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  • 2023-03-01 19:20 | Edmund Tsui (Administrator)

    The 17th International Ocular Inflammation Society (IOIS) Congress will be held in Berlin, Germany from September 7-9, 2023.

    There will be an AUS-sponsored symposium during the IOIS meeting featuring Nisha Acharya, MD, MS and Russell Read, MD, PhD on the topic of "What NEI-Funded Studies Have Taught Us About the Clinical Care of Uveitis"

    The abstract submission deadline is March 31, 2023. More information can be found on the IOIS website here.

  • 2022-11-09 16:31 | Edmund Tsui (Administrator)

    Dr. Phoebe Lin was recognized at AAO 2022 in Chicago for her selection to the Academy’s 24th Leadership Development Program (LDP) class.  Dr. Lin, nominated by the AUS, joins 19 other ophthalmologists in the LDP XXIV, class of 2023 chosen via a competitive selection process. In addition to US participants nominated by state, subspecialty and specialized interest societies, the LDP XXIV class also includes one international participant from the Ukraine who is jointly representing the Ukranian Ophthalmological Society and the European Society of Ophthalmology.  This LDP class came together for an Orientation Session in Chicago led by Academy LDP Director Chris Albanis, MD.  They were joined by participants in the Pan-American Association’s complementary program – PAAO’s Curso de Liderazgo – which is led by co-directors Zelia Correa, MD, PhD and Peter Quiros, MD.

    In January 2023, Dr. Lin will take part in a 2 ½ day interactive session in San Francisco where she will hear from AAO physician leadership, including 2023 Academy President Daniel Briceland, MD, on a wide variety of leadership topics. During this session she will also visit the AAO headquarters and participate in skills training exercises. Next Dr. Lin will attend the Academy’s Mid-Year Forum 2023 in April in Washington D.C. where she will have scheduled meetings on Capitol Hill with Senators, Representatives and healthcare staff to discuss issues important to the medical profession.  During an advocacy session dedicated to LDP XXIV participants, Dr. Lin will also hear from a member of the US Congress about building effective relationships with legislators and how best to advocate on behalf of patients.  The final LDP session for the class of 2023 will take place in conjunction with AAO 2023 in San Francisco.

    More information about the Academy's LDP can be found here.

  • 2022-10-17 00:27 | Edmund Tsui (Administrator)

    Lucia Sobrin, MD, MPH (Co-Chair of the AAO 2022 Uveitis Subspecialty Day) provides highlights and a review of late breaking news from the meeting. Watch the video interview here.

  • 2022-10-13 23:15 | Edmund Tsui (Administrator)

    The American Uveitis Society was represented by Steven Yeh, MD, Jessica Shantha, MD, MS, Thuy Doan MD, PhD, and Nisha Acharya, MD, MS at the first ever Global Ophthalmology Summit (GOS) in Park City, UT, held from August 12-13, 2022.

    More details can be found here and recordings of the GOS are available here. The second GOS will be held in Atlanta, GA in September 2023.

  • 2022-10-10 01:37 | Edmund Tsui (Administrator)
    Gary N. Holland, MD and Steven Yeh, MD were awarded the 2022 Distinguished Service Award at AAO 2022 in Chicago, Illinois as part of their contributions to the team that developed the Academy’s clinical recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full details on the AAO website here.
  • 2022-02-09 17:50 | Russell Read (Administrator)

    Russell N Van Gelder MD PhD has been appointed the new editor-in-chief of Ophthalmology, the flagship scientific journal from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Read the full details on the AAO website here.

  • 2021-08-18 11:07 | Russell Read (Administrator)

    Today the American Uveitis Society announced the creation of a Task Force charged with reviewing the Society's activities to ensure they are aligned with member needs and expectations. Chaired by Steve Yeh MD, the Task Force will be composed of current members of the AUS who represent the broad membership and are able to provide useful insight and guidance to the Board of Directors. Further details can be found here.

  • 2021-06-23 06:30 | Russell Read (Administrator)

    The National Eye Institute invites you to participate in an online symposium, titled “Investigating the Ocular Surface Microbiome: Best Practices for Low-Biomass Microbial Research,” Monday, August 2, 2021, 3-8 p.m. EDT. 


    The symposium’s goal is to facilitate discussion of technical issues associated with studying the microbiome in a low biomass niche, specifically the ocular surface.


    The symposium will comprise 4 sessions with 3-4 presentations per session. Sessions will address specimen collection and processing, methods for characterizing the ocular surface microbiome, and best practices for generating reproducible data. Discussions to follow each session.


    Registration is free and we welcome your participation in the panel discussions. For more information and to register visit

    Please address questions to Drs. Lisa Neuhold ( or Maryann Redford ( 

  • 2021-01-10 12:19 | Russell Read (Administrator)

    David Hinkle MD named the Oliver and Carroll Dabezies Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology at the Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr Hinkle, a long time member of the American Uveitis Society,  is a uveitis and retina specialist. More details can be found here.

  • 2019-12-05 14:24 | Russell Read (Administrator)

    On Monday, October 14th during the Society Presidents’ Recognition and Awards Session held in conjunction with AAO 2019 in San Francisco, American Uveitis Society Executive Committee member Steven Yeh MD was recognized for completing his participation in the Academy’s Leadership Development Program XXI, Class of 2019. Dr Yeh was part of a select group of nineteen participants chosen for the LDP XXI, Class of 2019 from among a large group of physicians who were nominated by state, subspecialty and specialized interest societies. The class also included the first participant from Africa who was nominated by the African Ophthalmology Council. 

    Steven Yeh MD being recognized by AAO LDP Director Linda Tsai, MD and Senior Secretary for Advocacy Dan Briceland, MD

    In January 2019, Dr Yeh took part in a 2 ½ day interactive session in San Francisco covering a wide variety of leadership and association management topics. The meeting also included a visit to AAO headquarters to hear from the 2019 Academy President George Williams, MD, MD, CEO David Parke II, MD and Academy Vice Presidents on key priorities for the Academy.  

    During the final LDP XXI session in San Francisco, Dr Yeh heard from leadership of the AAO and the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology regarding global collaborative efforts and key priority issues for organized ophthalmology and was encouraged to put his leadership skills to good use.

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