Friday, April 20, 2018

7:00am - 8:00am

Promotional Breakfast sponsored by Shire

Spotlight on Dry Eye Disease and Xiidra

Douglas Devries, OD

8:00am - 10:00am


Capital Investments in Dry Eye Disease That Make Cents and Dollars

Douglas Devries, OD

COPE #54742-AS

A two-hour discussion of newer technology used for diagnosis and treatment in dry eye disease that details the indications for utilization, outcomes and the potential for return on investment. The equipment will include diagnostic testing, vectored thermal pulsation, meibography, microblephroexfoliation and Intense Pulse Light.


Pathologic Keratitis

Alison Bozung, OD

COPE #56726-AS

This lecture will cover diagnosis and management of infectious corneal disease. Corneal ulcers will be discussed, from culturing and primary management to new and advanced treatment techniques. Viral entities including herpes simplex, herpes zoster, and adenovirus will be covered. Clinical cases will provide tangible examples.

10:00am - 11:00am


Creating a Dry Eye Center of Excellence with Self Retaining Amniotic Tissue

Douglas Devries, OD

COPE #48555-AS

This lecture will focus on basic understanding of OCT imaging, then dig deeper to illuminate common interpretation errors and reveal clinical pearls in diagnostics of pathology. Case examples will be provided.

10:00am - 12:00pm


OCT Angiography

Jessica Steen, OD


This course will introduce OCT Angiography and provide case examples using this new technology.


Essential Gonioscopy Skills-Workshop

Robert Wooldridge, OD


This course will provide a supervised hands-on approach to 3-mirror and 4-mirror gonioscopy. Clinical indications for performing the procedure, anterior chamber angle anatomy, examination technique, interpretation, and documentation of clinical observations will be emphasized.

11:00am - 12:00pm


Peri-Operative Management for Achieving Premium Refractive & Cataract Outcomes

Douglas Devries, OD


This one-hour course will discuss the pre and post op management that will allow the clinician to educate the patient on various choices they will have to make when considering refractive or cataract surgery. The course will include the newest technology in laser refractive surgery as well as intraocular lens technology available to the patient.

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Promotional Lunch with Novartis

Ocular Allergy Disease State & Treatment Studies

1:30pm - 3:30pm


The Greatest OSD Course Ever

Douglas Devries, OD

COPE #48725-AS

This two-hour course will provide the latest updates in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular surface disease by clinicians who practice full scope treatment of ocular surface disease patients within their specialty dry eye clinics. Various methods of achieving compliance during treatment of OSD patients will also be taught. CEE Course


Evolving Trends in Retinal Vascular Disease

Jessica Steen

COPE #55298-PS

This course will provide an analysis of common retinal vascular diseases including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and retinal vein occlusion. It will emphasize current and emerging therapies, imaging strategies and trends in treatment and management. CEE Course


OCTA Workshop

Robert Wooldridge, OD


This workshop will include a brief introduction about OCT Angiography covering image acquisition and interpretation and general discussion about the technology. Normal and abnormal case examples will be presented. This will be followed by a hands-on session where attendees will practice with the instrument and have an opportunity to image one another.

3:30pm - 5:30pm


Beyond the Globe: Orbital Pathology

Alison Bozung, OD


Orbital disease poses, for many, a challenge. This lecture discusses orbital anatomy and clinical evaluation of common orbital pathologies by highlighting case examples. Further testing including radiographic studies and labwork will also be covered. Specific entities will be reviewed, including thyroid eye disease, orbital fractures, myositis, and orbital cellulitis.


Contemporary Prescribing of Oral Medications in Eye Disease

Jessica Steen, OD


This course presents the contemporary management of systemically administered medications used to treat eye disease. Using a case-based format, clinical application of prescribing indications, potential adverse reactions, emerging resistance, and alternative medications are discussed.

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