The Joint Meeting in Chicago will feature five Governmental Affairs sessions that showcase the relationship between the Academy and state and federal agencies and legislators. Academy members are encouraged to mark their calendars to take advantage of these timely sessions. All events are free.
Surgery by Surgeons Forum
Sunday, Nov. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Learn about the Academy’s efforts in state legislatures to protect patients from optometry’s aggressive push for surgical privileges. The forum reviews the latest actions and ophthalmology’s successes in the states, and what is expected in upcoming legislative sessions. NOTE: Registration is required for this forum; attendance is limited to Academy members and invited guests.
2013 Medicare Update
Sunday, Nov. 11, 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
McCormick Place, Grand Ballroom S100C
Discover how changes to Medicare and its various incentive programs will affect ophthalmology practices in 2013 and beyond. The update will feature the latest Medicare news with the Academy’s analysis.
Dialogue with the FDA: Ophthalmic Initiatives Affecting You and Your Practice
Sunday, Nov. 11, 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
McCormick Place, Room N135
Gain insight into U.S. Food and Drug Administration initiatives and the latest developments in new drugs and devices for use in ophthalmic practices. FDA experts will discuss initiatives such as the Proactive Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome Program and the LASIK Quality of Life Collaboration Project.
Re-engineering the U.S. Health Care System: The Impact on Ophthalmology
2012 AMA Ophthalmology Section Council Symposium
Monday, Nov. 12, 8:30 to 10 a.m.
McCormick Place, Room S406A
Consider how continuing implementation of the health care reform law and its rules and regulations will impact ophthalmology during this American Medical Association Ophthalmology Section Council symposium.
Tele-Health in the VA, DOD and Indian Health Service: The Right Care, in the Right Place, at the Right Time
Monday, Nov. 12, 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
McCormick Place, Room N427A
Explore how tele-health technologies are being employed successfully by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense and Indian Health Service. The government uses these technologies to screen for and monitor diabetic retinopathy in at-risk populations.