OD Courses 


Exhibit hours:

     Thursday, May 31 - 8:50am-5:30pm   •   Friday, June 1 - 7:00am-1:00pm

     7:30-8:50am   Keynote Presentation: "Start with Why"
Heath Slawner, an igniter in the Simon Sinek Group, will be delivering the powerful message of Start with Why. Explore why what we do becomes more powerful when we know why we do it.
The activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from National Vision, Inc..
     
8:50-9:20am   Exhibits Open
     
 9:20-11:00am   Visual Development and the Infant/Toddler Examination
(47964-FV; 2 hrs.) >> Download Handout <<
with Marc Taub, OD, MS, FAAO, FCOVD
This lecture will introduce theories of vision development and the impact on learning. Diagnostic testing, including video presentation will allow the participant to get a better understanding of the how to examine this patient population. This lecture will cover the basics of prescribing for infant and toddlers.
     
11:00am-12:20pm   Lunch and Exhibits
     
11:30am-2:30pm   MOA Annual Meeting 
     
 12:20-2:00pm   SECO Presents Acquired Brain Injury - A Case Based Approach (56219-NO; 2 hrs.) >> Download Handout <<
with Marc Taub, OD, MS, FAAO, FCOVD

With the advent of new technology and improved medication, patients with acquired injury are surviving and desiring to lead fulfilling lives. Optometrists must be prepared to diagnose and treat the multitude of issues that they face in their activities of daily living. Discuss the main causes and treatment options of brain injury in a case-based approach.
     
 2:00-2:20pm   Exhibit Break
     
2:20-4:00pm   Visual Information Processing - Seeing the Big Picture and Understanding It (47945-FV; 2 hrs.) >> Download Handout <<
with Marc Taub, OD, MS, FAAO, FCOVD
This lecture will introduce theories of Visual Information Processing VIP and the impact on learning. Diagnostic testing, including video presentation will allow the participant to get a better understanding of the how and why. This lecture will cover the basics of treatment for VIP with an emphasis on vision therapy.
     
  4:00-5:30pm   Exhibit Hall Pub Crawl (Exhibits close at 5:30pm)
     
  5:30-10:00pm   Double Vision Bash
     
*OD Program updated 2/23/18. Program is still subject to change. 
 7:30-8:50am   Keynote Presentation: "Start with Why"
Heath Slawner, an igniter in the Simon Sinek Group, will be delivering the powerful message of Start with Why. Explore why what we do becomes more powerful when we know why we do it.
The activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from National Vision, Inc..
     
 8:50-9:20am   Exhibits open
     
9:20-11:00am   New FDA Approved Pharmaceutical Agents: An Update for Eye Care Providers (57175-PH; 2 hrs.) >> Download Handout <<
with Jennifer Schad, OD, FAAO
Over the last several years, many ophthalmic and systemic pharmaceutical agents gained FDA approval. This course will cover indications, mechanisms of action, and potential ocular side effects for newly approved agents most relevant to optometrists.
     
11:00am-12:20pm   Lunch and Exhibits
     
11:30am-2:30pm   MOA Annual Meeting
     
12:20-2:00pm   Keeping an Eye on Opioid Use, Misuse and Abuse
(57570-PH; 2 hrs.) >> Download Handout <<
with Susan Devuyst-Miller, Pharm.D.
This session will review the opioid public health epidemic scope of the problem, opioids and appropriate use, addiction potential, and controversy related to use, signs and symptoms to related to opioid overdose, misuse and abuser in our patients, and the role of naloxone.
     
2:00-2:20pm   Break and Exhibits
     
2:20-4:00pm   Pharmaceuticals for Pediatric and Pregnant Patients
(57422-PH; 2 hrs) >> Download Handout << 
with Paula McDowell, OD, FAAO
Prescribing medications for children and pregnant patients can be intimidating for the unfamiliar provider. This course will review the strategies and considerations for both diagnostic and therapeutic topical medications in pediatric, pregnant, and nursing patients. The lecture will also include a discussion on oral therapeutics, and how to calculate dosing for oral medications in children. Systemic side effects of commonly used topical and oral ophthalmic medications will be discussed. Case examples for each will aid participant understanding and comfort in this area of optometry.
     
