2019 MOA Winter Seminar

This event is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Maculogix.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019


7:30am   Registration
     
8:00am   Common Adverse Effects of Anti-diabetic Medications (60221-PH; 1 hr.)
Speaker: Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO and Tracy Offerdahl, PharmD, BSc, RPh
This course reviews diabetes mellitus Type 1, Type 1.5, and Type 2 with particular emphasis on the extensive list of adverse effects from both older and newer anti-diabetic agents, This course will be interactive with the audience and the will be between the audience, an optometrist, and a pharmacist PharmD.
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9:00am   Break and Exhibits
     
9:30am   Pharmaceutical Update 2019 - New Drugs and Indications
(60216-PH; 2 hrs.)
Speaker: Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO and Tracy Offerdahl, PharmD, BSc, RPh
Every year the FDA approves numerous pharmaceuticals for treatment of diseases in the various medical therapeutic areas. This course will review the recently approved pharmaceuticals that are pertinent to optometric patient care. Pharmaceuticals covered will include but not limited to endocrinology, cardiology, vascular disease, infections, neurology, optometry, psychology, and urology. Indication of use, mechanism of action, and ocular side effects will be reviewed.
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11:30am   Lunch and MOA Awards Program
     
1:00pm   Pain Management, Identification of Addiction, Practices of Prescribing, and Dispensing of Opioids (60217-PH; 2 hrs.)
Speaker: Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO and Tracy Offerdahl, PharmD, BSc, RPh
This is an oral pharmacology course that describes the appropriate use of opioid medications, with an emphasis on pain management within the scope of optometry and general pain management. Case anecdotes will include management of ocular pain, with specific emphasis on oralsystemic medications. Opioid medications will be evaluated in terms of risk versus benefit, with an emphasis on appropriate use of pain medications, evaluation of potential addiction, and a description on how to protect both patient and practitioner.
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3:00pm   Break and Exhibits
     
3:30pm   Metabolic Disease for the the OD - New Twists on an Old Problem
(59306-PH; 2hrs.)
Speaker: Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO and Tracy Offerdahl, PharmD, BSc, RPh

This course reviews common metabolic diseases, including diabetes mellitus Type 2 and hyperlipidemia. This course will describe recent updates in treatment guidelines and side effects associated with medications used in these diseases. Patient cases will be integrated into the presentation, where differential diagnosis and work-up will be discussed.
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5:30pm   Exhibit Hall Reception
     
    Below course is not included in Winter Seminar Registration; Add-on.
6:00pm   Human Trafficking: What Michigan Optometrists need to Know
(59985-PB, 1hr.)
Speaker: Lillian Kalaczinski, OD

This course will inform attendees on all aspects of human trafficking including the definition and types of human trafficking the scope of the problem in Michigan and the U.S. and common venues where trafficking occurs.
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Thursday, February 7, 2019


7:30am Registration
   
8:00am Feel Comfortable with Amniotic Membranes in 1 hour (51058-AS; 1hr.)
Speaker: Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO

In office and sutureless amniotic membrane AM is emerging as an excellent alternative due to promising clinical outcomes to treat a variety of ocular surface conditions rapidly and effectively. This course will review what is an amniotic membrane, the various types of AMs, clinical applications, patient experience, insertion, and removal.
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9:00am Break and Exhibits
   
9:30am Thyroid Dysfunction, Thyroid Eye Disease, and the Pharmaceuticals
(60218-SD; 2 hrs.)
Speaker: Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO and Tracy Offerdahl, PharmD, BSc, RPh
This course unravels and illustrates the close association between the eye and thyroid dysfunction. Clinical features, laboratory testing, clinical examination, and therapeutic options will be reviewed. The ocular manifestations and management of this condition will be discussed. Thyroid pharmaceuticals will be discussed in-depth by a pharmacist.
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11:30am Lunch and Exhibits
   
12:30pm What OCT? Bringing the Love Back to the Visual Field (58886-PD; 1 hr)
Speaker: Grad Caldwell, OD, FAAO
The OCT has become an important diagnostic instrument in eye care. The visual field is still equally important in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease. Advances in software and visual field testing hae clouded the waters. This course reviews how to use the visual field in your office with proper and efficient techniques. Learn which test is fitting and increase your confidence in interupting the visual field. Numerous visual fields will be reviewed via a case presentation style. 
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1:30pm OCT-Angiography: What you need to know about this new technology
(60045; 1 hr.)
Speaker: Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
OCT Angiography OCT-A is a non-invasive in office procedure using an OCT instrument to visualize the individual layers of the retina vasculature. This course will introduce you to this new OCT-A technology. This course will show how OCT-A will be fundamental in diagnosing, following, and treating the patient with diabetes, glaucoma, and patients with endothelial diseases.
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2:30pm Break
   
2:45pm

You Make the Call - Interactive Retina Grand Rounds (60174-PS; 2 hrs.)
Speaker: Damon Dierker, OD, FAAO
Rapid-fire review of interesting retinal cases encountered in an optometric referral center. Advances in retinal imaging, differential diagnoses, and decisions re treatment and co-management with other specialists will be explored in an interactive session utilize audience polling through your smartphone.
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4:45pm Conference adjourns