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April 21st - 22nd

  • CE in the Southwest

  • The University of Houston College of Optometry and the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry
Credit Hours: 16 Hours Approved

COURSE INFORMATION

Hosted by the University of Houston College of Optometry and the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry, CE in the Southwest speakers presented the following topics:

  • Case-based Neuro/Retina Review
  • Lumps & Bumps - Evaluation and Technique Removal
  • Swollen Optic Nerve
  • VEP and ERG - Electrodiagnostics 
  • HSV, HZO, EKC - Viral Eye Disease 
  • Healing and Protecting - Ocular Surface
  • Glaucoma
  • Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease
  • Auto Immune Disorders
  • Contact Lens Material
  • 2018 Professional Responsibility Course for Texas Optometrists

 

This program offered 16 continuing education hours, including the one hour Professional Responsibility Course for Texas Optometrists. Select the Agenda tab for complete program details.

 

 


HOTEL INFORMATION

The Westin Galleria Dallas

13340 Dallas Pkwy

Dallas, TX 75240

888-627-8536

Hotel Website

 

 

 


SPEAKER INFORMATION

Jeffery Cleland, OD, MBA, FAAO, COL, Medical Service Corps, USA Commanding General

Dr. Cleland was born and raised in Olympia Washington, he completed optometry school at Pacific University College of Optometry in Portland, OR in May of 1993. He completed his residency in Primary Care Optometry at Northeastern College of Optometry in June of 1999, he also completed fellowship training at the Boston Foundation for Sight in May of 2008. Dr. Cleland’s next assignment was the Chief of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Service at Bayne Jones Army Community Hospital at Ft. Polk LA from October of 2002 to June of 2003, where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He then served as the Sensory Research Division Director at the US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory from June, 2004 to June, 2007. He was then assigned as the Optometry Service Chief at Brooke Army Medical Center and also served as the Southern Region Optometry Consultant from July, 2007 to July, 2012. Dr. Cleland now serves as the Director of the Ocular Trauma Division at the US Army Institute of Surgical research, where he directs a research portfolio addressing capability gaps in the treatment of battlefield eye trauma. Topics range from stem cell based regeneration to neuroprotection following blast related injury.

 


Jennifer Deakins, OD

Originally from Houston, TX, Dr. Deakins attended the University of Miami in Florida for undergraduate studies and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, focusing on public health. She received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry, graduating Magna Cum Laude and completed internships focusing on glaucoma, retinal disease, and LASIK co-management. She completed a year-long residency in Ocular Disease at Cedar Springs Eye Clinic in Dallas, TX. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Texas Optometric Association and is active in Grassroots and Legislative efforts. Dr. Deakins has presented continuing education on Neuroimaging, B Scan Technology, and Retina Vascular Complications. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and a candidate for Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry. Currently, Dr. Deakins is the Clinic Director of Community Eye Clinic in Fort Worth. An outreach clinic of UHCO, this clinic serves the under-privileged patients of Fort Worth and is a student externship site for UHCO and Rosenberg College of Optometry.

 


Sandra Fortenberry, OD, FAAO, CourseMaster

Dr. Fortenberry is an Associate Professor at the Rosenberg School of Optometry, University of the Incarnate Word. Dr. Fortenberry graduated from Abilene Christian University before finishing optometry school from the University of Houston College of Optometry where she also completed a Community-Based Family Practice Residency. Dr. Fortenberry is currently the Assistant Dean for Professional Advancement where she oversees Continuing Education and Professional Relations at the Rosenberg School of Optometry. Dr. Fortenberry serves on the Board of Trustees as Secretary-Treasurer for the Texas Optometric Association. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the American Optometric Association, where she also was named the 2013 AOA Young OD of the Year.

 


Nathan Lighthizer, OD, FAAO

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. 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. He was recently named the Director of Continuing Education as well as the Clinic Director at the Oklahoma College of Optometry. Dr. Lighthizer lectures nationally on numerous topics, most notably advanced ophthalmic procedures, electrodiagnostics, and ocular disease.

