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October 8th - 9th

  • CE in Fort Worth

Credit Hours: 16 Hours Accredited

8:00 am CST to 5:00 pm CST Daily

 

UHCO was on location in Fort Worth, Texas for the first time since 2019!

Participants earned 16 hours of COPE Accredited Continuing Education at this In-Person Conference.

 

The Sunday PM block offered a variety of lectures to choose from! Concurrent lectures took place in two ballrooms: Texas Requirements Track and Therapeutics Track. Participants chose which lecture to attend each hour.

 

  • Need Texas Requirements? Attend all lectures in the Texas Requirements Track ballroom.
  • Licensed outside of Texas or already have all of your Texas hours? Attend all lectures in the Therapeutics Track ballroom.
  • Need a little of this and a little of that? Switch ballrooms as needed at the end of each lecture.

 

Topics selected by UHCO Conference Director, Dr. Marcus Gonzales, included:

 

  • Myopia Management
  • Amniotic Membranes
  • Corneal Dystrophies and Degenerations
  • Keratoconus
  • Herpetic Eye Disease
  • Minor Surgical Procedures
  • Plaquenil Toxicity
  • Posterior Uveitis
  • Unexplained Vision Loss
  • Serology Testing
  • Managing Glaucoma Suspects
  • C/D Ratio
  • Glaucomatous VF

 

Texas Licensee Topics:

 

  • Opioid Prescribing Course
  • Human Trafficking Course
  • 2022 Professional Responsibility Course for Texas Optometrists

 

 


 

Hotel Information:

Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle

3300 Championship Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177

(817) 961-0800 / (800) 228-9290

Hotel Website

 

The UHCO Room Block has been Sold Out. Click Here to visit the Hotel Website or call the Hotel at (817) 961-0800 to Reserve your Room.

 


SPEAKER INFORMATION

David Dinh, OD, FAAO

Dr. Dinh hails from Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry. He then received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry where he received multiple honors and awards from his colleagues and professors in recognition for his excellence in pediatrics, as well as his leadership. Following optometry school, Dr. Dinh underwent an intensive residency in Ocular Disease at Cedar Springs Eye Clinic in Dallas Texas, where he gained advanced training in the areas of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and dry eye syndrome. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and maintains active memberships in the Texas Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, the local Dallas County Optometric Society and the International Gold Key Honor Society.

 


 

Jason Duncan, OD, FAAO, ABO Diplomate

Dr. Duncan provides patient care in Adult Primary Care and Advance Care of Ocular Disease Services in The Eye Center at Southern College of Optometry. His clinical interests include ocular inflammatory disease, dry eyes/eyelid disease and primary care optometry. He currently serves as Chair of the Faculty, the Faculty Affairs Committee, and the Seeing Green Initiative. An Associate Professor at SCO, he teaches classes in Anterior Segment Disease and Management, Posterior Segment Disease and Management, and a Common Optometric Procedures Seminar. 

 

 

 

 


 

Marcus Gonzales, OD, FAAO, ABO Diplomate

UHCO Conference Director

Dr. Gonzales received his undergraduate degree at Baylor University and completed his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) in 2006. He then went on to complete an Ocular Disease residency at Cedar Springs Eye Clinic, an inner-city charity clinic caring for a diseased, indigent population, in Dallas Texas. Currently, Dr. Gonzales is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Cedar Springs Eye Clinic for UHCO.  He was named the 2009 Educator of the Year by the Texas Optometric Association, and he received a President’s Award in 2011. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. His interests are in ocular disease, specifically glaucoma and retinal disease.

 


 

Wendy Harrison, OD, PhD, FAAO

Dr. Wendy Harrison completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Notre Dame and went on to be the first student to complete a joint OD and MS in Vision Science at Indiana University in four years. Following a residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses, also at Indiana, she completed PhD in Vision Science at the University of California Berkeley. She is currently an associate professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry. Her research focuses on diabetic eye diseases and she runs the electrodiagnostic testing in the clinic. She is a member of ARVO, and a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry. Within the Academy she is the President of the American Academy of Optometry Foundation and part of the leadership of Fellows Doing Research.

