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Ocean Edge Resort

Route 6A
Brewster, MA 02631
Phone: 800-343-6074
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National Glaucoma Symposium - July 25-27, 2009 - Brewster, MA

Join us at the beautiful Ocean Edge Resort for the sixth annual National Glaucoma Symposium on Cape Cod, featuring 17 hours of COPE approved CE.  Speakers include G. Richard Bennett, MS, OD, FAAO; Douglas Grayson, MD; Bud O'Leary, OD; Richard Parrish, MD; J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO; and Darren Tishler, MD. 

Lectures are held on Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings from 8:30-12:15.  There are hands-on workshops Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. Space at the workshops is limited. All courses will be submitted for Florida approval. 

Family activities include a BBQ Saturday night followed by a fire and marshmallow roast on the beach. Registration for the BBQ must be received by July 15th.  There is no walk-in registration available for the BBQ.

Conference Registration for the three mornings of lectures is $325 through June 15 and $400 from June 16 through July 22.  One-day rates for the morning lectures are $125 Early Bird and $150 regular. Separate fees apply for workshops and family BBQ. After July 22, there is a late fee of $50 added to all CE, if space is available.  We cannot guarantee walk-in registrations.  This conference sold out last year. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made by July 21 can receive a refund, less a $25 processing fee, or apply the full registration to a future program. For cancellations after July 21, the registration will be forfeited. Cancel in writing by fax (978-470-4520) or e-mail (

Conference registration is closed.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Registration, Exhibits and Continental Breakfast for CE Participants
New Insights in Glaucoma Management
Douglas Grayson, MD
COPE # 18786-GL
The Role of Gender in Glaucoma Therapy
J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
COPE # 25765-GL
Glaucoma Grand Rounds
G. Richard Bennett, OD, FAAO
COPE # 23260-GL
Workshop: 21st Century Optometry -- Building Your Glaucoma Practice
Bud O'Leary, OD, Robert Rebello, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
Strategies, Protocols and Reimbursement. Space is limited. (New! Submitted for COPE approval)
NGS BBQ at Bay Pines Pavilion
A casual buffet at Ocean Edge for Speakers, Sponsors, Attendees, and Families. Food includes hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, BBQ chicken, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, coleslaw, pasta salad, green salad, corn-on-the-cob, apple pie, watermelon, lemonade and cash bar. After the BBQ, take a short walk to the beach for a bonfire and marshmallow roast.
Beach Fire and Marshmallow Roast
All attendees, speakers and families invited to a complimentary bonfire and marshmallow roast on the beach at Ocean Edge (weather permitting).

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Registration, Exhibits and Continental Breakfast for CE Participants
The Use and Abuse of Technology in the Management of Glaucoma
Richard Parrish, MD
COPE # 25672-GL
Research Update in the Medical Management of Glaucoma: When is New True?
Richard Parrish, MD
COPE # 25668-GL
Controversies in Glaucoma Therapy
G. Richard Bennett, OD, FAAO, Douglas Grayson, MD, Richard Parrish, MD, J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
COPE # 19846-GL
Workshop: Anterior Segment Technology
Bud O'Leary, OD
Hands-on workshop includes gonioscopy, dynamic tonometry and digital imaging. Space is limited. (COPE # 25760-GL).

Monday, July 27, 2009

Registration, Exhibits and Continental Breakfast for CE Participants
Glaucoma Watch: Rapid Fire Topics in Glaucoma Today
G. Richard Bennett, OD, FAAO, Bud O'Leary, OD, Darren Tishler, MD, FACS
COPE # 16732-GL
The Road to the Future: 10 Clinical Pearls in Glaucoma Management
J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO
COPE # 25763-GL