ASORN Summer Symposium, San Francisco 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Millberry Union Event and Meeting Center
University of California, San Francisco
500 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143
The Summer Symposium moves to the West Coast to San Francisco, California in 2016.
**Please note, this meeting has had a venue change**
All programs will be held at the UCSF Parnassus Campus NOT at Stanford as previously scheduled.
Join ASORN for this day of exciting and informative programming designed for ophthalmic nurses and technicians.
Course registration includes all lectures, breakfast, morning break, lunch, and access to exhibits.
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Course Directors: Susan F. Clouser, MSN, RN, CRNO and Deborah Anne Ehlers, MSN, BSN, RN
Target Audience: This course is designed for ophthalmic registered nurses, ophthalmic technicians, assistants and technologists and other interested in the clinical care of the ophthalmic patient.
7:30 AM - 5:15 PM - Registration
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Breakfast
8:30 AM - 8:40 AM - Introduction
8:40 AM - 9:40 AM - Update on Refractive Surgery with Edward Manche, MD
An update on refractive surgery will be provided. The speaker will cover the latest approved techniques and procedures and will discuss new and emerging technologies. At the conclusion of this course attendees will be able to list at least 3 state of the art refractive surgical procedures and list at least 3 emerging technologies in refractive surgery.
9:40 AM - 10:40 AM - Cataract Evaluation and Surgical Planning with Cynthia Chiu, MD
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM - Morning Break
11:10 AM - 12:10 PM - Learning from Outcomes – The Value of Big Data with Suzann Pershing, MD, MS
The changing landscape of the US health delivery system includes an increasing emphasis on cost and quality and new ways of measuring their provision of care. Beyond the traditional chart review, EMRs offer new tools to organize and analyze patient data, allowing providers and practices to preemptively evaluate their outcomes. Similarly, publicly-available data sources are a realistic avenue for self-benchmarking and practice improvement, but their capabilities are less well understood, including relative strengths and limitations and knowing what information patients are able to access. Innovations and tools such as the IRIS registry are available to guide individuals and practices through this new environment.
12:10 PM - 1:50 PM - Lunch (Lunch Presentation: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM - Avoiding Malpractice in the Ophthalmic Office and OR with Anne Menke, RN, PhD
Most lawsuits filed by patients seeking treatment for eye conditions focus on the care provided by the ophthalmologist. Staff, however, have a key role to play in preventing certain types of patient harm that could lead to lawsuits. This presentation will look at two kinds of incidents that juries feel should rarely if ever happen: patient falls and surgical confusion or never events (for example, wrong patient, wrong eye, wrong IOL). Actual case studies will be used to review what leads to falls and surgical confusion, and how to prevent them.
2:50 PM – 3:50 PM - Advances in Retinal Imaging and Application to the Treatment of Retinal Disease with Theodore Leng, MD
The use of advanced diagnostics in retinal practice will be discussed. The technology will be reviewed and the implementation of that technology into diagnosis and active management of patients will be discussed. At the conclusion of this course the learner will be able to discuss the use of optical coherence tomography in retinal diagnosis and treatment management and discuss fluorescein angiography and its use in diagnosis and management of retinal disease.
3:50 PM - 4:00 PM - Quick Break
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - How to Improve Patient Safety with Andrea Shows, BSN, RN
This presentation will describe topics that will help us to improve the culture of safety and provide the opportunity to evaluate the extent to which the learners’ work culture emphasizes safety. Opportunities to implement safe culture practices will be discussed. At the conclusion of this course the learner will be able to describe how to improve a culture of patient safety, identify characteristics of effective communication, and recognize patient safety incidents to report and evaluate in the ophthalmic setting.
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM - Evaluations
*subject to change
Nursing: 6.25 nurse contact hours
JCAHPO: 6.0 JCAHPO Group A credits
Exhibitors and Sponsors
Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities are available at the 2016 Summer Symposium.
ASORN meetings are the only ophthalmic conferences that allow you access to this unique and targeted group of ophthalmic decision makers.
**please note we are in the process of updating details pertaining to the new venue at UCSF**
Please review our Exhibit and Sponsorship Prospecuts for more information on participating.
Exhibit Hours - 7:30 AM - 1:50 PM
Lodging and Getting to the Meeting
Getting to the Meeting
Local Attendees - Parking is available for $3.00 with validation on the UCSF campus. Be sure to get your parking ticket validated before returning to your car.
Out of Town Attendees - UCSF Parnassus can be accessed by San Francisco International Airport (15 miles). SFO has multiple flights a day on national airlines.
UCSF is located in the heart of San Francisco. There are an abundance of hotel options in the city. ASORN has not set up a room rate or block of rooms at any hotels.
Cancellation requests received by June 14 will be charged a 20% cancellation fee. Cancellations received by June 22 will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations will not be accepted after June 22.