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Location: 1245 MADISON AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TN 38104
Note: Southern College of Optometry gives the highest priority to the safety of attendees at our campus events, including continuing education. The College will follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for our upcoming Spring Continuing Education event.
CDC has updated its guidelines for masking protocols. Effective immediately, masks are optional in all public areas throughout the campus for students, employees, and visitors. Anyone may still choose to mask if it makes you comfortable on campus. We will closely monitor those guidelines and keep our registered attendees apprised of our campus policies that will be in effect during the Spring CE event.
For questions and information regarding Continuing Education, please contact Delores Johnson, Coordinator of Continuing Education at 901.722.3397 or [email protected].
General Registration Fee: $50 (online through March 27, 2022, 11:59 p.m.)
Onsite Registration Fee: $75 (on or after event start date)
Cancellation Fee: $50
No refund after March 25, 2022, 8am
All Course Registration: Courses 1- 10, $475, (a $50 discount)
(Special Courses are not included.)
Special Session I Fee (Injections Skills Workshop): $100
Special Session II Fee: (Narcotic Prescribing Drug Diversion): $125
Ala Carte: $25/hour, excluding Special Courses
23 Conference Hours, Max hours possible per Attendee, 21 hours
Campus store open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 pm
Check-in (On-site registration will be done as needed. Online registration recommended.)
First Floor of Tower
Special Session I
Injections Procedures for Primary Eye Care – Wet Lab (Workshop) (limited seating)
Jennifer Sanderson, OD
Jason Duncan, OD
2 HRS COPE ID: 75829-IS
This workshop aims to refresh the optometric physician regarding injections procedures utilized in an optometric setting. Injections performed will include intralesional, subconjunctival and intravenous. Intravitreal and retrobulbar will be reviewed and videos of the techniques shared.
Diagnostic Imaging of the Posterior Segment
Jessica Haynes, OD
2 HRS COPE ID: 75733-PD
The way that we view the retina is constantly evolving and improving. Each testing strategy comes with its benefits and its negatives as well. A better understanding of imaging options and how they can be used together allows for more precise diagnosis and management of posterior segment disease.
Minor Surgical Procedures
Jason Duncan, OD
2 HRS COPE ID: 73596-SP
The expanding scope of optometric practice includes eyelid and adnexa surgical procedures. This course will provide an introduction as well as display various techniques involved in optometric minor surgical procedures.
Campus store open 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
STDs: A Comprehensive Clinical Review for Eye Care Providers
Roya Attar, OD
2 HRS COPE ID: 73483-SD
The incidence of sexually transmitted diseases STDs are on the rise, with many having detrimental effects on the human visual system. These conditions include but not limited to gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, hepatitis, viral infections such as HIV and herpes. Infected patients often present with a variety of anterior and posterior ocular manifestations as well as a possible concurrent opportunistic infection in some conditions. This lecture will provide an overview of clinical signs and symptoms, both ocular and systemic, of these conditions relevant to eye care. Discussion will include appropriate management including referral of patients suspected of these conditions and precautions that should be taken.
Innovations and Advances in Eye Care
Roya Attar, OD
1 HR COPE ID: 73482-PD
This course provides an overview of new advances and technologies in eye care. The latest in pharmaceutical treatments will be discussed. In addition, new innovative technology to therapeutically treat and manage several ocular conditions will be reviewed.
Technology in the Vision Therapy Room
Marc Taub, OD
1 HR COPE ID: 75699-FV
Treating patients suffering from amblyopia, strabismus, convergence/accommodative/ocular motor dysfunction, and visual information processing issues comes under the purview of today’s optometrist. While technology does not supplant the traditional equipment used, it can enhance the therapeutic gains and encourage patients to try their hardest. This lecture will discuss some of the newest and coolest technology found in VT offices.
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Frances Bynum, OD
2 HRS COPE ID: 75753-GO
The art of listening is critical in making a proper diagnosis. This course is designed to present challenging cases that the chief complaint aka “what the patient said” might have mislead us. The value of listening and thorough examination is essential in proper diagnosis and treatment and management.
Special Session II
Narcotic Prescribing and Drug Diversion
Scott Ensor, OD
2 HRS COPE ID: 73077-EJ
Prescribing narcotic pain relief can be a daunting task for the primary eyecare professional. Individual state laws, national drug schedules, and the current opioid crisis are all factors that must be considered when choosing an appropriate treatment plan. This two hour course is designed to review the current laws governing opioid prescribing, the basic pharmacology of these medications, and their accepted use in an optometric practice. Treatment of opioid addiction and abuse will also be covered.
Visual Information Process Seeing The Big Picture and Understanding It
Marc Taub, OD
3 HRS COPE ID: 75696-FV
Treating patients suffering from issues with visual processing presents a unique challenge to those in the VT world and an even greater challenge to primary care OD’s. This course is designed to present the audience with the who, what, where, why, and how of VIP.
Make Better Clinical Decisions and Referral Patterns Utilizing Advanced Retinal Imaging and Technology
Michael Gerstner, OD
2 HRS COPE ID: 75734-PD
This program will familiarize the optometric physician with cutting-edge imaging technology utilized for confirmation and analysis of retinal disease to improve clinical decision and referrals. An in-depth review of retinal layers, blood vessels, and capillary networks will be reviewed. Image interpretation and clinical decisions will be illustrated by applying various case-based presentations.
Lunch (provided for CE morning participants)
Introduction to Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation
Melissa Zarn, OD
2 HRS COPE ID: 75979-NO
Brain injury commonly results in visual impairments such as oculomotor dysfunction, visual field defects, and visual perceptual impairments. These visual impairments can often be elicited through careful observation during primary care examination. Through the use of neuro-optometric rehabilitation techniques, such as the application of lenses and therapy techniques, eye care providers can improve quality of life for brain injury survivors. This course will highlight critical exam techniques and observations as well as provide straight-forward management applications that can be implemented to assist your patients.
Understanding Retinal Lasers and Injections-An Optometric Perspective
Jessica Haynes, OD
2 HRS COPE ID: 76135-PS
Much of the treatment that takes place for retinal disease is done using in office procedures of laser and injectable medications. While optometrists in most states do not have privileges to perform these types of treatments, we comanage numerous patients with retina disease who will undergo these types of therapies. As optometrists it is important to understand what treatment options are available, when they are typically performed, and what to expect when comanaging a patient who needs retinal laser or injectable medications. This lecture will be given with the optometrist in mind to make it very clinically useful when managing this patient base.
Residents Weekend – June 9 – 11, 2022
Fall CE Weekend – October 7 - 9, 2022