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November 19th - 20th

  • CE in San Antonio

Credit Hours: 16 Hours Accredited

 

Almost 150 ODs joined UHCO for our annual CE in San Antonio Conference! They enjoyed all the Riverwalk had to offer by staying on-site at the Westin Hotel while they completed sixteen hours of COPE approved CE.  

 

Topics selected by new Conference Director, Dr. Janet Garza, included:

  • Narrow Angle Glaucoma
  • Retina Conditions
  • Commonly Mis-Diagnosed Conditions
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Papilledema
  • Identifying Cardiac and Vascular Abnormalities Through Ocular Symptoms
  • Neuro-Ophthalmic Manifestations in Older Adults
  • Evaluation and Management of Eyelid Lesions
  • Oral Pharmaceuticals in Anterior Segment Disease
  • Ocular and Systemic Treatment of Viruses
  • ERG in the Management of Diabetes and Glaucoma
  • Managing Laser Vision Correction
  • Refractive Surgery Grand Rounds

 

The following Required courses for Texas Optometrists were available:

  • Opioids: Managing Pain During a Drug Epidemic
  • 2022 Professional Responsibility Course for Texas Optometrists
  • Human Trafficking Training for Medical Professionals

 


 

Dual Tracks were offered at this 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 could choose 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

 


 

Hotel Information:

The Westin Riverwalk San Antonio

420 W. Market Street

San Antonio, TX 78205

888-627-8396

The Westin Riverwalk San Antonio

 

Click Here to Reserve Your Lodging!

 

Room Rates:

Traditional Cityside: Single/Double $199 + tax per night

Deluxe Riverside: Single/Double $229 + tax per night

Studio Suite: Single/Double $199 + tax per night

 

Room Block Deadline: Saturday, October 18, 2022

 


SPEAKER INFORMATION

Janet Garza, OD, FAAO

UHCO Conference Director

Dr. Garza obtained her optometric training at the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) followed by a residency in Community Based Family Practice with an emphasis on ocular disease. After working in private practice several years, Dr. Garza joined the UHCO faculty in 2017 as Clinical Assistant Professor where she currently serves as Clinical Director of the UH Eye Center- Heights clinic. The clinic serves as a clinical externship site for optometry students in their last year of training, primarily catering to underserved patient populations and community outreach. In addition to working with students and patients in clinic, she also lectures in courses and is the coursemaster for the Medical Procedures Lab. Dr. Garza is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She remains an active member of several organizations including Harris County Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, Prevent Blindness Texas, American Public Health Association, and American Academy of Optometry.  

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

Nathan Lighthizer, OD, FAAO

Born and raised in Bismarck, North Dakota, Dr. Lighthizer is a graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry. Upon graduation, he completed a residency in Family Practice Optometry with an emphasis in Ocular Disease through Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry (NSUOCO). Dr. Lighthizer has since joined the faculty at the Oklahoma College of Optometry and serves as the Chief of Specialty Care Clinics and the Chief of Electrodiagnostics Clinic. In 2014, he founded, and now heads, the Dry Eye Clinic. And was also named the Director of Continuing Education as well as the Assistant Dean for Clinical Care Services at NSUOCO. Starting in 2020, he was appointed the Associate Dean of NSUOCO. He is a founding member, and currently serves as President, of the Intrepid Eye Society which is a group of emerging thought leaders in optometry. He was named a member of PCON 250 – a list of the top 250 optometrists in the country who practice progressively, provide innovative patient care, conduct optometric research or excel in academia and share what they have learned with other optometrists to advance the profession. Dr. Lighthizer lectures nationally and internationally on numerous topics; most notably advanced ophthalmic procedures, electrodiagnostics, and ocular disease.

 


 

Kelly Malloy, OD, FAAO

Dr. Malloy attended Villanova University and graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1996. She completed a residency in Primary Care at The Eye Institute the following year. After practicing primary care at The Eye Institute for several years, she completed fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmic disease in 2005.  Dr. Malloy is the Chief of the Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease Specialty Clinical Service at The Eye Institute and Co-Director of the Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease residency program at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) of Salus University. She has achieved Diplomate status in this specialty at the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Kelly Malloy holds the rank of Professor at PCO/Salus, where she specializes in neuro-ophthalmic disease. Besides her clinical patient care responsibilities, she also teaches in the Head & Neck Anatomy, Neuro-Anatomy, and Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease courses at Salus. 

