for all POS members requesting CME for each meeting.
POS Members wishing to receive CME Credit, please visit https://cme.ahn.org and create an account in the AHN Continuing Medical Education site. No CME will be awarded without a member creating an account.
2019 - 2020 Monthly Meeting Series
2019 - 2020 MONTHLY MEETING SPONSORS
Thank you to the following sponsors for supporting the monthly meeting series
January 9, 2020
February 6, 2020
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is hosting its 12th Annual Pittsburgh VisionWalk on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at the Great Lawn outside of Heinz Field starting at 9:00 a.m.
They would like to invite our professionals serving the blind and visually impaired community of western Pennsylvania to this FREE event, for your staff, families and patients.
Our goal is to increase awareness of the Foundation, which is the world’s largest funder of grants for retinal degenerative research. They would like more people to join the anticipated 600-700 people who will be walking along the riverfront.
There will be a lot of activities for everyone, including a bounce house, live band (Shannon and the Merger), Star Wars costumers, mascots, carnival games, face painting, balloon twisting, to name a few. They will also have breakfast snacks, and a hot dog lunch grilled fresh by their volunteers.
You can register your office or other team at Pittsburgh VisionWalk for free, and add your teammates there as well. It’s a great way to promote your involvement with the community,and enjoy a fun morning with your staff and guests.
If you have any questions, contact Event Manager Steve Sroka at (847) 549-1477 or email at SSroka@FightingBlindness.org.
POS Hosts 3rd Annual Wet Lab
June 4 and June 5
The Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society hosted the 3rd Annual Ophthalmology Community Wet Lab: Yamane Technique and Iris Defect Repair Workshop at the UPMC Eye Center – Eye and Ear Institute on June 4 and June 5.
Two separate sessions were offered to maximum attendee participation, with each session offering a didactic portion and two-hour hands on workshop.
Thank you to the following companies who were instrumental in providing equipment, support staff and teaching assistance: Bausch and Lomb and Microsurgical Technology. The Society also thanks UPMC Eye and Ear for use of the wet lab for this worthwhile endeavor.
A maximum of 10 physicians attended each session where they had opportunity to explore and learn the indications and surgical steps required for Yamane scleral IOL fixation technique and iris defect repair.
One-on-one learning and coaching were available, and each person was able to self-direct learning and practice opportunities. Attendees become familiar with tools for managing iris or pupillary defects; learned the indications and surgical steps required for Yamane scleral IOL fixation technique; and practiced successful steps for anterior vitrectomy by pars plana approach in the setting of unexpected vitreous presentation during cataract surgery.
Ian Conner, MD, PhD and Sharon L. Taylor, MD, FACS served as course directors and initiated the program offering. Thank you to POS members Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD, Alex Mammen, MD and Thierry Verstraeten, MD who served as instructors and along with the directors and industry instructors, shared their expertise and pearls of wisdom with their colleagues.
Comments from participants were uniformly positive and the Society looks forward to offering sessions in 2020. While we always plan to have vitrectomy practice available, we also welcome suggestions for future wet lab topics or for other educational sessions members would like to see offered. If you have a skill set others would benefit from learning and practicing, please let us know. Submit suggestions to Nadine Popovich, administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Society thanks the following sponsors who provided instruction and equipment for the Program:
Course Director Ian Conner, MD, PhD, (left) instructs participant Joel Brown, MD. Far right, Instructor Thierry Verstraeten, MD tutors attendee Michaela Hickey, DO.
Instructor Thierry Verstraeten, MD assists Michaela Hickey DO at the 3rd Annual Wet Lab, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society.
2018 - 2019 Monthly Meetings
CME Certificates were emailed in June to members who attended the monthly meeting series .
If you did not receive, please contact Nadine Popovich at 412-321-5030 or email to: email@example.com