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Scientific Program Committee                     

David Markoff, MD, Mountain Eye Associates, OAS President, & 2021 Conference Chair 
George Dumas, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham 
Zhuang T. Fang, MD, University of California, Los Angeles 
Randolf Harvey, CRNA, Florida Eye Clinic / ASC

Target Audience 

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Ophthalmologists 
  • CRNAs
  • Ophthalmic anesthesia surgical techs 
  • Other ophthalmic medical professionals 

Conference Objectives 

  • Identify the latest anesthesia techniques for ophthalmic surgery.
  • Review pertinent historical and anatomical information related to ophthalmic surgery.
  • Evaluate different anesthesia techniques to determine which might warrant a change in current practice. 
  • Generate an increased interest in developing knowledge, acquiring skills and continuing education in the area of ophthalmic anesthesiology. 

Location & Housing 

Gwen Hotel Chicago 

521 North Rush Street

Chicago, Illinois 60611

(312) 645-1500

A special nightly room rate of $249 has been negotiated for our attendees at the Gwen Hotel during the conference. Reservations can be made by calling 866-627-7039. Please reference you are with the OAS conference when making your reservation. 

Sponsorship & Exhibit Info  

OAS is pleased to offer sponsorship and exhibit opportunities for our industry partners. Please contact Lori Conaway, OAS Executive Director, for more information. 

                                                                                                                              

is pleased to offer sponsorship and exhibit opportunities for our industry partners. Please contact Lori Conaway, OAS Executive Director, for more information. 

Registration

Registration Types 

 Type  Member Non-member
 Physician (MD, DO) $500 $875 
 Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) $450  $825
 Associate (RN, PA, surgical techs) $350 $475 
 Resident   $50  $50
  
Click here to register 
The program committee, consisting of anesthesiologists, ophthalmologists and CRNAs, develop the content to educate on timely topics and techniques in the ophthalmic anesthesia. Topics include: 
  • Ocular venous air embolism 
  • Difficult case panel discussion 
  • Compliance and coding 
  • COVID: Lessons learned in the ophthalmic OR
  • ASC compliance 
  • Medical legal implications for ophthalmic anesthesia professionals 
  • Block techniques 
  • Hands-on workshop 

Abstracts 

OAS is pleased to accept abstracts for consideration for oral and poster presentation opportunities at the conference. Abstract submission is now open through August 31, 2021. Submissions will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee and a decision of acceptance will be communicated within 4 weeks of submission. Accepted abstracts will be presented orally in a plenary session on Friday, September 10, followed by a poster reception that same evening. 

Submit your abstract online here

Accreditation 

The program will be accredited for category 1 CME/CE credits for both physicians and CRNAs. Additional information forthcoming. 


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