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Neuro-Ophthalmology Subspecialty Day 2015: Neuro-Ophthalmology Made Ridiculously Simple


In conjunction with the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS)

Date: Saturday, Nov. 14

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

Neuro-Ophthalmology Program

Program Directors
Michael S. Lee, MD; Prem S. Subramanian, MD, PhD

Program Planning Group
Anne Abel, MD; Rudrani Banik, MD; Sophia Chung, MD; Sarita Dave, MD; Mays A. El-Dairi, MD; Andrew G. Lee, MD; Michael S. Lee, MD; Collin McClelland, MD; Mitchell Strominger, MD; Prem S. Subramanian, MD, PhD

Mission Statement
The mission of the AAO-NANOS Neuro-Ophthalmology Subspecialty Day is to provide new, updated, and clinically relevant neuro-ophthalmic information that will assist the practicing ophthalmologist identify critical findings necessary to make an accurate diagnosis and determine management strategies based on best practices.

What Is The Professional Practice Gap That This Activity Will Address?
Neuro-ophthalmic presentations may mimic or be mistaken for benign conditions. The comprehensive ophthalmologist must listen for the significant and critical historical symptom, look for the distinctive clinical sign, and identify the differentiating or diagnostic radiographic or laboratory feature that may be vision- or life-saving for the patient. The key issues are focusing the history and exam, rapidly prioritizing the differential diagnosis, and making a triage decision regarding the urgency of the problem. The clinical situations that can challenge the practicing ophthalmologist include ptosis, optic disc edema, anisocoria, visual field abnormalities, eye movements, vision loss, interpretation of tests relevant to the clinical presentation, and diplopia.

Target Audience
The intended audience for this program is comprehensive ophthalmologists.

Education Level
Beginner, intermediate, and advanced concepts will be discussed to offer sufficient breadth and depth to the target audience.

At the conclusion of this symposium, the attendee will recognize neuro-ophthalmic signs or symptoms critical to an accurate diagnosis to determining best initial management based on best practices.

Program Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize urgent signs and symptoms in the evaluation of adults with diplopia.
  • Direct the initial workup of a patient with visual loss from optic neuropathy.
  • Distinguish the key findings in the management of eye pain and associated headache.
  • Determine when and how to order neuroimaging studies for ophthalmic conditions.

CME Accreditation
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Attendees registered as exhibitors, spouses, and guests are not eligible for CME credits.