Florida & Georgia Residents and Previous Attendees pay only $350 if received by July 31, 2015
All Others: $399 if registration is received by July 31, 2015
Can only make it one day? No problem $225 for a one-day registration
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Agenda for Forum on Ocular Disease
This program will feature 18 hours of continuing education for optometrists (9 each day). All will be COPE approved. All will also be submitted to the Florida board for approval and to the Texas board for approval
Our courses are presented in a relaxed atmosphere which is informative, interactive, and free of commercial bias. The topics, content, and delivery of our program are carefully selected to reflect the needs of today's practicing optometrist.
This program will include the COPE and FL board approved medical errors course and the Florida jurisprudence course. It also offer the option of up to 6 hours of Florida board approved TQ (CEE) courses (each 2 hour course will cost $25 in addition to the registration fee which will be payable to UAB).
PLEASE NOTE: PSS Eyecare secures educational grants to help offset costs of food, etc. As part of the Sunshine Act, the cost of food which is paid for by educational grants will be reported for all attendees
Here are the scheduled topics and speakers (subject to change).
Each day features 9 COPE/FL board hours
Please check our website as we finalize the agenda
Saturday October 10, 2015 (8am to 5pm)
COPE 42653-PD/FL board 20-484249 1hr - N Lighthizer
Electrodiagnostics in Eye Care
Electrodiagnostics can be a confusing, intimidating area in optometry. These tests VEP, ERG, mfERG, EOG are often the key to diagnosis and prognosis of a number of inherited and acquired conditions. Although most optometrists dont perform these tests on a regular basis, knowing when to refer, and most importantly, which test to refer for can be critical for a patients diagnosis and management. This interactive one hour lecture will review these concepts in electrodiagnostics.
COPE 42431-AS/FL board 20-484251 2hr - E Schmidt
Anterior Segment Disease Therapy A Look Into The Future
This course will present diagnostic and therapeutic instruments and tests that are currently being employed in eye care but will see greater usage in the next few years. A primer on how to use these tests will be provided as well as when they are indicated clinically. Test interpretation will also be detailed
COPE 40010-GL/FL board 20-484253 2hr - E Schmidt
Glaucoma For The "Regular" Optometrist
Glaucoma is a rapidly advancing field within optometry. The advances made can be difficult to keep up with. This course will present the practicing optometrist research data that translates into practical applications that the doctor can use daily in patient care. It will include a primer on OCT technology. Information will be provided that will allow the attendee to remain on the cutting edge in practical glaucoma care.
COPE 44257-AS/ FL board 20-497968 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
COPE42354-PS/FL board pending 2hr - J Sherman
The Diagnosis of Retinal Disorders Invisible to Ophthalmoscopy
This course discusses occult hidden retinal diseases, their traditional methods of diagnosis and hot new technologies SD-OCT, mfERG, FAF, Panoramic AFA, and multi-spectral fundus image analysis are aiding and even changing the way these diseases can be diagnosed and managed.
Sunday October 11, 2015 (7:30 am to 4:30pm)
COPE 41895-AS/ FL board 20-484257 2hour
Mystery Solved Conquering Therapeutic Dilemmas - Melton & Thomas
This course unlocks the secrets to dealing with common and not so common ocular disease entities. An overview and update of diagnosis and treatment options for dealing with multiple case presentations is reviewed
COPE 41185-SD/ FL board 20-484259 3 hour
What the Primary Care Optometrist Should Never Miss - Melton & Thomas
As an optometrist on the front lines of patient care, there are certain conditions that are encountered in which it is critical to make the correct diagnosis and treatment plan. This course will present a variety of ocular disease states that if not taken care of appropriately could lead to permanent vision loss or even loss of life. A review of the conditions the optometrist should never miss will be discussed. Actual case examples will be shown based on the teams years of clinical experience.
COPE 36854-AS/FL board 20-484263 2hr - D Gupta
A Course in Primary Care Optometry
This course will review the diagnosis and management of commonly encountered ocular diseases. It will include the discussion of amblyopia, color vision deficits, contact lenses, both soft and GP. It will include information on the concept of a vision exam versus a medical exam.
COPE 39822-EJ / FL board pending 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.
Please check back periodically for updates and more detailed information at www.psseyecare.com as we develop the agenda