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Welcome to EyeCon 2021!

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When:
November 13-14, 2021
Where:
Westin Galleria, Dallas
13340 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, Texas 75240
Phone: 972-934-9494
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Details:
Full In-Person meeting this year!

MUST-HAVE COURSES OFFERED

- Opioid Course

- Human Trafficking Course

- Ethics Course



REGISTRATION RATES

MEMBER
$200 - Optometrist MEMBER - Not including Professional Responsibility
$300 - Optometrist MEMBER - Including Professional Responsibility

NON-MEMBER
$300 - Optometrist NON-MEMBER - Not including Professional Responsibility
$400 - Optometrist NON-MEMBER - Including Professional Responsibility

$100 - Professional Responsibility ONLY


Registration:
Online Registration
Download Registration Form
Handouts:
See handouts below under Speaker and Course Information as they become available. No wifi or paper course handouts will be furnished on site.
Who can attend:
This meeting is for Optometrists.
In-Person Safety Measures
  • Measures will be announced closer to the event.
  • Cancellation:
    FULL Refund if notified by October 29th. Cancellations between Oct 29th and Nov 5th, a $50 fee will be assessed. Cancellations after Nov 5th are non-refundable.
    Rebate:
    ONLY In-Person Attendees are eligible for the $200 rebate. In-Person attendees MUST attend ALL specified vendor Branding Sessions to qualify for REBATE.

    Events Schedule

    May vary slightly

    Saturday, November 13th
    Time Event
    7am — 6pm Registration
    7am — 8am Continental Breakfast
    7:30am — 8:30am “Targeted Nutrition for Reduction Oxidation and Inflammation: Implications for Vision and Cognition Across the Lifespan”
    Jim Stringham, PhD
    1hr D/T
    Sponsored by MacuHealth
    8:30am — 9:30am Branding Sessions (No CE credit)
    9:30am — 10am Visit with Vendors

    Sponsored by Luxottica
    10am — 11:40am “Out with the Hackneyed and in With the Neveau-eyed Looking at New Eyecare Treatment and Diagnosis
    Marc Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO
    2hrs D/T
    11:40am — 1pm Visit with Vendors & Box Lunch

    Sponsored by J&J Vision, RVL Pharma, VISTA
    1pm — 2:40pm “Challenging Cases from the Front of the Eye to the Back of the Eye”
    Marc Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO
    2hrs D/T
    2:40pm — 3pm Visit with Vendors

    Sponsored by Luxottica
    3pm — 5pm “Dry Eye – In With the Old, Out With the New”
    Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO
    2hrs D/T
    5pm — 6:30pm “Human Trafficking”
    Rebecca Jowers, Poiema Foundation
    1hr General / Human Trafficking Course
    Sunday, November 14th
    Time Event
    7am — 6pm Registration
    7am — 8am Continental Breakfast
    7:30am — 8:30am “What is a Diabetic Eye Examination?”
    Craig Thomas, OD
    1hr D/T
    Sponsored by Konan & Optovue
    8:30am — 9:30am Branding Sessions (No CE credit)
    9:30am — 10am Visit with Vendors

    Sponsored by Avesis
    10am — 11:40am “Retinal Potpourri”
    Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
    2hrs D/T
    12pm — 1pm Visit with Vendors & Box Lunch (No CE)

    Sponsored by Lumenis & Maculogix
    1pm — 2:40pm “Earlier Detection, Improved Outcomes for Wet AMD”
    Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
    2hrs D/T
    2:40pm — 3pm Visit with Vendors

    Sponsored by Avesis
    3pm — 4pm “Laboratory Testing for Posterior Segment Diseases”
    Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
    1hr D/T
    4pm — 5pm “Managing the Risks and Benefits of Pain Management with Opioid Analgesics”
    Peter J. Cass, OD
    1hr D/T / Opioid
    Sponsored by Practice Compliance Solutions
    5pm — 6pm “2021 Professional Responsibility Course”
    Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO
    1hr Ethics

    Course and Speaker Information

    Jim Stringham, PhD

    Jim Stringham, PhD

    “Targeted Nutrition for Reduction Oxidation and Inflammation: Implications for Vision and Cognition Across the Lifespan”
    Saturday
    7:30am - 8:30am

    Course Summary:
    1hr D/T
    In this course, attendees will learn about the benefits across the lifespan of macular carotenoid and DHA + EPA supplementation for visual, cognitive, neurophysiological, and systemic health and performance. A brief history of the study of macular carotenoids will be presented, followed by a “tour of studies” that have examined effects of the lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin. Particular emphasis will be placed on the antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties of macular carotenoids, DHA, and EPA, and how they serve as mechanisms for visual, cognitive, and systemic health and performance effects. Data from studies conducted in utero through old age will be covered. Relatively new systemic effects associated with macular carotenoid status, including lowered blood cortisol and inflammatory markers, will also be discussed.

