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Time
Session
Venue
Course   Time   /   Session   Venue
3000
Jun-24-2017
7:00AM - 9:00AM
Retina and OCT Grand Rounds
Steven Ferrucci, OD
Retina and OCT Grand Rounds

This course reviews some of the basic principles of retinal OCTs as well as uses examples to help illustrate OCT findings associated with certain clinical entities. Clinical pearls for the various diseases are stressed, as well as new treatment options and recommended management.
3005
Jun-24-2017
7:00AM - 9:00AM
Correct Record Keeping = Correct Coding Part I
Thomas Cheezum, OD
Correct Record Keeping = Correct Coding Part I

Correct record keeping procedures for history, exam and medical decision making to select the proper CPT code are discussed in detail. Avoiding record audit problems will also be discussed.
3010
Jun-24-2017
7:00AM - 9:00AM
Pardon the Objection: New Technology- Lasers, Lenses, Surgery
Moderator: Walt Whitley, OD Panelists: Sondra Black, OD Michael Cooper, OD Bill Tullo, OD
Pardon the Objection: New Technology- Lasers, Lenses, Surgery

The Pardon the Objection PTO course series is a rapid fire format, comprised of fast-paced discussion and lively debate by a panel of respected experts. Tired of long lectures? Then this unique and innovative presentation style is for you. Sub-topics of the course will be limited to ten minutes and a rundown of upcoming discussion topics will be displayed on the screen. At the end of ten minutes, the discussion will move on to the next topic. This course will feature a wide range of content covering new technology, lasers, lenses and surgery.
3015
Jun-24-2017
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Education in the Round: Systemic Medications and the Effects on Vision
Mark Dunbar, OD
Education in the Round: Systemic Medications and the Effects on Vision

An overview of how common systemic medications can effect the visual system.
3020
Jun-24-2017
7:00AM - 9:00AM
Changes in Healthcare - Challenges and Opportunities for Optometry
Bryan Rogoff, OD, MBA
Changes in Healthcare - Challenges and Opportunities for Optometry

Healthcare reform has been extremely dynamic in recent years and still remains to be one of the most confusing topics how to transform practices to be completely compliant. This has also created a lot of stress on practices’ operations, revenue growth, marketing, patient retention, etc. This course will cover these topics.
3025
Jun-24-2017
7:00AM - 9:00AM
Current Topics in Glaucoma
Joe Sowka, OD
Current Topics in Glaucoma

This course will examine current topics in glaucoma such as medications currently under development, sustained delivery devices and their implications in glaucoma management, and issues in imaging with OCT technology. Additionally, there will be discussions on challenges in glaucoma medical adherence.
P300
Jun-24-2017
7:00AM - 9:00AM
Anatomy and Dissection Workshop
Derek Hamilton, OD Nicole Patterson, OD
Anatomy and Dissection Workshop

Ocular Anatomy and Physiology with Dissection
P305
Jun-24-2017
7:00AM - 8:00AM
SmartPhone Diagnosis
Cecelia Koetting, OD
SmartPhone Diagnosis

This course will use photographic examples, from real patient cell phones, to exemplify the unusual cases that may present to a practice. The audience will be encouraged to interact.
W301
Jun-24-2017
7:00AM - 9:00AM
Myopia Management Methods for the Clinician (Workshop)
Peg Achenbach, OD Barry Eiden, OD
Myopia Management Methods for the Clinician (Workshop)

This workshop will demonstrate myopia management methods utilizing contact lenses presenting live patients/cases. Experience with various contact lens methods of myopia management, patient selection, topographical assessment, instrumentation and identifying potential problems are key elements to this workshop, and will allow participants greater comfort taking these concepts back to their own clinics.
3030
Jun-24-2017
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Education in the Round: Low Vision in the Digital Age
Matt Valdes, OD
Education in the Round: Low Vision in the Digital Age

Technology moves fast. Become familiar with the ever changing assistive technology landscape designed to increase independence and transform the lives of your low vision patients.
P310
Jun-24-2017
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Scleral Lens Primer for the Paraoptometric
Steven Sorkin, OD
Scleral Lens Primer for the Paraoptometric

