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National Glaucoma Symposium Cape Cod - July 29-31, 2017 - Brewster, MA

Join the Tradition! The 14th Annual National Glaucoma Symposium will be held at the beautiful Ocean Edge Resort on Cape Cod in Brewster, Massachusetts. 

Speakers this year are:  Nathan Lighthizer, OD:  Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Clinical Care Services, Oklahoma College of Optometry, Tahlequah, OK; Felipe Medeiros, MD, PhD: Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Director of Visual Function Research, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA;  Robert Noecker, MD: Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut, Fairfield, CT, and Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; Brad Sutton, OD: Clinical Professor, Indiana University School of Optometry, and Service Chief of Indianapolis Eye Care Center, Indianapolis, IN;  J. James Thimons, OD: Medical Director, Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut and Chairman, National Glaucoma Society. 

Lectures take place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings from 8:30-12:30, with optional Early Riser CE sessions from 7:30-8:20 on all three days and 1-2 hour lunch seminars on Saturday and Sunday for a total of 18 hours of CE. All courses are COPE approved; courses are also approved by the Florida and Texas Boards of Optometry.

The Early Riser CE Sessions on Saturday and Sunday are now full. 

There is a a beach bonfire and marshmallow roast Saturday night (weather permitting). 

The full schedule is listed at the bottom of this page, below the registration options. (Please note: All one-hour courses will be 50 minutes in length; due to limitations of our website, which only accommodates 15-minute increments, some are listed as 45 minutes and others as 60 mintues.)

Conference registration for the three mornings of lectures from 8:30-12:30 is $425 through June 15 and $475 from June 16 through July 28. Rates for Full members of the National Glaucoma Society are $395 Early Bird and $450 regular. One-day rates for the morning lectures are $150 Early Bird and $165 regular ($135 and $150 for Full Members of the National Glaucoma Society).  Separate fees apply for the Early Riser lectures from 7:30-8:20 each morning and lunch sessions on Saturday and Sunday.  After July 24, a late fee of $50 will be added to all CE, if space is available.  We cannot guarantee walk-in registration.  This conference has sold out in prior years. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by July 24 can receive a refund, less a $25 processing fee, or apply the full registration to a future program.  Cancellations received after July 24 can receive a credit of the full registration fee toward a future conference.  Please cancel in writing by fax (978-470-4520) or e-mail (info@nationalglaucomasociety.org).  No credit will be given for leaving early or canceling sessions once the conference begins. 

Register     
3 days of lectures Sat., Sun. & Mon 8:30-12:30 (12 hours of CE) Rate: $475  
3 days of lectures Sat., Sun. & Mon 8:30-12:30 (12 hours of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Rate: $450  
Lunch & Learn CE Saturday 12:30-2:30 (2 hours of CE) Rate: $45  
Lunch & Learn CE Saturday 12:30-2:30 (2 hours of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Rate: $40  
Lunch & Learn CE Sunday 12:30-1:30 (1 hour of CE) Rate: $45  
Lunch & Learn CE Sunday 12:30-1:30 (1 hour of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Rate: $40  
Early Riser CE Monday 7:30-8:20 (1 hour of CE) Rate: $45  
Early Riser CE Monday 7:30-8:20 (1 hour of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Rate: $40  
1-Day Rate Saturday 8:30-12:30 (4 hours of CE) Rate: $165  
1-Day Rate Saturday 8:30-12:30 (4 hours of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Rate: $150  
1-Day Rate Sunday 8:30-12:30 (4 hours of CE) Rate: $165  
1-Day Rate Sunday 8:30-12:30 (4 hours of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Rate: $150  
1-Day Rate Monday 8:30-12:30 (4 hours of CE) Rate: $165  
1-Day Rate Monday 8:30-12:30 (4 hours of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Rate: $150  

Saturday, July 29, 2017

7:00am–8:30am
Registration and Full Breakfast Buffet
Full Breakfast for all Registered Attendees
7:30am–8:30am
Early Riser CE: New Technologies in Glaucoma Diagnosis
J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
COPE # 45010-GL. This session is now full.
8:30am–10:15am
Advances in Glaucoma Therapy
Felipe Medeiros, MD, PhD, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
COPE # 51968-GL
10:15am–10:45am
Break in Exhibit Areas
10:45am–11:30am
What am I Seeing? Answers to Gonioscopy Questions
Nathan Lighthizer, OD
COPE # 49901-PD
11:30am–12:30pm
Surgical Advances in Glaucoma Therapy
Robert Noecker, MD, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
COPE # 52006-GL
12:30pm–2:30pm
Lunch & Learn: Glaucoma Management Workshop
Nathan Lighthizer, OD
Interactive Workshop with variety of technologies. COPE # 45530-GL. Separate fee applies (lunch included). Space is limited.
7:30pm–9:00pm
Beach Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast
Watch the sunset over the ocean and enjoy a beach fire at Ocean Edge Beach (weather permitting). Open to all attendees, speakers, exhibitors and families. Reservations at Ocean Edge not required for evening beach access.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

7:00am–8:30am
Registration and Full Breakfast Buffet
Full Breakfast for all Registered Attendees
7:30am–8:30am
Early Riser CE: Sleep Apnea and the Eye
Brad Sutton, OD
COPE # 45593-SD. This session is now full.
8:30am–9:15am
Evaluating Quality of Life in Glaucoma
Felipe Medeiros, MD, PhD, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
COPE # 52387-GL
9:15am–10:15am
Glaucoma Surgery Grand Rounds
Robert Noecker, MD, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
COPE # 52007-GL
10:15am–10:45am
Break in Exhibit Areas
10:45am–12:30pm
Controversies in Glaucoma
Nathan Lighthizer, OD, Felipe Medeiros, MD, PhD, Robert Noecker, MD, Brad Sutton, OD, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
COPE # 51598-GL
12:30pm–1:30pm
Lunch & Learn: Fundus Autofluorescence: Applications for Clinical Practice
Brad Sutton, OD
COPE # 49555-PD. Separate fee applies (lunch included). Space is limited.

Monday, July 31, 2017

7:00am–8:30am
Registration and Full Breakfast Buffet
Full Breakfast for all Registered Attendees
7:30am–8:30am
Early Riser CE: In-Office Electrodiagnostics: What Can It Do For You?
Nathan Lighthizer, OD
COPE # 45947-PD. Separate fee applies. Space is limited.
8:30am–10:15am
OCT: The Optometrists MREye
Brad Sutton, OD
Cope # 50472-PD
10:15am–10:45am
Break in Exhibit Areas
10:45am–12:30pm
Glaucoma Grand Rounds
J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
COPE # 45008-GL