and Day 2.

Day 1: https://youtube.com/live/3BV1GgaZmTA?feature=share

Day 2: https://youtube.com/live/NWq11EuLdoA?feature=share



Click here to register for the 2024 Post Graduate Convention.


To earn CME, please complete the OAO 2024 PGC online course evaluation. Once your evaluation has been received by OAO staff, you will be emailed a CME certificate to complete and email back to OAO at staff@oregoneyephysicians.org or mail to Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology, 417 2nd Street, Suite 101, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. Deadline for Course Evaluation: February 27, 2024. Deadline to turn in completed CME form: March 15, 2024.

Live Stream Attendees: You will need to send an email to OAO staff (staff@oregoneyephysicians.org) stating that you attended the Live Stream version of the OAO 2023 Post Graduate Convention, include the number of hours you attended and the number of CME you are claiming. Credit hours for each course are listed in the program. Deadline for Course Evaluation: February 27, 2024. Deadline to turn in completed CME form: March 15, 2024.


2024 Exhibitors, click here to register.


Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Northwest Permanente, PC, Department of Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development (NWP CME & Professional Development) and the Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology. NWP CME & Professional Development is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit Designation: NWP CME & Professional Development designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement: All individuals with control over the educational content of this CME activity have disclosed they have no relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies. No one has disclosed any relevant financial relationships with the exception(s) listed below:

  • Wendy Lee, MD: Allergan, Galderma, Revance, Evolus, RoC, Tarsus, RVL, Solta, Horizon – consulting fee, membership on advisory committees or review panels
  • John Gonzales, MD: Dompe – Consultant (corneal neuropathy) – no fees received

All relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies have been mitigated by the planning committee in accordance with the policies of NWP CME & Professional Development and the ACCME.

Please contact Shelley Shirley for questions about accreditation: staff@oregoneyephysicians.org.

2024 Faculty

Wallace L.M. Alward, MD | GLAUCOMA

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Professor Emeritus
Iowa City, Iowa

Wallace L.M. Alward, M.D. is Professor Emeritus at the University of Iowa, where he the Director of the Glaucoma Service from 1987 to 2020. Dr. Alward has coauthored more than 150 peer-reviewed papers that have been cited over 12,000 times. The primary focus of his research has been the molecular genetics of glaucoma. He and his colleagues first described several glaucoma genes including myocilin, PITX2, FOXC1, and TBK1.  He has authored two textbooks (Color Atlas of Gonioscopy and The Requisites: Glaucoma) and one iBook (The Iowa Glaucoma Curriculum). He maintains two websites: one to teach gonioscopy (www.gonioscopy.org) and an introduction to glaucoma for residents (http://curriculum.iowaglaucoma.org). Dr. Alward served as a Director of the American Board of Ophthalmology from 2006 to 2013 and was Chair in 2012. In 2016 he received the inaugural Educator Award from the American Glaucoma Society. He has given 25 named lectures including the Hans Goldmann Lecture of the Glaucoma Research Society. In 2022 he was the Guest of Honor of the American Glaucoma Society.

John A. Gonzeles | UVEITIS

Associate Professor, Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Dr. Gonzales is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation at the University of California, San Francisco specializing in uveitis and medical cornea. He has been supported by an early career award from the National Institutes of Health – National Eye Institute to study the spectrum of keratoconjunctivitis sicca in Sjögren’s syndrome utilizing the Sjögren’s International Collaborative Clinical Alliance (SICCA) cohort. Dr. Gonzales is also the PI for an international randomized clinical trial evaluating treatments for cytomegalovirus anterior uveitis in immunocompetent individuals. Dr. Gonzales’s interests also extend to ocular oncology, specifically primary vitreoretinal lymphoma, and he is interested in how clinical features may be correlated with mutations associated with lymphoproliferation as well as resistance to chemotherapeutics. 

Dr. Gonzales is a Section Editor for Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, Associate Editor for the Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection and is the uveitis fellowship program director at the Proctor Foundation. 


Doheny Eye Institute, UCLA 
Pasadena, California

Dr. Quirós is currently Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California Los Angeles and Director of the neuro-ophthalmology fellowship program as well as Chief of Service for Neuro-ophthalmology for Doheny Eye Centers UCLA.

He is an Educator for Excellence at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) and Director of Foundations of Practice at DGSOM (first-year medical school curriculum). Prior to coming to UCLA, he was on the faculty at the University of Southern California for over a decade, where he was the residency program director.

Dr. Quirós obtained his MD from The Yale University School of Medicine. He trained at the Los Angeles County Hospital/University of Southern California Ophthalmology residency training program and completed a Neuro-Ophthalmology fellowship at the Doheny Eye Institute.

He is one of the founding members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s LGBTQ+ Community and one of the Executive Directors of the AAO Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring Program. Dr. Quirós is currently the President-elect of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. He has been recognized internationally for his contributions to the future of residency education and is a recipient of the International Council of Ophthalmology Mark Tso Golden Apple Award for Medical Educators. One of his latest publications analyzes diversity within the North-American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society and other ophthalmic societies.


Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology & Dermatology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Director, Bascom Palmer Aesthetic Center
Miami, Florida

Wendy W. Lee, MD, MS, is Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Dermatology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She serves as director of the Bascom Palmer Aesthetic Center and co-director of the university’s Cosmetic Medicine Group, a multidisciplinary group comprised of the ophthalmology, dermatology, ENT, and plastic surgery departments.

Dr. Lee earned her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a Master of Science degree in physiology from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She completed both her residency and internship at Tulane, and a fellowship in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Lee conducts research at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute with special interests in eyelid reconstruction, the aging eyelid skin, and aesthetic lasers. She also lectures around the world on oculoplastic disorders and aesthetic treatments related to the eye. She’s been published extensively, both in peer-reviewed journals and in teaching text books. She also serves as chief medical editor for FacialAestheticsCE and as a section editor for Ocular Surgery News.

Dr. Lee serves as a key opinion leader for many aesthetic and functional companies.  She has received the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The Henry Baylis Award for Excellence in Cosmetic Surgery from the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Professor of the Year Award from the residents at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Outstanding Alumnus from the Tulane University Department of Ophthalmology and was featured on CNN for her charitable work on patients from developing countries, among other honors. 

Linda Harrison, PhD | RISK MANAGEMENT

Linda Harrison, PhD
Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company (OMIC

Linda Harrison is the VP of Risk Management at OMIC. Dr. Harrison has lectured nationally on topics in health care risk management, litigation stress syndrome, physician burnout, and negotiation strategies. She also leads efforts to improve organizational effectiveness through process analysis, re-engineering and implementation, team building and coaching.

Dr. Harrison received her AB from Smith College, her master’s in Psychology and Human Development from Harvard, and PhD in Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.


Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing. There is a $25.00 fee for cancellations received before February 9, 2024. No refunds after February 9, 2024.