2014 UNC Eye Symposium

The 2014 UNC Eye Symposium provided the latest updates and insights in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders including anterior segment, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, oculoplastics, and pediatric ophthalmology.

2014 UNC Eye Symposium brochure
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Date:

April 5, 2014

Location:

The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education (Friday Center)
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1020

(Click here for map and directions to the Friday Center)

Featured Speakers:

Dan Martin, MD

Daniel Martin, MD

Opthalmology Institute Chair

Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute

 


Christopher GirkinChristopher A. Girkin, MD

Eyesight Foundation and Alabama Endowed Chair

Chairman and Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine


Neil Miller, MD

Neil R. Miller, MD

Frank B. Walsh Professor of Neuro-Ophthalmology

Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology Division

The Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 


Richard ParrishRichard K. Parrish, II, MD

Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Professor of Ophthalmology 

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine


2014 UNC Eye Symposium speaker

John E. Sutphin, Jr., MD

Luther and Ardis Fry Professor and Chairman

University of Kansas Department of Ophthalmology

KU Eye Center


Nicholas Volpe, MD

 Nicholas J. Volpe, MD

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology

George and Edwina Tarry Professor of Ophthalmology

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


Course Description

The UNC Eye Symposium will provide the latest updates and insights in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders including anterior segment, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, oculoplastics, and pediatric ophthalmology.

Target Audience

This conference is designated for Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Ophthalmic Technicians and Photographers.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the

North Carolina Medical Society. The Greensboro AHEC is accredited by the NCMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The NC Board of Optometry has approved continuing education credits for the Physician’s Session.  The UNC Department of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Joint Commission on Allied Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) to provide continuing education credit to Allied Health personnel who attend the Tech Session.

Continuing Education Credit

Physicians Session

The Greensboro Area Health Education Center (GAHEC) designates this live activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™, 8.0 Contact Hours, and 0.8 CEUs. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CME Category 1 courses in Ophthalmology approved by the AMA are awarded Category B credits for Allied Health personnel in Ophthalmology.

Technicians Session

The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 Group A credit(s). Allied Health personnel should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures

Greensboro AHEC and UNC Ophthalmology adhere to the ACCME Standards regarding industry support for continuing medical education. Disclosure of the planning committee and faculty’s commercial relationships, if any, will be made known at the time of the activities.  Speakers will also state when off-label or experimental use of drugs or devices is incorporated in their presentation. A list of supporters, if any, will be made known at the time of the activity. The Tech Session is not sponsored by JCAHPO; only reviewed for compliance with JCAHPO standards and criteria and awarded continuing education credit accordingly; therefore, JCAHPO cannot predict the effectiveness of the program or assure its quality in substance and presentation. 

Registration and Fees

Physician Session fees are $199 for MDs, ODs, and PhDs. There is no fee for Residents or Fellows in training. The Physician Session includes credit, continental breakfast, lunch, and breaks. Tech Session fees are $100 for the Morning Session only (3.75 Group A Credit Hours) or $150 for the Morning Session, lunch, and Workshop Session (6.25 Group A Credit Hours). A $25 discount will be given to All-Day Tech Session attendees who register and complete their pre-session survey by March 1, 2014, for a total registration cost of $125.

Physicians must register online at www.gahec.org or complete and submit a hard copy registration form. Registrations will not be processed unless accompanied by full payment. You can register online at www.gahec.org, by fax at (336) 832-7591, or by mailing your form with payment to the address on the registration form. The registration deadline is Friday, March 28, 2014.

Ophthalmic Technicians and Photographers must register online at http://tinyurl.com/ljy4uva. Registrations will not be processed unless accompanied by full payment. Please fully complete the survey at registration and also indicate the workshops you would like to attend (if applicable). Workshop availability is on a first-in basis. The registration deadline is Friday, March 28, 2014.

Registration for both sessions is limited. Late registrations may not receive all conference materials. All registrations must be received by March 28, 2014. When your registration is processed you will receive a receipt and/or confirmation. If you have not received your confirmation for the Physician Session by March 28, 2014, please call (336) 832-8025 to check on your registration. If you have not received your confirmation for the Tech Session by March 28, 2014, please call (919) 843-0264 to inquire.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received either by fax or mail by March 28, 2014. Cancellations received after this date will not be refunded. Any cancellations will incur a fee of $75 for the Physician Session and $35 for the Technician Session and will be deducted from your refund (if applicable). Transfer of registration to another UNC School of Medicine conference in lieu of cancellation is not possible. Substitutions are encouraged.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, GAHEC will fully refund registration fees but is not responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, rental car, or travel agencies.

Conference Location

All Physicians Session activities will take place at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, http://fridaycenter.unc.edu. Tech Session activities will take place both at the Friday Center and at the Kittner Eye Center, www.unceye.org.  Although every effort is made to provide a comfortable temperature in the meeting room, it is difficult to find a temperature that is comfortable for everyone. Please bring a jacket, sweater, or light wrap in case the room is too cool for your comfort. Special dietary requirements will be honored whenever possible. If you need to inform us of a special need, please be sure to notify our office no later than Friday, March 21, 2014.