Full program description
Sunday Morning, December 5, 2021
The Annual Winter Conference (formerly OEI) hosted by The Ohio State University College of Optometry will be held in person at the Fawcett Center at 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210.
All courses – COPE approval pending. To gain COPE-approved credit, attendance will be monitored for the live hours.
The cost per hour will be $30. Attendance is free for anyone with current College of Optometry faculty status. Eligible faculty should refer to a separate email to receive their promotion code.
ALL registration must be done online only and registration will close at noon on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
As always, any income from the conference will be used to fund several college initiatives. Thank you for your support of our college! If you have any issues with registration please email us directly at CE@optometry.osu.edu
Sunday December 5, 2021
8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Lasers, Lid Lesions, and Injections for the Optometrist *
This course is designed to inform the optometrist of the current privileges that their fellow colleagues can perform in various states across the United States. Fundamental laser principles and safety will be discussed as will the common laser procedures performed by optometrists, such as Nd:YAG capsulotomy, laser peripheral iridotomy, selective laser trabeculoplasty. Common optometric injections such as intravenous, intramuscular, intradermal, and subcutaneous injections will be discussed as will their applications for benign lid lesion removal. Common laser lenses, injectable medications, and basic surgical instruments will be discussed.
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Understanding Race and Bias to be Better Optometrist
During the summer of 2020, various organizations declared that racism (not race) was a public health crisis. This course will explore why racism and implicit bias is responsible for the public health crisis and its effect on health care and vision health. Participants will learn about their own biases, and will be taught ways to mitigate biases.
10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Unraveling Intraocular Inflammation *
Uveitis is a serious and potentially destructive intraocular inflammation. It can often be the presenting clinical manifestation of underlying systemic disease. This course will highlight the clinical approach for the proper diagnosis and management of uveitis. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing vision-threatening complications and the laboratory testing needed to identify common etiologies associated with anterior uveitis. Interesting and challenging patient cases will be highlighted throughout the course that will illustrate key concepts and advanced treatment strategies.
*Treatment and management of disease / pharm credit
All times are Eastern Daylight Time