ASORN Nurse and Technician Program

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

Preliminary Schedule

Friday, August 23

Time Session & Description Speakers
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration  
12:00 – 12:10 p.m. Welcome  
12:10 – 1:10 p.m. Role of the Ophthalmic Team in TASS/Endophthalmitis Prevention Susan Clouser, RN, MSN, CRNO
1:10 – 2:10 p.m. Difficult Cataract Surgery - Case Review Douglas Koch, MD
2:10 – 2:40 p.m. Break  
2:40 – 3:40 p.m. Corneal Dystrophies and Current Approaches to Dry Eye Diagnosis and Treatments Kurt Andreason, MD
3:40 – 4:40 p.m. AMD and New Management Chirag Jhaveri, MD
4:40 – 4:55 p.m. Evaluation  

Saturday, August 24

Time Session & Description Speakers
6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration  
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Exhibit Hall
8:00 – 8:10 a.m. Welcome  
8:10 – 9:10 a.m. Ophthalmic Anesthesia Alissa Beers, MD;
9:10 – 10:10 a.m. Pediatric Ophthalmology Lani Hoang, MD
10:10 – 10:40 a.m. Break  
10:40 – 11;40 a.m. Improving Outcomes in Refractive Surgery Jesse McKey, MD
11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. A Day in the Life of an Oculoplastic Surgeon Vikram Durairaj, MD
12:40 – 1:40 p.m. Lunch Exhibit Hall
1:40 – 2:40 p.m. Refractive Lens Surgery: Matching the IOL to the Patient Tom Walters, MD
2:40 – 3:40 p.m. Glaucoma in 2019: Where Are We Now? Blythe Monheit, MD
3:40 – 4:00 p.m. Evaluation  
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Course Directors

Sally A. Chamberlain, BSN
Sally A. Chamberlain
Susan F. Clouser, MSN, RN, CRNO
Susan F. Clouser
Karen Fogelman, RN, BSN, CRNO
Karen Fogelman


Nursing Contact Hours will be provided by the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASORN).

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 will be available for Nurse Contact Hours.

JCAHPO: This course will be submitted for consideration of JCAHPO Credits.

This course is not sponsored by JCAHPO; only reviewed for compliance with JCAHPO standards and criteria and awarded continuing education credit accordingly; therefore, JCAHPO cannot predict the effectiveness of the program or assure it's 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 hour.

Attendees must submit a completed evaluation and attendance verification form at the end of the last session for recognition of credits.

Commercial Support: Partially supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Alcon.