FCO International Annual Conference
November 4-6, 2011
Brown County State Park, Nashville, Indiana (near Bloomington)
 
To Register…  Top
 
To Make Room Reservations…  Top
Each person must make their own reservation by calling the central reservation service. The number is: 1-877-563-4371. You will give them the FCO group code number which is 1103FC. At this time you will be able to choose a room type from the held block of rooms and the number of nights you would like to stay. After making your selection you will need to give the attendant a deposit to hold the room. The total amount of the deposit will be the total for the first night’s stay in the room you have chosen. The deposit can be taken over the phone with a credit or debit card.
 
If you have questions?  Top
General questions? Call FCO at 270-469-9145 or write fcoint@windstream.net.
Continuing education questions? Call Dr. Kelly Frantz at 312-949-7281 or write kfrantz@ico.edu.
 
 
Conference Program  Top
 
Friday, November 4, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 5:20 p.m.   Continuing Education
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner (on your own)
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Opening Program: Featured Speaker — Dr. Nancy Herbster
9:00 p.m. Snacks and Fellowship
 
Saturday, November 5, 2011
7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Breakfast (on your own)
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. - Noon Dr. Valerie Colby, Honduras
Dr. Ryan Price, Haiti
Mr. Randy Carey, MedSend
 
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 Speakers — Dr. Nancy Herbster
and Dr. Dennis Cowley
9:00 p.m. Snacks and Fellowship
 
Sunday, November 6, 2011
7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Breakfast (on your own)
8:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Continuing Education
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Checkout
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Closing Worship: Featured Speaker — Dr. Nancy Herbster
 
Featured Conference Speaker  Top
 
Continuing Education Schedule  Top
Continuing Education sponsored by the Indiana University
School of Optometry and the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, International
 
COPE Accreditation granted for this program (Event #102760).
 
Friday, November 4, 2011
8:30 - 10:30 AM
    Kyle Cheatham, OD — Optic Neuropathies and Glaucoma: Assessment, Differential Diagnosis, Treatment and Management
    (2 hours, optional exam available; Category: Glaucoma)
10:40 - 12:30 AM
    Joseph Pizzimenti, OD — Pharmacotherapy of Ocular Disease: My Dozen “Go-to” Drugs
    (2 hours, optional exam available; Category: Pharmacology)
12:30 - 1:15 PM
    Lunch (provided to all who register for CE)
1:30 - 3:20 PM
    Joseph Pizzimenti, OD — Optical Coherence Tomography in Ocular Disease
    (2 hours, optional exam available; Category: Systemic/Ocular Disease)
3:30 - 5:20 PM
    Joseph Pizzimenti, OD — The Eye in Obesity
    (2 hours; Category: Systemic/Ocular Disease)
Saturday, November 5, 2011
8:00 - 9:50 AM
    Kia Eldred, OD — Management of the Acquired Brain Injury Patient
    (2 hours, optional exam available; Category: Low Vision)
Sunday, November 6, 2011
8:00 - 8:50 AM
    Daniel Smith, OD — Streff Syndrome, Hysterical Amblyopia and Malingering: A Clinical Perspective
    (1 hour; Category: Functional Vision/Pediatrics)
9:00 - 9:50 AM
    Daniel Smith, OD — Simplifying Differential Diagnosis in Pediatric Disease Cases
    (1 hour; Category: Functional Vision/Pediatrics)
Hoya logo    Essilor logo    
Program sponsored in part by unrestricted educational grants from Hoya Vision Care and Essilor of America.
 
2011 FCO Conference Course Descriptions  Top
and Speaker Biographies
 
Kyle Cheatham, OD, FAAO
Optic Neuropathies and Glaucoma: Assessment, Differential Diagnosis, Treatment and Management
(2 hours, optional exam available; Category: Glaucoma)
An unhealthy optic nerve can appear one of four ways — this course will focus on excavation. This course will provide a logical approach to glaucoma assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment, and management.
Picture of Kyle Cheatham 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. His company, KMK, is also offering review courses for board certification. Dr. Cheatham is currently a member of the FCO Board of Directors and the FCO student chapter coordinator. His passion is helping Christian students understand how to use their profession to glorify God.
 
