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Join GSO at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island for the 2017 Annual Meeting - August 4-6! 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.

8/4/2017 to 8/6/2017
When: Friday, August 4, 2017
8:00 AM
Where: The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Pkwy
Fernandina Beach, Florida  32034
United States
Contact: Anita Amin

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The 2017 Annual Meeting
August 4-6 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Meeting Brochure & Agenda

Registration Rates 


Confirmed Faculty


Educational Objectives

Continuing Medical Education Credits

Cancellation Policy


Don't delay! Register today to make sure you get the early bird registration discount.

Registration Rates: 


Early Bird
By July 10th 

After July 10th 

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 Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, where southern charm, magnificent scenery and casually elegant surroundings exemplify the gentle ambience of this barrier island’s luxury beachfront resort. Located on a grand stretch of pristine coastline, revel in the stunning coastal views revealed from the private balcony of luxurious accommodations inspired by the ocean. Surrender to serenity at our on-site spa, indulge in fine dining, or play 18 holes on our private golf course lined with ancient, moss-covered oaks.

The GSO discounted block of rooms at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is currently sold out. To be added to the waitlist, please e-mail Anita Amin at with your preferred check-in and check-out dates. 

For a list of additional places to stay on Amelia Island click HERE

Confirmed Faculty

Thomas Albini, MD
Assoc. Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology 
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute 
Miami University 

  • How to Approach the Uveitis Patient 
  • Unregulated Stem Cells for Macular Degeneration 
  • What's on the Horizon for Uveitis 

Hans Bruhn
Senior Risk Management Specialists
Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company (OMIC) 
Lecture: Incident Management: Prequel to a Claim 

Gary Condon, MD 
Allegheny Ophthalmic & Orbital Associated, PC

  • New Meds/MIGS Options: Can We Do Better? 
  • Posterior Polar Cataract: Dos and Don'ts
  • Surgical Triumphs and Tragedies: A Video Potpourri 

Mark Gorovoy, MD 
Gorovoy MD Eye Specialists 

  • Phaco "Crack and Scoop" Technique & Additional Pearls 
  • DMEK Surgery 
  • IOL Complications and Their Surgical Repairs 

Paul Phillips, MD 
Professor, Chief of Ophthalmolgy Services 
Arkansas Children's Hospital 

  • Strabismus after Cataract Surgery - Strabismus with a Twist 
  • The 5 Ocular Motility Disorders Ophthalmologists Cannot Afford to Miss 
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri in Children 

Schedule At A Glance 

Friday, August 4

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

Saturday, August 5

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*
 ticket required 

Sunday, August 6

8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast & OMIC Lecture 
9:00am-11:30am: Educational Program 
11:30am: Adjourn

Educational Objectives

After attending this meeting, participants should be able to: 

  • Increase knowledge of recent medical 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. 

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 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be honored with a full refund through July 3, 2017. 50% refund after July 3rd. No shows will not receive a refund. All cancellations must be received in writing -

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