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10 October

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11 October

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06:30 AM
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14 October

07:30 AM
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Hans Bjorn, OD

Dr. Bjorn graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry in 2011. That same year, he started his Optometric career at Evergreen Eye Center in the Puget Sound area in Washington State where he grew up. He specializes in diagnosing and treating ocular disease and in post operative care. When he clocks out, Hans, likes being out doors running, swimming, and hiking or playing the guitar. He has four amazing kids and an incredible wife. His kids enjoy many sports including soccer, baseball, basketball, and volleyball.

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Eric Botts, OD

Dr. Botts owns InnovativEyes clinics in Macomb, IL and 3 additional offices in west central Illinois and southeast Iowa. He is currently the immediate Past-President of Eneregeyes the Association for Corporate Optometrists and President for the Illinois Optometric Association. He is the CEO of OBC Billing Specialists, a credentialing and insurance submission company catering to optometrists across the country. He has presented more than 275 courses on Coding and Billing, Ocular Surface Disease and Advanced Instrumentation for Diagnosis of Retinal Disease. In practice, he is focused on providing his patients the most thorough eye care utilizing the latest technology.

14 October

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Tad Buckingham,OD

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Paul Freeman, OD, FAAO, FCOVD

Dr. Freeman is a low vision diplomate, has been providing low vision rehabilitation services in Western Pennsylvania for more than 40 years. Dr. Freeman sees visually impaired patients of all ages at Allegheny General Hospital, Keystone Blind Association, and Beaver County Association for the Blind. He is the optometric consultant to the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, and is involved in vision programs throughout western Pennsylvania school districts. He is currently on the PennDOT Medical Advisory Board and was involved in the current AARP driver safety training video: Smart driver.

14 October

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Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO

Dr. Gerson graduated from Indiana University school of optometry in 1997. He then went on to complete a residency at the VA medical center in Kansas City concentrating on ocular disease and low vision. He then became faculty at the University of Kansas school of medicine in the department of ophthalmology. Dr. Gerson was responsible for staffing clinics as well as some resident education. Before entering his current practice, he worked at a retinal referral center in Kansas City. He is now in private practice and sees a wide variety of patients. Dr. Gerson has authored several articles in journals and lectures frequently on the topics of retinal disease and systemic disease. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Kansas and Missouri optometric associations. He is a fellow of both the Academy of Optometry and Optometric Retina Society.

11 October

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Dorothy Hitchmoth, OD, FAAO

Dr. Hitchmoth is Chief of Optometry at the VA Hospital in Vermont and the Health Systems Analyst for Optometry and Ophthalmology operations with the Department of Veterans Affairs, New England. She is the owner of Dr. Dorothy L. Hitchmoth, PLLC and New England Telehealth and serves on many ophthalmic industry advisory boards. She is a nationally recognized, award-winning professor, lecturer and patient advocate who has worked as a physician executive in large hospital and multi-practice networks for over 20 years. She has dedicated her lifework to promoting science and technology that supports the prevention of blindness and brain injury and that promotes overall improved health and quality of life. She is a well-known integrative specialist focusing on eye health based on clinical outcomes and best-practices. Dr. Hitchmoth has been a leader in the American Optometric Association and the ophthalmic industry for over 24 years. She is a VA residency trained, dual-board certified diplomate and a Fellow of the Academy and a Fellow of the Optometric Retina Society.

11 October

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Kris Kerestan-Garbig, OD

Dr. Kerstan-Garbig graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1990. She is in private practice in the Northern KY/Cincinnati area and is co-owner of Garbig Family Eye Care. She has spent her entire career in primary eye care, fitting contact lenses of all types and treating all forms of ocular disease. She has a passion and dedication to the vision care of children and young adults, giving special attention to the diagnosis and treatment of learning-related vision problems that result in poor academic performance. Dr. Kerestan is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Kentucky Optometric Association and served on the KOA Board of Trustees for 6 years. She frequently lectures to Eye Care Professionals at the state, regional and national and levels.

13 October

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Kelli Koenigsberg, ABOC

Kelli Koenigsberg is a Field Training and Development Manager at Walman Optical with more than 11 years of experience in eyecare. Kelli has a Bachelor's Degree in marketing from Iowa State University.

12 October

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Matt Lampa, OD, FAAO

Dr. Lampa received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR. After graduation he completed a residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at Pacific University College of Optometry. He is currently an Associate Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry where he is involved with specialty contact lens fitting, contact lens instruction, and clinical research. He is also currently an associate in a private practice in Silverton, Oregon.

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Dan Lyons, OD

Dr. Lyons graduated from Southern College of Optometry and completed a residency at the Memphis VA Medical Center. He then served our nation’s veterans at the Reno VA Medical Center. He currently works at a referral based practice in Reno where he has served as Clinic Director for 12 years at Nevada Eye Consultants. He is the Immediate Past President of the Nevada Optometric Association.

13 October

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Danica Marrelli, OD, FAAO

Dr. Marrelli Danica Marrelli graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry and completed a residency at the Baltimore VA Hospital. She is a Clinical Professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry where she serves as the Director of the Ocular Diagnostic/Medical Eye Service. She is a diplomate in the American Academy of Optometry (glaucoma section) and is the secretary of the Optometric Glaucoma Society.

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Doug Martin

Mr. Martin has over 35 years of merchandising and management experience, with 18 years in the retail industry. He started his career on the loading docks at Neiman Marcus and worked his way up to managing stores for this high-end luxury retailer. Doug perfected his skills in merchandising, marketing, selling, and inventory management while in the retail industry. In 1999, Doug entered the optical industry where he served as President of a two office, five doctor practice. Under his leadership he developed that practice into a market leader with 16 locations and 25 doctors over the next ten years. Doug joined PECAA in 2012 as the Director of Membership. He helped PECAA expand its membership into new markets by working with existing members, regional leaders, and vendor partners to identify new opportunities.

12 October

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Kelly Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO

Dr. Nichols received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California at Berkeley, completed a residency in ocular disease at Omni Eye Specialists of Colorado, and earned her MPH in biostatistics and PhD in vision science at Ohio State University. In 2014, Dr. Nichols was named Dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. Dr. Nichols is or has been on the editorial boards of the journals Optometry and Vision Science, and The Ocular Surface, and is extensively published. Her research interests encompass meibomian gland dysfunction, dry eye in menopause, dry eye diagnostics and therapeutics, and tear proteomics and lipidomics.

