Ophthalmic Allied Personnel Continuing Education Program

Danville, PA US
October 7, 2023
In Ophthalmology, successful patient outcomes require a knowledgeable and highly skilled support team.  With each passing year, we see the introduction of newer technologies and treatments. So, it is vital for all staff to have a solid and varied knowledge base. An efficient and effective ophthalmic staff must possess a thorough knowledge of ocular anatomy, systemic and ocular diseases in addition to their treatments. To insure best patient care, ophthalmic staff must also be well educated in the function and operation of multiple ocular testing devices in order to produce reliable imaging and test data. Therefore, continuing education for those technicians and imagers is vital for them to not only keep up with the changes in technology, but also improve individual skill sets that will contribute to increasing efficiency in the office and best patient outcomes.  

Target Audience

This activity is designed for Allied ophthalmic personnel: Ophthalmic technicians, ophthalmic photographers and nurses who work in an ophthalmic setting.

Learning Objectives

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

  • increase ophthalmic knowledge and skill sets
  • explain the technician’s role in successful cataract surgery outcomes
  • list ways to prevent pathogen transmission in an ophthalmic setting      
  • describe imaging modalities commonly used for the glaucoma patient


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.
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: 
    • 6.00 ANCC
    • 6.00 Contact Hours
    • 6.00 IJCAHPO
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    10/07/2023 - 7:00am EDT
    Event ends: 
    10/07/2023 - 4:00pm EDT
    7:30 AM
    Registration and Continental Breakfast
    7:55 AM                          
    Welcome and Introductions 
    8:00 AM                          
    Preventing Pathogen Transmission in the Ophthalmic Office
    Erica DelValle, MPH, CIC, COT
    8:30 AM                          
    Imaging of the Optic Nerve in Glaucoma: Starting From the Macula
    Ana Rubin Panvini, MD
    9:30 AM                         
    The Importance of OCT Fundamentals
    Beth Serpentine, CRA
    10:00 AM                       
    Nutrition Break
    10:30 AM                        
    Survival in the World of OCT Artifacts
    Gary Miller, CRA, OCT-C, FOPS
    11:30 AM                       
    Atypical Cataract Surgery Cases and How Ophthalmic Technicians Can Help You
    Kendall Dobbins, MD
    12:30 PM                       
    Luncheon will be provided
    1:30 PM                          
    Ophthalmic Case Presentations: Oculoplastic and Neuro-Ophthalmology
    Gregory Notz, DO and Christopher Whiting, DO
    3:30 PM                          

    *Topics and Speakers are subject to change. 

    Henry Hood Center for Health Research
    Center Street
    Danville, PA 17821
    United States

    This program will be held at the Henry Hood Center for Health Research which is located on the Geisinger campus in Danville, Pennsylvania (Montour County), Exit 224 on Interstate 80. Routes 11 and 54 also intersect in Danville.

    Activity Director
    Gary Miller, CRA, OCT-C, FOPS
    Activity Director
    Ophthalmic Photographer
    Geisinger Eye Institute
    Guest Faculty
    Beth Serpentine, CRA
    Manager, Ophthalmic Photography
    Scheie Eye Institute
    Philadelphia, PA
    Geisinger Faculty
    Erica DelValle, MPH, CIC, COT
    Infection Control Practitioner II
    Infection Prevention & Control Team
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Kendall Dobbins, MD
    Associate, Ophthalmology
    Geisinger Eye Institute
    Gregory Notz, DO
    Associate, Ophthalmology Oculoplastic Surgery
    Geisinger Eye Institute
    Ana Rubin Panvini, MD
    Associate, Ophthalmology Glaucoma
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Christopher Whiting, DO
    Associate, Neurology
    Geisinger Medical Center



    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.


    Credit Designation 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for 6 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 

    Other Credits

    This program has been accredited for 6 IJCAHPO CE credits.
    This course has been approved by the Ophthalmic Photographers Society for 6.0 continuing education credits.

    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

    • 6.00 ANCC
    • 6.00 Contact Hours
    • 6.00 IJCAHPO


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    Employee cost is $85
    Non-Employee Early Bird Fee is $110 until September 23rd, 2023 with this coupon code at checkout: EYE23
    Non-Employee Fee is $140 after September 23rd, 2023

    If you are a Geisinger employee and want to pay with an AU, please read this page to properly charge your AU and avoid paying the fee yourself.