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ACE 2017 Program

ACE 2017 Program
This exciting 3-day program will feature a variety of lectures, hands-on workshops, keynote speakers, ATPO's certification exam review courses, and more!

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REGISTRATION DATES:
September 6:  Early Registration Closes
September 7:  Registration Price increase
October 20:  Changes/Cancellation/Refunds Deadline
October 31:  Registration Price increase
November 9-12:  Onsite Registration (available only as space allows)


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NOTE:  Due to the volume of site traffic, you may experience slower than normal response times. We recommend having a copy of the ACE 2017 Bulletin on hand when registering in order to refer to the list of course offerings and their descriptions.
When
11/10/2017 - 11/12/2017
Where
Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel
2 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130 UNITED STATES

Program

   

AAO

 
AAO: JCAHPO & ATPO, in collaboration with the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), are including the option to purchase an exhibit hall pass to offer you a "one-stop shopping" experience.This pass is offered at a specially-reduced fee to JCAHPO and ATPO registrants, and is good for the entire four days of the AAO exhibit hall. This pass must be purchased with one of the packages listed above.
Category
AAO
Track
AAO
11/10/2017

ATPO Extras

 
Train the Trainer is moderated by a panel of speakers with years of training experience. You will be provided with an organized strategy to help you create and implement effective, ophthalmic specific training methods in your practice. Topics will include identifying a good trainer, matching learning styles, utilizing effective training techniques, developing a systematic approach and evaluating the success of your training methods.
Category
ATPO Extras
Track
ATPO Extras
Time
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11/10/2017 8:00 AM
If you registered for Scientific Sessions and Grand Rounds the SuperTech is already included, so please do not select this option. This session is a fun game show like event that features questions from various areas of the JCAHPO certification examination content. All levels of difficulty will be covered. Prizes and recognition will be awarded to all participants.
Category
ATPO Extras
Track
ATPO Extras
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
11/11/2017 4:30 PM

ATPO Review Session

 
Description: JCAHPO COA content areas will be reviewed and discussed in classroom format with the use of a PowerPoint presentation, ending with a question and answer session. Basic knowledge of eye anatomy and physiology with a minimum of one year in ophthalmology is helpful. Participants should be able to demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of JCAHPO COA content areas. This course is meant to be a general review and is not designed to provide initial instruction in content areas. It is intended for those who anticipate taking a certification examination in the near future. This course is not intended for recertification credits.
Category
ATPO Review Session
Track
ATPO Review Session
Time
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11/10/2017 8:00 AM
Prerequisite: JCAHPO COMT examination content areas will be reviewed and discussed. Experience and understanding of testing procedures and equipment needed for the COMT level of certification. COT certification is required, unless the participant is a student enrolled in a COMT program. Verification from the program director will be required. Description: This course is designed to review selected testing procedures and skills equivalent to the areas for the COMT level of certification. Areas covered will include version/duction, measuring strabismus, pupil function, fundus photography and neutralizing spectacles. This course is intended to be a review of the above skills and equipment used. It is not an introductory workshop and will not cover every procedure and skill equivalent for the COMT level of certification. This course is restricted to those who are currently certified at the COT level or students enrolled in a COMT program. It is intended to assist attendees who anticipate taking their COMT exam in the near future. It is not intended to be a course for recertification credits.
Category
ATPO Review Session
Track
ATPO Review Session
Time
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11/10/2017 8:00 AM
Prerequisite: JCAHPO COT examination content will be reviewed and discussed. COA certification is required, unless the participant is a student enrolled in a COT program. Verification from the program director will be required. Description: This course is designed to familiarize candidates for certification at the technician level with the computer-based skill simulation process currently utilized by JCAHPO. Participants should be familiar with performing the following skills in clinical practice; retinoscopy, refinement, ocular motility cover and alternate cover testing, keratometry, lensometry, tonometry and visual fields, in addition to having basic computer navigational skills. This workshop is intended to be a review of skills and equipment equivalent for the COT level of certification and is not an introductory workshop. This course is restricted to those who are currently certified at the COA level or students enrolled in a COT program. It is intended to assist attendees who anticipate taking their COT exam in the near future. It is not intended to be a course for recertification credits.
Category
ATPO Review Session
Track
ATPO Review Session
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11/10/2017 8:00 AM
Prerequisite: JCAHPO COMT content areas will be reviewed and discussed in classroom format with the use of a PowerPoint presentation, ending with a question and answer session. COT certification required unless participant is a student enrolled in a COMT program. Verification from the program director will be required. Description: Participants should be able to demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of JCAHPO COMT content areas. This course is restricted to those who are currently certified at the COT level or students enrolled in a COMT program. It is intended to assist attendees who anticipate taking their COMT exam in the near future. It is not intended to be a course for recertification credits.
Category
ATPO Review Session
Track
ATPO Review Session
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
11/10/2017 12:00 PM
Prerequisite: JCAHPO COT content areas will be reviewed and discussed in classroom format with the use of a PowerPoint presentation, ending with a question and answer session. COA certification required unless participant is a student enrolled in a COT program. Verification from the program director will be required. Description: Participants should be able to demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of JCAHPO COT content areas. This course is restricted to those who are currently certified at the COA level or students enrolled in a COT program. It is intended to assist attendees who anticipate taking their COT exam in the near future. It is not intended to be a course for recertification credits.
Category
ATPO Review Session
Track
ATPO Review Session
Time
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
11/10/2017 1:00 PM