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Bruce Onofrey, OD, RPh, FAAO

Dr. Onofrey is a 1982 graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry and residency at the Albuquerque Veterans Administration Medical Center. He also has degrees in chemistry and Pharmacy. He is a clinical professor at the University of Houston and the Exec. Director of continuing education programs. His special interests include lectures in general and ocular pharmacology and clinical drug research. He is an internationally recognized lecturer on the management of ocular disease and the use of pharmaceutical agents.

13 October

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Todd Peabody, OD

Dr. Todd Peabody is a nationally known clinical educator in the field of optometry. He has given local and national lectures on various current topics in the field. He is sought after for expertise and regularly consults for organizations including the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the Accreditation Council for Optometric Education. He has presented at national conferences including the Optometry's Meeting (AOA) and American Academy of Optometry's annual meeting. His expertise is in clinical optometry, clinical education, and strategic management. Dr. Peabody completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the highly-regarded Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in May 2013.

As the inaugural Associate Dean of Institutional Advancement, Dr. Peabody is responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive institutional advancement programs, including development and fund-raising, alumni relations, external affairs, and marketing
and communications programs and other functions to advance and support Indiana University School of Optometry’s goals and priorities.

As the founding Directors of the Practice Excellence Advisory Center at Indiana University School of Optometry, Drs. Todd Peabody and Neil Pence guide professionals in the business of achieving success in the eye care industry. Through initiatives such as the Business of Eye Care Certificate/MBA program with the highly-acclaimed Kelley School of Business, the Practice Excellence Advisory Center allows working professionals to master the business side of eye care.

12 October

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Neil Pence, OD

Dr. Neil A. Pence has been a member of the faculty since 1979. He currently serves as the Associate Dean for Clinical and Patient Care Services, overseeing all activity in the IUSO clinics and patient care services.

Dr. Pence has lectured internationally in the area of contact lenses and corneal and anterior segment disorders. He has also written and lectured on practice management topics. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Contact Lens Spectrum journal, writing the Materials and Design Column. He has served as the Chair of the Association of Contact Lens Educators, and been a past Executive Board Member of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators.

Dr. Pence has maintained a private practice in Columbus, Indiana since graduating from IUSO. He also has served as an advisor and consultant for numerous of companies and groups within the contact lens industry.

Dr. Pence is the founding faculty advisor for the Private Practice Club at IUSO, and for the Gold Key Honorary at IUSO, which recognizes
outstanding student leadership.

12 October

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Joseph Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO

Dr. Pizzimenti is a full-time faculty member at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO). Dr. Pizzimenti is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and the Optometric Retina Society (ORS), serving as ORS President from 2012-2014. Dr. Pizzimenti’s areas of research interest include diabetes, age-related macular degeneration, vitreomacular adhesion, and low vision. His scientific articles have appeared in a host of peer- reviewed journals.

11 October

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Adam Preston, OD, FAAO

Dr. Preston is a graduate of Pacific University and a master's degree in visual function and learning, is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in vision science and a master's degree in healthcare administration from the university. He is an active 16-year Navy veteran, having served in a variety of capacities, including head of the Optometry Department at the U.S. Naval Health Clinic in Quantico, Va. Dr. Preston is currently licensed in Oregon and Florida, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, member of the Armed Forces Optometric Society and a two-time recipient of the Navy Commendation Medal.

Lieutenant Preston is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College. His contributions to Navy Medicine led to his selection as the 2015 Armed Forces Optometric Society Navy Junior Optometrist of the Year. His military decorations include Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal and various other service and state awards. Lieutenant Preston is married to Mary Preston (Pacific University Doctor of Audiology Class of 2020), with whom he has a five-year-old daughter, Juliana.
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Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO

Dr. Schweitzer specializes in advanced glaucoma, refractive surgical clinical care, and anterior segment pathology at Vance Thompson Vision. Dr Schweitzer is a member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, AOA, Optometric Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Society, Scleral Lens Education Society, and Intrepid Eye Society. Dr. Schweitzer regularly lectures on glaucoma, anterior segment pathology, refractive surgical clinical care, and surgical management.

13 October

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Louise Sclafani, OD, FAAO

Dr. Sclafani is Vice President of Professional Affairs at SynergEyes. Prior to that, she spent 24 years in clinical practice at the University of Chicago She continues to see patients at SOLO, a private practice in the Chicago Loop and joined the Clinical faculty at the Illinois College of Optometry. A Diplomate in the Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technology Section of the AAO, she is a frequent lecturer on these topics.

12 October

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Stanley Teplick, MD

Dr. Teplick is an Adjunct Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry and has lectured internationally. He completed his medical training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York, where he was named chief resident in 1981. Dr. Teplick participated in the original FDA studies leading to the approval of the Excimer Laser for corneal refractive surgery, and he performed the first PRK and LASIK procedures in the Pacific Northwest. Among many other innovative distinctions, he was one of the first 10 surgeons to implant the KAMRA Corneal Inlay in the U.S. following FDA approval and is the only surgeon certified to implant KAMRA Inlays for the correction of Presbyopia (near-vision loss) in Oregon.

11 October

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Michael Tolentino, MD

Dr. Tolentino is a practicing vitreoretinal surgeon specializing in the surgery and treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, macular pucker, retinal vein occlusions. Patients travel from around the world and from other states to obtain treatment for their retinal conditions. Dr. Tolentino attended Deerfield Academy and received his honors Bachelor’s degree in computer science and organizational behavior from Brown University and his Medical degree from the University of Massachusetts. During College he studied at Nanjing University in China. During high school and college he worked at Harvard Medical School at the Schepens Eye Research Institute.

13 October

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Samantha Toth, ABOC

Ms. Toth is a professional speaker and marketing consultant for Innereactive Media, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She grew up in an optical practice with multiple family members in the industry. An ABO certified optician herself, Samantha worked as a dispensing optician for eight years, as well as managed an independent optometric practice. Samantha completed her bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University. In 2003, she started Innereactive Media, a full service marketing company that specializes in the optical industry. Samantha is an ABO, NCLE, AOA, and COPE approved speaker and she lectures across the country teaching optometrists and opticians best practices for marketing their practices. Her niche expertise led her to be named one of “Most Influential Women in Optical,” and in 2016 her company won the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award.

