2023 WAEPS Annual Meeting

Physician Scientific CME Program

Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th St
Bellevue WA 98004
March 9-10, 2023

Online Registration Has Closed. Onsite registration will be available.

Meeting Brochure


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 9 and continues with a full day program on Friday, March 10, is rich and diverse.


The 2023 line-up of outstanding guest faculty for the physician program is as follows:

  • Richard Schroeder, MD | Glaucoma
  • Daniel Martin, MD | Retina
  • Tamara Fountain, MD | Oculoplatics
  • Mitchell Jackson, MD | Cataract/Refractive
  • Dan Briceland, MD | OMIC on Malpractice Prevention

Richard Schroeder, MD PhotoRichard Schroeder, MD

Richard Schroeder MD is a glaucoma specialist at the Indiana University Health. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame. He then earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine followed by an ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Schroeder has a particular interest in surgical management of glaucoma as well as resident and fellow education.


Daniel Martin, MD PhotoDaniel Martin, MD

Daniel F. Martin MD is Chair of the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, the Barbara and A. Malachi Mixon III Institute Chair in Ophthalmology, and Professor of Ophthalmology in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Martin completed medical school at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine followed by residency and chief residency in ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery and Diseases at Duke University Eye Center followed by a two-year fellowship in Uveitis and Ocular Immunology at the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Martin currently serves as the Network Chair for the DRCR Retina Network. Dr. Martin previously served as the Study Chair for the Comparison of AMD Treatments Trials (CATT) and has served as Study Chair for many other national clinical trials including those that led to FDA approval of the ganciclovir implant and valganciclovir. He has served as PI, member of the DSMC, and/or member of the Steering Committee for dozens of other studies including AREDS, SOCA, and MUST. He has published more than 220 peer-reviewed articles, delivered 40 named lectures, and delivered more than 400 invited lectures. Dr. Martin has been the recipient of numerous awards including the 74th Edward Jackson Memorial Lecture, the AAO Lifetime Achievement Award, the AAO Secretariat Award, the AAO Senior Achievement Award, the Heed-Gutman Award from the Society of Heed Fellows, the J. Donald M. Gass Medal from the Macula Society, the Roger Johnson Award in AMD Research from the University of Washington, the Pyron Award and the Crystal Apple Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), the Rosenthal Young Investigator Award from the Macula Society, the Sam and Maria Miller Award for Scientific Achievement in Clinical Research from the Cleveland Clinic, the J. Donald M. Gass Lectureship Award from the Retina Society, and the Cless Medal. Dr Martin has previously served on the Board of Governors for the Cleveland Clinic.

Tamara Fountain, MD PhotoTamara Fountain, MD

Tamara Fountain, MD is professor of ophthalmology at Rush University Medical Center and section chair emeritus of oculofacial plastic surgery. She maintains a private practice near her home on Chicago’s North Shore, a day’s drive from where she grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dr. Fountain graduated with a B.A. from Stanford University and obtained her M.D. from Harvard Medical School. After completing residency in ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins' Wilmer Eye Institute, she returned to California for fellowship training in oculoplastic surgery at Doheny Eye Institute/University of Southern California.

Dr. Fountain was appointed to the board of directors of the American Board of Ophthalmology in 2022 and was President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2021. She is Past-President of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), where she has received the Robert Kennedy Presidential and Orkan Stasior Leadership Awards for service to the Society.

Dr. Fountain served 15 years with the Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company chairing the Audit, Strategic Planning, Risk Management and Insurance/Marketing committees before being elected Chair of the Board of Directors. She is past-president of the Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and has been involved in programming for the American Ophthalmological Society, Women in Ophthalmology and the Chicago Ophthalmological Society. She is a past Alumni Fund Chair for Harvard Medical School.

Outside medicine, Dr. Fountain is a news and podcast junkie and enjoys traveling with family and speaking at conferences (Pre-Covid) around the world. She plays tennis year-round and when Chicago weather permits, takes long bike rides gets in a few rounds of golf. Dr. Fountain feels fortunate to have led a life of service to patients as well as to the profession of ophthalmology.

Mitchell Jackson, MD PhotoMitchell Jackson, MD

Mitchell Jackson, MD is the Founder and Owner of Jacksoneye, his private practice of 30 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 advisory boards of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, Ophthalmology Management, Presbyopia Physician, Advanced Ocular Care, Corneal Physician, Ocular Surgery News, and Ophthalmology 360. Dr. Jackson is also a board member and VP of the American College of Eye Surgeons (ACES), founding member of the American College of Ophthalmic Surgeons (AECOS), and founding member and past 2018 President of the Cataract External Disease and Refractive Surgery Society (CEDARS/ASPENS). In addition to being selected to the top 250 PS250 Premier Surgeon list, OSN300 top 300 Refractive Surgeon list, and ASCRS clinical subcommittee for cataract and refractive surgery, Dr. Jackson has been involved in many FDA pharmaceutical and surgical clinical studies (Dry Eye, Viscoelastics, IOLs, Presbyopia, topical NSAIDs and steroids) 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 Millenial Award, the AAO Board of Trustees Achievement Award in August of 2018, the 2018 Innovation and Founders Award for Cedars Aspens, the 2020 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for Ophthalmology, selected by his peers as Best Cataract Surgeon in America 2021, and selected by Media Mice as a top 50 global KOL (key opinion leader) influencer 2021.

