Every fall, Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) at Salus University faculty, residents, students and staff descend upon a different city for a robust lineup of lectures, events, poster presentations, workshops and much more at the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) conference. This year, New Orleans aka the “Big Easy,” known for its specialty cuisines, jazz music and historic architecture, was the host city.
Two PCO/Salus Doctor of Optometry students were presented with the Vision Service Plan (VSP) Practice Excellence Scholarship - Zakary Lake '25OD and Megan Dunn '24OD (pictured right). While, several alumni and faculty became new Fellows of the American Academy of Optometry.
The four-day long festivities in the "Big Easy" ended with an alumni and friends reception at the Hilton Riverside Hotel where more than 150 attendees enjoyed appetizers, a scrumptious taco bar and drinks while mingling with former classmates, friends, faculty, students and more.
From October 11-14, PCO/Salus faculty networked with other practitioners and were educated about new optometric technology while also presenting posters and presentations on case studies and the topics listed below.
Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Ocular Signs and Symptoms of Heart-Related Abnormalities
Rapid Fire: A Discussion of facial and Ocular Trauma and the OD’s Role
Combating the Diabetes Epidemic – A Vision for the Future: Concomitant Conditions in the Formation of Diabetic Retinopathy
Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations in the Perinatal Patient (Comprehensive eye Care Section Symposium)
Social Determinants of Health and Access to Eye Care (Joint PHEV Section and ASCO DEI SIG Symposium)
Ocular and Systemic Biologics: Why they Make Sense for Our Patients
Acquired Brain Injury: Evaluation and Optometric Rehabilitation
Unpacking Identity, Health and Cultural Competence in the Care of Latinx Patients
2023 Updates in Retinal & Clinical Manifestations of Neurodegenerative Disorders (PHEV Section & Vision in Aging SIG Joint Symposium)
Lawrence Gray Symposium: Double Vision Dilemmas: Is it Neuro or Not (Neuro-ophthalmic Disorders in Optometry SIG)
The Role of Ocular Diagnostic Technology in Neurodegenerative Disease
Ocular Nutrition Tying Structure, Function, and Molecular Altogether
Presbyopia Profiles: A Case-Based Look at Multifocal Fitting
An Anatomical Approach to Retinal Imaging Techniques
Save the Date for when Academy 2024 takes over Indianapolis, November 6-9, 2024. Until next year.