Congress Schedule Thursday, October 10

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Time & Location Aud. Activity

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Oregon Convention Center
Room: E141-144

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OD Information Seminar ($50 Cash Rebate)

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Oregon Convention Center
Room: D137-140

OD

Optometric Management of Posterior Segment Pathology

Description: Primary care optometrists often encounter retinal abnormalities that may require intervention.  Decisions to order additional testing or refer a patient for specialty care are not always straightforward.  This course discusses examples of common posterior segment pathology that optometrists can and should play a large role in managing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide case examples of vascular occlusions, macular degeneration, and other pathology that are encountered in primary eye care
  • Review key features of each condition along with management recommendations
  • Briefly discuss relevant parts of clinical studies related to each condition

Presenter: David Hicks, OD, FAAO

Accreditation: COPE 62531-PS

 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Oregon Convention Center
Room: D135-136

OD 

New Therapeutics for Clinical Practice

Description: This course will present pertinent clinical data on new therapeutic agents available to optometrists. Clinical indications and expectations of the new drugs will be shared and the results of clinical studies highlighted. Expected side effects will be discussed and a lengthy presentation on how to incorporate these new agents into your clinical practice will ensue.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be aware of all new therapeutic agents available for optometrists to prescribe
  • Gain a clearer understanding of the potential side effects of each of the new agents
  • Understand the clinical indications for each new agent
  • Gain a better understanding of what the clinical expectations are for each of these new agents
  • Have a keener understanding of where these new agents will fit into an optometrists treatment paradigm
  • Become aware of how these new drugs will replace those previously used by optometrists

Presenter: Erik Schmidt, OD, FAAO

Accreditation: COPE 62750-PH

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Oregon Convention Center
Room: D137-140

OD

Evaluation and Management of Top 10 Peripheral Retinal Findings

Description: Clinical evaluation of the peripheral retina is often challenging and can reveal a variety of lesions. Accurate assessment of both symptomatic and asymptomatic findings is necessary for proper management and the best visual outcomes. Optometrists in primary care need to be aware of the spectrum of normal retinal variations and how to manage abnormal conditions appropriately.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Provide case examples of normal and abnormal peripheral retinal findings
  • Review key features and prevalence of each lesion
  • Discuss management recommendations and clinical tips for differentiation

Presenter: David Hicks, OD, FAAO

Accreditation: COPE 62429-PS

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Oregon Convention Center
Room: D137-140

OD

Anterior Uveitis: Some New and Some Review

Description: Anterior uveitis is relatively common, but can result in severe complications without proper diagnosis and management. Primary care clinicians need to be aware of common signs, symptoms, and treatment strategies to minimize vision loss. While numerous causes of uveitis exist, this course will focus on common etiologies, case examples, and clinical literature to help improve patient care and outcomes.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss signs, symptoms, and classification of anterior uveitis
  • Review common etiologies of anterior uveitis and associated findings
  • Highlight relevant research related to complications and outcomes
  • Review treatment options and strategies

Presenter: David Hicks, OD, FAAO

Accreditation: COPE 62532-AS

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Oregon Convention Center
Room: E141-144

 OD

Fit or Fat: Medications for the Metabolic Syndrome

Description: This course will first describe the etiology of the obesity epidemic worldwide focusing on genetics, high fructose corn syrup, wheat and the reward center of the brain. It will then review dietary medications along with the most common medications comprising the metabolic syndrome cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease

Learning Objectives: 

  • To review the definition of the metabolic syndrome
  • To educate the optometrist on the current treatments for the metabolic syndrome
  • To summarize the “reward pathway” that leads to obesity
  • Update the physician on the many conditions that lead to diabetic retinopathy
  • Review the systemic conditions that accompany obesity

Presenter: Carlo Pelino, OD, FAAO

Accreditation: COPE 60635-PB

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Oregon Convention Center
Room: D137-140

OD

Anterior Chamber Angle: Assessment and Anomalies

Description: The anterior chamber angle is vital but often overlooked.  These structures are integral to IOP regulation and can be damaged from a variety of causes.  Optometrists must understand angle anatomy, gonioscopy, and anterior segment imaging to make accurate diagnoses and reduce the risk of glaucoma and vision loss.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss abnormal angle and anterior chamber findings and management
  • Review anatomy of the anterior chamber angle
  • Review gonioscopy and other imaging techniques for evaluating the angle and anterior chamber

Presenter: David Hicks, OD, FAAO

Accreditation: COPE 62428-AS

12:00 PM – 1: 00 PM
Oregon Convention Center

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Seminar Lunches

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Oregon Convention Center
Room: D137-140

OD

Visual Field and OCT Concepts to Improve Glaucoma Care, Part 1

Description: Diagnosis of glaucoma and its progression can be a clinical challenge. Visual fields and OCT are widely used for screening and assessing change, but these tests often contain artifacts that can be misleading. This course will cover the interpretation of test results and factors that influence clinical decisions by utilizing many case examples and pertinent literature.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Review visual field test interpretation and functionality of the Humphrey visual field
  • Discuss features of glaucoma on visual fields that are necessary for diagnosis and determination of progression
  • Discuss OCT artifacts that influence test interpretation
  • Review the strengths and weaknesses of OCT technology for glaucoma management
  • Highlight software features of visual fields and OCT that aid in glaucoma progression analysis
  • Review clinical studies related to glaucoma diagnosis and progression