 


Pat Segu, OD, FAAO, CourseMaster

Dr. Segu graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science in 1988. She continued her education at the University of Houston College of Optometry receiving her doctorate degree in 1992. Dr. Segu completed her residency in hospital-based optometry at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center Tacoma, WA. Dr. Segu holds a therapeutic license in the state of Texas with glaucoma privileges. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a member of the American Optometric Association, the Texas Optometric Association, and Harris County Optometric Society. Dr. Segu is actively involved and serves on the Advisory board for Eye Care for Kids Foundation, consultant for Accreditation Council of Optometric Education, member of the AAO Vision and Aging Sig steering committee, member of Sugar Land Lions Club, and member of Prevent Blindness of Texas Houston Branch. Dr. Segu is currently a clinical associate professor, director of the family practice community based residency program, clinical director for the Houston vision collaboration project-See to Succeed, and director of optometry services at the Good Neighbor Healthcare Center for the University of Houston College of Optometry. She has received state and local recognition for her teaching abilities. Dr. Segu is the recipient of the 2013 Texas Optometric Association Educator of the Year Award, Class of 2007 Outstanding Faculty Award, and 2005 AOSA Most Supportive Faculty Award. Under her leadership, Good Neighbor Eye Clinic received the 2003-2004 Prevent Blindness Partners in Prevention Award for the state of Texas. Dr. Segu's interests include primary care optometry and ocular disease.

 


Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO

Dr. Sowka received his Bachelor of Sciences degree from Cornell University, graduating with Distinction in 1985 and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) in 1989. He completed a Residency in Primary Care at PCO (now Salus University) in 1990. In 1992, Dr. Sowka accepted a university appointment at Southeastern University of the Health Sciences (now Nova Southeastern University). During this time, Dr. Sowka has served as Module Director, Chief of the University’s Opa Locka Clinic, Chief of Primary Care, and Director of the Glaucoma Service. While at the University, Dr. Sowka was promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor and finally to Professor. He has developed and teaches the course in Glaucoma and Vitreoretinal Disease for the past 22 years. He is currently the longest tenured faculty member within the college. Dr. Sowka has authored numerous refereed journal publications and textbook chapters. Dr. Sowka is on the Editorial Review Board for Review of Optometry and is a Contributing Editor for that journal as well as numerous others. He is the lead author on The Handbook of Ocular Disease Management. He also coauthors Therapeutic Review column in Review of Optometry. Dr. Sowka is a founding member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS) and the Optometric Retina Society (ORS) and an Executive Board member for both societies. He is currently the President of the Optometric Glaucoma Foundation. He is the Vice Chair of the Neuro-ophthalmic Disorders in Optometry Special Interest Group of the American Academy of Optometry. He is also on the Advisory Board and Professional Speakers Bureau for numerous companies. Dr. Sowka has lectured extensively nationally and internationally. Dr. Sowka is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate in Glaucoma. He has held numerous Chair positions within the American Academy of Optometry. Currently, Dr. Sowka is Professor of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry where he serves as Chief of the Advanced Care Center and Director of the Glaucoma Service. He also serves as Chair for the Department of Optometric Clinical Sciences. His clinical responsibilities are devoted exclusively to the diagnosis and care of patients with glaucoma.


Will be held @

The Westin Dallas Galleria


13340 Dallas Parkway
Dallas,Texas 75240

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Early Bird Deadline: April 04, 2018 Early Bird
Fee
Registration
Fee
Entire Course - 16 Hours $ 450 $ 495
Saturday - 8 Hours without PR Course $ 295 $ 320
Sunday - 8 Hours with PR Course $ 395 $ 420
Professional Responsibility Course Only $ 95 $ 95

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast, and VExhibit Hall
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM Case-Based Neuro and Retina Review
by Jennifer Deakins, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 57453-GO
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Break & Visit Exhibits
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM Lumps & Bumps: A practical Guide to Evaluation and Technique Removal
CEE Available
by Nathan Lighthizer, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 49762-PO
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch & Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Swollen Optic Nerve: Now What?
by Nathan Lighthizer, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 51677-PS
1:50 PM - 2:40 PM In-Office Electrodiagnostics: What Can It Do For You
by Nathan Lighthizer, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 56999-PD
2:40 PM - 3:10 PM Break & VExhibit Hall
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM HSV, HZO, EKC: Viral Eye Disease Alphabet Soup
by Nathan Lighthizer, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 57002-AS
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Healing and Protecting the Exposed Ocular Surface
by Jeffery Cleland, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 57190-AS

Sunday, April 22, 2018

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM Clinical Discussions in Glaucoma
CEE Available
by Joseph Sowka, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 47857-GL
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Break & Exhibit Hall
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM Rules and Exceptions in Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease
CEE Available
by Joseph Sowka, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 49232-NO
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch & Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM Auto Immune Disorders that Impact the Ocular Surface, Their Diagnosis and Treatment
by Jeffery Cleland, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 57191-SD
2:40 PM - 3:10 PM Break & Exhibit Hall
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Contact Lens Material: What's the Difference?
by Jeffery Cleland, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / General
Cope ID: 57189-CL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Professional Responsibility Course for Texas Optometrists
by Sandra Fortenberry, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / General/Professional Responsibility
Cope ID: 57464-EJ