CME Information

157th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AOS

May 21-23, 2021 – Virtual Meeting

This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and the American Ophthalmological Society

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The AOS Annual Meeting provides interactive educational platform for attendees.  Attendees are provided the opportunity to learn about up-to-date technology and ophthalmic tools and equipment, as well as learn about the latest research and findings across all sub-specialties. The meeting will promote excellence in patient care, education, and research, and address essential issues in medicine, advancing the art and science of ophthalmology.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of ophthalmologists across all subspecialties involved in clinical or surgical eye care, academic, and leadership who are actively involved in or previously cared for patients.

EDUCATIONAL MEETING OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the 2021 Annual Meeting are to:

  • Apply newer testing strategies to evaluation of patients with retinal, optic nerve or corneal diseases.
  • Explain and appraise the application of artificial intelligence to the improvement of the clinical practice of ophthalmology.
  • Define and distinguish COVID-19 prevention and management strategies, describe ophthalmic findings, and learn how to evaluate and analyze impact of COIVD-19 in ophthalmic practice.
  • Recognize and describe updates in diagnosis and treatment of various ophthalmic diseases including retinoblastoma, glaucoma, optic nerve disease and external disease such as blepharitis.
  • Formulate optimal prophylaxis/treatment antibiotic regimen for endophthalmitis by application of latest resistance data.
  • Explain the impact of endothelial mesenchymal transition on wet adult macular dystrophy and recognize modifiable factors in disease development.

ACCREDITATION STATMENT

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and American Ophthalmological Society. MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

PHYSICIAN CREDIT

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Relevant financial disclosures of all presenting authors, staff, and members of the Committee on Programs are listed in the program book. If the presenter has a financial disclosure related to the specific presentation, the disclosure will be stated verbally and presented on the first slide of their presentation. Audience participants are required to state their financial disclosure before they join a discussion of a paper or poster.

FACULTY & PROGRAM AGENDA

Complete faculty listing and detailed program agenda is available in the AOS 2021 Program Book.

FEE INFORMATION

Registration for this educational activity for AOS members is complimentary; non-member registration is $200.