80041398 - The Wilmer Eye Institute's 34th Annual Current Concepts in Ophthalmology

Date & Location
Monday, March 13, 2017 - Friday, March 17, 2017   Vail Marriott, Vail, CO

Ophthalmology, Optometry


Using a combination of didactic lectures and discussions, faculty members and invited speakers will present advances in diagnosis and treatment of cataract including laser assisted cataract surgery, glaucoma, refractive surgery (LASIK and PRK), anterior segment diseases including dry eye disease, uveitis (including Zika virus), and macular diseases, including new information on current trials and treatments for age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. New vitreo-retinal surgical instrumentation and applications will be discussed. Presentations will be made on new imaging concepts, including optical coherence tomography systems. Seminars will be held on newer diagnostic techniques for macular disorders, with additional seminars on facial rejuvenation, and pre-op evaluation for refractive surgery patients.

Who Should Attend

This activity is intended for ophthalmologists, ophthalmic techs, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and allied health professionals.

For information on equipment rental, lift tickets and travel arrangements, please check under the HOTEL tab.

  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 treatment strategies with corresponding ocular conditions, including: glaucoma, retina, anterior segment, 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 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.


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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 29.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credit

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

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 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™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 29.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credit(s) for completing this program.