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May 22, 2024 - AOA Affiliate FLASH CE

Update in Chemotherapy and Ocular Adverse Events

This course will review recent literature and clinical cases that were co-managed with Beth Israel Deaconess Oncology service at BIDMC Longwood Medical Eye Clinic and includes a review of specific protocols for increasingly common drugs, such as TIVDAK or Elahere. Both drugs are known to have adverse ocular impacts; the class of immune checkpoint inhibitors and their overall effects on the eye will be discussed. (90824-PH,  1 hour)

May 15, 2025 - Spring 2024 GMM and CE

Essentials of Essentials of Surgical Ophthalmic Pathology for the Optometric Lid Surgeon - This course provides an overview of the essentials needed for a lid surgeon to properly understand the peri-operative, pathology-related decisions and interpretation of pathology reports required when a surgical specimen will result from the procedure. This will include review of fixative options, use of pre-processing inks to identify tumor margins, special stains and their meaning in reading a pathology report, a review of histology and surgical pathology terminology and special consideration of procedures routinely done when granulomatous tissue is encountered.  (Dr. Thomas Freddo, 91075-PO, 2 hours)

March 2, 2024 - NTG Saturday (In-Person)

Beyond Medically Managed Glaucoma – The Good, the Bad, the Ugly - This course will discuss the treatment options beyond medical therapy for glaucoma patients. Topics will include laser procedures, MIGS and traditional trabeculectomy. Pros and cons of each procedure will be discussed along with managing post-operative complications.  (89192-GL, 2 hours)

Ocular & Systemic Pharmacology Update – 2024– This course will Examine ocular pharmaceutical drug delivery and application in various ocular disease conditions while reviewing basic pharmacokinetics and mechanism of action in ophthalmic pharmacology.  Attendees will also learn to develop strategies for identifying drug side effects on ocular systems.  (89193-PH, 2 hours)

Tomorrow’s Technology in Eye Care – This course reviews imaging basics while investigating tonometry novel technologies and their clinical relevance, among others.  The lecture will also discussion potential advantages and controversies of artificial intelligence (AI) in ocular disease management. (89194-GO, 2 hours)

March 3, 2024 - NTG Sunday (Remote)

Modern Approaches to Optic Neuritis/Perineuritis -This clinical, case-based lecture will showcase several examples of real-world patients with optic neuritis/perineuritis. These cases will each have unique features stemming from underlying systemic conditions that allow for teaching points for the audience. Emphasis will be on modern approaches to diagnosis, work-up, and management of optic neuritis cases. (Dr. Joseph Kane Jr., 85559-TD, 1 hour)

Glaucoma: A technology guided, doctor driven and patient centered approach - The management of patients with various forms of glaucoma has been greatly enhanced by the emergence of various technologies. However, the interpretation of that technology still requires diligence on the part of the clinician. Multiple technologies and an honest depiction of their limitations will be discussed, with an emphasis on diagnosis and longitudinal management employing holistic patient care.

Optic Nerve and Retinal Rounds: From Nerve-Racking to Nuanced - This course will discuss a wide variety of optic nerve and retinal conditions, specifically reinforcing the necessity of multimodal imaging in the diagnostic process. A multitude of cases will be presented in order to highlight how these imaging principles benefit the practitioner in streamlining diagnosis.

March 6, 2024 - NTG Wednesday (Remote)

Applications of optical coherence tomography angiography in modern optometry - This course is designed to increase awareness and understanding of OCT-A technology and its clinical applications in medical optometry. An overview of how the technology works will be provided with a specific emphasis on imaging features that can enhance disease recognition and improve patient management. The course will conclude with detailed case examples highlighting the role of OCT-A.  (Dr. Kelsey Jordan and Dr. Joseph Kane Jr., 86602-GO, 2 hours)

May 15, 2024 - Spring 2024 GMM & CE Dinner

September 13, 2024 - 2024 Oceanside CE

Date TBD - PATS Bye Week CE Brunch - 2024

December 4, 2024 - Holiday CHEER CE


Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Glaucoma Treatment in Dry Eyes - A review of relevant ocular surface disease (OSD) and glaucoma pathologies. Discussion of treatment considerations for OSD with concurrent glaucoma. Exploration of existing and potential future treatments for glaucoma in the setting of OSD. (Leah Kammerdiener, MD, 88302-GL,1 hour)

Not One Size Fits All: Choosing the Right Intraocular Lens for Cataract Surgery – With constant innovation in the field of refractive cataract surgery, intraocular lenses for cataract surgery have expanded greatly over the last few years offering numerous options for patients to meet their specific needs. (Nermin Graise, MD, 88616-PO, 1 hour)

Sunday, November 19, 2023 - PATS BYE WEEK CE (remote)

The Glaucoma Balancing Act: Preserving the Ocular Surface and Optic Nerve Simultaneously (81984-GL, 1 hour)

The Challenges of the Cornea (81675-TD, 1 hour)

All-Inclusive Cataract Care, Considerations & Complications (86962-PO, 2 hours)

Friday, September 15, 2023 - '23 Oceanside CE

Not Another Uveitis (Dr. Michael Cooper)

Herpes Keratitis: A Review from A to Z (Dr. Michael Cooper)

Retina 2023 - Vitreoretinal Surgery, Medical Retina and Uveitis Updates (Dr. Richard Bryan et al)

Diagnosis and Management of Uveitis for the Comprehensive Eye Care Provider 2023 - Dr. Janigian

Medical Retina Updates - Dr. Savoie

Wednesday, March 10, 2023 - Spring CE - Dr. Bridget Hendricks

Glaucoma Risk and Diagnosis: Current Strategies & Clinical Decision Making, 81325, 2 hours


Saturday, March 4, 2023 - Nose to the Grindstone - Dr. Blair Lonsberry

Top 10 Medications and Their Ocular Side Effects, 82100-PH, 1 hour

Diagnosing and Managing Ocular Emergencies, 78483-TD, 2 hours

Lid Lesions: Relax or Refer, 80478-GO, 1 hour

Uveitis: Systemic and Ocular Approaches to Management, 80475-TD, 1 hour

Oral Pharmaceuticals in Primary Care Optometry, 82076-PH, 2 hours

Sunday, March 5, 2023 - Nose to the Grindstone - Dr. Blair Lonsberry

Legends of the Posterior Segment, 83234-TD, 2 hours

Exploring the Autoimmune Diseases: A Systemic Approach, 82937-SD, 2 hours

Pain Management in Optometric Practice in the Era of an Opioid Epidemic, 83236-PH, 1 hour

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - Nose to the Grindstone - Dr. Blair Lonsberry

Anterior Segment Disease Grand Rounds, 83269-TD, 2 hours

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