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Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:00 AM EDT
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Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT

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French Lick Springs Hotel 
8670 IN-56
French Lick, IN 47432
 

 
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Contact Information

Bridget Sims 
317-237-3560 
blsims@ioa.org 

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Lisa Sheridan
317-237-3561
lsheridan@ioa.org 

Indiana Optometric Association, Inc.
10 W. Market Street, Suite 2995
Indianapolis, IN 46204 

IOA's 2019 SEMINARS

IOA Summer Seminar
July 10, 2019
Ritz Charles, Carmel, IN

IOA Fall Seminar
October 2-3, 2019
Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomington, IN

CONVENTION REFUND POLICY

All requests for refunds must be in writing and must be postmarked or sent via email no later than March 29, 2019. Refund requests made on or before March 29, 2019, will receive a full refund. Requests postmarked or emailed between March 30 and April 11, 2019, will receive a 75% refund. No refunds will be made after April 11, 2019.

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Taking the Mystery Out of Oral Medications
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Injectable Medications in Eye Care
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Non-Diabetic Retinal Vascular Disease
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Indiana Optometry's Meeting
The 122nd Annual Convention of the Indiana Optometric Association

April 12 - 14, 2019
16 OD CE Hours | 6 Paraoptometric CE Hours
French Lick Springs Hotel

Register Now!

 

LINK TO IUSO STUDENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION 

 

ONLINE LODGING RESERVATIONS
To reserve your hotel room, call 1-888-936-9360 and mention group code 0419OPT
or visit https://book.passkey.com/e/49804989.
Rooms are still available at the group rate until the block is sold out.

ALL EVENTS TO BE HELD IN THE FRENCH LICK SPRINGS HOTEL

REGISTER BEFORE MARCH 29, 2019, TO AVOID $35 LATE FEE!
Registration must be received before March 29 to receive a printed CE handbook.
Download the online book after March 29 at www.ioa.org/Doctor-Resources
.

Offering sixteen (16) OD continuing education hours and six (6) paraoptometric education hours, Indiana Optometry's Meeting will be held April 12-14, 2019, at the French Lick Springs Hotel. All 16 hours qualify for Indiana Optometry Board (IOB) credit and six hours qualify for the Legend Drug certification. All OD hours are COPE-qualifed (one course is COPE pending).

Friday, April 12, 2019 - OD Education

8 – 9:30 am   
Registration (all day) & Continental Breakfast 

9 – 10 am
The Role Macular Carotenoids Play in Visual Performance and in Sports Vision
Jim Stringham, Ph.D., Durham, NC 
This course will survey the relatively short history of the literature involving macular carotenoids and visual performance. Mechanisms for effects, be they optical, physiological, or neural, will be discussed in detail. Emphasis will be placed on relevance to visual performance in sports.
COPE Qualified 50129-FV, 1 Hour IOB

10 am – Noon
Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies: Are You Prepared? 
Richard Mangan, OD, Boulder, CO
This course will review 10 of the most concerning ocular urgencies optometrists are likely to encounter at some point in their careers and stress the importance of properly equipping the office to handle urgent ocular situations, including triage guidelines.Diagnostic and therapeutic pearls will be provided and case presentations will aid in the discussion.
COPE Qualified 60237-GO, 2 Hours IOB

Noon – 2:30 pm
Lunch on your own

Noon – 2:30 pm
House of Delegates (lunch for attendees) 
Support provided by Bosma Enterprises and Marco

2:30 – 4:30 pm
Make a Difference and Fit the Unusual
Louise Sclafani, OD, Chicago, IL
We are often presented with patients who have unique systemic or ocular conditions that can benefit from the use of contact lenses. Using actual patients presented in a grand rounds style, learn how we can restore vision, comfort and lifestyle.
COPE Qualified 52612-CL, 2 hours IOB