 


 

Rebecca Jowers, MACE

Rebecca is the founder and executive director of The Poiema Foundation, a non-profit that fights human trafficking. She is the visionary of the organization’s approach to human trafficking that focuses on educating the public, engaging communities to identify at-risk and missing youth, and empowering survivors through a long-term residential program. Rebecca holds a Master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Texas at El Paso. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Educational Ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary and also serves as their Dean of Women Students and Advisor to Women. Before establishing The Poiema Foundation, Rebecca taught math and science in both public schools and at the collegiate level. She has been married to her husband, Raymond, for 31 years, and they have four grown daughters.

 


 

Andrew Kemp, OD, FAAO

Dr. Kemp graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010 and the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2014. Dr. Kemp completed an Ocular Disease residency at the Cedar Springs Eye Clinic in Dallas, Texas, a UHCO-affiliated community clinic. Currently, Dr. Kemp is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Cedar Springs Eye Clinic and the Community Eye Clinic working with fourth year optometry externs and residents.  He serves as an Adjunct Professor for the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry.  Additionally, Dr. Kemp is an Associate Optometrist at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Center and the Optometry Medical Records Quality Assurance Director for Lone Star Circle of Care in Austin, Texas.  His research interests include the application of OCT-Angiography in the detection of retinal changes in diabetics, as well as, the management of glaucoma.  Dr. Kemp’s memberships include the TOA, AOA, and the Texas Public Health Association.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and serves as a consultant for the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education.

 


 

Mary Kate Sain, OD, FAAO

Dr. Sain is a Professor of Practice at University of Houston College of Optometry and serves as the Clinic Director at Northside Eye Care Clinic in Fort Worth, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Dr. Sain continued her education at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, where she received her Doctor of Optometry. She also completed an Ocular Disease Residency at the Community Eye Clinic in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Sain is an active member of the American and Texas Optometric Associations, is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and currently serves as the Co-Leader of the Health Professionals and Outcomes Workgroup for the Texas Diabetes Council.

 

 


 

Ashley Wallace-Tucker, OD

Dr. Ashley Tucker graduated from UHCO where she also completed a Cornea and Contact Lens Residency. During her residency, she received extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of corneal and anterior segment diseases, in complex contact lens fits and myopia management. Dr. Tucker spends the majority of her clinic time managing patients who are in need of specialty contact lenses or myopia management. Dr. Tucker is a partner at Bellaire Family Eye Care and The Contact Lens Institute of Houston. She is also a visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry where she is the course master for the Ophthalmic Optics Laboratory. Through her affiliation with the University of Houston, she regularly provides continuing education on the topics of anterior segment disease, specialty contact lenses, myopia management and ophthalmic optics. Dr. Tucker is a member of the Speaker’s Bureau for the Specialty Division of Bausch Lomb, a consultant for CooperVision and SynergEyes, and a lecturer for the STAPLE (Soft Toric and Presbyopic Lens Experience) program. She currently serves as the Public Education Chair Elect for the Scleral Lens Education Society and is on the advisory board for the Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI). 

 


Will be held @

Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle


3300 Championship Parkway
Fort Worth,Texas 76177

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Hotel Information:

Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle

3300 Championship Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177

(817) 961-0800 / (800) 228-9290

Hotel Website

 

The UHCO Room Block has been Sold Out. Click Here to visit the Hotel Website or call the Hotel at (817) 961-0800 to Reserve your Room.


Early Bird Deadline: September 14, 2022 Early Bird
Fee
Registration
Fee
Entire Course - 16 Hours $ 500 $ 550
Saturday Only - 8 Hours $ 425 $ 450
Sunday Only - 8 Hours $ 425 $ 450

Registration for this Conference is Closed.

 

Walk-in Registration was limited and incured an additional fee. 

 

Early Bird Registration ended at 5pm on September 14, 2022.
 
