What's New in Children's Eye Health? Ophthalmology Insights for Primary Care Providers

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Date & Location
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Waltham Woods Conference Center, Waltham, MA


The practice of pediatric ophthalmology is constantly changing. Clinicians are faced with the challenge of keeping up-to-date with new information and strategically incorporating those advances into their daily practice. What's New in Children's Eye Health? Ophthalmology Insights for Primary Care Providers is a half-day course designed to address existing practice gaps and provide the latest advances in pediatric ophthalmology to pediatricians and general health care clinicians. 

This course is designed to address a wide range of gaps in knowledge and competence regarding visual development in children and the impact of both amblyopia and strabismus on visual function. The program is designed to cover milestones of visual development, early and late onset etiologies of eye misalignment, and acute ophthalmic conditions which require attention and urgent referral. 

In an innovative teaching format, members from the department of Ophthalmology at Boston Children’s Hospital will present the information using an engaging, TED talk-style lecture format, followed by interactive discussions.  

Lecture topics include: 

  • Vision screening update
  • The white pupil – cataract or tumor?
  • Eye trauma – prevention and treatment
  • Acute strabismus – what now?
  • The red eye
  • and more
Target Audience 

The content of this course is intended for: 

  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Registered Nurses
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Clinical Residents and Fellows
  • Research Fellows
  • Vision Researchers

Course Directors

  • Gena Heidary, MD, PhD
  • David G. Hunter, MD, PhD
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 
  1. Become familiar with milestones in visual development.
  2. Recognize leukocoria and underlying etiologies which require urgent referral.
  3. Understand the impact of amblyopia and eye misalignment or strabismus on visual function.
  4. Discover advances in the characterization and treatment of eye misalignment in children.
  5. Recognize the clinical characteristics of conditions requiring urgent referral.
  • On or before July 15, 2018: $20.00
  • After July 15, 2018: $35.00
Registration and Refund Policies 

Registration by credit card can be made by clicking the register button above. Registration by check (draft on a United States bank): please make payable to Boston Children’s Hospital and contact the CME Department at cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu to discuss payment. Telephone or fax registration is not accepted. Registration with cash payment is not permitted. Upon receipt of your paid registration, an email confirmation from the Boston Children’s office will be sent to you. Be sure to include an email address that you check frequently. Your email address is used for critical information, including registration confirmation, evaluation and certificate.

Fifty-percent (50%) refunds will be issued for all cancellations received prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be received by postal mail, email or telephone. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee, and no refunds will be issued once the conference has started.


In support of improving patient care, Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.


Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.


Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 COPE credit hours. Optometrists should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy 

Boston Children's Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children's may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.