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

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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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Sunday
06:45am - 07:30am EST - December 3, 2023 | Room: Cape Cod Lobby

Sunday
07:30am - 08:25am EST - 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 EST - 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 EST - 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)
Sunday
10:25am - 10:40am EST - December 3, 2023 | Room: Cape Cod Lobby

Sunday
10:40am - 12:30pm EST - December 3, 2023 | Room: Salons 1-3
Track: Florida Board of Optometry
Tags: CE Session

COPE: 87841-EJ


Sunday
10:40am - 12:30pm EST - December 3, 2023 | Room: Grand Harbor North
Track: OM Clinical

COPE: 87840-SD
TX Board- Optometry: 20-1123810

This course will cover the perils of sugar in the American diet including the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) that are implicated in multiple diseases. The link between added sugars and the most important systemic diseases facing society and strategies for mitigating this risk will be considered.



Objectives:
  • Attendees will be able to describe the epidemiolgical link between added dietary sugars and diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer
  • Attendees will be able to explain biological mechanisms linking sugar intake to diabetes, heart disease and cancer risk
  • Attendees will learn to critically assess the scientific literature with regard to sugar intake and onset of multiple diseases
  • Attendees will be able to enumerate lifestyle strategies that reduce the risk of major systemic diseases
  • Attendees will be able to list systemic and ocular diseases directly linked to the formation of irrversible glyco-protein aggregates (AGEs)
  • Systemic Disease (SD)