Eye CAN 2020 - Agenda

EyeCAN 2020
Note: All times are in Central Time (United States)

Saturday, October 3, 2020

GENERAL SESSION

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Welcome

President: Jacqueline Pullos, COMT, OSC, CTC

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Keynote Presentation: Challenging Norms - Combatting Pressure through Innovation & Intervention

This webinar will explore the paradigm shift in glaucoma management driven by the field of interventional glaucoma through minimally invasive surgery. It will highlight the important difference and connection between research and innovation through the lens of world glaucoma leader Dr. Ike Ahmed.

Ike Ahmed, MD

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Break


CONCURRENT SESSIONS

11:15 am - 11:45 am

Automated Eye Tracking for Assessment of Brain Injury

This course will review how automated eye tracking reveals deficits in ocular motility associated with brain injury.

Uzma Samadani, MD

Leader of the PACT: Lean Approach to Clinical Efficiency in Ophthalmology

Clinical efficiency is comprised of many organizational and individual standards. The efficient technician knows how to streamline and apply multiple skills to enhance the patient experience. This course introduces process mapping, competency evaluation(s), and organizational preparedness for demanding clinics. This course also recommends ways to improved professional and clinical relations where ophthalmic patient care remains the principle focus.

Matthew Parker, PhD, LSSMBB, PMP, CTC, COMT, CST

11:45 am - 12:15pm

Development of Gene Directed Therapies for Early Stage Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Doctors have long characterized age-related macular degeneration as a single disease with two stages: the development of drusen (early stage), and the degeneration of the macula with or without neovascularization (later stage). Recently, however, Dr. Hageman and his research team at the Steele Center for Translational Medicine in Salt Lake City have produced a Galileo moment for ophthalmology:  AMD is not one biological disease. It is at least two!

This presentation will outline our current understanding of the biology, genetics, and clinical manifestations of AMD, and how these genetic discoveries are being turned into treatments.

Greg Hageman, PhD

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Break / Lunch

ATPO Member Meeting

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Orbis International Sustainable Global Ophthalmology Outreach

This program will introduce the attendee to Orbis International, a global eye health NGO servicing low to middle income countries. Orbis provides hands-on and remote mentorship to ophthalmologists, nurses, optometrists, biomedical technicians and anesthesiologists. Orbis also has a successful telemedicine and tele-education digital platform called Cybersight.

Daniel Neely, MD

Introducing the Diaton Tonometer

This course will introduce the ophthalmic technician to the Diaton Tonometer and a new way to measure intraocular pressure. An overview of pros and cons of various well known tonometers will be reviewed. Patient selection criteria of the Diaton Tonometer will be discussed. A step by step description and demonstration will be provided to measure IOP with the Diaton Tonometer.

Sergina Flaherty, COMT, OSC, CTC, (f)ATPO

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Burden of Treatment in Patients With Glaucoma

Treatment burden can be defined as the workload of healthcare for patients. Excessive treatment burden can lead to negative outcomes such as reduced quality-of-life, non-compliance and wasted resources. This presentation will discuss a qualitative research project that was conducted to evaluate how patients with glaucoma experience treatment burden.

Brian Stagg, MD

Ergonomics in Ophthalmology

Eye care providers spend much of our time examining patients in uncomfortable positions that can take a toll on the neck, back, and spine over time. We will discuss posture modifications for better neck and spine alignment in the clinical setting as well as stretches and ways to combat the strain.

Alison Early, MD

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

EYLEA Technician Learning Series

Designed to broaden your understanding of a variety of topics related to certain retinal diseases and treatment with EYLEA.

Darrin Landry, CRA, OCT-C

Let’s Talk TED

In this session, the diagnosis and management of patients with Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) will be discussed. The latest in medical and surgical treatments will be included.

Andrew Harrison, MD


CAREER NETWORKING / VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

 

CAREER NETWORKING

VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

11:15 am - 11:45 am

Meet and network with ATPO Regional Mentors

Ocular Motility Workshop

TBD

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Job Interview Skills

Tanya O’Donnell

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Break / Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Meet and network with ATPO Committee Chairs and Board members

Retinoscopy Workshop

TBD

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Open Networking

Refraction Workshop

TBD


VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL & CAREER FAIR

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL & CAREER FAIR

Sunday, October 4, 2020

GENERAL SESSION

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Welcome

President: Jacqueline Pullos, COMT, OSC, CTC

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Kenneth E. Woodworth, JR. Fellow Lecture: Where Have I Been? Where are YOU Going?