Regular Registration ended at 5pm on October 4, 2022.
 

 

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Special Assistance

The University of Houston College of Optometry encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing an accommodation, please submit your request to our office at optce@central.uh.edu a minimum of two weeks prior to the program start date.  A team member will contact you for complete details. Please note accommodation documentation may be requested.

Saturday, October 08, 2022

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Check-In: Badge Pick Up and Seating
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Announcements & CE Credit Overview
8:05 AM - 8:55 AM Myopia Management
This course is designed to briefly provide an overview of all myopia management strategies ranging from the past to the future with emphasis on present day strategies. We will cover current myopic statistics and projections for the future and also cover all the implications of myopia as a health condition. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each strategy and explore its place in modern practice. Lastly, we will discuss how to successfully implement myopia management into daily practice.
by Ashley Wallace-Tucker, OD, FAAO, ABO Diplomate, FSLS
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 80285-GO
8:55 AM - 9:45 AM Amniotic Membranes: Treatment for Anterior Segment Disease
This course is designed to introduce amniotic membranes as a treatment option for a variety of anterior segment conditions and diseases. We will explore the history of amniotic membrane use and then delve into the current applications of them into everyday optometric practice. The attendee will learn about the details of processing and procurement, mechanisms of action and different types of amniotic membranes. Lastly, we will discuss how to properly bill and code in order to obtain appropriate reimbursement.
by Ashley Wallace-Tucker, OD, FAAO, ABO Diplomate, FSLS
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 79204-TD
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM - 11:05 AM Update and Review on the Diagnosis and Management of the most Common Corneal Dystrophies
This course is designed to provide the attendee with a thorough review of the pathophysiology of the most common corneal dystrophies. We will discuss the signs and symptoms along with the expected prognosis and visual outcome for each condition. Lastly, modern treatment options including pharmaceuticals, contact lenses and surgeries will be presented.
by Ashley Wallace-Tucker, OD, FAAO, ABO Diplomate, FSLS
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 80286-TD
11:05 AM - 12:00 PM New Advancements in the Management of Keratoconus
This course is designed is to provide a thorough overview of Keratoconus as a corneal disease entity. In addition, there will be a review and update on the many treatment options including contact lens and surgical options. Lastly, Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL), the most recent development in Keratoconus management, will be detailed and discussed as a treatment option for eligible patients.
by Ashley Wallace-Tucker, OD, FAAO, ABO Diplomate, FSLS
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 80287-TD
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM Herpetic Eye Disease Diagnosis and Management
CEE Available - This course provides an in-depth discussion of the herpes family of viruses and their ophthalmic manifestations. Diagnostic and management strategies are thoroughly addressed and include actual patient care examples. Evidence based medicine and empirical protocols are reviewed. The course participant will learn to distinguish among the various herpetic viruses that may affect the eye and adnexa as well as the respective management.
by Jason Duncan, OD, FAAO, ABO Diplomate
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 80288-SD
Take Quiz
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Minor Surgical Procedures
CEE Available - The expanding optometric scope includes various surgical procedures of the eyelid and adnexa. This course will introduce the lesions that optometrists may encounter in practice and the appropriate surgical management of those lesions. Differentials will be discussed as well as intra-professional management options. Actual patient cases will be displayed and discussed.
by Jason Duncan, OD, FAAO, ABO Diplomate
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 80289-SP
Take Quiz