4:30 – 5:30 pm
Joie du Vin: The Health Benefits of Enjoying Wine
Louise Sclafani, OD, Chicago, IL
As primary care providers, many of our patients ask about the various health benefits of everyday items in their diet, including wine, which is a staple in many cultures. This discussion will review the literature of the ocular and systemic benefits of wine consumption.
COPE Qualified 52266-GO, 1 Hour IOB

5:30 – 7:30 pm   
Welcome Reception & Exhibit Hall Open
Support provided by Eye Surgeons of Indiana

9 pm
Bowling Party

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - OD Education

7:30 – 9 am 
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8 – 9 am 
Current Medical Management Concepts of the Diabetic Patient
April Jasper, OD, West Palm Beach, FL
This course will provide attendees with a great working knowledge of the latest thoughts and trends in the diagnosis and management of systemic diabetes and allow better understanding of workflow options in the optometrist office to better care for the diabetic patient. Attendees will be given tremendous confidence and insights into working with the patients’ primary care physician and other medical specialists in the new healthcare delivery model.
COPE Qualified 58615-SD, 1 Hour IOB and Legend Drug

9 – 11 am
Diagnosing and Treatment Protocols for Dry Eye, Allergy and Glaucoma Treatments
April Jasper, OD, West Palm Beach, FL
In this course we will discuss the need to create distinction in eye care. We will review diagnosis and treatment protocols for dry eye, allergy and glaucoma. We will review benefits to the patient and the practice for having protocols for these conditions in place and evaluate how to implement them in practice for better, more efficient patient care. Review of these diseases and the technology that can be utilized to enhance patient care will also be evaluated. We will discuss the disease processes in detail through case reports.
COPE Qualified 61589-AS, 2 Hours IOB and Legend Drug

11 am – 2:30 pm 
Trade Show Luncheon
Featuring fabulous raffle prizes, show specials and the IUOSA Quiz Bowl Competition
Support provided by Bausch + Lomb

2:30 – 3:30 pm
Life Threatening Eye Signs Symptoms that Can’t Be Missed 
Joseph P. Shovlin, OD, Scranton, PA 
There are several key signs and symptoms that signal potentially life-threatening disease. It’s crucial that every clinician be aware of these important signals. A full range of signs and symptoms must be evaluated for risk of morbidity. Several case examples including neurologic and vascular etiologies such as flashing lights signaling an aneurysm, TIAs associated with septal wall defects, corneal verticillate in lysosomal storage diseases, recurrent shingles due to reduced cell mediated immunity thymoma and other fascinating cases will be highlighted.
COPE Qualified 57819-SD, 1 Hour IOB and Legend Drug

3:30 – 5:30 pm
The Herpes Group
Joseph P. Shovlin, OD, Scranton, PA 
This course examines the herpes group as a disease entity that includes primarily herpes simplex and zoster. Early recognition is key for a successful outcome and differentials are important. Medical management will be shared and the value of vaccination for zoster will be emphasized.
COPE Qualified 50947-AS, 2 Hours IOB and Legend Drug

2:30 pm – 4 pm
OD/Student Networking Mixer
This event features a “speed dating” style of networking. If you’re looking for an extern, associate or summer help, check the box on the registration form or contact the IOA Office at (317) 237-3560 to be included in this networking opportunity with IU School of Optometry students.

6:30 – 7:30 pm 
President’s Reception 
Welcome the new IOA President at this special event
Support provided by Eye Specialists of Indiana

7:30 – 10 pm 
President’s Banquet
Incoming IOA President’s Speech and Presentation of OD of the Year and President's Citation (Young OD of the Year) Awards
Special guest Entertainer Tom Sullivan Sponsored by Allergan

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - OD Education

7 – 8 am
Continental Breakfast

7 – 8 am
Past Presidents’ Breakfast

Support provided by Interstate Laboratory Group

8 – 10 am
Hi Tech Procedures that Improve Patient Care 
Jerome Sherman, OD, Bedford, NY
Myriad devices have become available in the last decade or so. Those that clearly have improved patient care are explored by case presentation and include SD OCT, OCT-A, ultra-wide field color, AF, FA, ICG, in office VEPs and ERGs, Hand Carotenoid Scanner, Rabin Cone simultaneous color and contrast, and eSight as the next generation low vision device.
COPE Qualified 52240-GO, 2 Hours IOB

