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ACE 2018 Program

The PREMIER Event in Eye Care Education
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This exciting 3-day program will feature a variety of lectures, hands-on workshops, keynote speakers, ATPO's certification exam review courses, and more!

Visit our ACE website for the latest updates.


REGISTRATION DATES:
September 14:  Last Day for Early Registration Pricing
September 15:  Registration Price increase
October 26-28:  Onsite Registration (available only as space allows)


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Photography Release:
By attending the IJCAHPO/ATPO/CLSA 46th Annual Continuing Education Program, attendees agree to allow their names, likenesses and images (photographic) to be used by IJCAHPO, ATPO and CLSA for educational and promotional purposes.


Military Discounts:
Active duty military personnel and veterans are eligible for significantly discounted ACE 2018 registration fees. However, we are unable to process military/veteran discounts online. Registrants must email registrations@jcahpo.org or fax their registration forms to 651-731-0410 for these discounts.

Registrations forms can be found here.


Group Registrations (7+ Participants)
To avoid potential complications, for groups of 7 or more attendees, please contact our administrative department at 651-731-2944 (ext. 363) prior to registering so that a staff member can provide detailed instructions.

When
10/26/2018 - 10/28/2018
Where
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601 UNITED STATES

Program

   

AAO

 
AAO: IJCAHPO & 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 IJCAHPO 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
10/26/2018

