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SCO’s 2018 Residents' CE Presentation Weekend

June 8-9, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018, 7:30 AM–4:30 PM;
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 7:30 AM–11:30 AM

SCO Campus
1245 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104

*This Is A Non-Cope Event


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Friday, June 8, 2018:


7:30 AM Registrant Packet Pick-Up (Continental Breakfast Served in Atrium)


8-10 AM Course 1

TBI and Binocular Vision Issues – Testing and Treatment Part I
Kristin Adams, OD, Steven Weifenbach, OD, Daniel Nielson, OD, Laura Prindeze, OD

This course examines the role of optometry in the multidisciplinary care of the patient following brain injury and those with other binocular vision issues. Examination techniques and treatment options for patients in both an acute care inpatient rehabilitation hospital setting and outpatient clinics will be discussed.
(North Classroom)


8-10 AM Course 2

Corneal Disease and Glaucoma
April Chiu, OD, Cameron Clinard, OD, Bhavisha Patel, OD, Rebecca Goad, OD

This course examines the treatment and management of ocular chemical burns. Specifically, it will address the impact these injuries have on patient quality of life and the critical role optometry serves in rehabilitation. It will also explore the differential diagnosis of unilaterally elevated intraocular pressure, including the diagnostic importance of differentiating between open and closed angle etiologies. 

Alternative treatment for patients with refractory glaucoma will be discussed, as will keratoconus and its current treatment protocols including corneal cross-linking.
(South Classroom)


10-12 PM Course 3

TBI and Binocular Vision Issues - Treatment and Testing Part 2
Olivia Cheng, OD, Kelsey Moore, OD, Lindsay Swenson, OD, Kristin Vincent, OD

This course examines the use of various types of treatment for amblyopia with a special focus on a new binocular approach.  It will also examine the history, diagnostic methods and treatment options for patients who suffer from visual motion sensitivity as a result of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). 

Oculomotor dysfunction will be examined, as will Streff Syndrome.  The evaluation, treatment and therapies for each diagnosis will be discussed.
(North Classroom)


10-12 PM Course 4

Anterior Segment Issues
Chelsea Devitt, OD, Jessica Lam, OD, Gregory Lawrence, OD, Jennifer Elumelu, OD

This course will review the signs and symptoms of basal cell carcinoma, ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) and iris melanoma.  These conditions, plus their differentials and treatments will be discussed.  Finally, this course will examine the process of fitting a kerataconous patient with silicone hydrogel lenses after undergoing corneal cross-linking.
(South Classroom)


12-12:30 PM Lunch Buffet in Atrium (Seating in Atrium and E/W Classroom)


12:30-2:30 PM Course 5

Posterior Segment Disease Part 1
Rachel Ferguson, OD, Rachel Freeman, OD, Jacqueline Mai, OD, Sandra Nassar, OD

This course will examine several posterior segment issues found during optometric exams. Specifically included are racemose hemangioma, presumed ocular histoplasmosis, vitreomacular traction and focal choroidal excavation. The evaluation of each disease will be reviewed, and their treatment and management plans will be discussed.
(North Classroom)


12:30-2:30 PM Course 6

Posterior Segment Disease Part 2
Catherine Hogan, OD, Elizabeth Wassenaar, OD, Jennifer Willcox, OD, Meagan Williams, OD

This course examines ONH drusen with a focus on diagnostic technologies.  It will also examine a patient diagnosed with CRVO and review appropriate management and systemic/ocular risk factors for CRVO. Unilateral and bilateral optic nerve head edema will be explored, as will the importance of the clinical evaluation of the choroid through investigation of the pachychoroid spectrum and case examples.
(South Classroom)


2:30-4:30 PM Course 7

Tests and Treatment in Optometry
Hunter Foutch, OD, Desiree Vanderstar, OD, An Vo, OD and Nadine Ahmed, OD

There are many instances in optometric settings when patients may have ocular signs and symptoms that need further medical workup to help with diagnosis and management. This course will discuss cases that require further testing.

It will also examine current therapies available, including myopia therapy, gene therapy and the different types of endothelial transplant techniques.
(North Classroom)


2:30-4:30 PM Course 8

Neuro Eye Disease Part 1
Sari Schwartz, OD, Sara Beth Hyatt, OD, Kevin Sorya, OD, and Tara Stacey, OD

This course examines Neuromyelitis Optica through the use of specialty optometric testing.  It will also review the ocular side effects of amiodarone, including optic neuropathy.  The pathophysiology of pituitary tumor and its possible influence on glaucomatous neuropathy will be explored. Finally, this course will examine the etiology and clinical manifestation of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, utilizing a case to show ocular and systemic presentations, as well as its treatment and management.
(South Classroom)


Saturday, June 9, 2018:


7:30 AM Registrant Packet Pick-Up (Continental Breakfast Served in Atrium)


8-9:30 AM Course 9

Posterior Segment Disease Part 3
Cara Smith, OD, Caroline Fogleman, OD, Nicole Yoder, OD

This course explores a case of an atypical presentation of several branch retinal artery occlusions in one patient over the course of a year.  It will also review treatment options for symptomatic retinal arterial macroaneurysms, including the benefits of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy vs. traditional therapy of observation and focal laser.  Finally, an overview of signs, symptoms, epidemiology, management and treatment of sclerochoroidal calcification will be discussed.
(North Classroom)


8-9 AM Course 10

Neuro Eye Disease Part 2
Elyse Dewitt, OD and Amanda Lapp, OD

This course defines the physiology, symptomology, diagnosis, and management of Duane Syndrome.  Special emphasis will be placed on the role of vision therapy in this patient population with a pediatric case example.   It will also examine the various types of visual symptoms associated with migraines. Specifically discussed will be visual field defects associated with migraines and their treatment options. 
(South Classroom)


9:30-11:30 AM Course 11

Functional Vision
Wing Yin Hui, OD, Courtney Hazelwood, OD, Dreka Williams, OD, Rae Winters, OD

This course explores the incidence of vertical ocular deviation associated with unilateral abducens paresis.  It will also examine the prevalence of concussions in adolescents and visual symptoms that may arise, and explore the vestibular ocular reflex (VOR) in those with concussion.  Finally, it will discuss treatment options for patients who have deficient visual efficiency and are struggling in school or with academics, especially reading. 
(North Classroom)


9-11 AM Course 12

Systemic Disease and Optometry
Bryan Frantz, OD, Lisa Holtman, OD, Marshall Ward, OD, Veronica Ferris-Metzger, OD

This course examines sleep apnea, and its effect on both systemic and ocular health. It will also demonstrate a unique presentation of Lyme disease affecting both speech and binocular vision simultaneously with neurological symptoms.

Terson’s syndrome in an optometric setting will be discussed, including examination of the condition from both systemic and ocular standpoints, and will emphasize the need for emergent neurologic workup.  Finally, this course will review the systemic and ocular sequelae of osteopetrosis, including a review of the differential diagnoses of optic neuropathy in osteopetrosis and the ordering of both labs and imaging.
(South Classroom)