10 am – Noon
Dynamic Developments in AMD Diagnosis
Jerome Sherman, OD, Bedford, NY
AMD is the most common cause of blindness in the Western World. OCT, FAF, cone contrast and genetic testing allow for early diagnosis. Treatment options go beyond NEI, AREDS and AREDS2 and the Zinc controversy needs explanation, all covered in this provocative course.
COPE Qualified 60083-PD, 2 Hours IOB

Unrestricted Educational Grant for this event provided by MacuHealth and Grossnickle Eye Center. 

The schedule is subject to change. Any changes will be posted on this webpage. CEE will not be offered. 

*  OD registration fee includes provided meals, receptions, and the President's Banquet. Spouses and guests must pay a separate fee to attend the Exhibit Hall (which includes lunch) and the President's Banquet. The Paraoptometric registration fee includes the Exhibit Hall and lunch, but not the President's Banquet.  

REGISTER BEFORE MARCH 29, 2019, TO AVOID $35 LATE FEE!
Registration must be received before March 29 to receive a printed CE handbook. Download the online book after March 29 at www.ioa.org/Doctor-Resources.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - Paraoptometric Education

Offering six hours of Continuing Education for Paraoptometrics, Opticians, and Staff, the Paraoptometric Program will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at the French Lick Springs Hotel.

This year we are featuring two tracks to meet more of the educational needs of our attendees.

And take advantage of a special discount offered this year:
**Register three paraoptometrics for the price of two!**

7:30 – 9 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast

Noon – 2 pm
Trade Show Luncheon (included in registration)
Stop by the exhibit hall to enjoy lunch and visit with more than 60 exhibitors!

TRACK 1

9 – 10 am
The Patient Handoff
Andy Kresnak, District Sales Manager, Luxottica, Granger, IN
Gain insight into the journey from patient to consumer. Gain a 360 perspective of the handoff process from the moment of patient check-in to the final stage of product dispensing to the consumer. The understanding of this process will provide insight on elevating the medical/retail experience resulting in increased patient/consumer experience. ABO

10 – 11 am
Screening Children/Children Eye Exams
Lynn Lawrence, CMSgt(ret), USAF, CPOT, ABOC, COA, OSC, Navarre, FL
This course will discuss the ocular development and growth of young children. The discussion will go over the issues dealing with the pre-screening and preparation of young children, scenarios and possible outcomes. It will discuss set-up, testing and concerns in treating young children and dealing with parents. ABO and NCLE

11 am – Noon
Basic Optics
Lynn Lawrence, CMSgt(ret), USAF, CPOT, ABOC, COA, OSC, Navarre, FL
Covers lens myopic, hyperopic, astigmatic, prism, and refractive qualities lens characteristics. This course will provide basic information regarding the practice of dispensing ophthalmic optics products.  Topics discussed will include definitions of basic terminology, descriptions of commonly used vision corrective devices, explanation of basic dispensing techniques and procedures. AOA CPC

2 – 3 pm
Anatomy of the Eye
Dianna Graves, COMT, Cottage Grove, MN
This course will cover the anatomy of the eye from the cornea all the way to the optic nerve. We will also discuss what the technician should consider during the exam: ex:refraction if there are cataracts or dilation for flashes and floaters, and when those tests should be performed. ABO

3 – 4 pm
The Art of History Taking
Dianna Graves, COMT, Cottage Grove, MN
This course is designed to enhance history-taking skills by identifying pitfalls staff fall into when taking a medical history. Some of the areas we will discuss are: how to address and identify the patient, pain assessment, how to push the patient without being “pushy,” phrases and comments to avoid and the proper sequence of a history. AOA CPC and ABO

