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National Glaucoma Symposium Cape Cod - July 28-30, 2018 - Brewster, MA

The 15th Annual National Glaucoma Symposium will be held at the beautiful Ocean Edge Resort on Cape Cod in Brewster, Massachusetts.

Speakers this year are:  John Berdahl, MD: Glaucoma Surgeon, Vance Thompson Vision, Sioux Falls, SD;  Eric Conley, OD: Clinical Director, TLC Laser Vision, Fairfield, CT;  Mark Dunbar, OD: Director of Optometric Services, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL; Steven Sarkisin, Jr., MD: Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK; 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 afternoon sessions on Saturday and Sunday.  All courses are COPE approved and approved by the Florida Board of Optometry.  Courses have been submitted to the Texas Board of Optometry for approval.

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

 The full schedule is listed below 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 courses are listed as 45 minutes and other as 60 minutes.)

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 27. 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 & Learn sessions on Saturday and Sunday ($35 Early Bird and $45 regular). Registration for the hands-on Wet Lab Saturday is $85 Early Bird and $100 regular  After July 23, 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 23 can receive a refund, less a $25 processing fee, or apply the full registration to a future program.  Cancellations received after July 23 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 8:30-12:20 (12 hours of CE) Early Bird Rate: $425  
3 days of lectures Sat., Sun., & Mon 8:30-12:20 (12 hours of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $395  
Early Riser CE Saturday 7:30-8:20 (1 hour of CE) Early Bird Rate: $35  
Early Riser CE Saturday 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
Early Bird Rate: $30  
Glaucoma Wet Lab SESSION A Saturday 7:30-8:20 (1 hour of CE) Early Bird Rate: $85  
Glaucoma Wet Lab SESSION A Saturday 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
Early Bird Rate: $75  
Glaucoma Wet Lab SESSION B Saturday 12:30-1:20 (1 hour of CE) Early Bird Rate: $85  
Glaucoma Wet Lab SESSION B Saturday 12:30-1:20 (1 hour of CE) FULL NGS MEMBES
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $75  
Glaucoma Wet Lab SESSION C Saturday 1:30-2:20 (1 hour of CE) Early Bird Rate: $85  
Glaucoma Wet Lab SESSION C Saturday 1:30-2:20 (1 hour of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $75  
Lunch & Learn CE Saturday 12:30-1:20 (1 hour of CE) Early Bird Rate: $35  
Lunch & Learn CE Saturday 12:30-1:20 (1 hour of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS ONLY
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $30  
Early Riser CE Sunday 7:30-8:20 (1 hour of CE) Early Bird Rate: $35  
Early Riser CE Sunday 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
Early Bird Rate: $30  
Lunch & Learn CE Sunday 12:30-1:20 (1 hour of CE) Early Bird Rate: $35  
Lunch & Learn CE Sunday 12:30-1:20 (1 hour of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $30  
Early Riser CE Monday 7:30-8:20 (1 hour of CE) Early Bird Rate: $35  
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
Early Bird Rate: $30  
1-Day Rate Saturday 8:30-12:20 (4 hours of CE) Early Bird Rate: $150  
1-Day Rate Saturday 8:30-12:20 (4 hours of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $135  
1-Day Rate Sunday 8:30-12:20 (4 hours of CE) Early Bird Rate: $150  
1-Day Rate Sunday 8:30-12:20 (4 hours of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $135  
1-Day Rate Monday 8:30-12:20 (4 hours of CE) Early Bird Rate: $150  
1-Day Rate Monday 8:30-12:20 (4 hours of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $135  

Saturday, July 28, 2018

7:00am–8:30am
Registration and Full Breakfast Buffet
Full Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30am–8:30am
Early Riser CE: Understanding and Interpreting OCT in Glaucoma
Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO
COPE # 48493-PD. Separate fee applies. Space is limited.
7:30am–8:30am
Glaucoma Wet Lab SESSION A: Advances in Glaucoma Surgical Therapy
Eric Conley, OD, FAAO, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
Separate fee. COPE # 57774-GL. This hands-on session will provide an overview of glaucoma stent techniques, issues in co-management, post-op follow-up, and the opportunity to implant a stent in an artificial ocular structure. Registration is restricted to allow for hands-on experience. The Wet Lab will be repeated 3 times on Saturday. PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION.
8:30am–10:15am
The MIGS Explosion: Sorting and Picking Up the Pieces
John Berdahl, MD, Steven Sarkisian, Jr., MD
COPE # 57359-GL
10:15am–10:45am
Break in Exhibit Areas
10:45am–11:30am
Advances in Glaucoma Therapy
J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
COPE # 50971-GL
11:30am–12:30pm
Pediatric Glaucoma
Steven Sarkisian, Jr., MD
COPE # 57590-GL
12:30pm–1:30pm
Glaucoma Wet Lab SESSION B: Advances in Glaucoma Surgical Therapy.
Eric Conley, OD, FAAO, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
Separate Fee (lunch included). COPE # 57774-GL. This hands-on session will provide an overview of glaucoma stent techniques, issues in co-management, post-op follow-up, and the opportunity to implant a stent in an artificial ocular structure. Registration is restricted to allow for hands-on experience. The Wet Lab will be repeated 3 times on Saturday. PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION.
12:30pm–1:30pm
Lunch & Learn: My Vision is Blurry, Could It Be from My Medications?
Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO
COPE # 49460-OP. Separate Fee (lunch included). Space is limited.
1:30pm–2:30pm
Glaucoma Wet Lab SESSION C: Advances in Glaucoma Surgical Therapy
Eric Conley, OD, FAAO, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
Separate fee. COPE # 57774-GL. This hands-on session will provide an overview of glaucoma stent techniques, issues in co-management, post-op follow-up, and the opportunity to implant a stent in an artificial ocular structure. Registration is restricted to allow for hands-on experience. The Wet Lab will be repeated 3 times on Saturday. PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION.
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 29, 2018

7:00am–8:30am
Registration and Full Breakfast Buffet
Full Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30am–8:30am
Early Riser CE: Anomalous Optic Nerves: Deciphering the Code
Eric Conley, OD, FAAO
COPE #57472-PS. Separate fee. Space is limited.
8:30am–10:15am
Controversies in Glaucoma
John Berdahl, MD, Eric Conley, OD, FAAO, Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO, Steven Sarkisian, Jr., MD, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
COPE # 51598-GL
10:15am–10:45am
Break in Exhibit Areas
10:45am–11:30am
New Technologies in Glaucoma Diagnosis
J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
COPE # 57597-GL
11:30am–12:30pm
So What are We Going to Do? Is Glaucoma a Two-Pressure Disease?
John Berdahl, MD
COPE # 57358-GL
12:30pm–1:30pm
Lunch & Learn: Clinical Decisions in Glaucoma
Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO
COPE # 49529-GL. Separate fee (lunch included). Space is limited.

Monday, July 30, 2018

7:00am–8:30am
Registration and Full Breakfast Buffet
Full Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30am–8:30am
Early Riser CE: Systemic Vascular Issues and Their Role in Glaucoma
Eric Conley, OD, FAAO
COPE # 57525-SD. Separate fee. Space is limited.
8:30am–9:30am
Landmark Cases from the NEI
Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO
COPE # 50552-GO
9:30am–10:15am
Medical-Legal Issues in Glaucoma
Eric Conley, OD, FAAO
COPE # 57378-EJ
10:15am–10:45am
Break in Exhibit Areas
10:45am–12:30pm
NGS Grand Rounds: The Best Cases of 2018
Eric Conley, OD, FAAO, Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
COPE # 58106-GL