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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

Friday, December 1, 2017

  • Ischemic Optic Neuropathy - Molly King, OD
  • Age Related Macular Degeneration Update! - Felicia Dupras, OD

Friday, December 8, 2017   PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE. This lecture will take place at the Jamaica Plain VA, 150 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA  02130, 1st floor, Ambulatory Care, Conference Room F1-04B at 2:30.  It is a short walk from the Green Line (E) Heath Street stop.

  • Double Trouble: Managing Myasthenia Gravis - Puja Patel, OD
  • Cherry-Picking the Correct Diagnosis - Kelsey Jordan, 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

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