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PROGRAMMES FOR OPHTHALMOLOGISTS

2019 Programmes
  1. International Thyroid Eye Disease Society (ITEDS) - SNEC Cadaveric Dissection Course
    Wednesday, 20 February 2019


    Audience/Level : Ophthalmologists / Oculoplastic trainees / Oculoplastic surgeons
    Date : Wednesday, 20 February 2019
    Venue : Academia, B1 Dissection Hall
    Course Director:
    Lay Leng SEAH (Singapore)

    Course Faculty:
    (in alphabetical order)
    InternationalLocal/ RegionalSingapore National Eye Centre
    Peter DOLMANKelvin CHONGChai Teck CHOO
    Jonathan DUTTONTomoyuki KASHIMAYvonne CHUNG
    Suzanne FREITAGLlewellyn LEEAudrey LOOI
    Geoffrey ROSEWencan WUSunny SHEN
    Jimmy UDDINChee Chew YIPLivia TEO
    David VERITYStephanie YOUNGMorgan YANG
    Hunter YUEN

    This course is led by the ITEDS and international experts Peter Dolman, Jonathan Dutton, Geoffrey Rose, David Verity and Wencan Wu in conjunction with regional, local and SNEC faculty. External and endoscopic approaches for an orbital decompression as well as common eye lid procedures for patients with thyroid eye disease will be demonstrated. Participants will have ample opportunities for hands-on practice after each demonstration and experienced instructors will be available to provide personalised guidance at every step.

    Course Synopsis:

    Thyroid eye disease is a debilitating condition affecting the eyelid, extra-ocular muscles and orbital tissues and potentially can result in vision threatening complications.
    Briefly, surgical rehabilitation is to be done in three stages, sequentially as follows: 1] Orbital decompression to treat proptosis, congestion, or compressive optic neuropathy by expanding the orbital volume through removal of bony walls and/or resection of fat; 2] muscle alignment surgery to restore binocular single vision; and 3] eyelid surgery to correct retraction or cosmetic changes.

    This course involves live cadaveric instructions, didactic video lectures, and group discussions with particular focus on indications, approaches and complications


    Program:
    Session 1: Lateral Orbital Wall Decompression and Fat Resection
    TimeTopicInstructor
    0800Introduction by Congress ChairpersonLay Leng SEAH
    0805Practical Anatomy in Orbital DecompressionJonathan DUTTON
    0820Practical Radiology in Orbital DecompressionSunny SHEN
    0830Demonstration of Lateral Wall Decompression (Ab External Approach)Geoffrey ROSE/ David VERITY
    0900Cadaveric Dissection: Lateral Wall DecompressionAll faculty
    1030Morning Tea break

    Session 2: Orbital Medial Wall and Floor Decompression
    TimeTopicInstructor
    1045Demonstration of Medial Wall Orbital and Floor DecompressionPeter DOLMAN
    1115Cadaveric Dissection: Medial Wall and Floor DecompressionAll faculty
    1215Lunch

    Session 3: Endoscopic Medial Wall and Floor Decompression
    TimeTopicInstructor
    1250Endoscopic Instrumentation and Set UpKelvin CHONG
    1300Practical Anatomy in Nasal EndoscopyHunter YUEN
    1310Demonstration of Endoscopic Medial Wall And Floor DecompressionWencan WU
    1340Cadaveric Dissection: Endoscopic Orbital Floor And Medial Wall DecompressionAll faculty

    Session 4: Upper And Lower Eyelid Recession Surgeries
    TimeTopicInstructor
    1500Practical Anatomy in Upper and Lower Eyelid Retraction SurgeriesJimmy UDDIN
    1510Mullerectomy and Levator RecessionPeter DOLMAN
    1540Cadaveric Dissection: Mullerectomy / Levator RecessionAll faculty
    1620BlepharotomyDavid VERITY
    1630Cadaveric Dissection: Blepharotomy All faculty
    1730Closing RemarksLay Leng SEAH
    Registration Deadline

    4 February 2019 or when class size is full

    Registration fee:
    S$2,000 (inclusive of GST)
2018 Programmes
  1. Basic Phacoemulsification Course
    Saturday, 3 March 2018


    Audience/Level : Ophthalmology Residents and General Ophthalmologists transitioning to Phacoemulsification surgery
    Date : Saturday, 3 March 2018
    Venue : Auditorium & Training Room, Level 4, Tower Block, Singapore National Eye Centre

    This 1-day introductory course on phacoemulsification surgery aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the skills required for successful phacoemulsification surgery.