ATPO Course

 
Description: Ms. Affel has dedicated her life’s work and mission to ophthalmology regionally, nationally and internationally. During the decades of her career, she has instructed and mentored thousands of health care professionals from front desk personnel, to accomplished ophthalmologists. In her keynote address, she will highlight her experiences volunteering in the field of eye care and ophthalmology. By outlining the challenges faced while delivering ophthalmic care in sub-optimal conditions, the attendee will gain a greater understanding of how to apply basic to advanced level skills outside of the normal clinical environment, including visual assessment and patient care in non-English speakers. Ms. Affel's keynote address will walk you through decades of experience, her many volunteer experiences, and a lifetime of leadership as an allied ophthalmic professional. Her accomplishments are amazing, her contributions are many and her impact has had an exponential impact on a global level.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
10/27/2018 9:30 AM
Description: This course will present different surgical cases and their management for premium lenses. Important steps in the diagnosis process and how the doctor determines a qualifying patient, what measurements are needed to calculate premium lenses, as well as pre-operative and patient management will be discussed.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
10/27/2018 10:30 AM
Description: This presentation will outline the basic features of interprofessional health care teams in the context of eye care. Cases will be described to illustrate how teams can improve the patient experience while improving efficiency. The roles and responsibilities of professionals and how they interact in different situations will be provided. Examples of conditions where interprofessional teams benefit patients include diabetes, traumatic brain injury, prematurity and developmental delay, macular degeneration and others.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10/27/2018 11:30 AM
Description: This lecture will introduce advanced techniques in refraction and ocular motility, including use of the Dynamic Cross Cylinder Lens and Conoid of Sturm. Attendees will learn how to properly perform objective tests for Tropia and Phoria, as well as how to properly identify eye deviations using subjective patient responses.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
10/27/2018 1:00 PM
Description: This course will provide an overview of important aspects related to the oculofacial exam and visit. Attendees will be able to recognize common oculofacial patient complaints.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
10/27/2018 1:30 PM
Description: This course will provide a review of the two newer MIGS procedures, Xen and Cypass. Attendees will be able to identify patients who might be potential surgical candidates, how to identify potential side effects and complications and become familiar with postoperative management for these procedures.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
10/27/2018 2:00 PM
Description: In this course, the instructor will present the easiest ways for technicians to perform their tasks without losing quality of patient care. These tips and shortcuts will allow most technicians to streamline the harder tasks of their work up process. Aspects of a typical ophthalmic work up will be covered as well as key pointers for special testing.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
10/27/2018 2:30 PM
Description: This course will explore the fascinating subject of Chronic Dry Eye Disease. Dry eye concepts will be presented through fun analogies and relevant, thematic musical highlights. Attendees will learn Dry Eye Disease processes and how to communicate with patients. Education and compliance issues related to the disease will also be discussed.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
10/27/2018 3:15 PM
This session is a fun game show like event that features questions from various areas of the IJCAHPO certification examination content. All levels of difficulty will be covered. Prizes and recognition will be awarded to all participants.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
10/27/2018 4:30 PM
This session is a fun game show like event that features questions from various areas of the IJCAHPO certification examination content. All levels of difficulty will be covered. Prizes and recognition will be awarded to all participants.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
10/27/2018 4:30 PM
Description: Working with children can be challenging. This course will cover the important aspects of a pediatric eye exam and give pearls of advice to help accomplish a successful exam. Basic tools to collect information from a child and the importance of checking extraocular movements in pediatrics will be discussed.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
10/28/2018 8:00 AM
Description: OCT Angiography is still a relatively new imaging modality. Much about how images are created and how it relates to other standard imaging is not well known in wider ophthalmic circles. This lecture will discuss the science behind OCT-A and typical findings of anatomy and pathology found on OCT-A.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
10/28/2018 8:30 AM
Description: Innovative optical techniques and devices will be described and illustrated to enable improved examination of patients. How to identify dragged-fovea diplopia syndrome and causes of bag-of-glasses syndrome will be discussed. Attendees will learn how to refract patients with sub-normal vision and acquire optical tricks for better examination of patients.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
10/28/2018 9:00 AM
Description: The instructor will review the Palucorcel project, its successes, failures and important lessons. Attendees will learn the challenges uncovered by the Palucorcel trials and what project innovations were needed. Implications for future therapies including gene therapy will also be discussed.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
10/28/2018 9:30 AM
Description: This course is designed to help technicians design, establish and implement a “best practice” for their organization. With more than one way to do many of the skills required for patient testing and technician work ups, establishing a “best practice” for your ophthalmology organization can improve quality and consistency of eye care.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
10/28/2018 10:15 AM
Description: The presenter will review cranial nerves innervating the extraocular muscles, pupils and eyelids. Documentation of results and performance of various diagnostic tests of the extraocular muscles, pupillary assessment and ptosis measurements will be discussed. The cranial nerve II (the Optic Nerve) will also be covered.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
10/28/2018 10:45 AM
Description: This course will demonstrate the use of Teleretina imaging to detect early signs of pathology in patients with diabetes. Case studies showing how the VA uses Teleretina to maintain continuity of care with ophthalmologists and primary care physicians will be presented. Attendees will learn how imaging assists the treatment of veterans and how to educate patients on the importance of routine dilated eye exams.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
10/28/2018 11:15 AM
Description: This lecture will provide a practical update on new developments in diagnosis and treatment of ocular tumors with an emphasis placed on conditions that are likely to be seen in the ophthalmologist’s office. Attendees will gain knowledge of ocular tumors and pseudotumors to apply to their practices and provide better patient care.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
10/28/2018 1:00 PM
Description: This course will cover tips for better assisting patients with their eye care needs. How to obtain prior authorization approvals for medication and ways to increase patient compliance will be discussed.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
10/28/2018 2:00 PM
Description: This course will cover interesting and unusual retinal and optic nerve cases, showing a multitude of images from optic nerve head drusen, papilledema and retinal drusen. Attendees will learn how to clearly lend information to their doctor and understand the significance of history taking and photography.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
10/28/2018 2:45 PM
Description: This course will present cases of interesting corneal disease processes. How to formulate an appropriate differential diagnosis for corneal diseases will be discussed. Attendees will also learn how to identify key clinical signs and symptoms of corneal disease processes.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
10/28/2018 3:15 PM
Description: With this course, participants will get a clear view of what goes on in the dry eye therapy clinic. Instructors will give a thorough definition of Dry Eye Syndrome and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. Attendees will learn how to identify the need to perform a dry eye evaluation and which diagnostic tests to use for Dry Eye Syndrome and Meibomian Gland Disease.
Category
ATPO Course
Track
ATPO Course
Time
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
10/28/2018 3:45 PM

ATPO Extras

 
Description: 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 - 4:30 PM
10/26/2018 8:00 AM
Description: This course will educate participants on the topic of personal branding. How to cultivate and advance careers and stand out from competition in the ophthalmic industry will be explored. Participants will learn techniques to create a strong personal brand, how to build and maintain professional networks and the best way to represent themselves and their employer.
Category
ATPO Extras
Track
ATPO Extras
Time
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
10/26/2018 8:00 AM
Description: This session is a fun game-show like event that features questions from various areas of the IJCAHPO certification examination content. This year’s session will have an 80’s theme. 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
10/27/2018 4:30 PM

