WAEPS Lecture Series
The UW Department of Ophthalmology is pleased to serve as host for Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons monthly meeting and lecture series. Join us online or in person to hear our distinguished guest speakers. CME credits available.
Joan & Gordon Bergy, M.D. Lectures in Vision Science
The Bergy Lectures in Vision Science bring renowned basic scientists to lecture at the UW Medicine Eye Institute, and share research advances with our scientists, clinicians and students. This lecture series was established through a generous gift from Ms. Joan Bergy. Read Joan and Gordon Bergy’s story.
Sidney Futterman Memorial Lecture in Vision ScienceThe Annual Futterman Lecture was named in honor of Dr. Sidney Futterman, a distinguished vision researcher who served as a faculty member at the University of Washington from 1966-1979. Dr. Futterman was the recipient of the prestigious Friedenwald Award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) for his exceptional contribution to visual science. Dr. Futterman’s studies on visual pigments and the esterification of vitamin A in the retina have been widely referenced in the field of vision research for over 50 years.
James L. Hargiss, M.D., Lecture in Oculoplastics & Orbital Surgery
Dr. James Hargiss has been an icon in Seattle Ophthalmology since beginning his practice in 1951. He was the first in Seattle to perform corneal transplants in 1956, and in 1958 he established Seattle’s first eye bank. In the 1960’s, Dr. Hargiss created Ophthalmology Grand Rounds at Harborview and was a volunteer attending physician, even before an official Department of Ophthalmology was created at the University of Washington. For 50 years, Dr. Hargiss has been a teacher and mentor to residents and fellows at the University of Washington. This endowed Hargiss Lecture was established in 2014 to honor Dr. Hargiss’s service to the University and larger community.
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