Bahamas CE Program

January 23-25, 2020

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Dry Eye Summit - January 23, 2020

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1. Dry Eye: Basics and Beyond

Speakers: Whitney Hauser, OD and Scott Schachter, OD
2 Hours
COPE ID PENDING

Course Description: Whether you're a novice or a dry eye expert, this course offers insight into implementing ocular surface disease into your practice. Attendees will learn about emerging diagnostics and therapeutic options. Discussion will also include patient selection, office efficiencies and creating a team-based approach to treating dry eye.

Objectives:

  • To highlight prevalence and unmet need in the treatment of dry eye disease

  • To create a foundational knowledge of diagnostic criteria and implementation of existing DED protocols

  • To explain the utilization of diagnostic testing and the relevance of results

  • To discuss emerging therapeutic options for management of dry eye disease

  • To create a actionable clinic roadmap for attendees to use in treating DED


2. Dry Eye That’s Not Dry Eye

Speaker: Whitney Hauser, OD
1 Hour
COPE ID PENDING

Course Description: Not all red, irritated eyes are “dry eye.” This rapid fire course will present five anterior segment cases that were initially misdiagnosed as Dry Eye Disease. Attendees will be offered case histories, exam data and diagnostic testing results to interactively arrive at the proper conclusion. Each case review includes conditions commonly seen in optometric practice and offer clinical application.

Objectives:

  • To accurately identify signs and symptoms of Dry Eye Disease

  • To demonstrate the clinical applications and benefits of diagnostic testing in ocular surface disease

  • To inform attendees about anterior segment conditions that mimic Dry Eye Disease


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3. TBD

Speaker: Scott Schachter, OD
1 Hour
COPE ID PENDING

Course Description: TBD


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4. Dry Eye Test Drive

Speakers: Whitney Hauser, OD and Scott Schachter, OD
2 Hours
COPE ID PENDING

Course Description: This course provides a unique hands-on experience where attendees have the opportunity to “test drive” emerging diagnostics and therapeutics in dry eye disease management. Stations allow attendees to try out new pieces and ask questions of the instructors.

Objectives:

  • To provide attendees with diagnostic criteria for each piece of equipment

  • To navigate patient selection and presentation

  • To feature associated risks and benefits with therapeutic devices shown

  • To discuss existing opportunities in practice for utilization

  • To review the implication of results in the patient’s therapeutic journey


 

Myopia Control - January 24, 2020

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1. Myopia Control and the Growing Progressive Axial Myopia (PAM) Epidemic

Speaker: Andrew S. Morgenstern, OD FAAO FNAP
1 Hour
COPE ID PENDING

Course Description: YOU WILL TAKE HOME THE BEST AND MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION FROM THIS COURSE TO USE IN YOUR CLINIC. This course will review the current state of scientific and clinical knowledge and understanding of Progressive Axial Myopia (PAM) control approaches for management of the myopia epidemic. Evidence will be limited to only the highest quality Randomized Clinical Trials, Systematic Reviews and Meta Analysis. Worldwide epidemiology (including prevalence and incidence) will be shared. Dr. Morgenstern will discuss methods of implementing evidence-based management of progressive myopia into clinical practice and describe strategies including optical, pharmacological and broader approaches to know the efficacy, benefits and drawbacks of specific interventions.


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2. The Disease of Progressive Axial Myopia (PAM)

Speaker: Andrew S. Morgenstern, OD FAAO FNAP
1 Hour
COPE ID PENDING

Course Description: So much random information is getting thrown around about Progressive Axial Myopia (PAM). Some of it is flat out speculation and potentially dangerous to pediatric patients. If you cannot understand the disease process, you cannot appropriately treat it with high confidence in resolution and low risk to your patient. This course will discuss the associated diseases that occur in progressive axial length increase. This condition is of great public health concern and you need to understand why.


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3. The Business of Myopia Control

Speaker: Alan Glazier, OD, FAAO
2 Hours
COPE ID PENDING

Course Description: This lecture will teach tools and strategies to build and execute a successful myopia control specialty. This includes how to incorporate social media strategy and external resources like other health are providers and free/publicly available information to drive patients into the practice.