12 October

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Leadership

GWCO Board Meeting

08:00 AM 05:00 PM DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Morrison

Event is open to members and select attendees
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Registration

Pre-Registration Packet Pickup at Hotel

06:00 PM 08:00 PM DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Lobby

If you pre-registered, you can come to the DoubleTree lobby and pick up your packet with name badge & tote bag.
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Registration

Registration Desk Open

06:30 AM 04:00 PM OCC, Lobby C

Come to the registration desk to pick up your name badge, tote bag, On-site Manual, lunch tickets, or to ask a question.
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Seminar

OD Information Seminar ($50 Rebate)

07:00 AM 08:00 AM OCC, C 120-122

Enjoy a cup of coffee while hearing about the latest ophthalmic updates and leave with a $50 cash registration fee rebate!    
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OD: Retina Grand Rounds

08:00 AM 10:00 AM OCC, Hall B

This course will present cases that presented through routine clinical practice. Different imaging modalities will be used to share information and then panelists will discuss the cases from differentials to diagnosis and then treatment and follow-up/referral.
COPE 58864-PS

Speakers

Outline_ Retina Grand Rounds.docx Download Link
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OD: Dark Adaptation in AMD

10:00 AM 11:00 AM OCC, Hall B

Often times, AMD is caught once it is too late. Testing dark adaptation is a way to identify AMD before it has any "noticeable" affects to peoples vision or clinically visible funduscopic changes. This course will discuss dark adaptation and other testing to identify at risk patients and those that have sub-clinical AMD. COPE 58821-PS

Speakers

Outline_Dark Adaptation in AMD.docx Download Link
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OD: Cardiovascular and the Eye

10:00 AM 12:00 PM OCC, C 123-124

This course reviews systemic and ocular cardiovascular risk factors in an evidenced based fashion. The latest in risk factor management and treatment is discussed. COPE 50339-SD

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OD: Review of Systems - Live and Unplugged

10:00 AM 12:00 PM OCC, B 113-115

To provide clinically relevant information about the eye-body connection. The eye is an extension of the brain. We perform dilated funduscopy to not only assess the integrity of the eyes posterior segment, but also to detect telltale signs of systemic disease. In this course, several patient cases are presented that illustrate ocular complications of a variety of systemic diseases. The symptoms, clinical features, pathogenesis, diagnostic workup, and management of these conditions are reviewed. COPE 47596-SD

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Handout_Review of Systems (2).pdf Download Link
Outline_Review of Systems (1).pdf Download Link
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OD: OCT Grand Rounds The HD Experience

11:00 AM 12:00 PM OCC, Hall B

This course will not only discuss what OCT and in particular spectral domain is, but also delve into specific cases. A grand rounds format will be used to demonstrate what different retinal conditions look like on OCT and how they match with fundus photography. Both traditional and OCT angiography images will be shown. COPE 51990-PS

Speakers

Outline_OCT Grand Rounds.docx Download Link
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Seminar

Alcon Seminar Lunch (Limited Seating)

12:00 PM 01:00 PM OCC, OB 204

Advanced Technologies for Presbyopic and Cataract Patients
Improving Patient and Practice Outcomes with Alcon Multifocal Contact Lenses and Intraocular lenses.
Speaker: JeanMarie Davis, OD, FAAO
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Essilor Seminar Lunch (Limited Seating)

12:00 PM 01:00 PM OCC, OB 203

Peanut Butter & Chocolate - The Best of the Best!
Essilor Sponsored Training & Education Services designed to build your Career & your Practice.
Speaker: Lauren Fereday, O.D., M.S. & Robin Huddleston
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Shire Seminar Lunch (Limited Seating)

12:00 PM 01:00 PM OCC, OB 202

INSiiGHTS AT GWCO
A Spotlight on Dry Eye Treatment
Speaker: Douglas Devries, OD
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Leadership

GWCO Presidents' Council

01:00 PM 05:00 PM OCC, C 125-126

GWCO Presidents' Council is open to leaders of GWCO Member States & Associate Members. Sponsored by J&J Vision
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OD: Practical Dry Eye Management: Primary Eye Care Approach for Improving Quality of Life of Dry Eye Patients

01:00 PM 02:00 PM OCC, C 123-124

Anticipated Course Outcomes -Understand that dry eye is a multi-factorial disease that requires treatment -Believe that optometry is uniquely positioned to help patients with DED -Learn the scientific proof available to support use of advanced therapies in DED -Leave with a 30-sec chairside guide for helping patients with DED.
COPE 59205-AS

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OD: Retinal Findings with Systemic Disease

01:00 PM 03:00 PM OCC, Hall B

In order to best care for patients, we must be aware of systemic affects on the eyes. This course will discuss systemic diseases that affect the retina. Not only will we discuss the retinal findings, but the systemic implications and appropriate treatments or referrals. COPE 51988-SD

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Outline_Retinal Findings with Systemic Disease.docx Download Link
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OD: Refugees Malnutrition and Optic Neuropathy

01:00 PM 02:00 PM OCC, C 120-122

The Pacific Northwest is a diverse region and is home to many refugees. This course will guide you through what to look for with regards to Optic Neuropathy in this population and explore the reasons behind it.
COPE 57948-PB

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Handout_Refugees Malnutrition & Optic Neuropathy.pdf Download Link
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OD: Can We Prevent Diabetes? A Primary Eyecare Approach for the Prevention of Vision Loss from Diabetes.

