Combined Ophthalmic Symposium Nurse and Technician Program
Friday, August 26 - Saturday, August 27, 2016
JW Marriott Austin
110 East 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
Save the Date for the 2016 Combined Ophthalmic Symposium Nurse and Technician Program.
Course Directors: Susan F. Clouser, MSN, RN, CRNO and Eileen Beltramba, RN, COT
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.
Pre-Registration is open until August 15!
Course registration includes all nurse and tehnician program lectures, breakfast, breaks, Saturday lunch, and access to exhibits.
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July 16-August 16
Full Meeting ASORN Members
Full Meeting Nonmembers
One Day ASORN Members
One Day Nonmembers
Preliminary Program Schedule*
Friday, August 26
12:15pm-1:15pm Cataract Surgery “Toolkit” - Sumitra Khandelwal, MD
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.
1:15pm-2:15pm Challenges of Determining Intraocular Lens Powers - Mitchell Weikert, MD
This lecture will provide a concise, yet comprehensive review of important principles in optical biometry, intraocular lens formula selection, and error minimization. These principles will be illustrated with multiple clinical cases.
2:45pm-3:45pm Conjunctival Tumors - Gail G. Morrell COMT, CRNO, CNOR, FNP-BC, MSN
This course will enable the learner to understand and discuss the epidemiology, etiology, and current treatment options for conjunctival tumors; Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia (OSSN), Melanoma, and Lymphoid tumors. The learner will also be able to recognize the clinical presentation of these tumors and learn appropriate questions to incorporate in their initial assessment of an ophthalmic patient presenting with an ocular surface growth.
3:45pm-4:45pm Improving the Patient Care Experience - Pauline B. Wilson, MBA
This will be an interactive discussion about all patient interactions and perceptions and how an organization and each employee can work with patients and available resources to deliver outstanding patient care.
Saturday, August 27
8:10am-8:15am ARS Questions
8:15am-9:15am Glaucoma Management 2016 - Thomas W. Samuelson, MD
This course will review surgical glaucoma management in 2016, specifically concerning the novel MIGS procedures and their role in individualizing glaucoma management. The role of traditional glaucoma surgeries will also be addressed, especially with regard to more advanced glaucoma. Finally, the management of coincident cataract and glaucoma will be addressed.
9:15am-10:15am Difficult Cataract Surgery – Case Review - Douglas Koch, MD
This lecture will discuss complex cataract and IOL cases from a surgical and medical standpoint.
10:35am-11:35am Treatment Advances in AMD & Diabetic Retinopathy - Jeremiah Brown, Jr., MS, MD
This course provides an in depth discussion of the diseases of AMD and diabetic retinopathy. We will discuss how the diseases are treated and the new changes in current therapy. Surgery, medications, and systemic features will be discussed. Important concepts in history, work-up and procedure preparation, for nurses and technicians working with patients with these conditions, will be discussed.
11:35pm-12:35pm A Day in the Life of an Oculoplastics Surgeon - Vikram Dirairaj, MD, FACS
Oculofacial plastic surgery is a subspecialty of Ophthalmology that deals with functional, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery of the eyes and face. We will review a typical day in the life of an Oculoplastic Surgeon. This will include non-surgical and surgical facial aesthetics including neurotoxins, fillers, lasers, eyelid surgery and facial plastic surgery. We will also review eyelid reconstruction, adult and pediatric orbital tumors, and orbital trauma.
12:35pm-12:40pm ARS Questions
1:50pm-1:55pm ARS Questions
1:55pm-2:55pm The Aging Patient: Considerations and Approaches to Care - Aline C Zeringue, ANCS-BC
This course will provide discussion on the current and emerging population of americans over 65 years old. Discussion of expected changes in aging, particularly in regards to cognition and sensory abilities will be discussed. An overview of considerations that should be given to this population as well as approaches to treating and managing the older adult patient will be addressed.
2:55pm-3:55pm Autologous Limbal Stem Cell Transplantation: Progression of Diagnosis and Treatment - Haumith Khan-Farooqi, MD
Though the corneoscleral limbus has been studied for more than 150 years, our ability to successfully treat those with limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) is still a work in progress. Today, the only definitive cure for LSCD is stem cell transplantation. This review briefly discusses the evolution of our understanding of limbal stem cell function, provides an outline of the history of autologous limbal stem cell (LSC) transplantation, and discusses current techniques and future strategies for LSCD treatment.
4:15pm-5:15pm Childhood Genetic Disorders with Ocular Manifestations - Melinda A. Rainey, MD
This course will teach the participants the major childhood genetic disorders with ocular manifestations. It will discuss the likely visual outcomes of these disorders and how to help support the families of the these children with these diseases. It will further delineate the severity of these manifestations and the timing of appropriate referrals to the pediatric ophthalmologist.
5:15pm-5:30pm ARS Questions and Evaluations
*subject to change
Nursing: This course is available for 11.5 nurse contact hours.
JCAHPO: This course is available for 10 JCAHPO Group A Credits.
Exhibitors and Sponsors
Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities are available at the 2016 Combined Ophthalmic Symposium.
Please continue checking our website for nurse and technician program sponsorship information.
COS exhibit information can be found on the ASCRS website.
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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, www.cos.ascrs.org.
Refund requests made by August 16 will be charged a 20% cancellation fee. Refund requests made by August 24 will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. Refunds will not be granted after August 24. Refund requests must be made in writing. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.