What does it take to be a successful ophthalmic assistant? This presentation will describe my ophthalmic assistant journey. My goal is to inspire participants to reach their highest potential. Believe me, if I can, you can! Get ready to be inspired!!!

Sergina Flaherty, COMT, OSC, CTC, (f)ATPO

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Break


CONCURRENT SESSIONS

11:15 am - 11:45 am

What You Say Matters – How to Communicate with Your Ophthalmologist

Do you struggle to communicate with your ophthalmologist? Are you even afraid to apprach them. This is all too common but there is hope! We will look at your dynamic relationships and learn to use the proper oral presentation techniques to make day-to-day interactions much easier.

Jen Boush, COT, OSA, OSC

Flow and Efficiency: Identifying the Problems

Every area of the clinic impacts the others and the cause of bottlenecks can be the result of not understanding those relationships. The ones that will be discussed during this course are space, schedules, staff and systems.

Jane Shuman, MSM, COT, COE, OCS, CMSS, OSC

11:45 am - 12:15pm

Grand Rounds Cases and Discussions

Up to 3 interesting ophthalmology cases will be presented. In this interactive presentation, participants will have the opportunity to consider and discuss options for medical and/or surgical treatments.

Andrew Boush, MD

Internal Chart Auditing – Important Concepts

This course will cover the importance of methodology for conducting an internal chart review. Discussion of this process in the larger context of overall compliance is included.

Paul Larson, MBA, MMSc, COMT, CPMA

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Break / Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Patient Experience

This course will provide the attendee with a good foundation for providing an excellent patient experience.

Veronica Plessinger, BA, COT

TBD

 

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Professional Boundaries for the Ophthalmic Personnel

We love our patients and want the best for them. How much is too much? How much is too little? What should I do if a patient wants to give me a gift? Professional boundaries are important to establish and follow for patients to receive the best care. This presentation will cover the principle of the "Zone of Helpfulness". Discussions about clinical examples will be encouraged among attendees.

Lisa Rovick, CO, COMT

Regeneron Presentations (2)

TBD

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Medical House of Horrors: Grand Rounds

Through a grand rounds style presentation, technicians will gain a better understanding of the physician's expectations when working up patients with systemic diseases that affect the eye.

Ilia Kennan, COT and Brad Katz, MD

Moderated Panel Current Topics

Eye CAN presenters and other invited Administrators

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Grand Rounds – Cornea/Refractive

Vasudha Panday, MD


CAREER NETWORKING / VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS / OPEN FORUMS

 

CAREER NETWORKING

VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

OPEN FORUMS

11:15 am - 11:45 am

Student Networking

Ocular Motility Workshop

TBD

Navigating Your Contact Lens Practice During COVID-19

A panel of optometrists, contact lens technicians, and paraoptometrics will discuss changes in their contact lens practices as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in this moderated discussion. Questions from the audience will be answered by panelists at the end of the discussion.

Rhonda Ullom, COMT, FCLSA, OSC, OCS

50 minutes of moderated discussion with a 10 minute open forum

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Meet and Network with ATPO Board Members and Regional Ambassadors

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Break / Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

How to Study for a Certification Exam

Karen Susco, COMT

Retinoscopy Workshop

TBD

Imaging During COVID-19

A 25-minute moderated discussion among ophthalmic imagers regarding imaging during the COVID-19 pandemic. Questions from the audience will be answered by panelists as the end of the discussion.

Rhonda Ullom, COMT, FCLSA, OSC, OCS

50 minutes of moderated discussion with a 10 minute open forum

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Virtual Exam Certification Study Group

Karen Susco, COMT

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Open Networking

Refraction Workshop

TBD

Challenging Biometry Cases

Challenging biometry cases will be presented and discussed by a panel of biometrists with a variety of experience during this moderated session. Questions from the audience will be answered by panelists at the end of the discussion.

Denice Barsness, CRA, COMT, CDOS, ROUB, FOPS

50 minutes of moderated discussion with a 10 minute open forum


VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL & CAREER FAIR

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL & CAREER FAIR