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4. The Hardest Part of Myopia Management: Talking to the Parents!

Speakers: Alan Glazier, OD FAAO and Andrew S. Morgenstern, OD FAAO FNAP
2 Hours
COPE ID PENDING

Course Description: Drs. Glazier and Morgenstern will take you through the most difficult part of the Myopia Management exam, the discussion with the Parents of the Patient. You can do all the right testing, but if you cannot explain the mechanism of action and treatments well IN A CONCISE MANNER, that is both understandable and informative, patients will fall to begin treatment. The Docs will present highly effective tips and pointers to help you make a change to clinical routine. Mock cases will take place and BEWARE! They are pulling people out of the crowd to be "volunteers". No one in the crowd is safe!


 

Neuro Optometry & Vision Therapy
January 25, 2020

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1. Six Subtypes of concussion and the optometric considerations

Speaker: Curt Baxstrom, OD, FCOVD, FAAO
2 Hours
Category: Neuro-Optometry
COPE ID: 63404-NO

Course Description: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has developed an extensive subtyping of concussions including ocularvisual, vestibular, cervical, anxiety, cognition and migraine. We will discuss the etiology of concussion and review each of the subtypes and their visual components. The optometric physician has a critical role in helping these patients to recover and return to work and play not only through vision, but the other subtypes as well.


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2. Decompensating Phoria into Strabismus

1 Hour
Category: Functional Vision/Pediatrics
COPE ID PENDING

Course Description: This course will discuss phorias that can decompensated into strabismus diagnosis and treatments


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3. VISION AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS; THE MYTH OF 20/20

1 Hour
Category: Functional Vision/Pediatrics
COPE ID PENDING

Course Description: Dr. Quaid will review publications published by Optometry and Ophthalmology and others specifically in the area of reading and visual function. Breaking down reading to the micro-mechanics in terms of saccades, pursuits, vergences, visual memory and peripheral awareness will also be discussed in detail. Also reviewed will be the impact of optometric vision therapy on reading based learning issues and video footage of patients actually in the process of reading in real time will be presented.


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4. CONCUSSION AND VISUAL DYSFUNCTION 101: LET’S GET THE RESEARCH STRAIGHT

1 Hour
Category: Neuro-Optometry
COPE ID PENDING

Course Description: Patients with concussion have a 10.6x increased risk of oculomotor dysfunction compared to those who have not suffered concussions (Brain Injury, 2015) and we know that oculomotor dysfunction and reading issues are highly correlated (Graefes Archives of Ophthalmology, Quaid Simpson, 2013). This lecture will give an overview of the current literature linking concussion and vision problems and also delve into the links between oculomotor function and gross motor and neck issues, which tend to co-present in concussion cases. This talk will also and give examples including actual patient video footage of how lenses and prisms can help significantly in such cases and how the quality of life of such patients can be dramatically improved rehabilitative vision therapy approaches. This lecture will set the tone for the day, collaborative care!


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5. COLLABORATIVE CARE IN CONCUSSION: HOW TO PLAY NICELY IN THE SANDBOX WITH ALLIED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

1 Hour
Category: Neuro-Optometry
COPE ID PENDING

Course Description: This lecture will discuss the challenges of trying to get a multi-disciplinary team on the same page as it pertains to Acquired Brain Injury ABI management. Perspectives from physiotherapy, hormone dysfunction and vestibular dysfunction will be discussed in context with visual issues, which often co-exist. The sequence in which therapy should occur to get optimal results and key professionals other than optometry required will also be discussed. The KEY role that visual rehabilitation can play will also be emphasized but within the context of a collaborative care model which has been honed and perfected over the last 10 years at Dr. Quaids facility in Guelph, Ontario. Perspectives from neuro-ophthalmology will also be discussed with specific statements from Johns Hopkins with whom Dr. Quaid directly collaborates on research being highlighted.