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National Glaucoma Symposium Cape Cod - July 27-29, 2019 - Brewster, MA

Join the Tradition! The 16th Annual National Glaucoma Symposium will be held at the beautiful Ocean Edge Resort on Cape Cod in Brewster, Massachusetts. Registration is now open!

Speakers this year are: Jason Bacharach, MD: North Bay Eye Associates, Petaluma, CA; Mitch Ibach, OD: Vance Thompson Vision, Sioux Falls, SD; Justin Schweitzer, OD: Vance Thompson Vision, Sioux Falls, SD; J. James Thimons, OD: Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut, Fairfield, CT; and Valerie Trubnik, MD: Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, Lynbrook, NY. 

The program offers a total of 19 hours of CE. Lectures take place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings from 8:40-12:30, with optional Early Riser CE sessions from 7:30-8:20 on all three days and afternoon sessions on Saturday and Sunday. All courses will be submitted to COPE, the Florida Board of Optometry, and the Texas Board of Optometry for approval.

Please Note: The Early Riser lectures will take place in the main lecture hall on Saturday, Sunday and Monday this year to accommodate more attendees. As a result, access to the main lecture hall from 7:30-8:20 will be limited to attendees registered for the Early Riser CE so as not to disrupt the lectures.There will be tables for breakfast in both the upstairs and downstairs exhibit areas. The general session lectures will start at 8:40 a.m. each day.

There is a beach bonfire and marshmallow roast Saturday night on the Ocean Edge beach (weather permitting). This is open to all conference attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and their families free of charge. 

The full schedule is listed below, after 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 8:40-12:30 is $425 through June 15 and $475 from June 16 through July 26. 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, Lunch & Learn sessions on Saturday and Sunday, and the Surgical Wet Lab Saturday.  After July 22, a late fee 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 22 can receive a refund, less a $25 processing fee, or apply the full registration to a future program. Cancellations received after July 22 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 8:40-12:30 (12 hours of CE) Early Bird Rate: $425  
3 days of lectures Sat., Sun., & Mon 8:40-12:30 (12 hours of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
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 12:40-1:30 (1 hour of CE) Early Bird Rate: $85  
Glaucoma Wet Lab SESSION B Saturday 12:40-1:30 (1 hour of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $75  
Glaucoma Wet Lab SESSION C Saturday 1:40-2:30 (1 hour of CE) Early Bird Rate: $85  
Glaucoma Wet Lab SESSION C Saturday 1:40-2:30 (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 12:40-1:30 (1 hour of CE) Early Bird Rate: $35  
Lunch & Learn CE Saturday 12:40-1:30 (1 hour of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
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 Sunday: Glaucoma Management Workshop 12:40-2:30 (2 hours of CE) Early Bird Rate: $50  
Lunch & Learn Sunday: Glaucoma Management Workshop 12:40-2:30 (2 hours of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $40  
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 8:40-12:30 (4 hours of CE) Early Bird Rate: $150  
1-Day Rate Saturday 8:40-12:30 (4 hours of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $135  
1-Day Rate Sunday 8:40-12:30 (4 hours of CE) Early Bird Rate: $150  
1-Day Rate Sunday 8:40-12:30 (4 hours of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $135  
1-Day Rate Monday 8:40-12:30 (4 hours of CE) Early Bird Rate: $150  
1-Day Rate Monday 8:40-12:30 (4 hours of CE) FULL NGS MEMBERS
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Early Bird Rate: $135  

