Ophthalmology at the Crossroads 2016: When Will It End? (RP1612C)

Dallas, TX US
December 10, 2016

This course is designed to bring the cutting edge basic and clinical research findings to both the practicing general ophthalmologist and subspecialist in all fields of ophthalmology. The course addresses the seven sub-specialty areas of ophthalmology: cornea and external disease, retina and vitreous surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, neuro- ophthalmology, ophthalmic plastic surgery, ophthalmic pathology, and glaucoma.

Target Audience

This symposium is designed for practicing and academic ophthalmologists.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to link the educational objectives to Core Competencies (Medical Knowledge and Patient Care) and be able to:

  • Discuss the role ethics play in team medical care
  • Apply new documentation rules as a result of ICD-10 implementation
  • Recognize the implications of traumatic brain injury on ocular health
  • Describe the impacts of recent healthcare reform
  • Discuss the emergence of “big data” and its potential application
  • Discuss the surgical practices of oculofacial plastic surgery required
    in the treatment of ocular tumors
  • Recognize and diagnose melanoma of the eye
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AMA
  • 8.00 Attendance
  • 2.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/10/2016 - 7:50am CST
Event ends: 
12/10/2016 - 5:00pm CST
T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building Auditorium
6001 Forest Park
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX 75235
United States

Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology
The David Bruton, Jr. Chair in Ophthalmology
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX


Accreditation and Designation Statements

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates the presentations “Value and Complexity” and “Another Hour of Ethics” for 2.0 hours in ethics and/or professional responsibility education.

Available Credit

  • 8.00 AMA
  • 8.00 Attendance
  • 2.00 Ethics


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