ATPO Saturday Course

 
Description: Thanks to the wonderful work of Edward J. Holland, MD, patients who have been blind for many years from severe ocular surface disease have been given the gift of sight following a unique and successful eye surgery called limbal stem cell transplantation. In Dr. Holland’s keynote address, he will describe the common causes for sight-threatening limbal stem cell failure and the tedious process through which patients must undergo to reclaim their lost eyesight and independence. Limbal stem cell transplant surgery often involves multiple staged reconstructive surgeries and months of immunosuppressive medications, lab work and follow-up care to prevent rejection of the transplanted tissue. All of this deemed well worth it in order to see again. Dr. Holland’s keynote address is a must-see! You will be inspired by the successful outcomes of the surgical and medical care that Dr. Holland and his dedicated team of surgeons, transplant specialists, nurses and technicians are performing every day.
Category
ATPO Saturday Course
Track
ATPO Saturday Course
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
11/11/2017 9:30 AM
Description: This course introduces the clinical coordinator’s fundamental roles and accountability in assisting the physician in determining candidates for ocular transplants. Emphasis will be on the screening, medical work-up, systemic immunosuppression monitoring and the management of systemic complications. Recommendations for patient care education and appropriate follow-up of ocular surface patients will be reviewed.
Category
ATPO Saturday Course
Track
ATPO Saturday Course
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11/11/2017 10:30 AM
Description: As the world becomes more accessible, the call to bring eye care services to under-served segments of the population continues to grow. Likewise, an increasing number of ophthalmologists and technicians are volunteering to work abroad. This presentation examines what we can learn from the challenges in the coordination of eye care services between clinics in the Eastern Caribbean to allow access to sub-specialty eye care otherwise unavailable. Participants will be able to identify effective and ineffective approaches for reducing barriers to patient services and understand the facets of program success abroad and at home.
Category
ATPO Saturday Course
Track
ATPO Saturday Course
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11/11/2017 11:00 AM
Description: Managing the ocular surface is essential for patients with ocular surface disease and glaucoma. It becomes even more important to consider how the ocular surface may be impacted by glaucoma and its medications. An energetic discussion of glaucoma management and considerations in complex ocular surface disease will help the audience understand how glaucoma is diagnosed and the options to manage it. The audience will come away with a deeper appreciation of glaucoma management in complex ocular surface disease.
Category
ATPO Saturday Course
Track
ATPO Saturday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
11/11/2017 11:30 AM
Description: This course is designed to provide a roadmap for experienced Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP) interested in taking a leadership role. Examples will be presented of ways to employ skills such as ophthalmic knowledge, clinical efficiency and quality assurance, scientific writing, professionalism as it relates to ethics, communication with difficult patients, and training and supervising of AOP that will take your career to the next level.
Category
ATPO Saturday Course
Track
ATPO Saturday Course
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
11/11/2017 1:00 PM
Description: This course will review various oculoplastic reconstruction cases, focusing on chemical and thermal injuries, Stevens-Johnson syndrome and other severe cases. Multiple examples of the evaluation of orbital and eyelid trauma will be shared with the audience. Attendees will gain knowledge about treatment options for patients with various oculoplastic injuries and conditions.
Category
ATPO Saturday Course
Track
ATPO Saturday Course
Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
11/11/2017 1:30 PM
Description: The key elements to the proper technique in drawing up medications, handling sterile and non-sterile supplies, positioning and educating the patient and assisting with injections will be discussed. A review will be done of the outcomes of a major retrospective study conducted at Cincinnati Eye Institute. The study compares various doctors’ post-procedural infection rates following intravitreal injections of assorted drugs, including over 82,000 intravitreal injections and the infection rates based on type of drug, type of packaging and handling of the syringe and medication. Best practices for intravitreal injection preparation by the ophthalmic technician and proper patient education will be provided.
Category
ATPO Saturday Course
Track
ATPO Saturday Course
Time
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
11/11/2017 2:00 PM
Description: The type of medications that can be employed before, during and after cataract surgery can be extensive, and each medication has the potential of creating a range of side effects. This course will review up-to-date medications used in all aspects of cataract surgery from pre- to post-op, including anesthetics and their potential side-effects. The audience will be able to correlate common medications with their indications for use, which will be helpful for technicians working with cataract surgery patients.
Category
ATPO Saturday Course
Track
ATPO Saturday Course
Time
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
11/11/2017 2:30 PM
Description: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an effective tool for measuring structure-function connections invisible to the human eye, the most visible part of the human brain. The usefulness of OCT in the management of retinal disease is validated by allowing an early diagnosis that can complement a neurological examination. This program provides an overview of the neuro-ophthalmic applications of OCT, emphasizing what it can teach us about the nervous system. Participants will be able to understand and recognize common artifacts and abnormalities and be familiar with the role OCT can play in assessing the nervous system.
Category
ATPO Saturday Course
Track
ATPO Saturday Course
Time
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
11/11/2017 3:15 PM
Description: This course will cover advanced corneal transplant techniques beyond standard penetrating keratoplasty. Topics will include Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK), Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK), Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) and Keratoprosthesis (K-Pro). Participants will walk through the history of corneal transplantation and gain a better understanding of the purposes behind selective corneal transplant surgeries.
Category
ATPO Saturday Course
Track
ATPO Saturday Course
Time
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
11/11/2017 3:45 PM
This session is a fun game show like event that features questions from various areas of the JCAHPO certification examination content. All levels of difficulty will be covered. Prizes and recognition will be awarded to all participants.
Category
ATPO
Track
ATPO Saturday Course
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
11/11/2017 4:30 PM
This session is a fun game show like event that features questions from various areas of the JCAHPO certification examination content. All levels of difficulty will be covered. Prizes and recognition will be awarded to all participants.
Category
ATPO
Track
ATPO Saturday Course
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
11/11/2017 4:30 PM

