Summer Conference

2017 NOA Summer Conference

June 3-4, 2017
Hilton Omaha | 1001 Cass Street  |  Omaha, NE 68102 

KMK Educational Services will keep you "Up-to-Date" with new and essential clinical information. The time required to scan the literature, read the materials, and analyze the information to apply is extremely time consuming. KMK has a team of educators that has sifted through the most relevant new information and organized it into an evidence-based clinical review  course that includes:  12 hours of clinical review course, Clinical Update textbook related to the 12 hours of COPE Approved CE,  Engaging lecturer format with audience polling system to gauge progress, and an opportunity to purchase up to 4  additional hours of online C.E. related to course topics. Schedule, speakers, and lodging information below.
** COPE ACTIVITY PENDING

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Experience Unique CE & KMK Billing & Coding 
6:00PM -- 10:00PM // TD AMERITRADE PARK  \\ OMAHA, NEB. //

Join KMK's Co-founder and CEO, Dr. Kyle Cheatham, for an evening of Billing and Coding, and kick-off the annual NOA Summer conference!

Registration includes 3 hours of lecture, KMK's 2017 Billing and Coding textbook, LIVE interactive application session, KMK's Smart BC Pocket Guide, and the 2017 NOA Convention Kickoff.

(Separate registration required. Discounts available for NOA members and NOA Summer Conference Attendees.)

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8:00am -- 10:00am | Posterior Segment Topics Rapid Fire (COPE #53350-PS) (Dr. Cheatham)
This course will provide practical clinical pearls in posterior segment disease in an interactive format. Conditions will be presented efficiently, in case-based form, and multiple choice questions will follow each case. Each participant will receive a handheld remote for personalized selection of answer choices. The clinical cases, questions, and explanations in this course will emphasize evidence-based pearls that are clinically relevant and immediately useful to the practitioner.

10:00am -- 11:00am | Ocular Surface Disorders/Dry Eye Conditions (COPE #53415-AS) (Dr. Pribis)
This course will provide an overview and update of ocular surface dry eye and ocular surface diseases. The course will be case-based and will include pharmacological approaches for the conditions discussed.

11:00am -- 12:00pm | Corneal Surgery  (COPE #53426-PO)  (Dr. Pribis)
An update on Fuchs endothelial dystrophy and the use of DMEK Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty as a means for surgical repair. In addition, the latest on the use of femtosecond laser during cataract surgery will be reviewed. Both surgeries will include evidence in the literature on their efficacy.

12:00pm -- 1:00pm | LUNCH

1:00pm -- 2:00pm | Herpes Simplex Keratitis Update (COPE pending) (Dr. Pribis)
This course will provide practical clinical pearls in herpes simplex keratitis in an interactive format. Various presentations of herpes simplex keratitis will be presented efficiently, in case-based form, and multiple choice questions will follow each case. Each participant will receive a handheld remote for personalized selection of answer choices. The clinical cases, questions, and explanations in this course will emphasize evidence-based pearls that are clinically relevant and immediately useful to the practitioner.    

2:00pm -- 3:00pm | Amblyopia Treatment Study (COPE pending) (Dr. Pribis)
An update of current literature on amblyopia allows for a practical understanding of treatment approaches. Information provided in this course will be a clinically practical guide that focuses on content of evidence based ocular care.

3:00pm -- 5:00pm | Interactive Quiz Bowl (COPE pending) (Dr. Cheatham)
This course will provide an interactive review for concepts related to anterior segment and posterior segment for the optometrist.  Recent research in the psychological literature suggests that interactive assessments (e.g. written and/or oral exams) markedly improve the long-term learning process 1,2. In this spirit, the course will combine multiple choice questions with an electronic audience polling system and allow participants to think through practical example problems.  The course will provide detailed explanations that link specific examples with general principles, and the audience polling system will provide the participant immediate feedback.  Information provided in this course will be a clinically practical guide.