 


 

Natalie Pirrone, MBA

Natalie serves as the Education and Outreach Director for Poiema Foundation, a non-profit that fights human trafficking. Natalie holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Dallas Baptist University. While in school, she interned for RescueHer helping spread awareness about sex-trafficking. After earning her degrees, she went on to work as a Voice and Choice Advocate for Traffick911, where she assisted minors recovered from sex-trafficking in North Texas, walking alongside them on their healing journey. In her current role, she passionately uses her background with education and first-hand experience to bring the public together to fight human trafficking.

 



Roberto “Bobby” Saenz, OD, MS, FAAO

Dr. Saenz graduated summa cum laude with a dual OD/MS degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry. After Optometry school, Bobby completed a residency in refractive surgery and ocular disease at the Eye Center of Texas in Houston, Texas. Bobby is now back home in San Antonio, Texas where he is the Clinic and Residency Director at Parkhurst NuVision, a tertiary referral center focused on refractive, cataract, and oculoplastic care.  He is also an adjunct assistant professor at the Rosenberg School of Optometry. Bobby has lectured nationally to both doctors and students - usually focusing on surgical management and ocular disease. For the past 5 years he has taught with KMK, a boards review course for 3rd year students.

 



Alexandra Wiechmann, OD

Dr. Wiechmann is a residency trained doctor in ocular disease and refractive surgery management. She is the externship director for the Rosenberg School of Optometry 4th year optometry students, educating them on collaborative care and management of refractive surgery and ocular disease. She is also a faculty member of the Refractive Surgery Alliance Society Grand Rounds Collaborative Care Series providing continuing education to doctors around the world.


Will be held @

The Westin Riverwalk San Antonio


420 W. Market Street
San Antonio,Texas 78205

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Hotel Information:

The Westin Riverwalk San Antonio

420 W. Market Street

San Antonio, TX 78205

888-627-8396

The Westin Riverwalk San Antonio

 

Click Here to Reserve Your Lodging!

 

Room Rates:

Traditional Cityside: Single/Double $199 + tax per night

Deluxe Riverside: Single/Double $229 + tax per night

Studio Suite: Single/Double $199 + tax per night

 

Room Block Deadline: Saturday, October 18, 2022


Early Bird Deadline: October 26, 2022 Early Bird
Fee
Registration
Fee
Entire Course - 16 Hours $ 500 $ 550
Saturday Only - 8 Hours $ 425 $ 475
Sunday Only - 8 Hours $ 425 $ 475

Registration for this Conference is Closed.

 

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

 

Early Bird Registration ended at 5pm on October 26, 2022.

 

Regular Registration ended at 5pm on November 15, 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, November 19, 2022

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Registration Check In: Sign In and Badge Pick Up
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Announcements & CE Credit Overview
8:05 AM - 8:55 AM Opening Up on Narrow Angles
This course will discuss what to do with patients with narrow angles and closed angles. Doctors will learn how to correctly identify a narrow angle and also will learn the best treatments for narrow angles. This course will include interactive cases that that were initially misdiagnosed.
by Bobby Saenz, OD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 81444-GL
8:55 AM - 9:45 AM Retina: To Keep or Not to Keep
This interactive course will discuss routine retina conditions that optometrists see on a daily basis. A special emphasis will focus on whether these patients should be referred to a retina specialist or if the optometrist can continue to follow these patients. Interactive cases, through electronic audience polling, will provide instantaneous feedback to optometrists as they are involved in clinical decision-making.
by Bobby Saenz, OD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 81445-TD
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM - 11:05 AM Referral Center Grand Rounds
This course will go through several cases that were misdiagnosed initially when a patient presented with decreased vision. This course will discuss how to think through decreased vision from front to back and include poll questions to provide instantaneous feedback.
by Bobby Saenz, OD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 81446-TD
11:05 AM - 12:00 PM How to Get 1000 Five-Star Reviews
This course will discuss the benefits of getting reviews for a practice. We will review systems and methods that can aid in the guidance of gaining more reviews for a company. This course will examine examples of reviews and patient testimonials that pave the way to gain access to online reviews.
by Bobby Saenz, OD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 1.0 / General
Cope ID: 81271-PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Papilledema
Papilledema why it needs to be considered a medical emergency and how it can be very subtle even in life threatening cases. This case based presentation will demonstrate various etiologies of papilledema and treatment of the underlying cause in both adults and children.
by Kelly Malloy, OD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 81447-NO
1:50 PM - 2:45 PM Getting to the Heart of the Matter
This case-based lecture highlights visual and ocular signs and symptoms, which lead to the diagnosis of heart-related abnormalities. Optometrists have the skill set to suspect and recognize potential cardiac and vascular issues if they take the time to listen to their patients, routinely monitor blood pressure and pulse, and carefully assess visual function and ocular health. Timely referral to the emergency department and/or cardiology can save vision, prevent stroke, and ultimately save a life.
by Kelly Malloy, OD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 75965-SD
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Neuro-Ophthalmic Presentations in Older Adults
A case-base approach is used to discuss neurologic and systemic conditions that commonly demonstrate neuro-ophthalmic manifestations in the older population. Many of these conditions seen in the elderly need urgent or emergent evaluation in order to prevent morbidity and mortality.
by Kelly Malloy, OD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 77745-NO
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Sunday, November 20, 2022

