WIO 2022 Summer Symposium

August 25-28, 2022
The Portola Hotel & Spa
Monterey, California

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER and Women in Ophthalmology (WIO). MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of ophthalmologists and trainees who are involved in clinical or surgical eye care, academic, leadership, research, and/or administration.

Program Overview

The Summer Symposium provides solid scientific and practice management information to clinicians, researchers, and other professionals in the field. The conference has become the apex of WIO’s annual activities for its unique blend of medical education and leadership training. The event increases speaking opportunities for women, provides a comfortable woman-to-woman learning environment for the latest scientific breakthroughs, and fosters relationships between women from diverse backgrounds, professional environments, and life experiences.


  • Describe, compare, and evaluate the best diagnostic and treatment options for important disease states in ophthalmology.
  • Identify and evaluate how best to incorporate new surgical techniques into their practice, manage their surgical practice efficiently, create high-quality surgical videos to improve their skills and educate others, and address surgical complications.
  • Assess why diversity matters in medicine and ophthalmology for optimal patient care and how to grow diversity in individual practice settings.
  • Identify and apply current research findings to improve patient care.
  • Identify and apply strategies for implementing clinical research into any practice setting.
  • Implement key practice management skills such as medical staff training, enhancing patient’s experience, and improving online communication to improve patient care.
  • Identify strategies for effective work-life integration and how to improve physician well-being.
  • Apply necessary professional development skills such as negotiation, mentorship, communication, and leading crucial conversations for career growth.
  • Address the unique challenges of academic medicine, private practice, and large multispecialty groups.
  • Identify and address challenges of serving abroad and implement strategies to overcome these challenges.

Faculty and Program Agenda

A complete program and list of faculty, along with their financial disclosures and biographies, is published online in the WIO Program Book and in the virtual platform.

Physician Credit – Live Meeting (Includes Virtual Access)

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Credit – Virtual Meeting

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.