2021 Nose to the Grindstone CE (Weekend + Wednesday Registration)

May 1 - 2, 2021


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The results of the RIOA CE Survey that was sent in early March were clear.  RIOA members want to meet virtually for this year's NTG. To that end, the CE Committee has moved NTG to a virtual format this year and made a change in the format of the weekend to ensure the best possible program. 

NTG attendance has become a must for many ODs due to the always robust and thoughtful lineup, timely topics and engaging speakers this weekend offers.  2021 is no different with the exception of where, when and how we will be meeting.

On May 1 and May 2, we will meet for 4 hours of CE each day.  On the following Wednesday (5/5/21) we will host an important General Membership Meeting and a two hour program.  We will look to round out the hours typically offered at the NTG at a later date (and maybe on a beach)!

IMPORTANT NOTES:  Your Saturday and/or Sunday registration also includes the Wednesday evening program.  A separate meeting link will be sent for your convenience. 

If you only want to attend Wednesday's CE, please register by clicking here.  If you can't make the Wednesday program?  No worries!  The RIOA will send you a coupon for a future RIOA program in the weeks prior to a future RIOA CE event. 

FINALLY, DON'T FORGET!!!! The 2021 NTG will provide the pharmacology credits necessary for re-licensure.  The RIOA makes it easy for you!

Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 8:00 a.m start

Thomas Freddo, O.D. Ph.D, F.A.A.O.

The Pathobiology of Glaucoma in the Anterior Segment and Mechanisms of Drug Action - A comprehensive review of the latest models of the pathophysiology of aqueous humor inflow and outflow in POAG. Also presented is the molecular and physiological basis of action for each class of glaucoma medication. (72241-PH, 3 hours)

COVID 19 - The Basics - A detailed overview of the pathobiology and clinical manifestations COVID 19. The essentials of its origins, anatomy, and mechanisms of infective entry precede a clinical discussion of pulmonary, cardiac, renal, neurologic and ophthalmic manifestations. (72162-SD, 1 hour)

Sunday, May 2, 2021- 8:00 a.m. start

Eric Conley, O.D., M.J. F.A.A.O

Medical Food Fact or Fiction - This lecture will discuss evidenced-based best practices to prevent, delay and manage patients at risk for disease-state vision compromise and loss. Within is the most current nutritional research, highlighting mitochondrial dysfunction in glaucoma management and recommendations to incorporate key essential nutrients with dose-response outcomes to maintain and support macular and retinal health. (68389-PH, 1 hour)

Advanced Technology Analysis in Glaucoma and Ocular DiseaseThis course exams the latest in glaucoma and ocular disease technologies utilized in diagnosis and intervention (72190-PD, 2 hours)

Medical Legal Issues in Glaucoma - The course introduces practitioners to medical-legal topics in clinical practice, with an emphasis on glaucoma management. Issues include providers responsibilities, legal relationships between patients and optometrists, and malpractice risks and preventive processes in glaucoma management. (72188-EJ, 1 hour)

Wednesday, March 5, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. start

Blair Lonsberry , M.S., O.D., MEd., F.A.A.O 

Simplifying Systemic Antibiotics - Click here for more information.