ATPO Review Session

 
Description: IJCAHPO 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 IJCAHPO 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
10/26/2018 8:00 AM
Prerequisite: 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: IJCAHPO COMT examination content areas will be reviewed and discussed. 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.
Category
ATPO Review Session
Track
ATPO Review Session
Time
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10/26/2018 8:00 AM
Prerequisite: COA certification required unless participant is a student enrolled in a COT program. Verification from the program director will be required. Description: IJCAHPO 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. Participants should be able to demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of IJCAHPO 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.
Category
ATPO Review Session
Track
ATPO Review Session
Time
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10/26/2018 8:00 AM
Prerequisite: COT certification is required, unless the participant is a student enrolled in a COMT program. Verification from the program director will be required. Description: IJCAHPO 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. Participants should be able to demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of IJCAHPO 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.
Category
ATPO Review Session
Track
ATPO Review Session
Time
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
10/26/2018 12:00 PM
Prerequisite: IJCAHPO COT examination content will be reviewed and discussed. COA certification required unless 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 IJCAHPO. 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.
Category
ATPO Review Session
Track
ATPO Review Session
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
10/26/2018 12:00 PM
Description: IJCAHPO ROUB content areas will be reviewed and discussed in classroom format with the use of a PowerPoint presentation, ending with a question and answer session. Participants should be able to demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of IJCAHPO ROUB content areas. Areas covered will include the physics and exam techniques for biometry and the formulas to calculate intraocular lenses. It is intended to assist attendees who anticipate taking their ROUB exam in the near future.
Category
ATPO Review Session
Track
ATPO Review Session
Time
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
10/26/2018 12:00 PM

CLSA Course

 
Description: This session will cover soft and corneal rigid gas permeable contact lens evaluations in the office, as well as important tips and pearls for evaluating and dispensing contact lenses in an ophthalmology practice. Learn how size matters in choosing the right custom soft contact lens, and how to not to be afraid of interpreting that fluorescein pattern. • Custom Soft Lenses: Size Matters • Fluorescein Patterns and Fitters Who Love Them • Improving Lubricity: Material, Coating and Solution Update • Nothing but Pearls: Successful Contact Lens Patients
Category
CLSA Course
Track
CLSA Course
Time
9:10 AM - 12:45 PM
10/27/2018 9:10 AM
Description: This session will delve into more advanced contact lens topics including corneal topography in a contact lens practice and specialty contact lenses. Interesting case studies and practical applications of orthokeratology, scleral and hybrid contact lenses will be discussed. • How to use Topography in a Contact Lens Practice • Hot New Kid on the Block: RGP’s & Ortho-K • Slip into Something Comfortable: Scleral Lenses • Bonded with Hybrids
Category
CLSA Course
Track
CLSA Course
Time
1:20 PM - 5:00 PM
10/27/2018 1:20 PM

Foundation Donation

 
Category
Foundation Donation
Track
Foundation Donation
Not specified

Harold A. Stein Lecture

 
Description: Join Dr. Chiang as he discusses how advances in information technology and big data affect the practice of ophthalmology and learn about the potential for these technologies to improve the quality, cost and delivery of eye care.
Category
Harold A. Stein Lecture
Track
Harold A. Stein Lecture
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
10/27/2018 8:00 AM

