March 6, 2015 Meeting Conference


Ethics/Risk Management

Professional Practice Gaps:

Using feedback from NEOS members and discussion by the Program Committee, current concepts in approaches to minimizing medical errors, as well as medical and legal approaches to managing them when they occur, wereidentified as significant professional practice gaps that merit a dedicated program.

Program Objectives:

The content and format of this educational activity has been specifically designed to fill the identified practice gaps in our membership's current and potential scope of professional activities in a way that focuses on education, while managing commercial support and maintaining independence from promotional activities and commercial proprietary interests. This program seeks to:

1) Increase the competence of the audience in the areas of patient safety, informed consent, patient communication about adverse outcomes, and navigating the complexities of malpractice litigation should it arise.  

2) Improve the performance of the audience in patient communication concerning the above, and other aspects of effective risk management.  

3) Improve outcomes in the areas of patient safety, and patient satisfaction through better physician - patient communication.

 

 


Best Practice in Your Everyday Operations Produce the Best Patient Care – Reducing Risk is the Natural Byproduct of These Efforts
Peter S. Hedstrom

Afternoon program


Disclosure of Medical Errors and Adverse Events
William Stoeri

Afternoon program


The Wrong IOL: Issues of Risk Management and Ethics
Roberto Pineda II

Afternoon program


Principles of Ethical Expert Witness Testimony
Gregory McCormick

Afternoon program


Informed Consent and Malpractice Litigation: Practical and Legal Realities
J. Kent Mathewson

Afternoon program


Strategies for Ensuring Quality and Patient Safety in Refractive Surgery
Jonathan H. Talamo

Afternoon program


Refractive Cataract Surgery

Professional Practice Gaps: The previously separate fields of cataract surgery and refractive surgery have merged. For many general ophthalmologists, there are significant gaps in understanding of refractive principles and technologies available to provide excellent refractive outcomes to their patients undergoing cataract surgery.

Program Objectives: This program seeks to fill identified practice gaps by:
 
1) Improving the ability of the audience to determine candidacy for a refractive cataract procedure based on analysis of the ocular surface, evaluating astigmatism, and understanding higher order aberrations.
 
2) Increasing the capacity of the audience to obtain excellent outcomes when correcting astigmatism and presbyopia during cataract surgery, including for patients who have undergone prior kerato-refractive surgery.
 
3) Assisting the audience to integrate refractive cataract surgery technologies into their practices and advise patients to choose their best refractive option when undergoing cataract surgery.
 

Toric IOL Candidates: Who’s Good, Who’s not—and Why
Elliot M. Perlman

Morning program


Getting Your Toric IOL Right
Warren Hill

Morning program


10 Steps Toward Good Refractive Outcomes for Cataract Surgery
Warren Hill

Morning program


Why higher order aberrations matter in cataract surgery
Jeremy Kieval

Morning program


Coaching patients to select their best refractive IOL option
Helen K. Wu

Morning program


Update on IOL selection post-keratorefractive surgery
Michael B. Raizman

Morning program


The ocular surface in refractive cataract surgery - why it matters
Ula Jurkunas

Morning program


Integrating Refractive Cataract Surgery into your practice
Samir Melki

Morning program