Geisinger Eye Institute (East) Fall 2023 Conference - Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies

Wilkes-Barre, PA US
September 10, 2023

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True ocular emergencies and urgencies are serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situations requiring immediate action on the part of the entire health care team. Safe and effective pain management options will provide the health care team with improved skills in the assessment and management of acute and chronic pain, as well as better understanding of the public health and public safety challenges facing Pennsylvania from the Opioid epidemic.

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians, optometrists, advanced practitioners, nurses and ophthalmic technicians.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • identify ocular presentations which are truly emergent or urgent
  • discuss ophthalmic disease and disorder co-morbidities
  • adopt treatment strategies in pain management
  • recognize public health implications of opioid abuse
Refund Policy
A full refund will be given for any cancellations received up to one week prior to the course.  No refunds for no-shows. 
 
Course Cancellation Policy
In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, you will be called and/or emailed, and any tuition fees received would be refunded in full.  Geisinger is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred.
 
Attendance
Your attendance will be recorded within three to four days of the conclusion of the activity on your continuing education transcript.  
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 5.00 ANCC
  • 5.00 Approved for AMA Credit
  • 5.00 Contact Hours
  • 5.00 COPE
  • 5.00 IJCAHPO
Course opens: 
07/24/2023
Course expires: 
01/27/2024
Event starts: 
09/10/2023 - 7:00am EDT
Event ends: 
09/10/2023 - 1:00pm EDT
Cost:
$55.00
Rating: 
5

 

7:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
7:55 AM                     
Welcome and Introductions  
Daniel Upton, MD, Tatiana Franco, MD & Stacy Conway, OD
 
8:00 AM                     
Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies
David Axe, MD, Tatiana Franco, MD & Jui Pandya, MD
 
9:00 AM                     
Retinal Ocular Emergencies
Mouhammed Abuattieh, MD, PhD & Thomas Woltjer, DO
 
10:00 AM Nutrition Break
 
10:15 AM                   
Interesting and Challenging Ocular Emergencies: Case Reports
Megan Fanelli, DO, Demi Miller, MD, Meredith Spitz, MD, MBA & Katelyn Joubert, DO
 
11:15 AM                   
Pain Management for Prescribers – Part I
David Axe, MD & Thomas Urosevich, OD
 
12:15 PM Break
 
12:30 PM                    
Pain Management for Prescribers – Part II
David Axe, MD & Thomas Urosevich, OD 3:00 PM 
  
1:30 PM                      
Evaluations/Adjournment
 
*Topics and Speakers are subject to change. 
Mohegan Sun Pocono
1280 Highway 315
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
United States
+1 (570) 831-2100

Travel

To find Mohegan Sun Pocono from Philadelphia and Allentown, take Interstate 476 (Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike) to Exit 105. Turn left onto PA-115 N (Bear Creek Blvd.). Go approximately 5 miles. PA-115 N becomes PA-309 N. Take Exit 1 from PA 309 N. At traffic light, turn left onto PA-315. Mohegan Sun Pocono is 1.5 miles on the left.

Geisinger Faculty

Mouhammed Abuattieh, MD, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Associate, Ophthalmology and Retinal Surgery
Geisinger Wyoming Valley
 
David Axe, MD
Associate, Ophthalmology 
Geisinger Wyoming Valley
 
Stacy Conway, OD
Co-Activity Director
Director, Optometry
Geisinger Wyoming Valley
 
Megan Fanelli, DO
PGY4, Ophthalmology
Geisinger Medical Center
 
Edward C. Fourgas, MD
Associate, Diagnostic Radiology
Geisinger Wyoming Valley
 
Tatiana Franco, MD
Co-Activity Director
Associate, Ophthalmology
Geisinger Clinic Pittston
 
Katelyn Joubert, DO
PGY-4, Ophthalmology
Geisinger Medical Center
 
Demi Miller, MD
PGY-3, Ophthalmology
Geisinger Medical Center
 
Jui Pandya, MD
Associate, Ophthalmology
Geisinger Wyoming Valley
 
Meredith Spitz, MD, MBA
PGY-3, Ophthalmology
Geisinger Medical Center
 
Daniel Upton, MD
Director, Ophthalmology, Northeast Region
Geisinger Wyoming Valley
 
Thomas Urosevich, OD, MD, FAAO
Associate, Ophthalmology Service
Geisinger Eye Institute
Assistant Professor, Optometry
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
 
Thomas Woltjer, DO
Associate, Ophthalmology and Retinal Surgery
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Outpatient

Accreditation 

In support of improving patient care, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is accredited by COPE to provide continuing education to optometrists.

Credit Designation

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this activity for 5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this activity for 5 credit hours for optometrists. 

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria.  This activity is designated for 5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.  PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Disclosure Policy 

Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing education activity sponsored by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine must disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). 

 

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 5.00 ANCC
  • 5.00 Approved for AMA Credit
  • 5.00 Contact Hours
  • 5.00 COPE
  • 5.00 IJCAHPO

Price

Cost:
$55.00
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