Virtual Spring Seminar

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

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Date/Time: Saturday, April 10, 2021, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Continuing Education: 7.5 hours of COPE Approved/NC Certified credit

All courses will count as LIVE, COPE-approved credit, per ARBO's temporary rules modification currently in place through June 30, 2021. The courses will be presented live and will be interactive, so they must be viewed in real-time (no recordings will be offered for credit). 

Cost:
NCOS Members: $100
State Affiliate/AOA Members: $100
Non-members: $175
NCOS Student/Resident Members: Free!

Agenda:

7:30 AM - 9:30 AM: The Oculoplastic Optometrist, COPE 69857-AS, Selina McGee, OD, FAAO (2 hours)
Aesthetics is a billion dollar industry. Optometrists know the anatomy and physiology as well as or better than most practitioners delivering neurotoxins and dermal fillers today. ODs are already well versed in referring patients for oculoplastic surgery and this course will serve to make ODs aware of what's available in the marketplace today and how to incorporate aesthetics into their own practice, no matter what their scope is. It will also give doctors resources to talk to their patients confidently about cosmetic and surgical oculoplastic procedures.

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM: Advanced In-Office Procedures, COPE 71348-SP, Selina McGee, OD, FAAO (1 hour)
Intense Pulsed Light or IPL is technology that has been utilized for years in the dermatological space. The role IPL plays in eye care opens a whole new realm of possibilities in how to treat patients that suffer with MGD, dry eye disease and opens new doors to achieve aesthetic results. Radio frequency can be utilized to remove lumps and bumps and with a simple hand piece treat periorbital wrinkles. Amniotic membranes both cryopreserved and dehydrated can be utilized to treat patients with dry eye disease, recurrent erosions, HSK and other diseases.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: How to Heal When You Can’t Feel – Neurotrophic Keratitis Update, COPE 71247-AS, Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO (1 hour)
Neurotrophic keratitis is a corneal degenerative disease with detrimental ocular sequalae that can be challenging to manage. Its variable presentations can resemble common clinical conditions such as microbial infection or dry eye disease. This course will review best practices in clinical detection and management strategies, including new treatment advancements and real-world case studies.

12:45 PM - 2:15 PM: Ophthalmic Lasers in Primary Care, COPE 70401-LP, Alissa Coyne, OD, FAAO (1.5 hours)
The use of anterior segment lasers in optometry is expanding as more states obtain laser rights. Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) as a treatment option is reviewed including the indications, contraindications, technique, and effects on intraocular pressure. The use of YAG capsulotomy and peripheral iridotomy is presented wherein technique and management of common complications are reviewed.

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Management of Neuro-Ophthalmic Conditions for the Primary Eye Care Provider, COPE 71163-NO, Kelsey Mileski, OD, FAAO (2 hours) 
It can be an intimidating examination when a patient presents with neuro-ophthalmic symptoms. However, a careful examination can help identify the problem and thus an appropriate work-up. The course is designed to educate the audience on common neuro-ophthalmic conditions, both emergent and non-emergent that may present to the primary eye care provider. Neuro-ophthalmic conditions will be presented in a case-based approach.

Speakers:


Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO
California

Dr. Melissa Barnett is a principal optometrist at the University of California, Davis Eye Center in Sacramento and Davis, California. She is an internationally recognized key opinion leader, specializing in dry eye disease and specialty contact lenses. She earned her Bachelors in Psychology from Smith College and completed her Doctor of Optometry clinical teaching fellowship from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry.

Dr. Barnett lectures and publishes extensively on topics including dry eye, anterior segment disease, contact lenses and creating a healthy balance between work and home life for women in optometry. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a Diplomate of the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry, a Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association and serves on the Board of the American Optometric Association Cornea and Contact Lens Council, Gas Permeable Lens Institute, International Society of Contact Lens Specialists and is Past President of The Scleral Lens Education Society. Drs. Melissa Barnett and Lynette Johns authored and edited the book Contemporary Scleral Lenses: Theory and Application with the unique perspectives and contributions of international experts. Dr. Barnett was awarded the inaugural Theia Award for Excellence for Mentoring by Women in Optometry. She was granted the Most Influential Women in Optical from Vision Monday in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, yoga, hiking and spending time with her family, Todd Erickson, also an optometrist, and two sons, Alex and Drew.


Selina McGee, OD, FAAO
Oklahoma

Dr. McGee began her career as a Doctor of Optometry in 2002. She is a native of Western Oklahoma and is Founder and Chief Optometrist at Precision Vision in Edmond, Oklahoma, serving as a specialist in primary care optometry.

Dr. McGee became an owner and partner at McGee, Pickard and Robinson Eye Associates in Midwest City in 2006, before launching Precision Vision Edmond in January of 2014. She focuses on patients with severe dry eye conditions and corneal conditions requiring specialty contact lenses.

Dr. McGee earned her O.D. degree from Northeastern State University College of Optometry, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She is a member of the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians and the American Optometric Association.

Dr. McGee was awarded Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) in November 2016. She is Vice President of Intrepid Eye Society, and Immediate Past President of OAOP where she also serves on the Legislative Committee. She is a member of the Class Leaders Council for NSUOCO, the Advisory Council of Compulink, and Leadership Optometry Council Class of 2008. In 2012 Dr. McGee was named Young Optometrist of the Year for OAOP.


Alissa Coyne, OD, FAAO
Pennsylvania

Dr. Coyne graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in biobehavioral health. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University and completed a Primary Care residency at The Eye Institute. Dr. Coyne is currently completing a master's degree in pharmacology and toxicology at Michigan State University. She is an assistant professor at Salus University teaching ocular pharmacology and ophthalmic lasers and minor surgical procedures. Dr. Coyne has special interests in ocular disease, emergency eye care and ocular pharmacology. She has lectured nationally and internationally. Dr. Coyne is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the American Society of Optometric Surgeons. 


Kelsey Mileski, OD, FAAO

Georgia

Dr. Kelsey Mileski is an optometrist with the Emory Eye Center, where she joined the faculty in September 2018. She received her undergraduate degree in biology at Florida State University and studied optometry at Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She then completed an advanced two-year residency in neuro-ophthalmic disease at The Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania College of Optometry/Salus University.

Dr. Mileski has been active in her community, including offering free optometric services and vision screenings through the Special Olympics, National Urban League, and other organizations. She was named as one of the Top 50 Young Innovators as part of Primary Care Optometry News’ 2017 list of 300 innovators in optometry.

During her optometric career, she gravitated toward neuro-ophthalmic disease and ocular emergency while on her externship rotations. Dr. Mileski’s research interests include ocular manifestations of neuro-degenerative disease and nutrition and ocular disease. 

Dr. Mileski is a member of the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society and the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. She also holds memberships in the American Optometric Association and has earned Fellow status in the American Academy of Optometry.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by 3/31/21 will be entitled to a 50% refund. Cancellations received after 3/31/21 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. 

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