Salus Time Speakers SeriesThe University’s Salus Time Speakers Series held on Friday, December 4 featured “Child Abuse Awareness, Recognition and Reporting,” as part of the PCO Dean’s Lecture Series. Faculty members Rachel Brackley, OD, Alissa Coyne, OD and Richard Vause, DHSc, PA-C, presented a comprehensive view of the Child Protective Services Law, Chapter 63, Title 23 that is more commonly referred to as “Act 31.” The two-hour program met the requirements for re-licensure for Pennsylvania healthcare providers and covered all aspects of the law and what is required of all mandated reporters.

According to PCO Dean Lori Grover, who welcomed attendees, the presenters have been working with the Pennsylvania Optometric Association (POA) on this topic, with presentations planned around the state through 2016. Two presentations have been developed: a two-hour version for re-licensure and a three-hour version for initial licensing. 

Dr. Brackley Presenting at Salus Speakers SeriesInaugurated in July 2014, the Salus Time Speakers Series was created to bring the University community together for scholarly functions, providing a forum for the discussion of timely topics. Held twice a month, some Salus Time Speakers Series presentations are open to the public and some are for the University community at large, while others are for specific internal audiences. Topics for the sixteen presentations to date have ranged from a public forum discussion of ebola and infectious diseases to internet cyber scams/ identity theft to blindness awareness. 

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