ATPO Sunday Course

 
Description: The audience will get involved in this interactive course as they review a compendium of uncommon cases with emphasis on their special pathology and the uniqueness of their initial evaluation and eventual management. Participants will gain an understanding of the difference in the work-up between these and more common cases, and become more familiar with the options available to address them.
Category
ATPO Sunday Course
Track
ATPO Sunday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
11/12/2017 8:00 AM
Description: The consumption of vitamins and/or mineral supplements to prevent, treat or cure age-related macular degeneration has been long debated. This course will leave participants with a better understanding of the Age-Related Eye Disease Study II (AREDS2) and why some supplements come with potentially fatal side-effects. Interactive case studies will be presented in short workshop performances that will educate and engage the audience, and provide a deeper appreciation for patient education and empowerment towards making informed health choices.
Category
ATPO Sunday Course
Track
ATPO Sunday Course
Time
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
11/12/2017 8:30 AM
Description: This course will cover several types of cataracts that commonly present in a surgical cataract practice. Along with the classification, each type will be discussed in terms of its effects on patients from a technician’s perspective. Slit lamp and surgical videos will be presented to correlate the type of cataract with its appearance and the surgical techniques required for safe removal.
Category
ATPO Sunday Course
Track
ATPO Sunday Course
Time
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
11/12/2017 9:00 AM
Description: Participants will learn how in-office injections of C3F8 gas is used to treat vitreomacular traction and small macular holes, conditions that can cause symptoms ranging from blurry vision to distorted and blacked-out central vision. OCT findings of vitreomacular traction syndrome (VMT) and the various treatment methods will be examined. The audience will understand the technique of pneumatic vitreolysis for the treatment of VMT.
Category
ATPO Sunday Course
Track
ATPO Sunday Course
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11/12/2017 9:30 AM
Description: Many factors should be taken into account when assessing a patient’s candidacy for multi-focal IOLs. This course will discuss updates and practical applications of IOLs and evaluate current multi-focal IOL options in cataract surgery. A comparison and contrast of available multi-focal IOLs, including their strengths and weaknesses, will be studied. Clinical examples will help illustrate criteria used for optimizing results in patients desiring multi-focal IOLs.
Category
ATPO Sunday Course
Track
ATPO Sunday Course
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
11/12/2017 10:15 AM
Description: As an ophthalmic surgeon, I understand vision loss. Though my career centered on correcting, preventing and saving vision for my patients, I was unaware that I was about to learn first-hand the traumatic feeling of sudden vision loss. This interesting and odd retinal case will be presented through numerous case slides, from initial diagnosis of unknown cause to present day condition. The lecture will acquaint the technician with the unusual signs and symptoms particular to this type of retinal condition.
Category
ATPO Sunday Course
Track
ATPO Sunday Course
Time
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
11/12/2017 10:45 AM
Description: Once used primarily to correct for irregular astigmatism and ocular surface disease, scleral lenses are becoming more commonplace as usage extends to patients with normal corneas without disease. This course will review scleral lens design, fitting and trouble shooting. Participants will understand how the scleral lenses are designed to fit, basic fitting concepts and common clinical indications associated with scleral lens wear. Fundamental issues with scleral lenses and troubleshooting tips will be reviewed.
Category
ATPO Sunday Course
Track
ATPO Sunday Course
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
11/12/2017 11:15 AM
Description: Retinal imaging allows physicians to evaluate the health of the back of the retina, optic nerve and other retinal structures and imaging technology has become a central part of most clinics’ practices. The number of modalities available to help diagnose and manage ocular disease continues to grow. Through case studies, the technician will recognize images produced by different modalities and be able to choose the best option to image a patient’s particular pathology. The audience will understand how combining modalities may produce a better pathology.
Category
ATPO Sunday Course
Track
ATPO Sunday Course
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
11/12/2017 1:00 PM
Description: A thorough understanding of the basic principles of ocular physiology as it affects patient care and work-up is essential to deliver positive patient experiences time and time again. Visual aids will help describe the anatomic and physiologic components present in the visual system. The visual pathway, ocular and extra ocular structures and neurologic and systemic components affecting vision will be discussed. An overview will be provided of the role that major ocular structures play in the determination of overall ocular health.
Category
ATPO Sunday Course
Track
ATPO Sunday Course
Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
11/12/2017 1:30 PM
Description: This case presentation is of a patient who suffered a Taser injury of the orbit. A summary of prior orbital Taser injuries, the discussion of recognition, management and complications related to orbital foreign bodies and electrical injury will follow. The audience will be shown orbital foreign bodies on imaging and be able to recognize ocular manifestations of electrical injury. The basic work up and treatment of orbital foreign bodies will be discussed.
Category
ATPO Sunday Course
Track
ATPO Sunday Course
Time
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
11/12/2017 2:00 PM
Description: This course will discuss several systemic conditions that may present with neuro-ophthalmic findings, including multiple sclerosis (MS), hypertension and Graves’ disease. Video examples of ocular motility defects will be used to illustrate relevant manifestations and the three most common indications of MS will be reviewed. The audience will be able to differentiate thyroid eye disease from its mimics and the importance of recognizing systemic implications will be emphasized.
Category
ATPO Sunday Course
Track
ATPO Sunday Course
Time
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
11/12/2017 2:45 PM
Description: In a specialty that is normally considered slow evolving, neuro-ophthalmology has experienced progressive changes in recent years. This course will update the audience on advances in posterior variant Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia that initially affects vision and sagging eye syndrome, the most common cause of strabismus in the elderly. It will examine the relationship between retinal artery occlusion and acute stroke, including a review of the results of the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial (IIHTT). Participants will learn efficient ways to screen patients for posterior variant Alzheimer’s, how sagging eye syndrome causes strabismus in adults and understand the risk of acute stroke in patients presenting with a retinal artery occlusion.
Category
ATPO Sunday Course
Track
ATPO Sunday Course
Time
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
11/12/2017 3:15 PM

CLSA Saturday Course

 
Description: This session will cover technical aspects of specialty contact lenses to include options for correcting astigmatism, scleral lens use, and troubleshooting tips. Care, handling and storage for in-office and at-home attention will be presented. A panel of presenters will also hold a round table discussion highlighting their experiences with specialty contact lenses.
Category
CLSA Saturday Course
Track
CLSA Saturday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 12:20 PM
11/11/2017 9:10 AM
Description: This session covers medical uses of contact lenses such as Orthokeratology (Ortho-K), a corneal reshaping therapy for refractive conditions. In addition, the course will cover medical conditions that manifest complications of contact lens wear, including indications and contraindications of dry eye. The session concludes with a round table discussion of experiences with medical use contact lenses led by a panel of experts.
Category
CLSA Saturday Course
Track
CLSA Saturday Course
Time
1:10 PM - 4:10 PM
11/11/2017 1:10 PM

Foundation Donation

 
Category
Foundation Donation
Track
Foundation Donation
11/10/2017
Contribute $5 to the JCAHPO Education & Research Foundation to receive a collapsible water bottle.
Category
Foundation Donation
Track
Foundation Donation
Time
11/10/2017 9:00 AM - 11/12/2017 3:00 PM
11/10/2017 9:00 AM

