Combined Ophthalmic Symposium Nurse and Technician Program

Friday, August 11 - Saturday, August 12

JW Marriott Austin
110 East 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701

ASORN is pleased to welcome you to Austin for the Combined Ophthalmic Symposium Nurse and Technician Program. A detailed program schedule is now available below.


Course Directors: Susan F. Clouser, MSN, RN, CRNO and Karen Fogelman, RN, BSN, CRNO

Target Audience: This course is designed for ophthalmic registered nurses, ophthalmic technicians, assistants, technologists and others interested in the clinical care of the ophthalmic patient.

Contiuing Education:

Nursing: This course has been approved for 11.5 Nurse Contact Hours.

JCAHPO: This course has been approved for 11 JCAHPO Group A Credits.


Registration

 

 Early Bird Registration 

 March 14 - June 23  

 Registration

 June 24 - August 1 

 Full Meeting ASORN Members 

 $255

 $285

 Full Meeting Nonmembers

 $305

 $335

 One Day ASORN Members

 $145

 $175

 One Day Nonmembers

 $175

 $205

 

**If you need to register a group or pay with a check please use the paper registration form linked below. Each registrant needs to fill out a form for the reigstration to be complete. 


Program Schedule - Topics and Speakers*

Friday, August 11

9:00am-5:00pm Registration

12:00pm-12:10pm Welcome

12:10pm-1:10pm The Ins and Outs of Phacodynamics - Michael Karon, MD, PhD

1 NCH, 1 JCAHPO Group A Credit

Course Description: This talk will focus on phacodynamics. It will discuss the fluidics and ultrasound principles that should be understood when performing phacoemulsification cataract surgery. After this presentation, attendees will have a better understanding of the mechanical principles behind phacodynamics.

Educational Objectives: 1. Describe the two main types of pumps used in phacoemulsification machines. 2. Recall three components of Ultrasound.

1:10pm-2:10pm Cataract Surgery Toolkit 2017 - Sumitra Khandelwel, MD

1 NCH, 1 JCAHPO Group A Credit

Course Description: Cataract surgery involves ever changing technologies. This course will discuss some of the challenges in cataract surgery and new ways to address them. It will review new technologies and discuss future options in surgery.

Educational Objectives: 1. List challenges in modern cataract surgery. 2. Discuss new technologies in cataract surgery. 3. Evaluate future technologies in cataract surgery.

2:10pm-2:40pm Break

2:40pm-3:40pm IOL Options for Addressing Presbyopia - Douglas Koch, MD

1 NCH, 1 JCAHPO Group A Credit

Course Description: This course will describe IOL options to manage presbyopia, including monovision, accommodating IOLs, extended-depth-of-focus IOLs, and multifocal IOLs. Topics will include patient screening and selection, advantages and disadvantages of each option, and management of postoperative patient complaints.

Educational Objectives: 1. Describe pseudophakic strategies to address presbyopia. 2. Discuss clinically relevant design features and type of vision provided by various pseudophakic IOL designs. 3. Explain the types of patient complaints and complications associated with various approaches to treat presbyopia.

3:40pm-4:40pm Astigmatism Correction in Cataract Surgery: A to Z - Mitchell Weikert, MD

1 NCH, 1 JCAHPO Group A Credit

Course Description: This course will present a comprehensive discussion of astigmatism management in cataract surgery. The available methods will be reviewed. Preoperative planning will be discussed. Surgical considerations will be presented and management of residual astigmatism will be outlined. Clinical examples will be used to illustrate the key points.

Educational Objectives: 1. List three issues important in preoperative planning for astigmatism correction. 2. Discuss surgical considerations important for astigmatism correction. 3. Describe three options for the management of postoperative residual astigmatism.

4:40pm-4:55pm Evaluation - 0.25 NCH

 

Saturday, August 12

6:30am-5:30pm Registration

7:00am-8:00am Breakfast

8:00am-8:10am Welcome

8:10am-9:10am Sudden Loss of Vision - Jose Agustin Martinez, MD

1 NCH, 1 JCAHPO Group A Credit

Course Description: This course will give the attendee the ability to identify possible causes of sudden loss of vision. Methods of diagnoses and the importance of quick intervention will be discussed.

Educational Objectives: 1. List 3 conditions which cause sudden loss of vision. 2. Identify 2 methods of diagnosing sudden loss of vision.

9:10am-10:10am Caring for the Glaucoma Patient - Zarmeena Vendal, MD 

1 NCH, 1 JCAHPO Group A Credit

Course Description: Glaucoma is the second leading cause of irreversible blindness. As many as 6 million individuals are blind in both eyes from this disease. In the United States alone, more than 3 million people have glaucoma. Given our aging population, this number is expected to increase dramatically over the next 5-10 years. This course is designed to educate the nursing care provider with the pathogenesis, recognition, and treatment of this sight-threatening disease.

Educational Objectives: 1. Understand the pathogenesis of glaucoma. 2. Recognize the glaucoma patient. 3. Understand the treatment and follow up of the glaucoma patient.

10:10am-10:40am Break

10:40am-11:40am The Workup of a Neuro-Ophthalmology Patient - Ami ShahVira, MD

1 NCH, 1 JCAHPO Group A Credit

Course Description: The purpose of this lecture is to discuss the approach to the complicated neuro-ophthalmology patient. Neuro-ophthalmology is a field that covers visual problems that stem from the all parts of the nervous system – from the eye, muscles, optic nerve, and brain. These can be conditions limited to the eye and optic nerve or be related to a general medical condition. In these patients, the initial workup including the history is key to making the diagnosis. We will discuss and provide examples of critical findings that can be elicited from the workup.

