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Welcome to the Ophthalmic Photographers' Society Blog! The posts on this blog are authored by a myriad of individuals in Ophthalmology. Posts are not always authored by those directly affiliated with the Ophthalmic Photographers' Society and opinions may not be those of the OPS; however, all posts are submitted to a review process and have been approved by the OPS before being posted. Comments are open to the public. New posts are added every Friday, so make sure to check back often!

 

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: OPS Mid-Year Educational Program, Fort Worth TX, May 13-14, 2016

Posted By Brittany Jackson, CRA, OCT-C, Friday, April 1, 2016
Updated: Friday, April 8, 2016
The Ophthalmic Photographers Society is incredibly excited to announce the Saturday, May 14th, 2016 Mid Year Meeting Keynote Speaker,  Dr. Alan Kimura from Colorado Retina Associates in Denver, Colorado.

"Restoring Vision by Replacing and Engineering Cells: The Promise of Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine” by Alan Kimura, MD, MPH.

Date:  Saturday, May 14, 2016 11:15 – 12:15pm
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
Dorothea Leonhardt Lecture Hall

Dr. Kimura is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and serves as one of a handful of oral board examiners in the Western United States. He is also a member of ISCEV, ARVO, AAO and other professional organizations and continues an enthusiastic involvement with research pursuits as a co-investigator in many studies, as Medical Chair in Denver for the Foundation for Fighting Blindness and his numerous publishing and authoring endeavors.   

A wonderful contributor to previous OPS Educational programs, Dr. Kimura is a gem that we are beyond excited to welcome back for what we know will be a fantastic lecture in terms of dynamic and new content, infused with Dr. Kimura’s unique and enthusiastic style of public speaking.  He’s an entertainer, folks!

Dr. Kimura attended the World Stem Cell Summit in Atlanta, Georgia in December of 2015 and has designed his talk to comprehensively cover the latest and greatest pearls of wisdom and discoveries from the recent Summit.  The course will review of the science behind stem cells research in the field of ophthalmology.  A review of the translational research into restoring vision will also be presented as well as a discussion on society’s role in regulating stem cell research.

 

Stem cell advancements are a key component of advancing medicine for the treatment of visual loss.   With Dr. Kimura’s Keynote address we know all attendees will have a better understanding of the science behind stem cell research and the advancement efforts to use stem cell technology to begin to restore vision loss.  

The OPS Board of Education is proud to offer this exciting program that was designed to cover the "Future of Medicine” with 16 OPS Credits and 13 JCAHPO-A Continuing Education Credits during this two day Educational Program.    

Don’t miss out on this event -> Register Today!

Tags:  2016  blog  education  Educational Meeting  Fort Worth  Keynote Speaker  Mid-year  PDC  Texas  Travel 

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SPOTLIGHT: OPS Mid-Year Educational Program, Fort Worth, TX, May 13-14, 2016

Posted By Brittany Jackson, CRA, OCT-C, Friday, March 25, 2016
Updated: Friday, April 1, 2016
The Ophthalmic Photographers Society is honored to announce the Mid-Year Education Program Keynote Speaker for Friday, May 13th, 2016 is Calvin Mein, MD from Retinal Consultants of San Antonio, in San Antonio, Texas.

"Retina Surgical Videos” by Calvin Mein, MD

Date:  Friday, May 13, 2016 @ 11:15 – 12:15pm
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
Dorothea Leonhardt Lecture Hall

Dr. Mein is a Fellow with the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Surgeon with over 40 years experience.    He has received many clinical awards including Top MD, Super Doctor, and Top Doctors of South East Texas, Castle Connolly of 2013.

Dr. Mein has been a wonderful asset to the OPS Educational Programs with well attended and well received lectures at numerous OPS meetings.   An OPS Lecturer for us since 2011, Dr. Mein will present videos of Vitreo-Retinal Surgery.  These will include techniques for Pars Plana Vitrectomy, EpiRetinal Membrane Peeling, Retinal Detachment Repair, The McCannel suture technique for repair of a posteriorly dislocated IOL, and many other interesting surgical cases.

The content is ideal to educate both photographers and technicians who are often asked to image patients prior to or post-operative to retinal surgery, but who rarely accompany the physician to assist with surgery. Attendees will observe through video demonstrations the complex microsurgical manipulations used in posterior segment eye surgery.  

Ophthalmic surgical videos are therefore a key component to provide a complete understanding of many forms of eye diseases and their management.  

At the end of this course, students will be able to list several retinal surgical procedures and describe in general terms how they are performed and appreciate the complexity of imaging an ophthalmic surgical procedure.  

