Annual Educational Meeting Template

The Latest in the Management of Retinal Diseases

Registration Now Open!

California Retina Research Foundation is proud to announce the 18th Annual Educational MeetingThe Latest in the Management of Retinal Diseases

This event will take place at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort (previously named The Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort) in Santa Barbara, California on Saturday, September 28th, 2019.  Details of the event are below.

When: Saturday, September, 28th, 2019
Where: Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

Rooms are limited so book early. Cost is $299/night-$369/night for Mountain View Rooms. Self parking is reduced to $20/night and the daily resort fee is reduced to $20/night. To reserve a room with the CRRF room block rate, please use the following link:

Registration and Breakfast: 7:00 am – 8:00am
Meeting Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Guest Speaker
Rishi Singh, MD – Staff Surgeon, Cole Eye Institute, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, and Medical Director of Informatics at Cleveland Clinic

Robert L. Avery,  M.D.
Ma’an A. Nasir, M.D.
Dante J. Pieramici, M.D.
Alessandro A. Castellarin, M.D.
Robert F. See, M.D.
Stephen S. Couvillion, M.D.
Nathan C. Steinle, M.D.
Dilsher S. Dhoot, M.D.
Daniel L. Learned, M.D.
Nika Bagheri, M.D.

Course Director: Dante J. Pieramici, M.D.

This course is organized into mini-lectures covering a variety of retinal diseases followed by case presentations and open forum discussions. 4.0 hours of CE or CME offered.

Fee: No charge

If you have questions or problems please call Gabe Gordon at 805-884-5185.

Accreditation Statement
The Santa Barbara County Consortium for CME is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The Santa Barbara County Consortium for CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration for the 2019 Annual Meeting is closed.

CRRF is excited to welcome the following exhibitors for the 2019 annual meeting, and we would like to thank them for their support of our event.

Titanium Level

Considered the founder of the industry, Genentech, now a member of the Roche Group, has been delivering on the promise of biotechnology for over 35 years.

Genentech Website


Novartis is a global healthcare company based in Switzerland that provides solutions to address the evolving needs of patients worldwide.

Novartis Website

Regeneron is a leading biotechnology company using the power of science to bring new medicines to patients in need.

Regeneron Website


REGENXBIO is a leading clinical-stage biotechnology company seeking to improve lives through the curative potential of gene therapy.


Platinum Level

Alcon’s mission is to provide innovative vision products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better by providing technology and research for eye health.

Alcon Website

Allergan is a global pharmaceutical leader focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan Website

Gold Level

Apellis Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel therapeutic compounds for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

Apellis Pharmaceuticals

Silver Level

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG is one of the world’s leading medical technology suppliers. The company is listed on TecDAX of the German stock exchange.

Zeiss Website

Alimera Sciences, founded in June 2003, is a pharmaceutical company that specializes in the commercialization and development of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals.

Alimera Sciences Website

At Spark Therapeutics, we challenge the inevitability of genetic diseases, including blindness, hemophilia, lysosomal storage disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.

Spark Therapeutics Website

Founded in 2010 by Jeff and Cheryl Trank, EVOA is a national supplier of eye vitamins based on the Age Related Eye Disease Study conducted by the National Eye Institute, eye vitamins for General Eye Health, supplements for Dry Eye Syndrome

EVOA Website