At WCC VIII, you’ll have plenty of time to network, reconnect and socialize during unopposed breaks, meals and events.


Breakfasts (Sponsored; optional)

Thursday, 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Profounda will be hosting a breakfast panel at the upcoming World Cornea Congress in Chicago at the McCormick Place on Thursday September 29, 2022.


Panel Topic: Treating Acanthamoeba Keratitis (AK) and specific physician experience in using miltefosine.


Panel Participants:

Dr. Elmer Tu: Joel Sugar, MD Professor in Ophthalmology; Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology; Director, Cornea Service - Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary - Chicago

Dr. Christopher J. Rapuano: Chief, Cornea Service, Professor of Ophthalmology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University - Wills Eye - Philadelphia

Dr. Jamie D Martinez: Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology – University of Miami Health System - Miami

Dr. Beeran Meghpara: Director of Refractive surgery, Wills Eye Hospital Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College - Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Gerami Seitzman: Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Medical Director, Francis I. Proctor Foundation, Director, Cornea and External Disease Fellowship. H. Bruce Ostler Chair in International Ophthalmology and Prevention of Blindness, University of California San Francisco



Daily, 10 – 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 – 4 p.m.

Two breaks are provided daily. Enjoy coffee and light refreshments as you reflect on the previous sessions.


Lunches (Sponsored; optional)

Daily, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Revitalize in thought-provoking sponsored lunches. More details to come.


Opening Reception

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

All WCC attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend the Opening Session. Mix and mingle, partake in cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and connect with our event sponsor.


Cornea Society University Reception

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Connect with the next generation of cornea with this reception designed for fellows, residents, medical students, and those early in their career. 



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