IJCAHPO Friday Course

 
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
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
10/26/2018 8:00 AM
Description: SMall Incision Lenticular Extraction is a minimally invasive laser vision correction procedure. This course will discuss all aspects of SMILE surgery including indications, contraindications, outcomes, complications, and management.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
10/26/2018 8:00 AM
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
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
10/26/2018 8:00 AM
Description: This course will review causes of red eye including, but not limited to infections and inflammation. The pertinent aspects of the patient work up for the ophthalmic technician will be covered. The course will discuss the differential diagnosis for the red eye and various treatments depending on the cause.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
10/26/2018 8:00 AM
Description: Patient flow can be a challenge for most; however, by applying a thought out and systematic approach, one can achieve their practice goals. Course will assist the technician and clinical staff with collaborating as a team to formulate simple solutions to complex problems, such as patient flow, while increasing morale, thinking outside the box, and learning how to use simple project management tools and techniques to achieve success.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
10/26/2018 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
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
10/26/2018 8:00 AM
Description: 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
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
10/26/2018 8:00 AM
Description: This course will cover common neuro-ophthalmology clinical problems featuring the relevant neuroimaging including CT, CTA, MRI, MRA and angiography. A case based approach will be utilized to highlight these different imaging modalities and to indicate which imaging needs to be done and when. Tumors, inflammatory conditions and vascular abnormalities will be covered.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
10/26/2018 8:00 AM
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
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
10/26/2018 8:00 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
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
10/26/2018 9:10 AM
Description: This SubSpecialty session will address the latest cornea disease treatments and refractive surgery technologies. These leading faculty will discuss current treatments and surgical technologies of corneal cross-linking, DSAEK and DMEK, and other key topics. They will present best practices and important roles that technicians have in patient care.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 11:10 AM
10/26/2018 9:10 AM
Description: The glaucoma investigation team has come together to present and discuss mystery glaucoma cases. This course will challenge the attendees as our expert glaucoma investigators present cases and weigh in with their own opinions. This fast paced course will showcase glaucoma as you have never seen it before by discussing what you thought you knew about glaucoma and illustrating aspects that you have never before considered. Topics addressed will include: 1) Too much of a good thing: A case of hypotony after Baerveldt surgery; 2) A cocktail of procedures: Bilateral uncontrolled IOPs despite maximal medical therapy and laser trabeculplasties; 3) Rapid vision loss from glaucoma or not?; 4) The mysterious case of iris heterochromia; and 5) Genetic studies: Key to unlocking diagnoses. Hold on tight, the glaucoma investigation team is coming in hot.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
10/26/2018 9:10 AM
Description: Although designed specifically to image the ocular fundus, retinal imaging devices are also capable of documenting the anterior segment of the eye. This course will review the types of imaging that can be obtained with retinal cameras when a clinic isn’t equipped with dedicated anterior segment imaging devices such as a photo slit lamp. Imaging modalities including red reflex imaging, anterior segment angiography, corneal staining, autofluorescence, monochromatic photography, goniography, IR reflectance, IR meibography and IR pupillography will be covered.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
10/26/2018 9:10 AM
Description: Often a patient's eyes are dilated as part of a work up. Knowing when and when not to dilate is important because certain signs or symptoms could be overlooked, inconvenience could be put on the patient to come back, or worse, a serious problem could be missed. Using case-based history examples, this course will discuss the importance of a thorough pupil assessment before dilation.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
10/26/2018 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
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
10/26/2018 9:10 AM
Description: Clinical optics play a major role in the eye clinic and the measurements obtained by allied ophthalmic personnel. This course will review some of the more exciting optics concepts as well as some of the necessary concepts for working effectively in the ophthalmology clinic.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
10/26/2018 9:10 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
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
10/26/2018 9:10 AM
Prerequisite: Participation in ophthalmic research as a study coordinator. This course is an interactive discussion with multiple faculty. Course will include panel and group discussions about common misconceptions and concerns of the clinical study coordinator. Share the do's, don'ts, and tips related to the effective management of clinical trials at your site with other study coordinators, directors, and assistants. Improve the overall safety for your subjects and ensure the quality of the data while following study timelines without becoming stressed and overburdened. Objectives: 1. Identify the roles of the clinical study coordinator. 2. Discuss practical tips for subject recruitment strategies and streamlining the ophthalmic research examination process. 3. Identify how to address logistical concerns regarding scheduling, protocol visit structures, personnel and research forms (source, paper and EDC). 4. Obtain guidance from each other with regard to obtaining informed consent, maintenance of the Site Investigator File, essential documents, and managing deadlines.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
10/26/2018 10:15 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
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
10/26/2018 10:20 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
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
10/26/2018 10:20 AM
Description: Good communication between imagers and ophthalmologists is helpful in obtaining the best diagnostic images. This course will provide a systematic approach to understanding what we see in retinal OCT images. Armed with this knowledge, we can adapt our scanning strategy when necessary, and communicate important or unexpected findings to the ordering physician. Discussion will include descriptive features such as contour, thickness, reflectivity and shadowing. Identification of retinal landmarks, common pathologic features and analysis artifacts will be presented.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
10/26/2018 10:20 AM
Description: This course will discuss and demonstrate the use of a manual lensometer. Topics include: focusing the eye piece, proper spectacle placement, establishing an optical center, neutralizing in plus and minus cylinder, reading multifocal lenses and measuring prism.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
10/26/2018 10:20 AM
Description: This course will explore the Latin and Greek roots of ophthalmology terms and their relationships with other words from the same root, with the goal of improving the technician or scribe’s working knowledge of ocular anatomy and medical terminology.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
10/26/2018 10:20 AM
Description: The roles of MRI, CT, VEP, OCT, Visual Fields and color plates in neuro-ophthalmology will be discussed.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
10/26/2018 10:20 AM
Prerequisite: Knowledge of ophthalmic terminology and optics. Description: This course is a grand rounds format with case presentations of past optical problems the ophthalmic technician may encounter in daily practice.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
10/26/2018 11:30 AM
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
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
10/26/2018 11:30 AM
Description: This course will assist technicians with how to work up the patient who presents with diplopia. Techniques used to determine the difference between blurred vision and double, vision and between monocular and binocular diplopia will be presented.
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
10/26/2018 11:30 AM
