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National Glaucoma Symposium West - October 11, 2020

The National Glaucoma Society will offer 4 hours of live-streamed  glaucoma lectures on Sunday, October 11. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Glaucoma Sympsium West will not be held in Costa Mesa, CA in 2020. However, as a live webinar, we are pleased to make this program available to more optometrists.REGISTRATION FOR THIS WEBINAR IS NOW CLOSED. To join the webinar, you need the webinar password and meeting number sent by the NGS for the webinar website: https://nationalglaucomasociety.webex.com  

The speakers are an impressive group of eye care professionals with extensive experience in treating glaucoma patients in private practices: 

  • Mitch Ibach, OD: Vance Thompson Vision, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Robert Noecker, MD: Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut, Fairfield, CT
  • Justin Schweitzer, OD: Vance Thompson Vision, Sioux Falls, SD
  • J. James Thimons, OD:  Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut, Fairfield, CT

The lectures and full schedule are listed below (under the registration options).The times listed (12:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.) are Eastern time, to be consistent with our other programs. The program times correspond to 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Pacific time; 11:00 a.m. - 2:45 Central time.  

The lectures will be offered as live webinars streamed over WebEx technology. You will be able to see the PowerPoint presentation, hear the lecture and submit questions to the speaker. All you need is a computer, smart phone or tablet with an Internet connection. You can either use a telephone to hear the lecture or use the speakers or a headset from your computer.

These webinars are all COPE approved courses and the program is approved as a Live COPE Event (COPE Event # 120302). COPE has extended its ruling that all interactive webinars offered through December 31, 2020 will be considered Live CE.  According to State Regulations and/or Emergency Declarations due to COVID-19, these live webinars are considered live CE in CA, MA, MD, MN, NH, NJ, NY, PA , TX, VA and VT. Other states also may consider interactive webinars to be Live CE. Check the website of your State Board for the latest rulings.

Registration for four hours of CE is $100 for Full NGS Members and $125 for non-members. A special rate for Optometry Residents is $50; Resident status is subject to verification.

In order to get information to participate in these webinars, you must register by 5 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, October 10. You will get the meeting password, meeting number and link to the webinar website e-mailed to you. 

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations made by the Friday before the webinars can receive a refund, less a $15 processing fee, or apply the full registration fee to a future program. Cancellations made after Friday can receive a credit of the full registration fee toward a future program. To cancel, notify the National Glaucoma Sociey in writing by email (info@NationalGlaucomaSociety,org) or fax (978-470-4520). No refunds given for canceling a registration once the webinars have begun.

Conference registration is closed.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

A Roadmap for the Medical Treatment of Glaucoma (COPE # 66565-GL)
Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO
A discussion and review of visual field testing, optical coherence tomography, other diagnostic techniques that aid in diagnosing glaucoma, and treatment options. A variety of glaucoma case reports will challenge the participant to make a decision on diagnosis and treatment. TIME LISTED IS EASTERN TIME. CORRESPONDS TO 9:00-9:50 A.M. PACIFIC TIME.
Diagnosis and Management of the Secondary Glaucomas (COPE # 68474-GL)
Mitch Ibach, OD, FAAO
This lecture covers the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of the most common secondary glaucomas including pigmentary, pseudoexfoliation, uveitic, neovascular, and steroid-response glaucoma. TIME LISTED IS EASTERN TIME. CORRESPONDS TO 10:00-10:50 A.M. PACIFIC TIME.
Controversies in Glaucoma (COPE # 68425-GL)
Robert Noecker, MD, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
A discussion of several issues facing optometrists when diagnosing and treating glaucoma, including the role of various pharmacological agents, co-managing surgical interventions, the use of technology, and incorporating the latest research findings into clinical practice. TIME LISTED IS EASTERN TIME. CORRESPONDS TO 11:00 A.M.-12:45 P.M. PACIFIC TIME.