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June 8th - 10th

  • Everything Therapeutic - Houston

Credit Hours: 24 Hours Approved

COURSE INFORMATION

 

UHCO welcomes you to join us on campus in the Health 1 Building for our Everything Therapeutic: Houston Program. This program will feature 24 hours of COPE approved CE, including the one hour Professional Responsibility Course for Texas Optometrists. The course will be hosted by CourseMaster Bruce Onofrey, RPh, OD, FAAO. The following workshops and topics will take place:

 

Hands-On Workshops

 

The hands-on workshops are limited to 60 participants - registration for the workshops is closed.

 

Advanced Corneal Procedures for the Primary Care Optometrist

  • Corneal Debridement
  • Corneal Crosslinking
  • Refractive Surgery Laser Applications

 

Minor Surgical Procedures/Techniques for the Primary Care OD

  • Disinfection/sterile technique
  • Local injections/anesthesia
  • Radio-frequency surgery with the Elman unit
  • Suturing for the OD

 

Lectures

  • Surgical Co-Management
  • Modern Management of Ocular Occlusive Disease
  • Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies
  • Periocular Malignancies
  • Scleral 101
  • Myopia control
  • Ortho K
  • Corneal Topography
  • Ophthalmic Therapeutic Update
  • Clinical Lab Testing
  • Use of Electrodiagnostics in Unexplained Vision Loss – Interesting Cases
  • Update on Plaquenil Testing
  • 2018 Professional Responsibility Course for Texas Optometrists

 

 

This program offers 24 continuing education hours, including the one hour Professional Responsibility Course for Texas Optometrists. Select the Agenda tab for complete program details.

 

To register, select the Registration tab and download the Registration Form:

  • Fax: 713-743-2046
  • Mail: UHCO - CE DEPT, 4901 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX 77204
  • Register over the phone: 713-743-1900

 

REGISTRATION NOTE:  PARTICIPANTS WISHING TO REGISTER AFTER 5:00PM ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6TH, WILL BE CONSIDERED A WALK-IN REGISTRATION AND WILL NEED TO BE HANDLED ONSITE THE DAY OF THE EVENT. AN ADDITIONAL $10 WILL BE APPLIED TO EACH 8 HOUR REGISTRATION. 

 


SPEAKER INFORMATION

 

Andrew Gurwood, OD

Dr. Gurwood is a Professor at The Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He is attending staff at the Department of Ophthalmology at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Gurwood contributes to numerous publications and lectures throughout North America on the topic of Ocular Disease.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Wendy Harrison, OD, PhD

Dr. 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. Her research focuses on diabetic eye diseases. She is a member of ARVO, and a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry. Within the academy she is involved in the leadership of the Fellows Doing Research Special Interest Group and the American Academy of Optometry Foundation.

 


 

Marc Myers, OD

Dr. Myers is a Senior Staff Optometrist at the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.  He also is guest lecturer and adjunct clinical faculty at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Myers contributes to numerous publications and lectures throughout North America on the topic of Ocular Disease.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Sheila D. Morrison, OD, MS, FSLS 

Dr. Morrison received her B.Sc. degree from the University of Calgary, AB. She earned her O.D. and M.S. of Vision Science degrees concurrently from the Pacific University College of Optometry (PUCO) in Forest Grove, OR. Subsequently she also completed a Post-Doctoral Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at PUCO. Currently, Dr. Morrison is on faculty at the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO), where she serves as the Director of the Cornea and Contact Lens Service (CCLS). She is also a clinical instructor in the CCLS and is a designated provider for the UHCO Myopia Control Clinic. Her teaching and lecture interests include specialty contact lens and anterior segment related topics and she has research involvement within the Ocular Surface Institute (TOSI). Dr. Morrison is also a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society. 

 


 

Bruce Onofrey, OD, RPh, FAAO, CourseMaster 

Dr. Onofrey is a 1982 graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry and residency at the Albuquerque Veterans Administration Medical Center. He also has degrees in chemistry and Pharmacy. He retired from the Lovelace Medical Center Eye Department after 25 years, where he served as the Chief of Optometry and Vice-chairman of eye services. His most current position is as a clinical professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry and the Executive Director of Continuing Education Programs. His special interests include lectures in general, as well as ocular pharmacology and clinical drug research. Dr. Onofrey is a frequent contributor to ophthalmic literature. He is the current editor of "Clinical Optometric Pharmacology and Therapeutics," and the author of “The Ocular Therapeutics Handbook - A Clinical Manual,” both published by Lippincott. He also serves as a contributing editor to “Primary Care Optometry News." He is an internationally recognized lecturer on the management of ocular disease and the use of pharmaceutical agents.

 


 

Nimesh Patel, OD, PhD

Dr. Patel graduated from the Southern College of Optometry, Memphis Tennessee in 2002, after which he completed a residency in Family Practice at Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry. He taught at NSUOCO till 2007 when he moved to the University of Houston to pursue a graduate degree in vision science. He completed this program in 2012 and have been on faculty at the UH College of Optometry since. Dr. Patel's current research is on improving structural measures of the optic nerve head, retinal nerve fiber layer and macula regions using optical coherence tomography, and investigating the relationship between these structural measures and visual function. He also teaches students in the laboratory and clinical settings.