Description: This course will explore the next transformation in ophthalmology with the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in diagnosing and treating disease in clinical practice. AI is defined as the engineering of intelligent machines and programs, which are trained to perform tasks by exposing multilayered neuronal networks to vast amounts of data. Effective for image recognition, AI has enormous potential to change the way ophthalmic diagnosis is performed, and is the basis for the first FDA-approved system to detect diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema from fundus photographs. Hear from Dr. Abramoff, who developed the first AI system to be FDA-approved for autonomous diagnosis in any field of medicine, and Dr. Chiang, who performs AI research in retinopathy of prematurity, as they explore what AI means in augmenting and improving ophthalmologists’ tools to diagnose and manage patients in their clinical practice.
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
10/26/2018 11:30 AM
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and retinal detachments. Three to four challenging cases will be presented in the areas of diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachments, and clinical unknowns. These cases will be presented to challenge the participants and to help them better understand clinical decision making. The role of the ophthalmic technician will be emphasized.
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
10/26/2018 11:30 AM
Description: This course will discuss issues, duties and responsibilities of lead technicians. It will explain how to move from working with your peers to managing your peers. Information, suggestions and ideas will be presented to assist with the delegation of duties and assist with supervisory skills.
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
10/26/2018 11:30 AM
Description: This course will cover color vision and color vision defects before moving on to the different ways to test color vision. A review of pseudoisichromatic plates, the D-15 and the 100 Hue will be covered. A case study of a family with color vision defects will be presented. The different testing methods will be shown in an attempt to determine the type of color vision defect present.
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
10/26/2018 11:30 AM
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.
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
10/26/2018 11:30 AM
Description: In this course, we will review a progressive training program with tips and techniques that will help your technicians maximize their full potential.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
10/26/2018 12:40 PM
Description: Low vision has a great impact on our patients and society. Understanding what our patients experience gives us greater insight into how we can best assist them. This session will address the latest low vision technologies and devices, resources and rehabilitation, to the role technicians have with patient care. The faculty will present: 1) Low Vision Clinic: Stepping Up Your Game; 2) There is Something You Can Do; 3) Driving with Low Vision; 4) Smart Devices and Smart Homes for the Low Vision Patient; and 5) The Technician’s Role of Rehabilitation of Reading for the Low Vision Patient.
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 2:40 PM
10/26/2018 12:40 PM
Description: This 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.
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
10/26/2018 12:40 PM
Description: Intraocular tumor evaluation using B-scan and diagnostic A-scan. Overview of the sonographic characteristics of the most common intraocular tumors.
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
10/26/2018 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.
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
10/26/2018 12:40 PM
Description: This course will cover a variety of eye movement abnormalities ranging from life threatening to party tricks. Conditions such as opsoclonus, myasthenia, ocular neuromyotonia and spasm of the near reflex will be covered and illustrated with numerous videos.
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
10/26/2018 12:40 PM
Description: This course will cover the finer points and pitfalls of the history and examination (pupils, confrontation fields, vision testing, motility, etc.) in preparing the patient for the ophthalmologist.
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 2:40 PM
10/26/2018 12:40 PM
Description: This course will examine the technician’s role in all aspects of ocular recovery for transplant. Medical records review, blood draw, enucleation, and excision of corneas will be covered.
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
10/26/2018 12:40 PM
Description: The Heidelberg Spectralis is capable of imaging in different modes with variable angles. This lecture will describe each mode, and detail different disease processes that benefit from those modes.
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
10/26/2018 1:50 PM
Description: This course emphasizes the power of taking a high quality patient history and using exam techniques to diagnose challenging cases. Cases will be presented that encourage the audience to engage in Sherlock Holmes-style investigative techniques that allied ophthalmic personnel can use to help the ophthalmologist make the right diagnosis.
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
10/26/2018 1:50 PM
Description: This lecture will review how artificial intelligence and machine learning are being used to improve retina care.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
10/26/2018 1:50 PM
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.
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
10/26/2018 1:50 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 by learning detailed questions to ask a patient about their symptoms and disease to make your retina doctor more efficient.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
10/26/2018 1:50 PM
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.
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
10/26/2018 1:50 PM
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
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
10/26/2018 3:00 PM
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
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
10/26/2018 3:00 PM
Description: The slit lamp biomicroscope is ubiquitous in every ophthalmology clinic - used to examine the anterior segment and posterior segment. It is an instrument that you may use every day. But, are you using it to its full capacity? The slit lamp biomicroscope is a versatile instrument that, when used properly, can elevate your ability to be an effective and efficient ophthalmic technician. This course starts with the basics of how the slit lamp works and the techniques used (including lighting techniques) to examine the eye. The course will conclude with more advanced techniques used to elevate your skill with the instrument.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
10/26/2018 3:00 PM
Description: This course will provide technicians and other support staff with tips and strategies for minimizing the perceived inconsistencies in efficiency and quality of care. We will address common concerns such as wait times, clinic structure, scheduling and proper work up techniques for maximum results.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
10/26/2018 3:00 PM
Description: This course will review the various types of functional visual disorders, with special emphasis on testing methods, recognition of organic disease and management of patients with functional visual disorders.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
10/26/2018 3:00 PM
Description: This course will present an overview of the clinically significant findings and relationships between floppy eyelids, sleep apnea and keratoconus.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
10/26/2018 3:00 PM
Description: The incidence of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) has reached epidemic proportions in both non-industrialized and industrialized nations. Although the underlying cause of AIDS is known to be the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), no cure has been found to date. Some eye-care practitioners may believe this disease has no bearing on their practices, but most have and will continue to have contact with HIV-infected patients.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
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IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
10/26/2018 3:00 PM
Description: This course will focus on the entire spectrum of anesthetic management of eye surgery candidates in the ASC. Participants will understand the patient selection process, choice of anesthetic type, and safety in anesthesia as it pertains to the ambulatory eye surgery patient. Peri-operative management of the ambulatory patient will be discussed.
Category
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Friday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
10/26/2018 3:00 PM