Scleral lenses have become an indispensable device in specialty contact lens practice. These game changers have been steadily overtaking other forms of treatment for irregular, diseased and post surgical corneas. This lecture will discuss and demonstrate the uses of scleral lenses in clinical practice.
3040
Jun-24-2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Optometry's Match Game - Part II
Moderator: Marc Bloomenstein, OD Panelists: Mark Dunbar, OD Steven Ferrucci, OD Bill Marcolini, OD Andrew Morgenstern, OD Whitney Hauser, OD
Optometry's Match Game - Part II

Taken from the popular American game show, this course will feature contestants trying to come up with answers to fill-in the-blank questions, with the object being to match the answers giving by expert 100022s. Can you match the answers of expert 100022s? Attend this course to find out!
3045
Jun-24-2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Correct Record Keeping = Correct Coding (And More) - Part II
Thomas Cheezum, OD
Correct Record Keeping = Correct Coding (And More) - Part II

Proper record keeping and coding for ancillary testing is discussed. The ICD-10 coding format with case examples is reviewed and new Federal programs affecting optometric participation in medical care are reviewed.
3050
Jun-24-2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Pardon the Objection: Practical Applications in Glaucoma
Moderator: Ben Gaddie Panelists: Eric Schmidt, OD Murray Fingeret, OD Robert Wooldridge, OD
Pardon the Objection: Practical Applications in Glaucoma

The Pardon the Objection PTO course series is a rapid fire format, comprised of fast-paced discussion and lively debate by a panel of respected experts. Tired of long lectures? Then this unique and innovative presentation style is for you. Sub-topics of the course will be limited to ten minutes and a rundown of upcoming discussion topics will be displayed on the screen. At the end of ten minutes, the discussion will move on to the next topic. This course will feature a wide range of content covering practical applications in glaucoma.
3055
Jun-24-2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Education in the Round: The Necessity of the Neuro Retinal Rim
Kelly Malloy, OD
Education in the Round: The Necessity of the Neuro Retinal Rim

Analyze the neuro retinal rim for such abnormalities as rim loss, pallor, and edema.
3060
Jun-24-2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
A Sprint or a Marathon: Establishing a Sports Vision Practice
Fred Edmunds, OD Amanda Nanasy, OD
A Sprint or a Marathon: Establishing a Sports Vision Practice

An optometrist with significant interest in sports & performance vision has the opportunity to expand the scope of their offering to athletes and teams. In addition to refractive care, services could include visual performance evaluation (VPE) and performance vision training (PVT). They can also make recommendations regarding ocular protection as appropriate. Finally, they can be proactive in educating the public to create awareness of the importance of vision to sport and what can be done to maximize visual performance.
3065
Jun-24-2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Therapeutic Applications of Contact Lenses for the Compromised Cornea
Steven Sorkin, OD
Therapeutic Applications of Contact Lenses for the Compromised Cornea

Contact Lenses have additional functions other than their primary use in vision correction. This course will discuss the uses of soft, hybrid, gas permeable and scleral contact lenses in the treatment and management of various corneal conditions and post surgical cases.
P315
Jun-24-2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Contact Lenses for Astigmatism
Mark Schaeffer, OD
Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

P320
Jun-24-2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Vegan, Paleo, and Gluten Oh My! Dietary Changes and Your Eye
Cecelia Koetting, OD
Vegan, Paleo, and Gluten Oh My! Dietary Changes and Your Eye

With the ever changing dietary crazes and concerns, one should wonder how does this affect the eye? This course will explore the ocular effects and considerations in regards to these changes including Celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, Non-GMO, Organic, and dietary supplements.
W302
Jun-24-2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Making the Examination of the Infant and Young Child Easy
Glen Steele, OD Ida Chung, OD
Making the Examination of the Infant and Young Child Easy

There is an increasing awareness of the need for earlier identification and intervention for infants and young children through a comprehensive eye examination. This hands-on course is designed to refresh the attendee with protocols for examination and management of the infant and young child. This first part of the workshop will cover a quick and easy review of protocols for such examinations including demonstration of examination techniques. In the second part of the workshop, the attendees will take part in hands-on practice of the procedures in the protocol.
3070
Jun-24-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
OMG - How Can a Primary Care OD Help to Manage Post-Concussion Vision Syndrome?
Richard Baird, OD Keith Smithson, OD
OMG - How Can a Primary Care OD Help to Manage Post-Concussion Vision Syndrome?