8:00am -- 9:00am | Vitreomacular Conditions Study (COPE pending) (Dr. Keith) )
An update of current literature on vitreomacular conditions allows for a practical understanding of treatment approaches. Information in this course will be a clinically practical guide that focuses on content of evidence based ocular care.

9:00am -- 10:00am | Myopia Control Update (COPE #53414-FV) (Dr. Keith)
An update of current literature on myopia control allows for a practical understanding of treatment approaches. Information provided in this course will be a clinically practical guide that focuses on content of evidence based ocular care.

10:00am -- 11:00am | Cranial Nerve Palsy (COPE pending)  (Dr. Keith)
An update of current literature on cranial nerve palsies allows for a practical understanding of treatment approaches. Information provided in this course will be a clinically practical guide that focuses on content of evidence based ocular care.

11:00am -- 12:00pm | Orbit/Neuro-Ophthalmological Disorders (COPE pending) (Dr. Keith)
An update of current literature on orbital and neuro-ophthalmological disorders allows for a practical understanding of treatment approaches. Information provided in this course will be a clinically practical guide that focuses on content of evidence based ocular care.

Kyle Cheatham, O.D., F.A.A.O., DIPLOMATE ABO
Kyle graduated from Centre College (KY) with a B.S. in Biology and completed optometry school at Indiana University School of Optometry before accepting a prestigious residency at the Kansas City VA Hospital. Dr. Cheatham practices at Heartland Eye Consultants, a secondary eyecare center in Omaha, Nebraska, where he specializes in ocular disease and low vision. He serves as an adjunct faculty member of six schools and colleges of optometry teaching optometric interns at Heartland Eye Consultants. Dr. Cheatham also provides consultative care within the ophthalmology department at Creighton University Medical Center. In August 2011, Dr. Cheatham became a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.

Jordan Keith, O.D., F.A.A.O., Diplomate ABO
Jordan graduated summa cum laude from Minot State University (ND) with a B.A. in biology and completed optometry school at Pacific University College of Optometry. After completing a hospital-based residency in ocular disease at the Kansas City VA Medical Center, Dr. Keith joined the full-time faculty at the Illinois College of Optometry. As an Assistant Professor, his primary focus was clinical teaching of optometry students and residents while seeing patients at the Illinois Eye Institute. He also served as the Chief of Eye Care Services at the Sidney Hillman Health Center, a multi-disciplinary health center in Chicago, IL. After five years at ICO, Dr. Keith joined the Eye Care Center, a group optometry private practice in the Minneapolis, MN area.

Kyle Klute, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Kyle graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL) with a B.S. in meteorology/climatology and completed optometry school at the Illinois College of Optometry. His unique path to optometry started while working at the UNL climatology department post-graduation where he decided to change career paths after being inspired by a family friend who is an optometrist. After graduating from ICO, Dr. Klute completed a hospital-based residency in ocular disease at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center in Battle Creek, Michigan. Following residency, he served as a Consultative Optometrist in ocular disease and disorders at Heartland Eye Consultants (HEC), a secondary care optometric referral center, in Omaha, NE. After 3 years at HEC, Dr. Klute joined Exclusively Eyecare in Omaha, NE. He now serves as the Director of Clinical Research and Development at KMK.

Maria Pribis, O.D., F.A.A.O. DIPLOMATE ABO
Maria graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Psychology. She graduated with high honors from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. While in optometry school she was president of SOSH and provided care to over 3000 underprivileged Guatemalans. She completed an ocular disease residency at the Baltimore VA Hospital. During this time she rotated through Johns Hopkins cornea and specialty contact lens clinics. She is currently in private practice in Stamford, CT where she specializes in ocular surface disease and contact lenses.



NOA has a block of rooms available at the Hilton Omaha for $109 (+ taxes & fees).

To book:

  • Call in to 1-800-HILTONS and ask for the group by name or use group code NOA to make reservations. Please note that this code is only for call in reservations. People using the web link should select "Attendee" when making their reservations.
  • Or Visit: https://aws.passkey.com/go/noasummerconference