SS-01: Comprehensive Eye Care Section Symposium: Diplomates Present Grand Rounds
9:00 to 11:00 AM
This symposium seeks to highlight complex case studies presenting to the comprehensive eye care practitioner. Topics will be pertinent to all eye care providers with attention to anterior segment, posterior segment, and neuro-ophthalmic disease. The symposium aims to address how the comprehensive eye care provider can improve patient care to prevent vision loss and blindness. Fellows interested in becoming a Comprehensive Eye Care Diplomate are strongly encouraged to attend. The moderator is Hal Bohlman, OD, FAAO, and the speakers include Stephanie Klemencic, OD, MS, FAAO, Danielle Weiler, OD, FAAO, Bisant Labib, OD, FAAO, Tina Porzukowiak, OD, FAAO.
SS-02 Optometric Education Section Symposium: Engaging Students in Learning Through Cognition, Self-Regulation, and Deliberate Practice
10:00 AM to Noon
The ability to participate actively in life-long learning is an essential competency required of all future health care providers. It is necessary for students to have a clear understanding of how they can self-regulate their own learning and to critically analyze their performance. Educators are called to outline these integral skills for student success, as well as incorporate active and engaging aspects of these competencies into the classroom whether didactic, clinical or in the simulation setting. Integration and self-regulated learning techniques such as deliberate practice and metacognitive strategies are a crucial and ongoing issue for schools and colleges of optometry. Speakers include Jayne Josephsen, EdD, RN, CCCTM, Ann Butt, EdD, RN, CNE, Daniel Taylor, OD, EdD, FAAO.
SS-03: Low Vision Section Symposium: The Promises and Challenges of Electric Head-Mounted Video Devices in Vision Rehabilitation
10:00 AM to Noon
We have now had electronic head-mounted video devices for use in low vision rehabilitation for nearly 25 years. Many technological innovations have been developed as the products have evolved, yet they still make up a relatively small portion of vision assistive equipment used in the field. This session’s presenters have impressive and varied credentials and experience working with these devices. They will offer insights into the challenges of creating truly useful head-mounted technology, a look at the history and future of these devices, and share experiences of a low vision rehabilitation professional who uses head-mounted video technology himself. The moderator is David Lewerenz, OD, FAAO, and the speakers include Eli Peli, MSc, OD, FAAO, Robert Massof, PhD, FAAO, and Thomas Theune, OD, FAAO.
SS-04: Glaucoma Section Symposium: Exploring the Intersection of Glaucoma and Dry Eye Disease
10:00 AM to Noon
Glaucoma and dry eye disease are both common and visually significant chronic diseases that have a significant impact on quality of life. Often the two conditions exist concurrently, especially when the patient with glaucoma is on multiple topical ophthalmic medications that utilize preservatives that alter the ocular surface and lead to symptoms of discomfort. This is a vicious cycle that should be considered by each primary care optometrist when managing and co-managing patients with glaucoma. There are new glaucoma medications and formulations of older medications that are becoming available to help address these issues in glaucoma patients. This symposium will highlight the intersection of dry eye disease and glaucoma and talk about ways to concurrently manage the two to improve the quality of life in patients. It will also cover some of the new glaucoma medications, including how and when to implement them. The moderator is Austin Lifferth, OD, FAAO, and the speakers include C. Lisa Prokopich, OD, Michael Chaglasian, OD, FAAO, and Elizabeth Muckley, OD, FAAO.
SS-05: AMCO SIG Symposium: Whoops! An Evaluation of Cases That Might Not Have Gone the Way You Wanted
1:30 to 3:30 PM
The objectives of this symposium are to identify adverse outcomes associated with medical error, to modify behavior and judgment based on previous experiences, and to prevent repetition of errors leading to complications. Conferences are non-punitive and focus on the goal of patient care. They are particularly important for identifying system issues (e.g., outdated policies, changes in patient identification procedures, arithmetic errors, etc.) that affect patient care. Speakers include Christine Sindt, OD, FAAO, Dennis Siemsen, OD, FAAO, James Hoekel, OD, FAAO, Mahsa Salehi, OD, FAAO, John Conto, OD, FAAO, Evan Kaufman, OD, FAAO, and Donna Wicker, OD, FAAO.
SS-06: Vision in Aging SIG Symposium: Neurodegeneration and the Aging Eye: Role of Eye Care Professionals in Early Management and Care for Patients with Progression
1:30 to 3:30 PM
Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s diseases, Parkinson’s disease and dementia are on the rise and creating a substantial public health burden. Currently, detecting these conditions requires invasive and expensive testing, and often they are detected too late after irreversible changes have occurred in the brain. Researchers are discovering that there are biomarkers in the eye, most notably the retina, that can detect neurodegenerative conditions less invasively, and at its earlier stages. Eye care professionals are on the forefront of possibly being able to detect these conditions at their earliest stages in the eye, which could lead to more effective treatment and reduced progression of cognitive impairment. The moderator is John Kaminski, OD, FAAO, and the speakers include George Jackson, MD, PhD, Jessica Alber, PhD, Albert Woods, MS, OD, FAAO, and Kelly Malloy, OD, FAAO.
SS-07: Optometric Education Section Workshop: Instructional Tools for Cognition and Self-Regulated Learning
1:30 to 3:30 PM
Participants of the paired workshop will leave with an outline of specific tools that can be used in a variety of educational settings to enhance self-regulated learning. Implementation of deliberate practice interventions and a framework for student support will be reviewed. Additionally, an opportunity to participate in hands-on application of the tools will be provided. Speakers include Jayne Josephsen, EdD, RN, CCCTM, and Ann Butt, EdD, RN, CNE.