St. George- Rescheduled

Dear Doctors and St George Attendees,
Due to the increased concern with the COVD19 virus and Governor Herbert response statewide the Utah Optometric Association has decided at this time to reschedule our St George Spring meeting March 27th and 28th to a Fall meeting. This was not our ideal choice but with Doctors of Optometry being on the forefront of the medical community we feel it is important to set an example, listen and follow the ask from the state of Utah to reschedule this event. We have a hold on the Entrada’s only open weekend in the fall on Friday September 4th and 5th . This is also Labor Day weekend and a gorgeous time of year down there.  We will be following up further with more details.
We also want to make you aware of the AOA's response the COVID-19 pandemic. The AOA has set up a COVID-19 resource page as well as webinars regarding the outbreak. An article published today by the AOA speaks of Optometrists role in Congress' COVID-19 Relief Package. 

"While COVID-19 is a novel virus, as primary eye health care physicians we know that we are a critical part of the public health solution to protecting our practices and patients," says Barbara L. Horn, O.D., AOA president. "Together with our affiliates, the AOA is acting quickly to provide our member doctors with the information and tools needed to support practices and quality care, and we'll continue to do so throughout the crisis. As a first step, I encourage colleagues to register for a special AOA webinar, which will include billing and coding specifics, and also to reach out at with questions, comments and concerns."

We are monitoring this situation and will do our part to keep you all updated. Thank you for your understanding
Dr Court Wilkins

St. George Spring Conference and Schedule
Thank you so much for visiting our Spring St. George conference page. Please feel free to use this page to answer any questions you have, get a schedule and get registered. Our conference this year will include SIX hours of ARBO approved CE, golf, dinner and a breakfast. Cost for UOA members is $65 and non UOA members is $185.
Friday March 27th: golf sponsored by United Optical starting at 8am, for those interested. The course will be at Copper Rock Golf Course starting at 8am with a shot gun start. Docs golf free and there will be a $80 fee charged for guests to golf. Lunch will also be included! Limited availability with Docs getting first priority.  A HUGE thank you to United Optical for sponsoring the doctors’ tee times, we are planning on a scramble format. If you have any additional questions you can call Dr. Robert Gray at 801-602-4526. If you are bringing a guest with you please know that you will be responsible to cover their tee times ($80 each), I (Alyssa) will be there and can invoice you post event for any non-doctors’ fees and can take a credit card or check to cover this cost or you can call me earlier in the week 801-364-9103.

Education Friday March 27th Afternoon
Entrada at Snow Canyon
2537 West Entrada Trail
St. George, UT 84770

4-7pm- Education begins at the Entrada at Snow Canyon in the downstairs area.
COPE ID: 66047-PD
Course Title: OCT UPDATE
Format: liveCategory: Principles of DiagnosisTotal CE Hours: 2
Description: Introduction of OCT Angiography- imaging retina micro vascular without dye injection. displays structure and function from a single imaging system.
Expires: Course Expires: 12/30/2020
Instructor: Michael Cymbor O.D.
COPE ID: 63396-PD
Course Title: OCT Interpretation in the Diagnosis and Management of Glaucoma
Format: liveCategory: Principles of DiagnosisTotal CE Hours: 1
Description: This course highlights both the fundamentals and advanced concepts, given from the perspective of an optometrist from a glaucoma referral center. OCT-A will also be discussed.
Expires: Course Expires: 07/19/2020
Instructor: Michael Cymbor O.D.

7pm- Sponsored Dinner for all ODs and spouses
Saturday March 28th: Light breakfast at 7:00 am, presentation from Gold sponsors, UOA Business Meeting
9-12pm, education continues


COPE ID: 66915-PS
Course Title: Macular Carotenoids, Good for All
Format: liveCategory:Total CE Hours: 1
Description: Our understanding of the benefits in supplementing with macular carotenoids has evolved. Clinical trials have demonstrated that supplementation improves vision through blue light attenuation in healthy patients and those with AMD. Benefits of supplementation are realized in cognitively normal children and adults. Memory, sight, and mood are improved in cognitively impaired patients by supplementation. And improvements in psychological stress, cortisol levels, and symptoms of suboptimal emotional and physical health have been demonstrated through supplementation with the three macular carotenoids. Thus, the case can be made that all patients stand to gain by enriching levels of carotenoids in the macula and in the brain. This program will outline the available research and provide recommendations on how to implement the results in clinical practice.
Expires: Course Expires: 02/19/2021
Instructor: Gary Morgan O.D.

COPE ID: 66916-PS
Course Title: Practical Management Strategies for Non-Exudative AMD
Format: liveCategory: Trt/Mngmnt Posterior SegmentTotal CE Hours: 2
Description: Over the past 15 years, tremendous advances have been made in the detection and treatment of age-related macular degeneration AMD. Numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers are published every month, covering a broad range of topics ranging from epidemiology to treatment. Although the expanded knowledge is welcome news, the information overload has made it difficult for clinicians to keep up with the science, much less understand the implications for patient care. This program will address this need by outlining practical, evidence-based strategies that can be implemented in a medically oriented practice.
Expires: Course Expires: 02/12/2021
Instructor: Gary Morgan O.D.
12pm: Adjournment

All education will be COPE approved and will have speakers Dr. Mike Cymbor and Dr. Gary Morgan. Course details to follow

Lodging Options
There are limited availability of rooms at a discounted rate at the Inn at Entrada:
Please visit their website or call 435-634-7100 to make reservations and ask for the special room rates for the UOA 2020 block. 

If you are not able to secure a room at the Entrada you can call Red Mountain Resort which is within a mile of the Inn at Entrada to reserve a room. Red Mountain Resort's number is 435-673-4905
Our spring quarterly meeting for St. George has been set for Friday March 27th and Saturday March 28th at the Entrada Inn, in St. George Utah. We hope you can join us for golf, dinner and education.Follow this link to get registered:

For additional information or questions please feel free to call or email Alyssa at or 801-364-9103

The Utah Optometric Association