02:00 PM 03:00 PM OCC, C 123-124

This course will help attendees understand that diabetes is a significant, growing, and costly condition that Optometrists are uniquely positioned to prevent. The course will review relevant scientific studies that demonstrate how to implement a diabetes prevention strategy in an optometric practice. COPE 49194-SD

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OD: Thinking Outside the Box — Off Label Use of Therateutic Agents

02:00 PM 03:00 PM OCC, C 120-122

In this educational yet entertaining talk, Dr. Bjorn will walk you through proposed off label uses of widely available therapeutic agents.
COPE 57382-PH

Speakers

Handout_Thinking Outside the Box..pdf Download Link
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OD: Surgical Options for the Treatment of Presbyopia

03:00 PM 04:00 PM OCC, A 105-106

The FDA has approved a number of new corneal inlays for the correction of presbyopia. This course will review patient selection, expectation management, surgical procedures and post op followup of ptients undergoing surgical correction of presbyopia. COPE 58363-RS

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Handouts_Surgical Options for the Treatment of Presbyopia.pdf Download Link
Outline_Surgical Options for the Treatment of Presbyopia.docx Download Link
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OD: Age-related Macular Degeneration Update

03:00 PM 05:00 PM OCC, B 113-115

A growing body of evidence suggests that both genetic and nutritional factors contribute to the development and progression of age-related macular degeneration AMD. To some extent, AMD prevention and management may be nutrition-responsive. This course discusses the epidemiology, risk factors, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of AMD with an emphasis on clinical application of new knowledge. Case examples are used to illustrate clinical applications.
COPE 56953-PS

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Handout_AMD Update.pdf Download Link
Outline_AMD Update.docx Download Link
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OD: Detection and Management of Post Lasik Ectasia

04:00 PM 05:00 PM OCC, A 105-106

Since the FDA approval of Corneal Cross Linking, there is a renewed interest in the detection and management of corneal ectasia. This course will provide the practitioner with the tools to identity and manage cases in their practice.
COPE 57426-RS

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Handout_Detection and Management of Post Lasik Ectasia..pdf Download Link
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Event

GWCO Welcome Reception

05:30 PM 07:00 PM DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Multnomah Ballroom

Join us for food and fun at this fun social brought to you by PCLI!
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Leadership

OOPA Advocacy Dinner Meeting

06:30 PM 08:30 PM DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Morrison

Event is open to members and select attendees.
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Seminar

Diagnosis and Treatment Considerations for Diabetic Retinopathy Sponsored Dinner

07:30 PM 09:30 PM

Come hear speakers: Steven Ferrucci (OD, FAAO) from VA North Hills Clinic (California) and Lawrence Morse (MD) from UC Davis Depart of Ophthalmology (California) for a dinner presentation on the diagnosis and treatment considerations for diabetic retinopathy.  (non-CE event)
Register at: https://www.geniersvp.com/SGEN19291

Location: Altabira City Tavern
1021 NE Grand Ave #600
Portland, OR

Note: This event is not organized or endorsed by GWCO
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Registration

Registration Desk Open

06:30 AM 04:00 PM OCC, Lobby C

Come to the registration desk to pick up your name badge, tote bag, On-site Manual, lunch tickets, or to ask a question.
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Seminar

OD Information Seminar ($50 Rebate)

07:00 AM 08:00 AM OCC, C 120-122

Enjoy a cup of coffee while hearing about the latest ophthalmic updates and leave with a $50 cash registration fee rebate!

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AOP Course
OD Course

OD/AOP: Custom Soft Lens Design and Prescribing

08:00 AM 10:00 AM OCC, B 113-115

This course will highlight the Who, What, When, Where and Why of custom soft lens prescribing for both the regular and irregular cornea. The majority of soft lenses manufactured today are designed for the average cornea. This lecture will explore the dynamic relationship between corneal diameter and curvature as well as corneal irregularity. COPE 57310-CL, CPC CL-0033-18, NCLE CT18N211-2

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Handout_Custom Soft Lens Design..pdf Download Link
Outline_Custom Soft Lens Design and Prescribing.docx Download Link
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OD Course

OD/AOP: Keratoconus the Continuum of Disease and Care

08:00 AM 09:00 AM OCC, C 123-124

The condition of keratoconus consists of a staged evolution and treatment strategy. This course will help the clinician define this process and determine an appropriate plan to manage. COPE 58985-AS, CPC ED-0045-18, NCLE CT18N212-3

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Handout_Keratoconus the Continuum of Care..pdf Download Link
Outline_Keratoconus. The Continuum of Care.docx Download Link
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OD: The Goldilocks Principle: Dry Eye for Everyone

08:00 AM 10:00 AM OCC, A 105-106

Dry eye disease is ubiquitous in practice in 2017, yet simple approaches can elude practitioners. In this lecture, dry eye prevention, diagnosis, and management will be discussed for the practitioner just starting out in dry eye, to the “dry eye expert.” This lecture will highlight the new technology available in ocular surface management and how the technology can be incorporated into a a general exam or a specialty dry eye exam in a “Dry Eye Center.” The latest techniques for managing and treating dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) will be discussed. The lecture includes with a discussion of therapeutics for dry eye/ MGD that are in the pipeline.
COPE 58002-AS

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Outline_The Goldilocks Approach.pdf Download Link
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OD Course

OD/AOP: Identifying & Overcoming Patient Objections

08:00 AM 09:00 AM OCC, C 120-122

Patients have more options from which to purchase eyewear than ever before. When they decide not to purchase eyewear from you, it’s important to understand the real reason why they didn’t purchase. Is it price? Selection? Are they going to buy online instead? This course teaches your team how to listen and identify the most common patient objections to purchasing eyewear, how to set your office up for success, and the skills necessary to overcome their purchasing fears. Great for owners, managers, and staff of all experience levels. COPE 58037-PM, ABO ST18R559-2, NCLE C18R064

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OD Course

OD: Ocular Wellness Program (by OWNS)

08:00 AM 02:00 PM OCC, B 116

Ocular Wellness Program presented by Ocular & Wellness Nutrition Society.  $99 registration fee as a stand-alone program.  Includes lunch and GWCO Exhibit Hall.
See Schedule Below
  • 8:00-9:00am Welcome and Breakfast Buffet 
  • 9:00-10:00am “Nutrition, Disease Prevention and Wellness SIG Symposium Macular Pigment Optical Density MPOD A Biomarker from AMD to Cognition”, COPE 50838-SD, Stuart Richer, OD, PhD 
  • 10:00am-12:00pm “Medical & Recreational Cannabis & the Optometry”, COPE 59307-PH, Stuart Richer, OD, PhD 
  • 12:00-1:00pm Lunch Networking buffet 
  • 1:00-2:00pm “Alzheimer's Disease The Eye - Brain Nexus”, COPE 50765-SD, Stuart Richer, OD, PhD
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OD Course

OD/AOP: CPR Re-Certification

08:00 AM 11:00 AM OCC, B 117

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OD Course

OD/AOP: Increase Profit. See the Same Number of Patients.

