2022 Doctor Schedule and Course Description

2022 UOA Annual Congress Doctor Schedule and Course Description

June 9th, 2022 (5 hours possible CE)
7:30 am–1 pm: Golf Tournament
Registration 11 am–2:30 pm 

1–2 pm: Lin: TBI Fact vs Fiction- Tackling Common Myths 

  • Traumatic brain injury TBI is a growing topic of public concern in the US. In this course, we will break down common misconceptions about TBI through examination of recent research and current management guidelines. Particular attention will be given to mild TBI and sports-related concussions. Health care practitioners will be able to use the information and resources provided to properly identify, counsel, and refer TBI cases.

2–3 pm: Lin: Brain Injury & Vision: Tips for the Primary Care OD 

  • Traumatic brain injury and strokes have many effects on vision that can b assessed and managed by optometrists. This course reviews testing procedures and clinical pearls for assessing patients with brain injury that can be easily incorporated into optometric practice. Treatment strategies will be discussed, including management of patients with cranial nerve palsies and hermianopic field loss.

3–4 pm: Grandela: Adapting For Independence Low Vision Rehabilitation

  • An overview of Low Vision Rehabilitation as an optometrist diagnostic testing, exam flow, low vision aids and devices, assistive technology, resources and networking.

4–6 pm: Lin: Genetic Testing & Gene Therapy

  • Optometrists are needed to help with education, identification, and referral of patients who may benefit from genetic testing, gene therapy, and ongoing clinical trials. This course will cover the current availability, benefits, and limitations of genetic testing. We will review the current state of ocular gene therapy and gene therapy research, including current clinical trials, developments in CRISPR gene editing, antisense oligonucleotide-based therapy, and optogenetics. We will address common patient questions and answers regarding gene therapy and genetic testing. Current clinical guidelines for genetic testing will be presented.

6–7 pm: Utah Optometric Association Business Meeting 
7 pm Kickoff Reception sponsored by The Eye Institute of Utah   
Thursday Total                                    5

Friday June 10th, 2022 (6 hours possible CE):
Registration 7 am–10 am and 4 pm–6 pm

7–8 am Promotional light breakfast for ODs
Multi-Track plus Workshop Days (you must have preregistered and paid in advance for workshops):

Track 1:

8–10 am: Lin: Genetic Testing Workshop 

  • This interactive lecture walks through the entire process for genetic testing: clinical determination of genetic eye disease, sample collection, analysis of genetic test results, interpretation of results within clinical context, and patient counseling. Attendees will walk through patient case examples, including case history, test panel selection, and determination of eligibility for sponsored genetic testing for inherited retinal dystrophies. Participants will be guided step-by-step through the process of saliva sample collection, interpretation of genetic test result printouts, and determining eligibility for clinical trials and gene therapy.

10 am–12 pm Wooldridge: Postops Gone Wild!    

  • When surgery goes well, postoperative care is easy. What about those times when surgery doesn‘t go well? In this course we will cover postoperative care of patients with problems after cataract and glaucoma surgery. Complications covered will include mild issues like corneal edema, moderate issues like leaking wounds, elevated intraocular pressure with burping of iincisions, to more severe problems like ruptured globes.

Track 2:

8–10 am:  Karpecki: New Pharmaceuticals and Their Clinical Applications   

  • This program looks at the latest pharmaceutical advances in eyecare with a focus on the most recent FDA approved agents. It is a fast paced review of therapeutics that currently or soon will affect eye care including indications, dosing and unique aspects of the therapies. The pipeline for the next 3 years will be explored with an emphasis on the most innovative prescription medications for ocular disease management.                  

10–11 am: Karpecki: Preparing Your Practice for Presbyopia

  • This course will be an introduction to understanding the opportunity and clinical protocols in anticipation of therapeutics for presbyopia. You will learn about the theories of presbyopia, risk factors, and various corrective options ranging from spectacles to surgical. You’ll observe top experts in the field of presbyopia and see how they educate patients. Finally you’ll be introduced to the various treatment approaches and which patients are likely to do well with these medications.

