Día del Congreso 10, 11 y 12 de Junio 2021, Virtual

Dr. Flavio Rezende

As an Associate Professor from the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Montreal (UdeM), I lead the clinical/surgical side of our translational research team at the Centre Universitaire d’Ophtalmologie, Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital (CUO-HMR), Montreal, Quebec, Canada. My main focus is on surgical management of complicated vitreoretinal diseases, academic teaching, and surgical translational research.

As a vitreoretinal surgeon, I have been developing and improving complex vitreoretinal surgical techniques to manage vitreoretinal diseases.

On the academic side, I have been in charge of the Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program from the Retina Service, Department of Ophthalmology, UdeM for 5 years (2013-2018).

As a surgical translational researcher, I have developed surgical techniques to obtain vitreous biopsies in an ambulatory setting, providing instrumental material for our Neuro-Vascular Biology Research Unit. We are currently building a biobank for vitreous and aqueous humor samples.

For the past 5 years, I have been involved with Retinal Chip implant, developing an innovative surgical technique for a new generation retinal chip.

And in the past year I have served as Clinical Director at CUO-HMR and, as such, I have been committed to bringing further innovation to benefit our patients. We are becoming now one of the first centers in Canada for gene therapy for previously untreatable retinal conditions.