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2015 Humphries Physician Program Information:

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Omni Charlottesville Hotel
Address: 212 Ridge McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: 434-971-5500

Please contact Carol at to update your contact information. See you soon!

Physician Registration

Please visit the CME Activity Catalog for online registration and brochure for the Physician session. Registration will be available online only. 

Registration: $250.00
The registration fee covers syllabus materials, breakfast, lunch, breaks and Friday PM Reception.

Keynote Speaker: Mark J. Mannis, MD, FACS - Professor & Chair of UC Davis Eye Center

2015 Humphries Physician Program Details:

7:30                Registration and Breakfast

8:00                Welcome - Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD; Introduction of keynote speaker

8:05                Moderator - Steven A. Newman, MD

8:15                Mark J. Mannis, MD FACS - "Keratoconus: A View through History"             

9:00                Steven A. Newman, MD - "A Neuro-ophthalmologist does Windows"

9:15                Mark J. Mannis, MD, FACS - "Rosacea: Common & Commonly Missed"

10:00              Questions & Answers

10:15              Break

10:30              Moderator - Leslie A. Olsakovsky, MD

10:45              Jeffrey R. Golen, MD - "Acanthamoeba Keratitis"

11:00              Paul M. Phillips, MD - "DMEK, the Next Frontier of Endothelial Keratoplasty: Why the Cornea Surgeon Should Consider Adding DMEK to his/her Surgical Skill Set"

11:30              Leslie A. Olsakovsky, MD - "My First DMEK Cases"

11:45              Questions and Answers

12:00              Lunch

1:00                Moderator - Peter A. Netland, MD PhD

1:15                Jason W. Much, MD - "Amniotic Membrane Transplantation

1:30                Azin Abazari, MD - "Trabecular Microbypass Stent Performed at the Time of Cataract Surgery"

1:45                Bina Patel, MD - "A Tale of Two Ulcers"

2:00                B. Christian Carter, MD - "An Update of the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study: Where We Stand with IOLs in Infants"

2:15                Bruce E. Prum, Jr., MD - "The Long-term Corneal Complications after Glaucoma Implants"

2:30                Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD - "Management of DSEK and Glaucoma"

2:45                Jacob C. Meyer, MD - "Evolution of the Vitreomacular Interface &
                      Clinical Outcomes Following Ocriplasmin Injection"

3:00                Paul A. Yates, MD, PhD - "Update on Retinal Research"

3:15                Questions and Answers

3:30                Adjourn



2015 Humphries Technician Program Information:

Date: Saturday, September 12, 20152015 save the date
Time: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Omni Charlottesville Hotel
Address: 212 Ridge McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902

We will be accepting online credit/debit card payments and e-checks only!  No paper checks!

Registration: $125.00

After Deadline (9/4/2015): $150.00

The registration fee includes continental breakfast, breaks, and lunch.

Online Registration: Deadline for online registration is Midnight 9/10/15. After 9/10/15, please email Jenny at to register and for instructions on how to pay.

This year we now have the ability to register more than one person at a time.  Please note, you must choose the Multiple Registration link to be able to register more than one person at a time.

Technician Registration

PLEASE NOTE: Next year we will only be emailing information out - we will no longer be mailing Technician Program notices by post mail.  Please use the best email

to contact you when registering if you wish to continue to receive notices after this year. 


Single Registration:


Multiple Registration:

Refund Policy: Refunds will be issued at a rate of 100% for requests made prior to September 4, 2015. Refunds requests made on or after September 4, 2015 will be issued at a rate of 50%. No refunds will be issued after the start of the meeting.

Please email Jenny at to update your contact information. See you soon! 

2015 Humphries Technician Program

7:00‐7:30 Registration and Breakfast

7:30‐7:40 David Sandridge, COT - Welcome and Announcements

7:40‐8:10 B. Christian Carter, MD - "Post-IOL Surgery & Contacts in Infants"

8:10‐8:40 Christopher Weaver, MD - "Ocular Trauma"

8:40‐9:10 Andrew Mincey, MD - "Dissecting the Retina"

9:10‐9:25 Bina Patel, MD - "Corneal Ulcers"

9:25‐9:45 BREAK

9:45‐10:15 Eugene Shildkrot, MD - "Anterior Segment Tumors"

10:15‐10:30 Mary Smith, MPH - Anterior Segment Imaging"

