2019 WAEPS Annual Meeting

Physician Scientific CME Program

Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA
March 28-29, 2019

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The Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons presents an annual meeting which is attended by approximately 180 ophthalmologists as well as approximately 700 ophthalmic personnel, practice managers and coding professionals. The physician program, which begins on Thursday night, March 29 and continues with a full day program on Friday, March 30, is rich and diverse.

The 2019 line-up of outstanding guest faculty for the physician program is as follows:

  • Jay S. Duker, MD, Director, New England Eye Center/affiliated with Tufts Univ. School of Medicine, Boston, MA (retina speaker)
  • John Holds, MD, St. Louis, MO, (ophthalmic plastic & cosmetic surgery)
  • John Berdahl, MD, Sioux Falls, SD (cataract speaker)
  • Angelo P. Tanna, MD, Vice Chair, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (glaucoma speaker)
  • Dan Briceland, MD and Michelle Pineda, Risk Manager, OMIC, on malpractice prevention

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Physician dinner with CME program: 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Physician program continues 8 a.m. to noon and reconvenes 2 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

  • Continental breakfast and registration open at 7 a.m.
  • Physician CME program with short presentations by our four guest lecturers throughout the morning from 8 to noon and continuing after the WAEPS annual members’ business meeting and luncheon.
  • The day finishes with the President's Reception at 5:15 p.m.
  • Breaks offer the opportunity to visit with commercial and non-profit exhibitors

To see the entire schedule for the program and speaker bios, please click below to view the brochure.

Brochure (Coming Soon)

Accreditation Statement

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

The WSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 8.75 hour(s) of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

Registration Fee

Note: In order to take advantage of the significant member discounts on registration fees, the member's 2019 dues must be paid prior to registration.

   On or Before March 1 After March 1
WAEPS Active Member



WAEPS Senior / Military Members



WAEPS Retired Members



Non-Member Physician



Allied Health Professionals




No Charge

“Dual Meeting Pass” (This additional fee gives Physician Program attendees access to the Practice Management Program)




Reciprocal society members

WAEPS has reciprocal arrangements with ophthalmology societies in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and British Columbia. Physicians, providing proof of membership in their respective state and province societies, may register at the Active WAEPS Member rate. Please contact our office for details if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity: [email protected]

Overnight accommodations

A discounted hotel room block has been reserved for our conference participants at the brand new  “Seattle Marriott Bellevue” (located an easy two block walk from Meydenbauer Center in downtown Bellevue).  The room block (available until March 6, 2019) is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.  The rate is $189 and discounted parking has also been negotiated.  To go directly to the special reservation page for our group, click here.


We encourage participation by all individuals. If you require accommodations, please notify Kim Conn at the WAEPS office at 206-956-3650 at least two weeks prior to the conference. Advance notification is essential in order for us to serve you better. Note that our conference venue is fully accessible and ADA compliant.

Other attendee needs
Moms needing access to our “pump room” during breaks should contact staff at the registration desk upon arrival at the venue.
Special dietary needs? Indicate these on your registration form or contact us via phone or email at least two weeks ahead of time and we’ll do our best.


Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing. There is a $50.00 fee for cancellation before March 2, 2018. There are no refunds for cancellations after March 1, 2019.

For more information or questions

Please contact Curt in the WAEPS office at 206-956-3646 or email [email protected]

Information about each of the other components of our annual meeting 

For information about the other programs and for printable brochures, please click on the links below:

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Ophthalmic Coding, Documentation, and Reimbursement Seminar
Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Program (Tech Program)
Practice Management Program


For assistance with registration, contact Curt in the WAEPS office 206-956-3646  or email:  [email protected]