Where can one preview the latest products from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), get answers to specific coding questions, talk to Washington insiders about reimbursement, personalize patient-education DVDs, get a first look at the academy's new Maintenance of Certification (MOC) products, and learn the ins and outs of acquiring and installing an electronic medical records system? There's only one place and it happens only once a year—the annual meeting, where all these resources and much more can be found at the academy resource center and technology pavilion.
The resource center, located in the exhibit hall (Hall A, Booth 2144), is open to all meeting registrants from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
In clinical education:
Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC)
Major revisions for 2005 to 2006 include:
Section 2: Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology
Section 3: Clinical Optics
Section 5: Neuro-Ophthalmology
The Profession of Ophthalmology: Practice Management, Ethics, and Advocacy. This BCSC companion covers three areas essential to the real-world application of clinical knowledge and skills.
BCSC on CD-ROM. The perfect complement to the BCSC book set. It includes your choice of a companion CD: International Ophthalmology or The Profession of Ophthalmology.
Practical Ophthalmology, 5th Edition: A Manual for Beginning Residents. Newly revised and updated, this text is an essential "survival manual" for ophthalmology residents.
2006 Focal Points. Annual subscription of 12 new detailed clinical modules.
LEO Clinical Update Courses on CD-ROM: Neuro-Ophthalmology. This new CD-ROM captures slides, video, and audio presented at the 2004 joint meeting.
Academy Bookshelf. Complete your reference library with a variety of best-selling ophthalmic reference texts from respected medical publishers worldwide.
Academy MOC Essentials. View a demo of the academy's MOC products-the MOC Exam Study Guide and the MOC Exam Self-Assessment, two tools designed to help one prepare for the exam part of ABO's new MOC requirements.
In patient education:
Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy DVD. This new patient-education DVD employs an explanation from a physician, animated graphics, and interviews with actual patients to describe nonproliferative and proliferative diabetic retinopathy.