GUMC's 38th Annual Continuing Education Program for Ophthalmic Technicians - 2017

Georgetown University Medical Center
presents the
38th Annual Continuing Education Program
for Ophthalmic Technicians (all levels welcome!!)
May 5 - 6, 2017
Friday — Friday Evening — Saturday
 ***Has been approved for up to 18 CE Credits from JCAHPO***
Please join us for an informative and convenient course for ophthalmic medical personnel (OMP) to earn many JCAHPO CE credits, in our nation’s capital. We have a wide variety of lectures; something for everyone.
The Annual Course for allied ophthalmic personnel is a two - day program offering two full days of lectures, with the evening of May 5 reserved for hands-on workshops. The majority of lectures and workshops will be geared toward preparation for the national certification examinations given by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO). There will also be lectures of general interest to OMP. 
This course has been submitted to JCAHPO for consideration of CE credits (Friday 8 A Credits, Friday evening 2 A Credits, and Saturday 8 A Credits for a total of 18 A Credits). Disclaimer: This course is not sponsored by JCAHPO, only reviewed for compliance with JCAHPO standards and criteria and not yet awarded continuing education credit; therefore, JCAHPO cannot predict the effectiveness of the program or assure its quality in substance and presentation.  Individuals are encouraged to obtain a copy of the JCAHPO booklet “Criteria for Certification.” Call JCAHPO: 800-284-3937 or visit for more information. 

Group discounts (3 or more employees) are available!!! 10% off for each participant. Contact for your personalized promotional code. Must apply promo code first, then make selection of quantity on Registration Form, otherwise it will clear your selections when you apply it.  
We recommend bringing a sweater, as climate control is difficult in large conference rooms.
Paper Course Handouts will NOT be available this year. We are going electronic! You MUST provide a valid e-mail address to receive the electronic handout from 
The registration fee for the course includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and PM Breaks on Friday and Saturday ONLY, plus a course folder and Certificate of Attendance. 
Late registration will be available for additional fee - ALL tickets including parking passes!

Hotel Rooms have been reserved at the Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center.  Book your rooms by March 20!  Phone: 888-902-1606
Check here for the best available rate today:
Room Block Rate was $194 per night and  expired March 20, 2017. 


2017 Schedule of Events
Course Directors: Anna Kiss, COMT;  Teresa (Anjali) Narayan, O.D.;  John Rowan, COMT
Address: 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW, Washington D.C. 20007 
Phone:  202-444-4862  E-mail: 

 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (please pardon the formatting of Eventbrite):

FRIDAY  May 5, 2017  Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center

7:45 – 8:15am Registration, Breakfast and Welcome
 8:15 – 9:05am     Navigating Unfor”seen” Clinical Challenges and Complex Patients (1.0A), Dana Stroud, COA 
9:10 – 10:00am     Ophthalmic Clinical Trials (1.0 A), Elizabeth Burt, COT 
10:00 – 10:15am   Break
10:15 – 11:05am   Refractometry: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting (1.0 A),                                           Teresa Narayan, O.D.
 11:05 – 11:55am  Optical Solutions for Today’s Ophthalmic Technicians (1.0 A),                                     Kate Giroux, LDO ABOC, FNAO  
11:55 – 1:10pm Lunch – Faculty Club of Leavey Center  
1:10 – 2:00pm   Update on Pseudotumor Cerebri (1.0 A), Benjamin Osborne, M.D. 
2:00 – 2:50pm   Operating Room Pearls (1.0 A), Shaquida Haywood, BSN, RN  
2:50 – 3:05pm    Break 
3:05 – 3:35pm   Slit Lamp Illumination (0.5 A), Denise Cunningham, CRA, RBP, MEd, MS, FOPS  
3:35 – 4:05pm   Selecting a Multipurpose Imaging Device for a Resource-Limited Ebola Eye Clinic (0.5 A), Denise Cunningham, CRA, RBP, MEd, MS, FOPS
4:05 – 4:55pm   Clinical Work-up of Glaucoma Patients (1.0 A), Nima Moainie, M.D. 


FRIDAY Evening May 5, 2017  MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology 

6:00 – 8:00pm Georgetown Skill Workshops +CPR/AED Training Certification (additional fee)
Workshops will be available in small groups to have hands-on practice for skills included on the JCAHPO certification exams. Choose from: tonometry - applanation, manual refractometry, retinoscopy, motility, manual keratometry, manual lensometry (with prisms), mydriatic fundus photos and more!


SATURDAY May 6, 2017  Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center  

7:40  - 8:15am         Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Welcome     
 8:15 – 9:05am        Double Trouble (1.0 A0, Robert Shin, M.D.
 9:05 – 9:55am        Cataract Surgery and Risk  Management for Allied Health  (1.0 A),                         Alan Malouf, M.D.
 9:55 – 10:05am     Break
 10:05 – 11:30am    Current Modalities in Dry Eye Treatment and Overview of Ocular Surface     Diseases (1.5 A), Sushil K. Jain, OD, MS, FAAO, CAPT, USN – Ret
 11:30 – 12:45pm    Lunch – Faculty Club of Leavey Center
 12:45 – 1:35pm      Surgical Retina: A Look Behind the Curtain (1.0 A),                                                                       Maria Gema Castellanos-DeCain, M.D.
 1:35 – 2:55pm        The Enlightenment: Uveitis in 2017 (1.5 A) , Keith Wroblewski, M.D.
 2:55 – 3:10pm        Break
 3:10 – 4:00pm        Eyecare in Haiti (1.0 A), Pooja Doshi, COA, MPH (pending)
 4:00 – 4:50pm        Interesting Cases with an Emphasis on Retinal Diagnostics (1.0 A),                                               Jordan Heffez, M.D.

Are Group Discounts Available?  
Yes!  If you have 3 or more employees attending you can receive 10% off for each participant.  Contact for your personalized discount code.  Promotional codes have to be entered on the Registration Information page where you select your number of tickets.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking: The garage closest to event is the Leavey Center Garage (Entrance 1 off of Reservoir Rd.) MUST pre-pay for parking for discount ($10 per day vs garage price of $25).  Parking stickers will be provided for those who pre-pay at the Registration Table. LATE purchase (after April 28) will be available at $15 per day.
Metro:  Rosslyn (Orange/Blue/Silver) and Dupont (Red) are the closest metro stops to Georgetown University. Georgetown University Transportation System (GUTS bus) website:    SPECIAL NOTE:  Pick-up/drop-off  on campus has CHANGED.  There is limited Saturday Service and NO mini-shuttle bus service from drop-off to Hospital.  Review the website listed above for more information.  Alternatively there are busses available from WMATA ( that connect Dupont Circle to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.  If you need more information about busses to the event you may contact John Rowan at
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Phone:  202-444-4862 to reach Anna Kiss, COMT or Anjali Narayan, O.D.  Monday - Friday business hours

What is the refund policy?
A processing fee of $100 will be deducted from each cancelled registration/participant.
All cancellations and requests for refunds must be received by in written communication (by email or fax 202-444-1417) no later than April 26, 2017. No refunds will be granted after that date, regardless of the reason. 
The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?  
No.  We do collect the Payor information but we need the Attendee information for the Registration sign-in and Name Badge.  Contact Anna Kiss ( for any concerns.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes.  48 hours notice is preferred to prepare name badge.
Can I buy by Check?
 Yes.  Credit card is highly preferred.  All Checks must be received in the office by April 26, 2017.

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7:30am to 5:00pm

Georgetown University 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest, Hotel & Conference Center and MedStar Georgetown Hospital, Washington, DC

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