Emory Eye Center Hosts Neuro-Ophthalmology
2001 in December: A Post-Graduate Course for Physicians
The Emory Eye Center in Atlanta will host Neuro-Ophthalmology
2001, a conference designed for ophthalmologists, neurologists,
neurosurgeons and any physicians interested in an update in neuro-ophthalmology,
all day Friday, Dec. 7, 2001 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel.
Nancy J. Newman, M.D., director of neuro-ophthalmology at the Emory
Eye Center and the Cyrus H. Stoner Professor of Ophthalmology at the
Emory School of Medicine, is coordinating the event with Valerie Biousse,
M.D., assistant professor of neurology at the Emory University School
of Medicine, and co-course director.
Guest faculty will include Simmons Lessell, M.D., professor of ophthalmology
at the Harvard Medical School and director of neuro-ophthalmology at
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Neil R. Miller, M.D., professor
of ophthalmology, neurology and neurosurgery and the Frank B. Walsh
Professor of Neuro-Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute and the
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
Upon completion of the program, participants should be able to diagnose
and manage common neuro-ophthalmologic problems as they would appear
in clinical practice. By watching a panel of "experts" work through
unknown clinical cases, participants will appreciate a wider differential
diagnosis for neuro-ophthalmologic symptoms and signs.
Program topics include: visual loss, the swollen disc, the carotid
and the eye, neuro-imaging, AION vs. optic neuritis, diplopia (the F.
Phinizy Calhoun Lecture) and many case presentations with discussion.
"This combination of teaching talent in neuro-ophthalmology all in
one place is not to be missed! It should be a most entertaining day,"
The Emory University School of Medicine designates this educational
activity for a maximum of 7 hours in category 1 credit toward the AMA
Physicians Recognition Award. Tuition is $175 if received prior to Nov.
6, 2001, or $200 after that date. For additional information or to register,
please call Continuing Medical Education, Emory University School of
Medicine, at 888-727-5695 (toll free) or 404-727-5695.