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 online 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.

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 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. 

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

COMING SOON! THE 2021-2022 LECTURE SERIES SPEAKERS


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Featured presenter:

Paul Sternberg, M.D.

GW Hale Professor and Chair
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

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


Lecture 1: Anti-VEGF and Beyond: Past, Present and future treatment of AMD

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

  • Describe the history of treatment of neovascular AMD
  • Discuss insights on how anti-VEGF treatment has transformed care of neovascular AMD patients
  • Share and understand the insights on what new treatments can be anticipated in the near future.

Lecture 2:  Reflections on the CVOID 19 pandemic and its impact on ophthalmology

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

  • Evaluate how Covid 19 affects the eye
  • Ruminate on how the pandemic affected clinical workflow and care in ophthalmic care and training.
  • Hypothesize on what changes brought on by the pandemic will transform care in the future.
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November 3, 2021

Featured presenter:

Vivek Patel, MD

Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology | Adult Strabismus
University of California, Irvine
School of Medicine | Gavin Herbert Eye Institute

Disclosures: Dr. Patel has the following ACCME defined commercial interests: Consulting, Speaking, Teaching: Horizon Therapeutics


Lecture 1: How do you handle the pressure

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

  • Describe and consider mechanisms of intracranial pressure (ICP) elevation
  • Recognize clinical and imaging findings suggestive of intracranial pressure elevation
  • Develop and study a rationale for a chosen management plan for a variety of ICP elevation scenarios

Lecture 2:  CNS manifestations of GCA

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

  • Recognize ways in which central nervous system (CNS) involvement may occur in patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA)
  • Identify potential risk factors for CNS involvement in patients with GCA
  • Develop an appropriate management plan for patients presenting with CNS manifestations of GCA
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December 15, 2021

Featured presenter:

Wendy Lee, MD

Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Dermatology
Oculofacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Orbit and Oncology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Disclosures: Dr. Lee has the following ACCME defined commercial interests: Consulting, Speaking, Teaching: Allergan, Revance, Galderma, Evolus, Mallinckrodt, Osmotica, Horizon, Bausch Health


Lecture 1: Periocular Aesthetics

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

  • Identify anatomical changes related to periocular aging
  • Describe available non-surgical aesthetic options for rejuvenation
  • Demonstrate the ability to avoid and treat complications related to aesthetic treatments

Lecture 2:  Evaluation and Management of Eyelid Lesions

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

  • Evaluate various lesions around the periocular region
  • Characterize benign versus malignant lesions
  • Demonstrate good decision-making when it comes to reconstructing the eyelid
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January 19, 2022

Featured presenter:

Scott Lambert MD

Stanford University
Byers Eye Institute at Stanford
Palo Alto, CA

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


Lecture 1: Acquired Unilateral CN IV Palsy: Surgery on 1 or 2 Muscles

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

  • Diagnose and execute on how to manage patients with 4th nerve palsy with strabismus surgery
  • Identify and explain the risks and benefits of operating on 1 or 2 muscles for a patient with 4th nerve palsy
  • Understand and treat the difference between acquired and congenital 4th nerve palsies

Lecture 2:  What’s new in strabismus surgery

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

  • Realize and implement new techniques for performing strabismus surgery
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February 16, 2022

Featured presenter:

Christine Peterson, MD

Assistant Professor
University of Washington
Department of Ophthalmology
Seattle, WA

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


Lecture 1: Corneal Hysteresis and Glaucoma

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

  • Define corneal hysteresis and corneal resistance factor
  • Review and recognize the relationship between corneal hysteresis and glaucomatous optic neuropathy
  • Examine the role corneal hysteresis may be used in the management of glaucoma

Lecture 2:  The Lamina Cribrosa

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

  • Clarify and educate on the structure and function of the lamina cribrosa
  • Discuss and study the changes seen in the lamina cribrosa in glaucoma
  • Illustrate and communicate how the lamina cribrosa can be imaged in vivo
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March 16, 2022

Featured presenter:

Carla J. Siegfried, MD

Jacquelyn E. and Allan E. Kolker, MD Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology
Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Professionalism
John F. Hardesty, MD Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Washington University School of Medicine

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


Lecture 1: Trabeculectomy: Eyeing Extinction?

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

  • Pronounce the current indications for glaucoma surgical intervention
  • Compare and contrast cost/effectiveness of glaucoma surgical devices/procedures
  • Interpret and assess key points of glaucoma clinical trials

Lecture 2:  Ethical Introduction to New Technologies in Ophthalmic Practice: “Pass”-t, Present and Future

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

  • Distinguish learning formats for attaining new surgical skills
  • Compare and contrast cost/effectiveness of new ophthalmic technologies
  • Identify and recognize optimal scenarios for use of new technologies
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April 20, 2022

Featured presenter:

Zelia Correa, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Disclosures: Dr. Correa has disclosed the following relationships with ACCME defined commercial interests: Consulting, Speaking, Teaching: Castle Biosciences. Inc., Allergan, Immunocore, LLC.


Lecture 1: Brachytherapy in Ophthalmology - alternative applications

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

  • Identify applications for brachytherapy ocular tumors
  • Explore treatment alternatives using radiation in benign tumors
  • Discuss benefits of treatment customization

Lecture 2:  Vitreoretinal surgery in ocular oncology

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

  • Discover and explain indications of vitreoretinal surgery in patients with choroidal tumors
  • Assess and Discuss measures to ensure safety of vitreoretinal surgery in tumor containing eyes
  • Evaluate and study surgical outcomes of patients managed by vitrectomy after radiation
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May 18, 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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 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.

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.

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.

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.