The Bay Area Ophthalmology Course (formerly the Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology) has been offered to the vision community since 1970, presented by faculty from teaching programs and recognized experts from the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford and other institutions. The BAOC offers intensive instruction in the fundamental sciences underlying ophthalmic practice and research, including ophthalmic pathology, optics, epidemiology, genetics, ocular immunology, pharmacology, orbit and oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology, corneal and refractive surgery, cataract surgery, glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, uveitis, retinal vascular diseases and vitreoretinal surgery.
Traditionally the BAOC has been delivered via live lectures and laboratory sessions. This year’s BAOC will be offered as an online virtual course, where attendees can access the same course content from anywhere in the world.
Approximately 6 hours of instruction are offered each day, with corresponding handouts. The course provides a strong and practical basis for residents in ophthalmology and vision scientists, and a review and update for practicing ophthalmologists.
Neuro-Ophthalmology Offering CME
In support of improving patient care, Stanford Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statement
Stanford Medicine designates this Internet Live Activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Board of Internal Medicine MOC Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation c
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, earns credit toward the Lifelong Learning requirement for the American Board of Ophthalmology’s Continuing Certification program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting credit.