IJCAHPO Saturday Course

 
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.
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
10/27/2018 9:10 AM
Description: This session will jump-start your scribing career the “write way!” The course will give an overview of the best practices and the importance of scribes in clinic practice. Learn about the role of a scribe, how to scribe, documentation, and coding. Experts will bring you the “Top Ten Errors and Tips and Techniques,” how to prevent and correct errors, and improving the quality of EHR documentation. Attendees will see a demonstration firsthand on a clinic’s EMR training environment to demonstrate the correct way of documenting physician actions during the exam.
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 11:10 AM
10/27/2018 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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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
10/27/2018 9:10 AM
Description: This course will provide a broad overview of OCT-A technology, including its applications and limitations. Case studies comparing conventional fluorescein angiography with OCT-A will be presented.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
10/27/2018 9:10 AM
Description: This course will review the various new glaucoma procedures and devices approved for use and in development. Criteria for qualifying as a “minimally invasive glaucoma surgery,” mechanisms of action, surgical videos and clinical results will be presented. Advantages and disadvantages of the various MIGS relative to each other and traditional glaucoma surgery will be highlighted.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
10/27/2018 9:10 AM
Description: This course will cover aseptic technique, gowning and gloving. Techniques for maintaining a sterile field, oculoplastic surgical instruments, and surgical procedures will be discussed and demonstrated. It will also review patient preparation, surgical time-out, and postoperative instructions.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
10/27/2018 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.
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
10/27/2018 9:10 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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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
10/27/2018 9:10 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.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
10/27/2018 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.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
10/27/2018 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
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
10/27/2018 10:20 AM
Description: The eye is an ideal target for gene therapy due to its accessibility and small size. Gene therapy can be used to target age related macular degeneration, glaucoma, myopic macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt disease, and optic nerve disease such as optic atrophy and optic neuritis. This course will discuss the science behind gene therapy and give examples of its application in ophthalmology.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
10/27/2018 10:20 AM
Description: This course will discuss the different preparations of amniotic membrane, how it is stored, theories on how it works and multiple uses for amniotic membrane on the eyelids and ocular surfaces.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
10/27/2018 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.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
10/27/2018 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
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM
10/27/2018 10:20 AM
Description: This course will discuss the history of the clinical trials that started the Anti-VEGF era. It will review the results of clinical trials, describe the latest treatments for AMD, and offer suggestions on methods of managing patient expectations and physician expectations with these new treatments. Finally, it will explore what the future may hold for AMD treatment.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
10/27/2018 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.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
10/27/2018 11:30 AM
Description: Refractive surgery has become more complex and the expectations of the patients have increased over the years. This lecture is designed to give insight for what your surgeon needs during the evaluation and follow-up of these patients.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
10/27/2018 11:30 AM
Description: The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) includes significant changes that will impact your 2020 payments. This advanced-level course will give you an overview MIPS with the nuts and bolts, what’s new for 2018 reporting and then gives an in-depth look at quality measures, calculating quality scores, reporting, and CMS calculation of bonuses and penalties.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
10/27/2018 11:30 AM
Description: This course will discuss methods to select the proper intraocular lens to ensure patient satisfaction after cataract surgery. Accuracy requires minimizing measurement errors, using the correct IOL formulas, and measuring patients postoperatively. Unusual cases such as post refractive, silicone in the vitreous and retinal detachment will also be discussed.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
10/27/2018 11:30 AM
Description: Course will discuss medications used in cataract surgery. Medications in all aspects of surgery, from pre to postoperative, as well as anesthetics, will be reviewed.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
10/27/2018 11:30 AM
Description: Ophthalmic personnel may be asked to assist in setting up an office space for various procedures. This course aims to help orient the attendee to various procedures that may be encountered.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
10/27/2018 11:30 AM
Description: This course will provide a comprehensive review of ophthalmic A-, B-Scan exams, and high resolution ultrasound with emphasis on intraocular tumors. Sonographic features of intraocular tumors will be presented including undifferentiated small tumors, melanocytic and lympocytic tumors, anterior segment and metastatic tumors. It will feature an interactive approach and audio-visual demonstration of examination techniques.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
10/27/2018 11:30 AM
Description: This course will address the complete work up of the uveitis patient. Starting with history taking specific to the uveitis patient, the course will then move on to diagnostic testing that would be helpful to your ophthalmologist treating patients with uveitis.
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
10/27/2018 12:40 PM
Description: New disease treatments, surgical procedures and technologies are changing ophthalmology and patient care practices. Keeping current with these fast-paced changes can be challenging. This course will present myths of important vitreoretinal diagnoses; and give an overview and pearls of current hot topics in ophthalmology.
