2021 Nebraska Optometry Fall Convention - OD Registration

Sponsored By: Nebraska Optometric Association

September 23 - 25, 2021

Virtual Online

416 Talmadge Street
Kearney, NE 68845

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Due to recent public health concerns with COVID, the 2021 NOA Fall Convention is being switched to a virtual event.

Convention sessions and education for ODs and paras will be offered live via Zoom on Sept. 23-25, although slight modifications to the current schedule may be possible. Doctors and paras will be able to count the CE hours the same as for an in-person event.

Those who have already registered will be contacted by NOA to confirm registration for the virtual event. Thank you for your understanding as we make necessary arrangements. We regret having to cancel the in-person meeting and look forward to seeing you at the virtual convention!

Welcome to the registration for ODs! 

Doctors will be able to obtain up to 16 hours of C.E. credits. Featured presenters include Dr. Ben Casella, OD and Marie Bodack, OD. A Grand Rounds session will feature Nebraska ODs sharing interesting cases on a variety of primary eyecare topics. The popular, interactive Learning Lounges are back as well. Dr. Chris Wolfe will provide a review of important changes in third party reimbursement.

We encourage you to register your staff, too. Two tracks of education of education are planned for paras with an emphasis on courses that will count toward re-certification or prepare your staff for getting newly-certified.  Enhancing the professional knowledge and commitment of staff-whether they are experienced veterans or new to the profession-- is another key benefit of the Fall Convention and we hope you'll take advantage!

The registration link above is only for Doctors for the Fall Convention - registration for paraoptometrics is separate and available here.You can register more than one Para at a time by clicking on "Register Additional Participants". Please contact us at 402.474.7716 or at noa@assocoffice.net with any questions.


OD Schedule - Thursday
OD Friday Schedule
OD Schedule - Saturday
Ben Casella

Dr. Benjamin Casella

Dr. Casella graduated from UABSO in 2007 and later completed his residency at State University of New York College in 2008. The third-generation optometrist now owns Casella Eye Center, his family's practice in Augusta, Georgia.

Casella serves as the chief optometric editor of Optometry Times, is on the AOA Evidence Based Optometry Committee and he has held positions within the Georgia Optometry Association. He was named Young OD of the South by SECO International in 2014 and Georgia Optometric Association Young OD of the Year. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a diplomat of the American Board of Optometry.

Dr. Marie Bodack

Dr. Marie Bodack

Dr. Bodack was on staff at the State University of New York State College of Optometry in the Pediatrics, Adult Primary Care and Vision Therapy Departments from 1999-2006. In 2006, she moved to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology, where she was on staff and had a faculty appointment through the University of Cincinnati, Department of Ophthalmology. In 2013, Dr. Bodack joined the Southern College of Optometry as the Chief of the Pediatric Primary Care.

Dr. Marie Bodack is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and a Diplomate in its Binocular Vision, Perception and Pediatric Optometry Section. She is also a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) and the European Academy of Optometry and Optics (EAOO). Dr. Bodack has lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of pediatric topics.