CME Information


CME Information

This activity is jointly provided Medical Education Resources, Inc., a non-profit medical education company, and Women in Ophthalmology.

This activity is supported by an educational grant(s) from Allergan Foundation.

Target Audience       

This activity targets 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 Summer Symposium has become the apex of WIO’s annual activities for its unique blend of medical education and leadership training. The Summer Symposium 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.

Educational Objectives for 2020

After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • 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 the 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.
  • 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, communication, and leading crucial conversations for career growth.
  • Address the unique challenges of academic medicine.

Faculty and Program Agenda

A complete program and list of faculty, along with their financial disclosures and biographies, will be published online when available.

Physician Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Education Resources (MER) and Women in Ophthalmology.  MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.5 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.