Schedule

Friday, June 6

6:45 -7:45am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:50am Introductions


8:00am Imaging interpretation for the comprehensive eye care professional
This interactive course will focus on OCT interpretation using clinical cases. It will provide an overview of interpretation and diagnostics in retina and glaucoma management using OCT and perimetry. Structure
and function will be discussed in detail.
Blair Lonsberry, MS, OD, MEd, FAAO (1)

9:00am Low vision management in AMD
The factors which predict successful outcomes with low vision devices for patients with AMD are outlined. Case studies will be presented to illustrate low vision management of moderate and more severe loss in AMD.
Susan Leat, PhD, FCOptom, FAAO (1)

10:00am Break – 1st Floor


10:15am Diagnosing and managing ocular urgencies and emergencies
Utilizing the latest in interactive technology, this course will review the various presentations of ocular urgencies and emergencies, focusing on triaging, case history and key points in diagnosing various emergent conditions. Appropriate treatment and management plans will be discussed in detail, focusing on current therapeutic intervention.
Blair Lonsberry, MS, OD, MEd, FAAO (2)

12:15pm Lunch in the Student Commons


1:30pm Are you being served?  Client retention in the internet age
How do we retain clients in the practice when they can shop on-line? Especially when spectacles and contact lenses appear less costly and are delivered right to their home!. This lecture will present some stats, some practical suggestions and some tried & true methods (that are sometimes forgotten) to have continued client loyalty and keep everyone happy!
Marilyn Smith, RO (1)


2:30pm When a PVD is not ‘just a PVD’: Posterior vitreous detachment and its potential for ocular pathology
This course presents an overview of some of the ocular complications which can be caused by a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). Characteristics of the vitreoretinal interface and pathophysiology of a
PVD will be discussed, as well as proper diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with sequelae resulting from a PVD.
Nadine Furtado, OD, MSc, FAAO (1)

3:30pm Break – 2nd Floor


4:00pm Optometric assessment and management of patients with developmental disabilities; Down syndrome and autism spectrum disorder
This lecture will focus on two of the most common developmental disabilities in children; Down syndrome (DS) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Each disorder will be defined, and general signs and common ocular findings will be presented. Tips and approaches to working with these children are described.
Susan Leat, PhD, FCOptom, FAAO (1)


5:00pm Distinguished Bobier Lecture in Vision Science
Awarded to Graham Trope, MB, BCh, PhD, FRCSC, FRCS(Ed)
“Socioeconomics of vision loss in Canada –
Implications for glaucoma treatment” (1)

6:00pm Adjourn

Saturday, June 7

7:15 – 8:15am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:20 am Introductions and Announcements

8:30am Interactive Grand Rounds
Critical to a clinician’s practice is the ability to diagnose and manage unique and interesting presentations of “typical” ocular conditions, or to be able to diagnose a previously unencountered condition. This lecture
will utilize the latest in interactive technology to engage the audience while presenting patient cases with unique presentations of ocular conditions. The course will focus on the clinician’s ability to analyze
and interpret the unique case presentation and provide appropriate management and treatment options.
Blair Lonsberry, MSW, OD, MEd, FAAO (2)


10:30am Break – 2nd Floor


10:45am New innovations in dry eye disease diagnosis and management
Managing dry eye disease, DED, has evolved from purely topical management to now looking at targeting inflammatory mediators at the ocular surface. Non-surgical in-office clinical treatment of the eyelid and
the microanatomical structures provides optometry with a new effectivoption for managing DED.
Richard L. Maharaj, OD, FAAO (1)

11:45am TRADE SHOW Luncheon – Student Commons


1:30pm The latest in corneal degenerations and dystrophies
The ever-expanding scope of therapeutic privileges for optometrists has made the diagnosis and treatment of anterior segment diseases a crucial aspect of clinical practice. This interactive course will examine the various forms of corneal dystrophies and degenerations focusing on patient symptoms, diagnostic criteria, effects on vision, and the most current management and treatment options.
Blair Lonsberry, MS, OD, MEd, FAAO (1)


2:30pm Diagnosing the surface: Current technologies for ocular surface assessment
A comprehensive review of the latest advanced diagnostics for ocular surface assessment. Dry eye disease (DED) as a complex spectrum disease needs objective metrics to best determine etiologies. This talk will explain new and existing primary eye care diagnostics for the ocular surface and how systematic assessment can be applied to DED in the same way we approach diagnostics to other diseases like glaucoma and AMD.
Richard L. Maharaj, OD, FAAO (1)

3:30pm Break – 2nd Floor


3:45pm Clinical electrophysiology: Plugging into the visual system
Electroretinograms (ERGs), electro-oculograms (EOGs) and visually evoked potentials (VEPs) can be useful referral tests in helping optometrists diagnose and monitor certain diseases of the visual system.
This lecture will provide a brief review of these diagnostic tools in the context of clinical cases.
Marlee M. Spafford, OD, MSc, PhD, FAAO (1)

5:00pm Distinguished Woodruff Lecture
Awarded to Jeffrey W. Jutai, PhD, CPsych
Assistive devices: Reimagining outcomes research (1)


6:00pm Adjourn

Sunday, June 8


6:45 -7:45am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:50am Introductions and Announcements

8:00am Goodness, Gracious, Great Gonioscopy
This course begins with a comprehensive review of anatomy and
physiology involved in gonioscopy. Clinical indications and interpretation
of gonioscopic results will be discussed. This lecture concludes with a
variety of patient cases outlining the value of gonioscopy in optometric
practice.
Michelle Steenbakkers, OD (1)


9:00am The Legacy of AREDS and personalized genetic testing to combat macular degeneration
The Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) and AREDS 2 randomized controlled studies sponsored by the NEI have been finalized. AREDS studies concluded that a combination of nutrients can decrease the progression of intermediate and advanced macular degeneration (MD). This lecture will review the strengths and weaknesses of the AREDS2 randomly controlled trial in relation to pharmacogenomics and personalized genetic testing.
Dennis Ruskin, OD, FAAO (1)

10:00am Break – 1st Floor


10:15am TPA update
The management of ocular disease with therapeutics has changed dramatically in recent years. This lecture takes a look at the evolution of pharmaceuticals for the treatment of the eye and adnexa, first at a
general glance showing trends in contemporary usage, then more specifically at pearls of prescribing. Pharmacological aspects and clinical application will be explored with a view to both new drugs as well as
new applications of existing drugs to maximize patient outcomes.
C. Lisa Prokopich, OD, MSc (1)


11:15am Refractive Surgical Decisions in Anterior Segment Surgery
Over time how we view refractive surgery and the decisions we make in our treatments have changed. We will also examine some of our past thoughts of why we proceeded in a certain direction of treatment and how our current treatments are evolving.
Hugh G. Jellie, MD, FRCSC (1)

12:15pm Adjourn