Mark Your Calendar

2020 – 2021 Monthly Meeting Schedule 

NOTE:  Two meetings are NOT held on a Thursday and are indicated with italics. 

Thursday, September 10 – Christopher Riemann, MD
Monday, October 12 – Kenneth Beckman, MD, FACS 
November – No meeting. AAO meeting is scheduled for Nov 14-17
Thursday, December 3, 2020 – Roberta Gausas, MD
Thursday, January 7, 2021 – Inder Paul Singh, MD

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – Faruk Örge, MD 


MEETING AGENDA

4:00 pm   Registration – Visit with Exhibitors

4:30 pm   1st Lecture – Guest Faculty

5:35 pm   Resident Case Presentation

6:00 pm   POS Business Meeting

6;15 pm   Social/Visit with Exhibitors

7:05 pm   2nd Lecture – Guest Faculty

8:15 pm   Conclusion of Program

New Location for POS Meetings

All meetings will be held in the

Ohio Ball Room at the Rivers Casino

The banquet rooms are located on the 2nd floor of the Casino.  Valet Parking is available. Additional details will be included on the meeting notice.  

Registration is required and will be accepted online, beginning in August for the September 10th meeting.

Contact Nadine Popovich at npopovich@acms.org  or

(412) 321-5030 should you have any questions.



Our top priority is the health and safety of all participants during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to closely monitor regulations and guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and will notify you should the meeting be deemed a Virtual meeting.  

We are working with our hospitality partner to ensure safety measures and best practices are in place by adhering to the health guidelines set forth by CDC, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Allegheny County Health Department, and the City of Pittsburgh.


   


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


SAVE THE DATE 

The 2021 Annual Meeting and

Allied Personnel Meeting

will be held

MARCH 12, 2021


Program information will be posted as details are confirmed.

Check back periodically. 

2019 - 2020 MONTHLY MEETINGS HIGHLIGHTS

February 6, 2020


The February meeting drew a large crowd as members welcomed Rish Singh, MD, staff surgeon at the Cole Eye Institute and

medical director of Informatics, Cleveland Clinic; Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Lerner College of Medicine in Cleveland, OH.

Dr. Singh specializes in the treatment of medical and surgical retinal disease such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.  He has authored greater than 60 peer reviewed publications, books, and book chapters and serves as the principal investigator of numerous national clinical trials advancing the treatment of retinal disease.

Dr. Singh's current work focuses on the electronic medical records implementation, lean process improvement, and decision support modules for clinical practice.  He operates the Cleveland Clinic Electronic Health Record Consulting program.  He has been honored with several research recognitions such as the Alpha Omega Alpha Research Award and the American Society of Retina Specialists Senior Honor Award.

Dr. Singh presented two stimulating lectures followed by a dynamic question and answer session after each presentation.  Shelley Mo, MD Resident at the University of Pittsburgh Eye Center, presented an interesting case for commentary by Dr. Singh.               

Thank you to Thiery Verstraeten, MD, for inviting Dr. Singh and to Dutch Ophthalmics USA for support of the program.

The February meeting concludes the monthly  meeting series for 2019-2020. The 2020-2021 meeting series begins in September.



Left to right: Board member, Thierry Verstraeten, MD with Guest Faculty  Rishi Singh, MD


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
713 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-321-5030 FAX 412-321-5323

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