Events

AKOA Annual CE Conference, February 7 – 10, 2018
Centennial Hall Convention Center, Juneau, Alaska
 
Tentative Program Schedule (Total CE hours = 22)
 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

11:00a - 12:30p              Registration & Lunch
 
12:30p – 6:30p              OD Education (6):  Dr. Bill Gruzensky, Corneal Surgery – Past Present and Future (2), Dr. Doug Devries, Capital Investments in Dry
                                       Eye Disease That Make Cents and Dollars (2), Dr. Doug Devries, Peri-Operative Management for Achieving Premium Refractive &                                             Cataract Outcomes (1), Dr. Doug Devries, Ocular Surface Disease and Wellness Strategies for Success (1).
 
Thursday, February 8, 2018

7:30a - 8:30a                  Breakfast and OD Education
                                        OD Education (1):  Dr. Tessa Plana, Ophthalmic Injections*

8:30a – 11:00a                Capitol Hill visits

11:00a – 1:00p                AKOA Business Meeting & Lunch

1:00p – 3:00p                 OD Education (2):  Dr. Paul Barney & Dr. Jeffrey Mattson, Pain Management & Opioid Misuse & Addiction:From Pills
                                        to Injections*#

3:00 – 5:00p                   OD Education (2):  Jim Stringham, PhD & Mark Roark, OD, FAAO,  Contrast Sensitivity, Macular Pigment and Real-World Visual                                         Performance 
                               
5:00p – 7:00p                 Legislative Appreciation Reception, Baranof Hotel, Gold Room
 
 
Friday, February 9, 2018

7:00a – 8:00a                 Breakfast and OD Education
                                        OD Education (1):  Mr. David McMahon, A One-Two Punch to Knockout Dry Eye Syndrome; Includes New Research! (1)

8:00a – 10:00a                OD Education (2) ):  Dr. Dawn Tuminello, Multi- Spectral Imaging in the Management of Early Retinal Disease (1), Fundus                                          Auto fluorescence (1)     

10:00a – 1:00p                Vendor Exhibits and Lunch

1:00p – 5:00p                  OD Education (4):  Dr. Jay Hanie:  Intravitreal Injections: Revolutionizing the Treatment of Retinal Disease* (2) 
                                         Intravitreal injection in Ocular Disease - Retina Grand Rounds* (2)

5:00p - 6:00p                  OD Education (pending)
 
Saturday, February 10, 2018

7:00a – 8:00a                  Breakfast and B & L Education (No CE Credit)

8:00 – 12:00a                  OD Education (4):  Dr. Paul Chous, Diabetes in 2018 (2), Diabetes Case Reports (2)
 
* 7 hour Injections Course required for AK optometry license renewal.
# 2 hour DEA required course on pain management, and opioid misuse and addiction.