2023 Spring Convention OD Schedule

 Tuesday, April 25, 2023 (2 hours)

 7-9pm Virtual OD CE (2 hours)

7pm-7:50pm Getting to the Heart of the Matter by Kelly Malloy, O.D. (1 hour) COPE PENDING This case-based lecture highlights visual and ocular signs and symptoms which lead to the diagnosis of heart-related and vascular abnormalities. Optometrists have the skill set to suspect and recognize potential cardiac and vascular issues if they take the time to listen to their patients, routinely monitor blood pressure and pulse, and carefully assess visual function and ocular health. Timely referral to the emergency department and/or cardiology can save vision, prevent stroke, and ultimately save a life.

8pm-8:50pm Papilledema by Kelly Malloy, O.D. (1 hour) COPE PENDING This course reviews the clinical presentation of papilledema, and why it should be considered a medical emergency, even in subtle cases. This case-based presentation will demonstrate various etiologies of papilledema and discuss treatment of the underlying cause in both adults and children.

Thursday, April 27, 2023  (4 hours CE)
8am J.C. Beane Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament
2pm-7pm Registration
3pm-5pm AROA Board Meeting
5-9pm OD Continuing Education TBD
9pm-11pm Presidents Hospitality Reception


Friday, April 28, 2023  (8 hours CE)
7am-8am Early Bird OD Continuing Education - TBD (1 hour)
8am-9:40am Best Practices in Ocular Emergencies by April Jasper, O.D. (2 hours) COPE PENDING This course will include an interactive discussion of multiple cases and conditions that are first diagnosed in the office of the optometrist and then referred to the internist, pediatrician or hospitalist. A general review of the medical condition as it relates to the ocular disease will be presented as well as a review of the ocular condition. This course will help every OD to understand how best to communicate with the internist or pediatrician for the best patient outcome.
10am-11:40am Glaucoma Patient Management for the Team by April Jasper, O.D. (2 hours) COPE ID: 80424-GL  We will discuss the impact of glaucoma in our patient population and steps we can take to be certain we never fail to diagnose and initiate treatment and review best practices in treatment and referring.
12pm-1pm Membership Meeting (Lunch)
1pm-2:40pm The Future of Optometry - 2022 by April Jasper, O.D. (2 hours) COPE ID: 79210-PM This program will provide attendees with macro trends happening in eye care. The trends will include supply demand of doctors, student graduation demographics and overall industry health. Additionally trends in Telehealth and home monitoring technology will be presented as options to help bridge the gap between patient demand and doctor availability.
3pm-3:50pm Arkansas Jurisprudence (1 hour)
4pm-6pm Exhibit Hall

Saturday, April 29, 2023  (4 hours CE)
8am-8:50am Rapid Fire Cornea Survival Tips by Sophia Leung, O.D. (1 hour) COPE PENDING How many times have we looked at a corneal lesion and thought to ourselves, what is happening here? This lecture, in a rapid-fire case-based format, will cover several tips, tricks, and pearls that will help practitioners navigate through a variety of corneal diseases that may be commonly encountered. Understanding the cornea and its behaviors can give clues to how to manage the underlying conditions.
9am-9:50am Glaucoma: Beyond the Diagnosis by Sophia Leung, O.D. (1 hour) COPE ID: 79022-GL So you've diagnosed glaucoma - now what? Glaucoma management goes far beyond the diagnosis, and beyond establishing a target IOP. This course discusses the philosophy of glaucoma management which focuses on the goal of preserving a patient's quality of life. Treatment and management considerations based on a patient-centric philosophy of management will be discussed.
10am-11:40am Practice Pearls to Advanced Procedures by Sophia Leung, O.D. (2 hours) Meets AP credential COPE PENDING The armamentarium of treatment procedures an optometrist has continues to increase. This course presents an overview of a variety of office-based advanced scope procedures that optometrists could start implementing today. Practice pearls will be shared to improve real-life clinic application.
12:00pm-1:30pm Awards Luncheon
2pm-3pm ArOA Board Meeting

Tuesday, May 2, 2023  (2 hours CE)
7-9pm Virtual OD   (2 hours)

7pm-7:50pm New and Noteworthy Topics in Anterior Segment Disease by Aaron Bronner, O.D. (1 hour) COPE PENDING This course will review therapies that are recently available, still in development or underutilized in the management of Anterior Segment Disease. Areas of discussion will include brand new treatment avenues that will create a paradigm shift in how you manage anterior segment disease. (COPE approval for online interactive)

8pm-8:50pm The OD’s Guide To Corneal Transplants by Aaron Bronner, O.D. (1 hour) COPE PENDING Get your DSAEKs, DMEKs, DALKs and PKs in order. The alphabet soup of transplant names, vague terminology and stakes involved with managing corneal transplants as an Optometrist are inherently confusing when you seldom encounter these. This hour long course will provide Optometrists a clear method of understanding the corneal transplants we may encounter, as well as the relative strengths, limitations and complications of each.Get your DSAEKs, DMEKs, DALKs and PKs in order. The alphabet soup of transplant names, vague terminology and stakes involved with managing corneal transplants as an Optometrist are inherently confusing when you seldom encounter these. This hour long course will provide Optometrists a clear method of understanding the corneal transplants we may encounter, as well as the relative strengths, limitations and complications of each. (COPE approval for online interactive)