Educate: CME symposia
On Saturday, the focus shifts to professional education. The morning will feature GRF’s 22nd annual Glaucoma Symposium, a continuing medical education event for ophthalmologists, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dr. Iwach noted that more than 400 people attended from 30 states and 10 countries last year.
“When we started this meeting, we didn’t imagine that the meeting would grow to this magnitude,” he said.
The Shaffer-Hetherington-Hoskins Lecture Keynote Speaker will be Alan Crandall, MD, who is director of glaucoma and cataract and senior vice chairman of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. His topic will be “The Marriage of Glaucoma and Cataract.”
Other speakers will focus on topics such as glaucoma imaging devices, complications, refractive surgery considerations in glaucoma patients, changes in trends of how care is delivered, and how to use technology in a way that doesn’t leave patients with unmet expectations, Dr. Iwach said.
In the afternoon, the focus shifts to optometric issues. These will include diagnostics and appropriate strategies for maximum patient outcomes. This will be the third year for this continuing education event, scheduled for 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., which drew more than 350 optometrists last year, Dr. Iwach said.
The Saturday educational events are free, but advance registration is required.