11 am–12 pm: Karpecki: Optometry Meets Neurology: Linking Headaches and Dry Eye Symptomology

  • This course will review specific patient symptomatology and the relationship between headaches and dry eye sensation. The focus will be how to understand various types of headaches utilize specific testing, measurements, and treatments to reduce patient’s symptomology.

12–1:30 pm: Installation Lunch sponsored by Hoopes Vision
1:30–4 pm: Exhibit Hall

Track 1:

4-6 pm Karpecki: Seven Habits of Highly Successful Anterior Uveitis Management 

  • This lecture allows the participant an understanding of the etiology, key diagnostic factors and treatment options iritis management. Seven rules of effective iritis management will be discussed to help clinicians effectively treat iritis and avoid potential complications. The presentation will be conducted in a participation based, grand rounds format to better assist in understanding iritis management. Systemic conditions, new therapeutics and how to most effectively treat iritis will be emphasized.

Track 2:

4–6 pm:  Grandela: Low Vision Workshop

  • Course description coming soon

7–9 pm: White Tent Event

  • This event is sponsored by Monson Vision and will be an opportunity for you and your significant other to meet with legislators and election officials to discuss our legislation regarding scope expansion

Total Track One                6
Total Track Two                6

Saturday June 11th, 2022 (7 hours possible CE)
7–8 am: Sponsored and Presentations by Waite Vision
Track 1:
8–10 am: Monson: Advancements in Safety and Performance of Phacic Intraocular Collamer Lenses
  • The implantation of the Visian implantable collamer lens (ICL; STAAR Surgical, Monrovia, California, USA) is a safe, effective, and predictable surgical technique that is widely used for correcting refractive errors.  There is increasing public interest in vision correction surgery with recent FDA approval of Phacic Intraocular Collamer Lens with KS-aquaPORT with patients turning to their eye care professionals for expert guidance. Phacic lens-based refractive surgery is estimated to comprise 30-40% of refractive surgery in 5-8 years. Despite increased worldwide adaptation, a number of challenges, risks and co-morbidities have historically presented in outliers, including uveitis, iridotomy glare, endothelial cell loss, ICL toric lens rotation, lens exchange risk, pupil block, glaucoma, pigment dispersion and anterior sub-capsular cataract.  

    Recent advancements in imaging technology and IOL design advancements have led to the development of several novel predictive strategies designed to significantly reduce or eliminate ICL associated comorbidity. Specifically 1) the EVO+ (V5 model)—the latest model employing a central hole (also known as the KS-aquaPORT)—as well as advancements in swept source Very-High Frequency Ultrasound (VHF-US) allowing for gains in predictability in ICL sizing, vault, and refractive accuracy—making way for ICL as a safe and effective long-term option for vision restoration, and widespread public adoption in the next 5 years.    

