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 Export to Your Calendar 5/11/2018
When: May 11, 2018
7:00 AM -- 5:00 PM
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Hotel at Arundel Preserve
7795 Arundel Mills Blvd
Hanover, Maryland  21076
United States
Contact: Sophie Pumphrey

Online registration is available until: 5/9/2018
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Registration Pricing:

Scientific and Clinical Program:

MSEPS Members: $0

Other State Society Members: $125

Membership Plus Admission to Event: $650

Admission to Event Without Membership: $400

Resident: $0


Technician Program:

Member and Non-Member Staff: $125


CodeQuest for Staff:

Member and Non-Member: $250


CodeQuest for Physicians:

Member and Non-Member: $250






The MSEPS 12th Annual Combined 
Ophthalmic Convention

The Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
2018 Annual Convention

Friday, May 11, 2018

Hotel at Arundel Preserve

Scientific and Clinical Program:

7:00    Registration/Breakfast/Veiw Exhibitors


8:00    Welcome and introductions

            Allison Jensen, MD and Lawson Grumbine

            MSEPS Education Committee Program Committee Members


8:05    "Is it Retina or Optic Nerve?"

            Neil Miller, MD

            - Differentiate retinal from optic nerve disease using patient's symptoms, examination findings and ancillary tests.


8:30    Presbyopia - Are we closer to solving this Holy Grail of Refractive Surgery?

           Sonny Goel, MD

           - Identify the options currently available to address this condition

           - Categorize future solutions in development today and the available options.


8:55    Evaluation and Surgical Approaches to the Orbit

           Katie Duncan, MD

           - Recognize and appropriately evaluate orbital pathology.

           - Review common approaches to orbital surgery.


9:20    Video-Based Management of Challenging Cataract Surgeries: Dislocated IOL - Managing with the Glued IOL Technique. IOL Exhange Using Scaffold        Technique, Cataract with Quiescent Posterior Capsule Trauma after IV Injection.

           Maria Soledad Romero, MD

           - Identify how to manage complex cataract cases.

           - Distinguish pearls & pitfalls to safely incorporate these techniques into their practice.


9:45    Instrument-Based Vision Screening

           David Guyton, MD

           - Explain what instruments are available, what is the cost involved, how do they work, what they provide and how reliable they are.

           - List what new instruments are on the horizon.


10:10  Premium Intraocular Lenses and the Glaucoma Patient

           Ramya Swamy, MD

           - Summarize the evidence for the role of various premium intraocular lens use in patients with glaucoma.

           - Discuss the advantages and potential pitfalls associated with the use of these lenses.


10:35  Discussion


10:40 Break/Visit Exhibits/View Resident Posters 

           Please take the time to learn about research taking place at Maryland's academic institutions and to show support for your future colleagues! Winners will be 

           announced at 12:35 during the physician CODEQuest session.


11:00  Bitcoin and Ransomware, Fact Vs. Fiction

           Renee Bovelle, MD (non-CME)

           - Summarize various tips to protect your Practice and your Pocketbook.


11:10  Update on Macular Hole

           Alan Sheyman, MD

           - Explain what a macular hole condition is and review the latest updates.

           - Discuss what can cause blurred and distorted central vision.


11:40  Cataract Surgery in Patients with Corneal Disease

           Jonathan Etter, MD

           - Identify corneal diseases that are seen frequently in the setting of cataract evaluation.

           - Describe the impact of specific corneal disease on cataract surgery outcomes.

           - Discuss management of specific corneal diseases in the setting of cataract surgery so as to optimize outcomes.


12:05  2018 Legislative Report

           Gene Ransom, MedChi CEO

           - Review health care related issues considered by the Maryland General Assembly in 2018.

           - Discuss the potential impact of bills passed on Physicians's practices and update on the optometric scope expansion legislation.


Lunch and Visit Exhibits





Please join us for the Physician centered CODEQuest program!

Ophthalmic Technician Program:


7:30 – 8:30 am      Registration / Continental Breakfast / Visit Exhibits


8:30 – 9:00            Parkinson’s Disease and MS

Cheryl McCarus, CO, COMT, OSA            


9:00 - 9:30             OCT Tips and Tricks

                              Karen Ann Klima, RN, COMT, CRA


9:30 – 10:00          OCT Anterior Segment Module to Diagnose Corneal Pathology

                              Brett Levinson, M.D.


 10:00 - 10:30        Break and Visit Exhibits


10:30 – 11:00        Relationship between Learning, Reading and Vision in Children

                              Mary Lou Collins, M.D.


11:00 – 11:30        New Advancements in Treatments for Macular Degeneration

                              Raymond Sjaarda, M.D. 


 11:30 – 12:00        How to Measure Prism in Progressive Multifocals

                               Edward Kuwera, M.D.


12:00 – 12:30        The Relative Afferent Pupillary Defect in Clinical Practice

                              Neil Miller, M.D. 


12:30 – 1:30            Lunch and Visit Exhibits


 1:30 – 2:00            Dry Eye

                               Samuel Yiu, M.D.


2:00 – 2:20            Retinal Changes from Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications

                              Peggy Orr, RN, COMT


2:20 – 3:00            Visual Fields & What They Measure

                              Carol Applegate, MLA, COT


3:00                     Evaluations & Certificate Distribution

                            Group A JCAHPO and OPS credits.


This course has been awarded 5 JCAHPO credits.


AAOE CODEquest with Sue Vicchrilli
Morning session for staff and
afternoon session for physicians!


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