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VA Boston Lectures

New England College of Optometry has partnered with VA Boston Healthcare System to provide the optometric community with a series of MA CE lectures. These lectures are taught by VA/NECO optometry residents and are hosted at the VA Boston West Roxbury campus.


Fall 2017 Lecture Series

Friday, October 6th, 2017

  • You'll Shoot Your Eye Out! Evaluation and Management of Acute Ocular Trauma - Jannette Adelsberger, OD
  • Pale Ails: Ocular Findings in Severe Anemia - Emily Humphries, OD

Friday, October 20, 2017

  • Decoding Diplopia: The Art of Prism Prescribing - Kelley Scherer, OD
  • Peripheral Exudative Hemorrhagic Chorioretinopathy - Stephen Wise, OD

Friday, November 17, 2017

  • Thinking Outside the Circle: A Review of the New Spectralis OCT Glaucoma Software - Anne Bertolet, OD
  • Turning a Blind Eye: Visual Neglect and Field Loss Following CVA - Benjamin Young, OD

Lecture Details

  • Location:  VA Boston West Roxbury Campus, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02121
    • Bignami Conference Room 2B-100-3,
    • NOTE: Enter on ground level, Building 3 and go to 2nd floor, 2B-100-3
  • Time: 2:30-4:30 PM (unless otherwise stated)
  • CE Credit: 1 credit hours of Massachusetts Continuing Education (MA CE) for each presentation. This series does not offer COPE CE.
  • Registration Fee: Complimentary
  • RSVP (required): Dr. Kevin Toolin at 774-826-1106 or kevin.toolin@va.gov

Previous 2017 Lecture Series Topics

  • "Old Topic, New Location" with Renee Theroux, OD and "Dark Side of the Choroid" by Maria Denietolis, OD
  • "Crash Course in Anterior Segment OCT" with Jennifer Williams, OD, MS and "Vitreomacular Interface Disorders" with Kimberly Krusell, OD
  • "Welcome to the Cavernous Sinus" with Sashank Prasad, MD; Chief, Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
  • "Parkinson's and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy" with Vanessa Ceglia, OD and "Hypertensive Choroidopathy" with Kathleen Barr, OD
  • "Decoding Retinal Surgery" with Katherine Schmidt, OD and "When a Melt Smells like PUK: A Breakdown of Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis" with Ran He, OD
  • "Papilledema" with Daria Borah, OD and "Young, Unbalanced, and Out of Focus" with Lauren Guajardo, OD
  • "Cancer Associated Retinopathy" with Emily Richard, OD
  • "Giant Cell Arteritis" with Rachel Currin, OD

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