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June 7th - 9th

  • 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.

 

Speakers

 

Lucy Kehinde, PhD, OD

Anita Ticak, OD, MS

Joe Wheat, OD, PhD

Bruce Onofrey, RPh, OD

Peter Cass, OD

Susan Cotter, OD

Justin Schweitzer, OD

Seema Nanda, OD

 

 

Hands-On Workshops

 

WORKSHOP SPACE SOLD OUT - The hands-on workshops will be held Friday morning and are limited to the first 50 participants. Please register early to secure your seat. 

 

New Approaches in Ocular Surface Disease Management

In this two-hour workshop led by UH Dry Eye Center Clinicians, Drs. Lucy Kehinde and Anita Ticak, you will be exposed to the latest techniques in diagnosis and management of the most prevalent ocular surface diseases. The session will begin with a brief discussion, followed by hands-on instruction focusing on new approaches for management of ocular surface diseases including aqueous deficient dry eye, evaporative dry eye, blepharitis and ocular rosacea. 

 

Focus points will cover diagnostic and management options. Each attendee will leave the workshop confident about when, how and why to use specific tools.

 

Diagnostic Focus Points:

  • Inflammadry

  • TearLab

  • LipiView II Ocular Surface Interferometer

  • Keratography

 

Management Focus Points:

  • BlephEX

  • ZocuKit

  • Dilation and Irrigation

  • In-office meibomian gland expression

 

 

OCT and OCT Angiography

The focus of this two-hour workshop is to provide the clinicians with a working knowledge of OCT imaging systems including scan selection, image capture, image analysis, and troubleshooting. We will cover OCT imaging of the anterior segment, the macula, optic nerve, and retinal locations as well as OCT angiography. The workshop will also focus on the differing ways in which both qualitative and quantitative analysis may be accomplished using the instrument software.

 

Lectures

  • Surgical Co-Management: A Practical Approach
  • The Pharmacology of Glaucoma: NOT just IOP, Think DPP, OMG!
  • Ambylopia: An Evidence Based Treatment Strategy
  • Pediatric Potpourri: What Every Optometrist Should Know
  • Differential Diagnosis of Headaches in Children
  • Advances in the Management of Diabetic Patients
  • OCT Angiography in the Optometric Practice
  • OCT use in Glaucoma Management
  • 2019 Professional Responsibility Course for Texas Optometrists
  • Corneal Hysteresis: An Indicator for Glaucoma Progression
  • How Low Can You Go: Perioperative Management of Cataracts and Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
  • Covering the Cornea from ABMD to Zoster
  • Biological Bandages - A Corneal Rebirth
  • Harry Potter and the Secret Chamber of Dry Eye Spells
  • Meet the Contacts Tonight on this Red Eye Flight

 

The Professional Responsibility Course will be held at 4 pm on Saturday. 

 

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 12:00pm on Wednesday, June 5th, 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.  

 


 

HOTEL SUGGESTION

There is a not a room block reserved for this program; however, the UH Hilton is conveniently located on campus just a brief walk away from the Health 1 Building. 

 


SPEAKER INFORMATION

Peter Cass, OD

Dr. Cass is a 2000 graduate of the University of Houston, has a private practice in Beaumont, Texas, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He currently serves as the Immediate President of the Texas Optometric Association (TOA). He assists the TOA with third party and HIT issues, has served on two workgroups for the Texas Health Services Authority, and on the American Optometric Association’s health information exchange committee. Dr. Cass is also a managing partner of Practice Compliance Solutions, an optometry billing and compliance company, for which he lectures, provides regulatory guidance, health information technology consulting, audit support, MACRA & MIPS guidance, and practice management consulting to private practices. Dr Cass is a nationally recognized speaker and has been a consultant, speaker, and researcher for numerous ophthalmic companies, including Alcon, Bausch & Lomb, Crystal PM, Solution Reach, Diopsys, Katena, Shire, and Tear Science. He has lectured for more than twenty state associations, numerous national optometric groups, and at several optometry schools. Dr. Cass was awarded the Young OD of the year award by the TOA in 2012, several presidents awards for distinguished service, and the Entrepreneur of the year award by his local Chamber of Commerce.

