80043980 - The Wilmer Eye Institute's 35th Annual Current Concepts in Ophthalmology

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Date & Location
Monday, March 12, 2018 6:00 AM - Friday, March 16, 2018 7:00 PM   Vail Marriott, Vail, CO

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-assisted 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 these courses provide extensive coverage of that.


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-assisted laser 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.


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 welcome reception.

Residents*/Fellows*/Allied Health Professionals................................$450
     *with verification of status

You will receive a confirmation by e-mail. If you have not received it by March 5, 2018, call (410) 502-9634 to confirm that you are registered. A transcript of attendance will be available upon attestation of your credit hours and submission of the post activity online evaluation.

The Johns Hopkins University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any activity due to unforeseen circumstances. In this event, the University will refund the registration fee but is not responsible for travel expenses. Additionally, we reserve the right to change the venue to a comparable venue. Under such circumstances registrants will be notified as soon as possible.



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.


The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 30.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(TM) 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 Credit(TM) from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 30.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credit(s) for completing this program.

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

The Johns Hopkins University has approved this activity for 30.5 contact hours for non-physicians.


Information on hotel, travel arrangements, ground transportation, equipment rental, and lift tickets is available under the Hotel tab.