Top 2 Ophthalmology CME Conferences to Attend in 2019

CMEList March 29, 2019

Ophthalmologists have multiple options for fulfilling their Ophthalmology CME and MOC requirements but one of the most popular options is through Ophthalmology CME conferences. Conferences are a popular option amongst ophthalmologists for multiple reasons. They provide the opportunity to learn from your peers and industry experts, get a hands-on learning experience, network with other ophthalmologists, spend time at an enjoyable vacation destination, all while earning CME credits.

Every year, there are countless Ophthalmology CME conferences hosted by various highly regarded organizations. With the sheer number of conferences held, it can be difficult for an Ophthalmologist to find the conference that perfectly meets their needs. To make it easier, we have highlighted the top 2 Ophthalmology CME conferences that ophthalmologists should plan on attending in 2019.

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2019 Annual Meeting

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2019 Annual Meeting is regarded as one of the best conferences for Ophthalmologists to attend. The conference is being held from April 30 - May 2, 2019, in Vancouver, BC.

The conference features a multitude of various sessions that cover a wide range of Ophthalmology topics and the most trending issues in the industry. The different sessions offer a wide range of CME credits, but be sure to pay mind to the sessions that don’t offer CME credits. Some of the more popular sessions include:

  • Basic/Clinical Lecture
  • Education Courses
  • Special Interest Groups

Basic/Clinical Lecture

The Basic/Clinical Lecture sessions typically last 120 minutes. In these sessions, clinicians and scientists discuss the issues that are most relevant to their community.

Education Courses

These sessions actually happen the day before the official conference starts but they are very valuable and it is highly recommended that you attend them if you are already at the conference. The sessions last either a half day or a full day. The sessions address educational needs that require in-depth review and discussion and give the chance to attendees to have close interactions with experts. This is a great opportunity to gain new insights around relevant topics from industry experts.

Special Interest Groups

These sessions last 90 minutes and offer Ophthalmologists who share common research interests to come together in informal settings to discuss specific issues or questions relevant to the entire group. Topics that are often covered include exploring controversial issues, understanding a specific technique, and new technological advances.

In addition to great sessions, another benefit of this conference is its location. Vancouver, BC. The city is an extremely popular vacation destination due to the endless activities it offers tourists. Some popular activities include Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium, and Queen Elizabeth Park.

Check out the video below for more information on this conference.

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2019

Another popular Ophthalmology CME conference is American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2019. This conference will be held from October 12-15, 2019 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.

Attendees can earn up to 34 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM by attending the various sessions that are designated for CME credits. These sessions include scientific sessions, instruction courses, Skills Transfer courses, Breakfast With the Experts, AAOE Practice Management Master Classes, Scientific Papers and Posters, the Video Program, and the Jackson Memorial Lecture at the Opening Session.

Each session is unique and offers many interesting insights around the most relevant topics in Ophthalmology. After attending the various sessions Ophthalmologists should be able to:

  • Identify recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.
  • Identify major advances in key areas of cutting-edge research and technology in ophthalmology.
  • Incorporate skills and techniques from the hands-on Skills Transfer courses into their daily practice.
  • Integrate practice management strategies to address critical business and operational tasks in the ophthalmologist's practice.
  • Develop strategies to identify and address their own individual professional practice gaps

In addition to earning CME credits and gaining insights on Ophthalmology, the conference being held in San Francisco, CA makes it an appealing option. The city offers a wealth of tourist attractions and activities including world-class art, Michelin star restaurants, evening cruises, and many more.

Check out the video below for more information on what San Francisco has to offer.

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