FCO International Annual Conference
October 31-November 2, 2008
Brown County State Park, Nashville, Indiana (near Bloomington)
Since 1987 the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, International has been hosting annual educational conferences. It has been our goal in each of these conferences to provide quality optometric education along with mission-oriented programming for Christian optometrists and optometry students—all in a friendly, family environment. We are pleased to announce that our next conference will be held October 31-November 2, 2008 at Brown County State Park near Bloomington, Indiana. Ten to twelve hours of COPE-approved continuing education will be offered.
 
Register now for the FCO Conference!
The conference includes:
  • Inspirational programs
  • Reports from missionary optometrists
  • Optometry student meetings
  • Twelve hours of continuing education
  • Saturday evening banquet
  • Great fellowship and food
  • Free time for exploring the state park and vicinity
 
To register:  Top
 
To make room reservations:  Top
  1. Call Abe Martin Lodge at 812-988-4418.
  2. Give them our conference rate group code of 1007F for reduced conference room prices. (We have both lodge rooms and cabins reserved for FCO Conference attendees.) If you plan on coming Thursday evening, be sure to reserve your room for Thursday night.
[If you would rather make your room reservations on line, go to indianainns.com, click on Abe Martin Lodge, then on “specials, packages, reservations,” then on “Reservation Wizard.” Be sure to include our group code.]
 
If you have questions?  Top
General questions? Call FCO at 270-469-9145 or write fcoint@comcast.net.
Continuing education questions? Call Dr. Kelly Frantz at 312-949-7281 or write kfrantz@ico.edu.
 
 
Conference Program  Top
 
Friday, October 31, 2008
8:30 a.m. - 5:20 p.m.   Continuing Education (Melodean Hall)—Box lunches provided
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner (on your own)
8:00 - 9:30 p.m. Opening Program (Melodean Hall)
9:30 p.m. Fellowship
 
Saturday, November 1, 2008
6:30 - 7:00 a.m.   Devotional (Preniss Hall)
7:00 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast (on your own)
8:00 - 9:50 a.m. Continuing Education (Melodean Hall)
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Student Meeting (Preniss Hall)
10:15 - 12:00 p.m. Mission Presentations and Discussion
Noon Lunch (on your own)
 
Afternoon Freetime—Student activity to be announced
 
6:00 - 7:15 p.m. Banquet (Abe Martin Lodge)
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Inspirational Meeting (Melodean Hall)
9:00 p.m. Fellowship
 
Sunday, November 2, 2008
6:30 - 7:00 a.m.   Devotional (Preniss Hall)
7:00 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast (on your own)
8:00 - 9:50 a.m. Continuing Education (Melodean Hall)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Student Meeting (Preniss Hall)
10:00 - 10:30 Room Checkout
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Closing Program
Noon Adjourn
 
Featured Conference Speaker  Top
 
Dr. Evvy Campbell will be the featured speaker at the Friday and Saturday evening sessions.
Evvy is Chair of Intercultural Studies at Wheaton College in the graduate programs where she has taught for twelve years in the areas of intercultural communication, public health, principles and theology of development, cross-cultural teaching and learning, and cross-cultural research. Prior to that Evvy served two terms with Wesleyan World Missions at Kamakwie Hospital in Sierra Leone, West Africa and for nine year with MAP International where she coordinated health and development workshops and was Director of International Health. She has been editor of the AERDO Occasional Papers Series, Ethical Issues in Health-Related Missions, and The Church’s Response to the Challenge of AIDS/HIV: A Guideline for Education and Policy Development. Evvy has a Ph.D. from Michigan State and a Certificate in Tropical Community Medicine and Health from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. She is a board member of World Hope, on the steering committee of Micah Challenge US, a member of the Billy Graham Center Advisory Committee, and Senior Associate of Holistic Mission for the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization.

Evvy was well received as a speaker at the 2003 FCO conference in Pensacola, Florida. She is married to Dr. Gary Campbell. The Campbells live in Wheaton, Illinois.
 
Conference Worship Leader  Top
Tim Shockley will be the worship leader at the Friday and Saturday evening sessions.

