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Joint Meeting 101: How to Make the Most of Your Schedule

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Whether this is your first meeting or your fifth, wading through the program can be overwhelming. So, this year, for the first time, we asked the YO Committee and its International Subcommittee to recommend courses and events for three different kinds of YOs:

  • Residents;
  • YOs in the first five years of practice; and
  • YOs in practice outside the United States.

With their suggestions, we’re confident you’ll have a great meeting experience.

Don’t wait too long to register though! Aug. 26 is the last day to register in time to get your meeting materials mailed to you. Many courses and events — especially those with small sizes, like the Breakfasts with the Experts — sell out quickly.

With all the valuable courses and education being offered at the Joint Meeting, you should still have time to socialize. Try not miss the YO Reception — a great opportunity for YOs from all over the world to meet and mingle. Best of all, it’s free! And if you're traveling to the meeting from outside the United States, don't forget to stop by the International Center for your free gift. The centre is open from 9 a.m. to 5 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, to Monday, Oct. 26, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

 

Residents

Practicing <5 Years

International

Sunday, Oct. 25

Breakfasts with the Experts

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Moscone West, Level 2 Lobby
Advance Fee: $30
Space is limited and registration is required.

Fellowship Match: Landing Your Top Choice (B120)
Moderator: Parag D. Parekh, MD, MPA

International Opportunities for Ophthalmologists (B116)
Moderator: Brad H. Feldman, MD

Morning

Young Ophthalmologist (YO) Program
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Marriott, Yerba Buena 9
Fee: $35 (includes lunch and program materials)

Designed to help residents and physicians in their first five years in practice navigate the challenges they face during the transition from training to practice. Covers coding, insurance, negotiating and other key topics for all new ophthalmologists navigating their first years in practice.

 

Afternoon Events

FREE* Professional Choices Job Fair (SPE28)
2:15 p.m. to 5 p.m., San Francisco Marriott, Golden Gate Hall
*For job-seekers

FREE! Academy Café - Retina (SYM87)
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Moderator: Donald J. D’Amico, MD

Afternoon Courses and Symposia

Case-Based Approach to Isolated Eye Pain (223)
2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Moscone South 302
Advance Fee: $25

Learning Phaco Chop: Pearls and Pitfalls (262)
3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Moscone West 2016
Advance Fee: $50

When to Use E&M and When to Use Eye Codes (287)
3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Marriott, Yerba Buena 7
Advance Fee: $50

 

Case-Based Approach to Isolated Eye Pain (223)
2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Moscone South 302
Advance Fee: $25

Medical Statistics for the Clinical Ophthalmologist: What You Need to Know to Improve Submission and Review of Articles (222)
2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Moscone West 3006
Advance Fee: $25

Learning Phaco Chop: Pearls and Pitfalls (262)
3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Moscone West 2016
Advance Fee: $50

When to Use E&M and When to Use Eye Codes (287)
3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Marriott, Yerba Buena 7
Advance Fee: $50

FREE! PAAO Young Ophthalmologists Symposium (SYM65)
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Moscone North 112

High-Volume, High-Quality, Cost-Effective Cataract Surgery to Tackle Cataract Backlog (221)
2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Moscone West 2001
Advance Fee:  $25

FREE! From Individual Initiatives to Organizational Outcomes (SYM80)
3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Moscone North 112

 

Evening

FREE! YO Reception
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., St. Regis Hotel Conservatory

Monday, Oct. 26

Breakfasts with the Experts

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Moscone West, Level 2 Lobby
Advance Fee: $30
Space is limited and registration is required.

Uveitis Pearls for the General Ophthalmologist (B319)
Moderator: Eliza N. Hoskins, MD

Red Flags for Changing Practices (B758)
Moderator: Kris F. Gillian, MD

Things You Need to Know About Eye Pathology to Avoid Medico-Legal Predicaments (B756)
Moderator: Andrew P. Doan, MD, PhD

Morning

Phacoemulsification Lab for Ophthalmology Residents (LAB263A)
8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Moscone South 100
Advance Fee: $150 (MIT discount already applied)

A Practical Guide to Understanding and Negotiating an Employment Agreement (423)
10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Marriott, Yerba Buena 10
Advance Fee: $25

 

 

Phacoemulsification Lab for Ophthalmology Residents (LAB263A)
8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Moscone South 100
Advance Fee: $150

Build Your Practice Efficiency: Ideas for Growing Your Practice Large or Small (404)
9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Marriott, Yerba Buena 15
Advance Fee: $50

Internet Marketing Strategies for Ophthalmology Practices (433)
10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Marriott, Yerba Buena 12
Advance Fee: $50

