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Continuing Education Events 2014 -2015



NECO has planned over 30 hours of COPE approved

CE programs for Fall 2014 - Spring 2015


Sunday Seminar Series

Each program offers 5 Hours of COPE approved CE

Alumni and Friends....Stay Current and Connected

NECO'S Continuing Education programs have grown and 
proved to be great opportunties for fellow alumni  to meet and network with, 
clinicians, vision scientists and industry professionals.


September 21, 2014  

Myopia: Not Just Another Refractive Error

Evidence-based Clinical Management of Myopia - Fuensanta Vera-Diaz, OD, ‘10 PhD,
Assistant Professor of Optometry, New England College of Optometry

Ortho-K: Is It OK? - Andrew McLeod, OD ‘06, Director, Contact Lens Programs
Assistant Professor of Optometry, New England College of Optometry

A Contemporary Look at Surgical Correction for Myopia -
Kristen Brown, OD, Clinic Director, TLC Laser Center


October 19, 2014 - Northampton, Massachusetts  

The Hotel Northampton, Northampton, Massachusetts 
36 King Street,
Northampton, MA 01060
Tel: 413-585-0210

Special Topics in Primary Eye Care

Postoperative Care for the Primary Care Optometrist - John Frangie, MD

Systemic Medications: Considerations for the Primary Care Optometrist - Leonard Oshinskie, OD

Cases Creating Question - Leonard Oshinskie, OD

Diabetes Update - Tony Cavallerano, OD ‘72


November 02, 2014  

Grand Rounds and Clinical Challenges

Case studies are the foundation for refining clinical decision making skills and can help to illustrate an
evidence-based approach to treatment and management. This program offers the opportunity to share
clinical experiences with the experts and to learn best practices when encountering challenging clinical situations.


Joseph Shovlin, OD
Elena Biffi, OD, ’10, M.Sc.
Vasiliki Poulaki, MD, PhD



December 07, 2014  

Emerging Trends and Management of Dry Eye

A Panel Discussion

This program considers the important causes of dry eye and ocular surface disease, presents an overview
of local and systemic causes, discusses differential diagnosis, and proposes an evidence based approach
to management and patient care. Emphasis is placed on both the palliative and restorative approach to care. Participants will receive updated information on evolving clinical paradigms and best practices.  The discussion
also includes a comprehensive diagnostic approach to targeted treatment of dry eye.

Lecturerers from Korb and Associates, Boston, MA

Donald Korb, OD, ‘57
Amy Nau, OD ‘00
David Murakami, OD
Chris Kenrick, OD
Caroline Blackie, OD, PhD  


April 12, 2015  

Systemic Disease: Current Considerations
Lecturers to be announced


May 3, 2015  

Glaucoma Update
Lecturers to be announced


Sunday Series Program:

8:15  AM Registration begins  
9:00  AM - 2:30 PM Lectures 
‚ÄčContinental breakfast and lunch are provided.


NECO Alumni enjoy three hours of complimentary CE credit for Calendar Year 2014
- to be used for AM sessions only.

All Sunday Series Continuing Education programs are held at 
New England College of Optometry, unless otherwise noted.  

For additional information contact:
Margery Warren, Tel: 617-587-5687 or Email:

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