2023 Virtual Seminar

Thank you to all those that attended our 2023 Virtual Seminar! Stayed tuned for details on 2024.

This one-day Virtual Seminar via Zoom will give you the opportunity to earn CE from the convenience of your home.

Date/Time: Saturday, February 18, 2023, 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM

Continuing Education: 7 hours of COPE Accredited/NC Certified credit

All courses will count as SYNCHRONOUS VIRTUAL, COPE-accredited CE credit, per NC Board’s 2023 CE policy for the purpose of your NC transcripts. Hours will also count as SYNCHRONOUS VIRTUAL (formerly called "online interactive") in the OE Tracker database per ARBO’s new course formats, descriptions of which can be found here. These courses will be presented live and will be interactive, so they must be viewed in real-time (no recordings will be offered for credit).

NCOS Members: $150
State Affiliate/AOA Members: $150
Non-members: $250
NCOS Student/Resident Members: Free!


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Nigh the Eye - Orbital Disease Illuminated, COPE 82769-GO, Alison Bozung, OD, FAAO (2 hours)
This two hour lecture will discuss periocular conditions – everything near and around the eye! We will review the anatomy of the orbit, periocular vasculature, and paranasal sinuses. Approaches to and considerations of evaluating common presenting symptoms will be taught. Conditions covered include those such as periocular skin cancers, orbital inflammatory disorders, orbital fractures, orbital lesions, vascular abnormalities.

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM: Acquired Brain Injury Diagnosis and Treatment: Case from the Trenches, COPE 82721-FV, Marc Taub, OD, FAAO, FCOVD (2 hours)
Treating patients suffering from an ABI presents a unique challenge to those in the VT world and an even greater challenge to primary care OD’s. This course is designed to present challenging ABI cases with multiple and different treatment options. Prior to the case presentations, the audience will learn the who, what, where, why, and how of ABI.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Optic Nerve Variations, Anomalies and Diseases, COPE 82602-NO, Lorne Yudcovitch, OD, FAAO (1 hour)
Optometrists frequently encounter variations in optic nerve clinical presentations, as well as potential visual and systemic associations with those optic nerve conditions. This course provides a rapid review of various optic nerve variations, anomalies, and diseases, as well as key clinical findings and pertinent tests and management for each condition.

2:15 PM - 4:15 PM: Ocular Side Effects from Systemic Medications: Case Studies, COPE 82601-PH, Lorne Yudcovitch, OD, FAAO (2 hours)
Several systemic medications may cause potential ocular side effects that the patient may or may not be aware of. This case-based course reviews twenty systemic medication groups that have the potential to cause ocular complications.


Alison Bozung, OD, FAAO
Miami, FL

Alison Bozung, OD, FAAO graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. Upon graduation, she completed an ocular disease residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL. Dr. Bozung then served as a clinical assistant professor in the University of Iowa’s Department of Ophthalmology, practicing in both the Cornea and Comprehensive Ophthalmology services. She later returned to Bascom Palmer where she currently practices, primarily seeing patients in the hospital’s 24/7 ophthalmic emergency department. She serves as the associate director of the optometric residency program and is also the clinical site director of the optometric student externship program, which hosts students from five colleges of optometry across the United States.

Dr. Bozung is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of local and national Optometric Associations. She is a regular contributor to optometric journals, has served as a co-editor for the Review of Cornea and Contact Lens’ Cornea Consult column, and is a member of the editorial boards for Review of Optometry and Eyes on Eyecare.

Marc Taub, OD, FAAO, FCOVD
Memphis TN

Dr. Marc Taub is a professor and Chief of Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation Services at Southern College of Optometry. He teaches in the vision therapy and pediatric clinics.

Dr. Taub is the Editor-in-Chief of the Optometry & Visual Performance and serves on the review board of Optometry Times. He has written numerous peer reviewed articles and has lectured and presented posters at international, national, and local conferences. He is the lead editor and a multiple chapter author on Visual Diagnosis and Care of the Patient with Special Needs and editor and chapter author on Visual Development, Treatment, and Diagnosis of the Pediatric Patient. Dr. Taub is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the College of Optometrist in Vision Development and is active in the Optometric Extension Program Foundation.

Lorne Yudcovitch, OD, FAAO
Wilsonville, OR

Dr. Yudcovitch serves as a full-time professor at Pacific University, where he is lead instructor of the Ocular Therapeutics course and most Ocular Disease courses, as well as ocular disease clinic attending doctor. He served as Clinic Director of the Pacific University Northeast and Southeast Portland Eye Clinics, and is currently Chief of the Medical Eye/Ocular Disease service for the college. Areas of expertise and interest include advanced ocular imaging, diabetes and glaucoma management, eye disease pharmacological treatment, and pediatric examinations.

Prior to joining Pacific University, Dr. Yudcovitch practiced as an optometric physician in the U.S. and Canada. He has received the College of Optometry Didactic Instructor of the Year Award three times in a row by his students. Dr. Yudcovitch is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, and served as Consultant Item Writer for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. He has volunteered on several overseas eye care missions and has lectured at numerous optometric conferences internationally.

Originally from Alberta, Canada, Dr. Yudcovitch received his Optometric Physician degree with highest distinction from Pacific University in 1996, followed with a Teaching Fellowship and Master of Science in Clinical Optometry Degree in 1997. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by 2/6/23 will be entitled to a 50% refund. Cancellations received after 2/6/23 will not be entitled to a refund. 

Course Login Instructions: Your registration fee covers your attendance at all courses offered. One week prior to the event, you will receive download instructions for the Zoom platform, as well as the separate links for each course offered. You must log in at the beginning of each course and log out at the conclusion of each course in order to track your attendance and issue credit for whichever courses you attend.