 

 


Ryan Patel, OD, FAAO

Dr. Patel currently serves as the refractive clinical director for nJoy vision here at the University of Houston College of Optometry. He maintains a dual role within the University acting as an Assistant Professor in the department of clinical sciences. Prior to joining nJoy vision and the University, he served as the director of optometric services for Carolina Vision center in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Optometry and completed a post-doctorate residency at the VA Medical center in Lake City, Florida. Dr. Patel is a member of the Texas Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry, the American Optometric Association, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Patel has received numerous honors and awards, including a Best Doctor Award in the Fayetteville Readers’ Choice Awards. Dr. Patel has several years of experience in managing LASIK, laser cataract surgeries, dye eye, keratoconus, and glaucoma in an optometric referral center.

 

 


 

Usha Pinninti, MD

Dr. Pinninti is an expert in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, surgical repair of retinal detachments, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, and complex retinal detachments.  She serves as a review for the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Eye, and Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology.  She is active in continuing research and presents her work at national and international scientific meetings.  Dr. Pinninti is a runner, and enjoys spending time with her family.  She takes great pride in excellent surgical outcomes, clear explanations, and compassionate care.

 

 

 

 


 

Andrew Salem, MD

Dr. Salem was born and raised in San Diego, California. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.S. in Psychobiology and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center and an Ophthalmology residency at Tulane University in New Orleans. Dr. Salem also completed a Fellowship in Cornea, External Ocular Diseases, and Refractive Surgery at the world-renowned Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA.

 

 


 

Tammy Than, MS, OD, FAAO

Dr. Than received her Doctorate of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.  She then completed a residency in Primary Care with an emphasis in ocular disease in Tahlequah, OK.  She also has a Master of Science degree in physical chemistry. Currently, Dr. Than is a staff optometrist at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia. Prior to this she was a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. She publishes in several of the optometric journals and lectures nationally on various subjects including therapeutics, dermatology, and ophthalmic lasers.    


Will be held in the

Health District: Health 1 Building, in the Molly and Doug Barnes Vision Institute

@

University of Houston College of Optometry


4901 Calhoun Road
Houston,Texas 77204

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Early Bird Deadline: May 23, 2018 Early Bird
Fee
Registration
Fee
24 Hours
(Friday including workshops, Saturday, Sunday)
$ 575 $ 595
20 Hours
(Friday PM, Saturday, Sunday)
$ 475 $ 495
16 Hours
(Choose two: Friday including workshops, Saturday, Sunday)
$ 450 $ 470
8 Hours without PR
(Choose one: Friday including workshops, Saturday)
$ 295 $ 320
8 Hours with PR
(Sunday)
$ 395 $ 420
4 Hour Workshop Add On
(Friday AM - Limited Seating)
$ 150 $ 175
PR Only
(Sunday)
$ 95 $ 95

Registration Forms

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ETH - Friday Coursenotes Download Document
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ETH - Sunday Coursenotes - Update on Plaquenil Testing Download Document
ETH - Sunday Coursenotes - Professional Responsibility Course Download Document

Friday, June 08, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:50 AM Advanced Corneal Procedures for the Primary Care Optometrist
• Corneal Debridement • Corneal Crosslinking • Refractive Surgery Laser Applications
Workshop by Ryan Patel, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 58104-PO
9:50 AM - 10:10 AM Break
10:10 AM - 12:00 PM Minor Surgical Procedures/Techniques for the Primary Care OD
• Disinfection/sterile technique • Local injections/anesthesia • Radio-frequency surgery with the Elman unit • Suturing for the OD
Workshop by Nimesh Patel, OD, PhD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 58101-SP
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Introduction to Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)
by Andrew Salem, MD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 58230-GL
1:50 PM - 2:45 PM Retina in 2018: Present and Future Therapies
by Usha Pinninti, MD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 58192-PS
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Modern Management of Ocular Occlusive Disease
CEE Available
by Andrew Gurwood, OD and Marc Myers, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 58105-PS
Take Quiz

Saturday, June 09, 2018

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies
CEE Available
by Andrew Gurwood, OD and Marc Myers, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 58107-GO
Take Quiz
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Break & Exhibit Hall
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM Periocular Malignancies
CEE Available
by Andrew Gurwood, OD and Marc Myers, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 58108-SD
Take Quiz
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch & Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Scleral 101
by Sheila Morrison, OD, MS
Credit Hours: 1.0 / General
Cope ID: 58184-CL
1:50 PM - 2:45 PM Incorporating Myopia Control Into Clinical Practice
by Sheila Morrison, OD, MS
Credit Hours: 1.0 / General
Cope ID: 58190-GO
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Break & Exhibit Hall
3:15 PM - 4:05 PM Orthokeratology for all Ages
by Sheila Morrison, OD, MS
Credit Hours: 1.0 / General
Cope ID: 58185-CL
4:05 PM - 5:00 PM Understanding Corneal Topography and Beyond
by Sheila Morrison, OD, MS
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 58186-PD

Sunday, June 10, 2018

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast, & Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM Ophthalmic Therapeutic Update
CEE Available
by Tammy Than, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 46987-PH
Take Quiz
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Break & Exhibit Hall
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM Clinical Lab Testing and Its Role in Diagnosing and Managing Ocular Disease
CEE Available
by Tammy Than, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 58096-PD
Take Quiz
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch & Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM Use of Electrodiagnostics in Unexplained Vision Loss – Interesting Cases
by Wendy Harrison, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 48325-PS
Take Quiz
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Break & Exhibit Hall
3:15 PM - 4:05 PM Update on Plaquenil Testing
by Wendy Harrison, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 58218-PH
4:05 PM - 5:00 PM 2018 Professional Responsibility Course for Texas Optometrists
NOTE: This course will include a screening of a previously recorded session. Participants will receive CE credit for viewing the course – no exam required.
by Joe DeLoach, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / General/Professional Responsibility
Cope ID: 56356-EJ