80043729 - The Wilmer Eye Institute's 30th Annual Current Concepts in Ophthalmology

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Date & Location
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:00 AM - Saturday, December 2, 2017, 9:45 AM, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Turner Bldg., Baltimore, MD

Target Audience
Ophthalmology, Optometry

This Current Concepts course will highlight the recent developments regarding diagnosis as well as medical and surgical therapy of common eye diseases. The participant should get a comprehensive review of the most current concepts in the management of ophthalmology by experts across the breadth of the field. For example, clinical trials and other evidence in the peer-reviewed literature over the past few years have changed the approach to managing cataract including IOL technology and femtosecond laser cataract surgery, corneal disease including dry eye disease, keratoplasty, and collagen cross linking, glaucoma and minimally invasive glaucoma surgical devices, as well as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and retinal vein occlusions. Furthermore, the role of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and other imaging advances are expanding the understanding of the anatomy of the anterior and posterior segment of the eye. This course will address the ongoing pattern of registrants with repeat requests for demonstrations of the latest surgical techniques and medical therapies, questions regarding practice management issues and clarification of legislative updates. There is a demand for expert education of new techniques and medical therapies as well as the need for elucidation of associated clinical trials, and this course provides extensive coverage of that.

Methods of Payment: We require full payment prior to the start of the activity. On-site payments by credit card only. The registration fee includes instructional materials, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, and lunches.

Residents*/Fellows*/Allied Health Professionals.....................$225
*with verification of status

A $50 late fee applies to registrations received after 5:00 p.m. EST on November 24, 2017. A handling fee of $50 will be deducted for cancellation. An additional fee may apply for cancellation of other events, including workshops and social activities. Refund requests must be received by fax or mail by November 24, 2017 for Baltimore. No refunds will be made thereafter. Transfer of registration to another Johns Hopkins activity in lieu of cancellation is not possible.


After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
  1. Integrate prescribed medical and surgical treatment options into everyday practice.
  2. Assess the perioperative use of antibiotic and anti-inflammatory agents in patients undergoing eye surgery.
  3. Examine external legislative and internal practice issues impacting the field of ophthalmology.
  4. Formulate current and advanced medical and surgical treatment strategies as well as imaging with corresponding ocular conditions, including; glaucoma, retina, anterior segment including “dry eye”, uveitis, refractive surgery and laser-assisted cataract and corneal transplant surgery.
  5. Discuss new medical techniques, therapies and relevant clinical trials.
  6. Evaluate emerging literature on the efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery.
  7. Summarize the latest developments for the management of anterior and posterior segment problems.
  8. Assess the latest developments for the management of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus conditions.
  9. Describe unique considerations for cataract surgery in patients with comorbid glaucoma.


Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credits

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 15 AAPA Category 1 CME credits for completing this program.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The Johns Hopkins University has approved this activity for 15 contact hours for non-physicians.

The Maryland Board of Examiners in Optometry has approved this program for 18 hours of Therapeutic continuing education.