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VA Healthcare System Lectures

New England College of Optometry has partnered with VA Boston Healthcare System and other VA Medical Centers 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 different locations.



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Fall 2018 VA Boston Lecture Series

Lectures take place at VA Boston West Roxbury Campus from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM unless otherwise noted. Details for the specific lectures will be posted below by dates listed as they become available.

  • Friday, November 16, 2018:  Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy by Jay Patel, OD and Adult-Onset Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy by Sharon Liao, OD
  • Friday, November 30, 2018: Bechet’s Disease by Ana Bonaldi, OD and Leukemia and its Retinal Manifestations by Jasmine Roth, OD
  • Friday, December 7, 2018: Pituitary Apoplexy by Sharon Ng, OD and Thyroid Eye Disease by Stephanie Adams, OD
  • Friday, December 14, 2018: Ocular Manifestations of Lyme Disease by Michael Miller, OD and Low Vision Rehabilitation in Patients Living with Cognitive Impairment and Dementia by Alicia Hanley, OD
  • Friday, December 21, 2018: Herpetic Corneal Disease by Benjamin Strake, OD and Horner’s Syndrome by Megan Lopez, 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: 2:00-4:00 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 (kevin.toolin@va.gov) or Tak Chau, OD at 857-364-6508 (tak.chau@va.gov)

Fall VA Providence Lectures

October 31, 2018:  “Understanding and Interpreting Visual Fields” with Zachary Walburg, OD
Location:  Providence VAMC Eye Clinic, 623 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI  02909
Time: 2:30-4:30 PM
CE Credit: 2 credit hours of Massachusetts Continuing Education. This program does not offer COPE CE.
Registration Fee: Complimentary

November 14, 2018:  “Anterior Uveitis: Pathophysiology, Classification, and Treatment” with Justin D. Roberts, OD
Location:  Providence VAMC Eye Clinic, 623 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI  02909
Time: 2:30-4:30 PM
CE Credit: 2 credit hours of Massachusetts Continuing Education. This program does not offer COPE CE.
Registration Fee: Complimentary

November 21, 2018:  “Ocular Manifestations of Cranial Nerves” with Joyce Rached, OD
Location:  Providence VAMC Eye Clinic, 623 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI  02909
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 PM
CE Credit: 2 credit hours of Massachusetts Continuing Education. This program does not offer COPE CE.
Registration Fee: Complimentary


VA

Spring 2018 Lecture Series

  • Fluke or Fuchs” with Emily Humphreys, OD and “Detecting and Managing Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus” with Jeannette Adelsberger, OD
  • “Functional Vision Loss – When Things Just Don't Add Up” with Kelly Sherer, OD and “Scleritis and Episcleritis” with Stephen Wise, OD
  • “The Dark Side of White Matter: Atypical Visual and Neurological Presentations of Multiple Sclerosis” with Benjamin Young, OD and “Bullseye! A Review on the Ocular Manifestations of Lyme Disease” with Anne Bertolet, OD
  • “Macular Telangiectasia” with Molly King, OD and “What’s Your Angle? Being Confident in the Assessment of the Anterior Chamber Angle” with Felicia Dupras, OD
  • “There’s Something in My Eye – Anterior Segment Complications of Herpes Simplex Virus” with Puja Patel, OD and “Applications of OCTA in Modern Optometry” with Kelsey Jordan, OD, MS