Here are the scheduled topics and speakers.
Although all speakers are confirmed, their exact day and time of lectures is not yet confirmed
Each day features 9 COPE/FL board hours
Please check our website as we finalize the agenda
Saturday October 8, 2016 (8am to 5pm)
COPE 39822-EJ 2hr - S Kaplan
The goal of this course is to provide a review of the laws (463) and rules (64B13) regarding the practice of optometry in the state of Florida. In addition chapter 456 and how it relates to 463.
COPE 46015-CL 1hr - P Achenbach
Cool Concepts for Complex Corneas
The ability to appropriately manage the myriad of complex corneal issues requires the knowledge and background of what those issues might be, the underlying causes of trauma, post surgical and congenital, and understanding the options available to these patients is critical to a successful outcome. This course describes the newest technology in measuring the shape of the cornea and anterior globe, such as ESP and sMAP what constitutes a complex cornea, and the latest advances in treatment options from innovative contact lens designs to the cutting edge surgical procedures and prosthetic devices such as EyePrint Pro. Also, patient management, referral and co-management tips and other resources are presented to provide a complete and updated view of what is new and available for these challenging patients.
COPE 44126-PS 2hr - W Jones
Technology for Retina and Optic Nerve Function
The course will show how new technologies can be used to diagnose diseases of the retina and optic nerve. New technologies to be examined are ocular coherent tomography OCT, fundus auto fluorescence, and in-office electro diagnostics. OCT examples will be with spectral domain technology. Fundus auto fluorescence with a fundus imager. In-office electro diagnostics will be seen in examples of visually evoked potential VEP and electroretrogram ERG. Retinal diseases include AMD, age-related degeneration outside the maculae, epiretinal membranes ERM, macular hole, hereditary retinopathydegenerations Stargardts disease, Acute zonal outer retinopathy AZOOR, retinitis pigmentosa carrier, and diadetic retinopathy. Optic nerve diseases include glaucoma, optic nerve head drusen, optic nerve retrograde atrophy, and optic disc coloboma.
COPE 40385- PM & 40384-PM - Robert Rebello (2hr total)
Medical Coding and Reimbursement Including Compliant Coding - 1hr
Hot Topics in Medical Eye Care Including ICD-10 Implementation Meaningful Use Audits HIPAA - How to Avoid and Survive Audits - 1hr
Most doctors perform exams and are only reimbursed a fraction of what they are entitled to. Seminar discusses Compliant Coding, Avoiding Audits, Interpretation and Reports, maximizing reimbursement and many other topics. This course will also detail the major differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10, background of ICD-10 as well as discussing some alternative and simpler methods.
COPE 44257-AS 2hr - D Gupta
Medical Errors: How to Improve Your Skills
This course will describe commonly encountered ocular diseases and their management. The format will be part lecture, part case presentations. This course will be submitted for Florida board approval for approval in the "Medical Errors" category
Sunday October 9, 2016 (7:30 am to 4:30pm)
COPE 42388 -NO 2hr Melton & Thomas
This team-taught course will discuss a variety of common and not-so-common, clinical presentations of neuro-ophthalmic pathological processes. Differential diagnosis and clinical management will be stressed
COPE 46302-PH 3hr Melton & Thomas
Follow the Evidence
It is important that clinicians use an Evidence Based Medicine philosophy when following advances in diagnosing and treating eye diseases. This course discusses strategies based on research and literature that provide guidelines for treating patients that are seem in the everyday practice of optometry. The drug classes as well as the latest trends using clinical application of pharmaceuticals are reviewed.
COPE 44069-GL - 2hr Deepak Gupta
Unravel the Secrets of Diagnosing Glaucoma
This interactive course will provide a clinical approach to properly diagnosing the patient suspected of having glaucoma. It will include a review of risk factors, etiology, and a guide to the tests and procedures needed to meet the standard of care for evaluating these patients.
COPE 44256-GL - 2hr Deepak Gupta
Unravel the Secrets of Managing Glaucoma
This interactive course will provide a practical guide to managing glaucoma patients. It will include a detailed discussion of the medical management and pharmacology of glaucoma. It will also include a brief discussion of the surgical management.