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37th Annual Wilmer Nursing Conference: Shaping the Future of Eye Care with Cutting-Edge Technology

Friday, May 22, 2020  |  The Johns Hopkins Hospital  |  Turner Auditorium

Wilmer Nursing Conference


The annual Wilmer Nursing Conference invites experts from multiple disciplines to present on eye care and other healthcare topics, such as fundamentals of clinical management of ocular trauma and disease, interesting case presentations, and new advances in science and patient care. All participants - nurses, ophthalmic technicians, support staff, first responders, and guests from within and outside of Johns Hopkins Medicine - are welcome to register for this all-day event. Continuing education credits are available to nurses and ophthalmic technicians. 

Tentative Program:

07:30 am - 08:30 amRegistration and Breakfast, Turner Concourse
08:30 am - 09:45 amWilmer Day of Learning Morning Program (Wilmer Employees)
09:45 am - 10:00 amBreak
10:00 am - 10:10 amWelcome and Introduction to the Wilmer Nursing Conference
10:10 am - 11:00 amApplications of Artificial Intelligence in Eye Care
11:00 am - 11:30 amCorneal Transplantation: Fundamentals and Techniques
11:30 am - 12:00 pmOcular Trauma Case Presentations
12:00 pm - 01:00 pmLunch
01:00 pm - 01:30 pmManaging Post Anesthesia/Sedation Emergence Delirium in Adults and Children
01:30 pm - 02:00 pmCreating a Patient- and Family-Centered Care Experience
02:00 pm - 02:30 pmPromising Advances in Addressing Genetic Eye Disease
02:30 pm - 02:45 pmBreak
02:45 pm - 03:15 pmThe Latest in Minimally-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)
03:15 pm - 03:45 pmMedical and Surgical Management of Vitreoretinal Emergencies
03:45 pm - 04:15 pmAdult and Pediatric Eye Trauma Care from the Nursing Perspective
04:15 pm - 04:30 pmConference Wrap-Up and Certificate Information*

*Certificates will be distributed by e-mail upon successful completion and submission of Conference Evaluation online surveys. Further details will be provided to all registered attendees.

Scheduled Speakers:

Tin Yan Alvin Liu, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Wilmer Retina Division

Albert Jun, M.D., Ph.D.
Maurice Langham, Ph.D., Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief, Wilmer Cornea Division

Fasika Woreta, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Wilmer Level 1 Eye Trauma Center
Director, Wilmer Ophthalmology Residency Program

Robin Boynton, CRNA
Nurse Anesthetist, Johns Hopkins Department
of Anesthesia & Critical Care Medicine

Deborah Miller
Patient Experience Manager & Coach
Johns Hopkins Health System Service Excellence

Jefferson Doyle, M.B.B.Ch., MHS, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Wilmer Pediatric Ophthalmology Division

Pradeep Ramulu, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief, Wilmer Glaucoma Division

Akrit Sodhi, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Branna & Irving Sisenwein Professorship Holder
Wilmer Retina Division

Martha Conlon, BSN, RN
Lead Clinical Nurse
Wilmer Bendann Surgical Pavilion
Pre-Op and PACU Team


The conference will take place in the Turner Auditorium, which is located in:

The Turner Building
720 Rutland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21205

Parking and Directions


The registration fee for the conference is $125.00 per person. Registration is not confirmed until payment is submitted/confirmed. Payment instructions are as follows:

JHU/JHUSOM Employees: Complete and e-mail the JHU Tuition Remission form (signed by your supervisor) to

Wilmer JHH/JHHS Employees: Waived with proof of registration and attendance
Non-Wilmer JHH & JHHS Employees: Please provide a cost center or internal order number for your department, during online registration.

Non-Wilmer Employees and Guests: Please send a check for $125, made payable to Johns Hopkins University, to the address below.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N. Wolfe Street
Wilmer 106
Baltimore, MD 21287