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Technicians & Nurses Program

Friday Highlights

Technicians & Nurses Program


12:15 – 5:00 p.m.  
Room 202A, Level 2, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

TN-101 Vitreomacular Interface Problems: Macular Pucker and Beyond
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Instructor: Michael Stewart, MD      
Level: Intermediate   

Synopsis & Educational Value: Course discusses the vitreomacular interface and its propensity for disease. Conditions such as macular hole, macular pucker and vitreomacular traction will be discussed in detail, as well as other conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy, for which the interface may play a role. Numerous case presentations will be included.

TN-102 Six Steps to Advance Your Skills and your Career
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Instructors: Christine McDonald, COE, COA
Faculty:  Natalie Loyacano, COMT, OSA; Jack Sardo, MBA, COA
Level: Intermediate

Synopsis & Educational Value: This course will explore case studies of successful ophthalmic technical staff and practice managers who advanced their skills to become successful leaders in the eye care professions! Three technicians and practice managers will look at how they approached their professional and technical development to become effective and top team leaders. Personal insights will be shared on becoming a super technician and respected practice administrator.  They will also discuss moving from working beside peers to managing them with delegation techniques and building relationships.

TN-103 You Saw What?  A Curious Compendium of Ocular Oddities
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Instructor: William Ehlers, MD
Level: Intermediate   

Synopsis & Educational Value: Course features a collection of cases that demonstrate some rare and fascinating ocular maladies. It will include a mix of history, case presentations and epidemiology that covers unusual diagnoses from around the world, running the gamut from Acanthamoeba Keratitis through Zelwegger Syndrome.

TN-104 Evisceration, Enucleation and Exenteration: Some, Most and All
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Richard Allen, MD, PhD  
Level: Intermediate   

Synopsis & Educational Value: Evisceration, enucleation, and exenteration are procedures that involve removal of all or part of the eye and/or orbit. Course will review the indications for and the differences between each of these procedures. Preoperative and postoperative issues will also be discussed. Please note that surgical videos will be shown for each of the procedures.