Each year, the Annual Gifford-Truhlsen Conference is held at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Besides providing a venue for annual presentations by the residents, fellows, and alumni of the department, this conference honors three visiting professors, each designated as either the Gifford, Truhlsen, or Fritch Lecturer, to pay tribute to these men who have contributed so much to UNMC and to the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.
The 2014 conference was held on Friday, June 13, 2014. The 2014 Truhlsen lecturer was Neil Miller, M.D., Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. The 2014 Gifford lecturer was C. Stephen Foster, MD, Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The 2014 Fritch lecturer was Samuel Masket, MD, Jules Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.
The 2015 Gifford-Truhlsen Conference is tentatively scheduled for June 5, 2015. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend this annual event.
If you would like more information, please contact the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at (402) 559-4276.
Drs. Quan Nguyen, Tom Hejkal, Stanley Truhlsen, David Schanzlin, and Charles Fritch attend the annual Gifford-Truhlsen conference on May 23, 2013.