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2018 GEM Eye Meeting - Physicians

Join GSO at the Westin Buckhead for the GEM Eye Meeting - Saturday, February 10, 2018!

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: The Westin Buckhead
3391 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
United States
Contact: Anita Amin

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   Meeting Information
   Hotel Accommodations
   Schedule At A Glance
   Faculty & Topics
   Young Ophthalmologists (YO) Lunch Program
   Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits



Meeting Information 

As part of the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology's (GSO) continuing education curicculam, each year it hosts two meetings that offer ophthalmologists live CME opportunities. The GEM Eye Meeting began in 2009 as a way to bring eye care professionals and specialists from around the state and region together to learn, collaborate and develop professionally. The meeting is hosted by the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology (GSO), Emory Eye Center & Emory University School of Medicine, and the Department of Ophthalmology, and Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University. 

In addition to the CME track for ophthalmologists, the GEM Eye Meeting offers a CE track for Ophthalmic Medical Professionals. Click HERE to register an ophthalmic tech for the meeting. 

Click HERE to review the Program Agenda.  

Hotel Accommodations 

Westin Buckhead Atlanta 
3391 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326 

Discounted  rooms at the rate of $169/night is available for GEM meeting attendees. Call 800-253-1397 and reference "2018 GEM Eye Meeting" to reserve a room at the discounted rate. 


Saturday, February 10

7:00am-8:00am        Registration & Check-in/Breakfast/Exhibit Visitation 
8:00am-8:15am         Welcome and Announcements 
8:15am-10:00am       Educational Program 
10:00am-10:30am     Break & Exhibit Visitation 
10:30am-12:00pm    Educational Program 
12:00pm-12:15pm    Legislative Awards Preseantion 
12:15pm-1:30pm       Lunch & Exhibit Visitation 
12:30pm-1:30pm      Young Opthalomogists (YO) Lunch Program 
1:30pm-3:00pm         Educational Program 
3:00pm-3:30pm         Break & Exhibit Visitation 
3:30pm-4:30pm         Educational Program 

Faculty & Topics 

Keith Baratz, MD
Ophthalmologist, Mayo Clinic  

  • The Future of MOC 
  • New Developments In Herpes Zoster & Immunization for Shingles 

Tamara Fountain, MD 
Ophthalmology Partners Ltd

  • Zebras and Horses: How We Miss Diagnoses and Mistreat Patients*
  • Sticks, Stones and Broken Bones: Managing Periocular Trauma 

* 10% discount on OMIC premium for current GSO-member insured, who attend this risk management talk. 5% discount for non-GSO members. One discount per year, applied upon renewal with OMIC

Jonathan Sears, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic
2018 Aaberg Lecturer - Retina 

Jessica Shantha, MD 
Assistant Professor 
Section of Vitreoretinal Surgery and Diseases 
Section of Uveitis and Vasculitis 
Emory Eye Center 
Ebola and the Eye: Individual and Global Health Perspectives 

Brian Welcome, MD 
Jervey Eye Group 

  • 2018 Luxenberg Ethics Lecture : How to Ethically Market Your Practice 
  • I-Stent in the Real World: Indications and Expectations and A Brief Intro to the XEN Gel Stent 

Young Ophthalmology (YO) Lunch Program 

Handling YOur Difficult Patients and Conversations 

Health professionals are oftentimes caught off-guard by conversations that cause them to have anxious or distressing feelings.  One of the most challenging can involve health care outcomes that are suboptimal or unexpected.  This presentation will focus on the empathic literature’s recommendations for navigating such conversations, especially when they involved unanticipated complications. RSVP is required for this lunch, contact Anita Amin ( with any questions. 


Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits 

The Georgia Society of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Georgia Society of Ophthalmology designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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