Friday Course

 
Description: This course will discuss the different techniques and deliveries of intraocular injections, techniques of numbing, procedure set up, different injectable medications, clinical trials, follow ups and case studies.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
11/10/2017 8:00 AM
Description: Headaches are a common complaint in ophthalmology. This course will review the importance of obtaining a complete history from patients complaining of headaches and will review some common headaches caused by ocular issues. It will also review some adverse ocular conditions that are caused by some types of headaches. Components in the history and exam that indicate the need for further systemic evaluation in some patients with headaches will be revealed.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
11/10/2017 8:00 AM
Description: This course will provide information on how to care for and maintain your ophthalmic instruments and save your office on costly repairs.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
11/10/2017 8:00 AM
Description: Insurance claim denials can be common in coding and reimbursement. Identifying contributing factors can help reduce the burden. Understanding the process and how proper documentation and correct coding can increase the accuracy and proper reimbursement for the claims submitted. This course will present effective techniques for technicians to use to prevent denials.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
11/10/2017 8:00 AM
Description: This course will include a comprehensive review of cataract surgery and the changes that have occurred over the past quarter of a century.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
11/10/2017 8:00 AM
Description: This class highlights basic refractometry with an electronic phoropter, specifically the Marco RT 5100. The Topcon, Reichert, and Zeiss electronic phoropters will also be discussed.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
11/10/2017 8:00 AM
Description: This course will define basic ophthalmic terminology and abbreviations, as well as review the basic components of the eye examination in a memorable and entertaining way.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
11/10/2017 8:00 AM
Description: This course will discuss basic principles of optics and their application in refinement. Proper use of the Jackson cross cylinder will be demonstrated with emphasis on maintaining spherical equivalent when performing refinement.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
11/10/2017 9:10 AM
Description: This course will review how to approach and examine a patient that complains of binocular double vision. Ocular motility and alignment testing such as the Cover Test, Hirschberg, Krimsky and Prism Cover Test will be described. The different types of strabismus will also be reviewed. How to apply prisms and occlusion filters per the doctor’s request will be shown.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
11/10/2017 9:10 AM
Description: This course is designed to give instruction of simple repairs and maintenance of phoropters that can help save your office time and money.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
11/10/2017 9:10 AM
Description: Proper documentation plus the link between CPT and ICD-10 codes creates the award-winning combination for claim accuracy and payment. This course will discuss the latest round of new ICD-10 codes and their nuances and offer valuable tips to assist the physician in this confusing process.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
11/10/2017 9:10 AM
Description: This interactive lecture emphasizes the referral of the visually impaired patient to vision rehabilitation services is now the standard of care in ophthalmology. A video presentation “There Is Something You Can Do”, produced by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, explains the impact of impaired vision, the ability of vision rehabilitation to reduce that impact, and to improve the function and independence of those with impaired vision.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
11/10/2017 9:10 AM
Prerequisite: Understanding of the anatomy of the eyelids and peri-orbital tissues. Description: This course will discuss eyelid malposition, including evaluation and treatment of ptosis, dermatochalasis, entropion and ectropion.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
11/10/2017 9:10 AM
Description: Course will demonstrate how to take your low vision service to the next level. Topics covered will include: how to streamline the examination without sacrificing the quality of care, developing a reasonable treatment plan based on clinical information, presenting your treatment plan in an understandable manner, clinical and dispensing tips and tricks, and a review of the economics of providing a low vision service.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
11/10/2017 9:10 AM
Description: This course will highlight the new advances and treatments in glaucoma. Highlights will include preoperative patient selection, intraoperative surgical techniques and post-operative data and results. Videos will be used to illustrate the different surgical techniques.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
11/10/2017 9:10 AM
Description: The roles of MRI, CT, VEP, OCT, Visual Fields and color plates in Neuro-ophthalmology will be discussed.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
11/10/2017 10:20 AM
Description: This course will discuss the pathologic basis, clinical presentation and treatment of facial paralysis (such as Bells palsy) and facial dystonias (blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm). Use of botulinum toxin and various surgical techniques will be presented.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
11/10/2017 10:20 AM
Description: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major medical problem throughout the world. In the initial stages of diabetic retinopathy, patients are generally asymptomatic, but in more advanced disease stages, patients may experience a wide range of symptoms. Controlling diabetes, patient workups, patient education, and aggressive treatment play an integral role in the management of diabetic retinopathy. This course will include a comprehensive review of causes, prevention and treatments.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
11/10/2017 10:20 AM
Description: Assessing pupillary function is one of the most important skills every tech must develop. This course will teach proper pupillary assessment techniques and how to identify both normal pupils and abnormalities. It will explain the anatomy and physiology of the afferent and efferent neural pathways as they apply to pupillary function and the associated signs of pupillary abnormalities. A demonstration and video will be shown.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
11/10/2017 10:20 AM
Description: This course will present unusual and intriguing neuro-ophthalmic cases. These challenging cases will present a mix of history and epidemiology to uncover the diagnosis. Audience participation will be encouraged in identifying these uncommon diagnoses.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
11/10/2017 10:20 AM
Description: This course will address the complete work-up of the uveitis patient.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
11/10/2017 10:20 AM
Description: This fun and interactive course is designed to define the most used modifiers and how to append them to services performed. CPT codes do not always tell the complete story for what transpired during the visit. Modifiers are an integral part of informing the payers what was done and why. They can indicate when a service has been altered or changed in some way. By learning the nuances of modifiers and understanding when they should be appended, technicians alleviate any additional questions that may arise before claims are submitted which improves efficiency for the entire practice.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
11/10/2017 10:20 AM
Description: Intraocular tumor evaluation using B-scan and diagnostic A-scan. Overview of the sonographic characteristics of the most common intraocular tumors.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
11/10/2017 10:20 AM
Description: This course will review the layers of retina and visual pathway, including an overview of the basic ERG and VER procedures. We will discuss why we need these tests and how to perform testing. Practical applications of electrophysiology will be reviewed through several case studies.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
11/10/2017 11:30 AM
Description: This lecture will discuss the scientific value of cornea cross-linking treatment of keratoconus eye disease. It will describe how these corneal anchors prevent the cornea from bulging and becoming steep and irregular. A history of keratoconus, previous treatment and surgical options, diagnostic testing and CXL procedure will be discussed.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
11/10/2017 11:30 AM
Description: The clinical correlation of Fluorescein Angiogram findings and OCT results in common retinal disorders will be discussed. Attendees will be able to understand and recognize common disorders of the retina and interpret Fluorescein results in retinal disease.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
11/10/2017 11:30 AM
Description: Coding is a team sport and requires all staff to understand what is necessary to keep the practice profitable. Key areas such as appropriately performing and billing testing services will assure practice success. All staff in the ophthalmic practice should be aware of the vulnerabilities and how to protect the practice. The course will provide coding scenarios that define what is necessary for testing services.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
11/10/2017 11:30 AM
Description: Course is designed to instruct technicians on how to use a slit lamp as well as how to take images with a photo slit lamp. The course will outline how to adjust the slit lamp lighting and magnifications to best illustrate a variety of anterior segment diseases.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
11/10/2017 11:30 AM
Description: This course will review the PEDIG studies, examining the effects of patching vs atropine penalization, and the powerful effect of glasses alone on various forms of amblyopia. New treatments for amblyopia including laser refractive surgery and other refractive treatments will also be discussed.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
11/10/2017 11:30 AM
Description: Products are consumed, services are EXPERIENCED. Learn strategies for providing your patients with a phenomenal experience. The ten steps to providing that experience will be discussed, including: common causes for delays in clinic flow and how to prevent them, a new way of looking at appointment templating, how to express yourself using positive language rather than negative language, the keys to outstanding telephone skills, the keys to team work, how to manage difficult patients with finesse and tips for dealing with patients with special needs.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
11/10/2017 11:30 AM
