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Cornea Update

Cornea Update:

Window to Health: Corneal Manifestations of Systemic Illness

Saturday, October 24, 2020 / 8:00 a.m. - 12:oo p.m. ET

LIVE STREAM ONLY

Program Chairs:
Zeba Syed, MD

Conference Description:

This conference will educate participants on specific corneal and anterior segment findings in various forms of systemic disease, including metabolic, autoimmune, malignant, and hematologic illnesses. The goal for this activity will be to inform comprehensive ophthalmologists and anterior segment specialists about key examination features of systemic disease, and the appropriate referrals indicated in these cases. Finally, participants should be able to provide initial counseling about possible systemic implications to patients based on these findings.

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify corneal and anterior segment features of various forms of systemic disease.
  • Recognize the appropriate medical subspecialist referral (e.g. rheumatologist, endocrinologist, etc.) based on cornea and anterior segment examination findings.
  • Be able to counsel patients on the possible systemic implications of their cornea or anterior segment features.

 

Wills Eye Faculty

Zeba A. Syed, MD
Christopher J. Rapuano, MD
Brenton D. Finklea, MD
Sadeer B. Hannush, MD
Aditya Kanesa-Thasan, MD
Irving M. Raber, MD
Beeran B. Meghpara, MD
Kristin M. Hammersmith, MD
James P. Dunn, MD
Parveen K. Nagra, MD
Nadia Haqqie, MD

Accreditation Statement
Wills Eye Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to its physicians. Wills Eye Hospital designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of Wills Eye Hospital that the information presented at Wills Eye Hospital's CME activities will be unbiased and based on scientific and clinical evidence. To help participants make judgments about the presence of bias, Wills Eye Hospital will provide information that Program Committee members and speakers have disclosed about financial relationships they have with commercial entities that produce or market products or services related to the content of this CME activity. This disclosure information will be made available on the website, in the activity Program/Proceedings, and is available for download

Claiming CME Credit
After the conclusion of the activity, attendees will receive an email with a link to a brief request for credit survey. Learners will have up to six weeks to claim CME credit. If you have any questions, please contact the Wills Eye Hospital Department of CME at 215.440.3168 or at continuingeducation@willseye.org.

Agenda

8:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:15 a.m. Welcome
8:20 a.m. Infectious Interstitial Keratitis
Brenton D. Finklea, MD
8:32 a.m. Systemic Management of Syphilitic and Tuberculous Keratitis
Tricia L. Royer, DO
8:55 a.m. Cytomegalovirus Keratitis
Sadeer B. Hannush, MD
9:07 a.m. Atopic and Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis
Aditya Kanesa-Thasan, MD
9:19 a.m. Superior Limbic Keratoconjunctivitis
Irving M. Raber, MD
9:31 a.m. Systemic Management of Sjogren's Syndrome
Giorgos Loizidis, MD
9:54 a.m. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
Beeran B. Meghpara, MD
10:06 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. The Diabetic Cornea
Parveen K. Nagra, MD
10:32 a.m. Schleritis and Inflammatory Corneal Melt
Kristin M. Hammersmith, MD
10:44 a.m. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Ocular Inflammation - Systemic Management
James P. Dunn, MD
11:02 p.m. Drug-Induced Corneal Changes and Metabolic Depositions
Zeba A. Syed, MD
11:14 p.m. Band Keratopathy and Paraproteinemic Keratopathy
Christopher J. Rapuano, MD
11:26 a.m. Graft Versus Host Disease
Nadia Haqqie, MD
11:38 a.m. Systemic Management of Anticoagulation in Corneal Surgery
Ronald H. Fields, MD
12:00 Conclusion and End of Program