Presenter: David Hicks, OD, FAAO

Accreditation: COPE 62533-GL

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Oregon Convention Center
Room: E141-144

OD

Ocular Melanoma

Description: This course will educate the optometrist on the more common ocular tumor lesions that present to the office. It will help differentiate ocular melanoma from ocular metastasis, choroidal nevus, etc. and stress the most up to date treatment options

Learning Objectives:

  • To review the genetics that lead to uveal melanoma
  • To educate the optometrist on the current treatment of uveal melanoma
  • To summarize all the differential diagnoses for uveal melanoma
  • To educate on the treatment options for uveal melanoma metastasizing to the liver
  • To review the signs of a suspicious choroidal nevus

Presenter: Carlo Pelino, OD, FAAO

Accreditation: COPE 52466-PS

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Oregon Convention Center
Room: D135-136

OD

Hot Topics in Glaucoma

Description: The specialty of glaucoma has seen great advances in the past few years. This course will highlight recent developments in therapeutic agents, surgical care and diagnostic criteria. Additionally, discussions will ensue regarding shifting paradigms of how to judge glaucoma progression and when to advance therapy. This fast-paced course will bring you up-to-date on the latest hot topics in glaucoma.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Gain a clearer understanding of the recent studies that are relevant to glaucoma care as it relates to optometrists
  • Be brought up to date on the new therapeutic agents available to treat glaucoma
  • Understand more clearly what to expect from MIGS procedures
  • Gain insight as to a new therapeutic paradigm for treating glaucoma
  • Be brought up to date on advances in diagnostic testing -OCTA
  • Be introduced to new visual field strategies
  • Understand how to detect progression more accurately
  • Gain better insight as to when surgical intervention is indicated

Presenter: Erik Schmidt, OD, FAAO

Accreditation: COPE 64638-GL

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Oregon Convention Center
Room: D137-140

OD

Visual Field and OCT Concepts to Improve Glaucoma Care, Part 2

Description: Diagnosis of glaucoma and its progression can be a clinical challenge. Visual fields and OCT are widely used for screening and assessing change, but these tests often contain artifacts that can be misleading. This course will cover the interpretation of test results and factors that influence clinical decisions by utilizing many case examples and pertinent literature.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Review visual field test interpretation and functionality of the Humphrey visual field
  • Discuss features of glaucoma on visual fields that are necessary for diagnosis and determination of progression
  • Discuss OCT artifacts that influence test interpretation
  • Review the strengths and weaknesses of OCT technology for glaucoma management
  • Highlight software features of visual fields and OCT that aid in glaucoma progression analysis
  • Review clinical studies related to glaucoma diagnosis and progression

Presenter: David Hicks, OD, FAAO

Accreditation: COPE 62533-GL

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Oregon Convention Center
Room: E141-144

 OD

Ocular Trauma

Description: There are approximately 2.5 million ocular and orbital injuries in the US per year. This course covers the four main mechanisms that cause ocular trauma and specific ocular trauma to the adnexa, anterior segment, posterior segment, optic nerve and orbit. Treatment for trauma and pain control mechanisms including the use of oral and topical medications will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • To review the ocular trauma literature
  • To educate the optometrist on the current treatments for all forms of ocular trauma
  • To summarize all the forms of ocular trauma (anterior to posterior)
  • Review topical and systemic pain medications for ocular trauma patients
  • Educate on proper eyewear options

Presenter: Carlo Pelino, OD, FAAO

Accreditation: COPE 52465-PS

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Oregon Convention Center
Room: D135-136

OD

Not So Fast: Cases May Fool You

Description: This course will feature case presentations with seemingly innocuous presentations that turn out to be complicated entities. Detailed differential diagnosis schemes will be presented for each case and potential therapy paradigms will be outlined. Each case will be followed to its end so that the attendee will be able to completely work through the presentation from its start to completion. Potential pitfalls of improper diagnosis and therapy will be discussed. Discussions of proper treatment options and proper ancillary testing procedures will occur.

Learning Objectives:

  • More detailed understanding of the concept of differential diagnosis
  • Understanding of when to order laboratory testing for various case presentations.
  • Gain a better understanding of how to handle side effects that arise when managing complicated cases.
  • Knowledge of when to change therapies
  • Understanding of how to manage chronic conditions with long term therapy
  • Understanding of how systemic conditions cause or exacerbate ocular conditions

Presenter: Erik Schmidt, OD, FAAO

Accreditation: COPE 52446-PD 

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
DoubleTree: Multnomah/Holladay

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Welcome Reception

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Kells Irish Pub

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Kells Irish Pub Trivia Edu-Tainment by Essilor