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National Glaucoma Symposium - October 1-2, 2022

The National Glaucoma Symposium 2022 will be a virtual program on Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Eastern time (7-10:30 a.m. Pacific time). Lectures include 6 hours of COPE-approved glaucoma (GL) CE and 2 hours of treatment and management of ocular surface disease (TD).  REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED. 

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

  • Nora Lee Cothran, OD: The Eye Institute of West Florida, Largo, FL.
  • Selina McGee, OD, FAAO: BeSpoke Vision, Edmond, OK.
  • Brad Sutton, OD, FAAO: Clinical Professor, Indiana University School of Optometry and Chief of Service, Indianapolis Eye Care Center, Indianapolis, IN.
  • 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 registraion options). All times listed are Eastern 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 lectures or use the speakers or a headset from your computer.

All of the lectures have been approved by COPE as Online Interactive courses. COPE has modified its regulations from January through December 2022 such that all interactive webinars will be classified as Online Interactive CE, without the requirement of a post-test. In the following states, regulations or Executive Orders due to COVID-19 consider COPE-approved interactive webinars to be live CE with no restrictions on the number of hours: CA, MA, MN, NH, NY, PA, TX, VA, and VT. Other states may categorize these webinars as live or on-line CE; check the website of your State Board for the most current information. 

Register for one or both days. Early Bird Registration by September 15 for 4 hours of CE on either Saturday or Sunday is $40 for Full NGS Members and $60 for non-members. Early Bird Registration for both Saturday and Sunday (8 hours of CE) is $80 for Full NGS Members and $120 for non-members. After September 15, one-day rates are $50 for Full NGS members and $75 for non-members; two-day registration is $100 for Full NGS members and $150 for non-members. 

In order to get information to participate in the Saturday webinars, you must register by 5 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, September 30. In order to participate in the Sunday webinars, you must register by 5 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, October 1.You will get the meeting password, meeting number and direct link to the webinar e-mailed to you. 

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations made by the Friday before the webinars can receive a refund, less a $10 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, October 1, 2022

Webinar opens for attendees
The Optic Nerve in Glaucoma and Beyond (COPE # 79894-GL)
Brad Sutton, OD, FAAO
This course covers glaucomatous optic neuropathy and other aspects of glaucoma, as well as other conditions that can affect the optic nerve and mimic glaucoma damage. An emphasis is placed on how glaucoma affects the optic nerve, and distinguishing glaucoma damage from other conditions. Anatomical nerve abnormalities, LHON, compressive neuropathy, NAION, arteritic ION, and optic nerve drusen are covered in addition to glaucomatous optic neuropathy.
Ocular Surface Disease and Glaucoma Management (COPE # 80258-TD)
Selina McGee, OD, FAAO
Glaucoma-related ocular surface disease is a prevalent, multifaceted, and visually significant ocular co-morbidity. This course discusses the pathophysiology of ocular surface disease in glaucoma patients as well as clinical protocols for diagnosis and treatment.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Webinar opens for attendees
Glaucoma Update: Advances in Technology and Treatment (COPE # 80185-GL)
J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
This course will highlight the latest developments in pharmaceutical therapy, diagnostic technology and therapeutic interventions in glaucoma. Special emphasis will be placed on implementing these advances in clinical practice.
Modern MIGS: The Marvelous, Mundane and Mysterious (COPE # 80041-GL)
Nora Lee Cothran, OD
This course will provide a guided tour of the current MIGS landscape. Detailed explanations of the strengths and limitations of the most common MIGS are accompanied by photos that represent the variety of clinical presentations. Post-operative management, including complications, will be reviewed and clear examples of appropriate EMR documentation will be provided.
Glaucoma Grand Rounds: Systemic Edition (COPE # 80042-GL)
Nora Lee Cothran, OD
This course discusses glaucoma types that are secondary to medications or associated with systemic conditions. Each case features relevant ophthalmic findings and diagnostic testing while focusing on the pathophysiology and epidemiology of the underlying systemic disease.