Description: This course will be co-taught by a neuro-ophthalmologist and optometrist, both with expertise in low vision. The optometrist personally has low vision and has extensively used both smartphones and tablet computers to improve his own quality of life. The course will demonstrate the various low vision accessibility features that are built into smartphones and tablet computers.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
11/10/2017 11:30 AM
Description: This case-based presentation will cover a variety of neuro-ophthalmic conditions including Horner syndrome, ischemic optic neuropathy, mystahenia gravis and idiopathic intracranial hypertension. The cases will be presented as unknowns and the audience will be encouraged to participate in the ultimate diagnoses.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
11/10/2017 12:40 PM
Description: The course will update attendees on the latest corneal surgical procedures being performed today. We will discuss new transplant techniques including DSEK, DMEK and lamellar grafting. We will also discuss new therapies for corneal ectasia including corneal ring segments and collagen cross-linking. Indications for these new procedures, as well as decision making about who are good candidates and the timing of intervention will be touched upon.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
11/10/2017 12:40 PM
Prerequisite: None. Description: Part of the award-winning Mini-Medical School Series (R), Dr. Kershner's Human Microbiology course provides a comprehensive review of the microbial pathogens that cause human disease. This course will review bacteria, viruses, prions, fungi, parasites, protozoans, and worms. This course is an excellent way to add to your existing knowledge of human microbiology and prepare for the certification exams.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
11/10/2017 12:40 PM
Description: Patients often seek the ophthalmologist to solve any and all eye problems. This course will present the various conditions that require a medically indicated contact lens for visual rehabilitation. In addition, fitting techniques and evaluations for each entity will be explored.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
11/10/2017 12:40 PM
Description: This lecture will review how artificial intelligence and machine learning are being used to improve retina care.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
11/10/2017 12:40 PM
Description: This course is designed for entry to advanced level ophthalmic technicians to help them get organized, efficient and motivated to become the technician doctors want on their team. Utilizing resources, short cuts, mind set, organizational skills and understanding the learning styles needed to best retain newly learned skills will be discussed.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
11/10/2017 12:40 PM
Description: This course will address safety practices in the clinic for patients and staff. Key safety protocols to be presented include: the role of OSHA in office safety; the importance of establishing protocols; elements of physical safety in the office; universal (standard) precautions; differences between disinfection, sterilization, and sanitization and factors of both patient and worker safety.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
11/10/2017 12:40 PM
Prerequisite: Prior experience with ocular anatomy and UBM is recommended. Description: This course will illustrate anterior segment pathology with the ultrasound biomicroscope. Basic ultrasound physics will be covered to help the attendees better understand the workings of the instrument. The anterior segment of the eye will be illustrated with examples using UBM images and videos.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
11/10/2017 12:40 PM
Description: This session will provide the attendees with a comprehensive overview of managing, staffing and processes of clinical trials. Three essential branches of clinical trials will be covered. The first branch of the 3-part session is designed to assist the ophthalmic health professional in managing and coordinating clinical trials including IRB and regulatory documentation, informed consent processes, staff certifications, and auditing requirements. The second branch will address conducting standardized ophthalmic imaging, visual field and visual acuity testing specific to clinical trials, as well as exporting and submitting images compatible with the reading center for evaluation. The third branch will highlight the data collected to comply with FDA requirements around clinical trials. Standardized and diagnostic testing with emphasis on calibration of testing equipment, appropriate staff training and consistency in exam procedures to ensure quality data will be reviewed for collecting research data and outcome studies.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 3:50 PM
11/10/2017 12:40 PM
Prerequisite: None. Description: This is an introductory course for AOP that want to add soft contact lens fitting to their current skills. The course will utilize a PowerPoint® presentation, videos and computer interactions to teach and demonstrate principals of soft contact lens fitting. The attendee will utilize computer simulation and hands-on schematic eyes with contact lenses to select the appropriate initial contact lenses and evaluate the fit.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 2:40 PM
11/10/2017 12:40 PM
Description: This case-based course will review the assessment of patients with clinical findings suspicious for glaucoma. Diagnostic tests and glaucoma risk factors will be discussed.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
11/10/2017 1:50 PM
Description: This course will review cases of diplopia following various ocular surgeries including anterior segment, retinal, and external procedures. Methods of preoperative examination, red flags and management will be discussed.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
11/10/2017 1:50 PM
Description: This case-based course covers the role of accommodation in eye alignment and how manipulation of accommodation is used in the evaluation of strabismus.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
11/10/2017 1:50 PM
Prerequisite: Familiarity with cataract procedures. Description: This course will outline the steps in laser cataract surgery focusing on how each step is optimized by use of computer-guided Femtosecond laser technology. Course will include a discussion on how to optimize patient outcomes by performing specific pre-operative testing and analyzing specific data points gathered to determine limbal relaxing incision and IOL parameters. Benefits of laser cataract surgery will also be discussed.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
11/10/2017 1:50 PM
Description: Delay in diagnosis is common in patients referred for neuro-ophthalmic evaluation. This may be expensive in terms of time and additional studies. More importantly, however, there are some diseases that require early diagnosis and rapid treatment to prevent severe untoward complications. We will briefly emphasize the common neuro-ophthalmic problems that are critical to diagnosis, as well as briefly outline some of the commonly missed and delayed diagnoses seen through a neuro-ophthalmology office.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
11/10/2017 1:50 PM
Description: This course will provide participants with many tips and techniques to troubleshoot returning patients with dissatisfaction with their new glasses or prescription. Various scenarios and solutions will be presented.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
11/10/2017 1:50 PM
Description: This course is designed for entry and intermediate level ophthalmic technicians to help them better understand the equipment and diagnostic machinery they will encounter in an ophthalmic practice and the practical uses of those machines.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
11/10/2017 1:50 PM
Description: Course will discuss the new AngioPlex technology and examine applications of Cirrus OCT AngioPlex software. It will review how to perform AngioPlex scans and explain analysis options available with this new technology.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
11/10/2017 1:50 PM
Description: Like patient care, coding is a team effort. This course is designed to help you understand the technician's role in the coding process; provide helpful coding tips when documenting histories, exam elements and scribing; review the coding rules for E/M and Eye Codes and make you aware of common errors that may limit your practice's ability to submit the necessary level of exam.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
11/10/2017 3:00 PM
Description: History taking basics provide the foundation for all subspecialty practices. However, there are subtleties that make a difference in a retina practice, such as knowing how to triage phone calls and how soon a patient needs to be seen. Become the expert! Learn detailed questions to ask a patient about their symptoms and disease to make your retina doctor more efficient.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
11/10/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Once you have assessed EOMs and performed cover testing in primary gaze, then what? This case-based course will cover some additional testing you might perform to help the physician make appropriate treatment/referral decisions.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
11/10/2017 3:00 PM
Description: New and future dry eye treatments will be featured including drops, drugs and devices.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
11/10/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Systemic disease may often cause eye findings that can be detected with a neuro-ophthalmic evaluation. It is common to assume that diplopia is due to cranial nerve palsies, as they are the most common cause of binocular diplopia, but there are other causes of paretic abnormalities and restrictive problems that are often missed if there is no obvious evidence of orbital disease.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
11/10/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Challenging glaucoma cases will be presented in an interactive format. Cases will be presented for audience participation in the ultimate diagnosis.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
11/10/2017 3:00 PM
Description: Bad Visual Field, Bad Visual Field, Whatcha Going To Do When It Happens To You? Understanding visual field testing is essential in the eye clinic. This course will review various common pitfalls to avoid for more reliable results for your physician. Methods of visual field testing, key terminology, common defects seen in visual field testing will also be reviewed. The course will focus on key components to ensure the visual field is ready for the physician to review.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
11/10/2017 3:00 PM
Description: This course will review advances in the diagnosis and treatment of keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, keratoglobus and keratoectasia.
Category
Friday Course
Track
Friday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
11/10/2017 3:00 PM

