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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.

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 (toll rates may apply) or use the speakers or a headset from your computer.

These webinars will be submitted for COPE approval as a Live COPE Event. 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. 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.

Register     
Sunday (4 hours of CE) Rate: $125  
Sunday FULL NGS MEMBERS (4 hours of CE)
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Rate: $100  

Sunday, October 11, 2020

12:00pm–12:50pm
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.
1:00pm–1:50pm
Diagnosis and Management of the Secondary Glaucomas (COPE in process)
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.
1:45pm–2:00pm
Break
2:00pm–3:45pm
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.