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Internationales SPECTRALIS Symposium

Virtual Imaging Symposium
SPECTRALIS - ANTERION - HEALTHCARE-IT

The premiere of this year’s Virtual International Imaging Symposium on October 30-31, 2020 focuses on Retina-, Glaucoma- and Anterior Segment Imaging and Healthcare-IT knowledge transfer.


Five Important Considerations for Coding Diagnostic Testing in Optometry

Wednesday, October 21 | 12:00am - 1:00am (BST)

Paul Larson,
Senior Consultant with Corcoran Consulting Group (USA)


COFFHE with Ethan Priel - Part II

Thursday, October 22 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm (BST)

Ethan Priel, FOPS
Director Ophthalmology Department MOR Institute (Israel)


Using OCT Measures as Non-Invasive Surrogates of Intracranial Pressure

Wednesday, November 4 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm (GMT)

OCT imaging of the optic nerve head is a valuable clinical tool utilised globally in ophthalmology clinics for the longitudinal monitoring of papilloedema in conditions such as Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) and other neuro-ophthalmic causes of optic disc swelling, such as optic neuritis. OCT measures correlate with the severity of papilledema, as assessed by experts using the Frisén papilledema grading. However, there appears to be a more complicated relationship between OCT parameters, papilloedema grade, and measured Intracranial Pressure (ICP). The aim of this webinar, lead by Susan Mollan, Consultant Neuro-Ophthalmologist and Director of Ophthalmology Research, University Hospitals Birmingham, UK, is to highlight new understanding of how we can use OCT as a surrogate measure of ICP with standard analysis software, so the results can be readily transferable into routine clinical practice.


Anterior Segment OCT: Hang-Ups and Next Evolutions

Thursday, November 5 | 11:00pm (GMT)

Curious about OCT for the Anterior Segment? If you have questions, Dr. Alex Huang has your answers on these questions and more:

  • Why are OCT's fundamentally different?
  • Posterior v. anterior segment OCT: Why is there a difference?
  • Strategies to improve anterior segment OCT?
  • How can it help me?

Join us for this engaging session with OCT expert Alex Huang, MD, PhD, Doheny Eye Institute, as he shares his experience and insights to help you get the most out of your anterior segment OCT to enhance diagnosis.

Be sure to join on time for a special introductory session by one of Heidelberg Engineering’s leading developers of Swept-Source OCT technology (SS-OCT) Björn Martensen, as he shares how to optimize SS-OCT for the anterior segment. Reserve your spot today!


OCT LIVE Workshop SPECTRALIS – OCT Angiography

Tuesday, November 10 | 6:30 – 7:30pm (GMT)

This educational opportunity will feature tuition on acquiring multimodal images with the SPECTRALIS and analysing them using tools in the HEYEX software. Watch as the trainer demonstrates image acquisition and HEYEX software functionality live in real-time on your screen. The number of participants at each workshop will be kept small so that you are able to interact with the trainer and have your questions answered.

Each virtual OCT LIVE workshop is free to attend and has a theme, so you can choose the clinical application that is most interesting to you.


Role of OCT Angiography Part 2: Retinal Vascular Disease

Thursday, November 19 | 6:30 – 7:30pm (GMT)

OCT angiography (OCTA) is a non-invasive technique for imaging the microvasculature of the retina and choroid that has proven useful in the management of many retinal conditions. This two-part webinar series features two of the UK’s leading professors of ophthalmology who will review the techniques for analysing OCTA images, alongside the benefits and limitations of OCTA technology. This second part, taking place on Thursday 19th November at 6:30pm-7:30pm (GMT), will cover other retinal vascular diseases, such as polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV), diabetic retinopathy (DR), retinal vein occlusions (RVO), and macular telangiectasia (MacTel).


OCT LIVE Workshop SPECTRALIS and ANTERION – Anterior Segment

Tuesday, December 1, 6:30 – 7:30pm (GMT)

This educational opportunity will feature tuition on acquiring multimodal images with SPECTRALIS and ANTERION and analysing them using tools in the HEYEX software. Watch as the trainer demonstrates image acquisition and HEYEX software functionality live in real-time on your screen. The number of participants at each workshop will be kept small so that you are able to interact with the trainer and have your questions answered.

Each virtual OCT LIVE workshop is free to attend and has a theme, so you can choose the clinical application that is most interesting to you.


Demystifying the Glaucoma Module Premium Edition (GMPE)

Thursday, December 3 | 12:00am (GMT)

More information and registration link will follow


Optic Disc Dilemmas

Wednesday, December 9 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm (GMT)

Patients presenting with optic neuropathies occur in all age groups and are often a worry for eye care practitioners. The optic nerve is part of the central nervous system and may offer signs of an undiagnosed neurological disorder. Dr. Greg Heath, Medical Ophthalmologist, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK, will show case studies of patients who presented with neurological symptoms (headaches & unusual visual symptoms), which may indicate presence of optic neuropathies. Guidance on how to take comprehensive medical histories will be emphasised, followed by a synopsis of the methods employed in assessing optic nerve function, including OCT. Most of the cases studies that will be discussed were referred to Dr Heath by optometrists working in high-street practice or through screening services. They will demonstrate how different causes of optic neuropathies present, and how they are investigated and subsequently treated.

This webinar is accredited for 1 CET point for UK optometrists and dispensing opticians.

Last modified: Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 10:39 AM