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  • 830_Surgical-Care-Coalition-2022Learn about the federal issues affecting your patients and practice during these advocacy sessions at the Academy’s annual meeting in San Francisco. Register now and join your colleagues at AAO 2023. 

    Note: Listed times are local Pacific Time in San Francisco.

    Advocacy Booths

    OPHTHPAC and Surgical Scope Fund Main Booth

    • Saturday, Nov. 4–Monday Nov. 6, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday); 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Monday) Moscone North, Exhibition Level
    • Subspecialty Day Booth: Friday, Nov. 3 to Saturday, Nov. 4, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Moscone West, Level 3

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    OPHTHPAC® Reception

    Saturday, Nov. 4, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Telegraph Room, InterContinental San Francisco
    Open to all 2023 OPHTHPAC-invested members

    Advocacy Sessions

    Saturday, Nov. 4

    Medicare Update Forum

    11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. PT Moscone West 2009

    Come learn about 2024 changes to the Medicare program as well as coding and reimbursement changes that will impact you and your practice next year. Meet the Academy experts who will be available to answer your questions at this informative session.

    Patient Voice in Ophthalmology: Academy, Federal Agencies and YOU

    2-3:15 p.m. PT Moscone West 2006

    A panel discussion featuring Michael Chiang, MD, director of the National Eye Institute, and Malvina Eydelman, MD, director of the Office of Ophthalmic, Anesthesia, Respiratory, ENT and Dental Devices at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    Sunday, Nov. 5

    Q&A With the FDA

    11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. PT Moscone South 312-313

    Do you have questions about the FDA drug approval process? Want to talk about new FDA initiatives? Need answers about the latest news affecting ophthalmic drugs? Join FDA ophthalmic drug experts for a session providing the latest on agency initiatives and an open Q&A with the audience.

    Expanding Ophthalmology in Community Health Centers

    2-3:15 p.m. PT Moscone South 312-313

    The session will support U.S. ophthalmologists interested in providing eye care to medically underserved communities. An expert panel of ophthalmologists who have real-world experience in collaborating with community clinics focused on primary care will provide practical advice.

    New Era in Telehealth: A Federal Perspective on Opportunities, Challenges and What Comes Next

    3:45-5 p.m. PT Moscone South 312-313

    The COVID-19 pandemic created extraordinary challenges for the U.S. health care system and resulted in a rapid increase in using telehealth. Already pioneers in the field, our federal health care systems continue to lead in this new era of telehealth. In this symposium, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense and Indian Health Service ophthalmologists will review how their agencies utilize telehealth so patients can access care when and where they need it and how the COVID-19 pandemic helped fuel the expansion of telehealth in the federal health care systems. Panelists will also examine how artificial intelligence is shaping the future of telehealth in ophthalmology. A question-and-answer period will follow.