Everything Dry Eye Virtual Symposium Debuts Aug. 14-15

Product: Everything Dry Eye Virtual Symposium Debuts Aug. 14-15.
Top Line: Twin Cities Ocular Surface Disease Symposium and Dry Eye Boot Camp two of the leading event organizers in the dry eye space, have announced that they are hosting the Everything Dry Eye Virtual Symposium on August 14-15, 2020. This free, virtual event will offer continuing education credit, hard-hitting clinical insights on Dry Eye Disease from 14 world-class program faculty, and networking moderated by leading—and legendary—optometrists and ophthalmologists.
Close Up: Nearly one in 30 Americans over the age of 40 experience vision loss that can’t currently be corrected The Everything Dry Eye Virtual Symposium will deliver live, high-quality education for optometrists, ophthalmologists, and staff who manage dry eye and ocular surface disease. Education will be presented in a Beginner Track and an Advanced Track and physicians may earn up to 9 hours of COPE and CME-approved continuing education credit for an additional fee. Event organizers and leading dry eye specialists, Damon Dierker, OD, FAAO and Ahmad Fahmy, OD, FAAO, Dipl. ABO, will be joined by experts including Donald Korb, OD, Whitney Hauser, OD, FAAO, and Laura Periman, MD along with several other incredible faculty members to present this comprehensive yet practical education program. In addition to the education, the event will feature networking rooms staffed by names like Jackie Garlich, OD, FAAO, James Deom, OD, MPH, FAAO, and Eric Donnenfeld, MD. Attendees can also explore the latest technology and treatments in a highly interactive virtual exhibit hall.
“Dry eye disease has become increasingly important to almost every aspect of eye care. Standard education, while important and necessary, rarely provides a call to action for doctors sitting on the sidelines, or for those that need just a little more confidence before embracing dry eye in their practices,” said Damon Dierker, OD, FAAO. “We are hosting the Everything Dry Eye Virtual Symposium to fill this void and gather leading specialists in the industry who need help managing more challenging patients or implementing more advanced diagnostics and therapies in their practice.”
“No online event can replace everything that a live, in-person conference offers,” adds Ahmad Fahmy, OD, FAAO, Dipl. ABO. “That said, we are really excited about the opportunity to connect with a wider audience of eye care providers, technicians, and practice managers through this virtual event. Our goal is ultimately to improve patient care and we are excited to equip providers from all backgrounds and skill levels with the insights they need to effectively treat and manage patients.”
Vital Stats: The Everything Dry Eye Symposium will be hosted in partnership with iVista Medical Education , a medical education company that provides complete continuing medical education (CME) activities and services, and Covalent Events, a premiere eyecare virtual event platform, and will take place August 14-15, 2020.