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1985 Department of Ophthalmology, Bethesda Eye Institute, St. Louis University School of Medicine
1986 Washington National Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Washington, DC
1988 Emory University, Department of Ophthalmology, Atlanta, GA.
1990

Chung-Gung Memorial Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, Taipei, Taiwan.

1990 Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, Caracas, Venezuela.
 
1991 The University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Ophthalmology, San Antonio, Texas.
1993 National Institute of Health, Taiwan.
1994 Department of Ophthalmology & Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy. Wake Forest University, The Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
1994 Fundacion Oftalmologica Nacional, Bogota, Colombia, Feb. 17-19, 1994. XV Annual Course. (a) New frontiers in dry eye (b) Concept of limbal stem cells and corneal diseases characterized by limbal stem cell dysfunction (c) Limbal transplantation for corneal surface reconstruction (d) Novel strategies for corneal surface reconstruction including amniotic membrane transplantation.
1996

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 6-7, 1996. Department of Ophthalmology. (a) New strategies for ocular surface reconstruction. Department of Cell Biology, Anatomy and Neurobiology. (b) Regulation of corneal epithelial stem cells at the limbus

1997 Outstanding Faculty/Administrator Scholar and elected to Phi Beta Delta, the National Honor Society for International Scholars.
 
1997 Department of Ophthalmology, Dong-A University, Pusan, Korea, March 24, 1997. (a) New Strategies for Ocular Surface Reconstruction
1997 Department of Ophthalmology, Tokyo Dental College, Ichikawa, Japan, March 26, 1997, (a) Ocular Surface Health, Reconstruction, and Floppy Eyelid Syndrome
1997 Visiting Expert under Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) sponsored by Ministry of Health Singapore and Singapore National Eye Center, June 17 to 24, 1997.
1997 Department of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, September 11-12, 1997. (a) Ocular surface health, diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, (b) Corneal diseases characterized by limbal deficiency, (c) New Strategies of ocular surface reconstruction.
1998

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, March 19, 1998. (a) Important concepts for treating ocular surface and tear disorders, (b) Regulation of limbal stem cells by stromal fibroblasts and matrix.

1998 Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, April 28, 1998. (a) Important concepts for treating ocular surface and tear disorders.
 
1998 Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, August 21-22, 1998. (a) Dysfunction and restoration of ocular surface epithelial stem cells - New strategies using amniotic membrane transplantation and stem cell transplantation. (b) Important concepts of treating ocular surface and tear disorders.
1998 Department of Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan, October 5-7, 1998. Dysfunction and restoration of epithelial stem cells.
1999 Department of Ophthalmology, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, April 24, 1999. (a) New strategies of ocular surface reconstruction. (b) Important concepts for treating ocular surface and tear disorders.
1999 The Second Ulrich Ollendorff Lectureship, Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, NY, May 20, 1999. (a) Dysfunction and Restoration of Ocular Surface Epithelial Stem Cells - New Strategies of Ocular Surface Reconstruction with Stem Cell Transplantation and Amniotic Membrane Transplantation.
1999

Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, November 6-7, 1999. (a) Dysfunction and Restoration of Ocular Surface Epithelial Stem Cells - New Strategies of Ocular Surface Reconstruction with Stem Cell Transplantation and Amniotic Membrane Transplantation. (b) Important Concepts of Treating Ocular Surface and Tear Disorders.

1999 King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 13-17, 1999. (a) Dysfunction and Restoration of Ocular Surface Epithelial Stem Cells - New Strategies of Ocular Surface Reconstruction with Stem Cell Transplantation and Amniotic Membrane Transplantation. (b) Important Concepts of Treating Ocular Surface and Tear Disorders.
 
2000 Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio and University of Texas Health Center, San Antonio, Texas, January 20-21, 2000. (a) Important Concepts for Treating Ocular Surface & Tear Disorders. (b) Dysfunction and Restoration of Limbal Epithelial Stem Cells.
2000 El-Maghraby Eye Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, January 24-28, 2000. (a) Important Concepts for Treating Ocular Surface & Tear Disorders. (b) Dysfunction and Restoration of Limbal Epithelial Stem Cells. Amniotic Membrane Transplantation for Ocular Surface Reconstruction
2000 Department of Ophthalmology, Kanazawa University School of Medicine, Kanazawa, Japan. February 22, 2000. Dysfunction and Restoration of Limbal Epithelial Stem Cells: Role of Amniotic Membrane transplantation
2001 Department of Ophthalmology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, September 15-16, 2000. (a) Neuroanatomic Integration of Ocular Surface Defense: Clinical Significance, (b) Amniotic Membrane Transplantation for Ocular Surface Reconstruction
2002

Department of Ophthalmology, Tokyo Dental College, Chiba, Japan, September 28, 2001 (a) Clinical significance of kinetic analysis fo tear interference images; October 1, 2001 (b) New progress of amniotic membrane transplantation

2002 Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka University School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan, Oct 15, 2001. Ocular Surface Reconstruction with Epithelial Stem Cells and Amniotic Membrane
2002 2002 LSU Eye Center, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, Nov 7, 2002.
2003

Visiting Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Tokyo Dental College, Japan, April 2003 – present

2003 Visiting Professor, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, New York, NY, March 11-12, 2004. (a) How Does Amniotic Membrane Works? (b) What Is Dry Eye?
2004 Visiting Professor, Western University, London, Ontario, September 14-16, 2004
2004 Visiting Professor, Long Island Jewish Hospital, NY, December 8, 2004
2006 Visiting Professor, Western University, London, Ontario, March 29, 2006
2006 2006 Distinguished Physician “A Physician Who Cares”, March 24, 2006 by Florida Medical Association
2006 Susrata Lecture, West Virginia University Eye Institute, Morgan Town, WV, September 30, 2006. “What is Dry Eye?”
2006 Visiting Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan, October 5-8, 2006, “The Role of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in Limbal Deficiency and Regeneration”
2006 Visiting Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, October 10, 2006, “What is Dry Eye?”
2006 Visiting Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, October 12, 2006, “The Role of Epithelial-mesenchymal Transition in Limbal Deficiency and Regeneration”
2007 Bausch Laumb Visiting Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester, April 21, 2007, “Sutureless Amniotic Membrane Transplantation”
2008 Visiting Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Mississippi, May 8, 2008, “New Surgical Strategies of Ocular Surface Reconstruction”
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