This lecture will specifically target primary care OD's looking to gain and understanding of basic interventions available to all of us to manage post-concussion vision syndrome referrals that are actively being sought of Optometry by outside medical professionals.
P330
Jun-24-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
What Pupils Tell Us About the Eye
Cecelia Koetting, OD
What Pupils Tell Us About the Eye

Who knew one little black hole could be so important and give so much information? Often the patient’s are dilated before they are seen by the doctor, so it is important to make sure all possible information about the patient is gathered prior to this. From the reactions of the pupils we can gather information about the patients current neurological, pharmacological, and physical state.
P355
Jun-24-2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
I Object - Overcoming Patient Objections
Mary Schmidt, ABOC, CPO
I Object - Overcoming Patient Objections

It’s hard to argue with frugality. However, quality should win out over price. Proper eye care should fall in the “quality” category. This course will prepare you teach patients to make educated decisions based on a greater understanding of what they are getting for what they are paying. Learn to respond effectively when a patient objects about the price of products or services. Learn these skills, educate your patient, and grow the business.
3075
Jun-24-2017
1:00PM - 2:00PM
The Pediatric Syndromes Primer
Amanda Nicklas, OD Kara Tison, OD
The Pediatric Syndromes Primer

This course will focus on the signs and symptoms, as well as the ocular presentation. This course will allow primary care optometrists to feel comfortable diagnosing and managing these syndromes, as well as making recommendations to enhance the patients visual function and successful interaction with their environment.
3080
Jun-24-2017
1:00PM - 2:00PM
The Value of Visual Fields
Kelly Malloy, OD
The Value of Visual Fields

Glaucomatous vs. non-glaucomatous fields and localization of neurologic vision loss.
3085
Jun-24-2017
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Cosmetometry: Integrating Aesthetics into Optometric Practice
Leslie O'Dell, OD Walt Whitley, OD
Cosmetometry: Integrating Aesthetics into Optometric Practice

A review of facial anatomy, testing protocols, available treatments and techniques, and future developments will be covered. Implementation strategies will be discussed from both an a private practice and referral center perspective.
3090
Jun-24-2017
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Education in the Round: Neuro-Ophthalmological Emergencies Presenting in Primary Care Optometry
Jacqueline Theis, OD
Education in the Round: Neuro-Ophthalmological Emergencies Presenting in Primary Care Optometry

Describes the symptoms, signs, and management of neuro-ophthalmological emergencies.
3095
Jun-24-2017
1:00PM - 2:00PM
HIPAA: Fact or Fiction
Scot Morris, OD
HIPAA: Fact or Fiction

Learn how to protect yourself from data breaches and fines with the essentials of an effective compliance plan.
3100
Jun-24-2017
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Proceed with Caution: Legal, Ethical and Visual Considerations When Evaluating Low Vision Patients and Driving
Matt Valdes, OD
Proceed with Caution: Legal, Ethical and Visual Considerations When Evaluating Low Vision Patients and Driving

This course is designed to assist private practitioners when evaluating low vision patients looking to obtain or sustain their driver's license. We will highlight various aspects to consider including: statutory regulations, ethical considerations, visual metrics, special testing and additional resources to help guide the conversation and assist your patients in the decision making process.
P335
Jun-24-2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
He Said, She Said: Ocular Surface Disease
Whitney Hauser, OD John Rumpakis, OD, MBA
He Said, She Said: Ocular Surface Disease

This course covers four clinically-relevant ocular surface disease cases from beginning to end. Practitioners will learn how to properly evaluate diseases states through examination, order and perform relevant clinical tests, properly document the clinical record and describe their encounter in compliance with CPT and ICD rules.
P340
Jun-24-2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Top 15 Oral Drugs
Jim Thimons, OD
Top 15 Oral Drugs

This course provides an overview of oral medications used in ophthalmic practice, such as anti-virals, steroids, NSAIDS, cyclines, antihistamines, and beta blockers. For each, the clinical applications and side effects will be discussed.
W303
Jun-24-2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Getting Started in Sports Vision "“ Hands-On Workshop
Richard Baird, OD Fred Edmunds, OD Rajender Macha, OD Amanda Nanasy, OD Keith Smithson, OD
Getting Started in Sports Vision "“ Hands-On Workshop