    We have assembled a large SNEC faculty for this course. The main highlights include didactic lectures on phacoemulsification surgery techniques, as well as, wet-lab exposure. We will be using the award-winning KITARO wetlab system where different grades of nuclear hardness are available for phacoemulsification and realistic capsulorrhexis is possible.

    Various phacoemulsification machine technology from 4 companies: Alcon (Infiniti), AMO (Signature), B&L (Stellaris) and Zeiss (Visalis 500) will be available for use at the wetlab. Their respective intraocular lens and Injectors systems will also be featured and practice opportunities will be readily available. Our faculty members and industry partners will be present to guide and assist you.

    Course Director
    Dr Allan Fong

    Faculty
    Dr BOEY Pui Yi
    Dr Jean CHAI
    Dr Annabel CHEW
    Dr Wesley CHONG
    Dr KHOR Wei Boon
    Dr MOHAMAD Rosman
    Adj Assoc Prof Ronald YEOH
    Dr Gavin TAN
    Dr WANG Jenn Chyuan
    Dr WEE Tze Lin
    Dr Melissa WONG
    Dr WONG Chee Wai
    Dr YAP Zhu Li

    Registration Deadline

    4 January 2018 or when class size is full

    Didactic only
    Full Course (Registration Full)
    S$650 (inclusive of GST) S$1,500 (inclusive of GST)

    The SNEC Training and Education Department reserves the right to re-schedule the class if the class's minimum size is not met. A non-refundable policy is applicable to any participant who fails to attend the course without notice.

  2. Advanced Corneal Surgery ALK/DSAEK/DMEK Course
    Saturday – Monday, 24 - 26 March 2018


    Audience/Level : Ophthalmologists
    Date : Saturday – Monday, 24 – 26 March 2018
    Venue : Training Room, Level 4, Tower Block, Singapore National Eye Centre

    The Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) is pleased to organise a 3-day course comprising didactic lectures, hands-on wetlabs, live surgery and clinical case presentations to provide corneal surgeons and ophthalmologists looking aftercorneal patients with advice on the management of such patients.


    Course Outline
    1. Lecture Topics
     Penetrating keratoplasty versus lamellar keratoplasty (ALK) –Why change?
     Anterior lamellar keratoplasty: Indications, surgical techniques of manual ALK, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) with modified Big Bubble technique, automated lamellar therapeutic keratoplasty (ALTK), femtosecond laser-assisted ALK, preoperative and postoperative management
     Endothelial keratoplasty (EK): Indications, surgical techniques of Descemet’s-stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK), preoperative and postoperative management, introduction to Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) and femtosecond laser-assisted EK
     Corneal imaging techniques: Review of anterior segment OCT (ASOCT) devices, use of ASOCT in diagnosis and pre-, intra- and postoperative management in corneal and refractive surgery
    2. Hands-on wetlab experience – ALK, ALTK, DALK, DSAEK
    3. Live surgery of ALTK and EK Donor preparation followed by DSAEK in Asian eyes
    4. Clinical examination of ALK and DSAEK patients
    The emphasis of this programme is on selective tissue transplantation particularly with different forms of lamellar surgery e.g. ALK/DALK as well as DSAEK.
    Course Directors
    Prof Donald TAN
    Adj Assoc Prof Jodhbir S. MEHTA

    Coordinator
    Dr Marcus Ang

    Faculty
    Adj Assoc Prof LIM Li
    Dr Anshu ARUNDHATI
    Dr Howard Y. CAJUCOM-UY

    Registration Deadline

    10 March 2018 or when class size is full

    Full Course Fee
    US$2,800 (inclusive of GST)

    The class size for the wetlab session has limited capacity to enable personalised tuition. Registration is confirmed upon full payment of course fee and allocation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration fees for the full course includes detailed course notes, surgical DVDs, use of animal and human eye bank eyes for wetlab surgery, meals and special course dinner, but exclude accommodation. The SNEC Training and Education Department reserves the right to re-schedule the class if the class's minimum size is not met. A non-refundable policy is applicable to any participant who fail to attend the course without notice. Visit www.snecmeetings.org for course details and registration

