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IOA's 2019 Fall Seminar 
October 2 - 3, 2019
Register on or before September 20, 2019, 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 2, and Thursday, October 3, 2019, 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 INOPT19. Block will close on August 30, 2019.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019     
Whittenberger Auditorium

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

9:00 am –– 11:00 am
What’s New in Retinal Vascular Diseases
Sherrol Reynolds, OD, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2 Hours IOB and Legend Drug
Description: This course will provide the latest information on retinal vascular diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy DR, hypertensive retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions, and ocular ischemic syndrome carotid artery disease. Emphasis will be on the latest in diagnostic modalities and therapeutic advances for each retinal disorder. This course will provide attendees with recent developments in the early diagnostic strategies and therapeutic advances of each retinal disorder and discuss integration of these innovations into clinical practice.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Under Pressure – The New Hypertension Guidelines
Sherrol Reynolds, OD, Fort Lauderdale, FL
1 Hour IOB and Legend Drug

Description: This course will provide the latest information on hypertension HTN and hypertensive retinopathy HTR. Emphasis will be newest HTN guidelines.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm            LUNCH (provided) – Alumni Hall

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
OCT Evaluation of the Retina and Optic Nerve

Robert Wooldridge, OD, Salt Lake City, UT
2 Hours IOB and Legend Drug Credit
Description: Are you having trouble interpreting your OCT findings in retinal disease and glaucoma? This lecture will start with basic understanding of OCT imaging, then dig deeper to illuminate common interpretation errors and reveal clinical pearls in diagnostics of pathology. Case examples of macular edema, AMD, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and non-glaucomatous optic neuropathy will be provided.

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Controversies and Consensus in Glaucoma
Robert Wooldridge, OD, Salt Lake City, UT
2 Hours IOB and Legend Drug Credit

Description: Have you ever been frustrated by hearing one opinion by a leading speaker or local glaucoma specialist only to hear a far different opinion by another expert? What are the real risk factors for glaucoma? Which test is better for detection of early damage? Which drugs are better for primary and adjunctive treatment of POAG? What can we agree on regarding these controversial issues? In this lecture, we will discuss some controversies in glaucoma diagnosis and management and then review consensus statements on the controversies generated by the World Glaucoma Association and other groups of glaucoma experts.

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 3          
Whittenberger Auditorium

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

8:00 am – 10:00 am
A Logical Approach to Differential Diagnosis of Peri-orbital Skin Lesions
Thomas Freddo, OD, Worcester, MA

2 Hours IOB and Legend Drug 
Description: This course allows the clinician to move beyond mere visual recognition of obvious dermatological lesions to an ability to analyze and properly describe skin lesions as a prerequisite to developing a differential diagnosis approach.

10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Rho-Kinase Inhibitors and Glaucoma
Thomas Freddo, OD, Worcester, MA

1 Hour IOB and Legend Drug
Description: This course provides detailed cellular mechanistic explanations for how we believe the newest class of drugs for the treatment of glaucoma actually work to lower IOP. The history of Rho-kinase related glaucoma research is provided, along with results of FDA clinical trials that led to approval of the first drug in this class and the more recent combination of Rho-kinase.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Adaptive Optics OCT of the Retinal Ganglion Cells

Donald T. Miller, PhD, Bloomington, IN
1 Hour IOB and Legend Drug
Description: New imaging technology developed at IU's optometry laboratory has provided the first 3D view of individual retinal ganglion cells in the living human eye. This talk will explore the use of this exciting technology to spatially map and longitudinally track these cells in normal and glaucomatous subjects.

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

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
What We Have Learned in 40 Years
Joseph Thallemer, OD, Edward Bennett, OD, Neil Pence, OD, Dennis Miller, OD, Charlie Shearer, OD, Marlane Brown, OD, Bob Vandervort, OD, Dave Hormuth, OD, MD

3 Hours IOB
Description: Using a “rapid fire” format, academic and clinical leaders from the Class of 1979 share their perspectives on a variety of current clinical and research topics upon which they have been focused throughout their careers. 

Support for this event provided by Allergan, Bausch + Lomb, Eye Specialists of Indiana, Marco, Shire, Walmart and Zeiss.

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 20, 2019.  Refund requests made on or before September 20, 2019, will receive a full refund.  Requests made between September 21 and October 1, 2019, will receive a 75% refund.  No refunds will be made after October 1, 2019.

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