4 – 5 pm
The Difficult Patient: “The Bad Kid” Scenario
Dianna Graves, COMT, Cottage Grove, MN
Patients often get labeled as a “difficult patient.” These patients can be angry, irritable or even downright mean in the eyes of your staff. The question that rises is: why? Through an interactive teaching process, we will look at the “difficult patient” and walk through the steps that might have occurred to “make” that patient hard to handle. When you start to break it down, it might not be the patient that is difficult, but all the scenarios around them that lead to their behavior. Understanding those dynamics can help you turn that patient around and get a great exam! AOA CPC and ABO

TRACK 2

9 – 10 am
Performing Thorough And Reliable Visual Fields
Dianna Graves, COMT, Cottage Grove, MN
It is not enough to be able to “do” a visual field – you must be able to do thorough, consistent and reliable visual fields. We will discuss parameters of a visual field, the settings of the HVF (blind spot monitor, spot size, how to adjust and use the appropriate correction) as well as false positives and false negatives, grey scale and the different types of HVF available (24-2, Sita, Sita Fast). We also will discuss the prechiasm, chiasm and postchiasm and how to anticipate what visual field defects we may see when performing visual fields. AOA CPC

10 – 11 am
What Do I Do Now?
Dianna Graves, COMT, Cottage Grove, MN
A common complaint from doctors is that the technical staff do not do the appropriate exam for the patient complaint. Yet, the staff feel that their exam was right on the money. So… where is the disconnect?! We will discuss scenarios of patient complaints and what tests are generally recommended for that specific complaint, i.e. decreased vision, loss of vision, loss of visual field, and consult/second opinion from an outside doctor. AOA CPC and ABO

11 am – Noon
The Consumer Connection
Andy Kresnak, District Sales Manager, Luxottica, Granger, IN
Gain insight into the consumer’s perspective of the optical retail experience. Understanding the consumer’s expectations will provide insight on elevating the retail experience, resulting in increased profitability. ABO

2 – 3 pm
My Last Nerve
Lynn Lawrence, CPOT, CMSgt(ret), USAF, CPOT, ABOC, COA, OSC, Navarre, FL
This is an advanced course designed to identify the cranial nerves and the ophthalmic nerves that affect and impact the ophthalmic system. It will assist attendees in connecting the dots of nerve innervations and muscular functions for the basic structures of the ocular system. Some knowledge of basic anatomy would be helpful in this advanced course. AOA CPC and ABO

3 – 4 pm
Pharmacology for Technicians
Lynn Lawrence, CPOT, CMSgt(ret), USAF, CPOT, ABOC, COA, OSC, Navarre, FL
This lecture is designed to cover five primary areas of pharmacology for familiarity. Mydriatic, Miotics, Beta blockers, antibiotics and anesthetics will be covered. The different categories and functions of these medications and their purpose, along with common names currently on the market will be discussed. AOA CPC and ABO

4 – 5 pm
How Dry Eye Impacts Vision and Refraction
Lynn Lawrence, CPOT, CMSgt(ret), USAF, CPOT, ABOC, COA, OSC, Navarre, FL
This course is designed to discover the disease and complexities of dry eyes and its impact upon the refractive status of the eye, as well as the anatomy and physiology of the eye and tear film. It will also cover symptoms, diagnosing, testing and current available treatments for dry eye disease.
AOA CPC, ABO and NCLE

The schedule is subject to change.  Any changes will be posted on this webpage.

*  OD registration fee includes provided meals, receptions, and the President's Banquet. Spouses and guests must pay a separate fee to attend the Exhibit Hall (which includes lunch) and the President's Banquet. The Paraoptometric registration fee includes the Exhibit Hall and lunch, but not the President's Banquet.  

REGISTER BEFORE MARCH 29, 2019, TO AVOID $35 LATE FEE!
Registration must be received before March 29 to receive a printed CE handbook. Download the online book after March 29 at www.ioa.org/Doctor-Resources.

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10 W. Market Street, Suite 2995
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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