Webinars

Live Webinars

Join us during our upcoming webinars to earn continuing education credit! Click on the links below to register and learn more.

December 1, 2020 7-9 pm ET

Prevention of Medical Errors

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate​​​​​​​

There are different types of errors that can potentially occur in the optometric practice. Different types of errors occur at different levels and typically indicate a need to change the delivery of health care. Rarely are the actions of an individual responsible for medical errors. Rather, system wide breakdown is typically responsible for medical errors. This course examines common causes of preventable medical error and examines root-cause analysis to prevent errors. This course satisfies the requirements for license renewal in Florida.

Live 2 Hours Credit Available:

  • COPE: 69022-EJ (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida: 20-760069 (No test required when taken live)

December 2, 2020 7-9 pm ET

Florida Jurisprudence

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate​​​​​​​

This course discusses the Florida optometry practice act with emphasis on legal standards of practice. In addition, a detailed discussion on the new oral pharmaceutical bill with instructions on reporting adverse events is reviewed.

Live 2 Hours Credit Available:

  • COPE: 68797-EJ (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida: 20-760081 (No test required when taken live)

 

December 3, 2020 8-9 pm ET

Human Trafficking

Sarah Beaumont, MD & Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate

Detailed discussion on the means by which to identify individuals who may be victims of human trafficking. ​​​​​​​This course defines human sex and labor trafficking. Dr. Beaumont has been a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Human Trafficking since 2018 and is currently serving as Co-Chair of the Victim Services Committee in Arizona.​​​​​​

Live 1 Hour Credit Available:

  • COPE: 69628-PB (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida: 20-717725 (No test required when taken live)

December 6, 2020 7-9 pm ET

Conversations in Optic Nerve and Retinal Vascular Disease

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate​​​​​​​

In a case-based grand rounds format, this course will examine the gamut of optic neuropathies. Included in the discussion will be papilledema, pseudotumor cerebri, ischemic neuropathy, infiltrative neuropathy, compressive neuropathy, and infectious neuropathy. Differential diagnoses, clinical findings, and management algorithms are emphasized. Numerous odes are presented to assist the audience in remembering key concepts. In a case-based format, common retinal vascular conditions will be addressed with emphasis on new management protocols. Specifically, there will be discussions on the relationship between acute retinal ischemia and stroke risk. Further, the relationship between vein occlusions and abnormal autoimmunity are discussed. Current management of TIA and retinal emboli are presented.

Live 2 Hours Credit Available:

  • COPE: 67332-NO (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida Approval Pending (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida TQ Credit Available (Test required)

December 13, 2020 7-9 pm ET

Rules and Exceptions in Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate​​​​​​​

This course will detail, in a case-based format, the symptoms and clinical findings in patients with a variety of neuro-ophthalmic conditions. A diagnostic algorithm will be presented to allow the attendee to follow the clinical findings to an appropriate differential diagnosis. Current therapeutic management will be emphasized. Optic nerve disease, visual field abnormalities, cranial neuropathies and diplopia are all covered.

Live 2 Hours Credit Available:

  • COPE: 66391-NO (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida: 20-760091 (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida TQ Credit Available (Test required)

 

December 15, 2020 8-9 pm ET

HIV and AIDS: What Every Optometrist Needs to Know

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate​​​​​​​

This course covers transmission, testing, management, prevention, and reporting of HIV infections and AIDS. Current systemic management is stressed. New systemic antiviral medications are presented. HIV lifecycle is presented and areas of current and future therapy are addressed. Current understanding on the possibility of disease cure and eradication are presented.

Live 1 Hour Credit Available:

  • COPE: 69205-SD (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida: 20-760095 (No test required when taken live)

 

 

December 17, 2020 7-9 pm ET

Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease Update

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate​​​​​​​

There have been many recent advances in the area of neuro-ophthalmic disorders. This course examines a primary approach to diagnosing patients with neuro-ophthalmic disease. There is a detailed discussion of intracranial disease and acquired diplopia. The course then examines the issues of increased intracranial pressure, Horner syndrome imaging, stroke and idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

Live 2 Hours Credit Available:

  • COPE: 69215-NO (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida: 20-760097 (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida TQ Credit Available (Test required)

December 20, 2020 7-9 pm ET

Challenging and Controversial Topics in Glaucoma

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate​​​​​​​

This course will utilize evidence-based medicine and personal experience to discuss challenging and controversial topics in glaucoma. Such topics will include to interpret 10 degree visual fields and tell if they are worsening, what to do when encountering an optic disc hemorrhage and its meaning, and how to proceed when newly diagnosing a patient with advanced stage disease. Medication issues will also be discussed including generics and brand medicine roles, new medication updates, how and when to add medications, and what constitutes second line therapy.

Live 2 Hours Credit Available:

  • COPE: 69227-GL (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida Approval Pending (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida TQ Credit Available (Test required)

Recorded Webinars

Weren’t able to join one of our live webinars? Click on one of the categories below to watch our webinar recordings or visit our YouTube channel to see more. CE credit is only available for live webinars.

Glaucoma       |      Neuro Ophthalmic       |      General

Glaucoma 

Glaucoma Grand Round – Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate & Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
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Challenging and Controversial Topics in Glaucoma – Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate & Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
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Neuro Ophthalmic

Conversations in Optic Nerve and Retinal Vascular Disease – Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate
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Neuro Ophthalmic Disease; Rules, Exceptions to the Rules – Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate
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Doctor, I See Double: Managing Cranial Nerve Palsies – Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate
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Red, Yellow, and Blue Disease – What is Real Disease and What is Physiologically Normal – ​​​​​​​Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
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General

10 Ways to Jump-Start Your Glaucoma Practice – Mike Cymbor, OD, FAAO
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Opioid Choices and Issues for the Patient and Practitioner – Tracy Offerdahl, PharmD, RPh, FAAO & Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
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Human Trafficking – Sarah Beaumont, MD
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Bringing Love Back to the Visual Field – Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
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Thyroid Dysfunction, Rheumatology, and the Eye – Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
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Clinical Grand Rounds – Perspectives from an Optometrist and an Internist – Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate & ​​​​​​​Robert Hasty, DO, FACOI, FACP
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AMD A-to-OCT-to-RI-to-Z – What You Need to Know in Patient Care – Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
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A Commonsense Approach to Medical Billing and Coding – Dr. Steve Eiss
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OCT – OCT and OCT Angiography in Retinal Disease –Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
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