  3. Clinical Updates on Myopia, (Registration oversubscribed. Please do not walk in)
    Saturday, 12 May 2018


    Audience/Level : Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and Opticians
    Date : Saturday, 12 May 2018
    Venue : SNEC Auditorium, Level 4, Tower Block, Singapore National Eye Centre

    This course aims to share latest evidence-based management of myopia. This session will run through how doctors counsel patients and their families regarding various myopia-related conditions. Lastly, it aims to update participants on how to interpret OCT and corneal images, especially those related to myopic conditions.

    Course Director
    Adj Assoc Prof Audrey CHIA
    Dr Marcus ANG

    Course Faculty
    Dr Mohamad ROSMAN
    Dr WONG Chee Wai
    Dr Desmond QUEK

    Registration Deadline

    27 April 2018 or when class size is full

    Registration fee
    S$20 (inclusive of GST)

  4. SNEC Imaging Symposium : Focus on Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography
    Saturday, 4 August 2018


    Audience/Level : Ophthalmologists
    Date : Saturday, 4 August 2018
    Venue : SNEC Auditorium

    Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a rapidly evolving imaging modality that is poised to become an important clinical tool for the diagnosis and management of both anterior and posterior eye diseases. In this one day course, participants will learn the basis behind OCTA, its interpretation and its application to major eye diseases such as neovascular age related macular degeneration, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, glaucoma, optic nerve and corneal diseases. Our panel of speakers will share their experience and tips on how best to integrate OCTA into your daily clinical practice.

    Course Directors
    Adj A/Prof Gemmy Cheung
    Dr Gavin Tan
    Dr Anna Tan
    Course Coordinator
    Dr Wong Chee Wai
    Course Faculty
    Adj A/Prof Shamira Perera
    Dr Marcus Ang
    Joseph Ho
    Kasi Sandhanam

    Registration
    Early bird before 21 July 2018
    After 21 July 2018
    S$400 (inclusive of GST) S$450 (inclusive of GST)

  5. Basic and Advanced Ophthalmic Microsurgical Workshop
    Friday - Saturday, 3 - 4 August 2018


    Audience/Level : Ophthalmology Trainees
    Date : Friday - Saturday, 3 - 4 August 2018
    Venue : Training Room, Level 4, Tower Block, Singapore National Eye Centre

    This wetlab course aims to teach general ophthalmologists and ophthalmology trainees the essentials of ophthalmic microsurgery. This includes the basic skills necessary to deal with on-call emergencies and those needed to embark on more specialised elective operations.

    The course will encompass the essential techniques in suturing and tissue handling, followed by a step-by-step approach to extracapsular cataract extraction, trabeculectomy and basic oculoplastic procedures. The basic course concentrates on cementing good surgical practice and the advanced course applies this knowledge to the more common and most useful microsurgical operations.

    During this 2-day comprehensive course, participants will attend didactic lectures with ample wetlab opportunities to perform microsurgery on animal eyes. The use of high quality surgical instruments and microscopes coupled with attentive expert supervision ensures that each delegate will have a rewarding learning experience.

    There will be videos and live demonstrations in the wetlab of extracapsular cataract extraction, trabeculectomy and basic oculoplastic procedures.

    Course Directors
    Basic Segment
    Adj Assoc Prof LIM Li

    Advanced Segment
    Dr Sunny SHEN

    Faculty (Basic and Advanced Segment)
    Adj Assoc Prof Anshu ARUNDHATI
    Dr Allan Fong
    Adj Assoc Prof Rahat HUSAIN
    Dr David GOH
    Dr Gillian Teh
    Dr Yong Kai Ling

    Registration Deadline

    20 July 2018 or when class size is full

    Basic Course Fee
    Advanced Course Fee
    S$450 (inclusive of GST) S$600 (inclusive of GST)
    Full Course Fee SS$980 (inclusive of GST)

    The class size for the wetlab session is limited to 11 course participants. Registration will confirm when minimum numbers are met

  6. Advanced Corneal Surgery ALK/DSAEK/DMEK Course
    Saturday - Monday, 11 - 13 August 2018


    Audience/Level : Ophthalmologists
    Date : Saturday - Monday, 11 - 13 August 2018
    Venue : Training Room, Level 4, Tower Block, Singapore National Eye Centre

    The Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) is pleased to organise a 3-day course comprising didactic lectures, hands-on wetlabs, live surgery and clinical case presentations to provide corneal surgeons and ophthalmologists looking aftercorneal patients with advice on the management of such patients.

