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) TBD.
This activity targets female ophthalmologists who are involved in clinical or surgical eye care, academic, leadership, research, and/or administration. In addition, membership and other resources are available to those who are currently in training, residence or fellowship.
The Summer Symposium provides solid scientific and practice management information to clinicians, researchers, 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, and is designed specifically for female ophthalmologists. 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 who have faced and overcome common barriers.
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- describe, compare, and evaluate best diagnostic and treatment options for an important disease state 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, how best to address surgical complications, and how new therapeutic options pertain to ophthalmic surgery
- assess why diversity matters in medicine for optimal patient care and how they can apply principles to grow diversity in medicine where they practice
- identify and apply current research findings to improve patient care
- identify how understanding operational efficiency, medical staff training, patients experience, and online communication can lead to better patient care
- identify complex or unusual cases, apply research findings, and implement educational techniques and technologies discussed in the poster session into their practices
- describe new research and innovations in ophthalmology and apply these to patients
- describe the debated aspects of a few common ophthalmic conditions and identify key considerations when making treatment decisions for patients with these conditions
- identify key factors to help identify and navigate challenging clinical and surgical cases and learn effective strategies to communicate with patients in challenging cases
- identify strategies for effective work-life balance and relate to real-life examples from speakers and utilize the speakers’ experiences to formulate their own plans for achievement in their profession
perform phacoemulsification techniques, scleral fixation techniques for IOLs, and oculoplastic/aesthetic procedures using the best practices for efficiency and safety
- identify appropriate patients for the various techniques, safe measures for implementation for the covered procedures, and when to integrate a given technique
- identify hands-on techniques to help prevent chronic back, neck, and hand injury
- identify and apply key skills required for effective negotiation
- identify and evaluate how tele-medicine can be incorporated into clinical practice or research programs, how to develop a strong research infrastructure, and how to participate in clinical trials
describe strategies for leadership in a variety of settings and describe how implicit bias can be rectified and will implement a variety of techniques to achieve impact in the workplace
identify appropriate patients for MIGS, relate the pros and cons of each type of MIGS, and practice advanced glaucoma surgeries
- identify patients who need dry eye evaluation. Distinguish source of symptoms for patients to select appropriate individualized treatments for patients
- identify patients who benefit from ORA and femtosecond cataract surgery and evaluate how best to optimize outcomes
- assess and compare strategies for a variety of professional development, practice management, and patient care topics
- identify and evaluate key factors on common eye care related topics in the lay media over the last year
- convey key patient education items in a clear and concise matter for visual media and formulate effective dialogue and delivery strategies to enhance communication
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint provider-ship of Medical Education Resources (MER) and LC Medical PLLC. Medical Education Resources is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 26 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