2022 Ophthalmic Medical Technology Meeting


In-Person Meeting!

We are meeting in person in 2022! This meeting will also be live streamed (on March 11th only).


Date/Location

March 11, 2022 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (President’s Reception 5:00 PM)
World Forestry Center – Miller Hall
2022 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97220


Live Stream Link

You will receive an email with a link to the Live Stream. The email will go the address you used when you registered for the event.


2022 Exhibitors

Thank you to our 2022 Exhibitors! Please visit them at the World Forestry Center in person or online if you are live streaming the conference.


Proof of Vaccination Required

OAO is committed to your safety at the 2022 Post Graduate Convention. Therefore, our Board of Directors has determined that proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for everyone attending the meeting in person at the World Forestry Center

All 2022 attendees — OAO members and staff, our contractors, exhibitors and guests — will all be required to show proof of vaccination before being allowed to enter the conference area.

SAVE TIME – provide proof of vaccination when you complete your online registration.


Registration

Click here to register for the OAO 2022 Ophthalmic Medical Technology Meeting.


Materials

2022 Tech Program
2022 Tech Handouts
2022 Online Course Evaluation required to receive CEC Certificate
2022 Quiz Linksmust receive 80% or higher to receive CEC Certificate
2022 Course/Quiz Checklistkeep track of courses and quiz scores

Course Evaluation PDFyou may print this file to take notes only – MUST SUBMIT final course evaluation online


CE Certificate: Live Stream

Step 1: Complete Quizzes
You must score 80% or higher on each quiz. Quiz LinksPlease complete by midnight on Sunday, March 13th. If you need more time, please email Shelley at staff@oregoneyephysicians.org.

Step 2: Complete Online Course Evaluation
After the meeting, click on this link to complete the Online Course Evaluation. Please complete by midnight on Sunday, March 13th. If you need more time, please email Shelley at staff@oregoneyephysicians.org.

Step 3: CME Certificate will be Emailed
The OAO office will send your CE certificate via email. Please keep a copy on file for your records. Please feel free to contact us if you have not received your certificate by March 18th: staff@oregoneyephysicians.org.


CE Certificate: In Person

Step 1: Sign in at the Registration Desk
CE credit for a course will be denied to individuals who miss more than 15 minutes of any course.

Step 2: Complete Online Course Evaluation
After the meeting, click on this link to complete the Online Course Evaluation. Please complete by midnight on Sunday, March 13th. If you need more time, please email Shelley at staff@oregoneyephysicians.org.

Step 3: CME Certificate will be Emailed
The OAO office will send your CE certificate via email. Please keep a copy on file for your records. Please feel free to contact us if you have not received your certificate by March 18th: staff@oregoneyephysicians.org.


Target Group

This program is designed for ophthalmic medical personnel, including assistants, technicians, technologists and registered nurses.  Education methods employed will include lecture, demonstration and audio/visual aids.


Accreditation

This program has been accredited by the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO) for 7.5 CE Credits. Course Evaluation and Course Quizzes must be completed to receive CE Certificate.

This program is not sponsored by IJCAHPO; it is only reviewed for compliance by IJCAHPO standards and criteria and awarded continuing education credit accordingly; therefore IJCAHPO cannot predict the effectiveness of the program or assure its quality in substance and presentation.


Courses

  • #1 Glaucoma Update on MIGS and SLT | Alex Walters, MD
  • #2 Metformin and AMD | Kim Nguyen, MD
  • #3 SMILE: The New Kid on the Block | Carlos Torres, MD
  • #4 Genetics in Ophthalmology | Justin Grassmeyer, MD
  • #5 Scleral Contact Lenses | Reid Wilson, MD, PhD
  • #6 Cranial Nerves | Noah Simon, MD
  • #7 Coding Updates & Tips for the Extraordinary Technician | Joy Woodke, COE, OCS, OCSR
  • #8 FUNdamentals of Retinal Imaging | Denice Barsness, CRA, COMT, FOPS, CDOS
  • #9 Corneal Hysteresis | Christopher Rosenberg, MD
  • #10 Ocular Motility Disturbances | Clair Mueller, MD
  • #11 Neuro-ophthalmology: Brain Tumors & Strokes | Amy Pohodich, MD, PhD
  • #12 Overview of Ophthalmic Diagnostic B Scan with a Side of Ellex Specificity | Denice Barsness, CRA, COMT, FOPS, CDOS

