Course Information
Annual Comprehensive Ophthalmology Review Course

UCLA Stein Eye Institute
RPB Auditorium
February 15, 2018 to February 18, 2018
*Please note that the course syllabus will be available online only to registered attendees.
A password link will be sent prior to the course.





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Course Description

This four-day intensive course, aimed at ophthalmologists and trainees, will review the clinical essentials of each subspecialty in ophthalmology. It will be a clinically oriented review concentrating on the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of ophthalmologic disease; and will help prepare course participants for OKAPS, ABO, and maintenance recertification examinations. The course will cover the important clinical principles of ophthalmology and update any changes to traditional clinical protocols. It will be a review of the accepted clinical practice and will not cover research-related topics. Basic scientific mechanisms and research therapies will not be covered.

Registration Information

Enrollment

To enroll click here.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Annual Comprehensive Ophthalmology Review Course
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By FAX

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

Use your American Express, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620

Course Fees

  • $350 for practicing Ophthalmologists (Thursday-Sunday, February 15-18, 2018)
  • $200 for Ophthalmology Residents and Fellows (with verification letter from training program) (Thursday-Sunday, February 15-18, 2018)
  • $125 fee per day.

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Thursday, February 1st, 2018 and will be subject to a $75 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after that date. If, for any reason, the course is cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided.

Faculty

Course Directors

John Irvine, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
Medical Director, Doheny Eye Center UCLA

Sherwin Isenberg, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Pediatrics

Guest Faculty

Melinda Chang, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatric and Adult Neuro-Ophthalmology
UC Davis Health

Rustum Karanjia, MD, PhD
Visiting Assistant Researcher
University of Ottawa

Todd Mondzelewski, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology & Ocular Pathology
Naval Medical Center San Diego

Kenneth Wright, MD
Director Wright Foundation

UCLA Course Faculty

Saba Al-Hashimi, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
Cornea, External Disease & Refractive Surgery

Bruce Becker, MD
Los Angeles Oculoplastic &
Reconstructive Surgery

Benjamin Bert, MD, FACS
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Hugo Hsu, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

Alex A. Huang, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Monica Khitri, MD
Associate Physician Diplomat

Olivia Lee, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

Colin McCannel, MD
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Tara McCannel, MD, PhD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
Director of the Ophthalmic Oncology Center

Kevin Miller, MD
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Chief of the Cataract and Refractive Surgery Division

Daniel Rootman, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

SriniVas Sadda, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
President and Chief Scientific Officer, Doheny Eye Institute

David Sarraf, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

Irena Tsui, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Federico G. Velez, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

Program Agenda

Thursday, February 15th

3:00 Course Registration
4:00 Pediatric Ophthalmology
Monica Khitri, MD
Federico G. Velez, MD
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Strabismus
Kenneth Wright, MD
9:30 Adjourn

 

Friday, February 16th

7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Glaucoma
Alex A. Huang, MD, PhD
10:00 Break
10:15 Cornea
Saba Al-Hashimi, MD
Hugo Hsu, MD
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Clinical Optics
Kevin Miller, MD
4:00 Break
4:15 Tumors
Tara McCannel, MD, PhD
5:15 Surgical Retina
Colin McCannel, MD
6:30 Adjourn

 

Saturday, February 17th

7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Cornea/Uveitis
Olivia Lee, MD
9:00 Cataract/Refractive
Benjamin Bert, MD, FACS
10:00 Break
10:15 Pathology
Todd Mondzelewski, MD
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Orbit/Plastics
Daniel Rootman, MD, MS
Bruce Becker, MD
4:00 Adjourn

 

Sunday, February 18th

7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Neuro-Ophthalmology
Rustum Karanjia, MD, PhD
Melinda Chang, MD
11:15 Break
11:45 Medical Retina
SriniVas Sadda, MD
Irena Tsui, MD
David Sarraf, MD
2:30 Adjourn

Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and describe fundamentals of clinical ophthalmology and all its subspecialties
  • Integrate the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of ophthalmic disease
  • Integrate the latest guidelines for management of ocular disease into clinical practice
  • Review for knowledge assessments at all levels (OKAPs, Board Examinations, Maintenance of Certification (MOC))

Accreditation

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.

Miscellaneous

Airport Shuttle Service
Red Van Shuttle Service (800) RED-VANS
Super Shuttle (800) 258-3826

Taxi Cabs
Los Angeles Yellow Cab (877) 733-3305
United Independent (800) 822-8294

Program Location
UCLA Stein Eye Institute – RPB Auditorium
100 Stein Plaza, Westwood, CA 90095

Directions
From the San Diego Freeway (405)
Take Wilshire Boulevard off-ramp east (toward Westwood Boulevard). Turn left onto Westwood Boulevard from Wilshire. Pass Le Conte Avenue, and turn right into the UCLA Stein Eye Institute parking lot. Parking is available at the Institute for $12 per day.
The RPB Auditorium is located between the Doris Stein Eye Institute and the UCLA Stein Eye Institute. The UCLA Stein Eye Institute is easily accessible from all points in Southern California. The Institute is approximately 15 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport.

Accommodations
Hilgard House
927 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90024
Within walking distance
Reservations: (310) 208-3945

Hotel Angeleno
170 N. Church Lane
Los Angeles, California 90049
Complimentary shuttle to JSEI
Reservations: (310) 476-6411

W Los Angeles - Westwood Hotel
930 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90024
Within walking distance
Reservations: (310) 208-8765

Hotel Palomar
10740 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90024
Complimentary shuttle to JSEI
Reservations: (310) 475-8711

UCLA Tiverton House
900 Tiverton Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90024
Within walking distance
Reservations: (310) 794-0151