WAEPS - Monthly Scientific Meetings

Join your colleagues for an accredited monthly learning session presented by top experts in a variety of ophthalmology sub-specialties. This monthly meeting is presented jointly with the University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology.

The Monthly Scientific Meeting series is available to members throughout the state via webinar. Be sure to register below and you will automatically receive an email with login instructions the day before the lecture. Please check your junk box for the email confirmation as many webinar links tend to be considered spam.

Not Available During This Time: In-Person program is held at the 7th Floor Conference Room in the 9th and Jefferson Building (908 Jefferson St.) in Seattle from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Or contact the WAEPS office: [email protected]

  • Schedule: 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 at the bottom of each listing.  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. 

At the bottom of this page, you will also find an archive of all past meeting for review by WAEPS members.

2022-2023 LECTURE SERIES SPEAKERS


Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Featured presenter:

Elliott Sohn, MD

Associate Professor
University of Iowa

Disclosures: Dr Sohn has no ACCME defined commercial interests. This presentation will be evidence based and free of bias.


Lecture 1: Age-related macular degeneration; genetics and key masquerades

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Differentiate AMD from other macular disorders and drug toxicities that resemble it
  • Understand what genes increase risk for AMD
  • Explain how the choroid plays a key role in the development of AMD

Lecture 2:  Inherited retinal diseases; what every ophthalmologist needs to know in 2022

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Differentiate between peripheral retinal degenerations and macular dystrophies
  • Determine genetic testing to diagnose the cause of IRDs
  • Understand the treatment landscape for IRDs
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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Featured presenter:

Sophia Chung, MD

Clinical Professor
Ophthalmology | Visual Sciences | Department of Neurology
University of Iowa
Adjunct Professor | St Louis University

Disclosures: Dr Chung has no ACCME defined commercial interests. This presentation will be evidence based and free of bias.


Lecture 1: Visual Snow Syndrome

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Recognize the spectrum of symptoms in patients with visual snow
  • Understand how to identify the criteria for visual snow syndrome
  • Discuss current theories about pathology of visual snow

Lecture 2:  Acute Visual Loss in the Senior Patient: When to refer, When to Treat

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Recognize etiologies of acute visual loss in the senior patient that warrant hospital admissions versus outpatient management
  • Recognize changing preferred practice patterns for amaurosis and branch and central retinal artery occlusion
  • Understand the role of tocilizumab in the management of giant cells arteritis
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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Featured presenter:

Andrew Chen, MD

Assistant Professor | Ophthalmology
University of Washington

Disclosures: Dr Chen is a researcher and supporter of Janssen R&D LLC. This presentation will be evidence based and free of bias.


Lecture 1: Glaucoma Laser Treatments and Emerging Ideas Part 1

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Analyze evidence for selective trabeculoplasty
  • Understand the indications and complications that could occur with SLT
  • Recognize new innovations with SLT and upcoming clinical trials

Lecture 2:  Glaucoma Laser Treatments and Emerging Ideas Part 2

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the different evaluation modalities for narrow angles
  • Understand the evidence for the treatment of narrow angles
  • Examine new applications of lasers in glaucoma
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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Featured presenter:

TBA


Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Featured presenter:

Bita Esmaeli, MD

Anderson Cancer Center
University of Texas-Houston

Disclosures: Dr Esmaeli has no ACCME defined commercial interests. This presentation will be evidence based and free of bias.


Lecture 1: Update on Management of orbital traumas

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Diagnose most common orbital tumors
  • Recognize typical imaging characters of the same
  • Understand which tumors may require immediate referral

Lecture 2:  Multi-disciplinary management of locally advanced eyelid cancers

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Recognize signs and symptoms of malignant eyelid tumors
  • Understanding the new treatment options such as immunotherapy and their side effects
  • Schedule appropriate referrals for patients with malignant tumors of the eyelid and periocular region
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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Featured presenter:

Teresa Chen, MD

Associate Professor | Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School/Mass Eye and Ear

Disclosures: Dr. Chen is a researched and supporter of Fidelity Charitable Fund. This presentation will be evidence based and free of bias.


Lecture 1: OCT Imaging in Glaucoma

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand current commercially available OCT software for glaucoma
  • Understand the pros and cons of how OCT can be used to help diagnose glaucoma
  • Understand the pros and cons of how OCT can be used to detect glaucoma progression

Lecture 2:  Pediatric Glaucoma: Big Problems for Little Kids

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Examine a pediatric patient for glaucoma
  • Diagnose the most common causes for glaucoma in the pediatric population
  • Differentiate best treatments for each type of pediatric glaucoma
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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Featured presenter:

Laura Enyedi, MD

Professor | Ophthalmology and Pediatrics
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Disclosures: Dr Enyedi is a consultant with Novartis, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals and Nevkar. This presentation will be evidence based and free of bias.


Lecture 1: Perilous Pediatric Problems: Diagnoses you Do Not want to Miss

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Characterize select pediatric eye disorders that can have serious systemic sequalae
  • Determine appropriate cardiovascular and laboratory workup in patients with selected pediatric eye disorders
  • Recognize patients who may have significant risk factors for general anesthesia

Lecture 2:  More than Skin Deep: Dermatology ad Ophthalmology

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe skin findings in common and uncommon pediatric eye diseases
  • Characterize eye findings in select dermatologic disorders
  • Recognize ocular side effects of certain dermatologic drugs
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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Featured presenter:

Lucia Sorbin, MD

Professor | Ophthalmology | Retina and Uveitis
Harvard Medical School/Mass Eye and Ear

Disclosures: Dr Sorbin is a consultant for Norvartis Institute for Biomedical Research. This presentation will be evidence based and free of bias.


Lecture 1: Common Pitfalls in Uveitis Diagnosis and How to Avoid Them

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand how to identify features of uveitis that suggest an underlying infectious process
  • Understand how to identify features of clinical exam and imaging that suggest a malignancy masquerading as uveitis
  • Understand how to formulate a list of appropriate testing to investigate the underlying cause of uveitis based on the history and examination.

Lecture 2: Update on the Uveitis Treatment Landscape

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand how to identify the different periocular and intravitreal steroid formulations available for treatment of uveitis
  • Comprehend how to describe the differences in terms of duration and side effect profile for the different periocular and intravitreal steroid formulations available
  • Understand how to identify the systemic agents used for the treatment of uveitis and when their use is indicated
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 Please find our past Monthly Scientific Meetings archived here for your review.

 

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Credit for the series is an exclusive WAEPS member benefit and free of charge. Members in good standing of neighboring states' ophthalmology societies may also be eligible.  Check with the WAEPS office for details.

2022-2023 Faculty Disclosure Documentation: click here


CME Info: 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 the WAEPS Executive Director: [email protected] or phone: 206-956-3652.


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 16.0 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:
Committee member Dr. Yewlin Chee, MD, is a consultant with Alcon Vision LCC.

Committee member Dr. Russell Van Gelder has no ACCMG defined disclosures with an ineligible company.

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.