Harold A. Stein Lecture

 
Description: The presenter will speak of those times when great clarity came and formed a clear path where magical moments in medical care and professional development led to an enhanced purpose of life. Magical moments are about making life better for you and for others. They create change for the better and drive personal gratification. Many of these magical moments reflect professional relationships and battlefield improvements through the dynamics of the militarily training ophthalmic technicians. Quote, “Never forget that medicine on the battlefield is the humanity in the middle of the melee.”
Category
Harold A. Stein Lecture
Track
Harold A. Stein Lecture
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
11/11/2017 8:00 AM

Introductory Online Course

 
Prerequisite: This introductory course is being offered in advance of the conference at www.eyecarece.org. It will NOT be offered on-site. To access this course, visit www.eyecarece.org. Click on the “My Courses” tab, and sign in to view the course. Upon completion of the course and an 80% passing grade on a short quiz, you will earn (1) CE Credit. Description: This lecture is designed as an introduction to clinical retinoscopy for ophthalmic medical personnel with minimal training in optics and refractometry. A videotape using actual video recordings and demonstrating neutralization techniques will be shown and discussed. Although this course is a required prerequisite to a retinoscopy hands-on session, it will also be helpful to participants who are unable to attend a hands-on session.
Category
EyeCareCE
Track
Introductory Online Course
Time
7/15/2017 - 12/15/2017
7/15/2017
Prerequisite: This introductory course is being offered in advance of the conference at www.eyecarece.org. It will NOT be offered on-site. To access this course, visit www.eyecarece.org. Click on the “My Courses” tab, and sign in to view the course. Upon completion of the course and an 80% passing grade on a short quiz, you will earn (1) CE Credit. Description: This course will introduce the participants to the field of B-scan ultrasound. The course will start with the basics of how and why ultrasound is used in ophthalmology, then shift to the specific techniques used during a B-scan exam. These techniques will include applying the probe to the eye, probe positions and examination techniques. Although this course is a required prerequisite to a Diagnostic B-scan hands-on session, it will also be helpful to participants who are unable to attend the hands-on session.
Category
EyeCareCE
Track
Introductory Online Course
Time
7/15/2017 - 12/15/2017
7/15/2017
Prerequisite: This introductory course is being offered in advance of the conference at www.eyecarece.org. It will NOT be offered on-site. To access this course, visit www.eyecarece.org. Click on the “My Courses” tab, and sign in to view the course. Description: Upon completion of the course and an 80% passing grade on a short quiz, you will earn (1) CE Credit. This course will describe the measurement of corneal topography. A review of the types of technologies that are available will be given as a prelude to the hands-on session. The advantages, disadvantages and unique capabilities of each will be discussed. In addition, the various types of displays will be explained from a practical perspective, including how to interpret curvature, power and elevation maps, as well as the relationship among them. Clinical examples will be presented, highlighting the value of this information for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, as well as the limitations. Although this course is a required prerequisite to a corneal topography hands-on session, it will also be helpful to participants who are unable to attend a hands-on session.
Category
EyeCareCE
Track
Introductory Online Course
Time
7/15/2017 - 12/15/2017
7/15/2017
Prerequisite: This introductory course is being offered in advance of the conference at www.eyecarece.org. It will NOT be offered on-site. To access this course, visit www.eyecarece.org. Click on the “My Courses” tab, and sign in to view the course. Upon completion of the course and an 80% passing grade on a short quiz, you will earn (1) CE Credit. Description: Keratometry is a widely accepted technique for measuring the anterior corneal curvature. Keratometry is essential in evaluating the anterior segment. It is especially important when fitting both soft and rigid contact lenses, calculating intraocular lens powers, and for evaluation of the cornea, particularly before and after corneal surgery. Accuracy when taking 'K' readings is of utmost importance for proper patient care. This course will outline the value, use, procedure, and interpretation of keratometry. Although this course is a required prerequisite to a keratometry hands- on session, it will also be helpful to participants who are unable to attend a hands-on session.
Category
EyeCareCE
Track
Introductory Online Course
Time
7/15/2017 - 12/15/2017
7/15/2017
Prerequisite: This introductory course is being offered in advance of the conference at www.eyecarece.org. It will NOT be offered on-site. To access this course, visit www.eyecarece.org. Click on the “My Courses” tab, and sign in to view the course. Upon completion of the course and an 80% passing grade on a short quiz, you will earn (1) CE Credit. Description: This course will detail the process of refractometry in plus and minus cylinder using a modified fogging technique. A simple systematic approach will be emphasized. Although this course is a required prerequisite to a refractometry hands-on session, it will also be helpful to participants who are unable to attend a hands-on session.
Category
EyeCareCE
Track
Introductory Online Course
Time
7/15/2017 - 12/15/2017
7/15/2017
Prerequisite: This introductory course is being offered in advance of the conference at www.eyecarece.org. It will NOT be offered on-site. To access this course, visit www.eyecarece.org. Click on the “My Courses” tab, and sign in to view the course. Upon completion of the course and an 80% passing grade on a short quiz, you will earn (1) CE Credit. Description: This course will detail the process of refractometry in plus and minus cylinder using a modified fogging technique. A simple systematic approach will be emphasized.Although this course is a required prerequisite to a refractometry hands-on session, it will also be helpful to participants who are unable to attend a hands-on session.
Category
EyeCareCE
Track
Introductory Online Course
Time
7/15/2017 - 12/15/2017
7/15/2017
Prerequisite: This introductory course is being offered in advance of the conference at www.eyecarece.org. It will NOT be offered on-site. To access this course, visit www.eyecarece.org. Click on the “My Courses” tab, and sign in to view the course. Upon completion of the course and an 80% passing grade on a short quiz, you will earn (1) CE Credit. Description: This course will serve as an introduction to the use of a slit lamp. The main components of the slit lamp will be discussed and the various types of illumination will be reviewed. Although this course is a required prerequisite to a slit lamp hands-on session, it will also be helpful to participants who are unable to attend a hands-on session.
Category
EyeCareCE
Track
Introductory Online Course
Time
7/15/2017 - 12/15/2017
7/15/2017
Prerequisite: This introductory course is being offered in advance of the conference at www.eyecarece.org. It will NOT be offered on-site. To access this course, visit www.eyecarece.org. Click on the “My Courses” tab, and sign in to view the course. Upon completion of the course and an 80% passing grade on a short quiz, you will earn (1) CE Credit. Description: This introductory course will explain the basic concepts behind tonometry and the different methods of measuring intraocular pressure with special attention to the Goldmann applanation tonometry technique. The course will also include discussion on the importance of central corneal thickness and of sources of error in tonometry.Although this course is a required prerequisite to a tonometry hands-on session, it will also be helpful to participants who are unable to attend a hands-on session.
Category
EyeCareCE
Track
Introductory Online Course
Time
7/15/2017 - 12/15/2017
7/15/2017
Prerequisite: This introductory course is being offered in advance of the conference at www.eyecarece.org. It will NOT be offered on-site. To access this course, visit www.eyecarece.org. Click on the “My Courses” tab, and sign in to view the course. Upon completion of the course and an 80% passing grade on a short quiz, you will earn (1) CE Credit. Description: This course will cover the basics of an ultrasound biomicroscopy exam. It will briefly cover instrumentation before moving into probe positions and scanning techniques. Examples of normal anatomy and common ocular pathology imaged with UBM will round out the course.
Category
EyeCareCE
Track
Introductory Online Course
Time
7/15/2017 - 12/15/2017
7/15/2017
Prerequisite: This introductory course is being offered in advance of the conference at www.eyecarece.org. It will NOT be offered on-site. To access this course, visit www.eyecarece.org. Click on the “My Courses” tab, and sign in to view the course. Upon completion of the course and an 80% passing grade on a short quiz, you will earn (1) CE Credit. Description: This course will review ultrasound A-scan biometry used for IOL calculations. Contact biometry will be discussed, but the emphasis will be on the immersion biometry exam. Examination techniques will be discussed and illustrated.Although this course is a required prerequisite to an A-Scan hands on session, it will also be helpful to participants who are unable to attend the hands-on session.
Category
EyeCareCE
Track
Introductory Online Course
Time
7/15/2017 - 12/15/2017
7/15/2017
Prerequisite: This introductory course is being offered in advance of the conference at www.eyecarece.org. It will NOT be offered on-site. To access this course, visit www.eyecarece.org. Click on the “My Courses” tab, and sign in to view the course. Upon completion of the course and an 80% passing grade on a short quiz, you will earn (1) CE Credit. Description: Retinoscopy measures an eye's refractive error by using a retinoscope. In this course, you will learn how the retinoscope operates. This course will describe ametropia, emmetropia, myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia.
Category
EyeCareCE
Track
Introductory Online Course
Time
7/15/2017 - 12/15/2017
7/15/2017