Saturday, July 27, 2019

7:00am–8:45am
Registration and Full Breakfast Buffet
Full Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30am–8:30am
Early Riser CE: How Low Can We Go? Peri-Operative Management of Cataracts and Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO
The Early Riser CE sessions will be held in the main lecture hall this year, to allow for more attendees and a less crowded setting. Separate fee applies. COPE # 51839-GL
7:30am–8:30am
Glaucoma Surgical Wet Lab SESSION A: Advances in Glaucoma Surgical Therapy
Mitch Ibach, OD, FAAO, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
Based on feedback from 2018, we are pleased to offer this Surgical Wet Lab again this year for those doctors who were not able to attend last year. This hands-on session will include the opportunity to implant a stent in an artificial ocular structure. The Wet Lab will be repeated 3 times on Saturday. Registration is limited to 8 doctors per session. REGISTER FOR ONLY 1 SESSION. (COPE # 57774-GL)
8:30am–9:30am
Surgical Advances in Glaucoma Therapy
Jason Bacharach, MD, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
COPE # 52006-GL
9:30am–10:30am
The Future of Glaucoma: MIGS or Drug Delivery Devices?
Valerie Trubnik, MD
COPE # 59470-GL
10:30am–11:00am
Break in Exhibit Areas
11:00am–12:30pm
Advances in Glaucoma Therapy
J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
COPE # 51968-GL
12:30pm–1:30pm
Glaucoma Surgical Wet Lab SESSION B: Advances in Glaucoma Surgical Therapy
Mitch Ibach, OD, FAAO, Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
Based on feedback from 2018, we are pleased to offer this Surgical Wet Lab again this year for those doctors who were not able to attend last year. This hands-on session will include the opportunity to implant a stent in an artificial ocular structure. The Wet Lab will be repeated 3 times on Saturday. Registration is limited to 8 doctors per session. REGISTER FOR ONLY 1 SESSION. This session includes lunch. (COPE # 57774-GL)
12:30pm–1:30pm
Lunch & Learn: Glaucoma Case Presentations
Valerie Trubnik, MD
COPE # 44298-GL. Separate Fee; lunch included.
1:30pm–2:30pm
Glaucoma Surgical Wet Lab SESSION C: Advances in Glaucoma Surgical Therapy
Mitch Ibach, OD, FAAO, Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
Based on feedback from 2018, we are pleased to offer this Surgical Wet Lab again this year for those doctors who were not able to attend last year. This hands-on session will include the opportunity to implant a stent in an artificial ocular structure. The Wet Lab will be repeated 3 times on Saturday. Registration is limited to 8 doctors per session. REGISTER FOR ONLY 1 SESSION.(COPE # 57774-GL)
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 their families. Reservations at Ocean Edge not required for evening beach access.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

7:00am–8:45am
Registration and Full Breakfast Buffet
Full Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30am–8:30am
Early Riser CE: Who's on First, What's on Second: Decoding Secondary and Tertiary Glaucoma
Mitch Ibach, OD, FAAO
The Early Riser CE sessions will be held in the main lecture hall this year, to allow for more attendees and a less crowded setting. Separate fee applies. COPE # 52296-GL
8:30am–10:15am
Controversies in Glaucoma
Jason Bacharach, MD, Mitch Ibach, OD, FAAO, Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO, Valerie Trubnik, MD
Lively panel discussion among all speakers. COPE # 51598-GL
10:15am–10:45am
Break in Exhibit Areas
10:45am–11:45am
OCT and the Glaucoma Practice: Lessons Learned
Jason Bacharach, MD
New Course! Submitted for COPE approval.
11:45am–12:30pm
Disruptive Technologies
J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
New Course! Submitted for COPE approval.
12:30pm–2:30pm
Lunch & Learn: Glaucoma Management Workshop
Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO
Interactive workshop with the opportunity to learn about and test out the latest technology for glaucoma management. Separate fee; lunch included. COPE # 59524.

Monday, July 29, 2019

7:00am–8:45am
Registration and Full Breakfast Buffet
Full Breakfast for Registered Attendees
7:30am–8:30am
Early Riser CE: What's the Pressure, 1 or 2?
Mitch Ibach, OD, FAAO
The Early Riser CE sessions will be held in the main lecture hall this year, to allow for more attendees and a less crowded setting. Separate fee applies. COPE # 52189-GL
8:30am–9:30am
Rapid Fire Topics in Glaucoma Today
Mitch Ibach, OD, FAAO, Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
New course! Submitted for COPE approval.
9:30am–10:15am
Your Safety is Our Number One Priority: The Glaucoma Safety Card
Mitch Ibach, OD, FAAO
COPE # 58897-GL
10:15am–10:45am
Break in the Exhibit Areas
10:45am–12:30pm
Glaucoma Grand Rounds: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Solutions
Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO
COPE # 59536-GL