On Thursday, July 27, 2017, the 43rd annual reception for the opening of the Jampolsky Fellows Reunion was held at the Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill, San Francisco. In attendance were 33 fellows, in addition to many spouses, hailing from Baltimore to Buenos Aires to Brazil to Basel to Birmingham. A truly eclectic group of pediatric strabismus ophthalmologists!
There followed on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, a scientific program of speakers addressing varied clinical problems on strabismus and low vision. Examples included Seeking the Light (about blind authors) by Dr. Creig Hoyt, Prescribing Refractive Correction in Hyperopic Esodeviations by Dr. Arvind Chandna, Vertical Diplopia after Endoscopy Sinus Surgery by Dr. Felisa Shokida, Pediatric Strabismus Surgery in Ontario – Is the Incidence Changing? by Dr. Steve Kraft, and ExoDuane with Upshoot/Downshoot by Dr. Bradley Black. The scientific program was held at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute’s own facilities. A full social program included dinners at the Cliff House at the Pacific Ocean and the Spinnaker in Sausalito where whales and seals were seen swimming nearby.
There was a presentation devoted to Dr. Martin Steinbach, long-time fellow, who recently died in his native Canada and was sorely missed at the various talks and seminars. Martin had also been on the Board of Directors of Smith-Kettlewell for many years.
This annual Fellows Reunion honors Dr. Art Jampolsky, who is the founder of Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco. The event brings together the many clinical fellows from all over the world that he trained in strabismus practice and research.