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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
  • Refraction
  • Topography
  • Cornea
  • Pharmacology
  • Retinal disease
  • Diagnostics and Imaging

Course Objectives

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

  • Describe corneal diseases and their medical and surgical treatments
     
  • Match the correct use of diagnostic technologies with clinical presentations of ophthalmic disease
     
  • Describe the role of nursing and ophthalmic technicians in the medical and surgical treatment of eye disease
     
  • Describe the use of corneal topography in the medical and surgical treatment of corneal refractive and ocular surface disease
     
  • Describe surgical approaches to cataracts
     
  • List steps in A-Scan biometry
     
  • List the major components of the eye’s anatomy
     
  • State appropriate uses of ophthalmic imaging in anterior and posterior segment eye disease

Program Schedule

                             Friday, May 29, 2020 

7:30 am to 8:15 am



Registration and Continental Breakfast
 

           
  Conference Room 1

Conference Room 2

Alternative Room
(Limit 24)

8:00 am to 8:10 am Welcome and Announcements Welcome and Announcements   
8:10 am to 9:00 am Nathaniel Simmons, MD: Cataract: the journey from cloudy to clear

Matthew Gearinger, MD
TBA

 
9:10 am to 10:10 am David Almeida, OD
TBA

TBA
TBA

Skills Lab: A Scan Biometry
10:00 am to 10:15 am Break Break  
10:15 am to 11:10 am  Gabriel Rifkin, MD: Cornea (I got something in my eye) TBA
TBA
Skills Lab: Anatomy wet lab
11:20 am to 12:10 pm

Sana Idrees, MD
Retina 

Matt Nicholas MD, PhD
Functional Vision Loss

 
12:10 pm to 1:10 pm Lunch and Exhibits Lunch and Exhibits  
1:20 pm to 2:10 pm

Brittany Bateman COA, CRA, OCT-C and  Katelyn Olney CRA, OCT-C
TBA

Scott MacRae, MD
TBA

 
2:20 pm to 3:10 pm Ophthalmic jeopardy (one room)  Ophthalmic jeopardy (one room)  
3:10 pm to 3:20 pm Break  Break  
3:20 pm to 4:10 pm TBA TBA  
4:10 pm to 4:30 pm Wrap up and announcements  Wrap up and announcements   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Limited seating. Extra fee applies. JCAHPO credit application only.