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2017 Convention - OD Schedule
 Convention 2017 OD Course Schedule

**Please note: Not all course handouts are available yet. All handouts should be available
after August 23
 Friday, September 15, 2017
 Time Speaker Course Title/Description/Handout Hours
 8:00 - 11:00am Spencer Johnson, OD The Brain: Pics, Problems, & Pain 
Part I of this course examines current neuroimaging
techniques used in eye care, discusses indications
for their use, and explains how to write appropriate
orders for neuroimaging. Part II reviews the anatomy
and physiology of pupil size and reactivity. Clinical
methodology for diagnosing the various anisocorias
is discussed. Interactive sample case studies that
integrate the information taught are also presented.
Part III of the course is designed to enhance the
optometrist’s ability to assess headaches in the
primary eye care setting. Current classification of
headaches is reviewed. Headache signs and
symptoms that indicate a serious etiology are
examined. Workup of the headache patient is
discussed. Headaches that have an ocular etiology,
are vision threatening, or have ocular manifestation
are emphasized.
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 3.0 hrs.
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 8:00 - 11:00am  Brandon Runyon, OD

 Breathing New Life into Optometry's Dead
If you’ve ever found yourself quickly approaching the
end of the infinite hilarious cat videos on Facebook
during longer CE courses, this course may be the
solution. Offering both entertaining cat videos and
recent evidence-based clinical updates in
management of uveitis, complications of systemic
disease, and ocular dermatology, this course aims to
breathe new life into some of optometry’s 
“dead horse” topics. You’ll also hear tales of cases
from the West from pediatrics to geriatric eye care,
with a goal of broadening the horizons of your
medical practice.
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3.0 hrs.
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 9:00 - 11:00am
2:00 - 4:00pm
Lynn Lawrence  Keys for the Ultimate Practice - What You Need to Know
This course is designed to be an in-depth look into
the value of leadership, and how the character of a
good leader impacts the overall organization. A look
at how ill-prepared leaders invite a toxicity into an
environment. A transition into how patient scheduling
is critical to the revenue stream within the office.
Why training the entire office schedule discipline and
constant monitoring of the schedule is necessary. A
look at a revenue based formula that assists a
practice calculating their income. A final look at
creating total competence throughout the practice
with effective training, programs, and process
management. A review of what is necessary to
assist the attendees in understanding the primary
requirements for a thriving practice. A handout is given including key points for making practical
leadership decisions. The course will cover critical
elements within a practice that are designed to
improve efficiency within a practice.

4.0 hrs.
Prac. Mgmt. 
2:00 - 4:00pm                    

Spencer Johnson, OD                         


 Nutrition for the Body & Eye
The first part of this course reviews the prevalence
of diabetes in the United States, examines its
relationship to obesity, and explores environmental
factors influencing diabetes. The second part of the
course reviews the biochemistry of omega-3 fatty
acids, examines various supplements on the
market, and discusses their role in the treatment
of dry eye and other diseases in optometric practice.
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2.0 hrs.
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2:00 - 4:00pm  Brandon Runyon, OD Optometry Now 
This course will delve into the quickly expanding
advanced scope of practice for optometric physicians
across the country. In the interest of kickstarting your advanced clinical practice, we will journey into the
basics of advanced minor surgical procedures, 
injectable medications and their expanding place in
clinical practice, and laser procedures in optometric eyecare.
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2.0 hrs.
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Saturday, September 16, 2017  
 Time Speaker Course Title/Description Hours
 8:00- 9:00am Lou Probst, MD  PRK Enhancements for LASIK: Friend or Foe?
LASIK enhancements are a challenge for the
surgeon, co-managing optometrist, and the patient.
This presentation will address the changes in LASIK
and LASIK enhancement techniques that have
occurred over the last 10 years including new
indications, techniques, and postoperative
care to maximize fast healing and recovery while
minimizing complications. Video and pictures will
be used for illustration.
1.0 hr. Reg.
 8:00 - 10:00am Nathan Lighthizer, OD OCT Glaucoma Beyond a Primer for Retinal &
ONH/OCT Presentation
Optical Coherence Tomography OCT is a technology
that is largely becoming standard of care for the
diagnosis and management of both retinal macular
conditions as well as glaucoma. This interactive 2-hour
presentation will review and focus on the most 
common retinal and ONH conditions often diagnosed
and followed with OCTs.

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 2.0 Reg.
 8:00 - 10:00am
1:30 - 3:30pm
 Scott Butler  Solving the Mysteries of Amniotic Membrane

Become the expert on amniotic membrane (AM)
treatment. This course/wet lab provides the knowledge
and hands on skill transfer to integrate AM therapy into
your practice immediately. The lecture will explain the
wound healing cascade and how differences in AM
processing can impact safety and performance. The
wet lab will show how simple it is to set up and perform
this procedure. Upon completion, you will have gained
the facts about what AM is and does and will have
achieved a comfort level in performing the
Limited to 30 attendees.
 4.0 hrs. Reg.
 9:00 - 10:00am   Parag Majmudar, MD Corneal Inlays for Presbyopia
Although significant advances have been made
in refractive surgery over the past 20 years,
presbyopia correction is proving to be the holy grail
of ophthalmology. Recently 2 new corneal inlays
have achieved U.S. FDA approval and clinical data
is coming in as to their efficacy. This presentation
will review the science behind corneal inlays for
presbyopia and also discuss visual outcomes. 
Participants will have a better understanding of
patient selection and post-operative management.
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1.0 hr. Reg.
 1:30 - 3:30pm Nathan Lighthizer, OD   Viral Eye Disease Alphabet Soup
Viruses are some of the most common
microorganisms that affect both the body and the
eyes. This presentation will review the etiologies, 
risk factors, signs, symptoms, diagnoses, and
proper treatment for the ocular and systemic
aspects of herpes zoster, herpes simplex and
epidemic keratoconjunctivitis.

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 2.0 hrs. Reg.
 1:30 - 3:30pm Steve Butzon, OD
& Saad Ahmad, MD 
Photographic Review: Posterior & Peripheral
Advanced technology in our clinics has enhanced
the detection of retinal lesions. As a result comes
a plethora of pathology in the posterior and primarily
the peripheral retina that we are not accustomed to
detecting. This course will be presented in an atlas 
format, utilizing our ability as amazing
pattern-recognition machines as a learning tool. A
retinal specialist and optometrist will present with
active participation from the audience. By the end
of the course, the attendees will transform what was
presented into concrete and actionable steps to
better care for their patients.
2.0 hrs. Reg.


Sunday, September 17, 2017 
Time Speaker Course Title/Description Hours
  9:00am - 4:00pm  Scot Morris, OD The Most Complete Ocular Disease Course Ever
Anterior segment, posterior segment, systemic disease,
non-conventional alternative therapies - we have it all!
This highly interactive course includes how to perform
an effective and efficient diagnosis, coding, environmental,
medical and surgical treatments including pharmaceutical
and nutraceutical alternatives and various other approaches
to disease management. Innovative contact lens design will
also be explored. Join us for a new way to learn what you
need to know about common cases in optometry! Come
prepared to learn, be challenged and maybe even have
a little fun!
6.0 hrs.
Reg or TQ


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