• MOC Exam Review Courseā„¢

    MOC Exam Review Course                                  

    July 17-19, 2015
    Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel




    Save up to $177 on the Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System!

    • 2-day course registrants will receive a 15 percent discount offer for the Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System.
    • 3-day course registrants will receive a 25 percent discount offer for the Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System.


    MOC Exam Review Course: "The Academy's best kept secret"
    Listen to Thomas Oetting, MD, senior course faculty and Michael Singer, MD, recent course attendee, discuss the challenges of preparing for MOC exams and the merits of attending the course in this new podcast.

    "This course is the Academy's best kept secret...it was an excellent, surprisingly comprehensive review in one weekend."  -Thomas Mattingly, MD

    "Faculty and texts 'cut to the chase' - provided insight of what would be necessary knowledge to pass DOCK exam for recertification."  -Robert Strome, MD

    "I just passed the DOCK exam and the AAO review course was the basis of my studying. I am not sure how I could have passed without it, and it is one of the best services I have ever received as an AAO member."  -Michael A. Singer, MD 

    Prepare with Confidence - Study with the Experts

    Study for the Demonstration of Ophthalmic Cognitive Knowledge (DOCK) examination with the only review course based on the Practicing Ophthalmologists Curriculum (POC) -  a knowledge base of information developed by teams of practicing ophthalmologists, who are members of the Academy. The POC comprises the most clinically relevant information that practicing ophthalmologists in each subspecialty need to know to remain current in their practices. The POC is based on the MOC Content Outline and organized by practice emphasis area. Interactive sessions will be taught by instructors who created the POC.

    Who will benefit?

    • Practicing ophthalmologists (comprehensive ophthalmologists and all subspecialists) who wish to attend a course to identify gaps in care in order to update their clinical knowledge, improve their professional practices and enhance patient care outcomes
    • Time-limited certificate holders who plan to take the ABO's DOCK examination in 2014-2016.

    What are the course objectives?

    • To provide an update of clinically relevant ophthalmic knowledge and information for all ophthalmologists interested in improving quality of patient care in their professional practices by identifying and addressing gaps in care through appropriate educational strategies
    • To prepare time-limited certificate holders for successful completion of the Demonstration of Ophthalmic Cognitive Knowledge (DOCK) examination in Core Ophthalmic Knowledge and one or two Practice Emphasis Areas of their choice

    What are the desired results?

    • Enhance competence: to use newly acquired knowledge on diagnosis and management of ophthalmic problems encountered in everyday practice to identify gaps in care and target areas for practice assessment and performance improvement.
    • Prepare with confidence for successful completion of the DOCK examination in Core Ophthalmic Knowledge and one or two Practice Emphasis Areas of their choice.

    What about course materials?

    • Course attendees will receive complimentary access to the MOC Course On Demand, 2014-2016 of each session in which you are registered.  These are high-quality recordings of the July 2014 course. Audio is synchronized with color presentation slides and is accessible online across multiple devices, including iPhone, iPad or Android phones and tablets. You may also download MP3s for learning on the go.

    What's the course schedule? 

    Friday, July 17
    7:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m*
    5 PEAs will be offered

    Saturday, July 18
    7:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m

    Sunday, July 19
    7:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m*
    5 PEAs will be offered

    Comprehensive Ophthalmology

    Core Ophthalmic Knowledge (a required DOCK module)

    Cataract/Anterior Segment



    Cornea/External Diseases




    Refractive Management/Intervention


    Pediatric Ophthalmology/Strabismus




    * Each PEA listed is a full day course. Attendees register for just one of these 5 courses offered Friday and/or Sunday.

    Note: if you choose to take both the Cataract/Anterior Segment course and also the Comprehensive Ophthalmology course, please be advised that much of the Comprehensive course offered is dedicated to Cataract topics and thus overlaps with the Cataract/Anterior Segment course. In general the overlapping material will be more detailed in the Cataract/Anterior Segment course.

    How do I register and what are the fees? 

    • Register online, beginning in mid-February 2015
    • The standard registration fees include two days of course instruction (Core Ophthalmic knowledge on Saturday, and one PEA session on either Friday or Sunday), as well as continental breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks on both days, and a course syllabus. You may choose to attend a third day for an additional fee (see chart below for details)
    • Frequently asked questions

    2015 MOC Exam Review Course



    2-day course with Core Ophthalmic knowledge & one practice emphasis area



    3-day course with Core Ophthalmic knowledge & two practice emphasis areas



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    What's the course cancellation policy?

    • For cancellations occurring before and on May 30, 2015, full refunds (less a $50 fee) will be given. After May 30 there will be no refunds for cancellations, except in special circumstances.

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    How do I receive my discount on the Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System?

    • This discount will be available 36 hours after you register for the MOC Exam Review Course. To receive your discount on the Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System, visit the Academy Store and log in with your Academy username and password. Add the Practicing Ophthalmologists Learning System to your cart. The discount will automatically be applied during checkout. One discount per customer. Discount is non-transferable. Discount is not combinable with other offers. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases. Discount does not apply to taxes or additional products purchased. Discount is valid through September 30, 2014. Additional restrictions may apply. Terms are subject to change without notice. Void where prohibited. 

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    Where do I arrange for hotel accommodations? 

    • Details to reserve your hotel room at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel The Academy's discounted rate will be available until June 26, 2015 or until the room block is filled, whichever occurs first. 

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    The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates this live activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity meets the Self-Assessment CME requirements defined by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). Please be advised that the ABO is not an accrediting body for purposes of any CME program.  ABO does not sponsor this or any outside activity, and ABO does not endorse any particular CME activity.  Complete information regarding the ABO Self-Assessment CME Maintenance of Certification requirements are available from the ABO.

    Please see additional AAO resources to prepare for the MOC examination.

    Physicians may claim credit through the Academy web site for attending the MOC Exam Review course.

    In addition Physicians may be able to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ directly from the AMA for learning that occurs as a result of American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) member board certification, recertification and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) (25 credits for certifications that occurred prior to September 1, 2010; 60 credits for certifications that occurred on or after September 1, 2010). Please contact the AMA for a direct credit application and submit all required documentation to the AMA.

    Scientific Integrity and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology is committed to ensuring that all continuing medical education (CME) information is based on the application of research findings and the implementation of evidence-based medicine and seeks to promote balance, objectivity and absence of commercial bias in its content. All persons in position to control the content of this activity must disclose any conflict of interest. The Academy has mechanisms in place to resolve all conflicts of interest prior to an educational activity being delivered to the learners.

    ADA/Special Assistance

    The Academy wishes to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded or denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently from other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids or services. If you need any of the auxiliary services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact us via e-mail. We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification of need.