    Course Outline
    • 1. Lecture Topics
      • Penetrating keratoplasty versus lamellar keratoplasty (ALK) –Why change?
      • Anterior lamellar keratoplasty: Indications, surgical techniques of manual ALK, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) with modified Big Bubble technique, automated lamellar therapeutic keratoplasty (ALTK), femtosecond laser-assisted ALK, preoperative and postoperative management
      • Endothelial keratoplasty (EK): Indications, surgical techniques of Descemet’s-stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK), preoperative and postoperative management, introduction to Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) and femtosecond laser-assisted EK
      • Corneal imaging techniques: Review of anterior segment OCT (ASOCT) devices, use of ASOCT in diagnosis and pre-, intra- and postoperative management in corneal and refractive surgery
    • 2. Hands-on wetlab experience - ALK, ALTK, DALK, DSAEK
    • 3. Live surgery of ALTK and EK Donor preparation followed by DSAEK in Asian eyes
    • 4. Clinical examination of ALK and DSAEK patients

    The emphasis of this programme is on selective tissue transplantation particularly with different forms of lamellar surgery e.g. ALK/DALK as well as DSAEK.

    Course Directors
    Prof Donald TAN
    Assoc Prof Jodhbir S. MEHTA

    Coordinator
    Dr Marcus ANG

    Faculty
    Adj Assoc Prof LIM Li
    Dr Anshu ARUNDHATI
    Dr Howard Y. CAJUCOM-UY

    Registration Deadline

    24 August 2018 or when class size is full

    Early bird before 24 August 2018
    US$2,800
    After Early bird
    US$3,000

    The class size for the wetlab session has limited capacity to enable personalised tuition. Registration is confirmed upon full payment of course fee and allocation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration fees for the full course includes detailed course notes, surgical DVDs, use of animal and human eye bank eyes for wetlab surgery, meals and special course dinner, but exclude accommodation. The SNEC Training and Education Department reserves the right to re-schedule the class if the class's minimum size is not met. A non-refundable policy is applicable to any participant who fail to attend the course without notice.

  7. Intermediate Phacoemulsification Course
    Friday - Saturday, 24 - 25 August 2018


    Audience/Level : Ophthalmologists
    Date : Friday - Saturday, 24 - 25 August 2018
    Venue : Auditorium & Training Room, Level 4, Tower Block, Singapore National Eye Centre

    Course Outline
    This video-based course aims to provide tips on useful preoperative, operative and postoperative manoeuvres in the management of difficult cataracts

    On Day 1
    Presentations will focus on the management of cataract in various scenarios:
    Soft Cataract
    Posterior Polar Cataract
    Phaco in High Myopia
    White Cataract
    Small Pupil
    Brunescent Cataract
    Biometry in Extreme Ametropia and Post-Refractive Surgery Eyes Additional topics include:
    Phaco Chop Techniques
    Phaco in Compromised Corneas
    Managing Astigmatism with Toric IOLs
    Patient Selection and Outcomes for Multifocal IOLs

    There will be an exciting live surgery session and a video discussion focusing on the management of posterior capsule rupture and surgical manoeuvres to optimise post-surgical outcomes including managing vitreous safely

    On Day 2

    There will be a special hands-on wetlab session on advanced phaco techniques. Participants have the opportunity to practise techniques on animal eyes. Kitaro sets will be used for complex cataract surgery simulations.


    Target Audience: This course is intended for general ophthalmologists and ophthalmology residents who would like to embark on more challenging cataract surgery.

