2021 WAEPS Annual Meeting

Physician Scientific CME Program

Virtual Meeting
March 12, 2021

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2021 Conference Schedule

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 is a full day virtual program on Friday, March 12, 2021 is rich and diverse.


Tamara R. Fountain, MD

Tamara R. Fountain, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Medical School. She practices in our Deerfield office. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Johns Hopkins University and a fellowship in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Southern California. Dr. Fountain is a Professor at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She lectures on reconstructive and cosmetic eye surgery at various scientific meetings and across the country and abroad. Currently she is Chair of The Board of Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company (OMIC) and President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.



Steven J. Gedde, MD

Steven J. Gedde, MD, is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Vice Chairman of Education at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He received his medical degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Gedde completed an ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital, where he served as a Chief Resident. He pursued a glaucoma fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, after which he joined the faculty. He has served as Bascom Palmer’s Residency Program Director for the past 17 years.

Dr. Gedde has published over 300 articles, book chapters, and abstracts. Several of his peer-reviewed papers and chapters are on subjects related to residency education. Dr. Gedde has been involved in multiple committees in national organizations focusing on residents and young ophthalmologists. Dr. Gedde has served on the Resident and Fellows Program Committee and Resident Education Task Force for the ASCRS. He has participated in the Education and Communication Committee for the AGS. He has presented on topics involving residency education at annual meetings of the AAO, ASCRS, and AGS.


SriniVas Sadda, MD

SriniVas Sadda, MD is the President and Chief Scientific Officer of the Doheny Eye Institute, the Stephen J. Ryan – Arnold and Mabel Beckman Endowed Chair, and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) Geffen School of Medicine. He received his MD from Johns Hopkins University, where he also completed ophthalmology residency and neuro-ophthalmology and medical retina fellowships (Wilmer Eye Institute).

Dr. Sadda’s major research interests include automated retinal image analysis, retinal substructure assessment, and advanced retinal imaging technologies. He has more than 380 peer-reviewed publications and 13 book chapters and has given over 350 presentations worldwide. He is also an editor of the 5th edition of the Ryan’s Retina textbook. Among Dr. Sadda’s awards and honors are a Research to Prevent Blindness Physician-Scientist Award, a Senior Honor Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists, an Achievement Award and a Secretariat Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, John H. Zumberge Research and Innovation Award, the Macula Society Young Investigator Award, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Achievement Award, The Macula Society Paul Henkind Lecture and Award, and American Society of Retina Specialists Young Investigator Award. He has also received the Silver Fellow designation from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.


OMIC Presentation

Daniel J. Briceland, MD

Daniel J. Briceland, MD, was elected American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Senior Secretary for Advocacy in 2015. He is a graduate of the Academy’s Leadership Development Program, LDPII, class of 2000. Dr. Briceland also serves on the Academy’s Executive Committee. Dr. Briceland previously served as the Academy’s Secretary for State Affairs, and as an Associate for Secretary for State Affairs. Dr. Briceland is in a private group practice with his wife Susan Briceland, MD, a gynecologist in Sun City West, Arizona. He specializes in geriatric ophthalmology and cataract surgery. He is the medical director of Spectra Eye Institute and past president of the Arizona Ophthalmological Society. He is a former member of the Board of the Arizona Medical Association and serves on the legislative and PAC committees of that organization, as well as on the legislative and PAC committees of the Arizona Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Briceland also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology and is actively involved in international advocacy efforts within ophthalmology to ensure patient safety. Dr. Briceland has been an Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company Director since 2012, with leadership roles on the Executive, Audit, Reinsurance, and Claims Committees.


