Diverse CE opportunities available at Optometry’s Meeting

Diverse CE opportunities available at Optometry’s Meeting®

Add to your optometric playbook at this year's Optometry's Meeting® with an additional afternoon of continuing education (CE) and all-new skill builders that are sure to put your practice in scoring position.

"We're offering top-notch education for any type of interest an OD might have."

The 117th Annual AOA Congress & 44th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry's Meeting starts a day earlier on Wednesday, June 25, allowing attendees the opportunity for a four-day 'training camp' filled with more than 220 hours of educational sessions to stretch your professional knowledge.  

All CE courses are open to future optometrists and paraoptometrics, as well, so take a look at CE schedules and specialty-focused education tracks to customize your educational experience this year.   

Catch new CE opportunities
Optometry's Meeting provides a variety of CE programs that develop, maintain and improve the skillset of every member of the practice through innovative coursework that will keep attendees engaged.  

New this year, the course, "Sports-Related Concussion: Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Management" (Course #0150), highlights the epidemiology and pathophysiology of sports-related concussions, as well as current strategies for the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic concussion symptoms.  

This unique CE brings together top neurologists from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a multidisciplinary team of sports medicine physicians, neuro-ophthalmologists, physiatrists and optometrists to provide a panel discussion to further explore current topics and controversies in the care of concussed athletes.  

Speakers include Steven Galetta, M.D.; Matthew Grady, M.D.; David Kirschen, O.D.; Matt Kirschen, M.D., Ph.D.; and Mitchell Scheiman, O.D. The course takes advantage of the early start date and runs 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, so plan accordingly.  

Also, in a first for Optometry's Meeting, CE attendees can participate in a scleral contact lens-fitting workshop (Course #1080) from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, which puts participants in a hands-on setting for using and assessing scleral lenses.  

New for paraoptometric staff is a breakfast symposium on Thursday, June 24, at 7 a.m., introducing AIR OPTIX® colors contact lenses. Paraoptometric staff will learn from Louise Sclafani, O.D., how to educate patients about the new color technology. These lenses are being launched at Optometry's Meeting by Alcon.  

Popular CE programs return, such as the Pardon the Objection series—a rapid-fire debate among expert panelists as they discuss current optometric issues against a running 10-minute clock. As always, participants also will find discussions from leading clinical and practice management experts.  

"We've really tried to address all the different specialty areas within optometry with this selection of CE programs," says Ben Gaddie, O.D., AOA Continuing Education Committee chair. "We're offering top-notch education for any type of interest an OD might have."  

Register now for Optometry's Meeting
Back by popular demand, all-inclusive registration means attendees do not have to select CE courses ahead of time, allowing greater flexibility in selecting courses.  

Don't forget you can keep a few extra bucks in your wallet by registering before the conference doors open to receive a discount on full, on-site registration prices. Online registration is preferred by visiting www.optometrysmeeting.org/registration.

June 5, 2014

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