ArOA Spring Convention

April 27-30, 2017

Little Rock Marriott & Statehouse Convention Center

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OD Education Schedule

 Thursday, April 27, 2017   

2:00pm-6:00pm        Registration on the Ballroom level of the Marriott

4:00pm-6:00pm        UAMS Rapid Fire Session I (This will count as one 2-hour session of education.  You will scan in for credit at the very end.  Courses may not be in exact order listed.)

EMR, VMT, and Macular Hole Stages by Sami Uwaydat, M.DDecisions about when to monitor, refer, and when treatment options will be discussed due to important timelines.
Low Vision Basics Review by Anna Schlesselman, O.D. Review refractive care for low vision patients and present practical advice for helping take care of patients with decreased vision.
Glaucoma - Causes for Suspicion by Andrew Perin, M.D. Discuss clinical factors that make a patient a glaucoma suspect and which factors are useful in differentiating which glaucoma suspects truly have glaucomatous disease.
Diplopia and Triaging Cranial Nerve Palsies by Joseph Chacko, M.DLearn the decision-making process with cranial nerve palsies. Discussion on when to monitor, when to refer to neuro-ophthalmology in the next week or two, and when to send to the E.R. for imaging right away.

Location: Salon A, Ballroom Level

 6:00pm-7:00pm     Alcon Industry Promotional Dinner Lecture presented by Kevin Roe, O.D., Join us for dinner and a non-CE lecture for doctors of optometry. Location: Salon B, Ballroom Level, Marriott

 7:00pm-9:00pm     ArOA Board of Directors Meeting Location: Lafayette Room, Ballroom Level, Marriott

 7:00pm-9:00pm     UAMS Rapid Fire Session II (This will count as one 2-hour session of education.  You will scan in for credit at the very end.  Courses may not be in exact order listed.)

Corneal Grand Rounds by Jonathon Casiano, M.D.
Pearls in Specialty Contact Lens Fitting Katie Brown, O.D.  Clinical pearls and practical tips for what works in the real world with specialty contact lenses.
Retinal Vascular Occlusions Review by Ahmed Sallam, M.D.This course will focus on management and treatment of arterial and veinous occlusions in retina management.
Uveitis Management by Tayyeba Ali, M.D. Don't miss the Uveitis management update, clinical pearls in uveitis, and learn when is it needed to run blood work.

Location: Salon A, Ballroom Level, Marriott

9:00pm-10:30pm    President's Hospitality Suite Location: Doyle Rogers Suite Room 1924

Friday, April 28, 2017

6:00am-3:00pm     Registration on Ballroom Level, Marriott 

7:00am-8:00am     Past Presidents Breakfast (for past presidents only) Location: Hoffman Room, Ballroom Level, Marriott 

7:45am-9:00am     Membership Breakfast *ArOA Members Only *Breakfast served 7:45am-8:00am Location: Salon B, Ballroom Level, Marriott  

9:00am-11:00am    Advances in Anterior Segment Medical and Surgical Therapy by Jim Thimons, O.D. COPE ID: 50995– AS Learn the most current information on the advances made in medical and surgical management of anterior segment conditions and diseases. Includes the diagnosis, treatment and management of those diseases. Location: Salon A, Ballroom Level, Marriott

11:00am-12:30pm  TLC Industry Sponsored Lunch  Thanks to TLC Laser Eye Centers for providing lunch for all of the doctors of optometry!  A relaxed atmosphere to visit with your peers.  *Doctors Only* Location: Salon B, Ballroom Level, Marriott

 12:30pm-2:30pm   Top Ten Drugs: What's in the Cabinet? by Jim Thimons, O.D. COPE ID: 51889-OP This course will review a variety of agents used to treat everything from anterior segment disease to uveitis. Special focus will be paid to the indications, contraindications and complications related to use. Location: Salon A, Ballroom Level, Marriott

