EB Spaeth Oration – January 24, 2013
The E.B. Spaeth Oration lecture and dinner was held on January 24. 2013 at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia. Dr. Joan O’Brien, Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Director of Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, was the featured speaker this year. Her topic “Genetics of Uveal Melanoma” was a masterpiece, graphically showing how cells grow and how never treatments may prevent or cure cancer.
This was the 36th year of the events which honors Edmund B. Spaeth, and internationally respected physician and teacher who died in 1976. The evening, devoted to celebrating great teaching and great teachers, brings together fellows, residents, medical students from Wills Eye, Temple, Jefferson, Scheie Eye Institute, Drexel, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and ophthalmologists from all over the Greater Delaware Valley. Alcon, Allergan, Bausch & Lomb, Carl Zeiss-Meditec, Glaukos, and Merck were joint sponsors for this wonderful and informative evening. The intent of this unique event is to broaden and deepen ophthalmologists’ understanding of the art and science of medical practice. It is an educational evening both academically and socially. The event is also part of the Greater Philadelphia Ophthalmic Society’s series of programs.
Photos by Roger Barone.