Fall Convention October 14-18, 2020

Virtual Event!  22 hours of COPE approved CE

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OD Education Schedule

Date Time Event Name Length
Wed, 10/14/20 4pm-6pm The Changing Paradigm in Diabetes Mellitus Americas New Healthcare Epidemic by Jim Thimons, OD COPE:65343-SD Diabetes mellitus is a disease of growing concern for all healthcare practitioners in the U.S. This course provides essential evidence-based information for the eye care provider.  2 hours 2 hours
Thu, 10/15/20 4pm-6pm Glaucoma Update by Jim Thimons, OD COPE ID: 69591-GL This course will highlight the latest developments in glaucoma, including diagnostic technology, pharmaceutical development and therapeutic intervention. Special emphasis will be placed on the implementation of these advances into the primary care practice. 2 hours 2 hours
Thu, 10/15/20 6:15pm-7:15pm New Medications in Glaucoma by Jim  Thimons, OD COPE ID: 66993-GL This course will the latest developments in therapeutic intervention in glaucoma addressing current and soon to be available agents. 1 hour
Fri, 10/16/20 8am-830am ArOA Membership Meeting/Awards  
Fri, 10/16/20 8:45am-9:45am Eye-1-1: Ocular and Systemic Emergency Essentials by Carolyn Majcher, OD  COPE ID: 69216-NO Utilizing a case-presentation format, examples of ocular disease that require emergent treatment to prevent blindness andor serious systemic consequences will be discussed. Topics of focus will include cranial nerve III palsy, central retinal artery occlusion, arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, carotid artery dissection, papilledema, and pituitary apoplexy. The clinical presentation, differential diagnoses, systemic work-up, and management will be reviewed for each condition. 1 hour 1 hour
Fri, 10/16/20 10am-11am Neuro-ophthalmology Jeopardy! By Carolyn Majcher, OD COPE ID: 69469-NO This course will employ a fun, interactive game format to review common neuro-ophthalmic conditions encountered in optometric practice. Questions categories include pupil disorders, motility disorders, optic neuropathies, visual field loss and miscellaneous neuro-ophthalmic disease. 1 hour
Fri, 10/16/20 11:15am-12:15pm Is this really glaucoma?: Glaucoma Masqueraders Round-up by Carolyn Majcher, OD COPE ID: 69443-NO  Using a grand-rounds case presentation format this course will cover several etiologies of non-glaucomatous optic neuropathy, or glaucoma masqueraders, including compressive optic neuropathy, ischemic optic neuropathy, traumatic optic neuropathy, and retrochaismal visual pathway infarction. Emphasis will be placed on clinical features red flags that should raise suspicion for non-glaucomatous cause of optic neuropathy, and the course will review what systemic work-up should be initiated when these features are present. 1 hour
Fri, 10/16/20 12:30pm-1:30pm Customer Service Connections - Your Critical Competitive Advantage by Selina McGee, O.D. COPE ID: 67275-PM The rules today for customer service have changed. The options available to our patientsclients today can be found almost anywhere. What sets businesses apart is the experience. Cultivating the patient experience from beginning to end is paramount to compete and win in todays marketplace. We will discuss how to create emotional connections to achieve loyal relationships that turn your patients/clients into brand ambassadors. 1 hour 1 hour
Fri, 10/16/20 1:45pm-2:45pm Radiofrequency Radiation in Eyecare by Selina McGee, O.D.COPE ID: 65452-SP The role RF plays in eyecare opens a whole new realm of possibilities in how to treat patients who want to achieve improved eye health and aesthetics.This course will provide doctors with fundamental concepts of Radio Frequency physics, physiology, safety and treatment guidelines for the proper use of the radio frequency system and its indications in the optometric setting. 1 hour 1 hour
Fri, 10/16/20 3pm-5pm Intense Pulsed Light IPL MGD, DED, and Other Fun Acronyms by Selina McGee, O.D. COPE 67431-AS Intense Pulsed Light or IPL is technology that has been utilized for years in the dermatological space. The role IPL plays in eyecare opens a whole new realm of possibilities in how to treat patients that suffer with meibomian gland dysfunction, dry eye disease and opens new doors to treat and achieve aesthetic results. 2 hours 2 hours
Sat, 10/17/20 8:30am-9:30am AR Jurisprudence  1 hour
Sat, 10/17/20 9:45am-11:45am The Oculoplastic Optometric Physician by Selina McGee, O.D.  COPE ID: 69857-AS   Patients today are searching and asking for procedures in the aesthetics market, currently a billion dollar industry. This course will serve to make ODs aware of whats available in the marketplace today, how to incorporate aesthetics into their own practice, no matter what their scope is, as well as giving doctors resources to talk to their patients confidently about functional and cosmetic noninvasive and surgical oculoplastic procedures. 2 hours 2 hours
Sat, 10/17/20 12pm-1pm Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Imaging Motion by Carolyn Majcher, OD COPE ID: 69214-PD  Recent advances in optical coherence tomography imaging technology now include angiography which allows for quantification of vascular density and blood flow within the retina and choroid. These advancements have led an explosion of research regarding the clinical utility of optical coherence tomography angiography OCTA in various retinal diseases. This course will provide a review of this emerging technology including its advantages and limitations as compared to conventional fluorescein angiography. Additionally, the clinical utility of OCTA in the diagnosis and management of a variety of retinal conditions including diabetic retinopathy, retinal occlusive disease, and age-related macular degeneration will be explored. 1 hour 1 hour
Sat, 10/17/20 1:15pm-3:15pm Retinal and OCT Grand Rounds by Steven Ferrucci, OD COPE: 69689-PS This course reviews some of the basic principles of retinal OCTs as well as uses examples to help illustrate OCT findings associated with certain clinical entities. Clinical pearls for the various diseases are stressed, as well as new treatment options and recommended management. 2 hours 2 hours
Sun, 10/18/20 12pm-2pm Update on Age Related Macular Degeneration by Steven Ferrucci, OD COPE: 69714-PS This course will discuss the current treatment options for AMD, as well as discuss some of the treatments in the pipeline. Topics such as the latest VEGF agents, genetic testing and other agents will be reviewed. 2 hours 2 hour
Sun 10/18/20 2:15pm-4:15pm Refer or Relax Retina by Steven Ferrucci, OD COPE: 66729-PS This course discusses cases encountered in the primary care ODs office, and asks if this is something that we can monitor ourselves relax or refer to a retinal specialist for further treatment. Cases include lattice, retinal holes, choroidal nevi and more. Clinical pearls regarding follow up and appropriate referral criteria is presented. 2 hours 2 hours