Please join us for Dr. Mein’s one hour lecture at the OPS Mid-Year Educational Program in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, May 13th, 2016.  

The OPS Mid-Year Curriculum is proud to offer 16 OPS Credits and 13 JCAHPO-A Continuing Education Credits during this two day Educational Program.  

Don’t miss out on this event!!! It’s a fantastic way to network with other colleagues in your field, meet new people, and visit a really great city with a thriving cultural district and music scene.  

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!     

See you in Fort Worth!

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Keynote Speaker Spotlight: Cagri G. Besirli, M.D., Ph.D.

Posted By Elaine Lok, CRA, Friday, March 13, 2015
Updated: Friday, May 15, 2015

 

"Ultrasonography for Intraocular Tumors" and "Telemedicine for Pediatric Retinal Diseases"

Speaker: Cagri G. Besirli, M.D., Ph.D, University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center

  

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015 @ 11:15AM-12:15PM

 

 

The Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society is pleased to announce Dr. Cagri Besirli the second of two keynote speakers for the 2015 Mid-Year Program.

Please join us for Dr. Besirli’s 60 minute presentation on two topics in the morning on Saturday, June 27th: The utilization of ultrasound in documenting intraocular tumors, and Kellogg Eye Center’s telemedicine advances in documenting and treating pediatric retinal diseases will be discussed.

A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, MO, Dr. Besirli is a vitreoretinal specialist with a focus on ocular trauma surgeries and pediatric retinal disorders.

 

Talk 1

Ultrasonography for Intraocular Tumors

Course Description: The principles of ophthalmic ultrasound and its role in the diagnosis of intraocular tumors will be reviewed using a case study approach.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the attendee should be able to describe different ultrasound techniques used in the evaluation of intraocular tumors, list the steps involved in patient evaluation, and discuss the ultrasonographic findings seen in common tumors.

 

Talk 2

Telemedicine for Pediatric Retinal Diseases

Course Description: The emerging field of ophthalmic telemedicine for the evaluation and diagnosis of children with retinal disorders will be discussed, with special attention given to the role of photographic screening in Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP).

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the attendee should be able to describe the advantages and disadvantages of telemedicine for ROP screening, discuss the findings of major clinical trials evaluating the photographic screening of ROP, list the challenges faced by ophthalmic telemedicine programs.

 

Elaine Lok, CRA

Education Chair 2015 Mid Year Program

Program Information

Mid-Year Program Information

Mid-Year Program Registration

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Keynote Speaker Spotlight: K. Thiran Jayasundera, MD

Posted By Elaine Lok, Friday, February 27, 2015

"The Bionic Eye: Outcomes of the first Argus II implantations in the United States"  and "Quantification of Disease Manifestation in Autofluorescence Images and Fluorescein Angiography"

Speaker: K. Thiran Jayasundera, MD, University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center

Date: Friday, June 26, 2015 @ 11:15AM-12:15PM

 

 

  

The Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society is pleased to announce the first of two Keynote

Speakers for the 2015 Mid-Year Program. Dr. K. Thiran Jayasundera will present a 60 minute

lecture on two topics in the morning on Friday June 26th. He will discuss the latest

advances with the bionic eye, and then address the use of FAF and FA to detect pathological

changes.

 

A graduate of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, Dr.

Jayasundera is a vitreoretinal specialist with a focus on uveitis, inherited retinal diseases, and

clinical trials. His areas of research focus include genotype-phenotype correlations of inherited

retinal diseases, predictors of disease progression, and outcome measures for therapeutic

clinical trials.

 

Talk 1

"The Bionic Eye: Outcomes of the first Argus II implantations in the United States"

Course Description: The outcomes of the first commercial Argus II implants in Michigan will be

discussed.  Indications, preoperative and postoperative imaging, surgical details and visual

rehabilitation will be presented.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the attendee should be able to identify the

specific indications for considering Argus II implantations in patients, list the imaging performed

at the time of preoperative assessment and be able to counsel patients on expectations and

visual rehabilitation.

 

Talk 2

"Quantification of Disease Manifestation in Autofluorescence Images and Fluorescein

Angiography"

 

Course Description: Novel automated image analysis techniques for autofluorescence imaging

and fluorescein angiography will be discussed. The use of machine learning algorithms for

feature extraction and quantification developed at the University of Michigan will be presented.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the attendee should be able to list the imaging

steps necessary to detect and quantify pathological changes seen in autofluorescence

imaging and fluorescein angiography.

 

Elaine Lok, CRA

Education Chair, 2015 Mid-Year Program

Mid-Year Program Information

Mid-Year Program Registration

 

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