Track 2:
8–9 am: Johnson: The ABCs of Omega-3s for Dry Eye and More
  • This course reviews the 12 major studies on omega-3 supplementation and dry eye, examines the biochemistry of omega-3 fatty acids, analyzes various supplements on the market, and discusses their role in the treatment of dry eye and other diseases.
 9–10 am: Johnson: Shooting Pearls: SLT, LPI, and YAG Capsulotomy
  • A growing number of optometrists are now able to perform laser procedures for their patients. This course discusses who is a good candidate for each procedure, reviews pre-and post-operative management, and shares pearls in performing the procedures to minimize complications and maximize outcomes for patients.
10 am–1 pm: Exhibit hall and Lunch 
Track 1: Combined sessions with Paras: 4 hours
1–3 pm: Deloach: Rx Compliance: From Rules to Robots
  • This course will cover the four major compliance areas that impact every health care provider which include HIPAA, Human Resources, and hazard OSHA. The lecture will also provide insight into the future and changes that will help shape these areas.
3–5 pm: Deloach: Revenue Cycle Management 
  • This course will cover the the basics of revenue cycle management including insurance, billing, coding, denial management and the must knows for survival in an ever changing climate.
5–6 pm: Deloach: Specialty Procedure Documentation and Coding
  • This course will cover the coding and documentation for surgical and specialty procedures
Track 2:
1–3 pm: Johnson: Lids and Lashes on the Cutting Edge 
  • This course features advanced procedures that optometrists have been performing for several years to treat benign and malignant neoplasms, cysts, hordeola, chalazia, trichiasis, blepharospasm, distichiasis, entropion, and dry eye via punctal occlusion. Lid anatomy is reviewed. An overview of the technology used in these procedures is discussed. Videos of procedures are used to enhance learning and demonstrate technique.
3–5 pm: Johnson: Laser Workshop
  • Course description coming soon
5–6 pm: Walline: Orthokeratology
  • Corneal reshaping contact lenses can provide children with correction-free clear vision throughout the day, and they also slow myopia progression. Practitioners will learn the basics of fitting corneal reshaping contact lenses and how to provide informed consent for the parents and patients
Track 3:
1–3 pm: Lee: Keratoconus and Corneal Cross Linking
  • Imagine a world where every case of keratoconus is screened, monitored, treated, and managed without ever requiring a cornea transplant! In this 2-hour course, we will discuss an ideal world without keratoconus and work backwards from where we came from, where we are now, and how we can get to that perfect future together and cure keratoconus.
3-4 pm: Lee: CXL Workshop
  • In this hands-on course, we review the steps of corneal cross-linking, starting from the preoperative evaluation, expectation management, procedural steps of cornea cross-linking, and postoperative management. A discussion portion will be followed by a hands-on wet lab using FDA-approved corneal cross-linking medication and device.
4–6 pm: Wooldridge: MIGS Workshop
  • You have seen patients who have had Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery(MIGS) but have you wondered what the surgical procedures are like? Are they incredibly difficult or are they relatively easy? In this course, we will have an introductory lecture with videos of the various procedures being performed followed by the attendees performing simulated procedures on eye models.
Total Track One                7
Total Track Two                7
Total Track Three             7
6:30–9 pm: Utah Optometric Association Family Carnival Sponsored by Utah Eye Centers

Sunday June 12th 2022 (4 hours CE):
7–8 am: Promotional light breakfast for ODs

Track 1:
8–10 am: Walline: Contact Lens Myopia Control

  • To enable OD to provide myopia control options

10–11 am: Walline: Atropine and Spectacle Myopia Control

  • Course description coming soon

11 am –12 pm: Walline: Fitting Kids with Contact Lenses

  • This course discusses the reasons for fitting myopic children with contact lenses, describes ways to interest children and parents in contact lens wear, provides tips for making it easier for children, provides evidence of the benefits of contact lens wear and discusses the risks associated with contact lens wear.

Track 2:
8–9 am: Deloach/Avery: Treading on Thin Ice: What You Should Have Learned in Kindergarten About Taking What's Not Yours

  • This course will cover issues regarding embezzlement including how to recognize it and how to prevent it from happening in your optometric practice.

9–10 am: Deloach/Avery: Social Media –  What's Hot and What's Not

  • Communication is whats hot And it is possibly the most important component of our doctor-patient and staff-patient relationships leading to the success of our practices. It is also one of the most regulated aspects of our lives.

10 am –12 pm: Deloach: Are We What We Eat Myths and Lies Brought to You by the AMA, FDA, and Pharma Industry

  • This course will give an overview of the role nutrition and pharmaceuticals play in overall health. It will focus on the myths passed to us through the years, and what the true facts are regarding food and pharma.                            

1 pm: Adjournment
Total                                                                           5
Total Hours CE Credit offered                               23

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