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Registration Check In: Sign In and Badge Pick Up
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Announcements & CE Credit Overview
8:05 AM - 9:45 AM Lumps and Bumps: A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Management
Optometrists evaluate and manage eyelid and ocular adnexa lesions, including hordeolum, papillomas, nevi, basal cell carcinoma, among others, across all 50 states. This interactive lecture will provide a comprehensive and thorough review of all eyelid lesions, from the very benign to the very cancerous. The interactive part of this lecture will include "Name that lesion" where attendees will get to vote on what actual lesions are from patients that have presented to our clinic.
by Nate Lighthizer, OD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 81479-SP
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9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM Oral Pharmaceuticals in Anterior Segment Disease
This interactive course examines the use of oral pharmaceuticals in the treatment/management of a variety of anterior segment diseases. Topical areas include HSV keratitis, herpes zoster ophthalmicus, bacterial/allergic conjunctivitis, lid/periocular tissues, uveitis and dry eye disease/Sjogrens.
by Nate Lighthizer, OD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 81451-PH
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Going Viral: HSV, HZO, EKC
Viruses are some of the most common microorganisms that affect both the body and the eyes. This interactive presentation will review the etiologies, risk factors, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and proper treatment for the ocular and systemic aspects of herpes zoster, herpes simplex and epidemic keratoconjunctivits.
by Nate Lighthizer, OD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 81452-TD
1:50 PM - 2:05 PM Break
2:05 PM - 2:55 PM Ball Room 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 in eyecare.
by David Dinh, OD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 77811-PH
2:05 PM - 2:55 PM Ball Room 2: Use of ERG in the Management of DM and Glaucoma
This course will provide an update and thorough understanding of the flash flicker electroretinogram (ffERG), proper indications and protocols, and how to interpret the results. Diabetic retinopathy has historically been evaluated and followed with structural tests (DFE's, OCT's and fundus photos), this lecture will explore functional testing (ERG) and newer OCT testing (OCT-A) that helps in the evaluation of diabetic patients, and will also discuss the newest literature in regards to supplementation of diabetic retinopathy patients.
by Nate Lighthizer, OD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 81478-TD
2:55 PM - 3:05 PM Break
3:05 PM - 3:55 PM Ball Room 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. Topics for this year's course include Examination requirements for an initial patient, Expansion of Scope of Practice by Optometric Glaucoma Specialists, Telehealth Services and Board Investigations and Inspections.
by Andrew Kemp, OD, FAAO
Credit Hours: 1.0 / General/Professional Responsibility
Cope ID: 77669-EJ
3:05 PM - 3:55 PM Ball Room 2: Management of Laser Vision Correction
Modern refractive surgery encompasses both functional and elective procedures with integrated co-management requirements. This course reviews the scope, demand, indications, contraindications, and the management of laser vision correction procedures.
by Alex Wiechmann, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 81517-PO
3:55 PM - 4:05 PM Break
4:05 PM - 5:00 PM Ball Room 1: Human Trafficking Training for Medical Professionals
Health care practitioners are in a unique position to intervene in human 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 by Natalie Pirrone
Credit Hours: 1.0 / General
Cope ID: 78029-PB
4:05 PM - 5:00 PM Ball Room 2: Refractive Surgery Grand Rounds
Modern refractive surgery can be for all ocular milestones. This interactive course takes the audience through the pre-operative and post-operative outcomes of refractive surgery patients in refractive surgery referral center that are managed by an optometrist. Cases for all refractive surgery procedures are provided.
by Alex Wiechmann, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 81518-PO