Technician and Allied Health Professional Program

This Conference for Allied Health Professionals will provide an update for ophthalmic personnel at the assistant, technician, technologist, skilled nurse, or photographer level and will run concurrently with the physician conference.

Topics will include:

  • Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures
  • Digital Spectacle Lenses
  • Dry Eye
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Retinal Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Diagnostics and Imaging
  • Pediatric Refractive Error

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Review the mechanism and treatment of dry eye
  • List the appropriate steps in working up a glaucoma patient for presentation to an ophthalmologist
  • Describe the surgical process of retinopexy in repairing retinal detachments
  • Understand the progression of cataract and determine when surgical intervention may be necessary
  • List the uses of injectable fillers and medicines in functional and aesthetic oculofacial plastic procedures
  • Describe methods of diagnosing and managing diabetic eye disease
  • List the selection criteria for what makes a viable candidate for LASIK surgery.

Program Schedule

Friday March 21, 2014 Allied Health Professional Schedule
7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast/ Exhibits Flaum Atrium
8:15 – 8:30 a.m.

Welcome / Introduction

Rebecca Nally, OD

Location - TBD




RCM or Whipple

Session I
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.


Sarah Klein, OD


Mithra Gonzalez, MD

Session II
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Femtosecond Cataract Surgery

Kendall Donaldson, MD

Pneumatic Retinopexy

David Kleinman, MD

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break and Exhibits Flaum Atrium
Session III
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Dry Eye

Holly Hindman, MD

Elements of a Pediatric Examination

Ben Hammond, MD

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch and Exhibits Flaum Atrium




RCM or Whipple

Session IV
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

Conjunctival Melanoma

David Shipple, DO

LASIK 101: What Makes a Good Candidate? PTK: What is that?

Kenneth Dickerson, OD

Session V
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.


Shakeel Shareef, MD

Diabetic Retinopathy

Wayne Davis, MD

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break and Exhibits Flaum Atrium




RCM or Whipple

Session VI
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Manifestations of Systemic Diseases

Christian Klein, MD

Work-up of the Glaucoma Patient

Regina Smolyak, MD

4:00 – 4:15 p.m.

Wrap-up / Announcements

Rebecca Nally, OD

Location - TBD