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
10/27/2018 12:40 PM
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.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
10/27/2018 12:40 PM
Description: This course will discuss informed consent for cataract surgery, steps of cataract surgery, and common and serious complications. Surgical videos will be shown.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
10/27/2018 12:40 PM
Prerequisite: Basic training in performing the pupil exam. Description: This course will review the pupil evaluation, with emphasis on the diagnostic algorithm of anisocoria, and the common dangerous causes of both the APD and anisocoria.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
10/27/2018 12:40 PM
Description: This course will review the FDA-approved technology available to assist with cataract surgery that enables greater precision when combined with Augmented Reality, 3-D imaging, and intraoperative aberrometry and computer registration.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
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IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
10/27/2018 12:40 PM
Description: Measuring acuity is usually thought of as "just reading the eye chart," that is an understatement. The participants in this course will be offered information and shown methods that will aid them in obtaining the most accurate visual acuity measurement. Examination techniques for patients with low vision, nystagmus and amblyopia will be reviewed, as well as discussion on dealing with pediatric and preliterate patients.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
10/27/2018 12:40 PM
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 a documented case-based approach to help attendees become familiar with the procedures and interpretation of UBM exams.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
10/27/2018 12:40 PM
Description: This 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
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
10/27/2018 1:50 PM
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) The Most Common Mistakes in Chart Documentation, What Auditors Look for and How to Prevent Them; 2) 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; 3) Staying current with government regulations: Years 2 and 3 of MIPS / MACRA, Compliance, OSHA, HIPAA and how to get staff on board; 4) Best practices for EHR, patient security and confidentiality; and 5) Increasing Staff Morale through training; how effective training can change practice culture. Lessons learned, cases and examples will be shared, as well as the presenters will participate in a question and answer session.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 3:50 PM
10/27/2018 1:50 PM
Description: Dry eye can cause a myriad of symptoms that can have a profound impact on an individual's ability to perform daily tasks. This course will discuss the typical symptoms and causes of dry eye including autoimmune conditions, blepharitis, demodex, and meibomian gland dysfunction. Illustration of ways to exclude other surface issues (viral, allergic, etc.) will precede novel diagnostic techniques and treatment options.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
10/27/2018 1:50 PM
Description: This course will cover light and fluorescein angiography including descriptions of hypo and hyper fluorescence and angiogram phases. The top 10 most common retinal pathologies as images by fluorescein angiography will be discussed.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
10/27/2018 1:50 PM
Description: Presentation of pupil cases, including causes of anisocoria, description of life threatening pupil problems and definitions of benign etiologies.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
10/27/2018 1:50 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
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
10/27/2018 1:50 PM
Description: This course will cover basic information on universal precautions, aseptic technique and gowning and gloving requirements. It will include information on basic techniques in surgical assisting, care and handling of microsurgical instruments and sterilization procedures. In addition, it will cover basic patient care issues in the surgical setting, including patient preparation, informed consent and post-operative instructions.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
10/27/2018 1:50 PM
Description: Retina practices are being revolutionized by pharmacotherapy and the development pipeline is rich with new drugs. This course will focus on newly introduced drugs and others that are under investigation.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM
10/27/2018 1:50 PM
Description: This course will present cases of red eye in pediatric patients. Discussions include when a "pink eye" can be much more than just a nuisance and routine, and actually can be life threatening. Various eye conditions and treatments will be reviewed.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
10/27/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Course will help ensure your ophthalmic practice staff are ready to respond to almost any emergency. It will describe the organizations available to assist with disaster preparedness and response and discuss how to prepare office equipment and unstable medications for any impending power outage.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
10/27/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Building an efficient, successful ophthalmic technical team is similar to running a factory assembly line. All units need to work together seamlessly in order to produce a superior product. This course is targeted to allied health personnel (front desk and technicians) who need to develop a general awareness of Lean Six Sigma clinical efficiency, concepts and techniques.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
10/27/2018 3:00 PM
Description: This course will review advances in the diagnosis and treatment of keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, keratoglobus and keratoectasia.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
10/27/2018 3:00 PM
Description: This course will provide a basic introduction of strabismus types, muscles involved, and testing methods. Signs and symptoms of strabismus will be briefly discussed and pictures of strabismus will be presented.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
10/27/2018 3:00 PM
Description: Interactive case studies focusing on ophthalmic ultrasound will be presented in a grand rounds format. Standardized echography and ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) will be demonstrated as effective diagnostic tools in the clinical practice. Clinical findings and other imaging modalities including fundus photography, angiography and OCT will be correlated with ultrasound findings. Audience participation is highly encouraged and expected.
Category
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Saturday Course
Time
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
10/27/2018 3:00 PM