Educational Objectives: 1. Discuss the approach to the neuro-ophthalmology patient. 2. Recall three of the most common neuro-ophthalmological diseases.

11:40pm-12:40pm Another Day in the Life of an Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgeon - Vikram Durairaj, MD

1 NCH, 1 JCAHPO Group A Credit

Course Description: This course will highlight common disorders managed by oculoplastic surgeons with an emphasis on clinical features and treatment. Non-surgical and surgical facial rejuvenation will be discussed along with management of functional oculoplastic disease including oncology, trauma, thyroid eye disease, and eyelid malposition.

Educational Objectives: 1. Describe the clinical features of functional oculoplastic surgery. 2. Describe common non-surgical and surgical procedures in oculofacial plastic surgery. 3. Discuss complications of cosmetic facial plastic surgery.

12:40pm-1:40pm Lunch

1:40pm-2:40pm Challenging Cases: Techniques for Successful Outcomes - Nicole Fram, MD

1 NCH, 1 JCAHPO Group A Credit

Course Description: Ocular surface disease and corneal pathology can complicate measurements and planning for cataract surgery. This course will present a systematic approach to diagnose, manage and treat corneal disease in the setting of cataract surgery.

Educational Objectives: 1. Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye. 2. List two ocular surface diseases that can impact cataract surgery. 3. Recall three corneal conditions which can complicate cataract surgery.

2:40pm-3:40pm Integration of Technology to Optimize Outcomes in Cataract Surgery - Kendall Donaldson, MD, MS

1 NCH, 1 JCAHPO Group A Credit

Course Description: This course will describe the pre-operative assessment for refractive cataract surgery. Intraoperative aberrometry will be highlighted and the benefit of post-operative data evaluation and nomogram development will be reviewed.

Educational Objectives: 1. Describe the various technologies available to accurately measure the cataract patient in preparation for cataract surgery. 2. Describe the benefits and limitations of intraoperative aberrometry. 3. Describe pre and postoperative data assessment and integration into surgical plans and nomograms. 

3:40pm-4:00pm Break

4:00pm-5:00pm Enhancing Vision - From Regular Joes All The Way to the Pros - Derek Cunningham, OD, FAAO

1 NCH, 1 JCAHPO Group A Credit

Course Description: This course will review what tools and options are available to a regular eye clinic to enhance a patients vision beyond standard visual acuity. Vision enhancement techniques and products will be critically reviewed and assessed for clinical use. Many training modalities and devices that are used by professional athletes will be highlighted.

Educational Objectives: 1. List two factors which affect the ability to enhance vision. 2. Name three interventions which may be prescribed to enhance vision.

5:00pm-5:15pm Evaluation - 0.25 NCH

*subject to change


Continuing Education

Nursing: This course has been approved for 11.5 Nurse Contact Hours.

JCAHPO: This course has been approved for 11 JCAHPO Group A Credits.


Exhibitors and Sponsors

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities will be available at the 2017 Combined Ophthalmic Symposium.

COS exhibit information can be found on the ASCRS website.


Housing

A room block has been set up at the JW Marriott for attendees of the Combined Ophthalmic Symposium. CLICK HERE to book your housing.


Ophthalmologist, Optometrist and Administrator Programs

The ASORN Nurse and Technician program is part of the Combined Ophthalmic Symposium put on by ASCRS and ASOA. Programs for ophthalmologists, optometrists and administrators will be held.

ASORN is not involved with the planning of these programs nor does registration with one program grant entry to another. For more information on the other programs and to register please visit the ASCRS website.


Cancellation Policy

Refund requests made by August 1 will be charged a 20% cancellation fee. Refund requests made by August 10 will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. Refunds will not be granted after August 10. Refund requests must be made in writing. Please send to asorn@aao.org


Disclosures

NURSING CONTACT HOURS WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF OPHTHALMIC REGISTERED NURSES (ASORN).
ASORN IS ACCREDITED AS A PROVIDER OF CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION BY THE AMERICAN NURSES CREDENTIALING CENTER’S (ANCC) COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION (COA). 
ASORN is provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing CEP #16717.
NURSES: THIS COURSE will be available NURSE CONTACT HOURS.
JCAHPO: THIS COURSE will be submitted for consideration of JCAHPO Credits.
DISCLOSURES
ASORN'S ACCREDITED STATUS DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT BY ASORN OR THE ANCC OF ANY COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS DISCUSSED OR DISPLAYED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY. ALL PRESENTERS AND THE NURSE COORDINATORS MAY RECEIVE AN HONORARIUM.
THIS COURSE IS NOT SPONSORED BY JCAHPO; ONLY REVIEWED FOR COMPLIANCE WITH JCAHPO STANDARDS AND CRITERIA AND AWARDED CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT ACCORDINGLY; THEREFORE, JCAHPO CANNOT PREDICT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROGRAM OR ASSURE ITS QUALITY IN SUBSTANCE AND PRESENTATION.
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION IS IDENTIFIED AS ATTENDANCE AT EACH SESSION FOR THE DESIGNATED TIME. CREDIT FOR A COURSE HOUR WILL BE DENIED TO INDIVIDUALS WHO MISS MORE THAN 10 MINUTES OF THAT HOUR.
ATTENDEES must SUBMIT A COMPLETED evaluation and ATTENDANCE VERIFICATION FORM AT THE END OF THE LAST SESSION FOR RECOGNITION OF CREDITS.
COMMERCIAL SUPPORT
COMMERCIAL SUPPORT WILL BE SOUGHT FOR THIS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY