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2013 Symposium Brochure Cover

April 13, 2013

7:30am – 5:30pm

Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center

150 DuBose House Lane

Chapel Hill, NC 27517


Featured Speakers:

John G. Clarkson, MD John G. Clarkson, MD – Keynote Speaker

American Board of Ophthalmology

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Eduardo Alfonso, MD

Eduardo Alfonso, MD

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Oscar A. Cruz, MD

Oscar A. Cruz, MD

St. Louis University School of Medicine

St. Louis University Eye Institute

Steven E. Feldon, MD, MBA

Steven E. Feldon, MD, MBA

University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Flaum Eye Institute

Philip J. Rosenfeld, MD, PhD

Philip J. Rosenfeld, MD, PhD

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

M. Bruce Shields, MD

M. Bruce Shields, MD

Yale University School of Medicine

Yale Eye Center

Craig M. Greven, MD

Craig M. Greven, MD

Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University Eye Center

Douglas J. Rhee, MD

Douglas J. Rhee, MD

Harvard Medical School

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.

Educational Objectives

The information presented at this educational activity should increase attendees’ ability to:

1) Examine relative efficacy and risks of new glaucoma surgical procedures compared to standard procedures

2) Examine current imaging printouts to see how they can help diagnose macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy at an earlier stage

3) Determine ideal treatment algorithm for macular edema from retinal diseases

4) Identify patients with optic nerve disease using OCT

5) Determine cause of strabismus and appropriate surgical management


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.

Other Accreditation

CME Category 1 courses in Ophthalmology approved by the AMA are awarded Category B credits for Allied Health personnel in Ophthalmology. Continuing education credits have been approved by the NC Board of Optometry for this event.

Continuing Education Credit

The Greensboro Area Health Education Center (GAHEC) designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Greensboro AHEC adheres 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 activity. 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.

Registration and Fees

The registration fees are $199 for MDs, ODs, and PhDs and $100 for Ophthalmic Technicians and Photographers. There is no fee for Medical Students, Residents, or Fellows in training.

Registration fees include credit, continental breakfast, lunch and breaks. All registrants must register online at or complete the attached registration form. Registrations will not be processed unless accompanied by full payment. You can register online at, by fax at (336) 832-7591, or by mailing your form with payment to the address on the registration form. The registration deadline is April 5, 2013.

Registration is often limited. Late registrants may not receive all conference materials. All registrations must be received by April 5, 2013. When your registration is processed, you will receive a receipt and/or confirmation. If you have not received your confirmation by April 5, 2013, please call (336) 832-8025 to check on your registration.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received either by fax or mail by April 5, 2013. Cancellations received after this date will not be refunded. A cancellation fee of $75 will be charged at that time. 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 educational activities will take place at the Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center,

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 29, 2013.