67th Annual and National Scientific Meeting
Friday, 21 March 2014 01:54

67th Annual and National Scientific Meeting
June 20-22, 2014
The Greenbrier Resort
White Sulphur Springs, WV

About the Conference

Every ophthalmologist has a challenge providing quality patient care.  This year’s 67th Annual meeting and National Scientific Meeting will provide physicians with talks from experienced surgeons who specialize in glaucoma, complex cataract surgery, oculoplastic, and retina management.   Join us for 12 hours of CME focused on surgery techniques, managing retina and glaucoma, and how recent health care policy will impact the ophthalmic practice.  Any ophthalmologist may attend the meeting by pre-registering. Individual members of other state societies are welcome to join us for the extraordinary event that also includes an exhibit area of products and services general ophthalmologists need to provide eye care.
The 2014 Annual Meeting is being held at The Greenbrier, a premier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia that offers acres of excitement and relaxation for the entire family.

After attending CME courses in the mornings, plan to relax with one of the world-renowned luxury spa services, or play golf on one of the three premier golf courses. No matter how much or little you wish to do after our meeting, the Greenbrier offers a wide range of choices for your entire family.  For more information visit: www.thegreenbrier.com.

Rates at The Greenbrier are based on the European plan (no meals included): $325.00 per room.  Upgrades to suites (based on availability) may be made.  For reservations, call 1-800-453-4858 or visit their website:  www.thegreenbrier.com

Other hotels in the area are:  Hampton Inn, 30 Coleman Dr, Lewisburg, WV 304-645-7300; Fairfield Inn & Suites, 273 Coleman Drive, Lewisburg, WV, 304-645-7999; Quality Inn & Conference Center, 540 North Jefferson St, Lewisburg, WV, 304-645-7722.

Featured Speakers:

  • Kirk H. Packo, MD,  Department of Ophthalmology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Garry P. Condon, MD, Chairman, Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Dale Meyers, MD, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Albany Medical College and Director of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery at the Lions Eye Institute, Albany, NY
  • Tamara Fountain, MD,  Professor in Department of Ophthalmology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL;  Chair, Board of Directors with Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company (OMIC)
  • Muge Kesen, MD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, West Virginia University Eye Institute, Morgantown, WV
  •  Kurt F. Heitman, MD, Associate Secretary for State Affairs, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Greenville, SC
  • West Virginia University Eye Institute - Resident Research Presentation
Ronald Gross, MD – WVU Eye Institute, Chair & Sponsor, Morgantown, WV

Register Online.

Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company (OMIC) announces 25% Dividend
Friday, 06 December 2013 02:19

In 2013, the Board of Directors of the Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company (OMIC) announced a 25% dividend for physician insureds that will come in the form of a 2014 renewal premium credit. See below for details about distribution of the dividend credit.

Q:  When will I receive my 2013 dividend?

A:  OMIC announced a 25% dividend for physician insureds renewing in 2014. Issuance of this dividend requires that an active 2013 professional liability policy be renewed and maintained throughout a physician insured’s 2014 policy period.

Q:  What happens if I cancel during the year?

A:  Mid-term cancellation will result in a pro-rata dividend.

Q:  How will I receive my dividend?

A:  The dividend will appear on your policy invoice as a credit to either your annual or quarterly billing installment. OMIC issues dividends as a credit toward renewal premiums for two reasons. First, premium credits offer favorable tax implications for policyholders. Second, premium credits allow for easy and efficient distribution of dividends.

OMIC continues to reduce malpractice insurance costs through lower rates and paid dividends. In addition to premium reductions of nearly 30% across the country since 2005, OMIC has announced dividend credits totaling more than $30 Million since 2009. Issuance of dividend credits are not guaranteed and are determined each year after careful analysis of OMIC’s operating performance. OMIC’s Board is committed to returning any premium above what is necessary to prudently operate your company.

October is National Eye Injury Prevention Month
Sunday, 06 October 2013 00:00

Protect Your Eyes from Harm

Protecting your eyes from harm is one of the most basic things you can do to keep your vision healthy throughout your lifetime. During National Eye Injury Prevention Month this October, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital reminds individuals the fundamentals when it comes to eye safety.

Calendar of Events
June 20-22, 2014  
West Virginia Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons
67th Annual Meeting
The Greenbrier
White Sulphur Springs, WV

Featured Speakers as of 12-12-13:   

  • Kirk H. Packo, MD, FACS - Professor of Ophthalmology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Garry P. Condon, MD - Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburg, PA
  • Dale R. Meyer, MD - Slingerlands, NY
  • TBA – American Academy of Ophthalmology, Secretariat for State Affairs
  • Muge Kesen, MD - West Virginia University Eye Institute, Morgantown, WV
  • Tamara Fountain,  MD - Risk Management Specialist, OMIC, Richmond, VA
  • 1 WVU  Resident Presentation on research project

Reasonable Rates - Excellent Quality Program

For more information, including registration materials and exhibitor opportunities, will be posted soon on or call chapter office at 304-343-5842

West Virginia Ophthalmologist Honored by AMA Foundation
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 14:50
West Virginia Ophthalmologist Honored By AMA Foundation
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