Register for the 2018 Opthalmic Medical Technology Meeting

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Location & Date

World Forestry Center 4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon
March 9, 2018 – 8:00am to 5:00pm

Registration Fee

$250 Early-Registration (before March 1st)
$275 After March 1st

Target Group

This program is designed for ophthalmic medical personnel, including assistants, technicians, technologists and registered nurses.  Education methods employed will include lecture, demonstration and audio/visual aids.


These courses have been awarded 7.5 JCAHPO credits.*

*These courses are not sponsored by JCAHPO; only reviewed for compliance with JCAHPO standards and criteria and awarded continuing education credit accordingly; therefore, JCAHPO cannot predict the effectiveness of the program or assure its quality in substance and presentation.

Agenda – Ophthalmic Medical Technology Meeting [subject to change]

Friday, March 9, 2018

8:00 – 8:30 AM Solar Retinopathy – Travis Redd, MD
8:30 – 9:00 AM Fundus Photography – Adeline Stone, COT, CRA, CDOS | Faculty Department Chair, Director of OMT Program | Portland Community College; Co-Presenter: Dinelli Monson, M.D.
9:00 – 9:30 AM Retinal Research Updates – Joe Simonett, MD
9:30  – 10:00 AM OCT-The Future and Beyond – Tim Boyce, MD
10:00 – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 – 10:45 AM Neuro-ophthalmology – Nate Law, MD
10:45 – 11:15 AM Nutrition and Eye Health – Brad Henriksen, MD
11:15 – 12:15 PM Lunch
12:15 – 1:15 PM Singing the Ophthalmic Blues: The use of Fundus Auto fluorescent Imaging in Ophthalmology – Denice Barsness, CRA, COMT, CDOS, ROUB; Co-Presenter: Dinelli Monson, M.D.
1:15 – 1:45 PM Cupped Out – Kishan Gupta, MD
1:45 – 2:15  PM Tips and Tricks in Retinoscopy – Nate Lambert, MD
2:15 – 3:00 PM Pediatrics and Ocular Motility – Kellyn Smith, MD
3:00 – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 – 4:00 PM  2017 Coding Update – Joy Woodke, COE, OCS | Oregon Eye Consultants, LLC
4:00 – 4:30 PM Evaluation Techniques & Identification of Abnormal Pupils – Caitlin Kakigi, MD
    4:30 – 5:00 PM Blue Light and Smart phones – Matt Duggan, MD 
    5:00 – 7:00 PM President’s Reception in the Museum

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this program, attendees should have gained knowledge of:

  • Understand the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and exam findings of solar retinopathy
  • Recognize the typical clinical course of solar retinopathy
  • Educate patients on how to prevent of this untreatable condition
  • Understand the evidence supporting different treatment options in various retinal diseases
  • Understand the risk and benefits of intravitreal injections
  • Be able to perform a standard neuro-ophthalmic exam
  • Be able to describe the expected physical exam and visual field changes for several neuro-ophthalmic conditions
  • Describe the difference fluorescein angiography and fundus Autofluoresence imaging (FAF)
  • List common diseases and disorders of the posterior segment and ONH that are best imaged by FAF
  • Have an increased understanding of the application of blue light auto fluorescent imaging in the retinal and neuro practice
  • Recognize patient needs regarding acute and chronic forms of glaucoma and understand different forms of glaucoma and anticipate possible treatments
  • Understand basic optics behind retinoscopy
  • Understand when to perform retinoscopy
  • Understand the steps of retinoscopy
  • Understand how retinoscopy can help diagnose different ophthalmic conditions
  • Measure visual acuity with developmentally-appropriate technique
  • Assess extraocular motility (versions and ductions) and eye alignment (cover-uncover test, cross-cover test)
  • Collect thorough history, including birth history, developmental milestones, medical/surgical/family history gained knowledge of reimbursement and compliance regulatory changes and how to apply changes to practices that will positively impact compliance and reimbursement
  • Describe efferent vs. afferent pupillary defects, describe exam techniques to identify these defects, and understand conditions that lead to an abnormal pupil exam
  • Discuss the current understanding of the effects of blue light on the retina
  • Understand levels of environmental and synthetic blue light exposure
  • Describe the natural circadian rhythm of the human body
  • Explain the impact of blue light on sleep patterns
  • Identify potential methods to avoid or mitigate blue light exposure.