Course Information
Pacific Retina Club

California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA
570 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California
March 15, 2019

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Course Description

The Pacific Retina Club was established to bring together retina specialists from across the United States to discuss interesting retinal cases and exchange knowledge and expertise regarding the evaluation and management of common and rare retinal diseases.

The Pacific Retina Club will hold its seventh annual meeting on March 15, 2019, at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA. We would like to invite you to participate in this retinal conference and present your most interesting case of the year. Everyone has seen a great case in the last year and we are hoping that you will share yours with us. Each case will be allotted three minutes for presentation and four minutes for discussion. Discussions promise to be energetic, dynamic, and insightful.

There will be a dinner reception following Session 2 on Friday. Those wishing to enjoy West Los Angeles are encouraged to arrive on Thursday to spend time touring the city.

Pacific Retina Club attendees are also encouraged to register and attend the International Retinal Imaging Symposium (IntRIS 2019) that will take place at the same venue the next day, Saturday, March 16, 2019. IntRIS 2019 will bring together world renown experts to discuss new technologies and applications of retinal imaging.

Registration Information

Enrollment

To enroll click here.

The deadline to submit a case presentation is March 1st. No case submissions will be accepted after this date. For questions, please contact Lorraine Geary at 415-345-1165.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Pacific Retina Club 2019
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

  • $25

Refunds

There are no refunds for this course. If, for any reason, the course must be cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided.

Faculty

Course Directors

H. Richard McDonald, MD
Clinical Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco

SriniVas R. Sadda, MD
President
Professor of Ophthalmology
Doheny Eye Institute
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California – Los Angeles

David Sarraf, MD
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
Retinal Disorders and Ophthalmic Genetics Division
Stein Eye Institute, UCLA

Program Agenda

Friday, March 15, 2019

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Brunch / Registration
Session 1
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm Case Presentations
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break
Session 2
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Case Presentations
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Alexander R. Irvine Lecture
Alexander J. Brucker, MD
Founder's Professor in Retinal & Vitreous Diseases
Chief, Retina & Vitreous Service
Vice-Chair, Scheie Eye Institute
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of
Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner
Session 3
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Case Presentations

Objectives

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

  • Educate retinal specialists and ophthalmologists regarding the application of advanced retinal imaging for the evaluation and management of retinal and choroidal disease through case presentations
  • Update the retinal community in the U.S. and abroad regarding the most current guidelines regarding the diagnosis and treatment of retinal disorders
  • Guide retinal specialists and ophthalmologists regarding the integration of novel retinal imaging technology into clinical practice and to guide specialists in the interpretation of the imaging using these advanced systems

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 8 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

Location

California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA
570 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Directions and Parking

From the 405 freeway, exit on Wilshire Blvd. East. Proceed on Wilshire Blvd. to Westwood Blvd. and make a left. Proceed north on Westwood Blvd., turn right on Charles E. Young Drive South and continue ½ a block. Turn left into Lot 9. There will be a parking attendant selling permits from 10:30 am -12:30 pm. If you arrive outside of this time frame, please visit the parking kiosk on Westwood Plaza to pay for your parking permit. Participants are responsible to pay for their own parking charges at a rate of $12 per vehicle, cash only. Please park on the 6th floor (roof top). The CNSI Building is built onto the roof level of the Lot 9 Parking Structure. Use the walkway/bridge on the far left side to make your way around to the front entrance of CNSI Building.