NASHVILLE 2020 RECAP

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING! 

While outstanding clinical education is important, we at OEC also feel that the experience is equally important. We design conferences to allow attendees flexibility in getting outstanding clinical continuing education and the opportunity to enjoy the facilities and surrounding area. In addition to securing golf and spa credits for attendees, we also plan lectures to ensure enough time to enjoy Scottsdale and surrounding areas, lay back and relax, and make travel home easier with an early end time.

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EDUCATION

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TIME

EVENT

HOURS/CE

Friday, November 13, 2020

6:45 am – 7:30 am

Registration & Breakfast

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Information, Awareness, and Improvement Industry Talk

8:00 am – 9:40 am

Clinical Decisions in Retina
Mark Dunbar, OD
FL: 20-793498  |  COPE: 70074-PS
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2 Hours
CEE/TQ

9:40 am – 10:10 am

Introductions and Break with Sponsors

10:10 am – 11:50 am

Glaucoma Gauntlet: Managing the Challenging Cases
Joseph Sowka, OD, Greg Caldwell, OD, Mark Dunbar, OD
FL: 20-793502  |  COPE: 69839-GL
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2 Hours
CEE/TQ

11:50 am – 1:10 pm

Break with Sponsors & Lunch Talks

1:10 pm – 2:50 pm

AMD A-to-OCT-to-RI-to-Z
Greg Caldwell, OD
FL: 20-707149  |  COPE: 66397-PS
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2 Hours
CEE/TQ

2:50 pm – 3:20 pm

Break with Sponsors

3:20 pm – 4:10 pm

10 Hacks for OCT Interpretation in Glaucoma
Mark Dunbar, OD
FL: 20-717777  |  COPE: 67253-GL
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1 Hour

4:10 pm – 5:00 pm

Hands on Prokera Workshop – Insertion & Everything You Need to Know
Presented complementary by BioTissue

5:00 pm

Conference Adjourns

Saturday, November 14, 2020

7:00 am – 7:30 am

Registration and Breakfast

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Information, Awareness, and Improvement Industry Talk & Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:40 am

Anterior and Posterior Segment Case Presentations – Enough Pearls to Make a Necklace
Greg Caldwell, OD
FL: 20-707153  |  COPE: 67315-AS
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2 Hours
CEE/TQ

9:40 am – 10:00 am

Break with Sponsors

10:00 am – 11:40 am

Ocular Emergencies: A Week of Walk-Ins
Lori Vollmer, OD
FL: 20-717779  | COPE: 69843-GO
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2 Hours
CEE/TQ

11:40 am – 1:00 pm

Break with Sponsors & Lunch Talks 

1:00 pm – 2:40 pm

Rules and Exceptions to the Rules in Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease
Joseph Sowka, OD
FL: 20-793522  |  COPE: 66391-NO
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2 Hours
CEE/TQ

2:40 pm – 3:00 pm

Break with Sponsors & Exhibit Hall Closes

3:00 pm – 3:50 pm

OCT-Angiography What You Need to Know with this New Technology
Greg Caldwell, OD
FL: 20-793524  |  COPE: 69846-PD
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1 Hour

3:50 pm

Conference Adjourns

Sunday, November 15, 2020

7:15 am – 8:00 am

Check-In, & Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:40 am

Visual Dysfunction Following Acquired Brain Injury – What to Expect
Heather McBryar, OD
FL: 20-717803 | COPE: 69848-NO
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2 Hours
CEE/TQ

Clinical Management Track

Florida Required Courses Track

9:40 am – 11:20 am
Concurrent

2 Hours
CEE/TQ

The Effectiveness of Low Vision Rehabilitation Improving Daily Living and Quality of Life
Heather McBryar, OD
FL: 20-717811  |  COPE: 69900-LV
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9:40 am – 11:20 am
Concurrent

2 Hours


Prevention of Medical Errors

Joseph Sowka, OD
FL: 20-673085  |  COPE: 69022-EJ
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11:20 am – 11:30 am

Break

Clinical Management Track

Florida Required Courses Track

11:30 am – 1:10 pm
Concurrent

2 Hours
CEE/TQ

Opioid Prescribing Issues for Patient and Practitioner
Greg Caldwell, OD
FL: 20-758526  |  COPE: 66088-PH
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11:30 am – 1:10 pm
Concurrent

2 Hours

Florida Jurisprudence
Joseph Sowka, OD
FL: 20-673089  |  COPE: 68797-EJ
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1:10 pm

Conference Adjourns

*Meal included in registration.
Schedule and times are subject to change.

