10th Annual Symposium on Enhancing Geriatric Understanding and Education (SEGUE): Geriatric Ophthalmology for Non-Geriatricians

April 30, 2022

LIVE (In-Person) and LIVESTREAM (Virtual) attendance options are available. 

There is a demographic shift in the U.S. towards an older population. This “gray tsunami” will disproportionately affect ophthalmology as a specialty because our top disorders are diseases of the elderly (age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), glaucoma and cataracts). Geriatric ophthalmic patients are not simply “older adults”; they have unique responses to treatment and disease and may have co-morbidities that impact diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Moreover, elderly patients may require the expertise of several health professionals from diverse disciplines who have experience in dealing with specific geriatric syndromes. Increasing geriatric expertise among ophthalmologists and primary care specialists while promoting competent, compassionate care of elderly patients is imperative.

This activity seeks to address the needs of the geriatric patient population by arming providers with the necessary information on topics such as diabetic retinopathy, ARMD, cataracts, glaucoma, low-vision, as well as related co-morbidities (e.g., depression, dementia, hearing loss, function loss, driving and elder abuse). There is an insufficient number of geriatricians to meet the demographic shift, and individual specialty providers, generalists and allied health personnel will be required to have expertise in geriatric domains within their areas of service in order to provide care that is optimal, cost effective and safe.

Fees

REGISTRATION TYPEFEE
Houston Methodist (HM) employeeFree 
Physician (non-HM located within the Greater Houston Area)$175  
Physician (non-HM located outside the Greater Houston Area)$50
All Others$15

 

Target Audience

Ophthalmologists, optometrists, geriatricians, internists, family practitioners, residents, fellows, physician assistants, registered nurses, advanced practice nurse practitioners and healthcare professionals with an interest in geriatric ophthalmology.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe glaucoma issues in the elderly, including compliance issues with therapy specific to elderly, avoiding polypharmacy and enhancing short-term and long-term compliance.    
  • Discuss medical and ophthalmic surgical issues in the elderly, including when and when not to operate, consent issues, and falls and fractures in the postoperative period. 
  • Describe age-related macular degeneration issues, including management and new treatments, the role of vitamin therapy, and the need for low vision services.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Houston Methodist is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Houston Methodist designates this for a maximum of 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    • 1.00 Medical Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility
  • 5.00 Attendance
  • 4.16 Nursing Contact Hours

    Houston Methodist is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Houston Methodist will award 4.16 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours for this activity. Participants must attend the activity in its entirety and complete the continuing education evaluation.

  • 0.00 Optometrist
    The Texas Optometry Board has approved this activity for 0.00 hours of D/T CE credit.
Course opens: 
02/21/2022
Course expires: 
05/31/2022
Event starts: 
04/30/2022 - 7:00am CDT
Event ends: 
04/30/2022 - 2:00pm CDT
Cost:
$175.00
7:15 am - 8:00 amSign-in and Continental Breakfast  
8:00 am - 8:10 amIntroduction and WelcomeAndrew G. Lee, MD 
   
8:15 am - 8:45 amSession I: Screening for Dementia in the Eye Clinic
 Case PresentationPeter W. Mortensen, MD 
 PanelistsHilary A. Beaver, MD
  Geriatrician Discussant: George E. Taffet, MD
  Risk Management: Ed J. Kroger, MD, JD, MBA
 Question and Answer Session / ARS 
   
8:45 am - 9:00 amVision Rehab in the Elderly Patients with DementiaDanese Zander, OT 
   
9:00 am - 9:30 amSESSION II: Low Vision Issues in Patients with Dementia
Moderator: James Key, MD
 Case Presentation 1Hilary A. Beaver, MD
 Case Presentation 2Danese Zander, OT
 PanelistsKassie Johnston, OD, FAAO
  Nicole Hooper, OD
  Bhavani R. Iyer, OD
 Question and Answer Session / ARS 
   
9:30 am - 10:00 amSESSION III: Neuro-op Features of Parkinson's Disease
Moderator: Peter W. Mortensen, MD
 Case Presentation 1Chaow Charoenkijkajorn, MD
 PanelistsOre Ofe Adesina, MD
  Rosa A. Tang, MD, MPH, MBA
   
 Case Presentation 2Mohammad Pakravan, MD
 PanelistsNagham Al-Zubidi, MD
  Cybele C. Woon, MD
  Sushma Yalamanchili, MD
   
  Geriatrics Discussant: George E. Taffet, MD
  Risk Management: Ed J. Kroger, MD, JD, MBA
10:00 am - 10:15 amQuestion and Answer Session / ARS 
   
10:15 am - 10:30 amBreak and Virtual Exhibits  
   
10:30 am - 11:00 amSession IV: RETINA: Retinal Issues in Elderly with Dementia
 Case Presentation 1Garvin Davis, MD
 Case Presentation 2Sagar B. Patel, MD
 PanelistsShawn Kavoussi, MD
  Helen Li, MD
  Garvin Davis, MD
  Anterior Segment Panelist: Rahul Pandit MD
  Geriatrics Panelist: George E. Taffet, MD
  Medicolegal Panelist: Ed J. Kroger, MD, JD, MBA
11:00 am - 11:15 amQuestion and Answer Session / ARS 
   