4:00-5:30pm  

Exhibit Hall Pub Crawl (Exhibits close at 5:30pm)

     
5:30-10:00pm   Double Vision Bash
     
*OD Program updated 2/23/18. Program is still subject to change. 
7:00am   Exhibits Open
     
 7:20-8:10am   Manufacturer's Breakfast
      
8:30-10:10am   The Cranial Nerve Connection
(57421-NO; 2 hrs.) >> Download Handout <<

with Leo Skorin, OD
This course reviews the basic neurologic exam centered around the 12 cranial nerves which can be performed in an optometric office. The motor system and deep tendon reflex evaluation will be discussed. Clinical cases will be presented.
     
10:10-11:00am   Break and Exhibits
     
11:00-11:50am   Ophthalmic and Neurologic Uses of Botulinum Toxin
(49527-NO; 1 hr.) >> Download Handout <<

with Leo Skorin, OD
This course reviews the ophthalmic and neurologic uses of botulinum toxin. Specific clinical cases will be highlighted. Precautions and potential adverse effects of botulinum toxin will be presented.
     
11:50am-1:00pm   Lunch and Exhibits (Exhibits close at 1:00pm)
     
1:00-2:40pm   Extreme Dermatology
(57420-AS; 2 hrs.) >> Download Handout <<

with Leo Skorin, OD
This course reviews basic skin anatomy, macroscopic morphology and histopathological features. It reviews how to do a correct skin examination and the ABCDE criteria of skin malignancy. Obtaining a skin history and evaluation including biopsy and pathology referral of specimens will be explained. Details covering benign, premalignant and malignant lesions will be discussed and highlighted with appropriate image examples. Various surgical approaches to malignant lesion excision and reconstruction conclude this presentation.
     
2:40-3:00pm   Break
     
3:00-3:50pm   Optic Neuritis and Multiple Sclerosis Update
(45531-NO; 1 hr.) >> Download Handout <<

with Leo Skorin, OD
This course is an update of both optic neuritis and its relationship with multiple sclerosis. A review of the Optic Neuritis Treatment Trial and its implications in the current management of optic neuritis is presented. The current therapeutic options for multiple sclerosis will be addressed.

4:30-5:30pm  

COURSE NOT INCLUDED IN GLEC IS AN ADD ON

Human Trafficking:
What Michigan Optometrists Need to Know
(55653-PB; 1 hr) >> Download Handout <<

with Dr. Lillian Kalaczinski
This course will inform attendees on all aspects of human trafficking including the definition and types of human trafficking the scope of the problem in Michigan and the U.S. and common venues where trafficking occurs.

*OD Program updated 2/23/18. Program is still subject to change. 
8:00-9:40am    The Bascom Palmer Files 
(50475-PD; 2 hrs.)

with Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO
Bascom Palmer Institute is regarded as one of the top eye hospitals in the world and is responsible for many scientific breakthroughs. Interesting cases from almost three decades of practice will be presented in a grand rounds case presentation format. Specific cases on the diagnosis, oral pharmaceutical treatment and management of Macular holes, Corneal Infections, and Glaucoma will be discussed.
     
9:40-10:00am   Break
     
 10:00-10:50am   Landmark Studios from the NEI 
(50552-GO; 1 hr)

with Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO
Landmark clinical studies from the National Eye Institute often help dictate the standard-of-care for the management of many of the common ocular disease conditions that are seen in ophthalmic practices. Topics discussed include the latest updates on the management and treatment of glaucoma, macular degeneration and pediatric eye disease disease among others.
     
10:50-11:40am   My vision is blurry, Could it be from my medications? 
(49460-OP; 1 hr.)

with Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO
There are over 75 different classes of systemic medications and almost all of them have been associated with ocular side effects. There are several systemic medications that every optometrist needs be aware can cause ocular side-effects This course will uses cases to highlight the ocular side-effects of some key systemic medications as well as discuss strategies to help you determine if any medications your patient is taking is affecting their eyes.
     
11:40am-12:10pm   Break with Refreshments and Snacks
     
12:10-1:50pm   Innovations in Retina Impressions from a Blue Collar Lunchpail OD 
(51694-PS; 2 hrs.)

with Dr. Mark Dunbar
Perhaps the most significant revolutionary advances in eye care have occurred with posterior segment eye disease. SDOCT continues to find new frontiers with OCT angiography and fundus autofluoresence FAF has emerged as an important tool in the management of AMD and occult maculopathies. There are incredible new treatments for wet AMD and we are on the brink of curing dry AMD. Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions and will impact every optometric office. This lecture will take a practical blue collar approach to the latest innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of common retinal disease and what it means to those out in the trenches.
     
*OD Program updated 2/23/18. Program is still subject to change.