Penn Neuro-Ophthalmology 2018 Update

Course details

  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.25 Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™)
Price: $1.00
Title & description

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Program Description: 


Course Description:

Neuro-ophthalmology bridges the fields of ophthalmology and neurology through the diagnosis and management of patients with neurological disorders that affect vision and eye movements. Over the past decade, there have been several advances in the field, including those in diagnostic imaging and treatments studied in clinical trials. This course will review basic neuro-ophthalmic principles and in addition update the audience on recent developments in neuro-ophthalmology.

The Neuro-Ophthalmology Division at the University of Pennsylvania, consisting of six full-time faculty members, has a rich history and active clinical, educational, and research components. The program is part of Penn's Department of Neurology, Penn’s Department of Ophthalmology/The Scheie Eye Institute, and the Division of Ophthalmology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

This conference is intended for practicing neurologists, ophthalmologists, residents, fellows and healthcare professionals interested in neuro-ophthalmology.


Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe appropriate treatment approaches to diplopia, eye pain, eyelid disorders, and the neuro-ophthalmology of neuro-degenerative disorders 
  • Differentiate optic neuropathy from glaucoma and papilledema from pseudopapilledema
  • Discuss what is new in pseudotumor cerebri syndrome, orbital inflammatory syndromes, and thyroid eye disease
  • Describe pediatric eye movement disorders
  • Review current clinical trials in neuro-ophthalmology
  • Describe neuro-ophthalmic emergencies


The registration fees for Penn Neuro-ophthalmology 2018 Update are $95 for physicians, industry employees and healthcare professionals. There is no registration fee for Penn Medicine or Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia faculty, fellows, residents, students, nurses, or ophthalmic technicians. Registration is $25 for all other Penn Medicine or Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia employees. A valid Penn Medicine or CHOP ID is required to receive the special rate.

The registration fee includes attendance to the conference, a program and a link to view the slide presentations online, credit certificate, continental breakfast, mid-morning break and lunch.

Meeting Location & Parking:

Jordan Medical Education Center
Law Auditorium
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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On Saturday, October 13th the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine/Smilow Center garage (3400 Civic Center Blvd) is open for attendee parking. Parking in this garage is about $20 per day & will not be covered by the conference.


In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine 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.

Designation of Credit:

Physicians: Penn Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 6.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

In order to process refunds for course withdrawals, cancellations must be received in writing by October 1, 2018 (subject to a service charge of 10% of the registration fee but not less than $15.00). No refunds will be issued after October 1, 2018.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will refund registration fees but is not responsible for related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, and travel agencies.

Live event: 
Live event
Event date: 
Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Jordan Medical Education Center
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Law Auditorium
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
United States
This live activity started on October 13th, 2018 and is no longer available for enrollments.
Available credit:
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 6.25
  • Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™): 6.25
Activity Documents
Office of Continuing Medical and Interprofessional Education
150 Anatomy/Chemistry Building, 3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6061
Contact us: | 215-898-8005
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In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine 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.