POS Members: The Monthly Meeting Series Begins September 8!

November 3rd Meeting

Planning is underway for the November meeting, with registration beginning on October 3rd.

Members will receive notification by email with the registration link.

IMPORTANT -- CHANGE OF VENUE

This meeting will take place at the

Babb Insurance Bldg (Ballroom)

850 Ridge Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15212


The building is located down the street from the former home of ACMS. 


Parking is free and additional details to follow!



CME Refresher

The Society continues to use AHN Continuing Medical Education Department as our CME creditor guarantor.  The same procedure  to claim and retrieve CME for each meeting is in place. 

Visit the CME page for further instruction.

RSVP Date, Cancellations, and Walk-In Reminder

Please be attentive to the RSVP date for all meetings.   

Cancellations are accepted by emailing Nadine Popovich.

Walk-ins are welcome, but note that few meals are available to accommodate walk-in attendees. Thank you for your cooperation!


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MEETING AGENDA

4:00 pm   Registration and Visit with Exhibitor
4:30 pm   1st Lecture
5:35 pm   Resident Case Presentation
6:00 pm   POS Business Meeting | POS Social | Visit with Exhibitors
7:00 pm   2nd Lecture  (Dinner to be served during lecture)
8:15 pm   Conclusion of Program



Mark Your Calendar

2022-2023

POS Monthly and Annual Meetings

  All meetings are scheduled

as In-Person Events

and will be held in


The Ohio Ballroom at the Rivers Casino 

(Located on the 2nd Floor)

Parking is Free or Valet is available at a nominal fee.


CME is offered for each program.

Please refer to the CME Page for instructions on obtaining CME for each meeting.

Monthly Meeting

Guest Faculty and Dates

2022-2023 Guest Faculty 

DATES

Thursday, September 8, 2022

October - No Meeting

(AAO meeting / Friday, Sept 30 - Oct 3)


Thursday, November 3, 2022* 


Thursday, December 1, 2022


Thursday, January 12, 2023


Thursday, February 9, 2023

March 10, 2023 - Annual Meeting

Omni William Penn Hotel | Pgh PA


 *The  November meeting will be held at the Babb Insurance Bldg (Ballroom)

850 Ridge Ave | Pgh PA  15212 



MEETING RECAP

SEPTEMBER 8 - FEATURING SANDRA F. SIEMINSKI, MD

The Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society (POS), opened their 2022-2023 meeting season on September 8 and welcomed Sara F. Siemsinki, MD  Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs;  Associate Professor, Director of Glaucoma, Ira G. Ross Eye Institute; Department of Ophthalmology Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo/State University of New York (SUNY)

The Allegheny Room at the Rivers provided a scenic and spacious atmosphere with over  60 registrants attending the first meeting of the season. The POS would like to thank Alcon for sponsoring the meeting and to Ian Conner, MD, PhD for inviting Dr. Sieminski.  

Dr. Sieminski presented two interesting lectures,  What’s New in MIGS  and The Trab is not Dead. Each was well received with an active question and answer session.

Timothy Chen, MD, Resident at the University of Pittsburgh Eye Center, presented an interesting case for commentary by Dr. Sieminski.


l to r:  A. Ahmed, MD; J. Swogger, MD; J. Polat, MD; A. Williams, MD,       I. Conner, MD (Board Member); S. Sieminski, MD (Guest Speaker);            T. Shazley, MD; K. Lauer, MD; and M. Stafford, MD (President).



Telehealth (or telemedicine) is highly regulated, and as a result, has been difficult to fully adopt. Over the past week, CMS has made changes to broaden access to telehealth services.  The new flexibility allows you to see patients remotely immediately using typical commercially available technology (Facetime, Google Hangouts Meet, Skype, Zoom). Reimbursement is the same rate as an office visit. You can also be reimbursed for assisting patients via your patient portal.

Continue your medical practice operations with telehealth


Society Mission

To act as the voice of ophthalmologic medicine in the Pittsburgh area, to serve as patient advocate in promoting preventive eye care, quality medical and surgical care and rehabilitative services for individuals with ophthalmologic diseases and to advance the knowledge, science and practice of ophthalmology, to assist in the improvement of the quality of ophthalmologic medicine and training therein, and to promote integrity in the practice of ophthalmic medicine.


Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society | 850 Ridge Ave | Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone 412-321-5030  | Fax 412-321-5323

Administrator: Nadine Popovich | npopovich@acms.org 

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