 2:30pm-3:00pm      Break

 3:00pm-5:00pm      Staying Current with Contact Lens Technologies by Chad Rosen, O.D.  COPE ID: 52626-CL As products continuously become available for contact lens wearers, practitioners are forced to stay current on what is available and what makes them different. Being up-to-date on the products and innovations taking place helps practitioners present the best options to patients. This course will cover new products that have come to market and will also try to answer so of the many questions that arise from practitioners that have been fitting these new products We will provide insight on the various changes taking place in the contact lens industry, including daily disposables, multifocals, digital optics, scleral lenses, and more. Location: Salon A, Ballroom Level, Marriott

5:00pm-7:00pm      Mardi Gras Exhibit Hall Grand Opening!  Join over 50 vendors in the exhibit hall for our grand opening - reception with liquid refreshments, a live band "Spa City Stompers" sponsored by McFarland Eye Centers and lots of beads and masks!  Don't forget to bid on the silent auction!   Location: Statehouse Convention Center Governor’s Hall I

Saturday, April 29, 2017  

6:00am-11:30am   Registration on Ballroom Level, Marriott

7:00am                  Eye Run 5k Fun Run/Walk (Register by April 17th to confirm t-shirt size!) Proceeds benefit Arkansas School for the Blind

7:00am                  Plunkett & NEA Optical Industry Sponsored Breakfast Location: Salon B, Ballroom Level, Marriott

 8:00am-9:50am    Refractive Surgery Complication by Stephen Wexler, M.D. COPE ID: 45556-RS As eye care providers, our patients look to us as trusted sources for sound information and education on their refractive surgery options.  This presentation will take time to update attendees on current technologies in LASIK and PRK procedures.  We will also spend time educating the co-managing clinician in potential post-operative complications for both LASIK and PRK and provide clarity in the best ways to manage these patients. Location: Salon A, Ballroom Level, Marriott

10:00am-11:00am  Diagnostic Testing in Glaucoma Patients I: Visual Field Testing by Grant Morshedi, M.D. COPE ID: 53429-GL This course will focus on diagnostic testing strategies and variables for glaucoma patients. There will be a heavy emphasis on detecting change and identifying artifacts, with several case presentations. Location: Salon A, Ballroom Level, Marriott

11:00am-12:00pm  Diagnostic Testing in Glaucoma Patients II: Optical Coherence Tomography by Grant Morshedi, M.D. COPE 53454-GL This course will focus on diagnostic testing strategies and variables for glaucoma patients. There will be a heavy emphasis on detecting change and identifying artifacts, with several case presentations. Location: Salon A, Ballroom Level, Marriott 

12:00pm-1:30pm    Awards Luncheon *AOA membership awards, ArOA awards, and ArOA 2017-2018 board of directors installation. Location: Salon B, Ballroom Level, Marriott

1:30pm-2:30pm      Arkansas Jurisprudence This course is mandatory for all Arkansas licensed doctors of optometry.  Listen to the State Board of Optometry work through issues, changes in the law and other information you need to hear about practicing optometry in Arkansas. by State Board of Optometry. Location: Salon A, Ballroom Level, Marriott

 2:30PM-3:30pm    Exhibit Hall Grand Finale  Wrap up your purchases and check out the vendors one last time before they head out.  Silent Auction closes at 3pm! Location: Statehouse Convention Center Governor’s Hall I

 3:30pm-4:30pm     Ocular Plastics Overview by Byron Wilkes, MD COPE ID: 52352-AS  Ocular facial plastics involves a wide range of surgical and cosmetic procedures. This lecture will take a good look at lid lesions in the optometric physicians practice helping the physician become more familiar with the conditions and treatments available. Location: Salon A, Ballroom Level, Marriott

 Sunday, April 30, 2017

 8:00am-10:00am      When Refractive Errors Go Bad by Marie Bodack, O.D. COPE ID: 52215-FV A more extensive look at the latest research on emmetropization. Discussion includes ocular systemic health conditions when emmetropization does not occur. Location: Salon A, Ballroom Level, Marriott

10:00a-12:00pm       Help!  My Child Can't Read! by Marie Bodack, O.D. COPE ID: 47566-FV Parents of children with reading difficulties often bring them for an eye examination. Optometrists should understand the types of visual problems that can affect a child's ability to read. Testing should assess visual efficiency and visual perception as indicated. Referrals to appropriate specialists should be made if necessary.  Location: Salon A, Ballroom Level, Marriott

 

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