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Sunday Series

New England College of Optometry’s Sunday Series offers professional continuing education on a variety of optometric topics. All programs are COPE-accredited courses intended to augment clinical skills and promote excellence in patient care.

2018 - 2019 Sunday Series

The Sunday Series programs are held at the 424 Beacon Street campus from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM (registration/breakfast begins at 8:00 AM) unless otherwise noted.  The Sunday Series will include:

September 23, 2018: Systemic Disease and Case Challenges 

Speakers: Drs. Carlo Pelino and Matt Garston
Try finding a systemic disease that does not manifest in the eye! Join Drs. Carlo Pelino and Matt Garston as they dispel the myth by taking you on a journey that leads the way back to your patient and their specific presenting problem. Fascinating cases presented by two legendary clinicians will challenge existing clinical decision-making precepts while providing a comprehensive approach to arriving at the correct diagnosis.

December 2, 2018: Retina Grand Rounds

Speakers: Delia Sang, MD and Vasiliki Poulaki, MD, PhD

Recent advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of retinal disease have changed the way we think of the retina and have defied old notions, resulting in a more contemporary approach to caring for patients with retinal disorders. Challenging cases will be presented by two distinguished ophthalmologists who will illustrate this evolution and provide new insights into our philosophy of care and our approach to educating our patients.

March 9 - 10, 2019: Low Vision | High Impact
(Two Day Certificate Program)

Certificate Program Overview

PLEASE NOTE: This event will tbe held at the NECO Clinical Training Center, 930 Commonwealth Ave., adjacent to the Janet LaBreck Center for Low Vision at the NECO Center for Eye Care.

Speakers: Rich Jamara, OD; Henry Greene, OD; Eli Peli, OD
Panel Guests: John Oliver, Deputy Comm, MCB; Dina Rosenbaun & Bob McGillivray, The Carrol Center for the Blind
Program Co-Chairs: Nicole Ross, OD, MSc, FAAO; Alexis Malkin, OD, FAAO

Low Vision | High Impact is a unique, 14-hour COPE accredited certificate program designed to provide primary care optometrists with the tools necessary to offer level one low vision services to your patients.  Participants have the option to participate in a one or two-day low vision certificate program intended for primary care optometrists interested in incorporating low vision rehabilitation into their practice: 

  • Saturday, March 9th  – 7 Hours
    Hands-on workshops with patients and case discussions.
  • Sunday March 10th  – 7 hours 
    Lecture format, followed by a panel discussion 


Janet LaBreck, former Commissioner for the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB), President Barack Obama appointed Janet as Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) within the US Department of Education. Janet is the recipient of multiple awards and her professional and personal values are reflected in her commitment to reforming policies and implementing practices that have successfully lead to improving outcomes, particularly for individuals having the greatest employment barriers.  NECO is proud to honor Janet by dedicating the Janet LaBreck Center of Low Vision Rehabilitation at the NECO Center for Eye Care Commonwealth to her outstanding legacy.

For additional program information, including program agenda, please visit the program invitation and find registration details.

Program Invitation & Registration

We also encourage you to participate in our complimentary, COPE-accredited online Continuing Education programs.

NECO would like to thank the following corporate sponsors for their support through unrestricted, educational grants.

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