Event Details

Back To The Future: Advanced Posterior Pathology

Sunday, September 25 | 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM ET | Zoom Webinar

Registration Options

PECAA Max Member

This 6-hour CE event is a PECAA Max membership
benefit at NO COST to PECAA Max members.

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PECAA (HEA) Advantage Member

Early Bird (through 9/16/22) – $75
Standard (through 9/24/22) – $85

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Early Bird (through 9/16/22) – $95
Standard (through 9/24/22) – $105

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Please Note: Registration will end at 11:59 PM Pacific Time on Saturday, September 24.
If you need assistance when registering, contact our Director of Member Education at 971.362.2866 or education@pecaa.com.


Event Summary

PECAA is pleased to announce its next education event: Back To The Future: Advanced Posterior Pathology. Taking place on Sunday, September 25th, this event provides up to six (6) hours of COPE-approved clinical continuing education to optometrists across the country and will be presented in an interactive online Zoom webinar format. COPE rules for the remainder of 2022 allow interactive virtual webinars to count as online clinical education, with no testing requirement.

Each PECAA education event provides impactful instruction on a targeted area relevant to contemporary eye care practice. The September 25th event focuses on opportunities to advance the clinical care of patients with advanced posterior segment pathology. Attendees will expand their knowledge on common and rare retinal pathology, including differentiating vision loss due to retinal causes and optic neuropathies, as well as emerging management options for macular degeneration. In addition, attendees will enhance their clinical skills in diagnosing and distinguishing retinal and posterior segment tumors as well as implementing the latest in myopia management.

Back To The Future: Advanced Posterior Pathology is open to all optometrists nationwide, including PECAA members and non-members alike, and we look forward to welcoming you to this event.


Our Speakers

Mark A. Friedberg, MD and Diana L. Shechtman, OD, FAAO

Katie Connolly, OD, FAAO and Joseph J. Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO, FORS, FNAP

Event Agenda

Agenda For Back To The Future: Advanced Posterior Pathology – 6 Hours CE Credit(09/25/2022)
COPE Event ID: 124485
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10:30 AM — Webinar Opens

11:00 – 11:15 AM — Webinar Begins: Announcements And Introductions
Please Note: All participants must be online at this time in order to receive full credit.

11:15 AM – 12:55 PM — What The ?&! Is That… And What Do I Do?

Speaker: Mark A. Friedberg, MD
CE Hours: 2 COPE Course ID: 76072-PS
This course will show numerous common and rare (but important) retinal conditions and will teach the attendee how to recognize and distinguish the various conditions. A section on distinguishing retinal causes of visual loss from optic neuropathies will be included. Management of the conditions will also be discussed.

12:55 – 1:05 PM — Q&A

1:10 – 2:00 PM — Tumor Or Not: You Make The Call

Speaker: Diana L. Shechtman, OD, FAAO
CE Hours: 1 COPE Course ID: 76145-PS
The proper diagnosis of a posterior segment ocular lesion may be challenging. This course reviews a variety of posterior ocular lesions, highlighting the associated underlying systemic disease. Proper management and possible treatment will be emphasized.

2:00 – 2:10 PM — Q&A

2:10 – 2:30 PM — Break

2:30 – 3:20 PM — Myopia Management Considerations For Those With Intellectual Disabilities

Speaker: Katie Connolly, OD, FAAO
CE Hours: 1 COPE Course ID: 76893-GO
Myopia might be the hottest topic in optometry right now. With hundreds of peer reviewed papers being published each year, this is an area that is quickly evolving, and optometry is on the forefront to improve the future lives of our children. Those with IDD have a higher rate of myopia, so can this population also benefit from myopia management? This course will discuss the epidemiology of myopia in the general and IDD population. The course will cover available and up-and-coming myopia management options and how management may need to be altered to accommodate those with ID.

3:20 – 3:30 — Q&A

3:35 – 5:15 PM — Emerging Trends In Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Speaker: Joseph J. Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO, FORS, FNAP
CE Hours: 2 COPE Course ID: 76081-PS
A growing body of evidence suggests that both genetic and nutritional factors contribute to the development and progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). To some extent, AMD prevention and management may be nutrition-responsive. This course discusses the epidemiology, risk factors, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of AMD with an emphasis on clinical application of new knowledge. Case examples are used to illustrate clinical applications.

5:15 – 5:30 PM — Q&A, Conclusion and Adjournment

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Thank You To Our Supporting Vendor Partners!

This event is supported by the following PECAA vendor partners.
We sincerely thank them for their support!

CooperVision Specialty EyeCare
Visible Genomics
ZEISS Vision Care

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