Combined Ophthalmic Symposium Nurse and Technician Program

Friday, August 24 - Saturday, August 25

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

Please continue checking our website for more information as it becomes available.


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: 11 Nurse Contact Hours

JCAHPO: 11 JCAHPO Group A Credits


Registration

** If you need to register a group or pay by check please print the group registration form below (one form PER registrant must be completed). 

 

 Early Bird Registration 

 April 17 - June 26  

 Registration

 June 27 - August 14 

 Full Meeting ASORN Members 

 $255

 $285

 Full Meeting Nonmembers

 $305

 $335

 One Day ASORN Members

 $145

 $175

 One Day Nonmembers

 $175

 $205

 


Program Topics and Speakers*

Friday, August 24

9:00am-5:00pm Registration Desk Hours 

12:00pm-12:10pm Welcome Announcements 

12:10pm-1:10pm Issues in IOL Calculation and Selection - Douglas Koch MD

1:10pm-2:10pm Anterior Segment ImagingMitchell Weikert MD

2:10pm-2:40pm Afternoon Break 

2:40pm-3:40pm Pediatric Ophthalmology UpdateMelinda Rainey MD

3:40pm-4:40pm Corneal Transplant Trends - Kourtney Houser MD

4:40pm-4:55pm Evaluations 

 

Saturday, August 25

6:30am-5:30pm Registration Desk Hours 

7:00am-8:00am Breakfast 

8:00am-8:10am Welcome Announcements 

8:10am-9:10am Glaucoma Surgical UpdateManjool Shah MD

9:10am-10:10am What's the Emergency?Ella Leung MD

10:10am-10:40am Morning Break

10:40am-11:40am Common Presentations in Neuro-Ophthalmology and OculoplasticsNatalie Stanciu MD

11:40pm-12:40pm Dry Eyes: Beyond the Drops Zarmeena Vendal MD

12:40pm-1:40pm Lunch 

1:40pm-2:40pm Vitreo-Retinal Disease and SurgeryGowtham Jonna MD

2:40pm-3:40pm A Conversation on ContactsSusan Elizondo OD

3:40pm-4:00pm Afternoon Break 

4:00pm-5:00pm How We Approach Refractive Surgery in 2018Shannon Wong MD

5:00pm-5:15pm Evaluations 

*subject to change


Continuing Education

Nursing: This course will be available for Nurse Contact Hours

JCAHPO: This course will be submitted for consideration of JCAHPO credits


Exhibitors and Sponsors

Exhibit Opportunities will be available at the 2018 Combined Ophthalmic Symposium. COS exhibit information can be found on the ASCRS website.

Nurse and Tech Program Sponsorship Opportunities are open!


Housing

A room block will be set up at the JW Marriott for attendees of the Combined Ophthalmic Symposium. Please 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 young eye surgeons, ophthalmologists, optometrists and practice management 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 14 will be charged a 20% cancellation fee. Refund requests made by August 21 will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. Refunds will not be granted after August 21. 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: 11 NURSE CONTACT HOURS.
JCAHPO: 11 JCAHPO Group A 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
PARTIALLY SUPPORTED BY AN UNRESTRICTED EDUCATIONAL GRANT FROM ALCON

 

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