Advanced Surgery Rounds

March 27, 2014

Target Audience: Fully-trained, Post-Fellowship Vitreoretinal Surgeons

Course Description: ASR will be a hybrid course integrating both panel discussion and wetlab participation. Each participant along with a panel of Duke VR faculty will teach each other through sharing of tips, pearls, and approaches to basic and complex surgical manipulations which will be practiced in a hands-on setting at surgical stations. There will be the unique opportunity to directly compare microscopes, visualization systems (including endoscopic visualization), vitrectomy machines, forceps, laser probes, subretinal needles, and a range of other tools across manufacturers. This course will augment a fully-trained surgeon’s surgical approach, transfer complex surgical skills, and expose surgeons to a range of instrumentation to improve their selection for the task at hand.



Thursday, March 27, 2014


Session 1
        9:00am - 11:30am

Session 2
        1:00pm - 3:30pm


$50.00 AVS registrants
[To get the discount look for coupon code send to you in your AVS registration confirmation email]

$300.00 Non-AVS registrants


To register by phone please call office of Duke CME at 1-919-401-1200
To register for the WETLAB COURSE you must have a profile in Duke CME Portal. Refer to the instructions provided on the 18th AVS conference landing page on how to set up a profile in Duke CME Portal

  • If you have already registered for 18th AVS conference the cost of the wetlab is $50. Please refer to the confirmation email from the 18th AVS course for details on the coupon code you need to use to receive the discount. Select one of the two time slots offered. Click on "Add to Cart" button on the bottom of the page, put in your coupon code and make your payment and purchase the course.
  • If you are a learner interested in registering for the WETLAB only [$300], Select one of the two time slots offered, click on "Add to Cart" button on the bottom of the page, make your payment and purchase the course.
  • If you have not registered for the 18th AVS Conference and want to obtain the discount CLICK HERE 

Only available for 40 attendees on a first come first serve basis.  Space is limited to 20 people per session.  Refreshments will be provided

Learning Objectives

  • Approach basic and complex surgical manipulations with improved understanding of potential pitfalls and solutions
  • Transfer complex surgical techniques from a discussion setting to hands-on wetlab experience to their own operating room environment
  • Identify the differences and range of manufacturer-available equipment, devices, and tools to select the optimal platform for individual surgical management.
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Course summary
Registration Opens: 
Registration Expires: 
Activity Starts: 
03/27/2014 - 9:00am
Activity Ends: 
03/27/2014 - 3:30pm
Duke Eye Center
Albert Eye Research Institute
Durham, NC
United States


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