2019 Annual Congress

  2019 Annual Congress

October 31, November 1, 2, & 3, 2019
The Embassy Suites
Charleston, WV






 
Hotel Reservations at the Embassy Suites:
To make a room reservation at the Embassy Suites, please contact the hotel by calling 304.347.8700.
The deadline to reserve a room reservation is October 10, 2019. After this date, the rooms in the room block will go back to full price and may possibly not be available.

- Single Rate: $129.00 per night + taxes & fees
- Double Rate: $129.00 per night + taxes & fees
- Triple Rate: $139.00 per night + taxes & fees
- Quad Rate: $149.00 per night + taxes & fees

NEW FOR 2019!  You may make your hotel reservation at the Embassy Suites online by clicking here.

 
 Registration Fees:

- AOA/WVAOP Member OD - Full Weekend: $375.00
- AOA/WVAOP Member OD - One Day Only: $175.00
- AOA/WVAOP Member OD - Retired/Life Member: $100.00
- NON Member OD - Full Weekend: $575.00
  **Please Note: All NON Members who register must pay $50.00 per CE hour in addition to the initial registration fee.
- NON Member OD - One Day Only: $375.00
  **Please Note: All NON Members who register must pay $50.00 per CE hour in addition to the initial registration fee.
- Optometry Student - FREE
- Paraoptometric Staff Member - $125.00 per person

**Please Note: Registration fees for Optometric Physicians includes the costs of breaks, lunches and reception foods.
**Please Note: Registration fees for Paraoptometric Staff includes the costs of breaks and reception foods.

 
Speakers: 

Optometric Physicians Speakers:

- Nathan Lighthizer, OD, FAAO
- Jeff Walline, OD, PhD
- Patrick Vollmer, OD, FAAO
- Jill Showalter, OD
- Jeff Sinclair, MD


Paraoptometric Staff Speakers:
- Rebecca Johnson, CPOT, COT, COE
- Bruce Kaplan, ABO
- Steve Potwin, OD
- Jill Showalter, OD
- Jennifer Stevens, OD
- Elicia Miller, OD

 
Schedule of Events:

Optometric Physicians Schedule:


Thursday, October 31, 2019:

- 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - "Examination of Infants & Toddlers" - Jeff Walline, OD, PhD
- 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - "Myopia Control" - 62039-GO - Jeff Walline, OD, PhD


Friday, November 1, 2019:
- 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM - Registration & Check In
- 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - "Comprehensive Co-Management" - Jeff Sinclair, MD (Joint class with Paraoptometric Staff)
- 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - "Establish a Dry Eye Treatment Protocol in an OD Practice" - 62515-AS - Jill Showalter, OD (Joint class with Paraoptometric Staff)
- 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Lunch for ODs only (Provided by the WVAOP) 
- 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - WVAOP Executive Board Meeting & Luncheon (Provided by the WVAOP)
- 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - "Oral Pharmaceuticals" - 62299-OP - Patrick Vollmer, OD
- 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Break with Exhibitors
- 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - "Pharmacology Updates"- 62301-PH - Patrick Vollmer, OD
- 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - "5 O'Clock Somewhere" - 62301-PH - Patrick Vollmer, OD
- 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Exhibitor Extravaganza
- 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Annual Christi's Charity Silent Auction


Saturday, November 2, 2019:
- 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM - "Swollen Optic Nerve - Now What?" - 51677-PS - Nathan Lighthizer, OD
- 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - "Going Viral HZO, HSW, EKC" - 62264-AS - Nathan Lighthizer, OD
- 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - "OCT Glaucoma" - 52685-PD - Nathan Lightizer, OD
- 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - WVAOP Membership Meeting & Luncheon (Lunch for ODs only)
- 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - "Lumps & Bumps - Injections" - 62433-SP - Nathan Lighthizer, OD
- 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - "In-Office Electrodiagnostics" - 63288-PD - Nathan Lighthizer, OD


Sunday, November 3, 2019:
- 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - "CPR - Session #1" (Joint class with Paraoptometric Staff)
     **Please Note: You must pre-register for CPR. CPR is an additional $25.00 per person.
- 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - "CPR - Session #2" (Joint class with Paraoptometric Staff)
     **Please Note: You must pre-register for CPR. CPR is an additional $25.00 per person.
- 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - "TBD" - Jill Showalter, OD



Paraoptometric Staff Schedule:

Friday, November 1, 2019:
- 7:00 AM to 7:45 AM - Registration & Check In
- 7:45 AM to 8:00 AM - Welcome - Mark Cinalli, OD, FAAO - WVAOP President
- 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - "Comprehensive Co-Management" - Jeff Sinclair, MD (Joint class with Optometric Physicians)
- 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM - "Harmful Blue Light (HEV), Concerns & Management" - Bruce Kaplan, ABO
- 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM - "Freeform/Digital Lenses and Their Benefits" - Bruce Kaplan, ABO
- 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM - Break
- 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM - "Establish a Dry Eye Treatment Protocol in an OD Practice" - Jill Showalter, OD (Joint class with Optometric Physicians)
- 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM - Lunch (On Your Own)
- 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM - "Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease" - Rebecca Johnson, CPOT
- 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM - "Testing Visual Activity" - Rebecca Johnson, CPOT
- 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM - Break with Exhibitors
- 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - "Telephone Triage" - Rebecca Johnson, CPOT
- 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Exhibitor Extravaganza
- 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Annual Christi's Charity Silent Auction

Saturday, November 2, 2019:
- 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM - Registration & Check In
- 8:00 AM to 8:15 AM - Welcome - TW Moore, OD - WVAOP President-Elect
- 8:15 AM to 9:15 AM - "Shhh...What HIPAA Wants You to Keep to Yourself" - Rebecca Johnson, CPOT
- 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM - "Refractive Errors Defined" - Rebecca Johnson, CPOT
- 10:15 AM to 10:30 AM - Break
- 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - "Exceeding Your Patient's Expectations" - Rebecca Johnson, CPOT
- 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Lunch (On Your Own)
- 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - "Curing the Catastrophe - Placenta Power" - Steve Potwin, OD
- 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - "Triage: To Overbook or Not to Overbook" - Steve Potwin, OD
- 3:00 PM to 3:15 PM - Break
- 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM - "Binocular Disorders and Vision Therapy" - Elicia Miller, OD
- 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM - "Say What?!" - Jennifer Stevens, OD

Sunday, November 3, 2019:
- 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - "CPR - Session #1" (Joint class with Optometric Physicians)
     **Please Note: You must pre-register for CPR. CPR is an additional $25.00 per person.
- 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - "CPR - Session #2" (Joint class with Optometric Physicians)
     **Please Note: You must pre-register for CPR. CPR is an additional $25.00 per person.


 
**All schedules, class titles, speakers, etc. are subject to change without any notice.

 
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