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: waeps@waeps.org

  • 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.


May 19, 2021 
Speaker: Eric A. Pierce, MD 

Associate Professor 
Harvard Medical School 
Boston, MA 


Disclosures: Dr. Pierce has disclosed the following relationships with ACCME defined commercial interests:  

  • Consulting, speaking & teaching: Sana Biotechnology  
  • Grant / Research support: Editas 
  • Advisory Committee or Review PanalsOpsis Therapeutics  

 Lecture 1: Genetics of Inherited Retinal Degenerations 

Learning objectives: 

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

1. Have a better understanding of the genetic causality of inherited retinal degenerations. 


 Lecture 2: Clinical Translation of Genetic Therapies for Inherited Retinal Degenerations 

Learning objectives: 

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

1.Be educated and informed regarding clinical use of genetic therapies for inherited retinal degenerations 

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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.

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. Click here to download the form for the 2020 - 2021 series. 

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.