2014 Annual Meeting

40th Annual NANOS Meeting RECAP

March 1-6, 2014
Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico



Thank you to those that were able to join us for the NANOS 40th Annual Meeting!  We are thrilled to report that NANOS hit record attendance of 570 attendees! 

This year's program included a Saturday pre-session, "When Neurosurgery & Neuro-Ophthalmology Collide" which drew nearly 200 attendees.

Other meeting highlights:


  • Journal Club
  • Hot Topics: Zebra Taming 101
  • The Latest on OCT
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Baseline Results
  • Eye Pain in the “Quiet Eye”
  • Non-Organic Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Jacobson Lecture: 


  • Visual Electrophysiology in Neuro Ophthalmology
  • Hands-on Ophthalmic Examination Techniques for Neuro-ophthalmologists
  • Observational Clinical Research Studies: Pearls and Pitfalls
  • Smartphones and Gadgets:  How to Practice Neuro-Ophthalmology Anywhere in the 21st Century
  • Young Neuro-Ophthalmology Forum
  • Consortium of Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmologists Meeting


  • Opening Reception
  • Student, Resident and Fellow Program and Reception
  • Poster Reception
  • Annual Banquet in the Rainforest at Coco Rio

Visit the NANOS Facebook page to view photos from the meeting!


NANOS would like to congratulate the following award receipents:

Presentation of the James A. Sharpe, MD, FRCP Best Abstract Award by a Fellow went to:

  • Krista I. Kinard, MD - "Chronic migraine is associated with reduced corneal nerve fiber density and length"

Presentation of the Best Abstract by a Resident went to:

  • Ajay E. Kariyan, MD - "Orbital fibroblasts from thyroid eye disease patients differ in proliferative and adipogenic responses depending on disease sub-type"

Presentation of the Best Abstract by a Student went to:

  • Matthew A. Miller - "A comparison of clinical features of pseudotumor cerebri secondary to tetracyclines and idiopathic intercranial hypertension"

Walsh Best Paper Award by a Fellow went to:

  • Dane A. Breker, MD for his presentation "Muscle bound or unbound?"

William F. Hoyt Lecturer Award went to:

  • Nancy Newman, MD for her presentation "Neuro-Ophthalmology in Review: Around the Brain With 50 Fellows" at the 2013 AAO Annual Meeting

2014 Young Investigator Award went to:

  • Patrick Yu-Wai-Man, BMedSci, MBBS, PhD, FRCOphth - "The molecular and nuero-ophthalmological features of autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (ARSACS)"

2014 Pilot Grant Award went to:

  • Beau Bruce, MD, MS - "Non-mydriatic ocular fundus photography for the acute risk stratification of patients with transient ischemic attack and minor stroke"

2014 Fight for Sight/NANOS Award went to:

  • Linus Da-Shih Sun, MD, PhD - "Quantitative eye movements to evaluate corollary discharge"

Presentation of the 2014 Jacobson Lecture:

  • Leonard A. Levin, MD, PhD - "Seeking Sense in Cecocentral Scotomas: Three Questions and Four Answers"

2014 Tom Carlow Distinguished Service Award went to:

  • Anthony Arnold, MD


The NANOS Scientific Program Committee is already hard at work planning the 2015 meeting.  Please mark your calendar for the NANOS 41st Annual Meeting which will take place at the Hotel del Coronado, in San Diego, CA from February 21-26, 2015!





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