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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.


Spring 2019 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, March 15, 2019:  Age of Onset and Ocular manifestations of CNS Tumors by Alicia Hanley, OD and  Visual Pathway Lesions & Trans-neuronal Degeneration by Jay Patel, OD
  • Friday, March 22, 2019: Uncommon Presentations of Herpes  Zoster Ophthalmicus by Ana Bonaldi, OD and Diet and Age-Related Macular Degeneration by Sharon Liao, OD
  • Friday, March 29, 2019: Eyelid Lesions: Benign or Malignant? by Benjamin Strake, OD and Skew Deviation: A Neuro-ophthalmic Presentation of Stroke by Stephanie Adams, OD, PH.D
  • Friday, April 5, 2019: Headache & Vision Changes by Sharon Ng, OD and Ocular Manifestations of Multiple Sclerosis by Megan Lopez
  • Friday, April 12, 2019: Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension by  Jasmine Roth, OD and TBA by Michael Miller, 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 (2 credit hours per session). This series does not offer COPE CE.
Registration Fee: Complimentary
RSVP (required): Tak Chau, OD at 857-364-6508 ( or Dr. Kevin Toolin at 774-826-1106 (

Spring 2019 VA Providence Lectures

February 27, 2019:  “Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease: A Review of Cardiovascular and Endocrine Disorders” with Joyce N. Rached, OD
Location:  Providence VAMC Eye Clinic, 623 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI  02909
Time: 2:00-4:00 PM
CE Credit: 2 credit hours of Massachusetts Continuing Education. This program does not offer COPE CE.
Registration Fee: Complimentary