2012 OAL Annual Convention

June 8-10, 2012

Draft, 04/11/2012

Hilton Lafayette

1521 West Pinhook Road,Lafayette, Louisiana,70503-3158
Tel:1-337-235-6111 Fax:1-337-237-6313

Room Rates $119, two double beds or $129, king Cut off for OAL room block: May 17, 2012

Be sure to ask for Optometry Association Rates!By phone, mention you are with the OAL

For online registration, follow this link:

16 hour TPA course


The OAL would like to thank Alcon

for providing a generous unrestricted grant for our meeting

Thursday, June 7

6:00pmOAL Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, June 8

7:00-8:00amRegistration & Continental Breakfast

8:00-9:00am“Advances in Glaucoma Therapy”

James J. Thimons, ODCope #32765-GL 1 hr TPA

Advances in glaucoma therapy have revolutionized the care of our patients. This course will review current clinical care concepts and glaucoma medications, as well as discuss their applications to how we manage patients.

9:00-10:00am “Controversies in Glaucoma”

James J. Thimons, ODCope # 26717-GL1 hr TPA

This course discusses several issues facing optometrists when treating glaucoma, including the role of Beta Blockers, the use of optic nerve imaging and other technologies, and the effect of systemic conditions and other risks.

10:00-NOON “Advances in Anterior Segment Therapy”

James J. Thimons, ODCope #31764-AS2hr TPA

This course will review and detail the latest advances in anterior segment therapy involving pharmaceutical agents, off-label applications, procedures, and diagnostic assessments. Additionally, the integration of therapeutic procedures and their efficacy and impact on our practice's financial success will be discussed.

NOON-1:00pmLuncheon for ODs

Keynote Address: AOA Trustee , Andrea Thau

1:00-2:00pm“VEP in the Primary Care Practice” Sponsored by Diopsys

Jerome Sherman, OD1 hr TPA

2:00-3:00pm“Management of Viral Eye Disease”

James J. Thimons, ODCope # 28957-AS1 hr TPA

This course covers the mechanisms, indications and contraindications of anti-viral drugs.

3:00-4:00pm OAL Annual Members Meeting

4:00-7:00pm Exhibit Hall with food, drinks & “Passport to Prizes” drawings

Saturday, June 9

7:00-8:00amRegistration & Continental Breakfast

Past Presidents Breakfast (by invitation only)

8:00-9:00am“Role of High Tech Procedures In The Diagnosis And Management Of RetinalDisorders” Sponsored by Diopsys

Jerome Sherman, ODCope # 27765-SD1 hr TPA

A survey course of the most important high tech procedures in retinal disease along with actual case presentations. Included are SD OCT, FAF, mfERGs, PHP, as well as panoramic ophthalmoscopy.

9:00am-NOON “Trends and Technology in Optometry's Future”

David Talley, ODCope # 27446-GO 3 hr TPA

This course presents developments in science and medicine that will change Optometry.

NOON-2:00pm Luncheon with installation of OAL Officers (all registrants invited)

Presentations by:

Kevin S. Roe, OD, FAAO (Director, Professional Affairs, Alcon)

SWCO Representative

SECO International

2:00-4:00pm “Neuro-Ophthalmic Diagnoses You Don't Want to Miss”

David Talley, ODCope # 27924-NO2 hr TPA

This lecture introduces the primary eye care practitioner to the top ten malpractice litigations within the are of neuro-ophthalmic disease over the past three decades.

4:00-5:00pm Louisiana State Board of Optometric Examiners Annual Meeting

6:00pmCajun Night Social @ the Hotel

It’s a Cajun Dance & Food Party for the whole family! Come & Enjoy Cajun food at its best and enjoy live music!

Wristbands (required for admission) are only $25 per person (kids 12 & under are free!) Purchase them ahead of time when you register for the meeting!

Sunday, June 10

7:00-8:00amRegistration & Continental Breakfast

8:00-10:00am“Lab Testing: The Basics”

Blair Lonsberry, ODCope # 32377-SD 2 hr TPA

The following interactive presentation will explore the various lab testing used in the diagnosis of systemic conditions that have associated manifestations in the eye and ocular structures. Common ocular conditions and the associated systemic diseases will be reviewed with an emphasis on what tests should be ordered and what the optometric physician should know once the results are back.

10:00-Noon“Legends of the Posterior Segment”

Blair Lonsberry, ODCope # 31637-PS2 hr TPA

Optometric physicians are typically comfortable in the diagnosis and treatment of anterior segment conditions. However, the posterior segment is often viewed with less confidence. The following presentation will utilize the latest in interactive technology to review a variety of common posterior segment conditions in a case based format.

….thanks for attending the 2012 OAL Annual Convention! See you in the Fall for the 2012 OAL Fall CE Conference, October 27, 2012: