“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” ― Confucius
The warmest of welcomes to another Wills Eye Conference, where we annually continue our career-long quests for more and better ophthalmic wisdom, whether by reflection, imitation, or experience – preferably all three. And preferably, in the case of the last and bitterest, as Confucius puts it, the experience of others from which we can learn vicariously!
Since the founding of Wills in 1832, we have shaped the specialty of Ophthalmology in remarkable ways, including the development of educational programs second to none, from medical school to residency to fellowships to CME.
The 76th Annual Wills Eye Hospital Conference builds on this tradition, presenting key updates that span the entire field of Ophthalmology in a concise, practical, and engaging format. We are particularly excited this year about our featured internationally renowned lineup of speakers, whose combined wisdom could, and has, filled textbooks!
I look forward to enjoying with you this panoply of insight and wisdom, as well as collegiality and connection!
Julia A. Haller, MD
Ophthalmologist-in-Chief and William Tasman, MD Endowed Chair Wills Eye Hospital