09:00 AM 10:00 AM OCC, C 120-122

It costs five times more to attract a new patient, than to keep an existing one. Unfortunately, only 44 percent of practices have focus on new patient acquisition versus the 18% that focus on existing patient retention. This course illustrates how the most important marketing focus for any successful practice is to understand how retaining and building loyal relationships with patients is essential to the success of any practice. Learn in-office patient experience strategies, as well as sales training designed to increase your average selling price (ASP) and the effectiveness of your business’s marketing. Ideal for owners, managers, opticians, and marketing professionals. COPE 58033-PM, ABO S18R417, CPC PM-0082-18, NCLE C18R065

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AOP Course
OD Course

OD/AOP: Make a Difference and Fit the Unusual

09:00 AM 10:00 AM OCC, C 123-124

We are often presented with patients who have unique systemic or ocular conditions that can benefit from the use of contact lenses. Using actual patients presented in a grand rounds style, learn how we can restore vision, comfort, and lifestyle.
COPE 58986-CL, CPC ED-0046-18, NCLE CT18N213-3

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Outline_Make a Difference and Fit the Unusual.docx Download Link
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OD: DEWS 2 for All!

10:00 AM 12:00 PM OCC, Hall B

With the long awaiting findings of the Dry Eye Workshop published, this panel will decipher the 140 pages of information so that even a 5th Grader can appreciate it! Given these facts, how does the real life-practitioner "ask, look and do something" about this condition that affects so many of our patients.
COPE 59131-AS

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OD/AOP: Selling Satisfaction, A Practice Communication Strategy

10:00 AM 11:00 AM OCC, C 120-122

This course teaches doctors and staff how to build an effective, comprehensive communication strategy designed to deliver a consistent patient experience and superior business results. Practices today are inconsistent on how they gather and use information to help patients achieve the best vision possible in all facets of their daily life. “Selling Satisfaction” teaches doctors and staff their respective roles, how to systematically gather information and collectively use it to prescribe and sell multiple products to meet the lifestyle needs of each patient. This course teaches doctors and staff how to positively handle many common, everyday patient encounters thereby enhancing the overall patient experience. Practice’s that focus on “Selling Satisfaction” generate long-term patient satisfaction and superior business results. Sale More Lenses COPE 52056-PM, ABO S18R418, CPC PM-0059-17, NCLE C18R066

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OD/AOP: Selling More Lenses: Five Steps to Increasing Your Len’s Capture Rate

11:00 AM 12:00 PM OCC, C 120-122

The goal of the CE presentation is to teach doctors and staff how to develop a comprehensive selling system by identifying and understanding each patient’s lifestyle needs and budget constraints. Then to use space planning, staffing, pricing and benchmarking techniques to sale more lenses increasing the practice’s revenue and patient satisfaction. COPE 58676-PM, ABO, CPC OP-0052-17

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CooperVision Seminar Lunch (Limited Seating)

12:00 PM 01:00 PM OCC, OB 202

Succeeding with SiHy 1-days in your Practice
SiHy 1-days: provider perspectives, patient expectations, and how to compete in today’s changing health care market place.
Speaker: Jennifer Palombi, OD, FAAO
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Allergan Seminar Lunch (Limited Seating)

12:00 PM 01:00 PM OCC, OB 204

Managing Intraocular Pressure: A Practical Approach for the Physician
Dr. Schweitzer, a renowned expert in ocular disease, will discuss various approaches to glaucoma management.
Speaker: Justin Schweitzer, OD
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Bausch + Lomb Seminar Lunch (Limited Seating)

12:00 PM 01:00 PM OCC, OB 203

Bausch + Lomb for your Patients, Practice and Profession
Bausch + Lomb is the second longest continuously operating business in America. Constant innovation and value based solutions for better visual performance are the foundation of our products. Let’s take a look at where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going.
Speaker: Dr. Kent Godfrey
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OD: What is on the diagnostic and therapeutic dry eye horizon?

01:00 PM 02:00 PM OCC, Hall B

Dry eye disease (DED) is a multifactorial and complex disease of the ocular surface that involves a loss of homeostasis of the tear film and results in variable ocular symptoms, thus existing and pending diagnostics/therapeutics span the spectrum of DED. Learn what is in the FDA pipeline for this common yet complicated condition and stay ahead of the curve.
COPE 58079-AS

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Handout_What is on the diagnostic and therapeutic dry eye horizon.pdf Download Link
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OD/AOP: Essentials of Orthokeratology

01:00 PM 02:00 PM OCC, B 113-115

With the recent interest and developments in myopia in the ophthalmic research community there is a resurgence in the clinical ophthalmic community in the area of orthokeratology. This course will describe a novel, step-by-step approach to fitting orthokeratology lenses in clinical practice.
COPE 57311-CL, CPC CT-0009-18, NCLE CT18N214-3

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Handout_Essentials of Orthokeratology..pdf Download Link
Outline_Essentials of Orthokeratology.docx Download Link
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OD: Gaining Control Lifestyle and Gender Concerns of the Glaucoma Patient

01:00 PM 02:00 PM OCC, C 123-124

There is more to glaucoma management than the medical IOP control. Numerous factors affect both the diagnosis and treatment. As we live longer and the glaucoma population increases, we need to look at the big picture to maintain vision for this growing population. COPE 52259-GL

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Handout_Gaining Control Lifestyle and Gender Concerns of Glaucoma.pdf Download Link
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OD: Aspects of Practice Transition

01:00 PM 02:00 PM OCC, A 105-106

In this talk, we discuss methods of practice transfer, how to value a practice and some key factors to consider regarding your practice.
COPE 59331-PM

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AOP: Computer Vision Syndrome In Today’s World

01:00 PM 02:00 PM OCC, B 118-119

This course outlines the drastic changes in the way we use our eyes today, and the underlying medical conditions that may play a role and become a story of the chicken and the egg. Which occurred first? Today, more than 80% of patients are affected by computer vision syndrome (CVS), a growing condition in the US and worldwide. Learn how prescriptions are manipulated to alleviate visual stress for patients with variations of both prismatic concepts as well as dynamic powers in prescriptions that allow for manipulations in order for the patient to see. This course will help you educate your patients on what their new visual needs are in what they may potentially be in 2020…..
ABO ST18R562-1, CPC BP-0032-18

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Exhibit Hall Marketplace & Snack

02:00 PM 04:30 PM OCC, Hall C

  • Enjoy Food & Beverage!
  • Play games in the Marketplace!
  • Visit the Exhibitors to hear about their latest & greatest products!
  • Relax with a complimentary 5-7 minute neck massage!
  • Win fabulous prizes!
Ribbon Cutting Sponsored by Alcon
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OD: OMG it is MGD in Kids...or is it?

