Akron Children’s Hospital and GlobalCastMD Host a Virtual Symposium on Nystagmus in Infancy and Childhood
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Akron Children’s Hospital will co-sponsor a live virtual symposium for physicians with GlobalCastMD on a range of topics related to the classification, diagnosis, and medical and surgical management of nystagmus in infancy and childhood. The symposium will be Nov. 13 from 8-11 a.m. EST.
Nystagmus is a rare and incurable eye condition characterized by rapid, uncontrollable eye movements that blur vision. Although the condition cannot be cured, its effects can be moderated.
As a symposium director, Richard Hertle, MD, director of Akron Children’s Vision Center, will offer his expertise as a leading investigator in the area of nystagmus and eye movement disorders. Dr. Hertle is one of the only pediatric ophthalmologists in the country who performs complete evaluations and targeted surgical treatments of nystagmus, a systematic approach he helped develop that can improve infantile nystagmus.
“I am honored to share my unique experience in the surgical management of nystagmus and, even more so, I look forward to hearing from my colleagues across the globe,” Dr. Hertle said. “For those of us working to improve the lives of people suffering from nystagmus, the opportunity to learn from so many leading experts in the field is invaluable.”
GlobalCastMD was founded in 2009 by Todd Ponsky, MD, a pediatric surgeon at Akron Children’s Hospital, to provide a virtual platform for medical professionals around the world to attend educational symposia from their home or office.
“GlobalCastMD delivers a highly interactive and engaging virtual TV show in which the viewing audience can join in the conversation with the virtual and in-studio faculty,” Dr. Ponsky said. “This course, in particular, offers a unique opportunity for attendees to explore a wide range of topics surrounding nystagmus treatments and interact with key opinion leaders worldwide.”
Dr. Ponsky will serve as a symposium director along with Dr. Hertle and Louis Dell’Osso, PhD, director of the Daroff-Dell’Osso Ocular Motility Laboratory at the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. With the added expertise of a distinguished and diverse faculty, the symposium will address nystagmus with case presentations and interactive panel discussions featuring live text chat and phone-in question/answer throughout the webcast.
Akron Children’s Hospital has a longstanding commitment to train pediatricians and specialists, to advance pediatric medicine, and to improve standards for patient care. Also a major teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University, the hospital is equally devoted to working cooperatively with healthcare networks and community organizations to meet the needs of children and adolescents.
To register for the “Nystagmus in Infancy and Childhood” webcast , visit www.globalcastmd.com
Nystagmus in Infancy and Childhood
November 13, 2013: 8-11:05 a.m.
Eastern Time (US & Canada) 8-11 a.m.
Agenda times may vary.
Register online at GlobalCastMD.com
About Akron Children’s Hospital
Akron Children’s Hospital is a not-for-profit organization established in 1890, and is the largest pediatric healthcare provider in Northeast Ohio. With a staff of more than 4,000, we care for nearly 600,000 patients each year at our two free-standing hospitals and offer services to families throughout the region at more than 80 locations. Our pediatric specialists care for children of all ages, treating a wide range of conditions from routine primary care to the most complicated injuries and illnesses.
Akron Children’s earned the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission, a healthcare provider accreditation organization, as well as Magnet Recognition Status for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We are also a major teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University, and offer a number of pediatric subspecialty fellowship training programs. In addition, we are committed to finding ways to improve the prevention and treatment of pediatric illnesses through our Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute. For more information, visit akronchildrens.org.
SOURCE Akron Children’s Hospital