QUEBEC 2019 RECAP
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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, June 28, 2019
My Favorite Cases
Paul Ajamian, OD
OCT-Angiography What You Need to Know With This New Technology
Greg Caldwell, OD
Saturday, June 29, 2019
The Future of Cataract Surgery
Paul Ajamian, OD
Glaucoma Grand Rounds
Greg Caldwell, OD, Paul Ajamian, OD, Joseph Sowka, OD
Optic Nerve Grand Rounds
Joseph Sowka, OD
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Greg Caldwell, OD and Joseph Sowka, OD
Mistakes to Avoid in Glaucoma Management
Joseph Sowka, OD
*Please note that all courses will be presented in English.
MEET OUR SPEAKERS
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. Michaud graduated from Université de Montréal (OD-1986; M.Sc. 1998). Since 2001, he is working there as a full professor. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry, Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association, of the Scleral Lens Education Society and of the European Academy of Optometry.
He authored many articles in peer-reviewed journals and had been invited to speak around the world. He is an editorial board member of Journal of Contact Lens Research and Science, and of the Scleral Lens Education Society.
Dr. Daniel Brazeau
Dr. Daniel Brazeau has been practicing at the Longueuil Visual Clinic since it’s very beginnings in 1978. Dr. Brazeau devotes most of his practice to contact lenses. He is also responsible for the specialty LC module at the School of Optometry at the Université de Montréal, where he teaches the adjustment of contact lenses in the case of corneal deformities.
Dr. Brazeau is also Scientific Director of the Optometry Development Center (CPRO) of the Quebec Association of Optometrists (AOQ). In addition to acting as a consultant and speaker for the majority of contact lens companies, he is regularly invited to share his expertise in several international conferences. Dr. Brazeau received significant recognition from his peers when he received the Optometrist of the Year Award in 2004 from the Association des Optométristes du Québec (AOQ).
Paul C. Ajamian, O.D., a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, is a graduate of the University of Vermont and the New England College of Optometry. He co-founded the first Optometric Comanagement Center in the Country, and has served as Center Director of Omni Eye Services of Atlanta since 1984. He is author of two textbooks, and has been the editor of Review of Optometry’s popular monthly column “Co-Management Q and A” , now known as “Clinical Quandries”. He is a past president of the Georgia Optometric Association, and as Legislative Chairman orchestrated the passage of Georgia’s Glaucoma and Narcotic bill, Direct Access to EyeCare, and oral meds scope expansion. In 2017 he testified multiple times for Georgia’s expansion into injectables, which the Governor signed into law in May. In 2009 he served as a founding Board Member of the American Board of Optometry, and was Chairman for 3 years. He is an internationally known speaker, and has served as General Chairman of the Education Committee for SECO International since 2002. At the recent SECO Meeting in March, he was honored with the President’s Award, for Lifetime Achievement in Continuing Education.
In 2014 he was the recipient of the AOA’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2015, he was inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame.
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.