Technicians & Nurses

The Technicians and Nurses Program – which is sponsored by the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO) – features educational content created specifically for ophthalmic technicians and nurses. Topics covered in these valuable sessions include IOL calculations, presbyopia, retinal imaging and more.

Saturday, May 4–Monday, May 6
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Attend case-based presentations and Q&A discussions that will address important topics for clinical ophthalmic practices and ASC facilities.

Registration includes:

  • Two concurrent session rooms
  • Basic, intermediate and advanced sessions
  • Exhibit hall entry
  • Networking events
  • Crossover access to attend ASCRS Annual Meeting physician sessions

T&N Learning Labs

Friday, May 3
Session 1: 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Session 2: 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

This learning lab will guide the attendee through the biometry process, with the objective to elevate the attendee’s knowledge of IOL calculation measurements – demonstrating how to translate and correlate the results through the hands-on use of multiple instruments. The attendees will rotate through 4 stations, each with different equipment. These planned stations include Topography, IOL Master, LENSTAR, and ultrasound A-Scan. At each station, attendees will have the opportunity to practice the skill and perfect their technique. A question and answer session at the end will provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions of experts in the field.

ATPO “Train the Trainer” Course

Friday, May 3
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology, Inc. (ATPO) will host a “Train the Trainer” course, held in conjunction with the ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting and the IJCAHPO Technicians & Nurses Program. This course will give you the practical skills to create and deliver an effective, engaging training presentation in an ophthalmic environment, with real life strategies to help you deliver with confidence. Whether you train occasionally or full-time, one-on-one or in groups, this course will get you started, or bolster the techniques you are already using.
Registration for Train the Trainer will be available through ATPO.

ATPO Who Wants to be a Super Tech?

Friday, May 3
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Register to attend ATPO’s “Who Wants to be a Super Tech?” session and test your ophthalmic knowledge while participating in a ‘Jeopardy’- type game show while earning IJCAHPO CEC credit! This fun-filled event combines competition with comedy, providing something for everyone!
Registration for Who Wants to be a Super Tech will be available through ATPO.


ATPO COA/COT/COMT Review Sessions

Friday, May 3
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

IJCAHPO Certification Examination content areas will be reviewed and discussed in classroom format with the use of a PowerPoint presentation, ending with a question and answer session.
Registration for ATPO Exam Review Sessions will be available through ATPO.