March 4, 2011 Meeting Conference


Neuro-ophthalmology

Objective: The aim of this session is to update the attendee on current evaluation and management of complex neuro-ophthalmic problems, including idiopathic intracranial hypertension, multiple sclerosis, giant cell arteritis and Lyme disease.  New and controversial treatments will be presented.


The Role of the Ophthalmologist in the Diagnosis and Management of Multiple Sclerosis
Thomas R. Hedges III

Neuro-ophthalmology


I Didn't Need to Wear Glasses until the Deer Started Eating My Shrubbery
Don Carl Bienfang

Neuro-ophthalmology


Management of Cranial Nerve Palsies with Botulinum Toxin
Christopher J. Soares

Neuro-ophthalmology


Systemic Disease and Optic Neuropathies
Susan Pepin

Neuro-ophthalmology


Giant Cell Arteritis: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Controversies in Treatment
Geetha Athappilly

Neuro-ophthalmology


Treatment Options for NAION
Joseph Rizzo

Neuro-ophthalmology


Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Simmons Lessell

Neuro-ophthalmology


Oculoplastics

Objective: Attendees will understand current methods of evauating and treating common ophthalmic plastic surgery conditions, office based ophthalmic plastic surgery, and multidisplinary management of eyelid and conjunctival tumors.


Decision-making in Cosmetic Eye Procedures
Natan D. Kahn

New Methods of Oculoplastic Surgery in the Office Setting


The Physical Cost of Being an Oculoplastic Surgeon
William J. Rosen

New Methods of Oculoplastic Surgery in the Office Setting


Lower Eyelid Malposition: Entropion and Ectropion Update
Suzanne K. Freitag

New Methods of Oculoplastic Surgery in the Office Setting


Evaluation and Management of Excess Tearing
Mitesh K. Kapadia

New Methods of Oculoplastic Surgery in the Office Setting


Management of Eyelid Malignancies: Pearls and Pitfalls
Bita Esmaeli

New Methods of Oculoplastic Surgery in the Office Setting


What's New in treatment of Conjunctival and Eyelid Melanoma
Bita Esmaeli

New Methods of Oculoplastic Surgery in the Office Setting


Management Options for Thyroid-related Ophthalmopathy
John T.H. Mandeville

New Methods of Oculoplastic Surgery in the Office Setting


Pediatrics

Objective: The participant will learn about the management of different types of adult and childhood strabismus.  The topics are aimed at pediatric ophthalmologists and general ophthalmologists interested in the treatment of strabismus.


Surgical Management of Inferior Oblique Overaction
D. Robbins Tien

Pediatrics


Treatment of Intermittent Exotropia
Melanie Kazlas

Pediatrics


Surgical Treatment of Duane's and Sixth Nerve Palsies
Danielle M. Ledoux

Pediatrics


Early Treatment of Esotropia
Linn Mangano

Pediatrics


The Risks and Benefits of Malpractice Litigation

Objective: Attendees will hear and discuss the importance of positive collaboration between the insured, the defense attorney and the insurance company in malpractice litigation.


Using OMIC closed claims surveys, this seminar will explore factors that influence both the positive and negative thoughts and feelings that ophthalmologists experience when going through malpractice litigation. The seminar will analyze the importance of positive collaboration between the insured, the defense attorney and OMIC (the insurance company) and how this important bond helps minimize the stress of litigation and increases the potential for a favorable outcome. The seminar will also highlight the steps these ophthalmologists have taken to reduce their exposure to malpractice claims in the future.

The OMIC risk management premium discount will be applied upon renewal with OMIC.


Gaining the Psychological Edge – Enhancing Favorable Outcomes
Wendy Pluta

Risk Management


Defining Issues and Shaping a Defense
Stephen O'Shea

Risk Management


Physician Support and Sustaining the Team
Richard Isom

Risk Management


The Jury Trial
Frank Reardon

Risk Management


Overview of Malpractice Litigation: Risks and Benefits
Paul Weber

Risk Management