The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Summer Conference

July 30 - 31, 2022

Our Annual Summer Conference will be held in person at the Fawcett Center at 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210. Parking is free.

We will offer 7 hours of COPE approved CE each day along with tea and coffee in the morning and a boxed lunch in the afternoon.

To gain COPE-approved credit, attendance will be monitored for the live hours.

The cost per hour will be $30. Attendance is free for anyone with current College of Optometry faculty status. Eligible faculty should refer to a separate email to receive their promotion code.

ALL registration must be done online only and registration will close at noon on Tuesday, July 26.

 

Select your registration option:

ALL CONFERENCE, July 30 & 31

ALL SATURDAY, July 30

SATURDAY MORNING, July 30

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, July 30

ALL SUNDAY, July 31

SUNDAY MORNING, July 31

SUNDAY AFTERNOON, July 31

 

 

As always, any income from the conference will be used to fund several college initiatives. Thank you for your support of our college! If you have any issues with registration please email us directly at CE@optometry.osu.edu

Course Schedule

Saturday, July 30, 2022

 

8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Advances in Medical Glaucoma Management (78855-GL)
Greg Nixon

New medications provide practitioners greater opportunities to manage glaucoma better than ever before. Two new classes of medications will be presented along with currently available stand-alone and combination agents. Current thoughts on when to initiate ocular hypotensive treatment and the appropriate use of medications in the management of glaucoma and ocular hypertension will be reviewed.

 

9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Elevating Your Eyelid Practice - Modernizing Your Approach to Ptosis Diagnosis and Management (78550-TD)
Shane Foster

Ptosis is a relatively common finding in today’s optometry practice. However, it has historically been underdiagnosed due to a lack of good treatment options. This course will discuss modernized clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acquired ptosis recently published in Optometry and Vision Science and how to apply them to our practices.

 

10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Clash of the Treatments: What Myopia Control Option Would You Choose? (78948-GO)
Jeff Walline, Benjamin Cyphers, Marielle Reidy, Cayti McDaniel

This case-based presentation will include an advocate for each of the three myopia control options available in the United States today: soft multifocal contact lenses, orthokeratology, and low concentration atropine. After hearing why each advocate would choose their treatment, audience members will choose the option they would use as a first-line treatment for that patient. Panel members will answer audience questions at the end.

 

11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

LUNCH

 

12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Perplexing Pupils (78829-NO)
Kelsey Mach

Pupil size and function is something that is typically assessed for all patients at annual eye exams, but when differences in pupil size, shape and reactivity are seen, the underlying etiology of these findings require prompt and correct diagnosis for proper patient care. This lecture will present a review of pupillary function/structure, congenital and acquired pupil conditions, as well as diagnostic tests to assess pupil function in order to give clinicians the confidence to assess and manage common pupillary conditions appropriately.

 

1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Access to Care, A Public Health Perspective (78801-PB)
Tim Fries

In this course we will examine the various definitions of access to care. We will explore how and why optometrists are suited to provide increased access to care. We will also discuss several factors that are leading to an increased demand for care, while exploring the workforce demographics as they currently exist.

 

2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

A review and update on Keratoconus (78802-TD)
Aaron Zimmerman

This course will review the current epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, diagnostics, classification and management. The discussion on management will include corneal cross linking, contact lenses, implantable ring segments, transplants (penetrating keratoplasty & deep anterior lamellar keratoplasy) and topography guided refractive surgery.

 


Sunday July 31, 2022

 

8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Scleral Contact Lens Quandaries (78971-CL)
Chantelle Mundy and Stephanie Pisano

Chantelle Mundy and Stephanie Pisano

 

9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Managing Amblyopia in a Primary Care Setting (78530-FV)
Ann Morrison

The management of amblyopia has become more mainstream and is able to be managed in a primary care setting. As optometrists, we need to make sure we are providing our patients with the most up to date knowledge and treatment for their ocular conditions. This course will review the definitions of amblyopia, the current treatment modalities, and what the future of amblyopia management might look like.

 

10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Nothing Normal About It: Low-Tension Glaucoma (78873-GL)
Phil Yuhas

This course will review the epidemiology, etiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis of, and management of normal tension glaucoma.

