FCO International Annual Conference
October 23-25, 2009
Brown County State Park, Nashville, Indiana (near Bloomington)
 
To Register…  Top
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To Make Room Reservations…  Top
  1. Call central reservations for Abe Martin Lodge at 877-563-4371.
  2. Give them our conference rate group code of “1022FO” for reduced conference room prices. [Please notice that the last digit for our group code is the letter “O” and not the number zero.] We have both lodge rooms and cabin rooms 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 online, go to www.indianainns.com, click on Abe Martin Lodge, then on “specials, packages, reservations,” then on “Reservation Wizard.” Be sure to include our group code and remember to distinguish between the number “0” and the letter “O”.)
 
Pictures from the 2008 Conference.:  Top
Plaque Presentation        Tim, Karl, and Kelly
Glenn Herringshaw presents a plaque of appreciation to Jay McDonald, of Luxotica Group. Luxotica’s Gift of Sight program was the vehicle for an extremely generous donation of lab equipment for Nancy Herbster’s new school in The Congo.
       Tim Shockley led music during the inpirational meetings, and is seen here with Karl and Kelly Frantz singing a trio.
Ryan Price        Kingsly Alohan
Ryan Price shared his testimony and how God called him to full time optometric mission work. He praises God for the miraculous timing that allowed him to spend his first week with Shelly Kaluf during her last week in service at the Christianville eye clinic in Haiti.       
Kingsley Alohan, founder of FCO Nigeria, sent these photos and a letter of encouragement that was read during the evening service. Kingsley has been in contact with FCO leaders for several years, and has laid the groundwork for an official FCO Nigeria organization purposes and ideals modeled after FCO, International. FCO Nigeria was birthed in August, 2007 and has about 55 members.
Dennis Cowley        Time Shockley and Evvy Campbell
Dennis Cowley shares photos and lessons learned from a recent mission trip to Jamaica.
      
Tim Shockley and Evvy Campbell contributed greatly to the inspirational program on Friday and Saturday evenings. Tim led music and Evvy was the main speaker for the two evening sessions. Evvy was brought back by popular demand after an appearance a few years ago at one of the FCO conferences held in Pensacola, Florida.
 
Slides from 2009 Continuing Education Lectures:  Top
 
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 23, 2009
8:30 a.m. - 5:20 p.m.   Continuing Education
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Opening Program: Featured Speaker — Dr. Richard E. Anderson
9:00 p.m. Snacks and Fellowship
 
Saturday, October 24, 2009
7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Continuing Education
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Student Meeting: Dr. Kyle Cheatham
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Dr. Kerry Reeves: Me? In Haiti
Dr. Ryan Price: How do I know what He’s asking?
Dr. William Brown: How does faith impact your work?
 
Afternoon Freetime and Student Activities
 
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Banquet at Abe Martin Lodge (included in registration fee)
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Inspirational Meeting: Featured Speaker — Dr. Richard E. Anderson
9:00 p.m. Snacks and Fellowship
 
Sunday, October 25, 2009
7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Continuing Education
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Student Meeting: Dr. Kyle Cheatham
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Room Checkout
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Closing Program: Featured Speaker — Dr. Richard E. Anderson
 
Featured Conference Speaker  Top
 
Dr. Richard E. Anderson will be the featured speaker at the 2009 FCO Conference.
Rick is particularly well qualified to address optometrists and other professionals. He is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Optometry and has been in private practice in Rockford, Illinois for many years. He is also a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and has acquired a wealth of experience in preaching and teaching the Word of God. Rick is the Teaching Director of Men’s Community Bible Study Class in Rockford. As at previous conferences, his messages are sure to be edifying and biblically relevant. He and Ann are the parents of two grown children, Jenny, who is married to Dave Bernthal, and Haddon. He will speak on Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday morning.
   
Picture of Rick Anderson
 
Conference Worship Leader  Top
 
Tim Shockley will once again serve as the conference worship leader.
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
 
All courses are COPE-approved.
 
Friday, October 23, 2009
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Kyle Cheatham, OD
Advanced Interpretation of Uveitis (1 hour; Category: Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease: Anterior Segment, COPE 25494-AS)
9:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Richard Jamara, OD
Low Vision Rehabilitation: Entry Level Strategies to Treat the Patient with Visual Impairment (3 hours, optional exam available; Category: low vision, COPE 25493-LV)
12:30 - 1:15 PM
Lunch (provided to all who register for CE)
1:30 - 2:20 PM
John Gelvin, OD
Glaucoma Laser Update 2009 (1 hour; Category: glaucoma, COPE 12947-GL)
2:30 - 3:20 PM
William Brown, OD, PhD
Cortical Images, Both Great and Small: Clinical Approaches to Anisometropia and Aniseikonia (1 hour; Category: general optometry, COPE 25458-GO)
3:30 - 5:20 PM
William Brown, OD, PhD
The ART of Refraction and Prescribing: When Raw Data is Not Sufficient (2 hours, optional exam available; Category: general optometry, COPE 25457-GO)
Saturday, October 24, 2009
8:00 - 9:50 AM
John Gelvin, OD
Glaucoma: Competition, What Competition? (2 hours, optional exam available; Category: glaucoma, COPE 25456-GL)
Sunday, October 25, 2009
8:00 - 9:50 AM
Lon EuDaly, OD
Refractive Surgery Perspectives: Post-op Management Pearls (2 hours; Category: refractive surgery management, COPE 25492-RS)
essilor logo  Program sponsored in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Essilor USA.
 
