Annual CE Events

New Jersey Mandatory Continuing Education for Optometrists
The NJSOP is proud to present annual quality, live and home study continuing education opportunities, and is an accredited COPE® provider. Member discounts apply.  

Stay up to date with the New Jersey Board of Optometrists (NJSBO) mandatory, continuing education requirements, including the mandatory one credit in educational programs or topics that concern the prescription of hydrocodone, or the prescription of opioid drugs in general, including responsible prescribing practices, the alternatives to the use of opioids for the management and treatment of pain, and the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion (Subchapter 7, page 41)

To learn more about the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO) and the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE), click here.  

July 1, 2022: COPE's NEW Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education

2023 COPE New Synchronous and Asynchronous Course Formats.
 


The NJSOP hosts multiple live webinars and in-person programs each year in addition to offering over 30 hours of on-demand CE via our online CE portal. Members save up to 150% on registration fees!

Snow School is a family and/or escape weekend-focused event held at Kalahari Resort in the Poconos each January. Registrants have the chance to earn a days-worth of continuing education credit before they meet their family or friends in the indoor waterpark, spa, or on-site restaurants.

Spring CE has been recently held virtually over a weekend. The great education typically draws a crowd of over 100 ODs. Join us, and learn from the comfort of your home!

Summer CE takes place at The Breakers on the Ocean in Spring Lake, NJ. This early July CE opportunity is limited to 100 ODs and features our Diamond-level partners, only. Attendees enjoy a view of the beach from the Breaker’s wrap around front porch during breaks and lunch.

Therapy by the Sea is the NJSOP’s largest annual event held in Atlantic City, NJ in the fall. Therapy by the Sea (TBTS) offers multiple days of continuing education, a large exhibit hall, and a variety of social events for colleagues and friends to reconnect. It is also a great opportunity to meet new peers and make new friends! Past TBTS conferences have offered hands-on workshops for both optometric physicians and paraoptometrics, making this event a big draw for both local ODs and colleagues from around the country.

Managed Care Seminar rounds out the year in December and focuses on practice management. This event is also home to the NJSOP’s year end awards celebration!

For event disability accommodations, please contact Keira Boertzel-Smith at kboertzel-smith@njsop.org or 609-323-4012 x 116. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.


Event Sponsorship

We know one-size-fits all sponsorship packages don't work for every company wishing to support NJSOP continuing education events. That is why we are happy to provide multiple package options! Take a moment to browse the opportunities listed in the sponsorship brochure, here. 

When you're ready to register for a sponsorship opportunity, please do so here!

*Please note, these package options are applicable to the NJSOP's Snow School, Virtual Spring CE, and/or Managed Care Seminar. Therapy by the Sea has it's own package - visit www.njtbts.com for details.

NJSOP Partnership information can be found, here.

Upcoming CE Events

March 2023

Sunday
26
2023
March 26, 2023

Spring CE

Virtual Event

SCE SOCIAL SQUARE 2


                          
Register online for the 2023 Virtual Spring CE Event!

 

Sunday March 26, 2023 Webinar Agenda

 
8:15 AM – 8:30 AM  Introduction of Event Presenter
Sherrol Reynolds, OD, FAAO

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM Advances in Hematological Disorders
1 NJSBO TPA Credit / COPE # PENDING

This course will cover recent advances in technology and therapeutics that are improving our understanding and ability to diagnosed and treat the ocular complications of hematological disorders.


9:20 AM – 10:10 AM OD’s Role in Addressing the Silent Killers: Diabetes, Hypertension, and Dyslipidemia
1 NJSBO TPA Credit / COPE # PENDING

Early detection of ocular findings associated with diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia can prevent and reduce visual impairment and more importantly premature death from these conditions. This course will provide the latest information on diagnostic strategies and treatment advances to help clinicians improve patient outcomes and preserve vision.


10:20 AM – 10:30  AM Break


10:30 AM – 11:20 AM Tackle Toxicity – Medication-Induced Retinal Complications
1 NJSBO ORAL Credit / COPE # PENDING

This course presents the latest information, clinical presentations, diagnostic findings, and management of medications, including newer medications induced vision-threatening retinal toxicities.


11:20 AM – 12:10 PM Pharmacology Update
1 NJSBO ORAL Credit / COPE # PENDING

The goal of this course is to provide the latest information about key systemic medications that are used to treat and manage common eye conditions.


About Our Speaker

Dr. Sherrol A. Reynolds is a graduate of the University of Florida and Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. She is an Associate Professor of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry and the director of the Retina Clinic. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and the Optometric Retina Society.

She served as president of the National Optometric Association (NOA) from 2017- 2021 and currently serves as past president. She was awarded the National Optometric Association Optometrist of the Year in 2013. She is the recipient of the 2021 Women in Optometry Leadership award and the American Optometric Association (AOA) 2021 President’s Award.

She is a planning group member of the National Eye Institute (NEI) National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) and currently co-chair the Eye Health, My Health: Eye Health for African Americans. She participated in numerous events addressing diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI) in the profession, including the SUNY Race in Optometry panel series. She also served as a member of the Prevent Blindness scientific committee, served as chair of the Florida Optometric Association Healthy Eye Healthy People committee, Women in Optometry Board member, and a monthly columnist for the Optometric Management Journal Retina column. Dr.

Dr. Reynolds was the only optometrist who contributed to the 2022 American Diabetes Association (ADA) Compendia that provided health care professionals with up-to-date information and best practices for treating diabetes and related complications.

 


Webinar Registration Fees

Register Online for the Virtual Spring Event!

 

Hard Copy Registration - Spring CE 2023

 

OD Member = $100
OD Non-member = $150
Para Member = $15
Para Non-member = $30

Virtual Webinar Link
The webinar access information and link will be provided after your registration is processed
 

Partners/Sponsors

Thank you to all of our event sponsors!

Diamond Partner -
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Gold Partner - 
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Silver Partner - 
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Virtual Event 
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PECAA coopervision 2021 Bausch  Lomb  
 

 

VSP 2021Johnson and Johnson Vision

 

   

 

 


Interested in event sponsorship?

We know one-size-fits all sponsorship packages don't work for every company wishing to support NJSOP continuing education events. That is why we are happy to provide multiple package options! Take a moment to browse the opportunities listed in the sponsorship brochure, here. 

When you're ready to register for a sponsorship opportunity, please do so here!

July 2023

Tuesday
11
2023
July 11-12, 2023

Summer CE

The Breakers on the Ocean - Spring Lake, NJ

Details coming soon!

October 2023

Friday
20
2023
October 20-21, 2023

Therapy by the Sea

Hard Rock Hotel -- Atlantic City, NJ

Details Coming Soon!