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Oct. 1, 2001

Emory Eye Center hosts neuro-ophthalmology 2001 in December: a post-graduate course for physicians

EMORY Health Sciences News
Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center
Health Sciences Communications

Media contacts: Joy H. Bell, 404-778-3711, jbell@emory.edu
Kathi Ovnic, 404-727-9371, covnic@emory.edu
Janet Christenbury, 404-727-5899, jmchris@emory.edu
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 Valérie 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,” says Newman.

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.

Media Contact: Joy H. Bell, jbell@emory.edu, 404-778-3711

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