This hands-on lab session will allow doctors an opportunity to perform as well as administer several vision training techniques and experience equipment under the guidance of experienced colleagues. Doctors will be able to speak to an experienced certified athletic trainer on doctor trainer communication and training dynamics.
3105
Jun-24-2017
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Current Research You Should Incorporate into Your Mode of Practice Now Featuring AOA's Best of 2017 Poster Authors
Moderator: Dominick Maino, OD
Current Research You Should Incorporate into Your Mode of Practice Now Featuring AOA's Best of 2017 Poster Authors

This is a fast paced, dynamic interactive course that features the latest research as presented in the AOAs 2017 Poster Session in a more customary format. The most timely, clinically relevant researchers chosen as AOAs Best of 2017 by the poster committee members, will review and discuss the latest in contact lenses, primary care, ocular disease, pediatrics, binocular vision and more. This course provides you the evidence based clinical practice research that supports your high quality mode of practice.
3110
Jun-24-2017
2:00PM - 4:00PM
New Horizons in Presbyopia
Sondra Black, OD Marc Bloomenstein, OD Jim Owen, OD
New Horizons in Presbyopia

The presbyopic population is growing more rapidly than any other segment of the population. Patients are now asking for a solution. For a patient with a clear lens, the best option out there is a corneal inlay. There are 2 currently approved inlays and a third on the horizon. This course will educate the optometrist on the various inlays, method of action, patient selection and postoperative management.
3115
Jun-24-2017
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Surgical Glaucoma Treatments
Moderator: Murry Fingeret, OD Panelists: Ben Gaddie Justin Schweitzer, OD Joe Sowka, OD
Surgical Glaucoma Treatments

3120
Jun-24-2017
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Education in the Round: Anterior Segment Eye Disease A Comprehensive Approach to Infection and Inflammation
Jack Schaeffer, OD Mark Schaeffer, OD
Education in the Round: Anterior Segment Eye Disease A Comprehensive Approach to Infection and Inflammation

A unique program to enhance your clinical diagnostic and treatment abilities. I will present the medical management strategies for the complications so the eye care practitioner wil feel comfortable when they present in your office. We will cover all aspects of the medical eye care practice and treatment of todays new anterior segment challenges. The series of presentations will allow you to expand the treatment options to normalize your patient's visual status and manage the medical complications.
3125
Jun-24-2017
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Amblyopia
Kara Tison, OD
Amblyopia

The goal of this course is to make the primary care optometrist comfortable with the diagnosis, treatment, and management of amblyopia. This course will review the different types of amblyopia and the diagnostic criteria. Case reports on the different types will also be presented.
3130
Jun-24-2017
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Diabetes Center of Excellence: How Can I Join in?
Jeffry Gerson, OD Leo Semes, OD Diana Shechtman, OD
Diabetes Center of Excellence: How Can I Join in?

This course will be a panel and discuss the different aspects of how to set your practice apart from others in providing care to patients with diabetes. Topics beyond traditional eyecare will be discussed. Take away messages will help to elevate the level of care provided to patients and get a practice on its way to being a center of excellence in caring for patients with diabetes.
3140
Jun-24-2017
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Leukocoria: Don"™t Panic (too much)
Amanda Nicklas, OD Kara Tison, OD
Leukocoria: Don"™t Panic (too much)

The goal of this course is to re-familiarize optometrists with the causes of leukocoria, a white appearing pupil. This course will focus on appropriate diagnosis and treatment plans for pediatric patients that present with leukocoria. Topics to be covered include retinoblastoma, Coats disease, congenital cataracts, coloboma and Morning Glory syndrome, as well as other causes of a white appearing pupil.
P325
Jun-24-2017
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Beauty and the Beast: Integrating Aesthetics into the Optometric Practice
Whitney Hauser, OD Leslie O'Dell, OD
Beauty and the Beast: Integrating Aesthetics into the Optometric Practice

This course will educate paraoptometrics about the potential ocular surface irritants found in everyday cosmetics. Educated doctors to the current FDA regulations on cosmetics and their ingredients as well as provide guidelines for patient on how to use cosmetics safely without exacerbating underling Ocular Surface Disease. The course will also educate the audience about rosacea, epidemiology, causes, symptoms, clinical findings and current treatments.
P360
Jun-24-2017
3:00PM - 4:00PM
What's the Solution to Your Patient's Contact Lens Hygiene?
Steven Sorkin, OD
What's the Solution to Your Patient's Contact Lens Hygiene?

Care of contact lenses plays a vital role in the successful wear of contact lenses. This course will review and discuss the proper care of contact lenses and lens care solutions.