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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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CEE/TQ examination courses are for states such as Florida and Illinois which have this additional requirement. If you are licensed in states that do not require CEE/TQ, you do not have to take an exam to receive COPE credits.
Friday, November 1, 2019
Continuum of Care in Keratoconus From Spectacles to Contact Lenses to Surgery
Jeff Sonsino, OD
Optometry in the Age of Disruptors When Patients are Harmed
Jeff Sonsino, OD
Saturday, November 2, 2019
ODs on Facebook: Sight and Life Saving Pearls
Alan Glazier, OD, Greg Caldwell, OD, Michael Depaolis, OD, Joseph Sowka, OD
Recognizing, Treating and Avoiding Microbial Keratitis In Contact Lens Wear
Michael Depaolis, OD
Clinical Pearls for the Primary Eye Care Practice
Michael Depaolis, OD
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Florida Required Courses Track
Prevention of Medical Errors
Joseph Sowka OD
Joseph Sowka, OD
Greg Caldwell, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Greg Caldwell, O.D., 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.
Dr. Glazier is the founder and visionary behind ODs on Facebook and ODsOnFB.com, the eye care industry’s largest and most highly engaged eye care organization. He is a partner and business development executive in Total Eye Care Partners, enabling Optometrists with mature practices a medical model legacy exit.
2011-2012 – voted one of the most influential optometrists in the US by the VisionMonday organization.
2015 – selected as one of the 50 most influential optometrists ever by his peers
2016 – named “Visionary” by Vision Expo organization
2016 – selected as one of 250 innovators in Optometry by PCON Magazine
2017 – honored as Maryland Optometrist of the Year
Inventor on 7 issued patents in computer science and ophthalmology.
Author of books, “Searchial Marketing”, “Customer Communication Software”, numerous journal articles.
Founder of MyopiaInstitute.com, award-winning eye care blog
Consultant for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, VTI Vision, PRN, Percept Corp, Hue AI, Essilor, EverydayContacts.com, Total ECP, GPN
Dr. Glazier has been interviewed by CNN, NBC, CBS, Entrepreneur magazine, INC Magazine, Blog Talk Radio and Network Solutions.
Joseph Sowka, O.D., F.A.A.O., Diplomate
Dr. Sowka is a Professor of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry where he serves as Chief of The Advanced Care Service and Director of the Glaucoma Service at the College’s Eye Institute. He is also Chair of the Department of Optometric Sciences. He is the longest tenured faculty member at the College.
Dr. Sowka is a founding member of both the Optometric Glaucoma Society and Optometric Retina Society. He is also the 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 the lead author of the annual Handbook of Ocular Disease Management published by Review of Optometry.
Joseph J. Pizzimenti, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Dr. Joseph Pizzimenti is an internationally-recognized speaker and author, and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and the Optometric Retina Society (ORS). He served as ORS President from 2012-2014.
Dr. Pizzimenti has completed funded clinical research in the areas of diabetes, age-related macular degeneration, vitreomacular adhesion, and low vision. His scientific articles and have appeared in a host peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Pizzimenti co-authored a chapter on Diabetic Retinopathy in the textbook entitled Diabetes in Black America.
Dr. Pizzimenti enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his wife, Dr. Claire Pizzimenti, and their three children.
Michael DePaolis is an Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at The University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York. Dr. DePaolis is a member of the American Optometric Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. He is the Optometric Editor of Primary Care Optometry News and is a member of the professional editorial board of allaboutvision.com. A graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, he has authored over 100 articles, papers, and textbook chapters and lectured at more than 500 eye care conferences. Dr. DePaolis is the recipient of the American Optometric Association Contact Lens & Cornea Section Luminary Award for Distinguished Practice and the New York State Optometric Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award.
Jeffrey Sonsino, O.D., FAAO
Jeffrey Sonsino, O.D., FAAO, is a partner in a high-end specialty contact lens and anterior segment practice in Nashville, Tennessee. For over 12 years, he was on the faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Eye Institute. Dr. Sonsino is a Diplomate in the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), past-chairman of the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association (AOA), executive board member of the Healthcare Alliance for Patient Safety, a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society, board certified by the American Board of Optometry (ABO), past president of the Middle Tennessee Optometric Association, the 2017 Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI) practitioner of the year, the 2017 AOA’s Advocate of the Year, and the 2018 Optometrist of the Year awardee by the Tennessee Optometric Association.