2021 Virtual Conference

Join us for complimentary continuing education for OAO members and their staff. 

Registered for Symposium already? Then you’re ALREADY registered for OAOs Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Not taking in the virtual Conference but want to attend the business meeting of the association?  Click the Register Now button, fill in your information and select ‘OAO AGM ONLY’ when prompted.

March 27, 2021

Optometric Assistant Program

5 hours of CE

April 17-18, 2021


10 COPE CE credits
May 5-June 16, 2021


10 COPE CE credits

Registered for Symposium already? Then you’re ALREADY registered for OAOs Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Not taking in the virtual Conference but want to attend the business meeting of the association?  Click the Register Now button, fill in your information and select ‘OAO AGM ONLY’ when prompted.

Our Partners

OAO would like to thank the following 2021 Virtual Symposium Conference Partners for their support.

Silver Partners


Conference Details

TimeSession IDSpeakerLecture TitleHandout
9:00-10:00 a.m.1.01Dr. Susan ResnickOcular TerminologyVIEW
10:15-11:15 a.m.1.02Mr. Tom BowenLife/Practice ManagementVIEW
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.1.03Dr. Susan ResnickTelephone EtiquetteVIEW
1:00-2:00 p.m.1.04Dr. Manveen BediFront Desk Emergency TriageVIEW
2:15-3:15 p.m.1.05Dr. Manveen BediSpecialty Contact LensesVIEW

April 17, 2021

TimeSession IDSpeakerLecture TitleHandoutCOPE ID
8:30-9:30 a.m.President's Welcome & AwardsOAO President, Dr. Sheldon Salaba President's Welcome & Awards
9:45-10:45 a.m.2.01Dr. Leonard MessnerThe PupilVIEW71957-NO
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.2.02Dr. Paul KarpeckiThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective Anterior Uveitis ManagementVIEWCOPE Pending
12:30-1:30 p.m.2.03Dr. Leonard MessnerNeuro-Ophthalmic Manifestations of Alzheimer’s DiseaseVIEW71956-NO
1:45-2:45 p.m.2.04Dr. Paul KarpeckiWhat's New in Ocular Surface DiseaseVIEW69640-AS
3:00-4:00 p.m.2.05Dr. Bradley SuttonGetting to Know Your OCTVIEW71230-PD

April 18, 2021

TimeSession IDSpeakerLecture TitleHandoutCOPE ID
8:00-9:30 a.m.AGMAGMAGM
9:45-10:45 a.m.3.01Dr. Murray FingeretMy Favorite Glaucoma CasesVIEW70582-GL
11:00-12:00 p.m.3.02Dr. Murray FingeretNew Horizons in GlaucomaVIEW70581-GL
12:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.3.03Dr. Jill AutryMRIs, CTs and Labwork, Oh MyVIEW70856-PD
1:45-2:45 p.m.3.04Dr. Blair LonsberryOral Pharmaceuticals in Anterior Segment DiseaseVIEW69629-OP
3:00-4:00 p.m.3.05Dr. Jill AutryCurrent Protocols in Oral and Topical MedicationsVIEW70844-PH
Date, Time: 8:00 p.m.Session IDSpeakerLecture TitleCOPE IDHandout
May 104.01Dr. Blair LonsberryEyelid Lumps and Bumps 72189-ASDownload
May 124.02Dr. DeAnn FitzgeraldPrimary Care ODs and mTBI’s72350-NODownload
May 264.04Ms. Jackie JoachimBuying and selling a practice72543-PMDownload
May 314.05Dr. Efrem MandelcornFlashes, Floaters and Retinal Detachment72399-PSDownload
June 24.06Dr. DeAnn FitzgeraldODs and Child mTBI72543-PMDownload
June 74.07Dr. Jeffry GersonPractical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-Exudative AMD72759-PSDownload
June 94.08Dr. Brad SuttonOcular Side Effects of Oral Medications69077-PHDownload
June 144.09Dr. Jeffry GersonThe Art of Optometry72761-GODownload
June 164.10Dr. Bridgitte Shen LeeComplications from Global Eyelash Obsessions70902-AS
July 74.03Dr. Christoph Kranemann IOL Lens Selection73040-RS

Dr. Manveen Bedi

Dr. Manveen Bedi pursued her Doctorate of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry.

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Tom Bowen

Tom Bowen is the Founder and CEO, THRIVE Practice and Life Development.

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Dr. Murray Fingeret

Dr. Murray Fingeret is Chief of the Optometry Section, Brooklyn/St. Albans Campus.

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Dr. Jeffry Gerson

Dr. Jeffry Gerson graduated from Indiana University school of Optometry in 1997, after which he went on to do a VA residency concentrating in low vision and ocular disease.

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Dr. Blair Lonsberry

Dr. Blair Lonsberry obtained his Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1996 after completing a Master of Science in Physiology from the University of Manitoba.

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Dr. Efrem Mandelcorn

Dr. Efrem Mandelcorn is an attending vitreoretinal surgeon at the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network.

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Dr. Leonard Messner

Leonard V. Messner is the Vice President for Strategy & Institutional Advancement at the Illinois College of Optometry. He holds the rank of Professor of Optometry at ICO.

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Dr. Susan Resnick

Dr. Resnick is the president and managing partner of Drs. Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick and Associates, a contact lens and anterior segment specialty practice.

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Dr. Shen Lee

Dr. Bridgitte Shen Lee earned her Doctor of Optometry degree magna cum laude from the University of Houston College of Optometry.

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Dr. Paul Karpecki

Dr. Karpecki received his doctor of optometry degree from Indiana University followed by a fellowship in Medical Cornea in Kansas City in affiliation with the PCO.

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Dr. Christoph Kranemann

As one of North America’s leading eye surgeons, Dr. Kranemann’ s goal is to understand exactly what patients want from their vision.

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Dr. Jill Autry

Dr. Autry received her pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She practiced in critical and surgical care before returning for her optometry degree.

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Dr. Brad Sutton

Dr. Brad Sutton is a Clinical Professor at the Indiana University School of Optometry and is the Chief of Service at the Indianapolis Eye Care Center.

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