July 11 - 12, 2023
The Breakers on the Ocean - Spring Lake, NJ
TUESDAY JULY 11th
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Registration
1:00 PM – 2:40 PM New Drugs and New Evidence on Old Drugs
Presenter - Diane Adamczyk, OD, FAAO, FNAP – 2 hrs. NJSBO TPA Credit - NJSBO #4-2025 - CE Broker # 20-1034636
Practitioners will be provided with an assessment of new drugs and their pharmacology and the evidence based foundation for their ophthalmic use. In addition, older drugs that now have new evidence will also be assessed and how this impacts the utilization of these drugs in practice. Examples of the areas include drugs and nutraceuticals as they relate to ocular surface disease, anti-infective, pain management, retinal disease, and glaucoma.
2:40 PM – 4:20 PM Oral Medications in Eyecare
Presenter - Diane Adamczyk, OD, FAAO, FNAP – 2 hrs. NJSBO Oral Credit - NJSBO # 7-2025 - CE Broker # 20-1034648
Learn the pharmacologic considerations, use, application and latest in the literature on oral medications used in eye care. The course provides the clinician with important tools to care for patients needing oral medications.
WEDNESDAY JULY 12th
8:00 – 8:45 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:45 – 10:45 AM Clearing the Blur: Strategies for Effective Myopia Management
Presenter - Tamara Petrosyan, OD – 2 hrs. NJSBO Regular Credit - NJSBO # 5-2025 - CE Broker # 20-1034660
Review of current treatment options and recommendations for patients with progressive myopia including pharmacologic, orthokeratology, multifocal soft contact lenses, multifocal spectacles, and binocular/ accommodative vitality.
10:45 – 11:00 AM Coffee Break with Exhibitors
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Beyond the Eyes: A Guide to Performing Bloodwork in the Optometric Practice
Presenter - Tamara Petrosyan, OD – 1 hr. NJSBO TPA Credit - NJSBO # 2-2025 - CE Broker # 20-1034666
Learn the indication for ordering and implication of the results of common bloodwork that may be ordered in a primary care optometric practice.
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch & Exhibitors Time
(Complimentary Luncheon Cocktail for NJSOP members - sponsored by The Gandelman Agency)
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM Side Effects of Oral Medications
Presenter - Tamara Petrosyan, OD – 1 hr. NJSBO Oral Credit - NJSBO # 8-2025 - CE Broker # 20-1034670
Education about the potential ocular and visual adverse drug reactions of common systemic medications.
1:50 PM – 2:40 PM Fee Development for Myopia Management
Presenter - Nicky Despotidis, OD, FCOVD, FAAO – 1 hr. NJSBO Regular Credit - NJSBO # 3-2025 - CE Broker # 20-1034674
Successful integration of specialty care hinges on profitable fee development and implementation. How do you develop fees for services like orthokeratology, atropine eye drops or soft bifocal for myopia control. These questions and many more will be addressed using real life examples during this dynamic course.
2:40 PM – 3:30 PM Marketing: How Do I Grow a Specialty Care Practice?
Presenter - Nicky Despotidis, OD, FCOVD, FAAO – 1 hr. NJSBO Regular Credit - NJSBO # 6-2025 - CE Broker # 20-1034676
Learn how to expand myopia management within your practice. Effective, time-tested strategies will be methodically outlined in this course.
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Patient and Staff Management: The Solution is in the Systems!
Presenter - Nicky Despotidis, OD, FCOVD, FAAO – 1 hr. NJSBO Regular Credit - NJSBO # 9-2025 - CE Broker # 20-1034678
The greatest challenges facing most offices are patient and staff management. This course will help systematically introduce myopia management into your practice. Attendees will learn how to motivate and train their staff, while developing patient interest in this exciting sub-specialty.
IMPORTANT CE CREDIT NOTICE
Courses presented at this event will be New Jersey State Board of Optometrists (NJSBO) and CE Broker Approved only (and are non-COPE courses). Courses will be accepted for CE credit in NJ, NY, PA, and FL. If you are licensed in any other state, please check with that state's Optometry Board to inquire if these courses will be accepted. Course outlines and speaker CV's will be added to the NJSOP event handout hub. A separate email will be sent to all registrants with instructions for accessing the handout hub when content is available.
About the Presenters
Diane Adamczyk, OD, FAAO, FNAP
Dr. Diane Adamczyk is a Professor and the Director of Residency Education at SUNY, College of Optometry. She received her optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and completed her residency at the Newington Veterans Administration Hospital. In addition to her administrative responsibilities at SUNY, Dr. Adamczyk is the instructor of record for the ocular
pharmacology course. She also sees patients and supervises students in the University Eye Center. Dr. Adamczyk lectures nationally and internationally and has written articles, chapters and coauthored the textbook, Primary EyeCare in Systemic Disease.
She is the former chair of the American Optometric Association’s Evidence Based Optometry Committee, which is responsible for writing Optometry’s evidence based clinical practice guidelines. She is actively involved in numerous professional organizations, is an American Board of Optometry Diplomate and currently on its Board. Dr. Adamczyk has received numerous recognitions, including the American Optometric Association President’s Award, New Jersey Optometric Society of Physicians’ Scientific Achievement Award and PCO’s Alumna of the Year.
Nicky Despotidis, OD, FCOVD, FAAO
Dr. Nicky Despotidis has a multi-disciplinary practice in Hamilton, NJ, that offers a variety of specialty services including vision rehabilitation, treatment of vision-related learning problems, and specialty contact lenses. He graduated with honors from The State College of Optometry in New York and later completed residency in Vision Therapy/Pediatric Vision. Dr. Despotidis is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO), American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (FAAOMC) and is a Board-Certified Fellow in Vision Therapy (FCOVD) with the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
Dr. Despotidis has published papers in optometric journals, is a frequent lecturer, and book author. He is the lead author of the book, My Children are Nearsighted Too and his practice management workshop, Super Charge Your Practice, is one of the most highly attended workshops offered at the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control annual symposium.
Tamara Petrosyan, OD
Dr. Tamara Petrosyan is an associate clinical professor at SUNY College of Optometry in the Primary Care, Ocular Disease, Pediatrics, and Vision Therapy departments. She lectures internationally and has published articles and book chapters on various topics. Dr. Petrosyan helped implement free pediatric exams for over 30,000 children through the Armenian Eyecare Project. She has developed over a dozen vision therapy workbooks, as well as, assisted with the start and development of the vision therapy content for Anteo Health.
She is the InfantSEE liaison for New Jersey, head of the Clinical Care Committees for Pediatrics and Vision Therapy, and previously served on the NJSOP Board of Directors. Dr. Petrosyan has received the Young Optometrist of the Year and Optometrist of the Year from NJSOP and the Young Optometrist of the Year award from the AOA.
|One Day Only - Tues (4 hours):||One Day Only - Wed (7 hours):||Two Days -
|Member OD - $100||Member OD - $175||Member OD - $265|
|Nonmember OD - $150||Nonmember OD - $260||Nonmember OD - $395|
|Guest (staff, para, other) - $15||Guest (staff, para, other) - $60||Guest (staff, para, other) - $75|
5-1-23 Summer CE Hard Copy Form (Online registration link above)
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