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Join GSO at The Cloister, Sea Island for the 2018 Annual Meeting - July 13-15! As part of the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology's continuing education curriculum, each year it hosts two meetings that offer ophthalmologists continuing medical education (CME) opportunities. The Annual Meeting occurs in the summer and spans three days, offering professional development and social opportunities with colleagues.

7/13/2018 to 7/15/2018
When: Friday, July 13, 2018
Where: The Cloister, Sea Island
100 Cloister Dr
Sea Island, Georgia  31561
United States
Contact: Anita Amin

Online registration is available until: 7/20/2018
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2018 Annual Meeting - July 13-15 at the Cloister, Sea island


Registration Rate: 


 Early Bird

By June 15

 After June 15

 GSO Member 

or out-of-state AAO Member

 $395 $450
 Non- Member $595  $650


deposit will be refunded after meeting attendance is verified

 $75 $75


Hotel Accommodations:

Join GSO at The Cloister, Sea Island, a Forbes Five-Start Resort, where southern charm, magnificent scenery and elegant surroundings exemplify the ambience of this island's beachfront resort. Surrender to serenity at the world class spa, indulge in fine dining, or plat 18 holes of golf at one of three on-site courses - the Cloister has activities that the whole family can enjoy. Click HERE To review all activities offered by The Cloister. 

GSO Room Block: 

 The Cloister: Main Wing Garden View  $465++
 The Cloister: Main Wing River View  $515++
Beach Club Nature View Room  $465++
Beach Club Ocean View Room $565++

 Inn Guest Room*

*additional fee to access Beach Club


A limited number of rooms are available of each type, so don't wait make your reservation today. Rooms will be available till Monday, May 28 or till the block is sold out. Call 844-412-6881 and mention "Georgia Society of Ophthalmology" to reserve a room or click HERE to make a reservation online. 



Friday, July 13

12:00pm-1:00pm: Registration/Exhibitor Visitation/Lunch 
1:00pm-2:45pm: Educational Program 
2:45pm-3:15pm: Exhibitor Visitation 
3:15pm-4:30pm: Educational Program 
4:15pm: Adjourn 
6:00pm-7:30pm: President's Reception with Exhibitors 

Saturday, July 14 

7:00am-8:00am: Breakfast/Exhibit Visitation 
8:00am-9:30am: Educational Program 
9:30am-10:00am: Break & Exhibit Visitation 
10:00am-11:00am: Educational Program 
11:00am-11:30am: Break & Exhibit Visitation 
11:30am-1:00pm: Educational Program 
1:00pm: Adjourn 
7:00pm-9:00pm: Group Dinner* tickets required 

Sunday, July 15 

8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast 
9:00am-11:30am: Educational Session 
11:30am: Adjourn 

Confirmed Faculty 

Behin Barahimi, MD
Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University 

  • Treatment Options for the Tearing Patient
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Eyelid Lesions

Pratap Challah, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Duke University School of Medicine 
Topics: Glaucoma 

Amy Hutchinson, MD 
Interim Director 
Professor of Ophthalmology 
Section of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 
Emory Eye Center 
Topics: Pediatric Ophthalmology 

Judy E Kim, MD 
Professor of Ophthalmology 
Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin

  • Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy: Laser vs. Anti-VEGF
  • OCT Images You Need to Know
  • What AREDS2 Ancillary Studies Have Taught Us

Ravi Goel, MD 
Regional Eye Associates 

  • Online Reputation Management
  • Protect Your Online Reputation

Shahzad I. Mian, MD 
Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 
Terry J. Bergstrom Collegiate Professor for Resident Education in Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Associate Chair, Education 
Kellogg Eye Center, Michigan Medicine

  • Antimicrobial Prophylaxis for Intraocular Surgery
  • Advanced Treatments for Dry Eyes: Do they really work?
  • Evolving Role of Endothelial Keratoplasty


Educational Objectives

After attending this meeting, participants should be able to:

  • Increase knowledge of recent advances in the diagnosis, management and treatment of diseases of the eye
  • Review, interpret and summarize new clinical, scientific, and research information in the study of ophthalmology 
  • Learn and improve techniques that will allow the physician to offer the best treatment options and care to patients 
  • Expand their expertise in selected practical aspects of ocular surgery 
  • Compare and contrast methods in order to fully assess patient's needs and treatment options 
  • Improve standards of practice 

The target audience for this educational activity is ophthalmologists. 

Registration Cancellation Policy 

Cancellations will be honored with a full refund through June 29, 2018. 50% refund after June 29th. No shows will not receive a refund. All cancellations must be received in writing -  





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