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

Greg Caldwell | Optometric Education Consultants

Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO

Greg Caldwell, OD, is a 1995 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He completed a one-year residency in primary care and ocular disease at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry (ABO).

He currently works in Duncansville and Johnstown, Pennsylvania as an ocular disease consultant. Dr. Caldwell’s primary focus is the diagnosis and management of anterior and posterior segment ocular disease and he has been a participant in multiple FDA investigations. Dr. Caldwell has lectured extensively throughout the county and over twelve countries internationally. In 2010 he served as President of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association (POA) and served on the AOA Board of Trustees 2013-2016. He is President of the Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind.

Joseph Sowka | Optometric Education Consultants

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate

Dr. Joseph Sowka is an attending optometric physician at Center for Sight in Sarasota, Florida, a large medical-surgical practice where he focuses on glaucoma management and neuro-ophthalmic disease. He was formerly Professor of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry for 28 years where he served as Chief of The Advanced Care Service and Director of the Glaucoma Service at the College’s Eye Institute. He was the Program Coordinator and Supervisor for the Ocular Disease Residency. Dr. Sowka is a founding member of both the Optometric Glaucoma Society and Optometric Retina Society. He is also the Founder and Chair of the Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders in Optometry Special Interest Group for the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Sowka is a Glaucoma Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry. He is a partner and co-owner of Optometric Education Consultants.

Lori Vollmer, OD, MS, FAAO

Dr. Lori Vollmer earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of South Florida in 1990. She graduated with honors and distinction from Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry in 2002. She completed a residency in ocular disease at the Aran Eye Associates in Miami, Florida in July 2003. She completed a Masters’ of Science in Nutrition from the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2018 with an emphasis in Sports Nutrition.

Dr. Vollmer currently works at Center for Sight in Sarasota Florida where she provides comprehensive eyecare in a medical/surgical setting. Prior to joining Center for Sight, she worked in academia at Nova Southeastern University for 16 years holding the rank of Professor where she served as an Attending Physician in the Primary Care Clinic as well as the Diabetes and Macula Clinic. She served in college administration as the Director of Residency Programs for the College of Optometry for 13 years mentoring and supervising residents. Her classroom teaching experience included a course in Nutrition and Ocular Health as well as guest lectures in anterior and posterior segment ocular disease.

Dr. Vollmer has several published articles in optometric journals and has delivered numerous continuing education lectures nationally and internationally in ocular disease, trauma, medical and surgical management and nutrition. She also serves as a reviewer for optometric journal publications.

Dr. Vollmer is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry, Fellow in the Optometric Retina Society, member of the Optometric Wellness and Nutrition Society, member of the American Optometric Association and member of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND).

Dr. Vollmer served on the Board of the Broward County Optometric Association for over 10 years and is a Past President of the BCOA. Dr. Vollmer also serves as a team chair consultant for the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE).

Heather McBryar, OD, FCOVD

Diplomate, American Board of Optometry
Dr. Heather McBryar graduated with honors from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. She is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), a candidate for Fellowship in the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry (ABO).

Dr. McBryar has hospital privileges at Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation and is a co-founder of the Chattanooga Area Low Vision Network. She has lectured extensively on the topics of neuro-optometric rehabilitation and low vision. Southeast Vision Rehabilitation is a performance center of NIH/NEI funded Johns Hopkins research study: Comparative Studies of Low Vision Rehabilitative Outcome Measures.

 

Mark T. Dunbar, OD, FAAO

Dr. Mark Dunbar has been a member of the optometric staff at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for over 30 years and currently serves as the Director of Optometric Services. He is also Co-Chairman of the Conference Advisory Board for Vision Expo.

Dr. Dunbar is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is a founding member of both the Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS) and the Optometric Retina Society (ORS). Dr. Dunbar also serves on the Editorial Boards for Review of Optometry where he writes the monthly column “The Retina Quiz. “

 

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