WALT DISNEY WORLD 2020 RECAP

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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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Saturday August 29, 2020

OCT – Red, Yellow, and Blue Disease – What is Real Disease and What is Physiologically Normal (COPE: 68617-PD | FL: 20-783230)
Greg Caldwell, OD
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OCT and OCT Angiography in Retinal Disease (COPE: 67556-PD | FL: 20-707141) 
Greg Caldwell, OD
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Suspecting Glaucoma  (COPE: 68616-GL | FL: 20-707143)
John Spalding, OD
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Conversations in Optic Nerve and Retinal Vascular Disease (COPE: 67712-PS | FL: 20-707145)
Joseph Sowka, OD
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OCT and OCT- Angiography Wellness – Why and How to Implement Early Detection into Your Practice (COPE: 68618-PD | FL: 20-783232)
Greg Caldwell, OD
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Mistakes to Avoid in Glaucoma Management (COPE: 67230-GL | FL: 20-720054)
Joseph Sowka, OD
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HIV and AIDS: What Every Optometrist Needs to Know (COPE: 69205-SD | FL: 20-711947)
Joseph Sowka, OD
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WORKSHOP #1: Basic OCT Imaging 

WORKSHOP #2: Advanced OCT Imaging

Sunday August 30, 2020

OCT and OCT Angiography in Glaucoma (COPE: 68623-PD | FL: 20-707147)  
Greg Caldwell, OD
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Doctor, I See Double: Managing Cranial Nerve Palsies  (COPE: 68614-NO | FL: 20-783234)
Joseph Sowka, OD
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OCT in AMD – AMD A-to-OCT- to-RI-to-Z  (COPE: 6397-PS | FL: 20-707149)
Greg Caldwell, OD
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Prevention of Medical Errors (COPE: 69022-EJ | FL: 20-673085)
Joseph Sowka, OD
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Florida Jurisprudence (COPE: 64856-EJ | FL: 20-673089)
Joseph Sowka, OD
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Anterior and Posterior Segment Case Studies (COPE: 67315-AS  | FL: 20-707153)
Greg Caldwell, OD
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Complications of Pharmaceuticals Every Optometrist Should Know (COPE: 68620-PH | FL: 20-707157)
Greg Caldwell, OD
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Speakers

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Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
Joseph Sowka, OD
John Spalding, OD
Todd C Perkins

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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.

John Spalding, OD

Dr. John M. Spalding received his Doctor of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in 1997. Upon completion of a one-year residency at the VA Medical Center in Baltimore, he joined the professional staff at the Orlando VAMC. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Spalding created the student and residency programs. He works with optometry students and serves as residency program co-coordinator. He has been published in peer-reviewed journals and lectures locally, nationally and inter-nationally on ocular disease related topics. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society.

Todd C Perkins

Director of Clinical Applications
Optovue, Inc.

Todd started his career in Ophthalmology/Optometry in 1990 working for Morrison International. Inc. He helped develop mobile optometric clinics that would travel to the poorer regions of the United States and assist with eye exams and dispense glasses that were produced right on the vehicle. He even holds a patent on a specialized ophthalmic device. The program was run with help and funding from Hershey Foods, Wills Eye Hospital and The Philadelphia Eagles.
After that he was a technician in every facet of Ophthalmology for the next 15 years across Florida at large high-volume centers. During this time, he was part of the initial LASIK trials (limited to 40 sites in the US) and presented at multiple AAO, JCAHPO and other events.
Todd started with Optovue in 2010 in the Clinical Applications department where he trained doctors and technicians on OCT use. For the past 5 years he has been the Director of the clinical training and installations team for the United States and is an expert in OCT function and theory.

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