2009 FCO Conference Course Descriptions  Top
and Speaker Biographies
 
Kyle Cheatham, O.D., F.A.A.O.
COPE 25494-ASAdvanced Interpretation of Uveitis
(1 hour; Category: Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease: Anterior Segment)
This course will start with the basics and quickly build your foundation of knowledge to give you a solid approach to managing uveitis patients, including a working list of systemic conditions to consider for uveitis diagnosis.
Dr. Cheatham is a graduate of Indiana University School of Optometry. In 2005, he completed his residency in ocular disease and low-vision rehabilitation at the VA Medical Center in Kansas City. He is an adjunct faculty member at several optometry schools and is student coordinator of Heartland Eye Consultants, a secondary care referral center. He is also employed at Creighton University Medical Center, a trauma center, where he enjoys working with difficult disease cases. Dr. Cheatham recently authored “KMK Basic Science Part One Review,” which is being used in over 75% of the optometry schools nationwide. He lectures frequently at the optometry schools. Dr. Cheatham is currently the FCO student chapter coordinator. His passion is helping Christian students understand how to use their profession to glorify God.
 
Richard Jamara, O.D., F.A.A.O.
COPE 25493-LVLow Vision Rehabilitation: Entry Level Strategies to Treat the Patient with Visual Impairment
(3 hours; Category: Low Vision)
Strategies of primary care/ entry level low vision rehabilitation are presented using cases to demonstrate practical application of low vision rehabilitation. This interactive course will rate participants’ experience levels and understanding of the strategies presented.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil 4:13. This verse is displayed in Dr. Jamara’s office at the New England College of Optometry where he is the faculty advisor for the NECO FCO student chapter. He received his doctorate in Optometry in 1980. In 1995 Dr. Jamara joined the teaching faculty at the New England College of Optometry where he teaches in the Low Vision Rehabilitation course. Dr. Jamara is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and interested in research that involves the quality of life for the low vision patient.
 
John Gelvin, O.D., F.A.A.O.
COPE 12947-GLGlaucoma Laser Update 2009
(1 hour; Category: Glaucoma)
When glaucoma medications are not enough or not appropriate, find out what lasers work for what forms of glaucoma. Indications, contraindications and post-operative management will all be discussed.
COPE 25456-GLGlaucoma: Competition, What Competition?
(2 hours; Category: Glaucoma)
This course will discuss the optometrist’s role in managing patients with glaucoma. Patient predisposition, concerns, and doctors’ beliefs will be examined. This will include results of clinical studies, cases, and treatment options.
Dr. Gelvin has practiced in Kansas City, MO for the past 10 years. He is currently owner and president of Omni Eye Centers of Kansas City; previously he provided patient care at Hunkeler Eye Institute. He focuses on diagnostic and therapeutic consultative glaucoma services. Dr. Gelvin earned his O.D. degree from the Indiana University School of Optometry and completed a residency in Advanced Ophthalmic Disease in Tahlequah and Oklahoma City, OK. He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor for UMSL College of Optometry. Dr. Gelvin’s scientific work has appeared in medical textbooks and journals including Optometry and Vision Science, Optometry Clinics, and Journal of the American Optometric Association. As part of his role in the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, he is Stateside Director of ChristianVision Eye Services to Haiti.
 
William L. Brown, O.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.O.
COPE 25458-GOCortical Images, Both Great and Small: Clinical Approaches to Anisometropia and Aniseikonia
(1 hour; Category: General Optometry)
Methods for modifying the prescription for patients with clinically significant anisometropia are presented, including script modification and iseikonic lenses. Prescription of vertical prism with a multifocal is discussed.
COPE 25457-GOThe ART of Refraction and Prescribing: When Raw Data is Not Sufficient
(2 hours; Category: General Optometry)
Techniques and suggestions for making the refraction and the prescription of glasses more effective are discussed, using cases to illustrate the principles.
Dr. Bill Brown received his O.D. degree from Illinois College of Optometry, an M.S. and Ph.D. in Physiological Optics from Ohio State University, and is a Diplomate in Low Vision of the American Academy of Optometry. He has taught geometrical optics, ophthalmic optics, low vision, and clinical care at both Illinois College of Optometry and the OSU College of Optometry. He has published papers and has lectured extensively on topics including low vision, aniseikonia, and ophthalmic optics. He currently teaches ophthalmology residents and does low vision and primary care optometry at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He participates in national and international committees on ophthalmic standards. He has participated in several mission trips to Mexico and is active in his local church.
 
Lon EuDaly, O.D.
COPE 25492-RSRefractive Surgery Perspectives: Post-op Management Pearls
(2 hours; Category: Refractive Surgery Management)
This course will give an overview of refractive surgery co-management. It will highlight both corneal and intraocular developments, with special emphasis on post-operative patient care after PRK, LASIK, phakic IOL’s, and presbyopic IOL implantation.
Dr. EuDaly works for Discover Vision Centers, the largest private group practice in the Kansas City area. The practice includes 16 ophthalmologists and 18 optometrists with nine locations including three surgery centers. Dr. EuDaly is part of the refractive surgery team and limits his practice to refractive surgery consultation, pre-op, and post-op care. He received his degree from the Indiana University School of Optometry in 1982 and did a clinical rotation at the Ireland Army Hospital in Fort Knox, KY. His memberships include the American Optometric Association and the Kansas Optometric Association.
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