2022 Doctor Schedule and Course Description

2022 UOA Annual Congress Doctor Schedule and Course Description

Cope ID: 78683-NO

Course Title: 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.

Cope ID: 78685-NO

Course Title: 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.

Cope ID: 78612-LV

Course Title: 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.

Cope ID: 78687-SD

Course Title: 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.

Cope ID: 78686-SD

Course Title: Genetic Testing for IRDs 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.

Cope ID: 78498-PO

Course Title: 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.

Cope ID: 77687-PH

Course Title: 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.                  

Cope ID: 78744-GO

Course Title: 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.

Cope ID: 75432-NO

Course Title: 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.

Cope ID: 78747-TD

Course Title: 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.

Cope ID: 78613-LV

Course Title: Low Vision Workshop

  • A deep dive into Low Vision aids: from accessibility settings in smart devices and computers to optical and video magnifiers, adaptive and assistive technology, field expansion tools, sight substitution aids, and more.

Cope ID: 78770-PO
Course Title: Advancements in Safety and Performance of Phakic 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.    

Cope ID: 78716-PH
Course Title: 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.

Cope ID: 75150-LP
Course Title: 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.
Cope ID: 73460-PM
Course Title: 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.

Cope ID: 78664-PM
Course Title: 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.

Cope ID: 74387-PM
Course Title: 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.
Cope ID: 74880-SP
Course Title: 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.

Cope ID: 78717-LP
Course Title: Anterior Segment Laser Lab
  • This hands-on course will demonstrate proper set-up for anterior segment laser procedures, including drops, lenses, and laser settings. Participants will be able to perform an SLT, LPI, and YAG capsulotomy on model eyes. Techniques to minimize complications and maximize patient outcomes will be discussed.

Cope ID: 78748-CL
Course Title: 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

Cope ID: 78712-TD
Course Title: The Future of Keratoconus
  • 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.

Cope ID: 78714-PO
Course Title: Corneal Cross-Linking Wetlab
  • 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.

Cope ID: 78586-GL
Course Title: MIGS Workshop
  • In this hands-on workshop, we will cover pachymetry, optic nerve photography including flicker comparison of photos for progression analysis, tonometry, perimetry and OCT evaluation of the optic nerve/NFL and anterior segment and gonioscopy. Short presentations on each technology will be presented and attendees will have an opportunity to perform each procedure on each other.

Cope ID: 78750-CL

Couse Title: Contact Lens Myopia Control

  • To enable OD to provide myopia control options

Cope ID: 78752-GO

Course Title: Atropine and Spectacle Myopia Control

  • This course will provide emerging information about myopia control with low concentration atropine and spectacles. All information provided will be evidence-based, in order to allow optometrists to provide parents with current knowledge that is backed by science.

Cope ID: 78753-CL

Course Title: 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.

Cope ID: 76035-PM

Course Title: Specialty Procedure Documentation and Coding

  • This course will cover the coding and documentation for surgical and specialty procedures.

Cope ID: 76034-PM

Course Title: Social Media –  What's Hot and What's Not

  • Communication is what's 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.

Cope ID: 78668-PB

Course Title: 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.                            

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