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* Please note, some hotel information was incorrect on the program information that was mailed out.  Please see the hotel information below for correct information.  Thank you.

**Online Registration is now open for both sessions!  Please see below for links to registration and payment.


2014 Humphries Physician Program Information:

Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014
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!

Please visit the CME Activity Catalog for online registration and brochure for the Physician session.

2014 Humphries Physician Program Details:

7:30                Registration and Breakfast

8:00                Welcome - Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD

8:15                Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD - “Venn Intersection of Neuro Ophthalmology and Glaucoma”

8:30                Sandra M. Johnson, MD - “The Progressing Glaucoma Patient”

8:45                Bruce E. Prum, Jr., MD - “The ‘Funny-Looking’ Optic Nerve – How to Distinguish Glaucoma Damage from Other Optic Nerve Abnormalities”

9:00                B. Christian Carter, MD - “Recurrent ROP after Intravitreal Bevacizumab Therapy”

9:15                Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD - Introduction of the keynote speaker, Randy Kardon, MD, PhD

9:20                Randy Kardon, MD, PhD - “Diagnosing the Cause of Visual Loss with OCT:  Where Are We Going?”

10:05              Break

10:15              Moderator – Steven A. Newman, MD

10:30              Ryan Scruggs, MD - “Lower Eyelid Entropion: Diagnosis and Management”

10:45              Gregory Mincey, MD, MBA, FACS - “If it’s not a Cataract, send it to Retina.  You Can’t Get an Appointment with the Neuro-ophthalmologist Anyway ……”

11:00              Maria Kirzhner, MD - “Ectropion”               

11:15              Steven A. Newman, MD - “Neuro-ophthalmology for the Anterior Segment Surgeon”

12:00              Questions and Answers

12:15              Lunch

1:15                Moderator – Sandra M. Johnson, M.D. 

1:30                Randy Kardon, MD, PhD - “New Aspects of the Pupil Light Reflex in Retinal and Optic Nerve Disease”

2:15                Eugene Y. Shildkrot, MD - “Living on a Time Bomb:  Hippel Lindau Syndrome and its Ocular Manifestations”

2:30                Ashvini K. Reddy, MD - “Retinal Vasculitis”

2:45                Paul A. Yates, MD, PhD - "Update on Retinal Research”       

3:00                Questions and Answers

3:15                Adjourn

2014 Humphries Technician Program Information:

2014 Humphries Technician PostCardDate: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Time: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Omni Charlottesville Hotel
Address: 212 Ridge McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902

This year we will be able to accept online credit/debit card payments and e-checks!

Registration: The course fee is $110.00 before 8/29/14. The fee is $135.00 starting 8/30/14.

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

Online Registration: Deadline for online registration is 9/4/14. After 9/4/14, please email Jenny at to register and for instructions on how to pay.

Please click this link to go to the page for registration and payment for the technician program:

Refund Policy: Refunds will be issued at a rate of 100% for requests made prior to September 1, 2014. Refunds requests made on or after September 1, 2014 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! 

2014 Humphries Technician Program – Seeing With the Brain


7:00‐7:30 Registration and Breakfast

7:30‐7:40 Welcome and Announcements

7:40‐8:10 Evan Kaufman, OD – Understanding Optics

8:10‐8:40 B. Christian Carter, MD – Motility for the Technician

8:40‐8:55 Tyson S. Ward, MD – OCT & Retinal Imaging for the Technician

8:55‐9:25 Ryan T. Scruggs, MD – Eyelid Repairs Following Tumor Excision

9:25‐9:45 BREAK

9:45‐10:15 Eugene Y. Shildkrot, MD – Symptoms & Etiology of Retinal Detachments

10:15‐10:45 Sandra M. Johnson, MD – Improving the Flow: Glaucoma Implants

10:45‐11:15 Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD – On the Horizon: Glaucoma Update

11:15‐11:45 Randy H. Kardon, MD, PhD – What Do I Look for in My Pupil Exam? (Special Guest Speaker)

11:45‐12:45 LUNCH

12:45‐1:00 Christopher D. Weaver, MD – Seeing into the Future: Alternatives to Traditional Surgical Procedures

1:00‐1:30 Bruce E. Prum, Jr., MD – That Funny Looking Nerve

1:30‐1:45 BREAK

1:45‐2:00 Ashvini K. Reddy, MD – Symptomatic Inflammatory Processes

2:00‐2:15 Andrew J. Mincey, MD – Palsies: The Nerve of it All

2:15‐2:30 Irfan R. Khan, MD – Enucleations: Removing the Blind Painful Eye

2:30‐3:00 Maria Kirzhner, MD – Before & After: Thyroid Orbitopathy

3:00‐3:45 Steven A. Newman, MD – Visual Field Defects – Is that Real?



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 2014 Humphries Programs:

  • Courtyard by Marriott North
    638 Hillside Drive
    Charlottesville, VA 22901
    Phone: (434) 973-7100
    Phone: (800) 321-2211
    $199.00 - King
    Call for reservation - Code: Humphries

  • Residence Inn Charlottesville
    1111 Millmont Street
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    Phone: (434) 923-0300
    Phone: (800) 331-3131
    $159.00 - Studio Suite
    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 - Single/Double or King - Code: HUS


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 Symposium Technician Information

The Humphries Technician Symposium 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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