WAEPS - Monthly Scientific Meetings

Presented jointly with the Univ. of Washington Department of Ophthalmology

Join your colleagues for a monthly learning session presented by top experts in a variety of ophthalmology sub-specialties. Program is held at the training auditorium at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In addition, the series is available to members throughout the state via webinar. Be sure to register online on this page of the WAEPS website and you will automatically receive an email with login instructions. Or contact the WAEPS office: waeps@waeps.org


Check in and light refreshments: 6:00 p.m.
Presentations at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

WAEPS members may self-register online for each month’s program using the link on this page.  Your automatic confirmation email will contain the webinar login information for that month’s session.  If you need assistance with registration or do not receive your confirmation, please contact the WAEPS office no later than 3 p.m. on the day of the session you plan to participate in. Contact [email protected]aeps.org or call 206-956-3650.

Credit for the series is an exclusive WAEPS member benefit and free of charge. Members in good standing of neighboring states' ophthalmology societies may also be eligible.  Check with the WAEPS office for details.

Note that to earn CME credit you must track your attendance and submit a credit claim form at the end of the series and you must sign in to each session you attend. More details will be made available when you register. Click here to download the form for the 2018-19 series. 

If you participated in a previous year's series and have a question about your CME credit, please contact Debra Alderman, WAEPS Executive Director: [email protected] or phone: 206-956-3650.

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2018-19 Monthly Scientific Meeting Series: 

December 12, 2018

Susan Culican, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Director of Residency Education
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Disclosures:  Dr. Culican has no relationships with ACCME defined commercial interests. 

6:30 p.m.   Lecture 1: "Novel Approaches to Amblyopia:  When is Surgical Management Appropriate?"

Learning objectives:
After participating in this activity attendees will be able to apply new approaches to:

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with novel therapies that are under investigation as alternatives to standard therapies.
  2. Recognize which patients should be referred for management of refractory cases.

7:30 p.m.  Lecture 2: "His, Mine and Ours: Evidence Based Approach to Triaging Pediatric Eye Disease"

Learning objectives: 
After participating in this activity attendees will be able to:

  1. Diagnose common conditions that differ by age group in pediatric patients .
  2. Recognize which should be referred to pediatric ophthalmologists for evaluation.
  3. Apply new approaches to the management of amblyopia.
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Future programs:

January 16, 2019
Jeffrey Nerad, MD
Cincinnati Eye Institute

Lecture 1: "Eyelid lesions made easy"

Lecture 2: "Eyelid Reconstruction for the Comprehensive Ophthalmologist."

February 13, 2019
M. Tariq Bhatti, MD
Mayo Clinic

Lecture 1: "Giant Cell Arteritis: A neuro-ophthalmologist’s perspective"

Lecture 2: "The mighty mito: the story of gene therapy for Leber hereditary optic neuropathy"

March 13, 2019
William Harbour, MD
Professor & Vice Chairman; Dr. Mark J. Daily Endowed Chair; Director, Ocular Oncology Service
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Lecture 1: Clinical update on retinoblastoma

Lecture 2: Clinical update on intraocular lymphoma

April 24, 2018
Anthony J. Aldave, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology; Walton Li Chair in Cornea and Uveitis
Chief, Cornea and Uveitis Division
Director, Cornea and Refractice Surgery Fellowship
The Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Lecture 1: Customized corneal transplantation: a revolution in evolution

Lecture 2: Cataract surgery in patients with corneal disease: pearls and pitfalls

May 15, 2019
Sunir Garg, MD, FACS

Professor of Ophthalmology; Co-director Retina Research Unit
The Retina Service of Wills Eye Hospital
Editor in Chief, Retina Times, Thomas Jefferson University

Lecture 1: What Intravitreal Injections Have Taught Us About Endophthalmitis

Lecture 2: Management of Retained Lens Material

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  (Each session is 2.0 credits)

Planning Committee Disclosures:
Committee member Dr. Aaron Lee, MD, PhD, has no relevant commercial interests to disclose.
Committee member Dr. Russell Van Gelder has no relevant commercial interests to disclose.

To view an archive of past Monthly WAEPS Scientific Meetings, please click here.  Please note, you must be logged in to access the archive page.