2018 Spring Convention OD Schedule of Events

April 26-29, 2018 | Little Rock Statehouse Convention Center

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Thursday, April 26, 2018 (4 hours OD CE)

8am  J.C. Beane Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament Maumelle Country Club

2:00pm-6:00pm  Registration SHCC Ballroom Foyer

4:00pm-6pm       UAMS Rapid Fire Sessions - OD CE - (2 hours) SHCC Ballroom D

Brow Lift, Blepharoplasty and Ptosis Repair – An Update by Christopher Westfall, M.D. We will discuss indications for treatment, current requirements for documentation, and surgical options for these three oculoplastics procedures.

Avoid the Melt by John Chancellor, M.D. This lecture is designed to review corneal surface disease from abrasions to corneal ulcers and perforation prevention.  It will give an overview of the workup, diagnosis, and management with a  focus on practical applications for practitioners in both individual and group practices.

OCT-A,Toy or Tool? by Ahmed Sallam, M.D. Understand the basic principle of OCT-A.  Understand the cost effectiveness of OCT-A.  Understand the limitations of OCT-A.

Intraocular Injections: What to Expect Afterwards by Sami Uwaydat, M.D.  Intraocular injections are one of the most common intraocular procedures performed in office.  The primary care provider should be familiar with potential post injection complications and follow up.

The classes listed above will be in rapid fire format.  You must attend all 4 topics to receive credit. (AR State Board Approved (2 hours)

6:00pm-7:00pm  Alcon Industry Promotional Symposium and Dinner SHCC Ballroom AE

7:00pm-9:00pm      UAMS Rapid Fire Sessions - OD CE (2 hours) SHCC Ballroom D

An Update on Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery and Lasers by Christopher Lee, M.D. The field of Glaucoma is changing rapidly with the advent of minimally invasive procedures to lower intraocular pressure.  We will briefly discuss the newer options for treatment including lasers and when to consider a referral for one of these procedures.

Strabismus After Cataract Surgery (Strabismus with a Twist) by Paul Phillips, M.D. Strabismus after cataract surgery can occur from multiple etiologies.  The most common reason is anesthetic toxicity form the retro/peribulbar block.  It is essential to localize the affected muscle prior to performing corrective strabismus surgery.  This lecture will describe the use of ocular torsion in order to localize the affected muscle.

Autologous Serum Eye Drops: Relief is Just a Blood Draw Away by David Warner, M.D.  This lecture will review the evidence for using Autologous Serum Eye Drops (ASEDs) for various indications. It will also cover the processes used at the Arkansas Lions Eye Bank & Laboratory and the Jones Eye Institute (UAMS) for making and prescribing them.

Anterior Segment Conditions in the Pediatric Population by Hannah Holtorf, O.D. This lecture will discuss diagnosis and treatment of common anterior segment conditions in the pediatric population.

The classes listed above will be in rapid fire format.  You must attend all 4 topics to receive credit. (AR State Board Approved (2 hours)

7:00pm-8:30pm  Arkansas Optometric Association Board of Directors Meeting Toltec

9:30pm  President’s Reception Little Rock Marriott Doyle Rogers Suite

Friday, April 27, 2018     (6 hours OD CE)

6:00am-4:00pm  Registration SHCC Ballroom Foyer

8:00am-9:00am  Membership Meeting & Breakfast (Members Only) SHCC Ballroom AE

9:00am-10:50am   OD CE - Corneal Dystrophies/Degenerations: What Every OD Should Know by Marc Bloomenstein, O.D. This lecture is dedicated to the cornea. That transparent, thin piece of tissue that can make things so clear and at the same time so distorted. Physicians will see and hear about conditions that are both congenital and acquired. COPE: 57237-AS (2 hours) SHCC Ballroom D

11:00am-11:50am   OD CE -Off-Label is Still Not Off-Limits by Marc Bloomenstein, O.D. Do your patients ever wish they had thicker eyelashes? Are you lamenting those dry eye patients? This lecture will take a closer look at those medications that we use for treatment not related to their intended use. Off-label use of medications can be a win-win for you and your patients. COPE: 49047-PH (1 hour) SHCC Ballroom D

12:00pm-1:00pm Exhibit Hall Opening Act SHCC Governor’s Hall IV

12-1pm: Choose from one of 3 symposiums offered by our partners.  Lunch will be provided.  

