56th Annual Meeting
MARCH 20, 2020
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
40th Annual Harvey E. Thorpe Lecturer
ROBERT H. OSHER, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
DANIEL J. BRICELAND, MD
Medical Director, Spectra Eye Institute Senior Secretary for Advocacy, American Academy of Ophthalmology Claims Chairman, Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company Board Member, AAO and OMIC
Hans Bruhn, MHS
Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company OMIC)
Keith D. Carter, MD, FACS
Lillian C. O'Brien and Dr. C.S. O'Brien Chair in Ophthalmology; Chairman and Head, Department of Ophthalmology; Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
John S. Pollack, MD
Partner, Illinois Retina Associates, S.C.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
President, American Society of Retina
Carol Shields, MD
Chief of the Ocular Oncology Service, Wills Eye Hospital Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia
As of January 2020 - Subject to Change
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Cocktail hour 7:40 pm Dinner 8:35 pm Dessert, Remarks by David Buerger, MD , President
Join your colleagues for an evening of camaraderie. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres served from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Continue to mingle during dinner as you enjoy selections from several food displays and butler-passed savories.
Parking Mellon Garage (located across the street from the Omni William Penn Hotel).
Fee POS Member - $20.00 along with Conference Registration Fee Guest Fee $95.00
Special dietary requested can be arranged by contacting Nadine Popovich, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (412) 321-5030
Should you require overnight accommodations, contact the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center at (1-877-645-3553) to receive a group room rate of $149 (single/double per night plus taxes/fees).
The Room block rate is available Thursday, March 19, 2020 to Saturday, March 21, 2020. Last day to book your room is noon on February 27, 2020.
More efficient detection and treatment of ophthalmic conditions and diseases are constantly being discovered and acted upon. This program is based upon the need to apprise local physicians of the diagnostic modalities and treatments being utilized at teaching centers and ophthalmologic offices across the country.
This course will highlight the recent developments regarding diagnosis as well as medical and surgical therapy of common eye diseases. The participant should get a comprehensive review of the most current concepts in the management of ophthalmology by experts across the breadth of the field. For example, clinical trials and other evidence in the peer-reviewed literature over the past few years have changed the approach to managing cataract including IOL technology and femtosecond laser cataract surgery, corneal disease including dry eye disease, keratoplasty, and collagen cross linking, glaucoma and minimally invasive glaucoma surgical devices, as well as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and retinal vein occlusions. This course also includes legislative updates as it pertains to Ophthalmologists and their practice. At the conclusion of this meeting, participants should be able to:
Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accredited Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Allegheny General Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Allegheny General
Hospital and the Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society.
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), and the policy of Allegheny General Hospital, presenters are asked to indicate if they have any relationship, which, in the context of their presentation, could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest (e.g., ownership of stock, honoraria or consulting fees). Any such relationship will be disclosed to the audience and consideration will be given to possible influence of their presentations.
THE ANNUAL MEETING: (Physician program) and all other continuing medical education programs sponsored by the Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society will be open to physicians and physicians’ in training only. The continuing medical education programs sponsored by the Society are intended for an audience of participants with a prerequisite medical education. CME credits will be awarded only to the intended audience.
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