Earn up to 40 hours of CE credits across five days when Optometry’s Meeting® convenes in Denver, June 20-24.

Looking for CE? Here’s where to find it

Optometry's Meeting® is committed to providing an innovative, engaging and valuable experience that delivers nothing short of a catalyzing impact on your career and the profession. This year's continuing education (CE) lineup offers not only the familiar slate of popular, engaging and practical CE coursework, but also advanced workshops with an eye toward the profession's future.

"It only makes sense for the AOA to offer CE courses that teach the latest technologies and advances in eye care as we equip our members with everything they need to offer their patients the very best in eye care.

"Our profession is still evolving, and the definition of 'doctor of optometry' also is evolving as more states pass scope expansion," says Samuel D. Pierce, O.D., AOA president-elect. "It only makes sense for the AOA to offer CE courses that teach the latest technologies and advances in eye care as we equip our members with everything they need to offer their patients the very best in eye care."

Earn up to 40 hours of CE credits across five days when Optometry's Meeting convenes in Denver, Colorado, June 20-24, and go home ready to implement industry-best clinical pearls and practice management lessons.

Get practical, evidence-based guidance for diabetic, pediatric exams

What:
"Diabetometry and Diabetometrists: Metabolic Syndrome, Hypertension and Lipid Levels: AOA Diabetes Guideline EBO Committee Course"
Course Number:
145
When:
3-4 p.m., Wednesday, June 20

What: "Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination"
Course Number:
2000
When:
7-8 a.m., Friday, June 22

Why: Presented by AOA's guideline development group, these courses translate nationally renowned guidelines-Comprehensive Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination and Eye Care of the Patient with Diabetes Mellitus- into everyday diagnosis, management and treatment recommendations.

Learn pediatric care techniques, pearls

What:
"Troubleshooting Pediatric Dispensing"
Course Number:
P135
When:
11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Thursday, June 21

What: "Evidence-based Refractive Prescribing for Pediatric Patients"
Course Number:
1105
When: 1-3 p.m., Thursday, June 21

Why: An estimated 1 in 5 preschool children have a vision problem, while about 1 in 4 school-age children wear corrective lenses in the United States. Bolster your pediatric skills and clinical knowledge with courses devoted specifically to your youngest patients.

Find everything doctors would want to know about TBI, concussions

What: "Concussion-An Evidence-based Approach to Optometric Management"
Course Number:
1000
When:
7-8 a.m., Thursday, June 21

What: "Concussion/TBI Panel"
Course Number:
2080
When:
1-3 p.m., Friday, June 22

What:
"School of Hard Knocks: The Most Up-to-Date Info on TBI, CTE and the NFL Concussion Crisis"
Course Number:
2130
When:
5-6 p.m., Friday, June 22

Why: "Doctors of optometry need to know how to identify the signs and symptoms of TBI and be able to make an appropriate treatment plan or referral to best manage the patient," says Andrew Morgenstern, O.D., optometric subject matter expert for the Department of Defense at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and CE presenter. "The most important takeaway is that TBI is not unique to a specific population, and it directly impacts our youth."

Earn great CE, even late


What:
"CE After Dark Series"
When:
Various times between 5 p.m. and midnight, Friday, June 22

Why:
There's so much to do and see at Optometry's Meeting that it can be difficult to fit it all in. Back by popular demand, the "CE After Dark" series grants doctors the ability to earn seven hours of CE-in casual dress-from 5 p.m. to midnight, opening your day up for other plans.

Check out the popular 'Pardon the Objection' series

What:
"Pardon the Objection: Glaucoma"
Course Number:
2085
When:
1-3 p.m., Friday, June 22

What:
"Pardon the Objection: Anterior Segment"
Course Number:
2150
When:
5-7 p.m., Friday, June 22

What:
"Pardon the Objection: Posterior Segment"
Course Number:
3030
When:
9-11 a.m., Saturday, June 23

What:
"Pardon the Objection: Contact Lenses"
Course Number:
3115
When:
1-3 p.m., Saturday, June 23

Why:
These four lively courses feature a panel of optometric experts racing the clock to debate topics-they only have 10 minutes to make their point before it's on to another category. Then the clock starts again.

Hands on: Explore clinical workshops


What:
Clinical workshops
When:
Click here for complete listings

Why:
Nine clinical workshops, ranging from pediatrics to contact lens fittings, amniotic membranes and even surgical procedures.

Note: Workshop space is limited, and some courses may already be filled via advanced registration.

Download the Optometry's Meeting app
Use the app on your smartphone to locate courses, download course handouts, claim your CE credits and more. Find it in the App Store and Google Play, or click here to be directed to the proper download version for your device.

May 30, 2018

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