Nose to the Grindstone (NTG) CE Weekend

RIOA's flagship CE event features 14 hours of COPE-approved CE via a hybrid mix of in person and remote meeting formats. Get a great start on meeting your CE requirements with us! Save the dates!

March 4 - 5, 2023
Providence / Warwick area


** NTG 2023 UPDATE **

THIS JUST IN.... The RIOA CE Committee recently voted to change the format of its NTG 2023 CE Program to the following:

Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 7 hours COPE approved CE (Live/in-person)

Location: Harbor Lights Golf & Marina, 150 Gray Street, Warwick, RI

Click here for directions to Harbor Lights.

Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 5 hours COPE approved CE (Remote/Zoom webinar)

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - General Membership Meeting + 2 hours COPE approved CE (Remote/Zoom webinar)

REGISTRATION - NTG 2023


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, March 4, 2023 - Live / in-person

Location: Harbor Lights Golf & Marina, 150 Gray Street, Warwick, RI

Click here for directions to Harbor Lights.

 

Top 10 Medications and Their Ocular Side Effects - Patients' present taking a variety of medications both topical and systemic. This interactive presentation will review the Top 10 medications patients take and review the ocular side effects that they may present with. (82100-PH, 1 hour)

Diagnosing and Managing Ocular Emergencies - Ocular emergencies are inherently unpredictable requiring the clinician to be able to think on their feet, while triaging and managing the patient. Utilizing the latest in interactive technology, this course will review the various presentations of ocular urgencies and emergencies; focusing on triaging, case history and key points in diagnosing various emergent conditions. Up to date treatment and management plans will be discussed in detail, focusing on current therapeutic/surgical intervention from an optometry and ophthalmology perspective. (78483-TD, 2 hours)

Lid Lesions: Relax or Refer - Patients’ present with a variety of lumps and bumps associated with the ocular and periocular tissues. This interactive presentation will review the various periocular lesions focusing on differentiating the benign from the malignant, the various differentials and current treatment/management options. (80478-GO, 1 hour)

Uveitis: Systemic and Ocular Approaches to Management - Diagnosing and managing a patient with a uveitis is much like finding a needle in a haystack. The various presentations of uveitis combined with the numerous underlying etiologies makes the diagnosis and ultimate treatment of the patient a clinical jigsaw puzzle. The following presentation utilizes the latest in interactive technology to examine common presentations of a patient with uveitis including sarcoid, HLA-B27, and certain infectious etiologies. Diagnosis, management and an exploration of common etiologies that underlie uveitis will be discussed. (80475-TD, 1 hour)

Oral Pharmaceuticals in Primary Care Optometry - This interactive course examines the use of oral pharmaceuticals in the treatment/management of a variety of conditions that the clinician will encounter in primary care optometry. Topical areas will range from managing conditions affecting the ocular and periocular tissues. (82076-PH, 2 hours)


Sunday, March 5, 2023 - Remote

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Diagnosing and Managing Ocular Emergencies - Ocular emergencies are inherently unpredictable requiring the clinician to be able to think on their feet, while triaging and managing the patient. Utilizing the latest in interactive technology, this course will review the various presentations of ocular urgencies and emergencies; focusing on triaging, case history and key points in diagnosing various emergent conditions. Up to date treatment and management plans will be discussed in detail, focusing on current therapeutic/surgical intervention from an optometry and ophthalmology perspective.  (80273-TD, 2 hours)

Pain Management in Optometric Practice in the Era of an Opioid Epidemic - Ocular pain is an important reason why patients seek care, especially on an emergent basis. The following interactive presentation will use a case-based approach to explore the most effective means to manage pain in optometric practice including the importance of understanding addiction and the current opioid abuse epidemic. Topical and oral pain management will be discussed with particular emphasis on the appropriate steps in prescribing oral pain medications. (82217-PH, 1 hour)

Legends of the Posterior Segment - Optometric physicians are typically comfortable in the diagnosis and treatment of anterior segment conditions. However, the posterior segment is often viewed with less confidence. The following presentation will utilize the latest in interactive technology to review a variety of common posterior segment conditions in a case-based format. (82134-TD, 2 hours)

REGISTRATION - NTG 2023


Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - Remote

Oral Pharmaceuticals in Primary Care Optometry - This interactive course examines the use of oral pharmaceuticals in the treatment/management of a variety of conditions that the clinician will encounter in primary care optometry. Topical areas will range from managing conditions affecting the ocular and periocular tissues. (82132-PH, 2 hours)


The RIOA CE Committee is pleased to welcome our NTG 2023 Speaker - Dr. Blair Lonsberry!

Dr. Lonsberry was named the Pacific Eye Clinic Portland Director in 2005. Prior to joining Pacific University he was an assistant professor at Southern College of Optometry, where he was the instructor for Anterior Segment Disease courses and named Teacher of the Year for 6 years in a row. During his time at SCO, he completed a Masters in Education degree with an emphasis in Post-Secondary Education.  Dr. Lonsberry also practiced at a vitreoretinal surgery and low vision rehabilitation practice.

Dr. Lonsberry’s current responsibilities include supervising students during their clinical rotations and overseeing the Clinical Grand Rounds course.  Dr. Lonsberry is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry, the Optometric Glaucoma Society and the Optometric Retina Society.  He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.


ADDITIONAL NTG 2023 NOTES

  • Your Saturday and/or Sunday registration also includes the Wednesday evening (3/8/2023) program. Can't attend the Wednesday program? No worries! The RIOA will send you a coupon good for future use towards a future 2023 RIOA program.
  • Earn another RIOA.org Coupon.  RIOA members who register for the full NTG program will receive a $25 coupon that can be applied towards a future 2023 CE program.
  • A meeting link will be emailed to attendees at least 24 hours in advance of the remote meetings. A follow up email with the same link will be sent 1 hour before each meeting. 
  • Course handouts will be available here
  • We are currently seeking clarification from ARBO / COPE as to whether our chosen lectures are appropriately credentialed. COPE-course and event approval are pending. 
  • Register with Confidence!  The 2023 NTG will provide the pharmacology credits necessary for re-licensure. The RIOA makes it easy for you!
  • Click here to register for Wednesday only.

Non-members welcome to attend!

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Registration Details

 

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"Still Early" Registration

Standard Rates

  Ends 1/21/23 Ends 2/18/2023  
Member - Full Program $280.00 $315.00 $360.00
Member Sat + Wed Only - Remote $180.00 $225.00 $248.00
Member Sun + Wed Only - Remote $140.00 $175.00 $192.50
Member - Wednesday Only - Remote
Click here to register for Wednesday only.
$45.00 $50.00 $65.00

** Non-members welcome and encouraged to attend. 

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