Neuro-Ophthalmology & Glaucoma Symposium

Rochester, MN US
April 20, 2018 to April 21, 2018

Course Directors: John J. Chen, M.D., Ph.D.Jacqueline A. Leavitt, M.D.Elena Bitrian, M.D.

This course will address topics in Glaucoma and Neuro-Ophthalmology including recent advances in diagnosis and treatments for both specialties. We will also discuss areas of overlap between Neuro-Ophthalmology and Glaucoma and discuss ways of differentiating the two entities. Topics will include advances in OCT, ischemic optic neuropathy including new treatments and ongoing studies, new biomarkers for optic neuritis, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, diplopia and anisocoria, masqueraders of glaucoma, new diagnostic and therapeutic tools for glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology, and a discussion on the management of specific neuro-ophthalmic and glaucoma challenges, including newer surgical techniques.  

In association with the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, ophthalmologists are invited to a special reception, dinner and lecture featuring Drs. Steve Newman and Joel Schuman on Friday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m.

Registration Fee 
**Are you a member of your states Ophthalmology Association? To receive a $30 association discount to use on the Friday only or Friday & Saturday registration fee, please contact Kari Koenigs or Dorinda Johnson**

MD's & OD's Fees

Friday (M.D.'s Only)$90.00 
Saturday Only (MD's or OD's)$300.00
Friday & Saturday (MD's Only)$380.00 

Allied Health Fees

Saturday Only  


Target Audience

Ophthalmologists and optometrists who participate in general eye care practices and in subspecialty practices concentrating on glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology will find interest in attending this course

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Choose the appropriate type of glaucoma surgery for individual patients
  • Identify surgical techniques for the management of co-existent glaucoma and cataract
  • Describe the role of imaging and functional testing to manage glaucoma
  • Describe non-surgical treatment options for glaucoma treatment
  • Review the role of intraocular pressure and perfusion in glaucoma
  • Differentiate glaucoma from other forms of optic neuropathy
  • Describe the workup and treatment options for nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy
  • Describe recent advances in biomarkers of optic neuritis
  • Describe updates on idiopathic intracranial hypertension and the translaminar gradient
  • Describe updates on Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
  • Describe the differential diagnosis and workup of diplopia and anisocoria

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 8.00 Attendance
  • 7.00 COPE
Event starts: 
04/20/2018 - 5:00pm
Event ends: 
04/21/2018 - 5:00pm
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Geffen Auditorium - Gonda Building
200 1st Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55905
United States

Lodging Information:

Rochester Marriott Hotel
101 First Avenue SW
877-623-7775 or 507-280-6000
$145.00 Standard single/double
When calling reference Mayo Clinic Neuro-Ophthalmology & Glaucoma Course
Marriott Hotel Link

Cut off date is March 30, 2018.  Rooms are subject to availability after this point.

Course Directors
John J. Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Jacqueline A. Leavitt, M.D.
Elena Bitrian, M.D.

Guest Faculty Listing
M. Tariq Bhatti, M.D. - Duke University Medical Center
Teresa C. Chen, M.D. – Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Courtney E. Francis, M.D. - University of Washington
Steven A Newman, M.D. - University of Virginia Health Systems
Peter Savino, M.D. - University of California, San Diego
Joel S. Schuman, M.D. – NYU Langone Health

Mayo Clinic Faculty Listing
Syril K. Dorairaj, M.D.
Cheryl L. Khanna, M.D.
Arthur J. Sit, M.D.
Marie D. Acierno, M.D.

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Educaiton (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates the General Session of this live activity and webcast for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


COPE Activity ID #115345 - 7 COPE credit hours

COPE Course ID: 57239-NO - 3 hours credit approved for Neuro-Optometry - COPE Category C

COPE Course ID: 57253-GL - 4 hours credit approved for Glaucoma - COPE Category B

Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here.

Available Credit

  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 8.00 Attendance
  • 7.00 COPE

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