12:00pm-1:00pm TLC Laser Eye Center Industry Promotional Event and Lunch Join us for fun, prizes & a few words from your colleagues that “ROCK” refractive co-management in their Practices. *Must pre-register SHCC Ballroom AE

12:00pm-1:00pm  Essilor Labs of America Industry Promotional Symposium and Lunch  SHCC Izard Program: Essilor Labs of America discusses advancements in lens technologies and lab partnerships by Preston Nix and Mike Conway

12:00pm-1:00pm  Shire Industry Promotional Symposium and  Lunch (OD Only) SHCC Fulton Program: Insiights At Arkansas Optometric Association by Art Epstein, OD, FAAO

1:00pm-2:40pm       OD CE - Challenging Cases from Front to Back by Marc Bloomenstein, O.D. As ODs we tend to separate the front of the eye from the back of the eye. However, there are conditions that affect the eye from the anterior to posterior. This course will use cases examples to illustrate how, as ODs, we need to treat the whole eye. COPE: 51599-SD (2 hours) SHCC Ballroom D

3:00pm-3:50pm     OD CE - House OD Case Reports and Video Grand Rounds by Marc Bloomenstein, O.D. This course will use video and photographic examples to exemplify the unusual cases that may present to ODs daily. The audience will be encouraged to interact, and videos will be submitted for audience participation. The vast majority of this presentation is visual with numerous pictures and video documentation. COPE: 48833-GO (1 hour) SHCC Ballroom D

4:00pm-6:00pm  Exhibit Hall Grand Opening “The Main Event”  Theme: Optometry ROCKS  Wear your favorite concert t-shirt and be ready for karaoke! SHCC Governor’s Hall IV

Saturday, April 28, 2018 6 hours OD CE

6:00am-12:00pm  Registration SHCC Ballroom Foyer

7:00am -4th Annual EyeRun 5k Fun Run/Walk *New Route!

7:00am -8:00am Coffee & Donuts in the Exhibit Hall SHCC Governor’s Hall IV

8:00am-9:50am OD CE- Top Ten Pathology Pitfalls by Jill Autry, OD, R.Ph   Even the most experienced clinician can be led astray by a poor history, an atypical presentation, or a rarely encountered condition. In this lecture, a referral center optometrist will highlight the most commonly seen pathology pitfalls and how to avoid and/or manage them appropriately. COPE: 52677-PD (2 hours) SHCC Ballroom D

10:00am-11:00am  Exhibit Hall Encore  Last chance to bid on Silent Auction!  SHCC Governor’s Hall IV

11:00am-11:50am   OD CE Prescribing for the Pregnant Patient by Jill Autry, O.D. Many clinicians panic when confronted with a medical patient who is pregnant and needs treatment for an ocular condition. In this lecture, a pharmacist/optometrist will discuss various ocular conditions and provide recommendations for how these conditions can be treated or not if the patient is pregnant. COPE: 46501-PH (1 hour) SHCC Ballroom D

12:00pm-1:30pm  Awards Luncheon *Must register SHCC Ballroom AEBC

1:30pm-3:10pm       OD CE –The Pain and Drama… of Trauma by Jill Autry, OD, R. Ph. From corneal abrasions to orbital fractures, eye care practitioners must be prepared to triage and/or treat a wide range of ocular traumatic presentations. In this lecture, a referral center pharmacist/optometrist will review appropriate examination techniques, protocols for treatment and imaging, as well as urgency for referral. In addition, a special emphasis will be placed on topical and oral pharmacological pain therapies.  COPE: 46079-OP (2 hours) SHCC Ballroom D

3:30pm-4:30pm         OD CE  AR Jurisprudence (1 hour) Arkansas State Board of Optometry  This is the required course for licensed Arkansas Optometrists about optometry law in Arkansas. SHCC Ballroom D           

Sunday, April 29, 2018    (4 hours OD CE)

8:00am-8:50am        OD CE Glaucoma Deep Thoughts by Jeff Miller, O.D. This course reviews clinical considerations in the treatment and management of primary open angle glaucoma and normal tension glaucoma. Treatments discussed include current and future topical medications. COPE 56537-GL (1 hour)  SHCC Ballroom D

9:00am-9:50am    OD CE  My Top Ten Nutrition Questions by Jeff Miller, O.D. An overview of ocular manifestations of cardiovascular and other diseases and the correlation of these ocular and systemic diseases with inflammatory and other mediators affected by diet. COPE 56538-SD  (1 hour) SHCC Ballroom D

10:15am-12:00pm    OD CE OCT Ahoy-Righting the Diagnosis of Glaucoma and Retinal Disease by Jeff Miller, O.D.  Case-by-case review of common glaucoma and retinal diseases and their presentation on OCT COPE: 56541-PD (2 hours) SHCC Ballroom D

8:30am-10:00am  Vision Arkansas Board Meeting Toltec

10:30am-12:00pm  Arkansas Optometric Association Board of Directors Meeting Toltec