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November 23rd - 24th

  • Everything Therapeutic - San Antonio

Credit Hours: 16 Hours Accreditation Pending

Early Bird Deadline

Wednesday October 30, 2019 (43 days from today)

COURSE INFORMATION

Join us this November to enjoy the cypress-lined paved paths of the Downtown San Antonio River Walk along with a two day focus on various ocular topics. This course offers 16 hours of COPE approved continuing education, including the one hour Professional Responsibility Course for Texas Optometrists. Gain valuable education during the day and then enjoy a peaceful stroll along the canal of the River Walk during the evening.

 

Speakers

  • Robert Prouty, OD
  • David Sendrowski, OD
  • Joseph Sowka, OD
  • William Townsend, OD

 

Topics

  • Uveitis
  • Ocular Dermatology
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Glaucoma
  • Neuro-ophthalmic disease
  • Retinal Vascular Disease
  • Vitreoretinal Anomalies
  • Dry Eye for Contact Lens Wear
  • Ocular Pain and Inflammation
  • 2019 Professional Responsibility Course for Texas Optometrists

 

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, November 20th, will be considered a Walk-In Registration and will need to be handled onsite the day of the event. An additional $25 fee will be applied to each 8 hour regular registration fee.   

 

 


HOTEL INFORMATION

The Westin Riverwalk Hotel

420 W Market Street

San Antonio, TX 78205

888-627-8396

Hotel Website

 

 

Rates:

Traditional, City Side, Run of House Single/Double Rate = $189 per night plus tax

Deluxe, River Side, Run of House Single/Double Rate = $219 per night plus tax

Room Block Deadline: 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Please note that the room block may sell out before this deadline

Click here to book your room! 

 

 


SPEAKER INFORMATION

 

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.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Robert Prouty, OD, FAAO

Dr. Prouty is a native Coloradoan but was raised in San Diego, California. Dr. Prouty started his practice in Colorado in 1985 and served as a consultant at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Department of Surgery. He co-founded a large subspecialty practice in Denver and served as the Center Director for 28 years. He joined Specialty Eye Care (SEC) in Parker, Colorado in 2013. Dr. Prouty is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Colorado Optometric Association (COA). He was selected as the COA’s “Young Optometrist of the Year” in 1988, “Optometrist of the Year” in 2004 and was the 2007 recipient of their Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Prouty is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO), is a founding member of the national Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS) and served on the OGS executive committee. He is also the founding and current president of the Colorado Optometric Glaucoma Society (COGS). Dr. Prouty has developed and co-patented an instrument used for the human lacrimal system and has been the Primary Investigator (PI) in several industry related research projects. He is the director of the University of Houston’s “Residency in Ocular Disease” at SEC while holding positions at several universities as an adjunct professor and is a clinical professor at Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a recognized international lecturer and has published numerous articles in national and international publications.

 


 

David Sendrowski, OD, FAAO

Dr. Sendrowski is a Professor at the Southern California College of Optometry. He is presently the Chief of the Ophthalmology Consultation and Special Testing Service at the University Eye Center at Ketchum Health. He was residency trained in the area of Hospital-based primary care optometry in 1986 and he has lectured extensively in the area of ocular disease diagnosis and management at the college and continuing education venues. He has co-authored a textbook called “Differential Diagnosis in Primary Eye Care” as well as the Thyroid Chapter is the last four editions of “Clinical Ocular Pharmacology” by Bartlett and Jaanus. He has also published several papers in the area of ocular disease and is a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Sendrowski is a member of the Prospect Medical Group surgical consultation board. He also has consulted for the California Optometric Association Legislative and Education Committees. He works toward the advancement of the profession and practice of Optometry.

 

 


 

 

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 25 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, now in its 18th edition. He also writes the 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). He is currently the 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.

 

 

 


 

 

William Townsend, OD, FAAO

Dr. Townsend is a graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. In addition to his private practice, he served for eleven years as a consultant at the VA Medical Center in Amarillo, Texas. Dr. Townsend is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry, a preceptor for senior externs who rotate through his practice, and in 2015 he was named University of Houston College of Optometry Alumnus of the Year. Dr. Townsend conducts clinical research with special emphasis on ocular surface disease and dry eye. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and immediate past president of the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry.

 

 

 


 

 


Will be held @

The Westin Riverwalk Hotel


420 West Market Street
San Antonio,Texas 78205

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Early Bird Deadline: October 30, 2019 Early Bird
Fee
Registration
Fee
Entire Course
(16 hours)
$ 465 $ 525
Saturday
(8 hours including PR)
$ 410 $ 450
Sunday
(8 hours without PR)
$ 310 $ 350
PR Course Only $ 95 $ 95

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast, & Visit Exhibits
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM Clinical Challenges in Uveitis: Tales from the AC
by David Sendrowski, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 63071-AS
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Break & Visit Exhibits
10:15 AM - 11:05 AM Ocular Dermatology: Lids and Lesions
by David Sendrowski, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 59971-AS
11:05 AM - 12:00 PM Anterior Segment: Herpes Simplex Infection
by David Sendrowski, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 61963-AS
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch & Visit Exhibits
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM Controversies in the Basic Glaucoma Evaluation
by Robert Prouty, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: Pending
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Break & Visit Exhibits
3:15 PM - 4:05 PM Pot Glaucoma Updates: What We All Should Know
by Robert Prouty, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 52520-GL
4:05 PM - 5:00 PM 2019 Professional Responsibility Course for Texas Optometrists Credit Hours: 1.0 / General/Professional Responsibility
Cope ID: 60627-EJ

Sunday, November 24, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast, & Visit Exhibits
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM Rules and Exceptions in Neuro-ophthalmic Disease
by Joseph Sowka, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 62267-NO
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Break & Visit Exhibits
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM Conversations in Optic Nerve and Retinal Vascular Disease
by Joseph Sowka, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 61749-PS
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch & Visit Exhibits
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM Depress Your Patient: Diagnosis and Management of Vitreoretinal Anomalies
by William Townsend, OD
Credit Hours: 2.0 / D/T
Cope ID: Pending
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Break & Visit Exhibits
3:15 PM - 4:05 PM Preparing the Dry Eye for Contact Lens Wear
by William Townsend, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: 52613-AS
4:05 PM - 5:00 PM Managing Ocular Pain and Inflammation
by William Townsend, OD
Credit Hours: 1.0 / D/T
Cope ID: Pending