Joseph Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO
Pharmacotherapy of Ocular Disease: My Dozen “Go-to” Drugs
(2 hours, optional exam available; Category: Oral Pharmaceuticals)
The ability to use pharmaceutical agents has enabled optometrists to become true primary health care providers. This course includes the use of drugs that are both topically applied and systemically administered. Clinical cases are used to illustrate indications, mechanisms of action, contraindications, adverse effects, and dosage of these therapeutic agents.
Optical Coherence Tomography in Ocular Disease
(2 hours, optional exam available; Category: Systemic/Ocular Disease)
On a daily basis, optometric physicians are faced with the responsibility of making decisions in the management of their patients who have diseases of the anterior segment, vitreous/retina, macula, and optic nerve. This course provides a comprehensive review of optical coherence tomography (OCT) using case examples to illustrate the clinical applications of OCT in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of various ocular diseases.
The Eye in Obesity
(2 hours; Category: Systemic/Ocular Disease)
The prevalence of obesity has reached epidemic proportions in many countries. Although its impact on overall health is well documented, less is known about the ocular manifestations of obesity. Among other eye diseases, obesity has been linked with cataract, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. This course provides a review of ocular and systemic manifestations of obesity. It discusses methods for optometrists to educate and encourage their patients.
Picture of Joseph Pizzimenti Dr. Pizzimenti is an Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. He is an internationally-recognized speaker on Ocular Disease. Dr. Pizzimenti has completed funded clinical research in the areas of diabetes, age-related macular degeneration, and low vision. His scientific articles and have appeared in Optometry and Vision Science, Pharmacotherapy, Optometry: Journal of the American Optometric Association, Optometric Education, The Diabetes Educator, Eye Care Review, The Internet Journal of Allied Health Science and Practice, Review of Optometry, Clinical and Experimental Optometry, and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Pizzimenti recently co-authored a chapter on Diabetic Retinopathy in the textbook entitled Diabetes in Black America: Public Health and Clinical Solutions to a National Crisis. Dr. Pizzimenti resides in Boca Raton, FL, with his wife, Dr. Claire Pizzimenti, and their three children.
 
Kia Eldred-McGee, OD, FAAO
Management of the Acquired Brain Injury Patient
(2 hours; Category: Low Vision)
The optometric diagnosis and management of acquired brain injury cases will be presented. Case examples and management strategies will be discussed including accommodative disorders, convergence disorders, cranial nerve palsies, visual field loss and hemi-spatial neglect.
Picture of Kia Eldred-McGee Dr. Eldred received her Optometry degree at the University Of Houston College of Optometry and served on the faculty there for 20 years. She currently is employed as a staff optometrist at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in the VISOR program. She is affiliated as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry and works with children with multiple disabilities in the NOVA clinic. Dr. Eldred had been a consultant at the Institute for Rehabilitation and Research in the Texas Medical Center for 18 years. She serves as a Vision Rehabilitation consultant to Region III and Region IV Educational Service Centers in the state of Texas. She is a Low Vision Diplomate in the American Academy of Optometry and serves as the Chair of the TBI Optometric Workgroup for the VA system. Other interests in optometry include international mission trips with the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists.
 
Daniel Smith, OD, FAAO
Streff Syndrome, Hysterical Amblyopia and Malingering: A Clinical Perspective
(1 hour; Category: Functional Vision/Pediatrics)
This course reviews shared and differentiating characteristics between hysterical amblyopia, Streff syndrome and malingering.
Simplifying Differential Diagnosis in Pediatric Disease Cases
(1 hour; Category: Functional Vision/Pediatrics)
This course reviews a variety of common pediatric disease processes.
Picture of Daniel Smith Dr. Smith received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in 1994. He completed a residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri where he continued to serve on the optometric staff until June of 2008. In addition to his position at Children’s Mercy, Dr. Smith also practiced in a private office in Lawrence, KS. Previous teaching appointments included serving as a clinical instructor at the Kansas University Medical Center from 1994-1996, an adjunct clinical preceptor for both Southern College of Optometry and University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Optometry. Most recently, Dr. Smith joined the faculty at Southern College of Optometry where he now serves as Chief of Pediatric Primary Care Services.
 
PowerPoint Slides for 2011 CE Courses  Top
2011 Cheatham — Optic Neuropathies and Glaucoma   .pptx  or  .pdf
2011 Pizzimenti — Pharmacotherapy   .pdf
2011 Pizzimenti — OCT   .pdf
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