SWOS Golf & Resort Day

Join us for a day of golfing and CE at the Rocky Gap Casino, Resort & Golf September 18th – 20th, 2024. To view registration, our CE schedule, and speaker information, scroll down or click the menu above!

Rocky Gap Casino, Resort & Golf

16701 Lakeview Rd NE,
Flintstone, MD 21530
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Reference our group code GHR0924  to obtain the Southwestern Optometric Society reduced room rate when booking. Call 800-724-0828 to make your reservation today.

Book before August 18th! 

Ready to Golf?

11:00 AM: Golf Outing-Shotgun Start on Wednesday, September 18th. Please arrive and register between 10:00 and 10:45 am!
Lunch will be served after golf.

 

Not A Golfer?

Not a golfer, no worries! Enjoy the Casino at Rocky Gap or explore their amazing spa services

Schedule

Pending COPE accreditation. To view course numbers, view our full schedule below. To download and print the conference schedule, click here.

 

Wednesday, September 18, 2024

10:00 am – 10:45 am

Registration and Sign In

11:00 am

Shotgun Golf Start

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Signatures Bar and Grill Food and Reception

Thursday, September 19, 2024

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Check-In

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Industry Product Theater Talk 

9:00 am – 10:40 am

Glaucoma Update 2024
Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
2 Hours

10:40 am – 11:10 am

Exhibit Hall and Coffee Break

11:10 am – 12:50 pm

Ocular Nutrition Tying Function, Structure, and Molecular Altogether
Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
90888-SD

12:50 pm – 2:10 pm

Lunch & Industry Product Theater Talk
Exhibit Hall

2:10 pm – 3:50 pm
Concurrent Lectures

Child Abuse Act 31
Cheryl Gonsman
2 Hours

Myopia Control for the Primary Care Optometrist
James Deom, OD
1 Hour

Neurotrophic or Neuropathic | Which one is it and What do I do?
James Deom, OD, MPH, FAAO, FSLS
1 Hour

3:50 pm – 4:10 pm

Exhibit Hall and Coffee Break

4:10 pm – 5:50 pm
Concurrent Lectures

Opioid Issues for the Patient and Practitioner
Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
88256 – PH
2 Hours

Ocular Manifestations of Hypertension, Diabetes, Thyroid Conditions, and Hypercholesterolemia
James Deom, OD, MPH, FAAO, FSLS
2 Hours

5:50 pm

Conference Adjourns – Enjoy Your Evening

Friday, September 19, 2024

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Check-In

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Industry Product Theater Talk 

9:00 am – 10:40 am

Pediatric Review for the Eye Care Practitioner
Nora Conway, OD
2 Hours

10:40 am – 11:00 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am – 12:40 pm

Pharmaceutical Update 2024
Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
90926-PH
2 Hours

12:40 pm

Conference Adjourns – Enjoy Your Day

Speakers

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.

 

 

Dr. Nora Conway

Dr. Nora Conway is a 2014 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. Prior to graduation, Dr. Conway completed her externships in different locations and specialties including primary care, eye disease, contact lenses and Pediatrics. In 2020, Dr. Conway completed a Residency in Pediatrics, Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation through Pacific University. In 2018 and 2022, Dr. Conway was awarded Southwestern Pennsylvania Young Optometrist of the Year.

Dr. Conway is the current president of the local Southwest Optometric Society, is active with the Pennsylvania Optometric Association and is a member of the American Optometric Association. She completed the AOA and POA leadership programs in 2022. After completing her residency, Dr. Conway opened a private practice in Ebensburg, PA, which emphasizes diagnosis and treatment of binocular vision disorders.

 

James Deom, OD, MPH, FAAO

Dr. Deom is a practice owner of a growing two location multi-specialty group in Northeastern Pennsylvania called Hazleton and Stroudsburg Eye Specialists. Dr. Deom enjoys a vast array of clinical focuses including scleral lenses, dry eye, brain injury, and the public health implications of systemic disease management by the Doctor of Optometry. Dr. Deom is a proud member of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association’s Board of Directors, and has held numerous other leadership roles in organized optometry. He continues to be a voice within the American Optometric Association as one of 50 Federal Advocacy Representative’s throughout the country. Dr. Deom co-hosts a weekly podcast entitled Try Not to Blink covering a vast array of optometry related topics. Dr. Deom is a proud Father and husband to his daughter Brynn, Son Franklin, and wife Jillian. Dr. Deom is an avid triathlete having completed numerous  marathons, triathlons and 5 Ironman Triathlons—with one on deck for September 2020 in Chattanooga TN.

Cheryl Gonsman

Cheryl Gonsman is currently employed with Family Services Incorporated. She has been with family services for almost 23 years. She initially started her career as a volunteer. After serving as a volunteer for a year she was then hired as the legal advocate for the Victim services Program. She also served as the agency Development Director and the Community Liaison.

Her current position is as the Victim Services Direct Services Supervisor and has held this position for 8 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Penn State University. She has also had extensive training in various areas of victimization from noted organizations such as Pa Coalition to Advance Respect (formerly Pa Coalition Against Rape), Pa Coalition Against Domestic Violence and National Center for Victims of Crime. She is approved by the state to be a Trainer for the Mandated Child Abuse Reporter training.

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