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National Glaucoma Symposium Cape Cod - July 28-30, 2018 - Brewster, MA

The 15th Annual National Glaucoma Symposium will be held at the beautiful Ocean Edge Resort on Cape Cod in Brewster, Massachusetts.

Speakers this year are:  John Berdahl, MD: Glaucoma Surgeon, Vance Thompson Vision, Sioux Falls, SD;  Eric Conley, OD: Clinical Director, TLC Laser Vision, Fairfield, CT;  Mark Dunbar, OD: Director of Optometric Services, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL; Steven Sarkisin, Jr., MD: Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK; J. James Thimons, OD: Medical Director, Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut and Chairman, National Glaucoma Society. 

Lectures take place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings from 8:30-12:30, with optional Early Riser CE sessions from 7:30-8:20 on all three days and afternoon sessions on Saturday and Sunday.  All courses will be submitted for COPE approval as well as for Texas and Florida approval.

There is a a beach bonfire and marshmallow roast Saturday night (weather permitting).

 The full schedule is listed below at the bottom of this page, below the registration options. (Please note: All one-hour courses will be 50 minutes in length; due to limitations of our website, which only accommodates 15-minute increments, some courses are listed as 45 minutes and other as 60 minutes.)

Conference registration for the three mornings of lectures from 8:30-12:30 is $425 through June 15 and $475 from June 16 through July 27. Rates for Full members of the National Glaucoma Society are $395 Early Bird and $450 regular. One-day rates for the morning lectures are $150 Early Bird and $165 regular ($135 and $150 for Full Members of the National Glaucoma Society).  Separate fees apply for the Early Riser lectures from 7:30-8:20 each morning and Lunch & Learn sessions on Saturday and Sunday ($35 Early Bird and $45 regular). Registration for the hands-on Wet Lab Saturday is $85 Early Bird and $100 regular  After July 23, a late fee of $50 will be added to all CE, if space is available.  We cannot guarantee walk-in registration.  This conference has sold out in prior years. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by July 23 can receive a refund, less a $25 processing fee, or apply the full registration to a future program.  Cancellations received after July 23 can receive a credit of the full registration fee toward a future conference.  Please cancel in writing by fax (978-470-4520) or e-mail (info@nationalglaucomasociety.org).  No credit will be given for leaving early or canceling sessions once the conference begins.  

Register     
3 days of lectures Sat., Sun., & Mon 8:30-12:20 (12 hours of CE) Early Bird Rate: $425  
3 days of lectures Sat., Sun., & Mon 8:30-12:20 (12 hours of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $395  
Early Riser CE Saturday 7:30-8:20 (1 hour of CE) Early Bird Rate: $35  
Early Riser CE Saturday 7:30-8:20 (1 hour of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $30  
Glaucoma Wet Lab SESSION A Saturday 7:30-8:20 (1 hour of CE) Early Bird Rate: $85  
Glaucoma Wet Lab SESSION A Saturday 7:30-8:20 (1 hour of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $75  
Glaucoma Wet Lab SESSION B Saturday 12:30-1:20 (1 hour of CE) Early Bird Rate: $85  
Glaucoma Wet Lab SESSION B Saturday 12:30-1:20 (1 hour of CE) FULL NGS MEMBES
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $75  
Glaucoma Wet Lab SESSION C Saturday 1:30-2:20 (1 hour of CE) Early Bird Rate: $85  
Glaucoma Wet Lab SESSION C Saturday 1:30-2:20 (1 hour of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $75  
Lunch & Learn CE Saturday 12:30-1:20 (1 hour of CE) Early Bird Rate: $35  
Lunch & Learn CE Saturday 12:30-1:20 (1 hour of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS ONLY
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $30  
Early Riser CE Sunday 7:30-8:20 (1 hour of CE) Early Bird Rate: $35  
Early Riser CE Sunday 7:30-8:20 (1 hour of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $30  
Lunch & Learn CE Sunday 12:30-1:20 (1 hour of CE) Early Bird Rate: $35  
Lunch & Learn CE Sunday 12:30-1:20 (1 hour of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $30  
Early Riser CE Monday 7:30-8:20 (1 hour of CE) Early Bird Rate: $35  
Early Riser CE Monday 7:30-8:20 (1 hour of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $30  
1-Day Rate Saturday 8:30-12:20 (4 hours of CE) Early Bird Rate: $150  
1-Day Rate Saturday 8:30-12:20 (4 hours of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $135  
1-Day Rate Sunday 8:30-12:20 (4 hours of CE) Early Bird Rate: $150  
1-Day Rate Sunday 8:30-12:20 (4 hours of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $135  
1-Day Rate Monday 8:30-12:20 (4 hours of CE) Early Bird Rate: $150  
1-Day Rate Monday 8:30-12:20 (4 hours of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $135  

