Ophthalmology at the Crossroads 2019 (RP1912C)

Dallas, TX US
December 7, 2019

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:

  • Give examples of ethical challenges when physicians may feel pressured to change their behavior
  • Apply changing documentation rules to increase Medicare coverage of diagnostic tools and therapies
  • Explore the factors associated with resident physician burnout
  • Discuss strategies for identifying important research questions in ophthalmology
  • Examine the mechanisms of ocular immune privilege and its potential benefits for targeting pathogenesis of ocular diseases
  • Evaluate cases in which physician honesty prevents the best possible patient outcomes
  • Recognize fraudulent ophthalmic practices and discuss strategies for patient education of evidence-based care
  • Understand the emerging options for treating corneal endothelial cell dysfunction and how recent research findings guide strategy
  • Identify new drug pricing policies that impact ophthalmologists and their patients.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.50 AMA
  • 8.50 Attendance
  • 2.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/07/2019 - 7:30am CST
Event ends: 
12/07/2019 - 5:00pm CST
T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building Auditorium
6001 Forest Park Road
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 8.5 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 this ativity for a maximum of 2.0 hours in ethics and/or professional responsibility education.


Available Credit

  • 8.50 AMA
  • 8.50 Attendance
  • 2.00 Ethics


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