Registration Hours

(All times listed in ET*)

Wednesday, November 29: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, November 30: 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday, December 1: 6:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Saturday, December 2: 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, December 3: 6:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Agenda is subject to change.
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*All Credits are pending approval for COPE, FL Board Optometry, FL Board Opticianry, TX Board of Optometry.
*Note: The CEE, or Transcript Quality (TQ), courses are noted by the (CEE) tag. You can sort by this tag under Advanced Filters. 

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Saturday
12:35pm - 01:35pm EDT - December 2, 2023 | Room: Newport Ballroom

Saturday
01:35pm - 02:30pm EDT - December 2, 2023 | Room: Grand Harbor North
Track: OM Clinical
Tags: CE Session

COPE: 84950-CL
FL Board of Optometry: 20-1116844
TX Board- Optometry: 20-1126416

This course discusses treating and managing corneal disorders and diseases with contact lenses: soft, scleral lenses, RGPs, etc. Examples include neurotrophic ulcers, post RK ectasia, EBMD, keratoconus, keratitis, etc.



Objectives:
  • diseases that contacts can manage and treat
  • contraindications for contacts
  • billing and coding for medically necessary contacts
Saturday
01:35pm - 02:30pm EDT - December 2, 2023 | Room: Salons 1-3
Track: EB Retail Strategies/Business Management

COPE: 87103-PM
TX Board- Optometry: 20-1126428

This course shares in-depth strategies on how to leverage various social media channels and digital marketing to increase both virtual and physical traffic to your business.



Objectives:
  • Understand the value of the primary social media channels
  • How to define your goals and objectives when using digital channels
  • Actionable steps to curating valuable content
  • How and when to leverage influencer marketing
  • How to use paid ads and campaigns
Saturday
02:30pm - 02:45pm EDT - December 2, 2023

Saturday
02:45pm - 04:35pm EDT - December 2, 2023 | Room: Grand Harbor North
Track: OM Clinical

COPE: 87817-NO
TX Board- Optometry: 20-1123804


Saturday
02:45pm - 04:35pm EDT - December 2, 2023 | Room: Salons 1-3
Track: EB Retail Strategies/Business Management

COPE: 87810-PM
TX Board- Optometry: 20-1126440

Strategies on finding, onboarding, training and integrating staff. 



Objectives:
  • Strategies for finding qualified staff
  • Techniques for successful onboarding staff
  • Retaining staff in today's new World
Sunday
06:45am - 07:30am EDT - December 3, 2023 | Room: Cape Cod Lobby

Sunday
07:30am - 08:25am EDT - December 3, 2023 | Room: Grand Harbor North
Track: OM Clinical
Tags: CE Session

COPE: 87105-SD
FL Board of Optometry: 20-1116850
TX Board- Optometry: 20-1123808

This course will consider common systemic conditions associated with ocular surface disease, with emphasis on diabetes and multiple mechanisms causing dry eye. Strategies for diagnosis and management will be reviewed.



Objectives:
  • Attendees will be able to explain pathobiological factors leading to dry eye in diabetes mellitus
  • Attendees will be able to list and define appropriate diagnostic & treatment strategies for evaoprative, aqueous deficiency and mucin deficiency dry eye
  • Attendees will be able to describe the epidemiological link between a variety of common systemic conditions and treatments thereof that may contribute to ocular surface disease
Sunday
08:35am - 10:25am EDT - December 3, 2023 | Room: Salons 1-3
Track: Florida Board of Optometry
Tags: CE Session

COPE: 87811-EJ



Objectives:
  • To be aware of the history of medical errors training
  • Definition and categories of medical errors that can occur
  • Causes of medical errors within the optometric setting
  • Discuss how to prevent medical errors as well as root cause analysis
  • Why medical errors lead to malpractice
  • Discussion of methods to prevent malpractice claims in eye care
  • Review Root Cause Analysis and its role in prevention of ME
Sunday
08:35am - 10:25am EDT - December 3, 2023 | Room: Grand Harbor North
Track: OM Clinical

COPE: 87812-SD

This session will consider the epidemics of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy via a series of illustrative patient case examples. Accepted and novel strategies for prevention and treatment of both will be discussed.



Objectives:
  • Attendees will be able to list newer technologies that assist with grading structural severity of diabetes-related retinal disease
  • Attendees will be able to list newer technologies that assist with grading functional severity of diabetes-related retinal disease
  • Attendees will be able to describe multiple environmental contributants to the diabetes epidemic
  • Attendees will be able to describe newer systemic diabetes therapies that afford cardio-renal protection in type 2 diabetes and which patients are most likley to benefit
  • Attendees will be able to list and recommend a variety of patient-centered strategies for prevention of diabetes
  • Systemic Disease (SD)