2021 Virtual Conference

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

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

Conference Details

  • OA Schedule
  • OD Schedule
  • May/June Series
  • Speakers
TimeSession IDSpeakerLecture Title
9:00-10:00 a.m.1.01Dr. Susan ResnickOcular Terminology
10:15-11:15 a.m.1.02Mr. Tom BowenLife/Practice Management
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.1.03Dr. Susan ResnickTelephone Etiquette
1:00-2:00 p.m.1.04Dr. Manveen BediFront Desk Emergency Triage
2:15-3:15 p.m.1.05Dr. Manveen BediSpecialty Contact Lenses

April 17, 2021

TimeSession IDSpeakerLecture TitleCOPE 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 PupilCOPE Pending
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.2.02Dr. Paul KarpeckiThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective Anterior Uveitis ManagementCOPE Pending
12:30-1:30 p.m.2.03Dr. Leonard MessnerNeuro-Ophthalmic Manifestations of Alzheimer’s DiseaseCOPE Pending
1:45-2:45 p.m.2.04Dr. Paul KarpeckiWhat's New in Ocular Surface Disease69640-AS
3:00-4:00 p.m.2.05Dr. Bradley SuttonGetting to Know Your OCTCOPE Pending

April 18, 2021

TimeSession IDSpeakerLecture TitleCOPE ID
8:00-9:30 a.m.AGMAGMAGM
9:45-10:45 a.m.3.01Dr. Murray FingeretMy Favorite Glaucoma Cases70582-GL
11:00-12:00 p.m.3.02Dr. Murray FingeretNew Horizons in Glaucoma70581-GL
12:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.3.03Dr. Jill AutryMRIs, CTs and Labwork, Oh My70856-PD
1:45-2:45 p.m.3.04Dr. Christopher KranemannIOL Lens SelectionCOPE Pending
3:00-4:00 p.m.3.05Dr. Jill AutryCurrent Protocols in Oral and Topical Medications70844-PH
Date, Time: 8:00 p.m.Session IDSpeakerLecture TitleCOPE ID
May 54.01Dr. Efrem MandelcornRetinaCOPE Pending
May 104.02Dr. Blair LonsberryEyelid Lumps and BumpsCOPE Pending
May 124.03Dr. DeAnn FitzgeraldTBICOPE Pending
May 244.04Dr. Blair LonsberryOral Pharmaceuticals in Anterior Segment Disease69629-OP
May 264.05Ms. Jackie JoachimBuying and selling a practiceCOPE Pending
June 24.06Dr. DeAnn FitzgeraldChildren and TBICOPE Pending
June 74.07Dr. Jeffry GersonAMDCOPE Pending
June 94.08Dr. Brad SuttonTBDCOPE Pending
June 144.09Dr. Jeffry GersonThe Art of OptometryCOPE Pending
June 164.10Dr. Bridgitte Shen LeeComplications from Global Eyelash ObsessionsCOPE Pending

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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