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Technician and Allied Health Professional Program

This Conference for Allied Health Professionals will provide an update for ophthalmic personnel at the assistant, technician, technologist, skilled nurse, or photographer level and will run concurrently with the physician conference.

Topics will include:

  • Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures
  • Contact Lens
  • Pupillary Anatomy
  • Retinal Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Diagnostics and Imaging

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • List the steps in medical contact lens fitting
  • Describe the differences in open angle and closed angle glaucoma and their subsequent treatments
  • List differences between different types of conjunctivitis and their treatments
  • State strategies for obtaining a clear OCT image
  • Describe the sequence in using an IOL master in cataract surgery

Program Schedule

Friday March 18, 2016 Allied Health Professional Program
7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast Flaum Atrium
8:15 - 8:30 a.m. Welcome
Rebecca Nally, OD
 
TIME  A
Adolph Auditorium
 B
Ryan Case Method or Whipple
  Moderator/ Introductions
Homise Johnson
Moderator/ Introductions
Rebecca Nally, OD
Session I
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Diagnostic Testing 101
Taylor Pannell, BS, CRA, OCT-C

To Fit or Not To Fit: Medically Necessary Contact Lenses
Tara Vaz, OD

Session II
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Fundus Auto-fluorescent Imaging 
Brittany Bateman, BS

Infectious Keratitis
Rachel Wozniak, MD, PhD

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break and Exhibits Flaum Atrium
TIME A
TBD
B
TBD
  Moderator/ Introductions
Homise Johnson
Moderator/ Introductions
Rebecca Nally, OD
Session III
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Interesting Case Symposium
Rachel Hollar, BS, CRA, OCT-C

Pupils
Kenneth Dickerson, OD

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch and Exhibits Flaum Atrium
TIME  A
TBD
 B
TBD
  Moderator/ Introductions
Homise Johnson
Moderator/ Introductions
Rebecca Nally, OD
Session IV
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

OCT Tips and Tricks
Rachel Hollar, BS, CRA, OCT-C

Technician Tips and Tricks
Marie Francis, LPN, COT, OSC

Session V
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Your Diagnostic Jeopardy
Brittany Richardson, BS, CRA, OCT-C

Ocular Trauma and Retinal Findings

Luis Leon-Alvarado, MD

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break and Exhibits Flaum Atrium
TIME  A
TBD
 B
TBD
  Moderator/ Introductions
Homise Johnson
Moderator/ Introductions
Rebecca Nally, OD
Session VI
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Adolph

A Day in the Life of a Glaucomatologist
Shakeel Shareef, MD

4:00 – 4:15 p.m.

Wrap-up / Announcements
Rebecca Nally, OD