Course Information

Annual Comprehensive Ophthalmology Review Course

Live Virtual Learning

February 18, 2021 to February 21, 2021

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This four-day virtual 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 ophthalmic disease; and will help prepare course participants for OKAPS, ABO, and maintenance recertification examinations. The virtual 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.

Enrollment

To enroll click here.

*Note: To ensure course material is received before the course begins, early registration is advised. Online registration will close at midnight on Monday, February 15th.

Enrollment after online registration has closed: Please call (310) 794 – 2620 between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time) by Wednesday, February 17th and leave a voicemail with your name, callback number, and the course you’d like to attend. Our staff will return your call during business hours.

Enrollment on the day(s) of the course: Registration will only be accepted between 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time). Please leave a voicemail with your name, callback number, and the course you’d like to attend. An assistant will return your call during that timeframe to enroll you in the course.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Ophthalmology Review 2020
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

Call (310) 794-2620

Course Fees

  • $300 - Practicing Ophthalmologists (Thursday-Sunday, February 18-21, 2021)
  • $100 - Ophthalmology Residents and Fellows (with verification letter from training program) (Thursday-Sunday, February 18-21, 2021)
  • $100 - Registration Fee Per Day

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by February 3, 2021 and will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be given after that date. 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.

Course Faculty

Course Directors
John Irvine, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

Mitra Nejad, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

Guest Faculty
Melinda Chang, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Rustum Karanjia, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor and Vice-Chair (Research)
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Ottawa

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

Kenneth Wright, MD
Director Wright Foundation
Los Angeles, California

UCLA Faculty
Saba Al-Hashimi, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Bruce Becker, MD
Los Angeles Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Benjamin Bert, MD, FACS
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

 

Simon Fung, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Michael B. Gorin, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology and Human Genetics

Alex Huang, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Michael S. Ip, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology

Monica Khitri, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

Shawn Lin, MD, MBA
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

Kevin Miller, MD
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Colin McCannel, MD
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Tara McCannel, MD, PhD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

Daniel Rootman, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

SriniVas Sadda, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology

Edmund Tsui, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Thursday, February 18, 2021

2:30 PM (PST) Sign-In & Visit Virtual Exhibits
3:00 PM Pediatric Ophthalmology
Monica Khitri, MD & Simon Fung, MD
5:00 PM Break & Visit Virtual Exhibits
5:15 PM Strabismus
Kenneth Wright, MD
8:15 PM Adjourn

Friday, February 19, 2021

7:30 AM (PST) Sign-In & Visit Virtual Exhibits
8:00 AM Pathology
Todd Mondzelewski, MD
10:00 AM Break & Visit Virtual Exhibits
10:15 AM Neuro-Ophthalmology (Part I)
Melinda Chang, MD
11:15 AM Neuro-Ophthalmology (Part II)
Rustum Karanjia, MD, PhD
12:30 PM Lunch Break & Visit Virtual Exhibits
1:00 PM Uveitis
Edmund Tsui, MD
2:30 PM Cataract/Refractive
Benjamin Bert, MD, FACS
4:00 PM Break & Visit Virtual Exhibits
4:15 PM Cornea (Part I)
Saba Al-Hashimi, MD
5:15 PM Cornea (Part II)
Shawn Lin, MD
6:15 PM Adjourn

Saturday, February 20, 2021

7:30 AM (PST) Sign-In & Visit Virtual Exhibits
8:00 AM Clinical Optics
Kevin Miller, MD
11:00 AM Break & Visit Virtual Exhibits
11:15 AM Glaucoma
Alex Huang, MD, PhD
1:00 PM Lunch Break & Visit Virtual Exhibits
1:30 PM Orbit/Oculoplastics (Part I)
Daniel Rootman, MD, MS
3:30 PM Break & Visit Virtual Exhibits
3:45 PM Orbit/Oculoplastics (Part II)
Bruce Becker, MD
4:45 PM Adjourn

Sunday, February 21, 2021

7:30 AM (PST) Sign-In & Visit Virtual Exhibits
8:00 AM Ocular Oncology
Tara McCannel, MD
9:00 AM Surgical Retina
Colin McCannel, MD
10:15 AM Break & Visit Virtual Exhibits
10:30 AM Medical Retina
Michael S. Ip, MD, SriniVas Sadda, MD & Michael Gorin, MD
1:30 PM Adjourn

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

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

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 27.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the AMA for category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should inquire with their local State Board for specific continuing education policies.

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.