Saturday, April 7, 2018

Presbyterian Hospital
8200 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, Texas 75231

Join ASORN for this day of exciting and informative programming designed for ophthalmic nurses and technicians. 

Course registration includes all lectures, breakfast, morning break, and lunch. 

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

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

Continuing Education 

Nursing: 6.25 Nurse Contact Hours 

JCHAPO: 5 JCHAPO Group A Credits 


** Pre-registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available. 


Early Bird Registration

 January 9 - February 20 


 February 21 - March 27 

 ASORN Members 







Program Schedule with Topics and Speakers*

7:00 AM - 4:15 PM - Registration

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM - Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM - Welcome

8:10 AM - 9:10 AM  - Giant Cell Arteritis - Stacy Scofield-Kaplan, MD

This lecture will discuss giant cell arteritis in terms of the initial presentation including signs and symptoms, initial workup including laboratory and imaging, and treatment with steroids and alternative agents.

Course Objectives:
1. List three signs or symptoms of giant cell arteritis.
2. Name two laboratory tests used in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis.
3. Describe the treatment of giant cell arteritis.

1 Nurse Contact Hour, 1 JCAHPO Group A Credit

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM - Presbyopia Correction: Present and Future - Jeffrey Whitman, MD

This course will review the current methods of correction of presbyopia, both surgical and non surgical to include contact lens, laser vision correction, intraocular lenses and corneal inlays. A synopsis of future technologies will also be discussed.

Course Objectives:
1. List three present day methods for the correction of presbyopia.
2. Identify two possible future methods for the correction of presbyopia.

1 Nurse Contact Hour, 1 JCAHPO Group A Credit

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM - Morning Break

10:40 AM - 11:40 AM - Clinical Trials and Gene Therapy in Ophthalmology - Lea Bennett, PhD

This course discusses various aspects of clinical trials in ophthalmology. Current clinical trials for patients who have been diagnosed with an inherited eye disease are highlighted with in-depth description of gene therapy.

Course Objectives:
1. Recall the different phases of clinical trials.
2. Describe how genetics are involved in ophthalmology.

1 Nurse Contact Hour, No JCHAPO Credits

11:40 AM - 12:40 PM - The Role of Ophthalmic Personnel in Reducing the Socioeconomic Impact Of Retinal Disease - Hemang Pandya, MD

An overview of Retinal Diseases (diagnosis, management and prognosis) with emphasis on the importance of ophthalmic personnel. This course provides a forum for ophthalmic personnel to learn through interaction with the speaker. Sufficient time will be allocated for questions and answers.

Course Objectives:
1. Explain the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy.
2. Describe the diagnosis and surgical management of retinal detachment.
3. Recall the current management strategies for macular degeneration.

1 Nurse Contact Hour, 1 JCAHPO Group A Credit

12:40 PM - 1:40 PM - Lunch

1:40 PM - 2:40 PM - What’s New with the Herpes Family? - Walter Beebe, MD

This course will review the pertinent clinical aspects of Herpes simplex and Herpes Zoster eye disease. Clinical findings and treatment protocols with be presented as well the results of national treatment protocol studies. In addition the current status of available viral vaccinations will be presented.

Course Objectives:
1. Recall the classification of viral eye disease and where the Herpes family fits into it.
2. Describe the pertinent clinical aspects of Herpes simplex eye disease.
3. Discuss the pertinent clinical aspects of Herpes zoster eye disease.

1 Nurse Contact Hour, 1 JCAHPO Group A Credit

2:40 PM – 2:55 PM - Quick Break

2:55 PM – 3:55 PM - Refractive Cataract Surgery - R Wayne Bowman, MD

Preoperative evaluation tools, intraoperative technology, and intraocular lens implants have evolved over the last few decade and patients' expectations of visual outcomes have increased, as well. This presentation will discuss how these areas of ophthalmic care are used to achieve the best visual outcomes for patients today.

Course Objectives:
1. Name 3 preoperative surgical considerations when evaluating cataract patients in the clinic.
2. Describe 2 currently available intraoperative technologies utilized during cataract surgery.
3. Explain how various intraocular lens implants may be appropriate based on a patient’s preoperative evaluation and lifestyle preference.

1 Nurse Contact Hour, 1 JCAHPO Group A Credit

3:55 PM - 4:10 PM - Evaluations

0.25 Nurse Contact Hours

* subject to change 

Continuing Education

Nursing - 6.25 Nurse Contact Hours

JCAHPO - 5 JCAHPO Group A Credits

Cancellation Policy

Refund requests made by March 27 will be charged a 20% cancellation fee. Refund requests made by April 3 will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. Refunds will not be granted after April 3. Refund requests must be made in writing. Please send to 

Lodging and Getting to the Meeting

Getting to the Meeting

Local Attendees - Parking is available for $2 a day at Presbyterian Hospital.

Out of Town Attendees - Presbyterian can be accessed from Dallas Love Field Airport (8 miles) or Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (24 miles). Both airports have multiple flights a day on national airlines.


The following hotels are a short drive from Presbyterian Hospital:

Courtyard Dallas Central Expressway

La Quinta Inn and Suites Dallas North Central

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Dallas - Campbell Center

Hyatt House Dallas/Lincoln Park


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: 6.25 Nurse Contact hours
JCAHPO: 5 JCAHPO Group A Credits

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 will 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 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 should submit a completed attendance verification form at the end of the last session for recognition of credits.

partially supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Alcon.