OD Courses 


Exhibit hours:

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    Speaker: Denise Valenti, OD
     
8:00am   Marijuana and Driving Your Retina and Brain
(50179-PH; 1 hr)

Marijuana impacts cognition and sensory functions. The impairment is enough to create a serious hazard to driving. Marijuana causes dysfunction in retinal processing. Marijuana inhibits up to 75 of the visual functions in the lateral geniculate nucleus, the primary brain relay nucleus. This lecture will review the available research related the visual pathway and its relationship to driving and cannabis use.
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9:00am   Break & Visit Exhibits
     
9:45am   Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack and Migraine Visual Field Loss - Interpreting descriptions through a patient's perspective
(COPE Pending; 1 hr)
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the direct costs attributed to stroke are 26.2 billion dollars a year with another 14.7 billion being spent in indirect costs. The reported visual field symptoms for migraine can be difficult to differentiate from the symptoms reported for a TIA and because neither leaves a biomarker of physical brain changes with conventional imaging the differential diagnosis between the two based on visual symptoms can be complex.
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10:45am   Marijuana, Cannabis, Cannabinoids Glaucoma and IOP
(COPE Pending; 1 hr)
Twenty-Nine states allow the use of medicinal marijuana for the treatment of disease. The vast majority include glaucoma as a disease for which marijuana can be used. This course reviews the cannabinoid system with the emphasis on the structures relevant to glaucoma.
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11:45am   Lunch & Visit Exhibits
MOA Annual Business Meeting
12:45pm   This course is not included in GLEC registration; Add-on.
Human Trafficking: What Michigan Optometrists Need to Know
(59985-PB; 1 hr)

Speaker: Lillian Kalaczinski, OD
This course will inform attendees on all aspects of human trafficking including: the definition and types of human trafficking, the scope of the problem in Michigan and the U.S., and common venues where trafficking occurs.
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1:45pm   Alzheimer's Disease, Cognition and Cannabis
(COPE Pending; 3 hrs)

Ten million baby boomers in the United States will get Alzheimers disease. Health care providers specializing in the rehabilitation of the visual system can benefit from understanding the impact this neurodegenerative disease has on functions of daily living. This program will discuss what is known about cannabis and cannabinoid treatment for Alzheimers disease.
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3:45pm   Break & Visit Exhibits
     
4:15pm   Alzheimer's Disease, Cognition and Cannabis continued
     
4:45pm   Exhibit Hall Pub Crawl
     
6:00pm   Double Vision Bash

 

    Speaker: Jordan Keith, OD
     
 8:00am   Myopia Control
(COPE Pending; 1 hr)
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9:00am   Break & Visit Exhibits
     
9:45am   Why Lunch Matters
(50332-EJ; 2 hrs)
This course will review the conflict of interest, the literature, bring awareness to the tactics used by industry to influence the judgment of doctors and the consequences to patient care that can occur, and discuss the evolving changes in policies and laws aimed at protecting patients from these consequences.
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11:45am   Lunch & Visit Exhibits
MOA Annual Business Meeting
     
12:45pm   This course is not included in GLEC registration; Add-on.
Human Trafficking: What Michigan Optometrists Need to Know
(59985-PB; 1 hr)

Speaker: Lillian Kalaczinski, OD
This course will inform attendees on all aspects of human trafficking including: the definition and types of human trafficking, the scope of the problem in Michigan and the U.S., and common venues where trafficking occurs.
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1:45pm   Retinal Vascular Occlusions Update
(COPE Pending; 2 hrs)

This course reviews the pathophysiology, signs, symptoms, and treatments of common retinal vascular conditions RVOs, RAOs, OIS, DR, CSCR, as well as reviews new evidence regarding treatment and management of these conditions.
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3:45pm   Break & Visit Exhibits
     
4:15pm   Examining the Diabetic Patient: what matters most
(COPE Pending; 1 hr)
We will also discuss the psychological and emotional importance of the doctorpatient relationship in caring for the diabetic patient.
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4:45pm   Exhibit Hall Pub Crawl
     
6:00pm   Double Vision Bash
     
     
     

 

    Speaker: Jane Grogg, OD
     
7:00am   Manufacturer's Breakfast
     
7:30am   Case Potpourri
(COPE Pending; 1 hr)
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8:30am   Break & Visit Exhibits
     
9:00am   Oral Medications for the Optometrist
(58308-PH; 2 hrs)

The goal of this course is to encourage and build confidence in the use of oral medications in the optometric setting. Medications of choice as well as dosages, side effects, and contraindications will be discussed.
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11:00am   Lunch & Visit Exhibits
     
12:15pm   What a Pain in the Eye
(COPE Pending; 2 hrs)

Pain management in the optometrists office may encompasses therapeutic options ranging from topical application of pharmaceutical agents to the use of oral narcotic agents. This course provides a review of the therapeutic options available to manage various sources of ocular pain for patients presenting to the optometrist.
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2:15pm   Break
     
2:25pm   A Glance at Herbal Products in Eye Care
(57782-PH; 1 hr)
This lecture will discuss commonly encountered herbal products in the eye care field. The discussion will include their advertised uses and potential adverse ocular side effects.
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3:25pm   New Pharmaceuticals
(COPE Pending; 1 hr)
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    Speaker: Joyce Ardrey, CPC
12:15pm  

HIPAA Facts and Myths
(50301-PM; 1 hr)
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 1996 affects your practice daily. Every individual in the practice is required to have detailed knowledge of HIPAA rules and regulations. These rules apply to operations, EHRs, communication, etc. New regulations were added under the Affordable Care Act as well. This course will attempt to make attendees aware of the facts and dispel the myths so that even small practices can manage the requirements.
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1:15pm   Quality Payment Overview
(52629-PM; 1 hr)
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 created two new payment programs. We will explain the Advanced Alternative Payment Models and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. MIPS has four elements: Quality, Advancing Care Information, Improvement Activities and Cost.
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2:15pm   Break
     
2:25pm   Most Common Claim Errors and Denials
(COPE Pending; 1 hr)
This 1 hour course covers the payers top reasons for non-payment of claims processed the first time.
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3:25pm  

Medicare 101
(COPE Pending; 1 hr)
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    Speaker: Andrew Morgenstern, OD
     
8:00am   Contact Lens Fitting After a Corneal Graft 1h00
(COPE Pending; 1 hr)
Post-graft patients represents one of the most challenging condition for contact lens practitioners. The rapid loss of endothelial cells, after the graft, drives the need of fitting contact lenses with a high level of oxygen delivery. Topical medications is often used and contact lenses wear should be made compatible.
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8:50am   Ocular Surface Disease and Comorbidity with Depression and Psychological Dysfunction
(COPE Pending; 1 hr)
Discuss the Comorbidities of Ocular Surface Disease.
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9:40am   Break
     
10:00am   The Disease of Myopia
(52098-GO; 1 hr)
This course will discuss in detail the virtual epidemic level rise in myopia from around the world, associated disease, prevention methods and treatment options.
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10:50am   Keratoconus Corneal Disease Corneal Cross-linking and More
(COPE Pending; 2 hrs)
This course discusses the diagnosis and management of keratoconuskeratoectasia, PMD, fuchs disease, corneal dystrophies and degenerations, and introduces advanced treatments.
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11:40am   Break with snacks and refreshments
     
12:10pm   Brace for Impact...Managing Ocular and Orbital Trauma
(COPE Pending; 1 hr)
Welcome to a CRASH course on evaluating ocular and orbital injuries and how to properly manage them.
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