Memberships

 
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Memberships
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Memberships
11/10/2017
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Memberships
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Memberships
11/10/2017
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Memberships
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Memberships
11/10/2017
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11/10/2017

Saturday Course

 
Description: Although attention by ophthalmologists with regards to cancers is placed on primary cancers of the eye and ocular adnexa, the most common ocular issues with regards to cancers have to do with the secondary effects of non-ocular cancers and the therapies used to treat them. This course will review the common ocular effects of non-ocular cancers and the therapies used to treat them.
Category
Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
11/11/2017 9:10 AM
Description: This course will update the audience on the major advances in anterior segment imagining technology. This will include an overview on corneal topography, anterior segment optical coherence tomography, ultrasound biomicroscopy and confocal microscopy.
Category
Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
11/11/2017 9:10 AM
Description: “Be fast.” “Be thorough.” Can a tech be both? This course will address the elements of clinic flow that are directly influenced by technicians, including tech time, testing time and engagement. Specific methods to evaluate and improve patient flow, without compromising care, will be discussed. Ideas and tools will be provided that may be useful in designing an improvement process for your own clinic.
Category
Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
11/11/2017 9:10 AM
Description: Course will discuss medications used in cataract surgery. Medications in all aspects of surgery, from pre- to post-op, as well as anesthetics, will be reviewed.
Category
Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
11/11/2017 9:10 AM
Description: Orbital cellulitis is a condition that may be associated with vision- and life-threatening complications. Despite numerous medical advances in anti-microbial therapy, radiographic imaging, and surgical technique, the treatment of orbital cellulitis remains challenging. Successful management requires prompt diagnosis, aggressive medical therapy and in some cases, timely surgical intervention. Through lecture and video, participants will learn to assist to manage these patients confidently.
Category
Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
11/11/2017 9:10 AM
Prerequisite: Experience or interest in oculoplastic surgery. Description: This course will present a number of eyelid cancers in an effort to acquaint the student with those eyelid neoplasms that threaten life or sight.
Category
Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
11/11/2017 9:10 AM
Description: Many groundbreaking discoveries about the powerful role of genetics in human health and disease came from studying inherited eye disease – and the tradition continues. Unlike other specialties, molecular medicine has already entered mainstream ophthalmology. Did you have problems understanding genetics in school? Here’s a second chance to learn it for good! This informative and clinically-relevant presentation will update your understanding of DNA and how the principles of genetics are revolutionizing eye care.
Category
Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
11/11/2017 9:10 AM
Description: This course will highlight the new advances and treatments for macular degeneration. Highlights will include current and future treatments such as stem cells, implants, eye drops, and injections.
Category
Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
11/11/2017 9:10 AM
Description: This course will discuss hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) use and the ocular manifestations of Plaquenil Toxicity. Discussions will include the symptoms and risk factors for ocular toxicity, the role of the technician in obtaining a detailed history and the importance of various tests for toxicity.
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Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
11/11/2017 9:10 AM
Description: In this interactive lecture and workshop, the basics of CPT coding for in-office services will be discussed. Topics addressed will include the differences between evaluation and management codes and the eye codes, the required elements for comprehensive and intermediate eye code, chart requirements for diagnostic testing and the requirements for modifiers 24, 25 and 57.
Category
Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 11:10 AM
11/11/2017 9:10 AM
Prerequisite: Knowledge of ophthalmic anatomy and physiology. Description: This course will discuss a number of diagnostically challenging “mystery retina” cases. The majority of the presentations will include interpretation of fluorescein angiography and OCT test results. When indicated, other studies will be shown, including indocyanine green angiography, echography, autofluorescence, electrophysiologic studies, CT and/or MRI, and occasionally cytology and histopathology. The cases will be presented as unknown and audience participation will be encouraged. At the completion of the case presentations, the attendees will receive a handout summarizing the cases, complete with pertinent references.
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Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
11/11/2017 10:20 AM
Description: How do you approach a roaring lion, a snorting bull or a braying donkey? With grace and aplomb. This course will help familiarize the uninitiated with pediatric exams. We will venture into some of the diagnoses and findings frequently seen in pediatric exams for those familiar with pediatric ophthalmology. There will be a fair amount of neuro-ophthalmology presented as well.
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Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
11/11/2017 10:20 AM
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of retinal anatomy and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Description: This course will describe the latest treatments for AMD, with emphasis on clinical trial results, and suggestions on methods of managing patient expectations and physician expectations with these new treatments. Clinical trials and their results will be contrasted and discussed for treating AMD. An update on the CATT trial results will also be discussed.
Category
Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
11/11/2017 10:20 AM
Prerequisite: Familiarity with practical experience and an understanding of ophthalmic pharmacology. Description: This course will take the experienced ophthalmic technician through an up-to-date review of classes of ophthalmic medications, their uses and their potential side-effects. Commonly-used medications of each class will be described and used to illustrate important properties of groups of medications, which should help the technician in day-to-day clinical practice.
Category
Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
11/11/2017 10:20 AM
Description: The oculoplastics evaluation is an integral part of the general ophthalmology work-up. The history and examination portion of the oculoplastics evaluation takes minutes to perform and life-threatening conditions can be investigated. This course will discuss the oculoplastics evaluation so that it can be performed quickly and will review some of the life-threatening conditions that can be uncovered.
