QUEBEC EDUCATION 15 hours of CE of which 10 are CEE/TQ

Please note, lectures will be provided in English only.

Courses

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, August 28, 2020

Innovations in Dry Eye and Primary Eye Care
Greg Caldwell, OD

Review of Systems
Joseph Pizzimenti, OD

Age Related Macular Degeneration Update
Joseph Pizzimenti, OD

Clinical Mistakes Not to Make
Joseph Sowka, OD


Saturday, August 29, 2020

Non-Stop Neuro-Op
Greg Caldwell, OD, Joseph Pizzimenti, OD, Joseph Sowka, OD

Running the Glaucoma Gauntlet: Managing the Tough Cases
Greg Caldwell, OD, Joseph Pizzimenti, OD, Joseph Sowka, OD

Prescribing Oral Antivirals in Eye Care
Greg Caldwell, OD and Tracy Offerdahl-McGowan, PharmD


Sunday, August 30, 2020

Metabolic Disease for the Optometrist New Twists on an Old Problem
Greg Caldwell, OD and Tracy Offerdahl-McGowan, PharmD

Glaucoma Yes or Glaucoma No?
Joseph Sowka, OD

*Please note that all courses will be presented in English.

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. 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 Sowka | Optometric Education Consultants

Joseph J. Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO

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.

Joseph Sowka | Optometric Education Consultants

Tracy Offerdahl, PharmD, BPharm, RPh

Dr. Offerdahl attended Temple University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, PA, for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Upon completion of her Doctor of Pharmacy degree, she completed a Residency at Temple University Hospital, where much of her time was spent in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

She is currently on faculty at Salus University in the Department of Optometry, where she is the course director and instructor for all systemic pharmacology courses for students in the optometry, audiology, and physician assistant programs. Additionally, she is a practicing clinical pharmacist with a pharmacy and a patient care practice site in Rosemont, PA.

Dr. Offerdahl is currently earning another degree in holistic medicine, as well as additional certifications in veterinary pharmacy. She lectures extensively in the optometry community.