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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.

This series does not offer COPE CE.



Lecture Details

Bignami Conference Room 2B-100-3
VA Boston West Roxbury Campus
1400 VFW Parkway West Roxbury, MA 02121

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: 2 credit hours of Massachusetts Continuing Education (MA CE)

Registration Fee: Complimentary
RSVP (required): Dr. Kevin Toolin at 774-826-1106 or

2017 Lecture Series

Friday, February 10, 2017: "Old Topic, New Location" with Renee Theroux, OD and "Dark Side of the Choroid" by Maria Denietolis, OD
Friday, February 24, 2017: "Crash Course in Anterior Segment OCT" with Jennifer Williams, OD, MS and "Vitreomacular Interface Disorders" with Kimberly Krusell, OD
Friday, March 10, 2017 at 3:30-5:30 PM: "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
Friday, March 17, 2017: "Parkinson's and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy" with Vanessa Ceglia, OD and "Hypertensive Choroidopathy" with Kathleen Barr, OD
Friday, March 24, 2017: "Decoding Retinal Surgery" with Katherine Schmidt, OD and "When a Melt Smells like PUK: A Breakdown of Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis" with Ran He, OD
Friday, March 31, 2017: "Papilledema" with Daria Borah, OD and "Young, Unbalanced, and Out of Focus" with Lauren Guajardo, OD
Friday, April 21, 2017: "Cancer Associated Retinopathy" with Emily Richard, OD
Friday, May 26, 2017: "Giant Cell Arteritis" with Rachel Currin, OD

2016 Lecture Series

Friday, February 12, 2016: "Cranial Nerve 6 Palsies" with Sylvia Panora, OD & "NAION: The Unusual Suspects" with Alexandra Bennett, OD 
Friday, February 19, 2016: "An Optometric TED Talk" with Joseph Kane, OD & "Clinical Approach to Anterior Uveitis in the Elderly" with Stephanie Aguilar, OD 
Friday, March 18, 2016: "Sick RPE Syndrome" with Rachel Berkowitz, OD 
Friday, March 25, 2016: "Headaches" with Stephanie Chen, OD & "Progressive Supranuclear Palsy" with Kathleen Abarr, OD 
Friday, April 1, 2016: "Cotton Wool Spots and Systemic Considerations" with Oscar Leis, OD & "A Possible Pituitary Predicament" with Katheryn Matherly, OD
Friday, April 15, 2016: "Syphilis: Systemic and Ocular Manifestations" Dr. Jenna Willard, OD
Friday, October 7, 2016: "Systemic and Ocular Findings of Zika Virus" with Maria Denietolis, OD & "Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy" with Renee Theroux, OD
Friday, October 14, 2016: "Diagnosis & Management of Torpedo Maculapathy" with Jennifer Williams, MS, OD & "The Last Muscle Standing: The Relative Sparing of Oculomotor Neurons and the Visual Pathway in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)  with Ran He, MS, OD
Friday, November 4, 2016: "Filamentary Keratitis" with Katherine Schmidt, OD & "Herpes Simplex Keratitis: Anterior Segment Complications" with Kimberly Powell, OD
Friday, December 2, 2016: "Disks at Risk: The Nerve to Approach Differently" with Lauren Guajardo, OD & "Ocular Manifestations of Pemphigoid & Pemphigus" with Kathleen Barr, OD
Friday, December 9, 2016:  "Becoming Captain America: A Case of Blast Injury" with Vanessa Ceglia, OD & "Intraocular Metastasis with Concentration on Gastrointestinal Cancer and Lymphoma" with Daria Borah, OD

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