Alumni & Continuing Education Upcoming Events

Note: As recommended by the CDC, it is important to practice “social distancing” during the emergency outbreak of COVID-19. Please check back regularly for updates.

Asynchronous CE Library

The lectures are COPE approved as an enduring distance continuing education lecture series. Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an email confirmation with a link to each recording, a PDF of the lecture handout, and corresponding post-test. The post-test is required if you want COPE credit for your participation in these lectures.
Affiliated Resident Grand Rounds
Our affiliated residents delivered unique and challenging clinical cases, utilizing the latest evidence based medicine in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of various ophthalmic conditions via Blackboard Collaborate.  

Topics:
  • Posterior Segment Grand Rounds 1
  • Neuro Grand Rounds 1
  • Anterior Segment Grand Rounds 1
  • Posterior Segment Grand Rounds 2
  • Neuro Grand Rounds 2
  • ‚ÄčAnterior Segment Grand Rounds 2
  • Glaucoma Grand Rounds
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Glaucoma Symposium 2020
Participants will receive up-to-date optometric education as it relates to patients with glaucoma. Leading experts will discuss the latest advancements in the diagnosis, treatment and management of glaucoma including new therapeutic agents, emerging research and micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). 

Topics and Speakers:
  • Glaucoma Update with Clinical Case Studies (2 hours) with Dr. G. Richard Bennett
  • Glaucoma Therapeutics Update and Future Diagnostics (1 hour) with Dr. Alissa Coyne
  • Glaucoma Mythbusters, Suspects, and What's on the Horizon (2 hours) with Dr. Andrew Meagher
  • Normal Tension Glaucoma (1 hour) with Dr. Carlo Pelino
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The Cough Heard Around the World: Coronavirus and COVID-19 Updates and Treatments
The Coronavirus global pandemic impacted almost every corner of the world. Those that were infected and went on to develop COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 challenged every aspect of medicine. From diagnosis to treatment it has been a race against the clock to find ways to perform mass testing and then to stabilize and treat patients with true guinea pig therapies. As the curve has begun to flatten out there is now time to focus on the future of this organism and disease by evaluating antibody testing and development of one or more vaccines. This course will discuss the pathophysiology of coronavirus treatment options antibody testing and vaccines as well as the clinical trials that are evaluating these topics worldwide. Case anecdotes and examples will be included to create an optimum learning environment for this timely topic.

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Dry Eye Updates
In the wake of COVID-19, eye care providers must strive to recoup lost revenue by maximizing medical office visits and treatments. Dry eye disease is an exceedingly common but often underdiagnosed and untreated clinical entity. This lecture reviews some of the more recent diagnostic and therapeutic advances in dry eye, which may help to improve both patients' quality of life as well as the financial health of the optometric practice. Additionally, some newer "pipeline" therapies will also be discussed.

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Glaucoma Mythbusters and IOP Adjusters
This course will bust or debunk what the current literature has to say about the following: topical CAI use in sulfa allergy & Fuch's patients, beta blocker use in low tension glaucoma patients, brimondine use for neuroprotection, prostaglandin use in current/historic iridocyclitis, cystoid macular edema or acute angle closure, demystifying steroid responders in glaucoma patients and discussing the ideal 2nd line of glaucoma therapy after a prostaglandin.

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The Ins and Outs of Strabismus Management in a Primary Care Practice
This course is an overview of a variety of strabismus topics seen commonly in a primary care setting. We will be focusing on diagnosis and management of common strabismic conditions seen in a primary care setting using cases to highlight key points. A review of primary care treatment modalities such as prism and lenses will be covered. An overview of appropriate referral for surgery, vision therapy and other specialty care will be presented. 

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Recognition and Management of Neurotrophic Keratitis
This course provides a comprehensive overview of neurotrophic keratitis, its multiple etiologies, presenting signs, classification, traditional management strategies and newest therapeutic options.

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Identifying True Ocular Emergencies of the Posterior Pole
This course presents the true ocular emergencies that present in the posterior pole. Specifically it will review clinical findings, appropriate systemic testing, as well as treatment and management of each emergency. New treatment options and specific testing will be discussed.

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Longevity Through the EYE of the Beholder
This course explores the nature of genetics vs nurture and the role of the environment in longevity. It will describe lifespan and health span and correlate ocular findings to both as well as discuss the genes found specific for necessary life steps needed to achieve longevity in order to avoid cardiovascular, neuro-degenerative and cancer risk factors.

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Double Down on Double Vision
It may be intimidating when a patient presents with a new complaint of double vision. However, with discussion of some useful examination techniques and differential diagnoses, this course aims to make encountering patients with horizontal diplopia less daunting. Through a case based approach, we will discuss how even some complicated presentations can be unfolded to reveal the underlying etiology.  

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December 1, 2020 - March 30, 2021: Prismatic Visual Field Enhancement
This distance education course is ongoing for the duration of the event, so participants can attend the lecture at their convenience.

Participants will:
  • Learn a PVFE screening and assessment process to identify patients who would benefit from PVFE
  • Identify strategies for assessing functional visual fields to identify candidates for PVFE
  • Differentiate the prismatic visual field enhancement options
  • Identify key team members and their collaborative roles in the rehabilitation of individuals with visual field loss
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February 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021: Neurological Visual Impairment in Children
Space is limited; advance registration is highly recommended.

Through the 8-week course, you will develop an understanding of best practices for serving children with neurological visual impairments and their families. Content will cover the foundations of neuroananatomy, the assessment process, guidelines for intervention, and family/professional partnerships. Relevant and up-to-date resources will also be shared to continue learning beyond the course. Those seeking a micro-credential need to provide proof of certification/license and demonstrate 80% proficiency in all required assignments.