 


 

Susan Cotter, OD

Dr. Cotter is a Professor of Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) at Marshall B Ketchum University where she teaches in the classroom and clinic, works with the residents, and conducts clinical research. As a clinician scientist, Dr. Cotter’s primary research interests are related to clinical management strategies for strabismus, amblyopia, convergence insufficiency, and childhood refractive error. Dr. Cotter is the incoming Co-Chair of the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG), a National Eye Institute (NEI)-funded clinical research network of 300+ pediatric ophthalmologists and optometrists who perform clinical investigations related to strabismus and pediatric eye conditions. She has also served in leadership positions for the following NEI-funded studies: the Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study (MEPEDS), the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Refractive Error (CLEERE), the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial (CITT), and the CITT-Attention & Reading Trial (CITT-ART). At present, Dr. Cotter serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Optometry where she is a Diplomate and past Chair of the Binocular Vision, Perception, and Pediatric Optometry Section, and a past Editorial Board Member for the Academy’s journal, "Optometry & Vision Science." Currently, Dr. Cotter serves on the National Advisory Committee of the National Center for Children’s Vision & Eye Health (NCCVEH), the Scientific Bureau for the World Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS), and as an Applied Basic Science Council Member for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO). A graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. completed a residency in Children’s Vision at SCCO and received an MS in Clinical & Biomedical Investigations from University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. A recipient of numerous teaching awards, including Outstanding Faculty of the Year from 18 third-year optometry classes, Dr. Cotter is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), a past COVD Skeffington awardee, and received the Alumna of the Year from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2010. A former American Optometric Foundation (AOF) Ezell Fellow, Dr. Cotter recently received the Glenn Fry Medal for Distinguished Achievements in Vision Research from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. She is editor of the textbook "Clinical Applications of Prisms" and lectures internationally in the areas of pediatric eye care and binocular vision.

 


 

Lucy Kehinde, PhD, OD

Dr. Kehinde attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned her B.S. in Integrative Biology with a minor in Chemistry in 2005. She then went on to earn her Ph.D. in Vision Sciences in 2009 and O.D. Degree in 2013 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry in Birmingham, AL. Following the professional program, she completed a Primary Care residency with an emphasis in cornea and contact lens in 2014 at Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington, IN. Dr. Kehinde is now a Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist in Houston, TX. After working in private and commercial practice settings, she joined the faculty at University of Houston College of Optometry as Assistant Clinical Professor in 2015, where she serves as a laboratory instructor and attending in Family Practice Service, Dry Eye Center, and Cornea and Contact Lens Service.

 


 

Seema Nanda, OD

Dr. Nanda practices at the Texas Eye Institute with a corneal specialist at a multidisciplinary ophthalmology group in Houston.  At the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO), she has served as an adjunct professor, instructing students in the Cornea & Contact Lens Clinic and Medical Laboratory Procedures course.  She provided patient care in the pre- and post-op management of LASIK, Corneal Crosslinking, and ICLs (Implantable Collamer Lenses) at nJoy Vision at UHCO. Currently, Dr. Nanda is a Chief Preceptor for UHCO fourth year optometry students completing externships at the Texas Eye Institute. Dr. Nanda attained her Doctor of Optometry from the Indiana University School of Optometry and completed her training at the world renowned tertiary eye care hospital, the Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute. Her areas of interest include pre- and post-op care of refractive, cataract, and cross-linking surgeries; the fitting and design of specialty contact lenses; the management of ocular surface disease; and the treatment of glaucoma. For several years, she served as a Chief Examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. Dr. Nanda actively participates in medical missions, both locally and internationally, where she provides eye care and glaucoma evaluations to indigent populations, as part of her profound interest in community service.  She also lectures globally on the latest advances in optometry and ocular medicine.

 


 

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.

 


 

Justin Schweitzer, OD

Dr. Schweitzer specializes in advanced glaucoma, refractive surgical clinical care, and anterior segment pathology at Vance Thompson Vision.  He graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR. In 2012, he pursued his dream to focus on glaucoma, advanced anterior segment surgery care and pathology, joining Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Dr. Schweitzer is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at The Illinois College of Optometry and regularly lectures on glaucoma, anterior segment pathology, refractive surgical clinical care, and surgical management. Dr. Schweitzer is a member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Scleral Lens Education Society, American Optometric Association, Intrepid Eye Society, Optometric Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Society, and South Dakota Optometric Society and has had multiple articles published in scientific journals.  Dr. Schweitzer has research interests in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery and biomechanical properties of the cornea as it relates to glaucoma. 

 


 

Anita Ticak, OD, MS

Dr. Ticak received her combined O.D./M.S. degrees from Ohio State College of Optometry (OSU) in 2008 and completed a Residency in Cornea and Contact Lens at the University of Houston College of Optometry the following year. Currently, she is a Clinical Assistant Professor devoting her time between didactic clinical teaching in the Cornea Contact Lens Service and research in the BLINK STUDY focusing on myopia control for children and VOI Lab creating custom wavefront-guided scleral for the keratoconic population. Dr. Ticak is devoted to serving the community outside UHCO and works in a private practice on the weekends. She is the Co-Founder of the Dry Eye Center at the University Eye Institute and an active attending. She is certified in Texas as an Optometric therapeutic and Glaucoma Specialist and is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Ticak is an appointed member of the faculty liaison committee to the American Optometric Association. Her primary interests include specialty contact lens fitting and the treatment of anterior segment disease with an emphasis on Ocular Surface and Dry Eye Disease.