11:15 am - 12:00 pmSession V: Glaucoma Compliance in Dementia
Moderator: Amy Coburn, MD
 Case PresentationJoanna H. Queen, MD
 PanelistsHilary A. Beaver, MD
  Nicholas P. Bell, MD
  Medicolegal Implications: Ed J. Kroger, MD, JD, MBA
   
12:00 pm - 12:15 pmBreak and Virtual Exhibits 
   
12:15 pm - 1:00 pmLunch Keynote: Geriatrics for SpecialistsVanessa Ho, MD
   
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmSession VI: Ethical and Medicolegal Neuro-ophthalmic Issues in the Elderly with Dementia
Moderator: Peter W. Mortensen, MD
 Case Presentation 1Mohammad Pakravan, MD 
 Case Presentation 2Chaow Charoenkijkajorn, MD
 Case Presentation 3Mohammad Pakravan, MD 
 Case Presentation 4Chaow Charoenkijkajorn, MD
 PanelistsOre Ofe Adesina, MD
  Nagham Al-Zubidi, MD
  Andrew G. Lee, MD 
  Stacy V. Smith, MD
  Rosa A. Tang, MD, MPH, MBA
  Sushma Yalamanchili, MD
  Risk Management: Ed J. Kroger, MD, JD, MBA
 Question and Answer Session / ARS 
   
1:45 pm - 2:00 pmConclusionAndrew G. Lee, MD 
2:00 PMAdjourn  
LIVE (in-person) and LIVESTREAM (virtual) attendance options are available.

LIVE (in-person attendance) will be held in the Dunn Rio Grande Conference Room (6565 Fannin). 

LIVESTREAM information will be provided to registered learners. 

 

COURSE DIRECTOR

Andrew G. Lee, MD
Herb and Jean Lyman Centennial Chair in Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology-Blanton Eye Institute
Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery, Academic Institute
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology-Blanton Eye Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Vanessa P. Ho, MD, MPH    
Associate Professor of Surgery
MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

FACULTY

Ore-Ofe Adesina, MD
Medical Director, Robert Cizik Eye Clinic
Associate Professor, Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
McGovern Medical School
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX

Nagham Al-Zubidi, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Hilary A. Beaver, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Academic Institute
Associate Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Nicholas P. Bell, MD
Surgeon
Eye Center of Texas
Houston, TX

Chaow Charoenkijkajorn, MD
Resident, Department of Ophthalmology
Houston Methodist

Amy G. Coburn, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Academic Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Garvin H. Davis, MD
Director of Retina Service and Surgery, Robert Cizik Eye Clinic
McGovern Medical School
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX

Nicole Hooper, OD
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Houston College of Optometry
University Eye Institute University of Houston
Houston, TX

Bhavani R. Iyer, OD, FAAO, Low Vision Diplomate
Director, Dan Arnold Center for Vision Rehabilitation
Associate Professor, Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
McGovern Medical School
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX

Kassaundra Johnston, OD, FAAO
Co-Owner and Vice-President, Pine Creek Vision Clinic
Colorado Springs, CO

Shawn Kavoussi, MD
Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon
Texas Retina Center
Houston, TX

James Key, MD
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Academic Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Ed J. Kroger, MD, JD, MBA
Founder, Texas Healthcare Consulting
Professor, University of Houston, CT Bauer College of Business
Adjunct Professor, Strategic Healthcare Management, Rice University, Jones Graduate Scholl of Business
Houston, TX

Helen K. Li, MD
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Academic Institute
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

James C. Major, Jr., MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Houston Methodist
Board-certified Retinal Surgeon and Ophthalmologist
Retina Consultants of Texas™
Houston, TX

Peter W. Mortensen, MD
Neuro-Ophthalmology
Houston Methodist Eye Associates

Mohammad Pakravan, MD
Resident, Department of Ophthalmology
Houston Methodist

Rahul T. Pandit, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Academic Institute
Associate Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Joanna H. Queen, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Academic Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

Stacy V. Smith, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Academic Institute
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College

George E. Taffet, MD
Robert J. Luchi, MD Chair, Geriatric Medicine
Professor, Medicine-Geriatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Rosa A. Tang, MD, MPH, MBA
Neuro-Ophthalmologist
Neuro-Ophthalmology of Texas
Houston, TX

Cybele C. Woon, MD
Neuro-Ophthalmologist
Whitsett Vision Group
Houston, TX           

Sushma Yalamanchili, MD
Neuro-Ophthalmology, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Houston Methodist

Danese Zander, OT
Occupational Therapist
Sisu Vision Rehabilitation
Houston, TX

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Houston Methodist is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Houston Methodist designates this for a maximum of 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    • 1.00 Medical Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility
  • 5.00 Attendance
  • 4.16 Nursing Contact Hours

    Houston Methodist is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Houston Methodist will award 4.16 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours for this activity. Participants must attend the activity in its entirety and complete the continuing education evaluation.

  • 0.00 Optometrist
    The Texas Optometry Board has approved this activity for 0.00 hours of D/T CE credit.

Exhibit Opportunities

This course offers the opportunity for commercial companies to intermingle with targeted health care providers and showcase their company’s products and services.  

For additional information, please contact Juanita Young at jlyoung@houstonmethodist.org. Click here to review the Exhibitor Invitation for more information. 

Thank you for your interest and support. 

 

 
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FEES

REGISTRATION TYPEFEE
Houston Methodist (HM) employeeFree 
Physician (non-HM located within the Greater Houston Area)$175  
Physician (non-HM located outside the Greater Houston Area)$50
All Others$15