04:30 PM 05:30 PM OCC, Hall B

Do you think MGD and dry eye are on the rise in your pediatric patients? New evidence seems to support that we are seeing more dry eye/MGD in kids—but is it that we are now looking harder? Is this a response to a rise in the ever-present screen time in kids? Take a look at the diagnosis and management of dry eye/MGD in kids, and learn when to manage, or not to, in this lecture.
COPE 58003-AS

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Handout_OMG it is MGD in Kids...or is it.pdf Download Link
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OD/AOP: Life Beneath a Scleral Lens

04:30 PM 05:30 PM OCC, B 113-115

This course will examine the issues presented with managing patients with scleral lenses. This course is intended to boost your confidence with fitting scleral lenses by improving your understanding of the various lens designs and their inherent limitations. It will describe the construction of the modern scleral lens and how to analyze the ocular surface to optimize success in fitting.
COPE 57312-CL, CPC, NCLE CT18N215-3

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Handout_Life Beneath a Scleral..pdf Download Link
Outline_Life Beneath a Scleral.docx Download Link
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OD: Joie du Vin - The Health Benefits of Enjoying Wine

04:30 PM 05:30 PM OCC, C 123-124

As primary care providers, many of our patients ask about the various health benefits of everyday items in their diet, including wine, which is a staple in many cultures. This discussion will review the literature of the ocular and systemic benefits of wine consumption. COPE 52266-GO

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OD: Preparing Your Practice to Sell or Add an Associate

04:30 PM 05:30 PM OCC, A 105-106

In this talk, we discuss methods of practice transfer, how to value a practice and some key factors to consider regarding your practice.
COPE 59287-PM

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AOP: Childs Play: Dispensing Pediatrics

04:30 PM 05:30 PM OCC, B 118-119

This course walks opticians through the basics of pediatric dispensing. From knowing the best materials to dispense for safety and RX, to actively measuring decentration for a smaller PD, opticians will learn the foundations to dispensing to a younger age group. While it may take a little more patience, the reward is greater. Also learn about 3rd party and pediatric benefits as well as the new governances around the ACA and Pediatric benefits as an “Essential Health Benefit”.
ABO S18R419, CPC CV-0013-18

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AKOA/OOPA/OPW Joint Reception

06:00 PM 07:00 PM DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Hood/Helens

Event is open to members and select attendees.
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OOPA Membership Celebration

07:00 PM 10:00 PM DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Multnomah Ballroom

Event is open to members and select attendees.
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OPW Board Dinner Meeting

07:00 PM 10:00 PM DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Weidler/Halsey

Event is open to members and select attendees.
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Registration Desk Open

06:30 AM 04:00 PM OCC, Lobby C

Come to the registration desk to pick up your name badge, tote bag, On-site Manual, or to ask a question.
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OD: How Low Can You Go: Perioperative Management of Cataracts and Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

07:30 AM 08:30 AM OCC, C 123-124

This course will look at the various treatments available for lowering the IOP of patients with glaucoma, from traditional drops to minimally invasive procedures which can be done in conjunction with cataract surgery, as stand alone procedures, and to include future techniques and technologies. COPE 51839-GL

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Handout_How Low Can You Go. Perioperative Management.pdf Download Link
Outline_How Low Can You Go. Perioperative Management.docx Download Link
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AOP: Can You Walk the Eye Doc Talk

07:30 AM 08:30 AM OCC, A 105-106

Gain an understanding of ophthalmic abbreviations, terms and conditions that are clinically relevant and used in every day optometric practice. Learn how to answer the question often asked by optometric staff, "What in the world does THAT mean?" This course will assure that everyone on the Eye Care Team understands the language of optometry. ABO ST18R560-2, CPC AP-0028-18

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Handout_Can you Walk the Eye Doc Talk.pdf Download Link
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OD: My Doc Told Me To Get An Eye Exam Because....

07:30 AM 09:30 AM OCC, Hall B

Many non-ophthalmic medications can produce visual side-effects. Some of these drugs have the potential to produce devastating loss of vision or ocular side-effects that can lead to loss of visual function. This lecture will discuss the most important of these drugs and what the clinician needs to know to prevent these visually dangerous side-effects. COPE 50107-PH

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OD: Rapid Fire Grand Rounds

07:30 AM 09:30 AM OCC, B 113-115

In this 2-hour lecture, a variety of challenging cases and their management are presented in a grand rounds-style format. Audience participation is encouraged as patient symptoms and signs are presented and the thought process leading to diagnosis and management are discussed. COPE 51585-PD

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Handout_Rapid Fire Grand Rounds.pdf Download Link
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OD: AMD Center of Excellence

07:30 AM 09:30 AM OCC, C 120-122

In this course the audience will learn about the pathophysiology of AMD and how to integrate diagnostic and treatment protocols into everyday practice. With the aging of the population, becoming an AMD Center of Excellence represents a critical aspect of improving patient care. Proactive and preventative strategies in the practice will help slow the onset of AMD for many patients until later in life, resulting in better vision, reduced falls, reduced cost of care and better quality of life for millions of people.
COPE 57883-PS

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Outline_Becoming a Macular Degeneration Center.pdf Download Link
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OOPA Board Meeting

08:00 AM 10:00 AM DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Portland

This event is open to select/invited attendees only.
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OD Connex Seminar ($50 Rebate)

08:30 AM 09:30 AM OCC, Hall C

Hear about the latest ophthalmic updates speed-dating style and leave with a $50 cash registration fee rebate!
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OD: Stuck in a Rut: Corneal Ulcers

08:30 AM 09:30 AM OCC, C 123-124

This course will discuss corneal ulcers, specifically bacterial and fungal ulcers. How to identify the micro-organism with a culture will be discussed. The various types of cultures will be discussed and what organisms each culture aids in identifying. Treatment options will be discussed, specifically choosing the correct antibiotic and the dilemma with using steroids. The use of amniotic membranes will be discussed for their use in treatment of corneal ulcers and other corneal disorders. COPE 47969-AS

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OD/AOP: Breakthrough Technologies on the Horizon

