Live CME Activities

Our CME programs, offered throughout the year, focus on matters relevant to the clinical side of medicine and the ethical and policy issues faced by practicing ophthalmologists. Click here to view the online 2014-2015 Academic Events Calendar or download the pdf. Use the online registration form to attend a specific educational activity.

Schedule of Upcoming Events

Friday, November 14, 2014
The 32nd Annual Joseph H. Calhoun, MD Pediatric Ophthalmology Forum
8:00am - 5:00pm at Wills Eye Hospital

Known informally as “Joe’s Meeting” given the many years that Dr. Calhoun nurtured this event and gave all of us a wonderful opportunity to interact and learn from each other, this meeting has become a great tradition that draws pediatric ophthalmologists from around the country.  I am hopeful that you will join us. 

For more information dowload invitation

Recent Events

September 10, 2014
RETINA PEARLS: Thought-Provoking Medical and Surgical Case Discussions

To be held at Davio's Norther Italian Steakhouse, 6pm - 8pm. Join us for this case-based CME dinner symposium to learn more about the evolving treatment paradigm for the management of patients with retinal diseases. This symposium will be held prior to Retina 3D: Future Trends in Diagnostics, Drugs and Devices.

For registration and more information, click here.

May 28, 2014
RETINA ROUNDS: Diabetic Macular Edema
This unique educational activity is an opportunity for you to participate in case-based discussions with retinal disease experts in a small group setting. Share your clinical expertise as you discuss your challenges in diabetic macular edema (DME) management in the following areas:

  • Individualizing treatment strategies
  • Assessing and monitoring patients for ocular and systemic complications associated with intravitreal injections
  • Evaluating treatment response and adjusting management plans
  • Educating patients about the importance of achieving glycemic control

For registration and more information, click here.

April 5, 2014
Retina Update: Signs, Symptoms and Systemic Disease, Everyday Retinal Dangers
7:45 am to 11:30 am at Wills Eye Hospital
Ophthalmologists are often pivotal in the diagnosis of systemic disease.  This course will focus on real everyday clinical encounters whose proper diagnosis often relies on proper patient history, a review of systems, as well as the interpretation of common symptoms and signs.  The format will be highly interactive with rapid fire interchanges between the expert panels and audience. Download the program agenda

March 29, 2014
CONTROVERSIES IN GLAUCOMA: Shift Away From Eyedrop Therapy for Glaucoma
7:45 am to 12:15 pm at Wills Eye Hospital
The normal treatment for glaucoma is not so normal anymore. Newer, more advanced techniques have expanded the options available to ophthalmologists when deciding on a treatment regime for their glaucoma patients. This CME activity will discuss these options and provide indepth analysis of recent drug and clinical trials so participants will be able to make a more informed decision when deciding on a course of treatment. Download the program agenda.

March 22, 2014
CORNEA UPDATE: Corneal Dystrophies
7:30 am to 12:35 pm at Wills Eye Hospital
Many comprehensive ophthalmologists are unable to recognize and properly diagnose a large number of corneal dystrophies as many dystrophies are rare and not seen frequently in a general practice. This conference will allow participants a unique opportunity to exam live patients at the slit lamp in an effort to improve physician’s skills at identifying corneal dystrophies. Didactic lectures and case presentations will reinforce best practice management strategies. Download the program agenda.

March 1-5, 2014
WILLS EYE 39th ANNUAL OPHTHALMOLOGY REVIEW COURSE
Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Ralph C. Eagle, Jr., Course Director
A five day comprehensive and intensive review of ophthalmology for practicing ophthalmologists and ophthalmology residents and fellows. Topics taught by our world-renowned faculty range from anatomy, corneal diseases, eyelid, glaucoma, imaging, immunology, neuro-ophthalmology, oncology, orbit, pathology, pediatrics, pharmacology, physiology, optics and refraction, and retina. For information, click here.

Saturday, January 18, 2014
PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY FOR THE PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN & HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
This course is designed to update the pediatrician, primary care family physician, and allied health professional on common ocular problems in the pediatric age group. Emphasis will be on techniques for vision screening to diagnose amblyopia and strabismus. Diagnosis and treatment of common eye disorders will be discussed. Download the program agenda.

January 9-11, 2014
Atlantic Coast Retina Club Meeting

Download the pdf.

Friday, January 10, 2014
7:00 am to 5:00 pm at Wills Eye Hospital
Presentation of unusual and challenging cases, with open and lively discussions, by members of the Oncology and Retina Services of Wills Eye Hospital, members of the Atlantic Coast Retina Club and invited guests
Cocktail Reception from 6:00-8:00 pm at The Kimmel Center, Hamilton Garden

Saturday, January 11, 2014
7:00 am to 5:00 pm at Wills Eye Hospital
Macula 2014 Meeting
Didactic formal presentations by guest faculty and members of the Oncology and Retina Services of Wills Eye Hospital

November 17, 2013
NEW AND EMERGING THERAPIES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION
Wills Eye Satellite Symposium at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting

For the agenda and more information, visit www.willseye.org/NOLA2013.

November 2, 2013
CORNEA UPDATE: Anterior Segment Trauma
Ophthalmologist must be prepared to manage ocular trauma. This conference will discuss techniques for managing common and uncommon forms of ocular trauma not typically seen in practice. Short didactic lectures and case presentations will highlight and reinforce treatment strategies.

November 9, 2013
ANTERIOR SEGMENT SURGERY UPDATE
Properly addressing issues related to Intra-ocular Lenses (IOL) is critical when performing Anterior Segment Surgery. Gaps exist in the Ophthalmologists knowledge and ability when it concerns the need to reposition or exchange IOL’s and employing proper suturing techniques.

Download the program agenda.

October 12, 2013
OCULOPLASTICS UPDATE: EYELID AND LACRIMAL PROBLEMS
This conference will provide the general ophthalmologist with new clinical information on current treatments of common eyelid malpositions and lacrimal disorders. Case presentations and an interactive panel discussion will be utilized to increase the understanding and application of concepts of eyelid and lacrimal disorders and treatments. Download the agenda.

October 18-19, 2013
50th ANNIVERSARY WILLS EYE GLAUCOMA FELLOWSHIP - CME CONFERENCE
For information, click here

September 10th - November 6, 2013
RETINA ROUNDS: Diabetic Macular Edema
This unique educational activity is an opportunity for you to participate in case-based discussions with retinal disease experts in a small group setting. Share your clinical expertise as you discuss your challenges in diabetic macular edema (DME) management in the following areas:

  • Individualizing treatment strategies
  • Assessing and monitoring patients for ocular and systemic complications associated with intravitreal injections
  • Evaluating treatment response and adjusting management plans
  • Educating patients about the importance of achieving glycemic control

For information, click here.

September 7, 2013
THE CRITICAL ROLE OF THE PHARMACIST IN IMPROVING OUTCOMES FOR PATIENTS WITH COMMON EYE DISORDERS: TREATING GLAUCOMA, DRY EYE AND CONJUNCTIVITIS
This half-day, free CME/CE program, designed for pharmacists, primary care physicians, ophthalmologists, emergency room doctors, pediatricians and other healthcare professionals, provided a well-rounded approach to the management of glaucoma, dry eye, and conjunctivitis that includes the perspective of the ophthalmologist, the pharmacist, and the patient.



Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of the Wills Eye Hospital Office of Continuing Medical Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored or jointly sponsored educational programs. All faculty participating in continuing medical education programs sponsored by Wills Eye Hospital are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s). Full disclosure will be made at the program.

The information presented at the Wills CME programs represent the views and opinions of the individual presenter(s), and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, Wills Eye Hospital. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a