2022 Faculty

Denice Barsness, CRA, COMT, CDOS, FOPS
Sutter Health

Justin Grassmeyer, MD
1st Year Resident
OHSU/Casey Eye Institute

Claire Mueller, MD
3rd Year Resident
OHSU/Casey Eye Institute

Kim Nguyen, MD
2nd Year Resident
OHSU/Casey Eye Institute

Amy Pohodich, MD, PhD
2nd Year Resident
OHSU/Casey Eye Institute

Christopher Rosenberg, MD
1st Year Resident
OHSU/Casey Eye Institute

Noah Simon, MD
2nd Year Resident
OHSU/Casey Eye Institute

Carlos Torres, MD
2nd Year Resident
OHSU/Casey Eye Institute

Alex Walters, MD
4th Year Resident
OHSU/Casey Eye Institute

Reid Wilson, MD, PhD
2nd Year Resident
OHSU/Casey Eye Institute

Joy Woodke, COE, OCS, OCSR
American Academy of Ophthalmology


Course Descriptions & Learning Objectives

#1 Update on Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries and Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty | Alex Walters, MD

Course Description: This presentation will discuss the use of newer, minimally invasive interventions to control glaucoma. It will compare and contrast the different treatment options and common side effects and complications of these interventions.

Objectives:

  • Understand a broad range of treatment options for treating glaucoma.
  • Discuss common questions that may arise when offering minimally invasive glaucoma interventions.
  • Apply your understanding to determine ideal patients for each treatment option.

#2 Metformin and AMD | Kim Nguyen, MD

Course Description: This presentation will discuss clinical trials that show a relationship between the use of Metformin and Age-Related Macular Degeneration.  It will discuss pros and cons of this medication and other alternative options that may inhibit disease progression.

Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of AMD.
  • Understand the relationship between Metformin and AMD.
  • Counsel patients with AMD on the potential ocular effects of Metformin use.

#3 SMILE: The New Kid on the Block | Carlos Torres, MD

Course Description: This presentation will describe SMILE refractive surgery and how it compares to LASIK and PRK. It will describe who’s a great candidate for SMILE surgery. It will identify pros and cons and common side effects and complications in SMILE surgery. 

Objectives:

  • Identify surgical candidates for SMILE surgery.
  • Review benefits and risks of SMILE surgery.
  • Compare and contrast SMILE, LASIK and PRK.

#4 Genetics in Ophthalmology | Justin Grassmeyer, MD

Course Description: Provide insight to the newest research in treatment options for inherited eye disease of the retina and other parts of the eye. Address the Crispr technology for Congenital Optic Atrophy.

Objectives:

  • Understand the general mechanism of CRISPR gene editing technology.
  • Describe the general approach for delivering gene therapy to the retina.
  • Understand the current state of genetic therapies for a variety of inherited and non-inherited eye conditions.

#5 Scleral Contact Lenses: When Nothing Else Works | Reid Wilson, MD, PhD

Course Description: An overview for the use of Scleral Contact Lenses in multiple conditions including ocular surface disease, irregular astigmatism, including corneal ecstasies such as keratoconus, post-radial keratectomy, post-penetrating keratoplasty, aphakia, and others.  Case studies and examples will be presented.  A brief description of scleral lens fitting will also be provided, and contraindications to scleral lens use will be discussed.

Objectives:

  • Identify ocular diseases that can benefit from treatment with scleral contact lenses.
  • Explain the different parameters of scleral contact lens and how they are fit.
  • Explain possible complications and contraindications to scleral contact lens use.