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2020-2021

November 5, 2020 - May 23, 2021: Comprehensive Foundational Program in Vision Therapy, 100-Hour Program
100-Hour Program Model featuring first ever live online webinars with Q & A with 70 hours of theory/didactics.

A program for Optometrists and Vision Therapists interested in incorporating or enhancing binocular vision diagnosis and treatment in their practice. Vision therapy techniques and management plans will be emphasized through both online lectures and workshops. Repeat access to pre-recorded webinars from the comfort of your own home or office will be available. Participants have a choice of registering for our full 100-hour course (lectures and hands-on workshops) or the lectures only portion of our course.

This comprehensive program consists of:
  • Online lectures via live webinars
  • Hands-on workshops (travel to Salus University in Pennsylvania is required)
  • After the completion of each topic, an online multiple choice-exam will be administered
  • A certificate of completion will be issued to participants who successfully complete the lectures portion of our course and to those participants who successfully complete the entire course (lectures and workshops)

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December 3, 2020 - May 23, 2021: Comprehensive Foundational Program in Vision Therapy, 30-Hour Program
30-Hour Condensed Program for Vision Therapists

A program for Optometrists and Vision Therapists interested in incorporating or enhancing binocular vision diagnosis and treatment in their practice. Vision therapy techniques and management plans will be emphasized through both online lectures and workshops. Repeat access to pre-recorded webinars from the comfort of your own home or office will be available.

This comprehensive program consists of:
  • Online lectures via live webinars
  • Hands-on workshops (travel to Salus University in Pennsylvania is required)
  • After the completion of each topic, an online multiple-choice exam will be administered
  • A certificate of completion will be issued to those participants who complete the entire course

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2021

February

February 7, 2021: Dynamic Duos 2021
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Delivered via Blackboard Collaborate as a Synchronous Live-Streamed Event

Topics and Speakers:
  • Get to Know Your MIGS with Dr. G. Richard Bennett and Dr. Andrew Meagher
  • Stepwise Strategy to Optimize Ocular Surface Disease Outcomes with Dr. Clark Chang and Dr. Brandon Ayres
  • Medical Artificial Iris Implantation: Why, When and How with Dr. Clark Chang and Dr. Brandon Ayres
  • Expanding Scope of Practice: OCT to OCT-A with Dr. Byung Josh Kim and Dr. Carlo Pelino
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February 12, 2021: Grand Rounds at The Eye Institute
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Delivered via Blackboard Collaborate as a Synchronous Live-Streamed Event

Topic and Speaker:
  • Management of Diabetic Retinopathy: Current Update with Dr. Joshua Greene

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February 26, 2021: Grand Rounds at The Eye Institute
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Delivered via Blackboard Collaborate as a Synchronous Live-Streamed Event

Speakers:
  • Dr. Julia Runco "A Balancing Act: Top to Bottom Approach on the Treatment and Management of Visual Symptoms Resulting from Traumatic Brain Injury"
  • Dr. Fiza Tariq "COVID Got Me Seeing Double: Impact of Virtual Learning on Convergence Insufficiency"

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March

March 2-3, 2021: American Balance Society (ABS) Annual Meeting
Virtual event
March 12, 2021: Grand Rounds at The Eye Institute
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Delivered via Blackboard Collaborate as a Synchronous Live-Streamed Event

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March 18-20, 2021: National Academies of Practice (NAP) Annual Meeting & Forum
Virtual event
March 26, 2021: Grand Rounds at The Eye Institute
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Delivered via Blackboard Collaborate as a Synchronous Live-Streamed Event

Speakers:
  • Drs. Milena Stefanovic and Shay Mohebbi

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April

April 8-11, 2021: American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference & Expo
San Diego, California
April 9, 2021: Grand Rounds at The Eye Institute
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Delivered via Blackboard Collaborate as a Synchronous Live-Streamed Event

Speakers: Dr. Christin DeMoss

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April 11, 2021: Excellence in Education
More information to come.
April 14-16, 2021: American Academy of Audiology (AAA) 2021
Virtual event
April 14-17, 2021: Pennsylvania Speech Language Hearing Association (PSHA) Convention
Valley Forge Casino Resort
April 21-23, 2021: Penn-Del AER Conference
Best Western Premier the Central Hotel and Conference Center
Harrisburg, PA
April 23, 2021: Grand Rounds at The Eye Institute
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Delivered via Blackboard Collaborate as a Synchronous Live-Streamed Event

Speakers: Dr. Gabriel Fickett

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May

May 1, 2021: Looking Out for Kids
More information to come.
May 20-21, 2021: Residents Day
More information to come.
May 22-26, 2021: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) 2021
Pennsylvania Convention Center
May 27, 2021: Spring Commencement
The format (in person or virtual) will be announced at a later date.  
May 28, 2021: Grand Rounds at The Eye Institute
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Delivered via Blackboard Collaborate as a Synchronous Live-Streamed Event

Speakers: Dr. Nicholas Karbach

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June

June 11, 2021: Grand Rounds at The Eye Institute
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Delivered via Blackboard Collaborate as a Synchronous Live-Streamed Event

Speakers: Dr. Chad Killen

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June 24-26, 2021: Optometry’s Meeting
Anaheim Convention Center

July

July 7-11, 2021: National Optometric Association (NOA) National Convention
The Diplomat Beach Resort 
Hollywood, Florida

October

October 24-26, 2021: Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania Annual Conference
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square