WAEPS - Monthly Scientific Meetings

Presented jointly with the University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology

Join your colleagues for a monthly learning session presented by top experts in a variety of ophthalmology sub-specialties. The Monthly Scientific Meeting series is available to members throughout the state via webinar. Be sure to register below on the WAEPS website 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.

Attention California Ophthalmologists: If you are registering from California, please contact your Society Executive VP Craig Kliger ([email protected])  to register. Do not register via the WAEPS online tool.

WAEPS members may self-register online for each month’s program using the links 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. 

In-Person 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.  and Presentations at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

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


Remaining Lectures for Spring 2022. Join us again in October 2022 for another year of great lecturers. 

May 25, 2022

Featured presenter:

Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD

Elisabeth J. Cohen Professor and Chair
Department of Ophthalmology
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
NYU Langone Health

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

Lecture 1: Controversies in the Diagnosis and Management of Ocular Surface Tumors

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

  • Identify and asses clinical features of ocular surface tumors that confer risk for malignancy.
  • Analyze optimal surgical techniques for the management of ocular surface tumors.
  • Appraise and examine the indications for topical chemotherapy in the treatment of ocular surface tumors, as well as the risks and benefits of the different types of chemotherapy.

Lecture 2:  Update on Corneal Surgery

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

  • Depict and illustrate the current indications for corneal transplantation in the United States, as well as the different surgical techniques currently performed.
  • Define and measure surgical approaches for the management of endothelial dysfunction as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.
  • Appraise and study the indications for keratoprosthesis (artificial cornea) surgery, surgical techniques and management of post-operative complications.
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WAEPS Monthly Meetings & Webinars will be back again!  Look for our new line up speakers and stimulating topics in October 2022. 


 Please find our past Monthly Scientific Meetings archived here for your review.


View Monthly Meeting Archive

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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.

2021-2022 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 Kimberly Conn, 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, has no relevant commercial interests to disclose.
Committee member Dr. Russell Van Gelder has no relevant commercial interests to disclose.

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.