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National Glaucoma Symposium East 2.0 - September 12-13, 2020

We are pleased to offer the best of the lectures from the cancelled National Glaucoma Symposium on Cape Cod as a virtual program streamed live.  There will be 4 hours of Glaucoma lectures on both Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Eastern Time.


The speakers include an impressive group of eye care professionals who practice in a variety of health care settings: 

  • Elizabeth Muckley, OD: Northeast Ohio Eye Surgeons, Akron, OH
  • Robert Noecker, MD: Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut, Fairfield, CT
  • Joseph Panarelli, MD:  NYU Langone Health, New York NY
  • Eric Schmidt, OD:  Omni Eye Specialists, Wilmington, NC;
  • Inder Paul Singh, MD: The Eye Centers of Racine and  Kenosha, WI
  • J. James Thimons, OD:  Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut, Fairfield, CT

The lectures and full schedule are listed below (under the registration options). The lectures will be offered as live webinars streamed over WebEx technology. You will be able to see the PowerPoint presentation, hear the lecture and submit questions to the speaker. All you need is a computer, smart phone or tablet with an Internet connection. You can either use a telephone to hear the lecture (toll rates may apply) or use the speakers or a headset from your computer.

These webinars will be submitted for COPE approval as a Live COPE Event.  COPE has extended its ruling that all interactive webinars offered through December 31, 2020 will be considered Live CE.  According to State Regulations and/or Emergency Declarations due to COVID-19, these live webinars are considered live CE in CA, MA, MD, MN, NH, NJ, NY, PA , TX, VA and VT. Other states also may consider interactive webinars to be Live CE. Check the website of your State Board for the latest rulings.

Register for one or both days. Registration for four hours of CE on either Saturday or Sunday is $100 for Full NGS Members and $125 for non-members. Registration for both Saturday and Sunday (8 hours of CE) is $175 for Full NGS Members and $200 for non-members. Special half-price rates for Optometry Residents are $50 for either Saturday or Sunday and $100 for Saturday and Sunday; Resident status subject to verification.

In order to get information to participate in these webinars, you must register by 5 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, September 11. You will get the meeting password, meeting number and link to the webinar website e-mailed to you. 

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations made by the Friday before the webinars can receive a refund, less a $15 processing fee, or apply the full registration fee to a future program. Cancellations made after Friday can receive a credit of the full registration fee toward a future program. To cancel, notify the National Glaucoma Sociey in writing by email (info@NationalGlaucomaSociety,org) or fax (978-470-4520). No refunds given for canceling a registration once the webinars have begun.

Conference registration is closed.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Glaucoma Update
J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
This course will highlight the latest developments in glaucoma, including diagnostic technology, pharmaceutical development and therapeutic intervention. (COPE # 64559-GL)
Glaucoma Treatment: Tackling Real World Surgical Cases
Joseph Panarelli, MD, Inder Paul Singh, MD
A discussion of surgical cases and treatment options by two glaucoma surgeons. (COPE # 68674-GL)

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Surgical Advances in Glaucoma Therapy
Robert Noecker, MD, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
This course will review the latest advances in surgical glaucoma therapy (COPE # 66943-GL).
The Co-Management of Glaucoma Surgery
Elizabeth Muckley, OD, FAAO
A discussion of the role of optometry in post-operative medical management of glaucoma. (COPE # 68087-GL)
Glaucoma Grand Rounds
Eric Schmidt, OD, FAAO
This course will present a variety of glaucoma patients and discuss proper diagnoses and management decisions. Clinical as well as academic tools will be presented to help manage challenging cases of glaucoma. (COPE # 66817-GL)