    Sponsored By: MacuHealth

    Marc Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO

    Marc Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO

    “Out with the Hackneyed and in With the Neveau-eyed Looking at New Eyecare Treatment and Diagnosis
    Saturday
    10am - 11:40am

    Course Summary:
    2hrs D/T
    This course will give an overview of some of the hottest treatment options for some of the oldest problems that plague our profession. This course will draw a contrast from some antiquated optometric therapies and diagnosis to that of the modern approach specifically looking at what the future holds.

    Marc Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO

    Marc Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO

    “Challenging Cases from the Front of the Eye to the Back of the Eye”
    Saturday
    1pm - 2:40pm

    Course Summary:
    2hrs D/T
    As ODs we tend to separate the front of the eye from the back of the eye. However, there are conditions that affect the eye from the anterior to posterior. This course will use cases examples to illustrate how, as ODs we need to treat the whole eye.

    Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO

    Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO

    “Dry Eye – In With the Old, Out With the New”
    Saturday
    3pm - 5pm

    Course Summary:
    2hrs D/T
    This course is designed to bridge the gap between ophthalmologic history, anteriorsegment anatomy and the latest trends in dry eye management. Key clinical and professional take-home messages will be based on whether the most relevant evidence supports new or old therapies.

    Rebecca Jowers, Poiema Foundation

    Rebecca Jowers, Poiema Foundation

    “Human Trafficking”
    Saturday
    5pm - 6:30pm

    Course Summary:
    1hr General / Human Trafficking Course
    This course is approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and completes the requirement all optometrists need to renew their license. This in-person course allows for Q&A opportunities not available when taken online.

    Craig Thomas, OD

    Craig Thomas, OD

    “What is a Diabetic Eye Examination?”
    Sunday
    7:30am - 8:30am

    Course Summary:
    1hr D/T
    TBD

    Sponsored By: Konan & Optovue

    Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO

    Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO

    “Retinal Potpourri”
    Sunday
    10am - 11:40am

    Course Summary:
    2hrs D/T
    This grand round style presentation will highlight challenging retinal cases that are sure to capture the audience’s interest. Topics discussed include complicated diabetic retinopathy, epiretinal membrane, macular telangiectasia, toxoplasmosis and peripheral retinal disease. Each case will highlight the latest in retinal imaging and how these technologies are used to augment careful fundus examination.

    Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO

    Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO

    “Earlier Detection, Improved Outcomes for Wet AMD”
    Sunday
    1pm - 2:40pm

    Course Summary:
    2hrs D/T
    This course is designed to enhance attendee’s understanding of the pathogenesis and staging of AMD, with an emphasis on intermediate dry disease and its conversion to neovascular wet AMD nAMD. Clinicians will be able to confidently recommend a remote home monitoring diagnostic program to enhance detection of conversion to nAMD earlier, while visual function is still good. Earlier detection of nAMD leads to timely treatment and better visual outcomes.

    Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO

    Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO

    “Laboratory Testing for Posterior Segment Diseases”
    Sunday
    3pm - 4pm

    Course Summary:
    1hr D/T
    A wide spectrum of posterior segment diseases is associated with systemic conditions ranging from disorders of the blood, to infectious, inflammatory Disease. This lecture reviews a number of these conditions and their indicated laboratory tests for confirmation of the diagnosis aiding with proper management.

    Peter J. Cass, OD

    Peter J. Cass, OD

    “Managing the Risks and Benefits of Pain Management with Opioid Analgesics”
    Sunday
    4pm - 5pm

    Course Summary:
    1hr D/T / Opioid
    This course is required for any optometrists that prescribe opioids. The course will cover the history of opioid analgesic agents, issues with opioid over-use and addiction, the definitions and mechanisms of pain, and assessing patients in pain. You will learn how to create an effective pain management plan including, non-pharmacologic management, non-opioid analgesic management, and management with opioid analgesics.

    Sponsored By: Practice Compliance Solutions

    Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO

    Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO

    “2021 Professional Responsibility Course”
    Sunday
    5pm - 6pm

    Course Summary:
    1hr Ethics
    This is the one-hour course in ethics professional responsibility required by the Texas Optometry Board to maintain optometric licensure in Texas.

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