patient care


Thursday, September 24, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm CST.

Course Directors: Michael Struck, MD, and Alexander Miranda, MD

The 5th Annual Midwest Pediatric Ophthalmology Symposium highlights outstanding pediatric ophthalmologists and programs throughout the Midwest. Topics will include the key diagnostic steps and novel surgical approaches for the treatment of strabismus, amblyopia, and anterior segment disease.

Registration Fees

  • $50 – physicians
  • $25 – orthoptists


Course Credit

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP 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.
American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live online activity for 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 2.25 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

Welcome, Campers!

You are invited to the first-ever Spirit of Aging Camp at Union South on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. At this FREE event, health and wellness experts, community members and industry professionals will share strategies and resources for aging in a healthy and happy way. Hear from one community member who designed her home to be a safe place as she ages. Learn new and easy exercises and stretches that fit your lifestyle. Discover healthful foods that UW researchers recommend for aging brains and eyes. This energizing and interactive day at camp will provide you with the tools to help you feel empowered to thrive as you age.

Register Here by September 25


8:30 am Registration and Crafts

9:05 am Camp Welcome

9:15 am Your Home, Your Way

Think about your home. Now, think about how small changes to your living space could help you age within your current home. This panel discussion will feature experts in interior design, neurology, low vision, falls and more. You’ll leave with new ideas about how your house can become your forever home.





10:00 am Living Your Best Life

Have you noticed that you need reader glasses at restaurants? Do you feel unsteady behind the wheel? Our panel of healthcare providers will offer insight on how to cope with aging, when to seek medical help and preventative tips and tricks to keep you feeling confident year after year.





11:30 am Delicious Dining

Everyone knows kale is all the rage, but did you know it can actually taste good while delivering super-food value? This nutrition-focused panel and cooking demonstration will provide you with the guidance you need to make tasty dishes at home, get amazing health benefits from foods and even wow your friends and family.





1:00 pm Moving Mountains

Get moving, literally, with this wellness-focused panel and demonstration. Expert yoga teachers, swim instructors and healthcare providers will share guided movement practices for all activity levels during this interactive session.





2:00 pm Camp Concludes

Register Here by September 25


University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

UW Health

Community Experts



Parking is available for a fee in the following lots near Union South. You may also use the Drop-Off area on the Dayton side of Union South

  • Lot 80 – Union South Parking Garage
  • Lot 17 – Engineering Drive Ramp
  • Lot 20 – University Avenue Ramp

Thank you to our generous community sponsors and partners:

  • Dirigible Studio – Glamping Level Sponsors (Camp Counselor attire)
  • Oakwood Village – RV-ing Level Sponsors
  • I.d. Delafield – RV-ing Level Sponsors
  • Bella Domicile – RV-ing Level Sponsors
  • Metcalfe’s and Whole Foods Markets, The Princeton Club, Culver’s, SAIL, RSVP of Dane County, Adaptive Technology Resources – Roughing-It Level Sponsors

This event is presented by: The UW Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and UW Health

You are invited to join us for our Fall Saving Sight Session featuring Dr. Dan Knoch, Medical Student Education Director and comprehensive ophthalmologist in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences within the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Learn the history, progression and options for cataract surgery from an award-winning educator and one of his patients during this fall’s session entitled:

“Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery: Fact vs. Fiction”


Daniel W. Knoch, MD, Medical Student Education Director and comprehensive ophthalmologist, focuses his clinical practice on state-of-the-art cataract surgical techniques, including laser-assisted cataract surgery, astigmatism-correcting intraocular lenses, and multifocal lenses. Dr. Knoch has also received multiple teaching awards in the last decade and most recently recognized nationally with the Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education for 2018 for outstanding medical student education, from the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). In addition to his tireless efforts to ensure all graduating medical students have critical knowledge of the eye and developing the curriculum across campus, Dr. Knoch also serves as the Lecture Director of the department’s annual Multiphasic Phacoemulsification (cataract surgery) Course, an annual education program for regional learners and providers.



  • 5:30-6:00PM – Registration and light dinner served (buffet style)
  • 6:00-7:00PM – Introduction >> Presentation >> Question/Answer Discussion



Free and open to the public, this community-centric event is modeled after the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health’s “Mini-Med School” programs. Our fall 2018 Saving Sight Session will feature the leading research from Dan Knoch, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin. Please join us for this exciting discussion and light dinner.