08:30 AM 09:30 AM OCC, A 105-106

Come ready to be amazed by technologies emerging in the Vision and Health Care Industry. From Smart Contact Lenses to new surgical procedures to a simple blood test to detect cancer, the potential to completely transform medicine certainly exists. How many of these technologies become mainstream no one knows, however they are laying the foundation for continued medical advances for years to come.
COPE 57762-GO, CPC PH-0011-16, NCLE CT18R248-2

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Handout_Breakthrough Technologies.pdf Download Link
Outline_Breakthrough Technologies.docx Download Link
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Exhibit Hall Marketplace & Hot Beverage

09:30 AM 11:00 AM OCC, Hall C

  • Enjoy Coffee or Tea!
  • Play games in the Marketplace!
  • Visit the Exhibitors to hear about their latest & greatest products!
  • Relax with a complimentary 5-7 minute neck massage!
  • Win fabulous prizes!
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OD: Eye-Q 2018 PUCO CE Bus Tour

09:30 AM 01:00 PM OCC - Meet at Registration

Test yourself on everything you learned in optometry school while making a trip to Pacific University. This interactive, quiz-style lecture will provide participants with a chance to review common, and uncommon, optometric facts from all facets of patient care. We will challenge participants to recall key points from hallmark publications, make clinical decisions, and challenge to remember the foundational principles of care. (Pre-Registration Required) (limited to PUCO Alumni)
2 Hours COPE Pending
Handout_PUCO Bus_Medical Emergencies.pdf Download Link
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Student Course - Welcome, Awards & AOA and YOU. Time to Join in and Fire up!

09:30 AM 10:25 AM OCC, OB 203-204

Don’t miss the opportunity to get to join in the fun and get to know AOA President, Dr. Sam Pierce and the AOA Executive Committee. It's time join in and get fired up!!
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Student Course - A Day in the Life - Ophthalmic Co-management & SGRC Glimpse

10:25 AM 11:45 AM OCC, OB 203-204

Josh Clermont, OD with Northwest Eye Surgeons will be presenting interesting medical cases you won't want to miss. Then, the AOA State Government Relations Committee will be sharing a quick glimpse into the ongoing government relations efforts.
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OD: What's My Beef With Pharmacists?

11:00 AM 12:00 PM OCC, Hall B

One hour live presentation on dealing with Pharmacists as an Optometrist COPE 55865-PH

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Handout_What's My Beef with Pharmacists.pdf Download Link
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OD: Detecting Visual Field Progression in Glaucoma

11:00 AM 12:00 PM OCC, B 113-115

This 1 hour lecture will cover detecting glaucomatous visual field progression. Topics include which patients to suspect for progression, statistical software, and non-parametric methods of determining progression. COPE 49679-GL

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Handout_Detecting Visual Field Progression in Glaucoma.pdf Download Link
Outline_Detecting Visual Field Progression in Glaucoma.docx Download Link
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AOP: Contact Lens for ALL Generations

11:00 AM 12:00 PM OCC, A 105-106

This course explores the extremely important role of fitting patients of ALL ages in Contact Lenses. We will identify specific characteristics, visual signs/symptoms, unique visual needs and the best treatment options from Childhood through Mature Presbyopia. CPC CL-0031-18, NCLE CT18N216-2

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Handout_Contact Lenses for All Generations.pdf Download Link
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OD: Corneal Hysteresis: An Indicator for Glaucoma Progression?

11:00 AM 12:00 PM OCC, C 123-124

This course will cover the advanced diagnostics used to aide in the diagnosis of glaucoma and in helping to make treatment decisions for glaucoma patients. Specifically new data covering corneal hysteresis measured by the Ocular Response Analyzer will be discussed in detail and its role in managing glaucoma patients. A variety of patient cases discussing the use of corneal hysteresis to aide in treatment will be discussed. COPE: 57480-GL

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Handout_Corneal Hysterisis.pdf Download Link
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Student: Student Lunch

11:45 AM 12:30 PM OCC, Hall C

Use your lunch ticket in Hall C at the Dragon Boat Concessions or throughout the hall.

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Exhibit Hall Marketplace & Lunch

12:00 PM 02:00 PM OCC, Hall C

  • Enjoy Lunch!
  • Play games in the Marketplace!
  • Visit the Exhibitors to hear about their latest & greatest products!
  • Relax with a complimentary 5-7 minute neck massage!
  • Win fabulous prizes!
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Student: Member/Student Networking

12:00 PM 02:00 PM OCC, Hall C

Students be sure to visit the GWCO Connex area of the exhibit hall to meet with GWCO member associations and learn more about the political environment, practice laws, and practice opportunities, and scope of practice in each state.
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OD: Do You Want Steroids With That?

02:00 PM 03:00 PM OCC, Hall B

Steroids are one of the most important therapeutic tools that Optometric physicians can utilize to manage the inflammatory response associated with a wide variety of ophthalmic disorders. They can do great good or, unfortunately, great harm. It is important that the clinician selects the correct drug at the right time for the proper disease. This interactive program with test the audiences knowledge of the proper use of steroids in a series of clinical scenarios that will include inflammation associated with infection, injury, glaucoma, surgery and systemic disorders that manifest ocular symptoms. COPE: 55868-PH

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Handout_Do You Want Steroids with That.pdf Download Link
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OD: Five Life-Threatening Causes of Diplopia You Can’t Afford to Miss

02:00 PM 03:00 PM OCC, B 113-115

This one-hour course reviews ocular motility and provides a systematic approach to evaluating the complaint of diplopia. Five signs and symptoms that carry a particularly worrisome prognosis are discussed, as well as the appropriate laboratory andor radiologic work-up and referral needed. COPE 51582-SD

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Handout_Five Life-Threatening Causes of Diplopia.pdf Download Link
Outline_Five Life-Threatening Causes of Diplopia.docx Download Link
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OD: Innovations in Glaucoma Drug Delivery: What the Future Holds

02:00 PM 03:00 PM OCC, C 123-124

Patient adherence with glaucoma medications is less than desirable. This course will introuce the participant to innovative drug delivery devices that may ne the future of glaucoma therapy and will take the bottle out of the patients hand. COPE 52128-GL

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Handout_Innovations in Glaucoma.pdf Download Link
Outline_Innovations in Glaucoma Drug delivery.docx Download Link
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OD: Doubling Down: A Rapid Fire Review of Double Vision

02:00 PM 03:00 PM OCC, C 120-122

Fresh Perspectives Course: The purpose of this course is to evaluate common etiologies of double vision. It will further discuss the diagnosis and treatment of each etiology.
COPE: 57556-NO

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Handout_Doubling Down. A Rapid Fire Review.pdf Download Link
Outline_Doubling Down. A Rapid Fire Review.docx Download Link
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AOP: Eat Well, See Well!