 

11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

LUNCH

 

12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Pediatric Anterior Uveitis: An Evidence-Based Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment (78972-TD)
Kelsey A. Carriere and Katherine Hogan

This lecture will define and describe pediatric anterior uveitis focusing specifically on its unique characteristics and concerns in this population. The attendee will be able to apply standard uveitis nomenclature (SUN) grading, describe the appropriate laboratory work-up, provide a differential diagnosis for the etiology of pediatric anterior uveitis, and understand the role of both ocular and systemic treatments including the newest therapies using biologic medications. Case examples will be provided throughout to further emphasize the clinical relevance.

 

1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Congenital Optic Nerve Anomalies (78733-NO)
Kelsey A. Carriere

This course will define and describe common and uncommon congenital optic nerve findings. Case examples will be provided throughout to further emphasize the clinical relevance.

 

2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Diabetic Retinopathy from ETDRS to DRCR: The Optometrist’s Role in Managing Diabetic Retinopathy (78746-TD)
Zac Coates 

Diabetic retinopathy remains one of the leading causes of blindness among working-age adults in the United States. As the prevalence of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy increases globally the importance of routine retinal examinations continues increase, and optometry serves a critical role in providing access to care for patients. This lecture will discuss the current standardized grading schemes for diabetic retinopathy from the Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) and the meanings of these categories.

 


*Treatment and management of disease / pharm credit

All times are Eastern Daylight Time

The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Winter Conference (formerly OEI)

December 4 & 5, 2021

The Annual Winter Conference (formerly OEI) hosted by The Ohio State University College of Optometry will be held in person at the Fawcett Center at 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210.

We will offer 7 hours of COPE approved CE each day along with tea and coffee in the morning and a boxed lunch in the afternoon. For your convenience, we are offering a variety of registration options: Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Saturday all day, Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon, Sunday all day and All conference

To gain COPE-approved credit, attendance will be monitored for the live hours.

The cost per hour will be $30. Attendance is free for anyone with current College of Optometry faculty status. Eligible faculty should refer to a separate email to receive their promotion code.  

University and City of Columbus guidelines require all attendees wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

ALL registration must be done online only and registration will close at noon on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

 

Registration for this conference is now closed.

 

 

Course Schedule

Saturday, December 4, 2021

 

8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Say it ain't diplopia (75453-NO)
JP Maszczak

This course will review the most common causes for acute onset binocular diplopia. Cases will highlight how to appropriately assess and diagnose these often difficult presentations and discuss appropriate management plans.

 

9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Physiology and pathophysiology of retinal pigment epithelium (75408-PS) *
Shigeo Tamiya

Retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) plays a critical supportive role in the maintenance and well-being of retinal neurons, in particular the photoreceptors. As such, dysfunction of RPE often results in photoreceptor death and blindness. This lecture will review key physiological functions of RPE, and how loss of such critical functions, via genetic mutation, exacerbated age-related changes, and/or trauma result in retinopathies.

 

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Using State and National Health Surveillance Data to Understand the Influences and Impact of Vision Impairment (75456-PB)
Dean VanNasdale

The collection and use of use of health-related data have become important drivers of public health interventions and ultimately, health-related policy decisions. Vision health data are collected through several national and state-specific health surveillance systems. The state of Ohio has been particularly proactive in the collection of these data. This has allowed us to quantify the prevalence of vision impairment, with additional insight into underlying determinants, risk factors, and co-morbidities. This lecture will present information on the methods used to collect information related to vision health, both nationally and in the state of Ohio, and will describe what we have learned from these data over the past several years. The lecture will conclude by describing newly available interactive dashboards that allow broad access to vision health surveillance data to promote vision care.

 

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

You Won’t B-leed Your Eyes: The Wild and Wonderful Tales of Retinal Vasculature (75411-SD) *
Jacqueline Hallauer

This course provides the attendees a review of the ocular vascular supply and will focus on the abnormal clinical appearance of this supply. Numerous cases will be reviewed “clinically” with retinal photography followed by the clinical diagnosis, treatment and recommended management.