Mitchell A Jackson, MD

Mitchell A Jackson, MD, is the Founder and CEO of Jacksoneye, his private practice of 27 years located in Lake Villa, Illinois. He graduated from Pomona College, completed his medical training at FUHS/The Chicago Medical School, and completed his Ophthalmology residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He serves on the editorial boards of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, Ophthalmology Management, Advanced Ocular Care, and Ocular Surgery News. Dr. Jackson is also a board member of the American College of Eye Surgeons (ACES), founding member of the American College of Ophthalmic Surgeons (ACOS), and founding member and past 2018 President of the Cataract External Disease and Refractive Surgery Society (CEDARS/ASPENS). Dr. Jackson has been involved in many FDA pharmaceutical and surgical clinical studies (Dry Eye, Viscoelastics, IOLs, Presbyopia, topical NSAIDs) over the tenure of his practice, including serving as the Global Medical Director of ACE Vision Group. He also has his own monthly column entitled “The Premium Channel” in Ocular Surgery News/Healio which launched in April 2013. He recently was the recipient of the 2018 Annual Millennial Award, the AAO Board of Trustees Achievement Award in August of 2018, the 2018 Innovation and Founders Award for Cedars Aspens, and the 2020 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for Ophthalmology.

Speaker Disclosure Information 2021




Friday, March 12, 2021

Physician Meeting: 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM



7:50 – 8:00 AM

Welcome & Opening Comments

8:00 – 8:20 AM

Evolution of Toric IOL alignment: Intelliaxis Refractive

Mitchell Jackson, MD

8:20- 8:40 AM

Tube Shunts

Steven Gedde, MD

8:40- 9:00 AM

New Concepts in Classification & Assessment of patients with AMD

Srinivas Sadda, MD

9:00 – 9:20 AM

Lumps & Bumps: Managing Masses Around the Eyes

Tamara Fountain, MD


9:20- 9:35 AM


9:35 – 9: 55 AM

Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

Steven Gedde, MD


9:55 – 10:15 AM

Artificial Intelligence for Diabetic Retinopathy

Srinivas Sadda, MD


10:15 – 10:35 AM

Dealing with the Unhappy Patient

Tamara Fountain, MD


10:35 – 10:55 AM

Refractive Targets & Visual Outcomes: Patients Implanted with Extended Depth of Focus IOLs after Cataract Surgery

Mitchell Jackson, MD


10:55 – 11:15 AM

LIVE Panel Discussion 

11:15 –11:45 AM

OMIC Presentation

Dr. Dan Briceland

11:45 – 12:15 PM

Annual WAEPS Business Meeting

12:15 – 1:15 PM

Lunch Break & Exhibitor Break Out Room


1:15 - 1:35 PM

What’s New in Imaging?

Srinivas Sadda, MD


1:35 – 1:55 PM

Ocular Trauma Management in the U.S.

Tamara Fountain, MD


1:55 – 2:15 PM

Scleral Approaches to Presbyopia: Past, Present & Future

Mitchell Jackson, MD


2:15 - 2:35 PM

Laser Trabeculoplasty

Steven Gedde, MD


2:35 - 2:50 PM



2:50 – 3:10 PM

Robbing Peter to pay Paul: Tips in Periocular Reconstruction

Tamara Fountain, MD


3:10 – 3:30 PM

Newer Pharmaceutical Approaches to Premium Cataract Surgery

Mitchell Jackson, MD


3:30 – 3:50 PM

Tube Trials

Steven Gedde, MD

3:50 – 4:10 PM

Management of Diabetic Macular Edema in 2021

Srinivas Sadda, MD

4:10 – 4:30 PM

LIVE Panel Discussion

4:30 PM


Accreditation Statement

This activity is being jointly provided by the University of Washington School of Medicine and WAEPS.


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 The University of Washington School of Medicine and WAEPS. 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 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Registration Fee

Note: In order to take advantage of the significant member discounts on registration fees, the member's 2021 dues must be paid prior to registration.

   On or Before Feb 15 After Feb 15
WAEPS Active Member



WAEPS Senior / Military Members / Retired Members / Allied Health Professionals



Non-Member Physician




No Charge


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]


Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing. There is a $50.00 fee for cancellation before March 1, 2021. There are no refunds for cancellations after March 1, 2021.

For more information or questions

Please contact the WAEPS office at 206-956-3631 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 the WAEPS office at:  [email protected]