02:00 PM 03:00 PM OCC, A 105-106

You will gain an understanding of current diet and nutrition trends and their relationship to disease prevention and overall systemic health. You will learn the five essential nutrients which promote healthy vision, as well as reduce the risk of developing and slowing the progression of macular degeneration and cataracts. You will explore these nutrients, their dietary sources, their effects on vision and their ocular health benefits. ABO ST18R561-3, CPC NS-0004-18, NCLE CT18R249-3

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Handout_Eat Well, See Well.pdf Download Link
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Student Course - Optometric Practice – Real World Options for your Success

02:00 PM 03:00 PM OCC, OB 203-204

Panel discussions of the realities of practice as seen from the eyes of those in the trenches.
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GWCO Presidents' Council

02:00 PM 05:00 PM OCC, C 125-126

GWCO Presidents' Council is open to leaders of GWCO Member States & Associate Members. Sponsored by J&J Vision
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OD: Evidence Based Management Of The Glaucomas'

03:00 PM 05:00 PM OCC, Hall B

Evidence based medicine is at the heart of rational healthcare. Peer reviewed, well designed clinical studies give the average clinician the confidence that the decisions they make, in terms of diagnosis and treatment, are those that have the greatest chance of producing a satisfactory clinical outcome. This expert panel will cover the evidence based studies that guide clinical decision in the diagnosis, medical and surgical management of glaucoma. The case-based presentation will give clinical examples of the utilization of the most recent trends in glaucoma management. COPE 59112-GL

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Handout_Evidence Based Management of the Glaucomas.pdf Download Link
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AOP: Red Eye Emergencies

03:00 PM 05:00 PM OCC, A 105-106

Gain an understanding of the imperative role of the front office staff and optometric assistant in managing Red Eye office visits. You will learn the most common presenting signs, symptoms, causes and treatment options for many Red Eye conditions encountered in clinical practice. ABO ST18N234-2, CPC BP-0024-16, NCLE CT18N217-2

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Handout_Red Eye.pdf Download Link
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Student Course - Diabetes Start to Finish- The ‘how to’ cook book of care

03:00 PM 05:00 PM OCC, OB 203-204

Taking care of the diabetic patient from the moment they sit down in your chair to the interaction with the patient's PCM.

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GWCO Board Meeting

03:45 PM 05:00 PM OCC, VIP Suite B

Event is open to GWCO Board Members
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GWCO President's Reception

05:00 PM 07:00 PM OCC, Lobby C

Celebrating Dr. Douglas Melzer
Join us and enjoy food, beverages, and fun as we celebrate GWCO's incoming president Dr. Douglas Melzer of Oregon
Sponsored by VSP
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Registration Desk Open

07:30 AM 10:00 AM DoubleTree Hilton Hotel

Limited registration desk here if you need to pick up your name badge or ask questions.
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OD/AOP: Incorporating Low Vision into an Existing Practice

08:00 AM 10:00 AM DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, PNW Ballroom

This course will describe how a practitioner can add low vision rehabilitation to an existing practice.
COPE 57430-LV, ABO ST18N235-3, CPC PM-0095-18, NCLE CT18N218-3

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Handout_Incorporating LowVision.pdf Download Link
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OD: How To Demystify Dry Eye

08:00 AM 10:00 AM DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Cascade Ballroom

This course details how to identify, diagnose and treat Dry Eye patients. COPE 49231-AS

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Handouts_How to Demystify Dry Eye.pdf Download Link
Outline_Demystifying Dry Eye.docx Download Link
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OD/AOP: Assessment of the Visually Impaired Child

10:00 AM 12:00 PM DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, PNW Ballroom

Low vision rehabilitation for children with decreased vision is crucial to their development, education, and ultimately to their ability to maintain independence. This presentation will give the participants an overview of the role of the optometrist with this population, including strategies to address those who interact with these children as well as tools necessary to offer low vision rehabilitative care to those children who have a visual impairment. Cases will be included to highlight some of the points discussed.
COPE 57429-LV, ABO ST18N236-3, CPC CV-0012-18, NCLE CT18N219-3

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Handout_Assessment of the Visually Impaired Child.pdf Download Link
Outline_Assessment of the Visually Impaired Child.doc Download Link
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OD: Answers to all your Anterior Segment Coding Questions

10:00 AM 12:00 PM DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Cascade Ballroom

This course will show how to accurately code and submit claims to medical insurance carriers and much more. Using detailed patient examples it will demonstrate how to code for dry eye, cataract co-management, epilation, FB removal and conjunctivitis. It will also explain when to use 92000 and 99000 exam codes as well as supplementary test codes. A detailed explanation on how to use the ICD-10 codes will also be included. COPE 56984-PM, ABO S18N164, CPC CW-0024-18, NCLE C18N043

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Handouts_Answers to All your Anterior Segment Coding Questions.pdf Download Link
Outline_Answers to All you Anterior Segment Coding Questions.docx Download Link
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OD/AOP: There is more to driving than 20/20

01:00 PM 03:00 PM DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, PNW Ballroom

Driving is integrally related to daily functioning. Losing ones drivers license, independent of age, can have negative consequences, from a feeling of isolation and dependency to depression and, as we age, decreased access to health care. This course will review some of the visual and non-visual components of driving. COPE 57431-PB, ABO ST18N237-3, CPC SP-0009-18, NCLE CT18N220-3

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Handout_There is more to driving.pdf Download Link
Outline_There is More to Driving than 2020.doc Download Link
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OD/AOP: OCT + OD = How to get paid for your OCT

01:00 PM 03:00 PM DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Cascade Ballroom

Detailed explanation on how to utilize an OCT for ocular disease and code correctly to receive full reimbursement. Patient examples include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, AMD and high risk medications. COPE 57594-PM, ABO S18N163, CPC CW-0025-18, NCLE C18N042

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Handout_OCT OD FEE How to get paid for your OCT.pdf Download Link
Outline_OCT+OD.docx Download Link
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