Society News and Information

We are pleased to offer these items of interest to members of the Chandler Grant Glaucoma Society.

CGGS in Boston 2017

June 2017 -- Chandler-Grant society members were well represented in Boston June 2-3, 2017 at the New England Ophthalmological Society meeting and the next day, at the Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary for our biennial conference.  Janey Wiggs, MD PhD gave the Chandler-Grant lecture at the NEOS meeting.  It was a very interesting talk about genetics and glaucoma.  That evening, Joel Schuman MD was presented with a Chelsea clock to commemorate his time as CGGS president.  On Saturday, 34 members, fellows and guests attended lectures followed by a 2-hour session in the MEEI wetlab.  We are grateful to Alcon, Allergan, Glaukos and New World Medical for helping to staff the microscope so our members can practice their surgical techniques.

CLICK HERE to view photos of the events.

CGGS 2016 Fall Dinner

Mark your calendar for the annual fall dinner meeting of Chandler Grant Society members during the AAO annual meeting.  The 2016 gathering will take place on Saturday, October 15 at the Signature Room on the 95th Floor of Chicago's John Hancock Center. 

CLICK HERE for details and to register.


 

David L. Epstein Clinician-Scientist Award

The deadline for submitting your application for the 2016 David L. Epstein Clinician-Scientist Award is September 16, 2016.  This annual award is in the amount of $5,000, and the recipient will be announced at the dinner on October 15th in Chicago.  Funds from the award are to be used to help support research in the field of glaucoma.  Award winner will be asked to give a presentation about their research at the biannual CGGS scientific meeting in Boston.

Please note the following requirements:

  • You must be a member in good standing of the Society and within five years of completing your fellowship training.
  • Applicants should submit a recommendation letter from their fellowship director or other CGGS member explaining why they would be a good candidate for the research award.  The letter should contain details about the nominee's education and accomplishments to date, as well as their potential to impact upon our field in the future.
  • The applicant also must submit their own letter that describes their commitment to being a clinician scientist, explains their area of research interest, touches on current projects that are underway, and details how they intend to use the funds.
  • Each letter should be no more than two pages, single-spaced (1" margins, 12 pt. font).

Applications may be submitted to the Chandler Grant Glaucoma Society office.  Electronic format is greatly preferred.
     Chandler Grant Glaucoma Society
     10 W. Phillip Rd., Suite 120
     Vernon Hills, IL  60061-1730
     Email:  Rich@RichardPaulAssociates.com


 

Future Member Research Underway

The longevity of the CGGS depends on identifying and staying in touch with potential Society members.  Those are ophthalmologists who trained under Drs. Chandler and Grant, or subsequent "generations" of fellows.  Dr. David V.L. Brown is working to identify all of the fellows flowing from the original group to develop a database of prospective Society members.