Summer Conference

2018 NOA Summer Conference

June 2-3, 2018
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. Schedule, speakers, and lodging information below.
** COPE APPROVED ACTIVITY

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SATURDAY

8:00 am - 9:40 am - Glaucoma Update - 2 Hours (COPE 57447-GL) - Maria Pribis, O.D.
This course will review the treatment of open angle glaucoma based on major studies, as well as introduce evidence for new diagnostic tools, medical therapies, and minimally invasive surgeries for the management of glaucoma.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Dry Eye Update - 2 Hours (COPE 57448-AS) - Maria Pribis, O.D.
This course reviews the pathophysiology, signs, and treatments of dry eye disease and contributing eyelid disorders. It also introduces clinically relevant findings from the DEWS II report, and new evidence regarding treatments for DED.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - LUNCH

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm - Pharmacology Review - 1 Hour (COPE 57436-PH) - Maria Pribis, O.D.
This course reviews common ocular side effects of topical and systemic medications. It also introduces drugs that are currently being studied in clinical trials or recently received FDA approval for the treatment of ocular conditions.

2:00 pm - 3:40 pm - OCT, the Macula, and an OCT-A Primer - 2 Hours (COPE 57589-PD) - Maria Pribis, O.D.
This course reviews the diagnosis of vitreomacular interface disorders using OCT. OCT scans for each VMI disorder are shown. OCT angiography is also introduced, and OCT-A images of common ocular diseases are shown.    


3:50 pm - 4:40 pm - Macular Degeneration Update - 1 Hour (COPE 57433-PS) - Jordan Keith, O.D.
This course reviews the pathophysiology, treatment for AMD, and treatments specific for wet AMD, as well as introduces an OCT classification scheme for CNVMs and evidence regarding potential associations between AMD and new risk factors.

SUNDAY

8:00 am - 9:40 am - Retinal Vascular Occlusions Update - 2 Hours (COPE 57406-PS) - Jordan Keith, O.D.
This course reviews the pathophysiology, signs, symptoms, and treatments of common retinal vascular conditions RVOs, RAOs, OIS, DR, CSCR, as well as reviews new evidence regarding treatment and management of these conditions.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - 2018 Rapid Fire Updates: YAG Vitreolysis, Concussion and Optometry, Plaquenil Guidelines, and Myopia Control - 2 Hours (COPE 57544-GO) - Jordan Keith, O.D.
This course will discuss YAG vitreolysis, the role of optometrists in managing visual disorders associated with concussions, 2016 Plaquenil® dosing and screening guidelines, and treatments for myopia control.

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.

Macular Degeneration Update - 1 Hour (COPE 57433-PS)
This course reviews the pathophysiology, treatment for AMD, and treatments specific for wet AMD, as well as introduces an OCT classification scheme for CNVMs and evidence regarding potential associations between AMD and new risk factors. Retinal Vascular  

Occlusions Update - 2 Hours (COPE 57406-PS) This course reviews the pathophysiology, signs, symptoms, and treatments of common retinal vascular conditions RVOs, RAOs, OIS, DR, CSCR, as well as reviews new evidence regarding treatment and management of these conditions.  

2018 Rapid Fire Updates: YAG Vitreolysis, Concussion and Optometry, Plaquenil Guidelines, and Myopia Control - 2 Hours (COPE 57544-GO) This course will discuss YAG vitreolysis, the role of optometrists in managing visual disorders associated with concussions, 2016 Plaquenil® dosing and screening guidelines, and treatments for myopia control.



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.

Pharmacology Review - 1 Hour (COPE 57436-PH) This course reviews common ocular side effects of topical and systemic medications. It also introduces drugs that are currently being studied in clinical trials or recently received FDA approval for the treatment of ocular conditions.  

Glaucoma Update - 2 Hours (COPE 57447-GL) This course will review the treatment of open angle glaucoma based on major studies, as well as introduce evidence for new diagnostic tools, medical therapies, and minimally invasive surgeries for the management of glaucoma.  

Dry Eye Update - 2 Hours (COPE 57448-AS) This course reviews the pathophysiology, signs, and treatments of dry eye disease and contributing eyelid disorders. It also introduces clinically relevant findings from the DEWS II report, and new evidence regarding treatments for DED.  

OCT, the Macula, and an OCT-A Primer - 2 Hours (COPE 57589-PD) This course reviews the diagnosis of vitreomacular interface disorders using OCT. OCT scans for each VMI disorder are shown. OCT angiography is also introduced, and OCT-A images of common ocular diseases are shown.



NOA has a block of rooms available at the Hilton Omaha for $109 (+ taxes & fees). Reservation Deadline: May 25th!

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://book.passkey.com/go/NOA18