10:30‐11:00 Peter Netland, MD, PhD - "Keratoprosthesis"

11:00‐11:30 Eric Liss, MD - "The Slit Lamp Examination"

11:30‐12:15 LUNCH

12:15‐12:20 Michele Nollner, COA - Announcements

12:20‐12:35 Jeffrey Golen, MD - "Pros & Cons of Refractive Surgery"

12:35‐12:50 Leslis Olsakovsky, MD - "Toric IOLs"

12:50‐1:20 Maria Kirzhner, MD - "The Lacrimal System"

1:20‐1:40 BREAK

1:40‐2:10 David Sandridge, COT - "Taking a History"

2:10‐2:25 Jason Much, MD - "Cataract Surgery Post-LASIK"

2:25-2:55 Paul Phillips, MD - "DMEK: Descemet Membrane Endothelia Keratoplasty"

2:55-3:55 Steven Newman, MD - "Corneal Complications of Systemic Disease"



Directions to the Symposium at the Omni Charlottesville Hotel:


Exit 120 and follow 5th Street North 2 miles to the historic downtown. The hotel is located on the right.


Take Route 29 South into Charlottesville to Route 250 Bypass East. Take 250 Bypass East to the third stoplight, and turn right onto McIntire Road. Go 7/10 mile to the second stop light. Go through the stoplight and the hotel is on the left.


Take Route 29 North to Route 250 Bypass East (29 North will turn into 250 Bypass East). Take 250 Bypass East to the third stoplight, and turn right onto McIntire Road. Go 7/10 mile to the second stop light. Go through the stoplight and the hotel is on the left.


Parking is complimentary for all attendees of the Humphries Symposium in the Omni Parking Garage and any spot can be parked in.  There is no ticket system.  At the end of the day after the Symposium is over, please remember to refer verbally to the 'Humphries Symposium' and the attendant will waive you through.


Hotel Room Block Information for the 2015 Humphries Programs:

  • Omni Charlottesville Hotel
    212 Ridge McIntire Road
    Phone: (434) 971-5500
    Phone: (877) 981-5002
    $279 - Single/double
    Call for reservation - Code: Humphries Symposium

  • Courtyard by Marriott
    1201 W. Main Street
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    Phone: (434) 977-7100
    Phone: (800) 321-2211
    $231.57 - King or Call for reservation - Code: Humphries


  • Hampton Inn & Suites at the University
    900 West Main Street
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    Phone: (434) 923-8600
    Phone: (800) 426-7866
    $175.00 - 2 Queen - Code: HUS/Association



Marion K. Humphries, Jr. M.D. Symposium

The Department of Ophthalmology hosts each year in the fall an annual conference for physicians and technicians. 

The symposium is named in honor of Marion K. Humphries, Jr., MD, who was the first Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Virginia.

Humphries Symposium Physician Information

Humphries Physician Symposium is dedicated to providing the clinical Ophthalmologist with opportunities to increase knowledge and competence related to the most up-to-date diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and to reflect on how this information might lead to changes in their daily practice.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University awards 0.1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit) per contact hour to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training activities that meet specific educational planning requirements. The University maintains a permanent record of participants who have been awarded CEUs.

Humphries Technician Program Information

The Humphries Technician Program began in 1990 as a JCAHPO accredited supplement to the Department's Humphries Physician Program.

The Technician Program is hosted by the ophthalmic staff of the UVA Department of Ophthalmology and welcomes approximately 100 registrants each year. The Program is held in conjunction with the physician program.

The program is designed for all Ophthalmic Medical Personnel (OMP) including Ophthalmic Assistants, Technicians, Technologists, Photographers, Orthoptists, Nurses, and other personnel. Certification is not required to attend.

Each year lectures are designed to fit specific criteria for training Ophthalmic Medical Personnel in the newest technology and surgical techniques as well as review of core skills and knowledge. The one day program consists of 12 to 16 short lectures presented by the physicians and staff of the Department.

The Technician Program aims to offer five or more Group A JCAHPO credits and also seeks continuing education credits from OPS and AOC. A Certificate of Attendance is awarded to each participant at the end of the day.

Paid registrants are provided with a continental breakfast, coffee break, and a catered lunch.

For further information about the Humphries Technician Program, please contact our coordinator:

Jenny Hinebaugh

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