Sunday, October 09, 2022

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Check-In: Badge Pick Up and Seating
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Announcements & CE Credit Overview
8:05 AM - 8:55 AM Identifying Plaquenil Toxicity in Practice
This course reviews important guidelines for Plaquenil therapy in optometry. It will discuss prescribing considerations and side effects of this medication; with a goal of identifying plaquneil changes and aiding Optometrists in communication with other specialties. We will highlight important optometry exam elements for this patient population. Lastly we will present several cases with varying amounts of toxicity. These cases will present all testing done which includes but not limited to visual fields, multifocal electroretinograms, optical coherence tomography, and fundus autofluorescence.
by Wendy Harrison, OD, PhD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 80290-PH
8:55 AM - 9:45 AM Case Based Evaluation of Posterior Uveitis and Its Treatments
This course reviews posterior inflammatory retinal disease. We will specifically cover white dots syndromes, other inflammatory diseases and vitreous, infections and autoimmune conditions affecting the retina. The course and treatment options will be included. Cases of patients will be discussed from a perspective of diagnosis and management.
by Wendy Harrison, OD, PhD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 80292-TD
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM Explaining Unexplained Vision Loss: Interesting Cases
CEE Available - This course will review a series of interesting cases all referred into an Electrodiagnosic clinic with unexplained vision loss. We will discuss the different options for testing in those patients with reduced visual acuity or field defects and essentially normal optometric exams.
by Wendy Harrison, OD, PhD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 80399-TD
Take Quiz
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM An Optometrist's Guide to Laboratory Testing
Serology testing can be crucial for the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. This course is designed to provide practicing optometrists with an introduction to commonly ordered laboratory tests in an eye care setting and offer instruction on how to order tests. Patient cases will be reviewed as we discuss the fundamentals of ordering and interpreting laboratory tests.
by Mary Kate Sain, OD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 80293-SD
1:50 PM - 2:05 PM Break
2:05 PM - 2:55 PM Ballroom 1: Opioids: Managing Pain During a Drug Epidemic
Learn about the growing influence of opioids in healthcare and how eye care providers can utilize best practices for its uses as well as alternative pain management approaches.
by David Dinh, OD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 77811-PH
2:05 PM - 2:55 PM Ballroom 2: Clear as Mud: Managing Glaucoma Suspects in Modern Optometry
This course will discuss the scientific basis for a variety of glaucoma risk factors and how to incorporate them into a comprehensive assessment of a glaucoma suspect patient.
by Andrew Kemp, OD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 80400-GL
2:55 PM - 3:05 PM Break
3:05 PM - 3:55 PM Ballroom 1: 2022 Professional Responsibility Course for Texas Optometrists
The 2022 Professional Responsibility Course for Texas Optometrists provides participants with the opportunity to learn about the legal and ethical practice of optometry, including compliance with specific state laws, as well as judicious prescribing regulations. This course is mandated by state law for Texas optometrists for license renewal.
by Andrew Kemp, OD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 1.0 / General/Professional Responsibility
Cope ID: 77669-EJ
3:05 PM - 3:55 PM Ballroom 2: Beyond the C/D Ratio
There are many characteristics of the optic nerve that hallmark glaucoma and its progression, so why are we still just evaluating a C/D ratio? This course takes a closer look at how to evaluate a glaucomatous nerve that should go beyond just estimating a C/D ratio.
by Marcus Gonzales, OD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 80508-GL
3:55 PM - 4:45 PM Ballroom 1: Human Trafficking Training for Medical Professionals
trafficking, both labor and sex trafficking; however, they are often not aware their patient is a victim. Victims may be people of any age, gender, race/ethnicity, nationality, immigration status, or sexual orientation. Victims and survivors are often patients in dental offices, emergency rooms, and clinics. Health care providers have an opportunity to be a voice for this population that has no voice. Your intervention could save a life. The Poiema Foundation training course, "Human Trafficking Training for Medical Professionals", is approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) in accordance with House Bill 2059 (2019) for health care practitioner licensure renewal requirements. **Please Note: This course is not approved for credit by the Florida Board of Optometry.
by Rebecca Jowers, MACE, DEdMin Candidate
Credit Hours: 1.0 / General
Cope ID: 78029-PB
3:55 PM - 4:45 PM Ballroom 2: Glaucomatous Visual Field Update
This course reviews some of the newer guidelines regarding frequency of VF testing, the new 24-2 VF testing pattern as well as the utilization of the 10-2 VF pattern in certain types of glaucoma.
by Marcus Gonzales, OD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 80510-GL