Annual Technician Course at the Wilmer Eye Institute

Koch building

Wilmer's 25th Annual Technician Course will take place on Oct. 21, 2023,  at the Owens Auditorium in the Cancer Research Building of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

6.25 JCAHPO Group A CECs 

Registration for the Technician Course is now closed. Questions on the application process can be directed to [email protected] and [email protected].

Program Agenda

As those of you who have attended our previous courses know, our programs are informal and collegial. Our speakers aim for open, interactive communication with the audience, so you feel comfortable asking questions. Presentations will be led by expert Wilmer faculty as well as guests from other institutions.

Our program consists of 12 half-hour lectures with continental breakfast, lunch and breaks provided. Topics include most of the ophthalmic specialties, all aimed at ophthalmic technicians.

Time  Agenda Item
 7:45 – 8:10 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:10 – 8:15 Welcome
8:15 – 8:45 Endothelial Keratoplasty: Understanding DSAEK & DMEK- Divya Srikumaran, M.D.
8:45 – 9:15 Understanding How Diabetes Affect the Eyes & The Use of OCT for Diagnosis – Mira Sachdeva, M.D.
9:15 – 9:45 Nystagmus, How to Handle the Move – Colin Kane, O.D.
9:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 10:30 How Visual Field Affects Driving – Heather Connors, B.A., C.O.A., C.L.V.T.
10:30 – 11:00 Understanding and Optimizing Visual Field Testing- Corinne Casey, O.D.
11:00 – 11:30 Keeping a Positive Attitude Towards Difficult Patients- Edward Kuwera, M.D.
11:30 – 12:30 Box Lunch Provided
 2:30 – 1:00 Managing Your Time to Accomplish an Effective Workup- Tammy Kephart, C.O.A., O.S.C.
1:00 – 1:30 Pearls for the Oph. Technician When Caring for Patients with Uveitis- Meghan Berkenstock, M.D.
1:30 – 2:00 Guidance on What to Do with a Patient Who is a Victim of Violence- Shazia Dharssi, M.D.
2:00 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:00 Optical Perceptions That Befuddle Our Patients- And Us! -David Guyton, M.D.
3:00 – 3:30 Subjective Refraction: It’s More Interesting and Enjoyable Than I Thought! - Richard Kolker, M.D.
3:30 – 4:00 Eyelid and Orbital Trauma- Emily Li, M.D.
4:00 – 4:15 Collect Evaluations; CEC Paperwork Awarded.


  • Wilmer Employees: $125 – use JHU Tuition Remission
  • Non-Wilmer Employees: $125
  • Full-Time Op. Students: $20 – to cover the cost of the catering
  • JHH Employees: $20
  • Lecturers: Free

For additional details, please contact Nidia Adames or Stephen Chott at [email protected] and [email protected].

Address and Directions

Koch Cancer Research Building, 1550 Orleans St., Baltimore MD 21287