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FORUM ON OCULAR DISEASE
Orlando Florida
 
 
Sat and Sun October 8-9, 2016
18 COPE/FL board Hours
 
Swan and Dolphin Hotel
Orlando FL
                                                                 
 
 
FL and GA ODs: Register Before Sept 1st and pay only $375
One Day Registrations for only $235
 
ALL OTHERS: Register Before Sept 1st and pay only $425
 
  
Click  HERE   to register now

 

 

Confirmed Speakers

Ron Melton & Randall Thomas, OD, FAAO

William Jones, OD, FAAO

Peggy Achenbach, OD, FAAO

Stuart Kaplan, OD, FAAO

Deepak Gupta, OD, FAAO

Robert Rebello

 

 

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 (

 

COPE 39822-EJ  2hr - S Kaplan

Florida Jurisprudence

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 - David Masihdas

The Use of Amniotic Membranes in Treating Ocular Diseases

This course will outline a brief history of Amniotic Membranes in medicine and its evolution for treatment of Ocular diseases. Applications to treat certain eye diseases will be discussed. A comparison of the different forms and efficacy will be discussed. Billing and coding will be outlined.

 

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 (

 

COPE 42388 -NO 2hr Melton & Thomas - TQ

Neuro-Update

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  TQ

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   TQ

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

 

 

 

 

Visiting Disney in October

 

Kids of all ages will enjoy "mickey's not so scary halloween party".  Enjoy tricking or treating at Disney. 

Dress up in your favorite costume and collect delicious candy throughout Magic Kingdom park. You’ll soon discover all the boo-tiful ways that the spirits of the season have transformed the park into a happy haunted hallows! Many favorite Disney Characters are dressed in Halloween costumes, too.   This Halloween, join Mickey and his friends at the Magic Kingdom for 23 nights of "not so scary" fun at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. There will be Halloween fireworks and a specially themed parade. Take advantage of your chance to meet the villains -- one of the few times they are out to meet & greet and sign autographs

Stay at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

 

Experience the famous Disney hotels located in the heart of the Walt Disney World® Resort: the award-winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, is a deluxe Disney hotel and your gateway to Central Florida's illustrious theme parks and attractions.

 

 

The posh guest rooms have been recently redesigned to include sophisticated décor and popular Heavenly Beds® to comfortably whisk guests away to a good night's rest after a full day of exploring Orlando's premier attractions.

 

 

 

Staying on-site at the Swan and Dolphin enjoy many special Disney benefits (available exclusively for guests staying at Walt Disney World hotels) including:

 

 

 

Hotel Information

The Swan and Dolphin are located in between Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios™ and close to Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Magic Kingdom® Park. Discover our magical surroundings, superior service, luxurious facilities.  Also enjoy the new Mandara Spa, 17 spectacular restaurants and lounges, five pools, a white sand beach, two health clubs, tennis, and nearby golf.

 

 

Extra magic hours benefit

Each day one of the four Disney Theme Parks opens an hour early or stays open up to an extra two hours after regular closing for you to enjoy select attractions. (ValidTheme Park ticket and Disney Resort ID required for each adult).

This benefit is exclusive to Disney Resort guests only.  Lines for the most popular attractions are drastically shorter allowing you to enjoy more of your favorite rides!

 

Complimentary Disney Transportation

Even if you have a car at your disposal, it is much faster and much more convenient to use Disney's complimentary scheduled transportation available only to Disney Resort guests. Take a leisurely cruise on Disney’s Friendship Launch to Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios™ or take a Disney shuttle bus to all other areas and Disney resorts within Walt Disney World® Resort. The buses and Friendship launch start running one hour prior to the parks opening each morning and arrive at our hotel every 15 – 20 minutes so you can come and go as you please with very little wait time.The water taxis and buses transport guests right to the entrance of the parks. No additional shuttles are required and no walking through massive parking lots.

 

Make Dining Reservations in Advance

All of the Disney park restaurants as well as resort restaurants can often fill up quickly and have a long wait time if you do not have a reservation. Having a reserved seating time will save you a lot more time for fun in the parks! Disney dining reservations open 90 days in advance, so be sure to mark your calendar for special seatings you require. Call 407-WDW-DINE to book.

 

 

Purchase your Park Tickets in Advance

It is not unusual to find long lines right the entrance to the parks as many people have not purchased their tickets in advance. As a guest of our resort, you can purchase your tickets in the hotel lobbies or online before you head out in the morning.