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Alcon Research Institute's annual Steven M. Podos Colloquium and bi-annual Scientific Symposium are attended by elite members of the eye research community and honor outstanding contributors to ophthalmic research throughout the world.

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The Steven M. Podos Colloquium is the Alcon Research Institute's (ARI) annual scientific meeting aimed at highlighting recent advances in vision research. Typically held concurrently with ARVO or other major research congresses, Podos Colloquium is open to Alcon associates and all ARI members, who are encouraged to invite 2-3 Young Investigators not yet affiliated with ARI to join. During the event, ARI Senior and Young Investigator Grant recipients are announced.

2023 Stephen M. Podos Colloquium Event Details

A group photograph of the presenters at the 2022 Colloquium.


The Scientific Symposium is a bi-annual scientific exchange event offering one to one and a half days of scientific lectures in partnership with prominent ophthalmic institutions. Concurrent with the Steven M. Podos Colloquium, the event includes presentations from Senior and Young ARI Grant recipients on their recent discoveries, and the formal giving of ARI Grant plaques.

2024 Stephen M. Podos Colloquium & Scientific Symposium Event Details

2023 Stephen M. Podos Colloquium
Disruptive Innovations in Cataract, Corneal and IOL Surgery
November 3, 2023 at AAO | 4:30-9 p.m. PT
Palace Hotel (Gold Room)
2 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 512-1111
Moderators: Mark Humayun, MD, and Terry Kim, MD

Cathleen McCabe, MD | Digital Era of Cataract Surgery
Professor Graham Barrett, AM, MBBS, MD, FRANZCO | Future of IOL Calculations
Liliana Werner, MD, PhD | Advances in IOL Technology
Nicole Fram, MD | Adjunct Devices for Complex Cases
Jean-Pierre Hubschman, MD | The Role of Robotics in Cataract Surgery
David F. Chang, MD | Future Trends in Cataract Surgery Delivery

For additional information, email the Alcon Research Institute at [email protected].

2024 Stephen M. Podos Colloquium & Scientific Symposium
October 3-5, 2024
Fort Worth, TX | Alcon, Schollmaeier Auditorium
Topic, speakers and moderators to be announced.

For additional information, email the Alcon Research Institute at [email protected].