Sunday, November 10, 2019

Optometric Continuing Education Conference

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM


ON-LINE, EMAIL, FAX and PHONE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED, but if you missed your opportunity to register online, we welcome you to register at the course this Sunday, November 10 between 7:45 – 8:05 am. To register quickly, you must download and complete the registration form and bring it with you. 

Evidence Based Approach to Improving Patient Outcomes 

We welcome Optometrists to an educational experience that will enhance clinical practice. Through lectures, case presentations, and audience interaction, participants will learn about the some of the latest clinical trials results and hot topics in the field. 

Download the conference brochure

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Get up to date on topics in plastics, retina, glaucoma, genetics
  2. Learn the latest in the area of myopia control
  3. Understand the latest in genetics testing as it applies to the eye


  • 7:45 am:  Registration and Continental Breakfast   
  • 8:10 am:
    Welcome and Introduction
    Sarah Wood, OD, MS, FAAO  
  • 8:15 am:
    What’s New in Thyroid Eye Disease
    Anais L. Carniciu, MD 
  •  8:45 am: 
    Herpes Zoster to Cover Evidence Based Treatment and Vaccination
    Alan Sugar, MD 
  •  9:10 am:
    Protocol U Results
    Laxmi Devisetty, MD  
  •  9:40 am: 
    Mercury 2 Trial/Glaucoma Medications
    Sarah Wood, OD, MS, FAAO 
  • 10:05 am: Break 
  • 10:20 am: 
    Light Trial/SLT
    Shivani Kamat, MD
  • 10:45 am: 
    Genetics and Genetic Testing for the Optometrist
    Kari Branham, MS, CGC 
  • 11:10 am: 
    Myopia Control/Management
    Brittany Boland, OD and Colleen Podd, OD 
  • 12:00 am: Adjourn


  • Kellogg Faculty and Staff: $0.00
  • Before November 3 - Early Bird Fee: $50.00

Speaker Profiles

Kari Branham

Kari Branham, MS, CGC

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Genetic Counselor, Inherited Retinal Dystrophy Clinic
Colleen M. Podd, OD

Colleen M. Podd, OD

Instructor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Medical Director, Vision Care, Contact Lens and Low Vision Rehabilitation Clinic
Dr. Alan Sugar

Alan Sugar, MD

Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Vice Chair, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences