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EyeWiki is an ophthalmic wiki where ophthalmologists, other physicians, patients and the public can view an eye encyclopedia of content written by ophthalmologists covering the vast spectrum of eye disease, diagnosis and treatment. Any qualified ophthalmologist, or ophthalmologist in training, is invited to contribute content to the wiki and post it immediately. For content guidelines and more information see About EyeWiki and Getting Started. EyeWiki is a collaboration between the American Academy of Ophthalmology and these societies.

Officers


President
Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD
President-Elect
M. Gilbert Grand, MD
Secretary
Andrew P. Schachat, MD
Treasurer
James C. Folk, MD
Executive Secretary
Lawrence J.  Singerman, MD


Past Presidents

Arnall Patz, MD
J. Donald M. Gass, MD
Morton F. Goldberg, MD
Robert C. Watzke, MD
Stephen J. Ryan, MD
John G. Clarkson, MD
David H. Orth, MD
Alexander J. Brucker, MD
Lee M. Jampol, MD
Thomas M. Aaberg, MD
Travis A. Meredith, MD
Kurt A. Gitter, MD
William F. Mieler, MD
Daniel Finkelstein, MD
Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, MD
Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD
Jerry A. Shields, MD

Michael L. Klein, MD
Emily Y. Chew, MD
Mark S. Blumenkranz, MD

Neil M. Bressler, MD
Immediate Past President


Committee Chairs

Awards
Mark S. Blumenkranz, MD

By-Laws Chair
SriniVas Sadda, MD

Credentials
Karl Csaky, MD, PhD

Meeting Planning
Sophie J. Bakri, MD

Nominating
G. Baker Hubbard, III, MD

Program
Judy E. Kim, MD

Research and Education Chair
Jennifer I. Lim, MD

Website Chair
Mathew MacCumber, MD, PhD

AAO Representative
Michael J. Elman, MD

International Member
Oh W. Kwon, MD

Young Member
David Sarraf, MD

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MACULARTmeeting

PARIS - 2015

Click here for the 2015 Meeting

The Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR.net) is currently planning a study to begin summer 2014 to evaluate diabetic retinopathy on ultrawide field (UWF) photos and ultrawide field fluorescein angiography.

The details of the project, the requirements for collaboration, and the application can be found after logging in as a Macula Society member here.

The Membership of The Macula Society

Membership Applications for 2015 membership will be open to the public and accepted starting June 16th, 2014.

Click here for a sample the membership form. Please review the requirements for your application prior to submitting.

Congratulations to the 2014 Macula Society New Members - Click here to see our new members

Currently, the Macula Society has 437 members, including many international members. Applications are accepted once a year, and members are selected by rigorous acceptance criteria, including extensive contribution to retinal literature. Membership is, therefore, smaller than some organizations, which has promoted exceptional camaraderie and loyalty to the Society. Most members come to almost every meeting. Nearly all members are involved in current research and are investigators in clinical trials. During the annual scientific program, members present original papers on current diagnostic advances and new surgical and pharmacological treatments for macular and retinal diseases. Papers include updates on ongoing clinical trials.

Membership Application

The Macula Society Credentialing Committee welcomes your application to our society. Our mission is to promote research and publication in macular and retinal vascular diseases. The purpose of this letter is to clarify what we (the Society and specifically the Credentialing Committee) are looking for in new member applications.

We have a directive from the Executive Committee on the competitive criteria for membership. These criteria do not ensure admission; rather, these criteria provide a basis for selecting our future membership from the best possible applicant pool.

The bylaws of the Macula Society mandate the following for Active Members:

  1. MD degree, license to practice medicine, and Board certified (ABO) or the equivalent of these requirements from countries outside the US.
  2. Retina fellowship training (at least 1 year).
  3. At least 2 years in post-fellowship practice (>50% of time devoted to diseases of the posterior segment).
  4. Authorship as first or corresponding author of 2 or more publications on posterior segment diseases that have been published within the preceding 4 years in refereed, peer review journals.
  5. Recommendation letters by 2 active members of the Society.
  6. Some candidates for membership who have made major contributions in the field may be admitted without fulfilling these criteria.

Applicants are ranked according to the following: (Please submit credentials and letters in English, in a well-organized manner).

  1. Organization of the curriculum vitae is important.
  2. List years of post-residency training.
  3. List years of practice after fellowship.
  4. List peer-reviewed publications (Do not include manuscripts that are 'submitted', no value will be attributed to non-peer reviewed work). Articles 'in-press' are acceptable as long as revisions are not pending. Priority is given to publications in journals with high impact factors. Additionally, priority is given to major articles, then case series, and less priority to single case reports. Finally, first or senior authorship is given priority. Electronic versions of the top 2 articles should be included in the application (i.e. PDF format).
  5. Grant support, especially for independent research (i.e. RO-1), is highly valued and should be specifically highlighted. Other forms of grant support, such as clinical trials, are also valued. Identify the source of the funding (i.e. NIH).
  6. Letters of recommendation (in English) need to be received by the review deadline.
  7. List service work to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) or to State Societies. This work is also valued and should be specified.

Affiliate Members:

  1. Persons, other than practicing physicians, whose primary interest is in the basic scientific disciplines related to the purpose of the Society.
  2. Authorship of at least 2 publications on posterior segment diseases that have been published within the preceding 4 years in a refereed, peer reviewed journal.

A current Macula Society member may only write one letter of recommendation a year, If they wrote on behalf of an applicant that did not get accepted last year and is re- applying this year that counts as their one letter for this current year.

We look forward to reviewing your application for membership in the Macula Society.

Click here to apply now

Sincerely,

Dr. Karl Csaky, MD 
Credentialing Committee Chair