2017 Dallas-Fort Worth Ophthalmic Update

April 22, 2017

Presbyterian Hospital

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Presbyterian Hospital - NEW LOCATION!
8200 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, Texas 75231

The Ophthalmic Update moves from Alcon Labs in Fort Worth to Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas in 2016.

Join ASORN for this day of exciting and informative programming designed for ophthalmic nurses and technicians. This course will cover topics from corneal dystrophies to glaucoma surgical procedures, and instrument processing to cataract surgery.

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

**Pre-Registration is now CLOSED. Onsite registration will be available. 

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.



   Onsite Registration    

 ASORN Members  




Program Schedule*

7:00 AM - 4:15 PM       Registration
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM       Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM       Welcome and Introduction

8:10 AM - 9:10 AM       Corneal Dystrophies: What Techs and Nurses Need to Know 
                                     Walter Beebe, MD                       

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM     Glaucoma Surgery Then and Now
                                     Matthew Emanuel, MD

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM    Morning Break

10:40 AM - 11:40 AM   Pearls for Ophthalmic Instrument Processing
                                     Julie Burlew, RN, CNOR, CRNO

11:40 AM - 12:40 PM   Challenges in Cataract Surgery: Helping Patients Get the Best Outcomes
                                     Claire Chu, MD                                   

12:40 PM - 1:50 PM      Lunch

1:50 PM - 2:50 PM       Clinical OCT Analysis of Common Retina Conditions
                                     Jawad Qureshi, MD

2:50 PM - 3:00 PM       Quick Break

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM       The Ophthalmic Team Approach for Patient’s with Graves Disease
                                    and Thyroid Eye Disease
                                     Julie Burlew, RN, CNOR, CRNO                                 

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM       Evaluations

*subject to change

Continuing Education

Nursing: This course is available for 6.25 Nurse Contact Hours

JCAHPO: This course is available for 6 JCAHPO Group A credits

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities are available at the 2016 Ophthalmic Update.

ASORN meetings are the only ophthalmic conferences that allow you access to this unique and targeted group of ophthalmic decision makers.

Please review our Exhibit and Sponsorship Prospectus for more information on participating.


Exhibit Hours - 7:00am-1:45pm

Cancellation Policy

Refund requests made by April 12 will be charged a 20% cancellation fee. Refund requests made by April 20 will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. Refunds will not be granted after April 20. 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.

JCAHPO: 6 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.

Commercial support will be sought for this educational activity.