#6 Cranial Nerves | Noah Simon, MD

Course Description: A thorough overview of neuro-ophthalmic and cranial nerve disorders and examination and treatment options will be provided.  Pupil assessment and exam techniques will be discussed.

Objectives:

  • Describe twelve cranial nerves and specify which nerves innervate the extraocular muscles. Also, be able to describe the innervation to the pupil.
  • Perform a thorough pupillary exam, including evaluation for a relative afferent pupillary defect.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of cranial neuropathies, specifically those affecting extraocular motility and pupillary function.

#7 Coding Updates & Tips for the Extraordinary Technician | Joy Woodke, COE, OCS, OCSR

Course Description: This presentation will provide an overview for coding changes coming up in 2022. It will also provide an update on Evaluation and Management and Eye Exam codes and other relevant topics impacting the ophthalmic technician.

Objectives:

  • Understanding the documentation guidelines for E/M and Eye visit codes.
  • Discover resources for appropriate code selection.
  • Apply new guidelines to ophthalmic case studies.
  • Review other 2022 coding changes relevant to ophthalmology.

#8 FUNdamentals of Retinal Imaging | Denice Barsness, CRA, COMT, ROUB, FOPS, CDOS

Course Description: This presentation will provide an overview of the current state of commercially available ophthalmic imaging technologies and their clinical applications. Case studies and examples of fluorescein angiography, color fundus, indocyanine green angiography, OCT and OCT-A will be provided.

Objectives:

  • Increased understanding of the many modalities of retinal imaging.
  • Able to name three most common retinal imaging modalities.
  • Able to explain the difference between light based SLO imaging and fundus photography.

#9 Corneal Hysteresis | Christopher Rosenberg, MD

Course Description: This presentation will discuss abnormal eye alignments or eye movements and diseases associated with the abnormalities. Causes of strabismus, amblyopia and nystagmus, and treatment options for these ocular motility disturbances will be discussed.

Objectives:

  • Differentiate between corneal hysteresis and central corneal thickness.
  • Understand the relationship between each of these characteristics and glaucoma risk and progression.
  • Explain how they may affect treatment response as well as the interpretation of IOP measurements.

#10 Ocular Motility Disturbances | Claire Mueller, MD

Course Description: This discussion will cover the different types of intravitreal injections that are currently available for some of the most common diagnostics conditions, such as AMD, DM and other retinal pathology.

Objectives:

  • Accurately test each extraocular muscle using the motility exam.
  • Identify cranial nerve palsies based on the motility exam.
  • Identify the “do not miss” causes of motility disorders.

#11 Neuro-Ophthalmology: Brain Tumors & Strokes | Amy Pohodich, MD, PhD

Course Description: This presentation will discuss the relationship between strokes and brain tumors and how that may cause double vision.  An overview of visual field defects and the relation to pathology in the visual pathway will be provided. Spasms of the face and lids, and treatment options will be identified.

Objectives:

  • Localize lesions that can cause binocular diplopia.
  • Identify the likely field defect produced by a given visual pathway lesion.
  • Identify which patients with facial/lid spasms require further imaging.

#12 Overview of Ophthalmic Diagnostic B Scan with a Side of Ellex Specificity | Denice Barsness, CRA, COMT, ROUB, FOPS, CDOS

Course Description: This presentation will give a brief overview of the principles, techniques and indications for echographic examination of the eye with specific attention paid to use of the Ellex diagnostic ultrasound unit.

Objectives:

  • Describe the basic technique of ophthalmic echography to include probe positioning and 3D thinking.
  • Able to list three common conditions that might benefit from application of diagnostic B scan.
  • Demonstrate an increased understanding of the features unique to the Quantel Medical Ellex V series ultrasound instrument.

Cancellations

Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing. There is a $50.00 fee for cancellation before February 25, 2022. There are no refunds after February 25, 2022.