Tim has been involved in local church music ministry for over 20 years. He received a Bachelor’s of Music degree from Carson-Newman College and a Master’s of Theology from Campbellsville University. As well as serving as a Minister of Music, Tim has led worship for many revivals and Christian conferences. After serving in full-time local church ministry for many years, Tim was led to begin serving as a chaplain with Hospice of Central KY in 2002. Also, he was recently called to a bi-vocational music ministry position with Cecilia (KY) Baptist Church. Tim is married to Deirdre and they have three children: Jessica, Jonathan, and Benjamin. The Shockleys live in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
 
Continuing Education Schedule  Top
Continuing Education sponsored by the Indiana University
School of Optometry
 
Friday, October 31, 2008
8:30 - 9:20 AM
Joseph Pizzimenti, OD
Co-management of Retinal Disease (1 hour)
9:30 - 10:20 AM
Joseph Pizzimenti, OD
Rosacea Review (1 hour)
10:30 - 12:20 PM
Joseph Pizzimenti, OD
Conversations in Glaucoma (2 hours; optional exam available)
1:30 - 2:20 PM
Susan Kovacich, OD
Why Si Hy? Silicone Hydrogel Lenses (1 hour)
2:30 - 4:20 PM
Susan Kovacich, OD
The Art and Science of Bifocal Contact Lenses (2 hours; optional exam available)
4:30 - 5:20 PM
Susan Kovacich, OD
When Good Lenses Go Bad—Managing Contact Lens Related Complications (1 hour)
Saturday, November 1, 2008
8:00 - 9:50 AM
Joseph Pizzimenti, OD
Uveitis and Associated Conditions (2 hours; optional exam available)
Sunday, November 2, 2008
8:00 - 9:50 AM
Lon EuDaly, OD
Refractive Surgery Perspectives (1978 to 2008 and Beyond) (2 hours)
COPE approval has been granted for 12 hours of regular CE credit.
Dr. Pizzimenti's presentations sponsored by Alcon.
Dr. Kovacich's presentations sponsored by Bausch & Lomb.
 
2008 FCO Conference Course Descriptions  Top
 
Joseph Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO
COPE 21534-PS (posterior segment)Co-management of Retinal Disease (1 hour)
This interactive course uses clinical cases to present timely topics in the co-management of retinal disease. Participants will enhance their clinical knowledge base about nutritional aspects of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and gain new insight into pharmacologic treatment for post-operative cystoid macular edema (CME).
COPE 17036-SD (systemic/ocular disease)Rosacea Review (1 hour)
This course reviews the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of rosacea and its ocular complications. The course will describe the common symptoms, signs, and stages of the condition, as well as new developments in the areas of rosacea triggers and classification.
COPE 22537-GL (glaucoma)Conversations in Glaucoma (2 hours)
This course provides a survey of new knowledge and recent developments in glaucoma pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management. Topics include neuroprotection, angle-closure glaucoma, normal tension glaucoma, first-line drug therapies, laser and surgical developments, and new technology.
COPE 22535-SD (systemic/ocular disease)Uveitis and Associated Conditions (2 hours)
The goal of this course is to provide a review of current topics in uveitis and associated conditions, emphasizing diagnosis, treatment, new knowledge and research. Covered topics include pathogenesis, etiologies, systemic associations, and differential diagnoses.
 
Susan Kovacich, OD, FAAO
COPE 19568-CL (contact lenses)Why SiHy? Fitting Silicone Hydrogel Lenses (1 hour)
This course will present the properties of silicone hydrogel contact lenses. The benefits offered and problems encountered when fitting silicone hydrogel lenses will be presented, and the different lens brands and materials currently available will be discussed.
COPE 21396-CL (contact lenses)Fitting Soft Bifocal Contact Lenses (2 hours)
The purpose of this course is to review the management of presbyopia with soft bifocal contact lenses, including new lens designs.
COPE 19570-CL (contact lenses)When Good Lenses Go Bad: Managing Contact Lens Complications (1 hour)
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of common contact lens complications, differential diagnoses, and review of management and treatment, including newer therapeutic modalities.
 
Lon EuDaly, OD
COPE 22536-RS
(refractive surgery management)
Refractive Surgery Perspectives—
1978- 2008 and Beyond (1 hour)
This course will give an overview of refractive surgery past, present, and future. It will highlight both corneal and intraocular developments, with special emphasis on pre-operative patient counseling to properly set expectations before surgery.
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