Everett R. Veirs Lecture and Ophthalmology Conference

Everett R. Veirs Lecture and Ophthalmology Conference

April 24 to April 25, 2020

CANCELED • Temple, Texas

Event has been canceled.

We are closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and are taking many proactive steps for safety.

After much consideration, and out of an abundance of caution, we are cancelling the Veirs Lecture and Ophthalmology Conference. Nothing is more important to us than the health and well-being of our patients, colleagues and visitors.

We are grateful to the many individuals who worked hard to plan this event, and we look forward to celebrating with you at a later date. We will let you know as soon as the event is rescheduled.

Thank you for understanding.


Designed to provide updates in different ophthalmic subspecialties to keep participants up-to-date regarding current management of common eye diseases. There is also opportunity to interact with faculty in a didactic setting and discussion of case analysis, which allows for the analysis of best practices in a real world setting to improve patient care.

  • Examine patient risk factors to better detect glaucoma progression and enhance patient care
  • Evaluate current data research regarding the benefits and safety of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
  • Incorporate the proper use of MIGS to improve efficacy for glaucoma treatment while maintaining patient safety
  • Identify challenges and special considerations in caring for glaucoma patients in underserved areas worldwide
  • Implement strategies for the effective care of underserved glaucoma patients worldwide

Program Highlights

  • Diagnostic/Laboratory Testing in Uveitis

  • Management of Glaucoma in Uveities

  • Cataract Surgery in Uveitic Patients

  • Update on White Dot Syndromes

  • Pearls and Pitfalls of Steroid Use in Uveitis

About Guest Speaker Kerry Solomon, MD

Kerry Solomon, MD, is internationally renowned for LASIK and refractive cataract surgery. The driving force behind his success is his passion for patient care.

Since 2002, Dr. Solomon has been named one of the "Top 50 Opinion Leaders in the Fields of Cataract and Refractive Surgery" and one of the "Best Doctors in America" every year. He is a perennial research leader and has been named one of the top 250 innovators in the field of premium IOL surgery by the publishers and editors of Premier Surgeon. He has also been cited in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money, Redbook and Reader's Digest. His television appearances include "NBC’s Today" and the PBS series "Healthy Body, Healthy Mind," which aired in more than 140 countries.

He served as President of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery from 2016 to 2017. Dr. Solomon cofounded Veracity Innovations, LLC, which was acquired by Carl Zeiss Meditec in 2017. He now serves as a consultant for Zeiss and several other companies in the ophthalmic industry.

Program Agenda

Presentation materials, when available, maybe downloaded in pdf format. The password will be emailed to participants prior to the activity.

Friday, April 12, 2019

  • 6 p.m.


  • 6:30 p.m.

    Post-surgical IOP in Patients Undergoing Phacoemulsification with Kahook Dual Blade Goniotomy

    Amy Cadis, MD

  • 7 p.m.

    Understanding the Phacoemulsification Learning Curve During Surgical Training

    Bobby Douglas, MD

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Refractive Outcomes of Cataract Surgery in Post-refractive Patients

    Joseph Merck, MD

  • 8 p.m.

    Q&A: Discussion

    Research Panel

  • 8:30 a.m.


Saturday, April 13, 2019

  • 7 a.m.

    Registration, continental breakfast, exhibit displays

  • 7:45 a.m.


  • 8 a.m.

    Glaucoma Update: Medications, FDA, and Practice

  • Everett R. Veirs Lecturer 2019

    8:45 a.m.

    Risk Factors for Glaucoma Progression

    Dale Heuer, MD

  • 9:45 a.m.

    Q&A: Glaucoma Panel Discussion

    Glaucoma Panel

  • 10 a.m.

    Break, Sponsor Break

  • 10:15 a.m.

    Introduction to MIGS: Is Newer Better?

  • 11 a.m.

    MIGS: The Future of Glaucoma is Here

    Brett McKnight, MD

  • 11:45 a.m.

    Q&A: MIGS Roundtable Panel Discussion

    Glaucoma Panel

  • 12 p.m.

    Lunch, Sponsor Break

  • 1:30 p.m.

    Glaucoma in International Missions: Perspective from Haiti

    Jamie Paauw, MD

  • Glen O. Brindley Ethics Lecturer 2019

    2:15 p.m.

    The Ethical Interface Between Medicine and Industry

    Bruce Shields, MD

    Ethics credit

  • 3:15 p.m.

    Q&A: Missions & Ethics Panel Discussion

  • 3:30 p.m.

    Closing Remarks

  • 3:45 p.m.




The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Continuing Education Credit

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Meeting Locations

The program will be held at two locations for the 2019 program.

Join us at Summers Mill Retreat and Conference Center in Belton, Texas for the Friday sessions.
Saturday morning will reconvene at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Summers Mill Retreat and Conference Center

Located near where the Chisholm Trail once crossed beautiful Salado Creek, Summers Mill sits among huge oak trees. Though secluded, we are less than an hour from Austin, Waco, and Bryan-College Station.

Learn more about Summers Mill

7441 FM 1123
Belton, TX 76513

Hilton Garden Inn

Unwind in a sophisticated and spacious guest room featuring an HDTV, refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. Stay connected using complimentary WiFi or catch up with work at the large desk with ergonomic chair. Make yourself at home and sleep tight on our Garden Sleep System® bed, providing pressure-free support for a restorative night's sleep. Upgrade to a suite and enjoy an additional TV and a separate living area with sofa bed.

1749 Scott Blvd.
Temple, TX 76504


Baylor Scott & White Health employees must follow the reservation and lodging guidelines outlined in the Travel and Business Expense Policy.



More Information Coming Soon


Exhibitor Information

The 2019 Everett R. Veirs Lecture and Ophthalmology Conference welcomes exhibitor participation at this activity. The annual symposium is open to all physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses,respiratory therapists, pharmacists and other interested healthcare providers.

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Register as vendor

Select "Exhibitor"

Contact Us

If you would like more information about granting and/or other sponsorship opportunities or if you have questions about exhibiting, please contact CME coordinator Diana McGill.

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