Nurse and Technician Program

August 23–24, 2018

JW Marriott Austin
110 E. 2nd Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Course Directors:
Susan F. Clouser, MSN, RN, CRNO
Karen Fogelman, RN, BSN, CRNO

Continuing Education:
Nursing: This course has been approved for 11.0 Nurse Contact Hours.
IJCAHPO: This course has been approved for 11.0 Group A, IJCAHPO credits.

The Combined Ophthalmic Symposium ASORN Nurse and Technician Program is designed for ophthalmic registered nurses, ophthalmic technicians, assistants, technologists and others interested in the clinical care of the ophthalmic patient.

Course Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration
April 17–June 26

Full Meeting Registration
ASORN Member $255
Nonmember $305

One-Day Registration
ASORN Member $145
Nonmember $175

Regular Registration
June 27–August 14

Full Meeting Registration
ASORN Member $285
Nonmember $335

One-Day Registration
ASORN Member $175
Nonmember $205

*Registration for the Nurse and Technician program is managed through ASORN and is not available through the ASCRS•ASOA registration portal. Please check our website for program information and to register. 

Course Directors

Karen Fogelman, RN, BSN, CRNO
Dallas, TX

Susan Clouser, MSN, RN, CRNO
Dallas, TX

Program Topics and Speakers (Subject to Change)

Friday, August 24
12:10 – 1:10 p.m. Issues in IOL Calculation and Selection Douglas D. Koch, MD
1:10 – 2:10 p.m. Anterior Segment Imaging Mitchell P. Weikert, MD
2:10 – 2:40 p.m. Afternoon Break  
2:40 – 3:40 p.m. Googly Eyes: Pediatric & Adult Strabismus FAQs Rahda Ram, MD
3:40 – 4:40 p.m. Corneal Transplant Trends Kourtney Houser, MD
Saturday, August 25
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast  
8:10 – 9:10 a.m. Glaucoma Surgical Update Manjool Shah, MD
9:10 – 10:10 a.m. What's the Emergency? Ella Leung, MD
10:10 – 10:40 a.m. Morning Break  
10:40 – 11:40 a.m. Common Presentations in Neuro-Ophthalmology and Oculoplastics Natalie A. Stanciu, MD
11:40 a.m – 12:40 p.m. Dry Eyes: Beyond the Drops Sarmeena Vendal, MD
12:40 – 1:40 p.m. Lunch  
1:40 – 2:40 p.m. Vitreo-Retinal Disease and Surgery Gowtham Jonna, MD
2:40 – 3:40 p.m. A Conversation On Contacts Susan Elizondo, OD
3:40 – 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Break  
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. How We Approach Refractive Surgery in 2018 Shannon M. Wong, MD

Nursing contact hours will be provided by the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASOR). ASORN is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation (COA). ASORN is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing CEP #16717. Nurses: This course has been approved for 11.0 nurse contact hours. IJCAHPO: This course has been approved for 11.0 Group A, IJCAHPO credits. 

ASORN's accredited status does not imply endorsement by ASORN or the ANCC or any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this education activity. All presenters and the nurse coordinators may receive an honorarium. This course is not sponsored by JCAHPO; only reviewed for compliance with JCAHPO standards and criteria and awarded continuing education credit accordingly; there JCAHPO cannot predict the effectiveness of the program or assure its quality in substance and presentation.

Successful completion:

Successful completion is identified as attendance at each session for the designated time. Credit for a course hour will be denied to individuals who miss more than 10 minutes of that hours. Attendees must submit a completed evaluation and attendance verification form at the end of the last session for recognition of credits. Commercial support:

Commercial support will be sought for this education activity.