Humphries Technician Program Information
The 30th Annual Humphries Technician Program
The Humphries Technician Program began in 1990 as a JCAHPO accredited supplement to the Department’s Humphries Physician Program. The Technician Program is hosted by the ophthalmic staff of the UVA Department of Ophthalmology and welcomes approximately 100 registrants each year. The Program is held in conjunction with the physician program. The program is designed for all Ophthalmic Medical Personnel (OMP) including Ophthalmic Assistants, Technicians, Technologists, Photographers, Orthoptists, Nurses, and other personnel. Certification is not required to attend.
Each year lectures are designed to fit specific criteria for training Ophthalmic Medical Personnel in the newest technology and surgical techniques as well as review of core skills and knowledge. The one day program consists of 12 to 16 short lectures presented by the physicians and staff of the Department. The Technician Program aims to offer five or more Group A JCAHPO credits and also seeks continuing education credits from OPS and AOC. A Certificate of Attendance is awarded to each participant at the end of the day.
*This course is not sponsored by JCAHPO; only reviewed and awarded continuing education credits accordingly; therefore, JCAHPO cannot predict the effectiveness of the program or assure its quality in substance and presentation.
**Credit for a course hour will be denied to individuals who miss more than 15 minutes of that hour: (example: 30 minute lecture, you must be present for at least 22.5 minutes of the lecture to receive .5 credit / 60 minute workshop, you must be present for at least 45 minutes of the workshop to receive 1 credit).
***JCAHPO now requires a copy of the sign-in sheets. You must sign in and be present at the lecture or workshop to receive full credit
For further information about the Humphries Technician Program, please contact the coordinator:
2019 Program Information
Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Omni Charlottesville Hotel
Address: 212 Ridge McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Early Bird Registration Fee: $170.00
Early Bird Deadline: Thursday, August 22, 2019
After Deadline: $175.00
Deadline to register online: Monday, September 2, 2019
Anyone who still wishes to participate, but has missed the online registration deadline, may show up on the day of the event with check or cash.
The registration fee includes lectures, continental breakfast, breaks, and lunch.
Refund Policy: Refunds will be issued at a rate of 100% for requests made prior to August 22, 2019. Refund requests made on or after August 22, 2019, and before September 2, 2019, will be issued at a rate of 50%. NO refunds will be issued after September 2, 2019.
Registration will be available online only.
PLEASE NOTE: Starting in 2016 we will only be emailing information out – we will no longer be mailing Technician Program notices by post mail. Please use the best email to contact you when registering if you wish to continue to receive notices.
We will be accepting online credit/debit card payments only!
2019 Humphries Technician Program Details:
Topics that will be presented include:
- Retina – The Effects of Diabetes on the Eye
- Signs & Symptoms of High Intraocular Pressure
- The Red Eye
- Overview of Pupils
- Nerve Palsies
- Technology, Fundus Photography, & Telemedicine
- Congenital Abnormalities in Pediatric Patients
- Dry Eye Therapies
Hotel Room Block Information for the 2019 Humphries Programs:
Omni Charlottesville Hotel
212 Ridge McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-971-5500 / 877-981-5002
$249 – single/double
Call for reservation: Humphries Symposium Room Block
Reserve by August 11, 2019 to receive discounted rate
Directions to the Symposium at the Omni Charlottesville Hotel:
FROM I-64 (EAST OR WEST)
Exit 120 and follow 5th Street North 2 miles to the historic downtown. The hotel is located on the right.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH –VIA ROUTE 29 SOUTH
Take Route 29 South into Charlottesville to Route 250 Bypass East. Take 250 Bypass East to the third stoplight, and turn right onto McIntire Road. Go 7/10 mile to the second stop light. Go through the stoplight and the hotel is on the left.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH – VIA ROUTE 29 NORTH
Take Route 29 North to Route 250 Bypass East (29 North will turn into 250 Bypass East). Take 250 Bypass East to the third stoplight, and turn right onto McIntire Road. Go 7/10 mile to the second stop light. Go through the stoplight and the hotel is on the left.
Parking is complimentary for all attendees of the Humphries Symposium in the Omni Parking Garage and any spot can be parked in. Please remember to pick up your validation ticket while at the symposium. At the end of the day after the Symposium is over, scan your parking ticket, then the validation ticket, in order to leave without paying the parking fee.