OMIC Presentation

Daniel J. Briceland, MDDaniel J. Briceland, MD

Daniel J. Briceland, MD is the President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He 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. Additionally, he previously was a member of the Academy’s Nominating Committee, Awards Committee and Committee on Aging. He served for six years as director of the Academy’s Leadership Development Program, overseeing the development of future leaders of state, subspecialty, and specialized interest societies and continues to be involved in this effort.

Dr. Briceland has been an Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company Director since 2012, and just finished his three-year term as Chair of the Board of Directors. He has held leadership roles on the Executive, Audit, Reinsurance, and Claims Committees.




Thursday evening, March 9, 2023: Physician dinner with CME program: 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Friday, March 10, 2023: Physician program continues 8 a.m. to noon and reconvenes 2 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Total CME credit: 8.5 hours

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Physician Dinner Meeting / CME Program: 7:00 - 9:30 PM

7:00 – 7:35 PM

Scientific Presentation: Therapeutic Restoration of Dynamic Range of Focus Utilizing Laser Scleral Microporation
Mitchell Jackson, MD

7:35 - 8:30 PM

Malpractice Prevention Presentation
Dan Briceland, MD of OMIC
Aaron Weingeist, MD

8:30 - 9:05 PM

Scientific Presentation: Pilots and Physicians, Passengers and Patients – Maintaining Awareness When Stakes are High
Tamara Fountain, MD

9:05 - 9:30 AM

Questions & Answers

Friday, March 10, 2023

Physician Program Continues: 8:00 AM – 5:15 PM


Session 1

8:00 – 8:20 AM

Scientific Presentation: The DRCR Retina Network: Clinical Trial we Did and Didn’t Do and Why Part 1
Daniel Martin, MD

8:20 – 8:45 AM

Scientific Presentation: The DRCR Retina Network: Clinical Trial we Did and Didn’t Do and Why Part 2
Daniel Martin, MD

8:45 - 9:10 AM

Scientific Presentation: How Low Can You Go? Ptosis From Kids to Adults
Tamara Fountain, MD

9:10- 9:45 AM

Scientific Presentation: Quantitative Postoperative Satisfaction in Patients with Premium IOLS
Mitchell Jackson, MD

9:35 – 10:15 AM

Coffee break/visit exhibitors

Session 2

10:15 - 10:35 AM

Scientific Presentation: Rubbing You the Wrong Way--Making Entropion Disappear
Tamara Fountain, MD

10:35 – 10:55 AM

Scientific Presentation: Is Trabeculectomy a Dead Procedure?
Richard Schroeder, MD

10:55 - 11:15 AM

Scientific Presentation: Protecting the Cornea: Genetics to the Rescue or Not?
Mitchell Jackson, MD

11:15 – 11:40 AM

Scientific Presentation: Modern Day Management of Angle Closure Glaucoma
Richard Schroeder, MD

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

Panel discussion

12:00 - 2:00 PM

WAEPS Annual Lunch Business Meeting

Session 3

2:00 - 2:20 PM

Scientific Presentation: Comparison of Routine VA Measurements in Retinal Clinical Practice to ETDRS Protocol VA
Daniel Martin, MD

2:20 - 2:40 PM

Scientific Presentation: Man's Best Friend (Until It's Not) - Dog Bites and Eyeballs
Tamara Fountain, MD

2:40 - 3:00 PM

Scientific Presentation: How Should We Choose the Right MIGS Procedure?
Richard Schroeder, MD

3:00 - 3:20 PM

Scientific Presentation: Marking Astigmatism Prior to Cataract Surgery
Mitchell Jackson, MD

3:20 - 3:55 PM

Coffee break/visit exhibitors

Session 4

3:55 - 4:15 PM

Scientific Presentation: Complex Anterior Segment Surgery: IOL Exchange Pearls and Technique
Mitchell Jackson, MD

4:15 - 4:35 PM

Scientific Presentation: Important Clinical Questions: Current and Planned Trials in the DRCR Retinal Network
Daniel Martin, MD

4:35 - 4:55 PM

Scientific Presentation: Sticks & Stones and Broken Bones: Managing Orbit Trauma
Tamara Fountain, MD

4:55 - 5:10 PM

Scientific Presentation: Falling Flat - Management of Complications in Glaucoma Surgery
Richard Schroeder, MD

5:10 PM

Adjournment and President’s Reception

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

Speaker Disclosure Summary


Registration Fee

Note: In order to take advantage of the significant member discounts on registration fees, the member's 2023 dues must be paid prior to registration.

   On or Before Feb 25 After Feb 25
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No Charge


Online Registration Has Closed. Onsite registration will be available.


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, 2023. There are no refunds for cancellations after March 1, 2023.

For more information or questions

Please contact the WAEPS office at 206-956-3635 or email [email protected]

For Information about each of the other components of our annual meeting click below:

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


For assistance with registration, contact the WAEPS office at:  [email protected]ps.org