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36th Annual Wilmer Nursing Conference: Eye Care, Re-Envisioned

Friday, May 31, 2019  |  The Johns Hopkins Hospital  |  Turner Auditorium



The annual Wilmer Nursing Conference invites experts from multiple disciplines to present on eye care and other general 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, and first responders 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 (employees only)
09:45 am - 10:00 amBreak
10:00 am - 10:10 amWelcome and Introduction to the Wilmer Nursing Conference
10:10 am - 11:00 amMusic-Based Interventions for Hospitalized Patients
11:00 am - 11:30 amLow Vision Rehabilitation: Optimizing Remaining Sight
11:30 am - 12:00 pmCornea Collagen Cross-Linking and Keratoconus
12:00 pm - 01:00 pmLunch
01:00 pm - 01:35 pmClinical Pearls in Ocular Oncology
01:35 pm - 02:05 pmGlass, Brass, Sticks, and Stones: Common Foes and Woes in Eye Trauma
02:05 pm - 02:35 pmAnesthesia Considerations for Patients Requiring Ophthalmic Surgery
02:35 pm - 02:45 pmBreak
02:45 pm - 03:15 pmChild Life & Perianesthesia Care: Supporting Pediatric Patients' Unique Psychosocial Needs
03:15 pm - 03:45 pmUsing the Best Evidence to Create Perianesthesia Nursing Interventions for a Healing Environment
03:45 pm - 04:15 pmConference Wrap-Up and Evaluation Information

Scheduled Speakers:

Alexander Pantelyat, MD 
Director, Atypical Parkinsonism Center
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Heather Connors, BA, ABO, COA
Wilmer Ophthalmic Technician
Low Vision & Vision Rehabilitation Division

Uri Soiberman, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Cornea Division

Zelia Correa, MD, PhD
Tom Clancy Endowed Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Ocular Oncology Service
Retina Division

Jefferson Doyle, MBBCh, MHS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Wilmer Co-Assistant Chief of Service

Tina Tran, MD
Chief of Anesthesia, Wilmer Eye Institute Bendann Surgical Pavilion
Assistant Professor, Anesthesia & Critical Care Medicine

Kelsey Davis, MS, CCLS
Child Life Specialist, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Pre-Op & PACU

Maria Liza Anicoche, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CAPA, CPAN, CCTN
NCIII, Weinberg PACU


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 $115.00. Registration is not confirmed until payment is submitted/confirmed. Payment instructions are as follows:

JHU/JHUSOM Employees: Complete and submit the JHU Tuition Remission form (signed by your supervisor)

Wilmer JHH/JHHS Employees: Waived with proof of registration and attendance.

Non-Wilmer Employees and Guests: Please send a check for $115, made payable to Johns Hopkins University, to the address below.

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