Sub-Specialty Sessions
Become invaluable to your eye care team! Sub-Specialty Sessions feature in-depth learning with a panel of experts in a variety of specialties. Learn key tips to improve your own skills and increase your clinic’s productivity. 

Please note: Due to cleaning breaks, Sub-Specialty Sessions have been broken into two parts. Each part must be registered for separately.

Practice Management – Parts 1 & 2 (01FR4 & 01FR5)

Christine McDonald, COE, COA, ROUB, OSC, Fenton, MO
Jessica Byrd, COT, Newnan, GA
Chris Dean, CMHP, NCP, Saint Cloud, MN
Carol Olvera, COT, Thornton, CO
Margie Wilson, COMT, El Cajon, CA
Friday, November 12, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Level: Intermediate
Credits: 2.00 A IJCAHPO
Prerequisite: A minimum of two years experience in the ophthalmic practice.
 The technician's understanding and leadership are critical in increasing practice productivity and profitability. This session will focus on practice management trends for a high-functioning practice. Topics discussed will include: utilizing lean concepts during the pandemic, diversity, staffing, protecting your practice’s data and tips for small practice success.

Retina – Parts 1 & 2 (01SA1 & 01SA2)

William Mieler, MD, Winnetka, IL
Srinivas Sadda, MD, Los Angeles, CA
David Sarraf, MD, Malibu, CA
Carol Shields, MD, Philadelphia, PA
Michael Stewart, MD, Jacksonville, FL
Christina Weng, MD, MBA, Houston, TX
Charles Wykoff, MD, PhD, Bellaire, TX
Saturday, November 13, 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Level: Intermediate
Credits: 2.00 A IJCAHPO, CEP: CABRN-1
A minimum of one-year experience in a retina practice.
Description: This session will provide an update on current concepts and technologies, new and emerging imaging techniques, along with treatments and new therapeutics within the retina sub-specialty. Key retina topics include: current and emerging treatment for dry and wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular edema (DME) and retinal vein occlusion (RVO). Additionally, updates in imaging, surgery, intraocular tumors, the impact of systemic diseases on the retina, hereditary macular/retinal degenerations and trauma will be covered.

Scribing – Parts 1 & 2 (04SA5 & 04SA6)

Michelle Willis, COMT, OSC, Columbia, TN
Anderson Brock, COMT, CME, Clarksville, TN
Kelly Moehrle, COT, OSC, Wexford, PA
Catherine Titus, COMT, OSC, Jacksonville, FL
Margie Wilson, COMT, El Cajon, CA
Saturday, November 13, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Level: Basic
Credits: 2.00 A IJCAHPO, CEP: CABRN-1

Description: This session will kick-start your scribing career the “write way!” The session will give an overview of the best practices and the importance of scribes in clinical practice. Learn about the role of a scribe, tips for success, the importance of documentation and more. Experts will address important scribing techniques for efficiency, balancing the role of the scribe within the clinic and improving the quality of documentation.

Cornea and Refractive – Parts 1 & 2 (04SU1 & 04SU2)

Joann Kang, MD, Bronx, NY
Bennie Jeng, MD, Baltimore, MD
Aaleya Koreishi, MD, Fort Worth, TX
Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS, Pennington, NJ
Darby Miller, MD, MPH, Jacksonville, FL
James Townley III, MD, Anchorage, AK
Sunday, November 14, 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Level: Intermediate
Credits: 2.00 A IJCAHPO, CEP: CABRN-1
Description: This session will address the latest corneal disease treatments and refractive surgery technologies. These leading faculty will discuss current treatments and surgical technologies of corneal dystrophies, herpetic keratitis, neurotrophic keratopathy, refractive surgery and more. They will present best practices and important roles that technicians have in patient care.

Glaucoma – Parts 1 & 2 (04SU3 & 04SU4)

Neil Choplin, MD, San Diego, CA
Pratap Challa, MD, Durham, NC
Douglas Fredrick, MD, New York, NY
Gayle Howard, MD, PhD, San Diego, CA
Karen McHugh, CRA, Avon, OH
Leonard Seibold, MD, Aurora, CO
Sunday, November 14, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Level: Intermediate
Credits: 2.00 A IJCAHPO, CEP: CABRN-1
Prerequisite: A minimum of one-year experience in a glaucoma practice.
Description: This session will provide an update on current concepts, technologies, treatments and practice in glaucoma. It will focus on new and emerging therapeutic procedures and medications, congenital glaucoma, 24-hour intraocular pressure (IOP) monitoring and imaging for glaucoma with the SPECTRALIS®.
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