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Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
11/11/2017 10:20 AM
Description: This course discusses the relationship between the eye and important systemic diseases. Eyes have often been called the "window" to the rest of the body, a tribute to the many systemic diseases whose ocular findings can lead to accurate diagnoses. This course discusses the ocular findings and their frequent association with systemic diseases.
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Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
11/11/2017 10:20 AM
Description: This course will discuss the definition of medical ethics, scope of ethics in the medical practice, theories and principles of ethics and the professional duties associated with ethics.
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Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
11/11/2017 10:20 AM
Description: A comprehensive review of the ophthalmic A- and B-scan ultrasound, with emphasis on ocular trauma, will be presented. Sonographic features of common trauma conditions will be presented. Topics will include blunt trauma, cyclodialysis cleft, scleral rupture, intraocular foreign body and endophthalmitis.
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Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
11/11/2017 10:20 AM
Prerequisite: A minimum of two years in the ophthalmic practice. Description: This session will focus on practice management trends for a high functioning practice to increase practice productivity and profitability. The session will address balancing clinical efficiency with quality care using best practices. Topics include: 1) key strategies to recruit, hire and train staff; 2) implementing project management practices for directing and controlling a project from start to finish with a focus on managing the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques; 3) tips for developing an efficient patient schedule – schedules are essential components to patient satisfaction as well as maximizing physician and staff productivity, including the methodology to analyze and design the clinic schedule to meet these objectives; 4) keeping current on top practice management issues of compliance plans to meaningful use and more. Lessons learned, cases and examples will be shared, as well as the presenters will participate in a question and answer session.
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Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 12:20 PM
11/11/2017 10:20 AM
Description: Course will present the results of new clinical trials in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular edema (DME), retinal venous occlusive (RVO) disease and diseases affecting the vitreomacular interface. Complications of treatment will be thoroughly reviewed. The results will be compared to pre-existing treatment modalities, and a discussion will ensue regarding how the results of the new trials fit into our current treatment patterns.
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Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
11/11/2017 11:30 AM
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of ophthalmic pathology. Description: This course will provide a quick comprehensive review of the basic concepts of pathology. It will concentrate on the common eye diseases and the histopathological findings.
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Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
11/11/2017 11:30 AM
Description: Patients presenting on an acute basis with a complaint of sudden unilateral non-traumatic vision loss is a frequent occurrence in an ophthalmic practice. Understanding the most common causes for this condition will allow the technician to focus on the parts of the history and examination that will lead to the most useful information and aid in making an early diagnosis.
Category
Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
11/11/2017 11:30 AM
Description: This course will review the history, development and evolution of glaucoma drainage devices (GDDs) including Molteno, Frapin, Ahmed and Baerveldt. Indications, complications and surgical results will be discussed. New surgical techniques developed by the instructor will also be presented.
Category
Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
11/11/2017 11:30 AM
Description: This course will teach and review the most important and relevant words and phrases in the Spanish language relevant to ophthalmic medical personnel when working with Spanish speaking patients. The course will teach words and phrases and their pronunciation. The emphasis of the course is to teach the AOP the basics to help navigate through patient triage.
Category
Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
11/11/2017 11:30 AM
Description: Ophthalmic Medical Technicians play a vital role in providing ophthalmic care in most practices and are ideal candidates for taking on responsibility for compliance and auditing within the practice. Strategies for creating a compliance team that includes technicians will be discussed.
Category
Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
11/11/2017 11:30 AM
Description: This course will review the various ocular infections including conjunctivitis, blepharitis, keratitis, blebitis and endophthalmitis. Concentrating on diagnosis, infectious etiologies and management, this course will be interactive and case-based.
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Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
11/11/2017 11:30 AM
Description: This course will provide a comprehensive review of anterior segment imaging with UBM and its practical clinical uses for evaluation of pathologies of the anterior segment. The focus will be on documented case-based approach to help attendees become familiar with the procedures and interpretation of UBM exams.
Category
Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
11/11/2017 11:30 AM
Description: In this course, the instructor will share his 15 years of experience as an orthoptist in pediatric ophthalmology and neuro ophthalmology clinics examining nystagmus patients of all ages to show you how to classify the various types of nystagmus into a small number of easy-to-remember categories to make sense of them, and to make use of this very important clinical sign.
Category
Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
11/11/2017 12:40 PM
Description: A collection of cases that demonstrate some rare and fascinating ocular maladies. It will feature a mix of history, case presentations and epidemiology that covers unusual diagnoses from around the world, running the gamut from Acanthameoba Kertatitis through Zelwegger Syndrome. Attendees will be invited to share unusual cases they have seen.
Category
Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
11/11/2017 12:40 PM
Description: This course will review basic swept source biometry technology. It will include review of operator technique, how to ensure a reliable measurements and how to troubleshoot common obstacles. IOL power calculation and formula capabilities will also be discussed.
Category
Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
11/11/2017 12:40 PM
Description: Current thinking about open angle glaucoma, based upon landmark studies that have changed our basic beliefs, will be discussed. Basic concepts about management of glaucoma patients derived from those studies will be included, including medical, laser and surgical approaches.
Category
Saturday Course
Track
Saturday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
11/11/2017 12:40 PM