2020 Congress Schedule at a Glance

Learn about this year's virtual event and educational offerings.

September 18–20, 2020

GWCO is proud to announce that we will bring our members and supporters an online educational event this Fall. Our staff, leaders, and education team have revised our original program to fit our new online platform. We are striving to provide attendees with high-quality, multi-track optometric education. 

   

This schedule is subject to change. All times listed below are Pacific Standard Time (PST).

   Friday, September 18  
Start Time Event Audience
8:00 AM-
8:30 AM
Friday Opening Remarks & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Sponsored by Alcon Vision, LLC All Attendees

8:30 AM-
9:30 AM

Session 1: The Swollen Optic Nerve: Now What?
Nathan Lighthizer, OD
 OD Education
8:30 AM-
9:30 AM
Session 2: Prescribing in Pregnancy and Lactation
Amiee Ho, OD, FAAO
Course Codes | ABO: ST20N129-3 | CPC: PH-0017-20
 OD/Para Education
9:30 AM- 
9:45 AM
Break 1 - Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision
All Attendees
9:45 AM- 
10:45 AM
Session 3: Grand Rounds on Visual Hallucinations and Disturbances
Amiee Ho, OD, FAAO
Course Codes | ABO: ST20N130-3 | CPC: SP-0025-20
 OD Education
9:45 AM- 
11:45 AM
Session 4: Going Viral: HSV, HZO, EKC
Nathan Lighthizer, OD
 OD/Para Education
10:45 AM-
11:00 AM
Break 2 & Visit Exhibit Hall All Attendees
11:00 AM-
12:00 PM
Session 5: Atropine Myopia Control
Jeff Walline, OD, PhD
Course Codes | ABO: ST20N131-2 | CPC: PH-0013-20
 OD/Para Education
11:45 AM-
12:00 PM
Break 3 & Visit Exhibit Hall All Attendees
12:00 PM-
1:00 PM

Lunch Presentations

  • Alcon Vision, LLC: “The Next Big Thing”
    Dr. Sean Powell 
  • Genentech: “Providing Care for Patients With Diabetic Retinopathy: With & Without DME”
    Dr. Jeffry Gerson & Dr. Nikolas London
  • Maculogix: “Change the Future”
    Dr. Ryan Powell
All Attendees
1:00 PM-
2:00 PM
Session 6: Don't Panic: You Can Treat That Corneal Ulcer
Alison Bozung, OD, FAAO
 OD Education
1:00 PM -
2:00 PM
Session 7: Contact Lens Myopia Control
Jeff Walline, OD, PhD
Course Code | NCLE: CT20N121-2 | CPC: CL-0019-20
 OD/Para Education
2:00 PM-
2:30 PM
Break 4 - Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision All Attendees
2:30 PM-
3:30 PM
Session 8: Orbit for the OD
Alison Bozung, OD, FAAO
OD Education
2:30 PM-
3:30 PM
Session 9: Examining Infants and Toddlers
Jeff Walline, OD, PhD
Course Codes | ABO: ST20N132-1 | CPC: CV-0004-20
OD/Para Education
3:30 PM-
3:45 PM
Closing Remarks, Prize Drawing All Attendees
3:45 PM-
4:45 PM
Welcome Reception - Pacific Cataract & Laser Institute All Attendees

 

  Saturday, September 19   
Start Time Event Audience
9:00 AM -
5:15 PM
GWCO Student Program Students
9:00 AM-
9:15 AM
Saturday Opening Remarks All Attendees
9:15 AM-
10:15 AM
Session 10: The Diameter Debate Mini Scleral and Large Scleral Lenses Pros and Cons
Stephanie Woo, OD
OD Education
9:15 AM -
11:15 AM
Session 11: The Secondary Glaucomas: From the OD and MD Perspective
Blair Lonsberry, MS, OD, Med, FAAO & Michael Greenwood, MD
OD Education
10:15 AM-
10:30 AM
Break 5 & Visit Exhibit Hall
All Attendees
10:30 AM-
11:30 AM
Session 12: Amniotic Membranes and Their Uses in Optometry
Stephanie Woo, OD
OD Education
11:15 AM-
11:30 AM
Break 6 & Visit Exhibit Hall All Attendees
11:30 AM-
12:30 PM

Lunch Presentations

  • Allergan: “Experience & Evidence: Insights on Chronic Dry Eye Management
    Dr. Scott Schachter and Dr. Lindsay Bull
  • CooperVision: “The End of Myopia Starts at the Beginning
    Dr. Justin Kwan
All Attendees
12:30 PM-
1:30 PM
Session 13: Pain Management in Optometric Practice in an Era of Opioid Abuse
Blair Lonsberry, MS, OD, Med, FAAO
OD Education
12:30 PM-
1:30 PM
Session 14: Cataract Postops Gone Bad!  
Robert Wooldridge, OD
OD Education 
1:30 PM-
1:45 PM
Break 7 & Visit Exhibit Hall
All Attendees
1:45 PM-
2:45 PM
Session 15: Precision Sight Accomplished with Light How the Light Adjustable Lens Is Changing the Shape of Refractive Cataract Surgery by Delivering Customized Outcomes
Michael Greenwood, MD
OD Education
1:45 PM-
2:45 PM
Session 16: Glaucoma Postops Gone Bad!
Robert Wooldridge, OD
OD Education
2:45 PM-
3:00 PM
Break 8 & Visit Exhibit Hall
All Attendees
3:00 PM-
5:00 PM
Session 17: Controversies and Consensus in Glaucoma
Robert Wooldridge, OD
OD Education
3:00 PM-
5:00 PM
Session 18: The Latest in Corneal Dystrophies and Degenerations
Blair Lonsberry, MS, OD, Med, FAAO & Michael Greenwood, MD
OD Education
5:00 PM-
5:15 PM

Closing Remarks, Prize Drawing

All Attendees

 

  Sunday, September 20  
Start Time Event Audience
9:00 AM-
9:15 AM

Sunday Opening Remarks

All Attendees
9:15 AM-
10:15 AM
Session 19: Therapeutic Utilization of Low Plus Lenses
Gabby Marshall, OD FCOVD
OD Education
9:15 AM-
10:15 AM
Session 20: The Future in Focus:  Refractive Eye Care
Chris Wroten, OD
OD Education
10:15 AM-
10:30 AM
Break 9 & Visit Exhibit Hall
All Attendees
10:30 AM-
11:30 AM
Session 21: Treating Dystautomia and Subsequent Visual Disorders with Optometric Phototherapy
Gabby Marshall, OD FCOVD
OD Education
10:30 AM-
11:30 AM
Session 22: The New Frontier of Optometric Aesthetics
Chris Wroten, OD
OD Education
11:30 AM-
12:30 PM
President's Awards Lunch - Sponsored by VSP Global All Attendees
12:30 PM-
1:30 PM
Session 23: Private Equity and Eye Care: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Michael Kling, OD
OD Education
12:30 PM-
2:30 PM
Session 24: New Horizons: A Look at Future Technologies And Treatments in Eye Care
Chris Wroten, OD
OD Education
1:30 PM-
1:45 PM
Break 10 & Visit Exhibit Hall
All Attendees
1:45 PM-
2:45 PM

Session 25: The Profitable Doctor: Ending Practice Poverty
Michael Kling, OD

OD Education
2:30 PM-
2:45 PM
Break 11 & Visit Exhibit Hall All Attendees
2:45 PM-
3:00 PM
Closing Remarks - Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision, Costume Contest, Prize Drawing, and Exhibit Hall Contest Winner Announcement - Sponsored by Pacific Cataract & Laser Institute All Attendees