Glaucoma 360, a three-day event organized by the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) will move into its final day on Saturday with the Glaucoma Symposium. The focus will shift from "Innovate" to "Educate." Two continuing medical education sessions are-one for ophthalmologists in the morning and another for optometrists in the afternoon.
Glaucoma 360, a three-day event organized by the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) will move into its final day on Saturday with the Glaucoma Symposium. The focus will shift from “Innovate” to “Educate.”
Two continuing medical education sessions are–one for ophthalmologists in the morning and another for optometrists in the afternoon.
Andrew Iwach, MD, one of the co-founders and co-organizers of Glaucoma 360, said the speakers for both events include prominent leaders in the eye care field today.
At the ophthalmology session, the 22nd such event held by GRF, Alan Crandall, MD, will present the Shaffer-Hetherington-Hoskins Lecture. His topic is “The Marriage of Glaucoma and Cataract.” Dr. Crandall 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, Salt Lake City.
Other speakers and their topic include:
The afternoon session, the 3rd Annual Optometric Glaucoma Symposium, also will feature a strong faculty. They include:
Dr. Iwach said the two events have different audiences and different focuses, but both are geared toward providing practical useful advice to clinicians.
Dr. Iwach pointed out that one thing that makes these CME meetings useful for attendees is that speakers are asked to keep their presentations short –12 to 14 minutes-and to leave the audience with at least two or three specific clinical pearls. This encourages the speaker to choose his or her material carefully, he added.
“There is no ‘filler,’” Dr. Iwach said. “Everything that is presented is information that the attendees can take back to help their patients right away.”
Dr. Iwach noted that reviews received from past attendees have been overwhelmingly positive, and a record crowd is expected to attend this year, which is free of charge to clinicians.