Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 8:00 AM EDT
Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 4:30 PM EDT

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Indiana Memorial Union 
900 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47405

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Bridget Sims 
Indiana OPTOMETRY | Indiana Optometric Association 


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IOA's 2018 Fall Seminar 
October 3 - 4, 2018
Register on or before September 21, 2018, to avoid the $35 late fee

This event offers one or two day registration options

Register today to attend IOA's Fall Seminar to be held on Wednesday, October 3, and Thursday, October 4, 2018, at the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington, Indiana! This optometric continuing education (CE) event offers fourteen (14) hours of Indiana Optometry Board Accepted CE. Approval of courses by states other than Indiana is the responsibility of the attendee. CEE (continuing education with exam) will not be offered at this event.

Room reservations are available at the Indiana Memorial Union and fill up quickly. Call 800-209-8145 or go to imu.indiana.edu/hotel and use the group code INOPT18.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018     
Whittenberger Auditorium

8:00 am  –– 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am –– 11:00 am
Innovations in Retina Impressions from a Blue Collar Lunch Pail Optometrist
Mark Dunbar, OD, Miami, FL

COPE Qualified 51694-PS, 2 Hours IOB and Legend Drug
Description: 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 autofluorescence (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.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Landmark Studies from the NEI
Mark Dunbar, OD, Miami, FL
COPE Qualified 50552-GO, 1 Hour IOB

Description: 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 among others.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm            LUNCH (provided) – Alumni Hall   Sponsored by Quantel Medical

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Laser Procedures for Narrow Angle Glaucoma

Brett King, OD, Bloomington, IN
2 Hours IOB and Legend Drug Credit
Description: This course will present the most recent practice guidelines for the laser surgical procedures used to treat narrow angle glaucoma. NOTE: This course is appropriate for all seminar attendees. It also qualifies for two hours toward the Anterior Segment Laser Procedures Certification Course requirements.

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Resident Grand Rounds
Neil Pence, OD, Bloomington, IN
1 hour IOB and Legend Drug Credit

Description: IUSO Residents will discuss the initial presentation, diagnosis and management of various anterior and posterior segment cases.

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Contemporary AMD Management for the Optometrist
Damon Dierker, OD, Indianapolis, IN
COPE Qualified 49547-PS, 1 Hour IOB and Legend Drug

Description: More than 10 million Americans have AMD. While many optometrists diagnose and manage AMD patients on a daily basis, why is there such a huge variation in practice patterns? What exactly is AMD? When can we confidently make the diagnosis? How often should AMD patients be monitored? When is special testing indicated? What advice should we be giving patients if we use an evidence-based approach? This course will present a comprehensive strategy for identifying and managing AMD in primary care optometry.

5:30 pm  – 7:00 pm  RECEPTION - Alumni Hall 
Stop by Alumni Hall for appetizers, drinks and the opportunity to network with your peers and current IU School of Optometry students!

Thursday, October 4          
Whittenberger Auditorium

7:00 am  –– 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 10:00 am
Keys to Preserving Vision in Glaucoma
Austin Lifferth, OD, Warsaw, IN

COPE Qualified 58663-GL, 2 Hours IOB and Legend Drug 
Description: As frontline eye care providers, Optometrists have a unique role and responsibility to diagnose glaucoma earlier and detect progression sooner. This informal, interactive discussion focuses on three keys to preserve vision in patients with glaucoma.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Positive Visual Phenomena Etiologies Beyond the Eye
Sara Weidmayer, OD, Manchester, MI

COPE Qualified 58383-NO, 2 Hours IOB
Description:  This lecture will explore several ocular causes of photopsia and non-ocular etiologies for positive visual phenomena, and will help optometrists better understand how to differentiate between- and appropriately manage these various etiologies. Emphasis is on less common--but higher risk causes of positive visual phenomena.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm            LUNCH (on your own)

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Cases to Learn From
Arthur Epstein, OD, Phoenix, AZ

COPE Pending, 1 Hour IOB and Legend Drug
Description: This course presents a variety of challenging diagnostic and therapeutic observations, decisions and challenges with resulting clinical insights and key learning points.  Cases range from trauma, to ocular surface to infection. Underlying physiology and pathophysiology will be explored. 

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Advanced Diagnosis and Management of Ocular Surface Disease and Tear Dysfunction
Arthur Epstein, OD, Phoenix, AZ
COPE Qualified  47870-AS, 2 Hours IOB and Legend Drug

Description: Our understanding of the ocular surface has evolved dramatically over the past few years. Growing interest in dry eye and tear dysfunction has increased interest in this practice segment. We apply an evidence-based approach with extensive use of video animation, to integrate novel concepts into a unified perspective of the ocular surface environment with direct practical and clinical diagnostic and therapeutic application. Current therapy is reviewed with specific focus on dogma vs. newer concepts and clinical approaches that contrast traditional palliative therapies to newer approaches that target root causes and functional issues.

Support for this event provided by Allergan, Eye Specialists of Indiana, Maculogix, Marco, Price Vision Group, Quantel Medical, Shire and Walmart Health & Wellness.

Questions?  Contact Bridget Sims at (317) 237-3560 or at blsims@ioa.org.

Should any scheduling changes be necessary, they will be posted on this webpage.

REFUND POLICY:  All requests for refunds must be made in writing and must be postmarked or sent via email no later than September 21, 2018.  Refund requests made on or before September 21, 2018, will receive a full refund.  Requests made between September 22 and October 2, 2018, will receive a 75% refund.  No refunds will be made after October 2, 2018.

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