Keynote Speaker

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Chris Murphy, DVM, DACVO

"Making Mistakes: The importance of forgiveness”

About Dr. Murphy

Dr. Christopher Murphy received his BS, DVM and PhD degrees from Cornell University. He then went onto the University of California at Davis (UC Davis) for his residency training in Comparative Ophthalmology at the School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Murphy previously served as a Professor of Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and he is currently a Professor at UC Davis. Dr. Murphy has received a number of awards including the lifetime achievement award for research from the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Pfizer award for research excellence. He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications to his credit, and is the co-founder of Platypus Technologies LLC, a biotech startup based on the use of liquid crystals for reporting molecular interaction with nanostructured surfaces. Dr. Murphy is also an avid fly fisherman, hobbyist blues harmonica player and co-author of the children’s book, Lucille Lost.


Keynote Lecturer History

Presentations have been recorded since 2011 and are available to members through the online video portal.

2018 - Dr. Douglas Rhee Title: Conquering Intraocular Pressure: New and Traditional Pharmacologic, Laser, Surgical Approaches in Humans

2017 - Dr. Carol L. Shields    Title: The Colorful Spectrum of Ocular Tumors in Humans

2016 - Dr. Randy Kardon    Title: Pupil Light Reflex and Its Application to Both Veterinary, Laboratory and Human Translation

2015 - Dr. John R. Heckenlively    Title: Is SARDS Really Cases of Autoimmune Retinopathy? Evaluation from the Human Perspective

2014 - Dr. Robert Noecker    Title: Advances in Glaucoma, Cataract and Anterior Segment Surgery

2013 - Dr. Chris McGahan    Title: New Roles for Iron in Ocular Physiology

2012 - Dr. Morton Smith    Title: Second most effective tool for Honing your Diagnostic skills is the CPC

2011 - Dr. Ivan Schwab    Title: Evolution's Witness

2010 - Dr. Mike Robinson    Title:Advances in Ocular Drug Delivery

2009 - Dr. Martin Uram    Title: Endoscopic Glaucoma and Retinal Surgery

2008 - Dr. Paul Koch    Title: Cataract Surgery in two-legged patients

2007 - Dr Steve Arshinoff    Title: Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Devices and Techniques to use them to their full Potential

2006 - Dr. Kirk Packo    Title: Intravitreal Pharmacotherapy - Using Intraocular Inections to Treat Retinal Disease

2005 - Dr. Robert Anderson    Title: Where are Omega-3 Fatty Acids and why are they so Important to the Retina?

2004 - Dr. Gustavo Aguirre     Title: Gene Therapy for Retinal Disease in Dogs