Photo Credit Alan Frohlichstein
The OPS will be offering a comprehensive
introductory course for our field at the Annual Educational Program.
The "Ophthalmic Imaging Crash Course" is a 6 hour course that
will take place on Friday, November 15, 2013, in New Orleans. A series of speakers will
present 30 minute lectures on the following topics: anatomy and
physiology, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), fundus photography, fluorescein
angiography, other imaging modalities and tips for transitioning into the
field. One hour hands-on workshops will allow attendees to actually
perform the techniques just learned in the OCT, fundus photography,
and fluorescein angiography lectures. Please read the full course
This course is designed for the ophthalmic
technician interested in learning more about imaging the fundus. Ophthalmic
technician students just finishing a training program who want to broaden their
skill sets would greatly benefit from this course as well. It is also the
PERFECT course for the medical professional or general photographer trying
to decide on a possible career change.
Keep your eyes peeled for the link to register for this course on the OPS website!
9:30 – 4:30 (12-1:00 will be a lunch break)
FR-1-D LaSalle Ballroom A
Ophthalmic Imaging Crash Course
Moderator- Sarah Moyer, CRA,
OCT-C Speakers- Kirsten Locke, CRA, FOPS, RN; Melanie Zuckero, CRA,
OCT-C; Laura Savage, COMT, CRA; James Soque, CRA, COA; Michael P. Kelly, FOPS
This intensive 6 hour course is intended to
help individuals who are completely new to ophthalmic imaging understand
ophthalmic imaging basics. It will also help technicians taking on a
larger imaging role in their offices. After an introduction to anatomy
and physiology specific to the ophthalmic imager, attendees will go through a
series of lectures and workshops on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), fundus
photography, and fluorescein angiography. The course will wrap up with a lecture
on the many other imaging modalities available in ophthalmology and suggestions
on transitioning into the field.At the end of this course, students
will have completed 3 hours of lectures and 3 hours of
workshops. They will be able to summarize the role of the ophthalmic
imager, have a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology as it pertains to
imaging the fundus, and they will be able to apply the newly gained knowledge
during hands on sessions where they are able to perform OCT, fundus photography
and mock fluorescein angiography. NOTE: This course is
designed for attendees with 0-6 months of imaging experience.
The fee for this course is $200.
General registration for the OPS Annual Program is also required:
Pre-registration- $75 (Ends October 25th). On-Site Registration-
Photo Credit Alan Frohlichstein
Sarah Moyer joined UNC's staff as the Director of Ophthalmic Imaging in 2006. Prior to working at UNC, Sarah worked as an Ophthalmic Photographer at Columbia University in New York City and earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Biomedical Photographic Communications at the Rochester Institute of Technology. In 2007, Sarah was elected to the Board of Education (BOE) for the OPS. Sarah is currently the Chair of the BOE and the Professional Development Committee (PDC).