 


 

Joe Wheat, OD, PhD

Dr. Wheat received his bachelor’s degree in biology from The University of Texas at Austin followed by his Doctor of Optometry from The University of Houston College of Optometry. He completed an optometric residency at the Baltimore VAMC and returned to the University of Houston College of Optometry to complete a PhD. Prior to his return to UHCO in 2017, he worked at the Michael E. DeBakey VAMC, where he was in charge of the optometric residency program. Past honors include the William C. Ezell fellowship award, the Institutional Ruth Kirschstein National Research Post-Doctorate Award, and the NIH Mentored Clinician K award. He is currently a member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society.

 


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 22, 2019 Early Bird
Fee
Registration
Fee
Friday PM, All Saturday & Sunday
(20 Hours)
$ 475 $ 495
Saturday & Sunday
(16 Hours)
$ 450 $ 470
Sunday
(8 Hours without PR)
$ 295 $ 320
Saturday
(8 Hours with PR)
$ 395 $ 420
PR Only
(Saturday at 4pm)
$ 95 $ 95

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Saturday AM Course Notes Download Document
Saturday Professional Responsibility Course Notes Download Document
Saturday Diabetic Management Course Notes Download Document
Saturday OCT in Glaucoma Course Notes Download Document
Saturday OCTA in Practice Course Notes Download Document
Sunday Course Notes Download Document

Friday, June 07, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:50 AM Track 1: New Approaches in Ocular Surface Disease Management
Hands-On Workshop
Workshop by Lucy Kehinde, PhD, OD & Anita Ticak, OD, MS
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 62777-AS
8:00 AM - 9:50 AM Track 2: OCT and OCT Angiography
Hands-On Workshop
Workshop by Joe Wheat, OD, PhD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 62771-PD
9:50 AM - 10:10 AM Break
10:10 AM - 12:00 PM Track 1: OCT and OCT Angiography
Workshop by Joe Wheat, OD, PhD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 62771-PD
10:10 AM - 12:00 PM Track 2: New Approaches in Ocular Surface Disease Management
Workshop by Lucy Kehinde, PhD, OD & Anita Ticak, OD, MS
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 62777-AS
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch & Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM The Pharmacology of Glaucoma: NOT just IOP, Think DPP, OMG!
CEE Available
by Bruce Onofrey, RPh, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 62766-GL
Take Quiz
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Break & Exhibit Hall
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Surgical Co-Management: A Practical Approach
by Peter Cass, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 62799-PO

Saturday, June 08, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast, & Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM Amblyopia: An Evidence Based Treatment Strategy
by Susan Cotter, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / General
Cope ID: 62764-FV
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Break & Exhibit Hall
10:15 AM - 11:05 AM Pediatric Potpourri: What Every Optometrist Should Know
by Susan Cotter, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 58668-FV
11:05 AM - 12:00 PM Differential Diagnosis of Headaches in Children
by Susan Cotter, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 58667-FV
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch & Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Advances in the Management of Diabetic Patients
by Joe Wheat, OD, PhD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 62763-SD
1:50 PM - 2:45 PM Applications of Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in the Optometric Practice
by Joe Wheat, OD, PhD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 62768-PD
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Break & Exhibit Hall
3:15 PM - 4:05 PM Utilization of OCT in Glaucoma Management
by Joe Wheat, OD, PhD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 62767-PD
4:05 PM - 5:00 PM 2019 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: 60627-EJ

Sunday, June 09, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast, & Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM Corneal Hysteresis: An Indicator for Glaucoma Progression
by Justin Schweitzer, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 58677-GL
8:50 AM - 9:45 AM How low can you go: Perioperative Management of Cataracts and Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
by Justin Schweitzer, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 51839-GL
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Break & Exhibit Hall
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM Covering the Cornea from ABMD to Zoster
CEE Available
by Justin Schweitzer, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: Pending
Take Quiz
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch & Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM Biological Bandages - A Corneal Rebirth
by Seema Nanda, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 62765-AS
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Break & Exhibit Hall
3:15 PM - 4:05 PM Harry Potter and the Secret Chamber of Dry Eye Spells
by Seema Nanda, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 59384-AS
4:05 PM - 5:00 PM Meet the Contacts Tonight on this Red Eye Flight
by Seema Nanda, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 59382-CL