Accreditation Information

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

COPE Accreditation Pending.

This course has been submitted to JCAHPO for consideration of CE credit.

 

Needs Statement

The Boston University Ophthalmology Update and Haimovici Lecture 2018 is designed for practicing ophthalmologists, optometrists, ophthalmic technicians and medical personnel involved in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease. In this program, national and departmental experts will discuss the most advanced medical and surgical treatment options for ophthalmic conditions such as cataracts, retinal diseases and strabismus. This conference is designed to address gaps in knowledge and competence in these areas. It also includes the Haimovici Lecture. Named in honor of Robert Haimovici, MD, beloved retina specialist who served as the Director of the Retina Service at Boston Medical Center and BUSM from 1994 until his death in 2002, this lecture honors his dedication and professionalism and his deep commitment to education.

 

Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss several clinical and imaging findings that can aid in determining visual prognosis following surgery for pituitary adenoma.
  • Discuss the pertinent clinical signs to narrow the differential diagnosis of anterior uveitis in children.
  • Describe the results of new studies showing effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of botulinum toxin injections for various forms of strabismus in childhood
  • Describe opportunities, needs, and essential preparation for international eye care delivery in developing nations.

 

Target Audience

Practicing ophthalmologists and optometrists, orthoptists and ophthalmic technicians.

 

Faculty Disclosure

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) activities to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. This information is disclosed to CME activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to resolve all conflicts of interest. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.