Nebraska Primary Eye Care Conference

February 24 - 26, 2022

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The Nebraska Primary Eye Care Spring Conference will offer 16 hours of CE on a range of primary care topics that will enhance patient care and practice performance.  Part of this year's agenda will include an industry luncheon with Nebraska State Senators.  This will provide an opportunity to engage and educate lawmakers about what's important to you and your patients as well as network with colleagues from across the state. It's our first in-person NOA Conference in more than two years and we hope you'll take advantage to reconnect with your industry peers.

Thursday, February 24
CE (1 hr.) -Chris Wolfe, OD; Kyle Klute, OD
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty: A Primary Treatment for Ocular Hypertension & Glaucoma
COPE 76192-GL

How to Be an Advocate for Your Practice & Your Patients

Bus Transportation to Legislative Luncheon at Scottish Rite Temple

Return Transportation to Nebraska Innovation Conference Center

CE (3 hrs.) - Cecelia Koetting, OD
What's New in Presbyopia Treatment
COPE: 76535-GO

Pregnancy & the Eye: What to Do When Caring for Two
COPE 74982-GO

Friday at 5 Grand Rounds Ocular Emergencies
COPE 72711-AS

5:00p    Adjourn

Friday, February 25
CE (2hrs) - Kyle Klute, OD
Follow the Science: Applying Evidence to Everyday Practice
COPE 76199-PB

CE (2 hrs.) - Chris Borgman, OD
Neuroimaging 101
COPE 75568-NO

Vertical Diplopia: Neuro-Optometric Approach
COPE 75820-NO

Luncheon at Nebraska Innovation Center

CE (4 hrs.) - Chris Borgman OD
Round 1:  Neuro, Orbit & Optic Nerve Brainteaser Cases
COPE 75791-NO

Round 2:  Neuro, Orbit & Optic Nerve Brainteaser Cases
COPE: 71550-NO

5:30p       Adjourn

Saturday, February 26
CE (4 hrs.) --  Walt Whitley, OD
Rapid Fire Cornea
COPE 75838-AS

Ocular Pain Management
COPE 72528-PH

COPE 73136-GL

12:00p   Conference concludes  


Ceclia Koetting, OD, FAAO
Dr. Koetting practices at the secondary tertiary surgical center Virginia Eye Consultants in Norfolk, VA. Her primary focus is ocular disease specializing in anterior segment and corneal disease, neuro-optometry, and peri-operative care. Dr. Koetting is a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry, a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, Communications Chair for the Glaucoma Section of AAO, Secretary for the Tidewater Optometric Association, and an active Member of AOA. After graduating from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis in 2012, she completed a residency in Primary Care at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center.

Christopher Borgman, OD, FAAO
Dr. Borgman is an Assistant Professor at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. He earned his optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry then completed a one-year residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago. He is an Instructor for the Systemic Pathology and Integrative Analysis courses at SCO. He has authored many articles published on various topics of ocular disease conditions and ocular pharmacology, and has lectured in numerous continuing education venues on the topics of: primary care ocular diseases, ocular manifestations of systemic diseases, and neuro-optometric diseases.

Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO
Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO practices at Eye Care Associates of Nevada in Sparks, Nevada where his practice encompasses ocular surface disease, glaucoma, surgical co-management, and clinical research. Prior to relocating to Nevada, Dr. Whitley helped create one of the premier surgical co-management networks at Virginia Eye Consultants in Norfolk. Dr. Whitley is a nationally recognized author and lecturer and serves as co-chief medical editor for Modern Optometry, contributing editor for the Review of Optometry and co-medical editor for Dry Eye Coach. Dr. Whitley is the Immediate Past Chair of the American Academy of Optometry Anterior Segment Section and the immediate past president of the Virginia Optometric Association where he has been recognized as the 2012 Young Optometrist of the Year, the 2015 Legislative Keyperson of the Year and the 2020 Optometrist of the Year.

Conference Location
NIC Conference Center is located on Innovation Campus at the site of the former State Fairgrounds. The conference center is housed in a historic building that has been reconstructed to provide a unique, full-service conference center to the University of Nebraska and Nebraska business community. We're excited to use the conference center for the first time for an NOA meeting.  

Hotel Accommodations

There currently are no lodging options on Nebraska Innovation Campus.  For the convenience of NOA conference attendees, we have small room blocks being held at two different hotels.

Embassy Suites Downtown Lincoln
Single/double rate $139 plus tax. NE Optometric Association room block held until February 2.
Call 402-473-4719 for reservations

Hilton Garden Inn - Haymarket District
Single/double rate $129 plus tax.  NE Optometric Association room block held until February 9.

48-hr cancellation deadline. Call 402-475-9000 for reservations or book online:,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT