Event Details
Event Title 2024 UNC Eye Symposium: Physician Session
Location The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education; 100 Friday Center Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Sponsor Ophthalmology
Date/Time 04/13/2024 8:00 AM - 4:35 PM
Event Price
Cutoff Date 04/01/2024 Must register before this date
For more information, contact the event administrator: Mary Hammett Mary_Hammett@med.unc.edu
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The UNC Eye Symposium will provide the latest updates and insights in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders including anterior segment, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, ocular oncology, oculoplastic, retina, and pediatric ophthalmology. 

Target Audience
This conference is designated for Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Ophthalmic Technicians, and Photographers. 

Registration & Fees
Physician Session fees are $199 for MDs, ODs, and PhDs. There is no fee for Medical Students, Residents, or Fellows in training who are not seeking CME credit. The Physician Session includes credit, continental breakfast, lunch, and snack breaks. Registrations will not be processed unless accompanied by full payment. When your registration is processed you will receive an electronic receipt and/or confirmation. If you have not received your confirmation by March 29, 2024, please call 919.843.0264 to inquire. 

Refund & Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing by email, mail, or fax to the program coordinator by March 29, 2024. Cancellations received after this date will not be refunded. All cancellations will incur a fee of $75 and will be deducted from your refund. Transfer of registration to another UNC School of Medicine conference in lieu of cancellation is not possible. Substitutions are encouraged. 

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the UNC Department of Ophthalmology will fully refund registration fees but is not responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, rental car, or travel agencies.

Conference Location
All Physician Session activities will take place at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education (100 Friday Center Drive; Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1020), https://fridaycenter.unc.edu/.

2024 UNC Eye Symposium | Physician Session Agenda
William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education (Redbud Room)

April 13, 2024

7:30 – 8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:05am Welcome and Introductions
Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH

Moderator •Alice Zhang, MD

8:05 – 8:25am “Innovations with OCT and OCT Angiography”
Caroline Baumal, MD

8:25 – 8:40am “AMD Masqueraders”
Nick Ulrich, MD

8:40 – 8:55am “Current Concepts in the Management of Symptomatic Floaters”
Keirnan Willett, MD

8:55 – 9:15am “Pathogenesis of Geographic Atrophy in AMD”
Caroline Baumal, MD

9:15 – 9:25am PANEL Q&A

9:25 – 9:40am BREAK

Moderator • Kathy Whitfield, MD

9:40 – 10:00am “Understanding Pediatric Nystagmus”
Gena Heidary, MD, PhD

10:00– 10:20am “The P Score and Other Advances in the Classification of Retinopathy of Prematurity”
Gil Binenbaum, MD, MSCE

10:20 – 10:35am “Updates in Neuro-Ophthalmology”
Maja Kostic, MD, PhD

10:35 – 10:50am “Pediatric Orbital Cellulitis Pathway”
Marlee Silverstein, MD

10:50 – 11:05am "Latest Reclassification of Optic Neuritis"
Gabriella Szatmary, MD, PhD

11:05 – 11:25am “Changing the Paradigm for Retinal Hemorrhage in Children”
Gil Binenbaum, MD, MSCE

11:25 – 11:45am “Cortical Visual Impairment: An Update on Diagnosis and Prognosis”
Gena Heidary, MD, PhD

11:45 – 11:55am PANEL Q&A

11:55 – 12:55pm LUNCH

Moderator • Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH

12:55 – 1:15pm “The Crown Jewel of the Eye: The Diseases that Occur Trying to Protect It”
Pradeep Ramulu, MD, MHS, PhD

1:15 – 1:30pm “Glaucoma: Pop Quiz!”
David Fleischman, MD

1:30 – 1:45pm “Bankruptcy vs. Second Mortgage: Failed Ahmed Valve Management”
Meredith Klifto, MD

1:45 – 2:00pm “Drop Adherence: How to Increase Compliance among Patients”
Rodolfo Bonatti, MD

2:00 – 2:20pm “Uncertainty in Glaucoma Testing and Measurement, and its Implication for Clinical Care”
Pradeep Ramulu, MD, MHS, PhD

2:20 – 2:30pm PANEL Q&A

2:30 – 2:45pm BREAK

Moderator • Jonathan Dutton, MD, PhD

2:45 – 3:05pm “Novel Treatments for Fuchs Dystrophy”
Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD

3:05 – 3:25pm “Periocular Skin Cancer: A Diagnosis Not to Miss”
John McCann, MD, PhD

3:25 – 3:40pm “Corneal Neurotization: The Past, Present, and the Future of Surgical Management for Neurotrophic Keratopathy”
Daniel Rubinstein, MD

3:40 – 4:00pm “Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery: 10 Frequently Asked Questions”
John McCann, MD, PhD

4:00 – 4:20pm “Controversies in Diagnosis and Management of Ocular Surface Tumors”
Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD

4:20 – 4:30pm PANEL Q&A

4:30 – 4:35pm Closing Remarks/CME Instructions - Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH
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