WAEPS - Monthly Scientific Meetings

Presented jointly with the Univ. of Washington Department of Ophthalmology

Join your colleagues for a monthly learning session presented by top experts in a variety of ophthalmology sub-specialties. Program is held at the training auditorium at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In addition, the series is available to members throughout the state via webinar. Be sure to register online on this page of the WAEPS website and you will automatically receive an email with login instructions. Or contact the WAEPS office: waeps@waeps.org


Check in and light refreshments: 6:00 p.m.
Presentations at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

WAEPS members may self-register online for each month’s program using the link on this page.  Your automatic confirmation email will contain the webinar login information for that month’s session.  If you need assistance with registration or do not receive your confirmation, please contact the WAEPS office no later than 3 p.m. on the day of the session you plan to participate in. Contact waeps@waeps.org or call 206-956-3650.

Credit for the series is an exclusive WAEPS member benefit and free of charge. Members in good standing of neighboring states' ophthalmology socieities may also be eligible.  Check with the WAEPS office for details. Note that to earn CME credit you must track your attendance and submit a credit claim form at the end of the series and you must sign in to each session you attend. More details will be made available when you register.

If you participated in a previous year's series and have a question about your CME credit, please contact Debra Alderman, WAEPS Executive Director: debra@wsma.org or phone: 206-956-3650.

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The 2017-18 Monthly Meeting Series has concluded. 
We will be posting details for the 2018-2019 series in late summer.  Please check back. 

Highlights of the 2017-2018 Series:

November 1, 2017
Speaker: Andrew Stacey, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor, UW Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology
Lecture 1. The Pale Choroidal Mass
Lecture 2. Sneaky Eye Tumors: How to spot them and how to treat them

December 13, 2017
Speaker: Yewlin Chee, MD, 
Assistant Professor, UW Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology

Disclosures: Dr. Chee has no relevant commercial interests to disclose. Her presentation will be evidence-based and unbiased.
Lecture 1. Vitreoretinal surgery for macular disease
Lecture 2.  Posterior segment disease in ocular trauma

January 10, 2018
Speaker: Nicholas Volpe, MD, Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
George S. and Edwina Tarry Professor of Ophthalmology

Professor of Ophthalmology, Northwestern Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine
Lecture 1. Transient and intermittent symptoms in Neuro-ophthalmology
Lecture 2. Double Vision: What you need to know to be Safe not Sorry

February 21, 2018
Speaker: Don Kikkawa, MD
Chief, Division of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Vice-Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, UC San Diego Health-La Jolla, Shiley Eye Institute
Lecture 1: Finding new solutions to vexing problems in oculoplastics
Lecture 2. The challenging and changing landscape of facial aesthetic surgery


March 21, 2018   - This program was cancelled due to speaker illness.  

April 11, 2018
Speaker:  Douglas R. Lazzaro MD, FACS, FAAO
Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology

The Richard C. Troutman, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Microsurgery
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Hours 1 & 2: Peripheral ulcerative keratitis

Speaker: H. Nida Sen, MD, MHS
Director of the Uveitis and Ocular Immunology Fellowship Program at the National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH),  National Eye Institute.
Presentation #1: Uveitis treatment: Past, present and future
Presentation #2: Masquerade syndromes in uveitis


Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  (Each session is 2.0 credits)

Planning Committee Disclosures: Program Chair Dr. Aaron Lee, MD, PhD, has no relevant commercial interests to disclose. Committee member Dr. Russell Van Gelder has disclosed that he has received research support form the National Institutes of Health.

To view an archive of past Monthly WAEPS Scientific Meetings, please click here.  Please note, you must be logged in to access the archive page.