Scottsdale 2024 Recap 

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EDUCATION & SPEAKERS

Courses

Friday, January 26, 2024

When Injured Eyes Knock
Roya Attar, OD
COPE#: 85056-TD  | FL: 20-1133992
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Diabetic Retinal Disasters: A Roadmap to Prevention
Roya Attar, OD
COPE#: 85055-TD | FL: 20-950643
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Phone a Friend: The Greatest Cases That I Never Saw
Joseph Sowka, OD
COPE#: 88012-NO | FL: 20-951095
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Rapid Fire Retina Round
Roya Attar, OD
COPE#: 86677-TD | FL: 20-950675
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The Crisis of Human Trafficking
Sarah Beaumont, MD
COPE#: 88547-PB
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Saturday, January 27, 2024

Thyroid Eye Disease: What Every Optometrist Needs to Know in 2024
Greg Caldwell, OD
COPE#: 88300-SD | FL: 20-1138340
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Eyelid and Conjunctiva Growths & Degenerations – From Benign to Terrifying
Pierce Kenworthy, OD
COPE#: 88254-TD | FL: 20-1134658
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Corneal Injuries, Dystrophies and Catastrophes – From Annoying to Destroying
Pierce Kenworthy, OD
COPE#: 88255-TD | FL: 20-1134696
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“Doctor, I See Double”: Diagnosing and Managing Patients with Diplopia
Joseph Sowka, OD
COPE#: 88257-NO | FL: 20-1135996
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Sunday, January 28, 2024

The Non-Healing Cornea: Neurotrophic Keratitis
Greg Caldwell, OD
COPE#: 88301-TD | FL: 20-950701
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Treatment of Pain Opioid Choices and Considerations
Greg Caldwell, OD
COPE#: 88542-PH | FL: 20-950741
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Prevention of Medical Errors
Joseph Sowka, OD
COPE#: 82936-EJ | FL: 20-1136074
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Opioid Issues for the Patient and Practitioner
Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
COPE#: 88256-PH | FL: 20-950803
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Florida Jurisprudence
Joseph Sowka, OD
COPE#: 89275-EJ | FL: 20-1098664
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Nutrition in Ocular Disease and Systemic Health
Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
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Education Sponsored By:

Greg Caldwell | Optometric Education Consultants

Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO

Greg Caldwell, O.D., is a 1995 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of  Optometry. He completed a one-year residency in primary care and ocular disease at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry (ABO), member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS), and member of the Optometric Wellness and Nutritional Society (OWNS). He currently works in Duncansville, Pennsylvania as an ocular disease consultant. Dr. Caldwell’s primary focus is the diagnosis and management of anterior and posterior segment ocular disease, and he has been a participant in multiple FDA investigations and trials. Dr. Caldwell has integrated nutrition, prevention, and wellness into his patient care. He practices integrative optometry. Dr. Caldwell is a co-founder of Optometric Education Consultants and co-administrator of OCT Connect on Facebook. Dr. Caldwell has lectured extensively throughout the county and over thirteen countries internationally. In 2010 he served as President of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association (POA) and served on the AOA Board of Trustees 2013-2016. He is President of the Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind.

 

 

Joseph Sowka | Optometric Education Consultants

 

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate

Dr. Joseph Sowka is an attending optometric physician at Center for Sight in Sarasota and Venice, Florida, a large medical-surgical practice where he focuses on glaucoma and neuro- ophthalmic disease management. He is the residency education coordinator at Center for Sight. He is also Director of Optometric Business Development for US EYE. He was formerly Professor of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry for 28 years where he served numerous academic and administrative roles. Dr. Sowka is a founding member of both the Optometric Glaucoma Society and Optometric Retina Society. He is also the Founder and former Chair of the Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders in Optometry Special Interest Group for the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Sowka is a Glaucoma Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry. In 2021 and 2022, he was ranked #4 optometrist in the US by Newsweek magazine “America’s Best Eye Doctors” list. In 2023, he was ranked #1 optometrist in the US Newsweek ratings. He is a partner and co-owner of Optometric Education Consultants.

 

Joseph Sowka | Optometric Education Consultants

Sarah Beaumont, MD

Sarah Beaumont, MD is a pediatrician at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She is currently medical director of Homeless Youth Outreach which provides mobile based services to homeless and at risk youth in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. She is also actively involved in residency education and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Beaumont has been a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Human Trafficking since 2018 and is currently serving as Co-Chair of the Victim Services Committee.

Pierce Kenworthy, OD

Dr. Pierce Kenworthy completed his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and then earned his Doctor of Optometry degree at the Arizona College of Optometry. He completed a Family Practice Residency at the University of Houston College of Optometry and then worked in a private practice in the Houston Medical Center. He is now an associate professor at the Arizona College of Optometry, where he has been since 2017.

Roya Attar, OD, MBA, DHA, FAAO

Dr. Attar is an Associate Professor and Director of Optometric Services at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She also has an MBA and most recently graduated with a Doctorate in Health Administration. She's a fellow of the AAO, chairs the Retina special interest group, a member of the AOA Leadership Development Committee, and president of her local optometric society. Her achievements include being named the Young OD of the Year in Mississippi in 2019, SECO Young OD of the Year, AOA

TQ EXAMS

Friday

When Injured Eyes Knock

Roya Attar, OD

Phone a Friend: The Greatest Cases That I Never Saw

Joe Sowka, OD

Diabetic Retinal Disasters: A Roadmap to Prevention

Roya Attar, OD, MBA, FAAO

Saturday

Thyroid Eye Disease: What Every Optometrist Needs to Know in 2024

Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO

Corneal Injuries, Dystrophies and Catastrophes – From Annoying to Destroying

Pierce Kenworthy, OD

Eyelid and Conjunctiva Growths & Degenerations - From Benign to Terrifying

Pierce Kenworthy, OD

“Doctor, I See Double”: Diagnosing and Managing Patients with Diplopia

Joseph Sowka, OD

Sunday

Opioid Issues for the Patient and Practitioner

Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO