Welcome to the 2019 GEM Eye Meeting! 

February 9, 2019

Online Registration CLOSES February 4, 2019

Onsite registration will be available at higher rates

The Westin Atlanta Buckhead
3391 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326


Click here to REGISTER! 


Featured Faculty 

Carla Siegfried, MD: Glaucoma  
2018 Luxenberg Ethics Lecture

Carla J. Siegfried, MD
Jacquelyn E. and Allan E. Kolker, MD Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 
Washington University School of Medicine 
St. Louis, MO
Vice-chair, Ethics Committee AAO


Sumitra S. Khandelwal, MD:  Cataract and Cornea

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, Cullen Eye Institute  
Medical Director, Lions Eye Bank of Texas
Houston, TX

Andrew G. Lee, MD: Neuro-Ophthalmology

Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Blanton Eye Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital
Professor, Departments of Ophthalmology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Weill Cornell Medical College 
Houston, TX



Janet L. Davis MD: Retina and Uveitis
2018 Aaberg Lecture

Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Miami
Leach Chair in Ophthalmology Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Miami, FL  


D. Brian Kim, MD: Yamane Technique for Scleral Fixated IOLs
Professional Eye Associates
Dalton, GA


Friday, February 8, 2019

Admin Program

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM - Admin Lunch and Learn

Today’s Eye Care Environment – Impactful Trends That Affect Your Practice & Potential Strategies To Consider

This program will include group discussion on 4-5 mega trends, led and facilitated by:
Philip Isham, COE, OCS (Click for Bio)
Chief Development Officer, Eye Health America
Executive Consultant, ECP Advisor Group 

Mega Trends:

Legislative Forces
Consolidation Activity
Reimbursement Changes
Growing Healthcare Business Complexity
Care Delivery Expectations/Changes


11:30-12:00 - Lunch and Mingle
12:00 pm-2:00 pm - Program Begins

Thank You HealtheParadigm for sponsoring this event!


Saturday, February 9, 2019 - TECH PROGRAM IS NOW FULL!



7:00-8:00 a.m.   
Registration & Check-In
Continental Breakfast & Exhibitor Visitation

8:00-8:15 a.m. 

8:15-8:45 a.m.   
Five Easy Mistakes to Avoid in Your Next Neuro-Ophthalmic Patient
Andrew G. Lee, MD

8:45-9:30 a.m.  
2019 Aaberg Lecture: How to Make a New Surgery
Janet L. Davis, MD

9:30-10:15 a.m.                       
2019 Luxenberg Ethics Lecture: Ethical Introduction (and Proper Farewell) to New Technologies in Ophthalmic Practice: “Pass”-t, Present, and Future
Carla J. Siegfried, MD

10:15-10:45 a.m.                     
Break & Exhibitor Visitation

10:45-11:15 a.m.                     
Presentation: IOL calculations: The Basics and Beyond
Sumitra S. Khandelwal, MD

11:15-11:45 a.m.                   
Five pupil problems: When to Watch, When to Worry                                                                       
Andrew G. Lee, MD

11:45-12:15 p.m.                     
Uveitis Update 2019
Janet L. Davis, MD

12:15-12:30 p.m.                     
Awards and Announcements

12:30-1:30 p.m.                       
Lunch and Exhibitor Visitation

12:30-1:30 p.m.
YO (Young Ophthalmologists) Lunch
Finding YOur Perfect PracticeWhat you need to know to find the right practice for you
Larry Geller, VP of Consulting Services, Medical Management Associates, Inc.

1:30-2:00 p.m.                        
Dry Eye Dilemmas
Sumitra S. Khandelwal, MD

2:00-2:30 p.m.                        
Open Minds on Narrow Angles: Make the Angle Great Again!                                                    
Carla Siegfried, MD

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.                 
MIGS Panel

Moderator: Jeremy Jones, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Emory University SOM

Carla Siegfried, MD, Washington University
Ninita Brown, MD, PhD, Thomas Eye Group
Reay Brown, MD, Atlanta Ophthalmology Associates
Gagan Sawhney, MD, Georgia Eye Partners                                                                                    

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.                      
Coffee Break and Exhibitor Visitation

3:30-4:00 p.m.                         
Five diplopia pearls that can make a difference       
Andrew G. Lee, MD

4:00-4:30 p.m.                         
Pearls for Presbyopia Correcting IOLs
Sumitra S. Khandelwal, MD

4:30-5:00 p.m.                         
Surgical Pearls for the Yamane Technique
D. Brian Kim, MD

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Tech Program

7:00-8:00 am - Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00-9:45 am - Educational Program

9:45-10:00 am  - Break and Exhibitor Visitation

10:00 am -12:00 pm  - Educational Program

12:00-1:00 pm  - Lunch & Exhibit Visitation

1:00-2:30 pm  - Educational Program

2:30-2:45 pm  - Break and Exhibitor Visitation

2:45-3:30 pm  - Educational Program 

4:00 pm  - Adjourn

6 JCAHPO Credits applied for

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