Just the Facts, Please: No-Nonsense Ethics Case Studies (422)
10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Moscone West 3014
Advance Fee: $25

A Practical Guide to Understanding and Negotiating an Employment Agreement (423)
10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Marriott, Yerba Buena 10
Advance Fee: $25

FREE! International Forum Debates and Updates: Pediatric Cataract, Volunteering, and VISION 2020- The Next Decade (SPE32)
8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Moscone West 3001

Afternoon Events

FREE! Academy Café - Oculoplastics (SYM92)
1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Moderator: Stuart R. Seiff, MD

Afternoon

FREE! Welcome to the Real World of Ophthalmology: Reality 101 for Residents and Fellows Course (SPE31)
12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Moscone South 302

Glaucoma Filtration Surgery Lab for Ophthalmologists and Ophthalmology Residents (LAB168B)
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Moscone South 106
Advance Fee: $75 (MIT discount already applied)

FREE! Young Ophthalmologists in International Ophthalmology (SPE53)
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Moscone West 2022

Glaucoma Filtration Surgery Lab for Ophthalmologists and Ophthalmology Residents (LAB168B)
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Moscone South 106
Advance Fee: $75

FREE! Young Ophthalmologists in International Ophthalmology (SPE53)
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Moscone West 2022

Cataract Surgery and Prevention of Blindness (601)
2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Moscone North 112
Advance Fee: $75

Problems and Solutions in Odd-Sized Eyes (496)
3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., Moscone North 112
Advance Fee: $15

FREE! Young Ophthalmologists in International Ophthalmology (SPE53)
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Moscone West 2022

Tuesday, Oct. 27

Breakfasts with the Experts

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Moscone West, Level 2 Lobby
Advance Fee: $30
Space is limited and registration is required.

How to Transition From Employee to Partner:  Interacting with Staff and Colleagues (B755)
Moderator: Robert F. Melendez, MD

Tips for Examining Children’s Eyes for the General Ophthalmologist (B570)
Moderator:  Aaron M. Miller, MD

How to Market Your Practice on the Internet (B757)
Moderator:  Andrew P. Doan, MD, PhD

Survival Tips for the Young Academician (B558)
Moderator: Leslie S. Jones, MD

Transitioning from Mentee to Mentor: Effective Strategies in Training Residents and Fellows (B559)
Moderator:  Sanjay R. Kedhar, MD

Morning

FREE! Modern Technologies and Techniques for Young Ophthalmologists to Know (SYM82)
9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Moscone West 3011
PAAO and AAO Young Ophthalmologists Joint Symposium

Top 10 Neuro-Ophthalmic Diagnoses You Don't Want to Miss (673)
10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Moscone West 2000
Advance Fee: $50

Laser Refractive Surgery for Ophthalmology Residents (LAB279B)
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Moscone North 131
Advance Fee: $100 (MIT discount already applied)

 

The 10 Most Challenging Anterior Segment Surgical Procedures (627)
9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Moscone West 3002
Advance Fee:  $50

Deciphering Financial Reports for the Young Ophthalmologist (635)
9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Marriott, Yerba Buena 10
Advance Fee: $50

Team Building That Really Works! (622)
9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Marriott, Yerba Buena 1
Advance Fee: $25

FREE! Modern Technologies and Techniques for Young Ophthalmologists to Know (SYM82)
9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Moscone West 3011     
PAAO and AAO Young Ophthalmologists Joint Symposium

American Health Care: Balancing Politics, Public Health, and Ethics (653)
10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Moscone West 3010
Advance Fee: $25

Top 10 Neuro-Ophthalmic Diagnoses You Don't Want to Miss (673)
10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Moscone West 2000
Advance Fee: $50

Laser Refractive Surgery for Ophthalmology Residents (LAB279B)
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Moscone North 131
Advance Fee: $100

Strengthening Eye Care Infrastructure in Developing Countries (377)
9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Moscone West 3014
Advance Fee:  $25

The Art, Science, and Ethics in the Management of Macular Degeneration: A Practical Approach for the Comprehensive Ophthalmologist (620)
9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Moscone North 112
Advance Fee:  $15

The Best from Baltimore and São Paulo: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management (611)
9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Moscone North 113
Advance Fee: $15

FREE! Modern Technologies and Techniques for Young Ophthalmologists to Know (SYM69)
9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Moscone West 3011
PAAO and AAO Young Ophthalmologists Joint Symposium

Afternoon

 

 

FREE! Professional Relations and Advocacy (653)
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Moscone West 2010

FREE! Research Symposium: Pan-American Ophthalmology of the Future (SYM71)
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Moscone West 2012

Eyes of Africa (741)
3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., Moscone West 3012
Advance Fee: $25

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