TRAFFIC ADVISORY:

President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

Review Course Important Information

Sign-in Procedures

Please provide a photo I.D. when you sign in. You will be asked to initial next to your name, verify your email address and circle how you want your CME certificate sent to you.

There will be a separate sign-in station for residents from Drexel, PCOM, Scheie Eye Institute, Temple, and Wills Eye Hospital.

Registration will be held in the Ballroom Foyer at the Marriot Old City Hotel on Saturday, February 29th beginning at 6:00 am. The registration desk will be open all day/everyday throughout the course.

The syllabus and other materials will be distributed at registration time and is not available prior to the course. You will receive an I.D. badge which must be displayed at all times and will be checked by the staff. Individuals who are not wearing badges will be asked to leave the course.

CME Credits

The Wills Eye Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Wills Eye Hospital designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 47 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To receive credit, you must sign-in daily.

General Course Information

The course begins at 7 am on Saturday, February 29 and ends on Wednesday, March 4th at 5 pm. The course will be held in the Grand Ballroom (1st floor at the Marriott Old City). The meeting room will open one hour before meeting begins. Please do not reserve seats. Take only one seat for yourself. Turn all mobile phones, and beepers off or set to vibrating mode.

RECORDING DEVICES ARE NOT PERMITTED

The tuition fee includes course syllabus, daily continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks. One syllabus will be issued to each registrant. Write you name inside the book. Additional copies are not available for purchase. You will also receive a flashdrive with the same notes as the syllabus as well as additional retina and ocular pathology slides.

Your course identification badge will admit you to the course as well as breakfast and lunch. Breakfast will be served in the Ballroom Foyer while lunch will be held in the Hamilton Room. Wear your id badge at all times during the course. Badges will be checked before entering the meeting room and throughout the day. No one will be permitted without a course badge.

Evaluation

In an effort to be more environmentally friendly we will be using an online evaluation. Near the end of each day you will receive an email with a link to the day’s evaluation. Please complete and submit. The Overall Conference evaluation will be included with the Wednesday daily evaluation.

Hotel Information

Philadelphia Marriott Old City Hotel
One Dock Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215.238.6000

A block of rooms has been arranged at the Philadelphia Marriott Old City Hotel for registrants of the 45th Annual Ophthalmology Review Course. The rate is $184 .00 (run of house). The cut-off date for reservations is Friday, February 1, 2020. Reservations can be made by clicking on the following link Hotel Reservation or by contacting the hotel at 1-800-325-3535. Hotel rate includes complimentary internet in the guest rooms.

Parking at the Philadelphia Marriott Old City Hotel is a special rate of $28 for day guests; $38 for overnight guests (unlimited re-entry).

For quick check-out on Wednesday, use the video check-out available by TV in your room. Your luggage can be stored with the Bell Captain (gratuities are appreciated). The Bell Captain will make available additional taxis and limousines at the end of the course for transportation to the airport and train station. The airport is 11 miles from the hotel; 30th Street train station (Amtrak) is 2 miles from the hotel.

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