GMM & CE Dinner

May 01, 2019

Rhode Island Yacht Club

One Ocean Avenue
Cranston, RI

Schedule of Events

6:00 p.m. - Arrivals and Social Gathering

6:30 - Dinner (Buffet) Served

7:00 - GMM & CE Program Begins

Lecturer: Kathryn Deliso, OD, Assistant Professor, School of Optometry at MCPHS

Not-So-Uncommon Neurodegenerative Presentations in Vision Rehabilitation

It is known the population of the United States is aging, and an increasing number of Americans are afflicted with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimers disease, Parkinsons disease, and other Parkinsonian syndromes and tauopathies Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Many of these neurodegenerative diseases have significant ocular manifestations, and health care providers specializing in vision rehabilitation can benefit from understanding the impact these diseases have on functions of daily living. This course will review these neurodegenerative disorders and their visual sequelae and discuss clinical applications in the vision rehabilitation setting.  

50066-NO, 2 hours

About the Speaker:  Originally from the mountains of Colorado, Kathryn Deliso, OD, moved to Massachusetts to study at Wheaton College in Norton. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she completed her optometric education at the New England College of Optometry, where she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society. She then completed specialty training and gained low vision experience at the Inova Fairfax Hospital Low Vision Center in Annandale, VA.

Dr. Deliso brings extensive knowledge to the School of Optometry at MCPHS, including expertise in vision rehabilitation for patients experiencing vision loss due to macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and neurologic and genetic conditions. In addition to providing clinical preceptorship, she is a lecturer and lab instructor for the Low Vision and Geriatrics course. Her research interests include posterior segment ocular disease, retinal dystrophies, and neurorehabilitation.Dr. Deliso is passionate about the benefits of a comprehensive low vision program and is committed to promoting a collaborative approach to best address the needs of the visually impaired.

Registration Costs:

$45.00 before April 2019

$55.00 - 4/1-4/26/2019

$65.00 - 4/27 - 5/1/2019

Non-members subjected to non-member rate.