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Spring CE 2017

Spring CE - March 31-April 2, 2017


General Registration Fee: $35
Special Session 1: $195
Special Session 2: $125
A La Carte Courses (1-11): $25 per credit hour (excludes special sessions)
All Course Discount: $450 (includes registration fee - excludes special sessions)

Online Registration Closes 03/24/2017 (Additional fee of $25 for Onsite Registration)

Registration Cancellation fee of $50
No Refunds Available After 3/21/2017


Friday, March 31, 2017

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
On Site Registration and Packet Pick-up

2nd floor, Grand Hallway

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Special Session I:
Ophthalmic Lasers in Primary Care Optometry

COPE ID: 51764-LP
3 hrs (Limited Space Available)
Scott Ensor, OD, MS and Jared Powelson, OD

This three-hour learning lab will introduce attendees to the most common laser procedures performed in optometric primary care. Emphasis will be placed on safety standards, equipment needed, and the proper technique of each procedure. Attendees will have the opportunity to perform YAG capsulotomy, SLT, and PI in a simulation setting.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Special Session II:
Southern College of Optometry's injection Procedures for Primary Eye Care Clinical Skills Lab

COPE ID: 48589-IS (CEE)
2 hrs (Limited Space Available)
Michael Dorkowski, OD; Jennifer Sanderson, OD; Jennifer Snyder, OD

This lecture will teach attendees how to perform a variety of ocular injections used in primary optometric offices. Subconjunctival, intralesional, intramuscular, and intravenous injections will be discussed, 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.

 **If you wish to take this workshop as a refresher workshop there is no prerequisite.
 ***Please note that if you are taking this course for TN Licensure you must contact jsnider@sco.edu as there is a pre-requisite course required to meet SCO’s Injection Certification Requirements.

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Course 1:
Rules and Exceptions in Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease

COPE ID: 49232-NO
2 hrs (CEE)
Joseph Sowka, OD

This course will detail, in a case-based format, the symptoms and clinical findings in patients with numerous clinical neuro-ophthalmic entities. A diagnostic algorithm will be presented to allow the attendee to follow the clinical findings to an appropriate differential diagnosis. Current therapeutic management and appropriate diagnostic testing will be emphasized.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast

Located in the Atrium

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

On Site Registration and Packet Pick-up

2nd floor, Grand Hallway

8:00 am - 10:00 am
Course 2:
Clinical Discussion in Glaucoma

COPE ID: 47857-GL
 2 hrs (CEE)
Joseph Sowka, OD

In a grand rounds format, this course will discuss clinical glaucoma diagnosis and management. Topic included are optic disc analysis, visual field analysis, risk factors for glaucoma development and progression as well as several types of primary and secondary glaucoma.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course 3:
Conversations in optic Nerve and Retinal Vascular Disease

COPE ID: 46203-PS
2 hrs
Joseph Sowka, OD

A case-based presentation, this course will examine commonly encountered optic neuropathies, optic disc anomalies, and retinal vascular diseases.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Course 4:
Lunch & Learn - Restoring Confidence With Low Vision Care

COPE ID: 51739-LV
1 hr
Cynthia Heard, OD

Optometrists are the ideal professionals to assist patients as their vision starts to deteriorate due to eye disease. Your refractive care may extends someone’s independence once you take the time to listen to their visual needs.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Course 5:
Migraine Management and Therapeutic Tinting

COPE ID: 51799-NO
2 hrs
Paul Harris, OD and Dennis Mathews, OD

In this two-hour course, the workup, diagnosis and management of migraine disorders will be presented. In the first hour, the definition of migraine disorders will be presented along with differential diagnosis with emphasis on clinical testing for proper diagnosis of migraine disorders will be presented.  Clinical management to include medication, injections, surgery, and neurostimulation will be discussed. In the second hour, an optometrically based, non-pharmaceutical approach to mitigating the symptoms of migraine as well as potentially reducing or eliminated environmental triggers to migraine will be discussed.  The primary tools of the profession of optometry have been lenses. The effects of color on the visual system will be discussed along with the use of colored filters and tinted contact lenses and glasses for the management of migraine disorders.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Course 6:
The Expanding Optometric Scope: Minor Surgical Procedures (Blades and Radio Waves)

COPE ID: 51480-SP
2 hrs
Jason Duncan, OD

DESCRIPTION: Minor surgical procedures of the anterior segment and adnexa are quickly becoming a major part of the expanding scope of optometric practice. This course will concentrate on those procedures that utilize injections, surgical blades, and/or radiofrequency surgical units and builds upon The Expanding Optometric Scope: Injection Basics. The use of traditional minor surgical instrumentation as well as radiofrequency surgery will be discussed in detail to include: lesion identification, management options, OSHA considerations, safety/emergency measures, surgical techniques, pre and post-operative management, contraindications, and possible complications and their management.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Course 7:
Contact Lens for Myopia Control

COPE ID: 51538-CL
1 hr
Daniel Fuller, OD

DESCRIPTION: This course provides an evidence-based review of the epidemiology, public health impact, etiological mechanisms and corrective options impacting myopia progression. Translational research on myopia control will center on the use of contact lenses, specifically orthokeratology and soft multifocal designs. Considerations of implementing a myopia control program into practice will be discussed.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

7:15 am - 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

Located in the Atrium

7:15 am - 3:00 pm

2nd floor, Grand Hallway

8:00 am - 10:00 am
Course 8:
Current Concepts in Cornea and Refractive Surgery

COPE ID: 51744-RS
2 hrs
Subba Gollamudi, MD

In this course, the audience will be presented with the latest thoughts, technologies, and treatments on a variety of topics in corneal and refractive surgery. Items to be discussed include antibiotics and other antimicrobial therapies for corneal infections, and the state of the art in corneal collagen cross linking. Updates on several surgical treatments will be discussed, including lamellar corneal transplants, lasik, and cataract surgery.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course 9:
Rapid Fire Red Eye

COPE ID: 47806-AS
2 hrs
Christopher Lievens, OD; Kristin Anderson, OD; Patricia Cisarik, OD, PhD and Gregory Wolfe, OD, MPH

This course will showcase various presentations of red eye seen within the optometric practice. Diagnostic and treatment strategies will be discussed for each case including appropriate management and follow-up. This fast-paced case-based lecture provides a number of clinical pearls to take back to your practice on Monday.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Course 10:
Lunch & Learn - Amblyopia Update for the Primary Care Optometrist

COPE ID: 51740-FV
1 hr
Karen Kehbein, OD

This course will review the diagnosis of refractive, strabismic, and deprivation amblyopia. Current treatment recommendations will be discussed including refractive correction, patching, atropine penalization, and vision therapy. Case examples will be provided.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Course 11:
Round 2 Neuro, Optic Nerve, and Orbit Brainteaser Cases

COPE ID: 44420-NO
2 hrs
Christopher Borgman, OD

This course is a continuation of a previous neuro-optometry lecture and will attempt to review and discuss the pathology behind 9 neuro-optometry and orbital pathology cases that are not seen in optometry every day. An approach to review and use our knowledge of ocular anatomy, physiology, and pathology will be reviewed to best manage patients that may not present every day. New thoughts in the management and treatment of neuro-optometry and orbital pathology cases will be reviewed.