Saturday, July 28, 2018

7:00am–8:30am
Registration and Full Breakfast Buffet
Full Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30am–8:30am
Early Riser CE: Understanding and Interpreting OCT in Glaucoma
Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO
COPE # 48493-PD. Separate fee applies. Space is limited.
7:30am–8:30am
Glaucoma Wet Lab SESSION A: Advances in Glaucoma Surgical Therapy
Eric Conley, OD, FAAO, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
Separate fee. COPE # 57774-GL. This hands-on session will provide an overview of glaucoma stent techniques, issues in co-management, post-op follow-up, and the opportunity to implant a stent in an artificial ocular structure. Registration is restricted to allow for hands-on experience. The Wet Lab will be repeated 3 times on Saturday. Please register for only one session.
8:30am–10:15am
The MIGS Explosion: Sorting and Picking Up the Pieces
John Berdahl, MD, Steven Sarkisian, Jr., MD
COPE # 57359-GL
10:15am–10:45am
Break in Exhibit Areas
10:45am–11:30am
Advances in Glaucoma Therapy
J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
COPE # 50971-GL
11:30am–12:30pm
Pediatric Glaucoma
Steven Sarkisian, Jr., MD
COPE # 57590-GL
12:30pm–1:30pm
Glaucoma Wet Lab SESSION B: Advances in Glaucoma Surgical Therapy.
Eric Conley, OD, FAAO, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
Separate Fee (lunch included). COPE # 57774-GL. This hands-on session will provide an overview of glaucoma stent techniques, issues in co-management, post-op follow-up, and the opportunity to implant a stent in an artificial ocular structure. Registration is restricted to allow for hands-on experience. The Wet Lab will be repeated 3 times on Saturday. Please register for only one session.
12:30pm–1:30pm
Lunch & Learn: My Vision is Blurry, Could It Be from My Medications?
Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO
COPE # 49460-OP. Separate Fee (lunch included). Space is limited.
1:30pm–2:30pm
Glaucoma Wet Lab SESSION C: Advances in Glaucoma Surgical Therapy
Eric Conley, OD, FAAO, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
Separate fee. COPE # 57774-GL. This hands-on session will provide an overview of glaucoma stent techniques, issues in co-management, post-op follow-up, and the opportunity to implant a stent in an artificial ocular structure. Registration is restricted to allow for hands-on experience. The Wet Lab will be repeated 3 times on Saturday. Please register for only one session.
7:30pm–9:00pm
Beach Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast
Watch the sunset over the ocean and enjoy a beach fire at Ocean Edge Beach (weather permitting). Open to all attendees, speakers, exhibitors and families. Reservations at Ocean Edge not required for evening beach access.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

7:00am–8:30am
Registration and Full Breakfast Buffet
Full Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30am–8:30am
Early Riser CE: Anomalous Optic Nerves: Deciphering the Code
Eric Conley, OD, FAAO
New. Submitted for COPE approval. Separate fee. Space is limited.
8:30am–10:15am
Controversies in Glaucoma
John Berdahl, MD, Eric Conley, OD, FAAO, Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO, Steven Sarkisian, Jr., MD, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
COPE # 51598-GL
10:15am–10:45am
Break in Exhibit Areas
10:45am–11:30am
New Technologies in Glaucoma Diagnosis
J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
COPE # 57597-GL
11:30am–12:30pm
So What are We Going to Do? Is Glaucoma a Two-Pressure Disease?
John Berdahl, MD
COPE # 57358-GL
12:30pm–1:30pm
Lunch & Learn: Clinical Decisions in Glaucoma
Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO
COPE # 49529-GL. Separate fee (lunch included). Space is limited.

Monday, July 30, 2018

7:00am–8:30am
Registration and Full Breakfast Buffet
Full Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30am–8:30am
Early Riser CE: Systemic Vascular Issues and Their Role in Glaucoma
Eric Conley, OD, FAAO
New. Submitted for COPE approval. Separate fee. Space is limited.
8:30am–9:30am
Landmark Cases from the NEI
Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO
COPE # 50552-GO
9:30am–10:15am
Medical-Legal Issues in Glaucoma
Eric Conley, OD, FAAO
COPE # 57378-EJ
10:15am–10:45am
Break in Exhibit Areas
10:45am–12:30pm
NGS Grand Rounds: The Best Cases of 2018
Eric Conley, OD, FAAO, Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
New. Submitted for COPE approval.