Ophthalmology at the Crossroads 2017 (RP1712D)

Dallas, TX US
December 2, 2017

This course is designed to bring the cutting edge basic and clinical research findings to both the practicing general ophthalmologist and sub-specialist in all fields of ophthalmology, including the seven sub-specialty areas: cornea and external disease, retina and vitreous surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, ophthalmic plastic surgery, ophthalmic pathology, and glaucoma. This course also offers a medical ethics lecture and updates regarding changes in healthcare policy.

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 coding documentation rules for ophthalmic medical care
  • Distinguish between HZO infections and other types of infection associated with VZV
  • Identify clinical presentation of limbal deficiency and possible treatment methods
  • Recognize current adjunctive therapies for retinal detachment
  • Analyze effect of diet on the microbiome and eye health
  • Discuss challenging consequences of utilizing current technology in medical practice
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AMA
  • 8.00 Attendance
  • 2.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/02/2017 - 7:30am CST
Event ends: 
12/02/2017 - 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

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 at Dallas designates this continuing education activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of the participation in the activity.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates the presentations “Ethics of Relationships” and “Is Healthcare a Basic Human Right?” 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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