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National Glaucoma Symposium East - September 18-19, 2021

LIVE STREAMED PROGRAM. We are pleased to announce a virtual program to replace the cancelled National Glaucoma Symposium on Cape Cod.  There will be 4 hours of Live COPE-approved Glaucoma CE on both Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19 from 9:00 a.m. -  12:30 p.m. Eastern time.  

Registration for this program is now closed. 

The speakers include experienced clinicians and lecturers with extensive knowledge of glaucoma patient care:

  • Ben Gaddie, OD, FAAO: Director, Gaddie Eye Centers, Louisville, KY, and Chief Medical Officer, Keplr Vision.
  • Constance Okeke, MD, MSCE: Glaucoma Specialist and Cataract Surgeon, Virginia Eye Consultants and Assistance Professor of Ophthalmology, Eastern Virginia Medical School.
  • Eric Schmidt, OD, FAAO: President, Omni Eye Specialists, Wilmington, NC.
  • J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO: Medical Director, Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut, Fairfield, CT, and Chairman, National Glaucoma Society.

The lectures and full schedule are listed below (under the registration options). 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 lectures or use the speakers or a headset from your computer.

All of the courses are COPE approved as Glaucoma CE and the program has been approved as a Live COPE Activity (Event # 122350).  COPE has extended its ruling that all interactive webinars offered through December 31, 2021 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, MN, 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. The program has been approved as Live CE by the Texas Board of Optometry at their July meeting.

Register for one or both days. Early Bird Registration by September 3 for four hours of CE on either Saturday or Sunday is $75 for Full NGS Members and $100 for non-members. Early Bird Registration for both Saturday and Sunday (8 hours of CE) is $125 for Full NGS Members and $175 for non-members. After September 3, one-day rates are $100 for Full NGS members and $125 for non-members; two-day registration is $175 for Full NGS members and $225 for non-members. 

In order to get information to participate in these webinars, you must register by 5 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, September 17. 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.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Hot Topics in Glaucoma (COPE Course # 71208-GL)
Eric Schmidt, OD, FAAO
The specialty of glaucoma has seen great advances in the past few years. This course will highlight recent developments in therapeutic agents and diagnostic criteria. Additionally, discussion will include shifting paradigms of how to judge glaucoma progression and when to advance therapy.
Advances in the Surgical Treatment of Glaucoma (COPE Course # 73378-GL)
Constance Okeke, MD, MSCE
This course will discuss the latest in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), including the selection of surgical options for different patient presentations, post-operative management, and considerations for IOLs in cataract surgery for glaucoma patients.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Glaucoma Update (COPE Course # 73266-GL)
J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
This course will highlight the latest advances in glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, from office-based diagnostic technologies to the latest in therapeutic drug delivery systems, with special emphasis on the implementation of these advances into the primary care practice and how they will impact the care of the glaucoma patient now and into the future.
Glaucoma Update and Grand Rounds (COPE Course # 73318-GL)
Ian Ben Gaddie, OD, FAAO
This course will be a rapid fire update on trends in glaucoma care that will affect the way you should be practicing right now. From diagnosis to management, we will cover the gamut. Discussion will include research findings and case examples.