Next Steps


All CE Courses will be held on SCO Campus.

Friday, September 16


8–10 AM COURSE 1

Corneal Manifestations of Systemic Disease
Joseph Shovlin, OD

COPE ID: 40387-AS 2 hrs CEE

Course Description: Assorted corneal findings can signal systemic disease. Many of these manifestations can bring attention to some serious, even potentially life threatening conditions. Practitioners faced with various clinical signs affecting the cornea are forced to make an appropriate differential diagnosis and apply adequate treatment including needed referrals to sub-specialties within medicine.

10 AM–12 PM COURSE 2

TTen Common and Some Not so Common Posterior Pole Observations and their Management
Joseph Shovlin, OD

COPE ID: 45641-PS  2 hrs CEE

Course Description: Ten different case presentations will be shared that range from vasculopathy to retinal toxicity due to commonly used systemic medications. Several examples of employing sophisticated diagnostic testing such as MR imaging and blood work will highlight the need for on-going investigation and coordination of care when initial measures failed.


Establishing Satellite and Mobile Clinics
Mike Dorkowski, OD and Wil McGriff, OD

COPE ID: 49877-PB  1 hr

Course Description: This course will review the need, coordination, and basic techniques of establishing mobile satellite clinics in atypical optometric settings with a focus on care at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.


Pediatric Puzzle Pieces
Alicia Groce, OD

COPE ID: 49769-FV  1 hr

Course Description: Solving pediatric cases may sometimes seem like putting together a 1000 piece puzzle. Cases from areas of pediatric care including amblyopia, strabismus, binocular vision, refractive errors, and ocular distance will be covered to highlight key pieces in managing children. The clinical case presentations will demonstrate the tools to fit the puzzle pieces of a pediatric case together.


Saturday, September 17


8–10 AM COURSE 5

Current Concepts in Glaucoma Laser Surgery
Luke Peterson, MD

COPE ID: 49924-GL  2 hrs 

Course Description: We will review techniques, pathophysiology and current literature on classic glaucoma laser procedures. We will also discuss recent technological advancements and where glaucoma laser technology may be headed in the future.

10 AM–12 PM COURSE 6

What OCT Has Taught us about the Eye
Mile Brujic, OD

COPE ID: 47456-PS 2 hrs

Course Description: From new metrics for detecting and determining glaucomatous changes, to updates in the way we fit scleral lenses, this technology has revolutionized the way we care for our patients. Learn what we now know about the eye because of this technology and its clinical applications.


What to do about Zika?
Daniel Taylor, OD

COPE ID: 49923-SD  1 hr

Course Description: This course will cover what eye care providers need to know about Zika virus, its presentation, treatment, and long-term effects of vision. Time permitting, the conversation will branch into discussions of other ocularly-active viruses.


Introduction to Sports Vision
Paul Harris, OD, Melissa Zarn, OD, Alicia Groce, OD, and Chris Lievens, OD 

COPE ID: 49927-FV 2 hrs 

Course Description: This course will review establishment of a sports vision screening protocol, components of a sports vision exam, and interpretation of test results. Key types of intervention will be highlighted.


Current & Emerging Understanding of Ocular Surface Allergy
Mile Brujic, OD

COPE ID: 44055-PD 1 hr 

Course Description: This one-hour session will focus on evolving concepts of the pathophysiology, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of ocular surface allergy. Clinical case scenarios will provide a forum for learners to discuss management options for a variety of ocular allergy scenarios, and will encourage active discussion with clinical experts.

4-5 PM COURSE 10

Contact Lens Tales from the Trenches
Mile Brujic, OD

COPE ID: 42791-CL 1 hr

Course Description: This course will offer contemporary concepts for maximizing the success of contact lens wear including maximizing comfort, working with keratoconus, high astigmatic corneas, post-refractive corneas and optimizing vision for the presbyope.


Sunday, September 18


9-11 AM COURSE 11

Optometry’s Role in Systemic Drug Abuse
Wil McGriff, OD and Jennifer Snyder, OD

COPE ID: 49925-PH  2 hrs CEE

Course Description: Drug abuse continues to be a major contributor to disability and disease in the U.S. This course includes a discussion of the pharmacology of recreational and prescription drugs most commonly abused by patients, associated ocular complications, and opportunities for optometrists to address broader ocular and health care needs of people with addictions.


Rational Prescribing and Drug Diversion
Michael Scott Ensor, OD

COPE ID: 45409-EJ CE Hours: 2 HRS CEE

Course Description: This course will review the various aspects of prescription writing to include the required elements of a prescription and information regarding controlled substances. The course also will discuss the acquisition of a DEA number and prevention of diversion. Finally, an overview of common prescribing errors will be presented and the course will conclude with suggestions to enhance patient compliance. This course meets the latest Tennessee state requirement designed specifically for two hours of prescribing practices.

***This course requires a minimum of 10 attendees. If the minimum is not met SCO reserves the right to withdraw the course from this event's course offerings. In only this instance will a refund be allowed***

11 AM–1 PM COURSE 13

Clinical Cases in Neuro-Ophthalmology
Lauren Ditta, MD

COPE ID: 49926-NO  2 hrs 

Course Description: In this course, we will discuss pediatric and adult cases seen in the neuro-ophthalmology clinic. The clinical history and examination findings will be reviewed. Clinical images, including fundus photos, OCT, visual fields and neuroimaging will all be discussed.


Injection Procedures for Primary Eye Care Clinical Skills Lab
Michael Scott Ensor, OD and Jennifer Sanderson, OD 


This lecture will teach attendees how to perform a variety of injections used in primary care optometric offices. Subconjunctival, intralesional, intramuscular, and intravenous injections will be demonstrated, as well as standard universal precautions. Other injectable therapies such as retrobulbar and intravitreal injections will be discussed. Participants wishing to take part in procedures will perform injections on fellow participants.

NOTE: If you are currently in the process of seeking licensure, please contact Jeanie Snider, CE Program Manager at (901) 722-3397 as this workshop alone does NOT meet the requirements for SCO’s Injections Series.

Space is limited to the first 24 registrants.

**If you wish to take this workshop as a refresher workshop there is no prerequisite.