 

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

LUNCH

 

1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Minimizing Midday Fogging in Scleral Lens Wear (75536-CL)
Jennifer Fogt

Scleral lenses can make an amazing impact on the lives of patients with irregular corneas or dry eye disease. Unfortunately, many wearers have to frequently remove and re-insert their lenses due to debris trapped in the tear film reservoir between the eye and the lens. This lecture will discuss various sources of the particulate, the reasons for increased debris in the eyes, and various methods that can help to minimize the occurrence of midday fogging.

 

2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Pediatric Ocular Disease: Common Pediatrician Referrals (75435-AS) *
AJ Peiffer

This course will focus on common referrals generated by pediatricians due to patient complaints/observations made during routine well visits and problem focused examinations. The conditions covered will be those that primarily affect the anterior segment, but will occasionally have implications or considerations for the posterior segment and overall optical quality of the visual system. Case examples will be used to highlight the differential diagnoses that could be considered based on complaints/observed abnormalities. Examination technique, diagnostic criteria, and management options will be included in the case examples.

 

3:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Blunt Ocular Trauma: Evaluation & Management of Closed-Globe Injury (75434-AS) *
AJ Peiffer

This course will review the clinical presentation and management of patients presenting due to blunt force ocular trauma. We will focus on management of the eyelids, orbits and non-penetrating globe injury. Cases will be used to highlight exam findings and special testing that help to determine necessity of surgical referral.

 


Sunday December 5, 2021

 

8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Lasers, Lid Lesions, and Injections for the Optometrist (75467-LP) *
Aaron Zimmerman

This course is designed to inform the optometrist of the current privileges that their fellow colleagues can perform in various states across the United States. Fundamental laser principles and safety will be discussed as will the common laser procedures performed by optometrists, such as Nd:YAG capsulotomy, laser peripheral iridotomy, selective laser trabeculoplasty. Common optometric injections such as intravenous, intramuscular, intradermal, and subcutaneous injections will be discussed as will their applications for benign lid lesion removal. Common laser lenses, injectable medications, and basic surgical instruments will be discussed.

 

9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Understanding Race and Bias to be Better Optometrist (75618-PB)
Vondolee Delgado-Nixon

During the summer of 2020, various organizations declared that racism (not race) was a public health crisis. This course will explore why racism and implicit bias is responsible for the public health crisis and its effect on health care and vision health. Participants will learn about their own biases, and will be taught ways to mitigate biases.

 

10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Unraveling Intraocular Inflammation (75452-AS) *
Erich Hinel

Uveitis is a serious and potentially destructive intraocular inflammation. It can often be the presenting clinical manifestation of underlying systemic disease. This course will highlight the clinical approach for the proper diagnosis and management of uveitis. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing vision-threatening complications and the laboratory testing needed to identify common etiologies associated with anterior uveitis. Interesting and challenging patient cases will be highlighted throughout the course that will illustrate key concepts and advanced treatment strategies.

 

11:40 - 1:00 p.m.

LUNCH
 

 

1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

So you have a patient with an Inherited Retinal Disease (IRD), now what? (75661-PS) *
Barbara Mihalik

We all have patients with IRDs and thanks to recent medical innovations, a gene therapy is now available for treatment and will hopefully lead to more in the near future. We will discuss how best to manage these patients through work-up, imaging, genetic testing, genetic counseling, and low vision referrals.

 

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Unique Applications of Specialty Contact Lenses (75433-CL)
Kelsy Steele

Many practitioners are comfortable with the use of specialty contact lenses for the management of refractive error, including irregular astigmatism. There are numerous other opportunities to prescribe specialty contact lenses that do not relate to refractive error. This course will review some of these applications by discussing tinted, colored, and prosthetic lenses. Additionally, this course will discuss the inclusion of prism in specialty lenses and the role of contact lenses in ocular surface disease management.

 

3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Myopia and Glaucoma (75455-GL) *
Carissa Janczak

Myopia, specifically and with degenerative myopic features, makes determining, following, and managing glaucoma progression of these patients difficult for practitioners. This lecture will present myopic glaucomatous case, literature, and the trials we face as caregivers to a sight threatening disease in already difficult to assess patients.


*Treatment and management of disease / pharm credit

All times are Eastern Daylight Time