    Course Director
    Prof CHEE Soon Phaik

    Course Faculty
    Dr Allan FONG
    Dr Mohamad Rosman
    Dr Ronald YEOH
    Dr TI Seng Ei
    Dr Melissa WONG
    Assoc Prof Ian YEO

    Registration Deadline

    10 August 2018 or when class size is full

    Didactic Course Fee
    Full course with wetlab fee
    S$390 (inclusive of GST) S$1,600 (inclusive of GST)

  8. Essential Neuro-ophthalmology Course
    Saturday, 10 November 2018


    Audience/Level : Ophthalmologists, Neurologists, Ophthalmology and Neurology Residents
    Date : Saturday, 10 Nov 2018
    Venue : SNEC Auditorium, Level 4, Tower Block, Singapore National Eye Centre
    This course will focus on:
    1) Examination techniques in Neuro-ophthalmology
    Participants will be invited to examine patients with various neuro-ophthalmic signs, with video projection to the rest of the audience. Examination techniques will be critiqued. The faculty will discuss pearls and pitfalls in examination and demonstrate ideal examination techniques where appropriate.

    2) Case-based interactive session
    The faculty will present a variety of common neuro-ophthalmology scenarios, asking participants about their clinical approach and management. Afferent and efferent disorders will be covered.

    3) Nystagmus Made Easy
    Course Directors
    Adj A/Prof Sharon Tow
    Dr Loo Jing Liang
    Prof Dan Milea
    Coordinators
    Dr Shweta Singhal
    Dr Arvind Gupta

    Registration Deadline

    26 October 2018 or when class size is full

    Early bird before 26 Oct 2018
    After 26 Oct 2018
    S$120 (inclusive of GST) S$150 (inclusive of GST)

  9. LASIK Accreditation Course and Wetlab
    Friday - Sunday, 12 - 14 October 2018


    Audience/Level : Ophthalmologists
    Date : Friday - Sunday, 12 - 14 October 2018
    Venue : Auditorium & Laser Vision Centre, Tower Block, Singapore National Eye Centre

    This course comprises 3 modules of didactic teaching and half a day of wetlab hands-on module. The main objectives of this Course are to educate the participants on the planning for LASIK and how to perform LASIK safely and to transfer the theory and skills necessary for the competent and safe performance of Femtosecond LASIK. The course modules are:

    Module 1 - LASIK Essentials for the Beginning LASIK Surgeon This half day didactic programme covers the theory, application and surgical logistics of LASIK surgery. Practical pointers on the safe conduct of LASIK will be highlighted.

    Module 2 - LASIK Clnical Case Scenarios, Complications and Challenging Cases The main objectives of this half day module are to illustrate difficult and complicated LASIK cases and highlight the management of LASIK complications. There will be case discussions on how to manage difficult LASIK cases and video presentations on the management of intra-operative LASIK complications

    Module 3 - Updates and Advances in LASIK technology and Refractive Surgery This is a half day didactic session to review recent advances in refractive surgery and alternatives to LASIK, e.g. Refractive Lenticule Extraction (ReLEx), advanced surface ablations etc. Participants will also learn about new LASIK technologies.

    Wet Lab Module

    This is a half day wetlab programme on the use of the AMO iFS Intralase Femtosecond laser, Zeiss Visumax Femtosecond laser, Ziemer Femtosecond laser and the Alcon Wavelight EX500 Excimer laser platforms. Participants will be able to discuss practical pointers with experienced LASIK surgeons and the industry representatives.

    Participants will be required to attend all 4 modules to obtain the full LASIK accreditation by SNEC and the various companies.

    Course Director
    Dr Mohamad Rosman

    Faculty
    Dr RosmanDr Allan FongDr Anshu ArundhatiDr Marcus Ang
    Dr Chan Tat KeongDr Daniel ChuaDr Jean ChaiAdj A/Prof Jodhbir Mehta
    Dr Khor Wei BoonAdj A/Prof Lim LiDr Melissa WongDr Wang Jenn Chyuan


    Registration Deadline

    28 September 2018 or when class size is full

    Module 1 course
    S$450 (inclusive of GST)
    Module 2 course
    S$450 (inclusive of GST)
    Module 3 course
    S$450 (inclusive of GST)
    Full course inclusive of hands-on wetlab
    S$2,200 (inclusive of GST)

    Log-on to www.snecmeetings.org for course details and on-line registration. Class size for the wetlab session is limited to 20 course participants to enable personalised tuition. Registration is confirmed upon full payment of course fee and allocation on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will confirm when minimum numbers are met.