IJCAHPO Sunday Course

 
Description: This course will review the significant advancements in medical and surgical cornea over the last 25 years. We will highlight important changes in practice and management of patients with various conditions.
Category
IJCAHPO Sunday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Sunday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
10/28/2018 8:00 AM
Prerequisite: 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 technologies; treatments and new therapeutics; and surgical procedures and practices in the retina sub-specialty. Key retina topics will be covered such as advances in treatment of diabetic retinopathy; Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography; advances in vitreoretinal surgery; and genetics in AMD, vein occlusions, and the latest in retinal surgery procedures.
Category
IJCAHPO Sunday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Sunday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
10/28/2018 8:00 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
IJCAHPO Sunday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Sunday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
10/28/2018 8:00 AM
Description: This course will advance the audience's knowledge on the various surgical modalities for the correction of presbyopia. It will also describe the theories of accommodation.
Category
IJCAHPO Sunday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Sunday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
10/28/2018 8:00 AM
Description: Beginning with the chief complaint, we will move through the elements of an examination and go more in depth with gathering patient information and testing techniques. We will also review tips and pearls for working with challenging patient situations and medical conditions. Use your newfound knowledge to enter the "rock star arena" for technicians!
Category
IJCAHPO Sunday Course
Track
IJCAHPO Sunday Course
Time
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
10/28/2018 8:00 AM
Description: We will discuss various eyelid and facial lesions that can be seen in a general ophthalmology and an oculofacial surgery practice. Symptoms and signs will be presented, as well as various diagnostic and treatment options. The attendee will be able to recognize benign and malignant features of various lesions.
Category
IJCAHPO Sunday Course