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Optometrist Current Concepts in Eye Care – Virtual Event

September 11, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Continuing education for optometrists presented by the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and UW Health Eye Clinics. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Current Concepts event will be held virtually. The program offers four (4) continuing education credits and has been approved by the Wisconsin Optometric Examining Board.



Meeting Information

The virtual meeting room information will be sent to registered attendees prior to the event.


2021 Program

8:00 – 8:10 Introduction and Welcome Michele Martin, OD, and Janet Cushing, OD
8:10 – 8:30 Myopia – Nature or Nurture? Terri Young, MD, MBA, FARVO
8:30 – 8:50 Mature Cataracts – A Comprehensive Review Jennifer Larson, MD
8:50 – 9:10 Prism Break: How to Escape Common Pitfalls of Initial Diplopia Management in Adults Alexander Miranda, MD
9:10 – 9:30 OCT and OCT-angiography in Management of Macular Diseases Roomasa Channa, MD
9:30 – 9:50 Oculoplastics Mythbusters Cat Burkat, MD, FACS
9:50 – 10:10 Uveitis, Front to Back Kevin Kurt, OD
10:10 – 10:20 Break
10:20 – 10:40 Choroidal Lesions: Nevi, Melanoma, and Other Findings Kathleen Schildroth, MD
10:40 – 11:00 Cataract Surgery in Patients with a History of Refractive Surgery Travis Rumery, DO
11:00 – 11:20 Is Faster Better? Present-Day Visual Field Testing Gregg Heatley, MD, MMM
11:20 – 11:40 TED Talk: Thyroid Eye Disease Update Suzanne van Landingham, MD
11:40 – 12:10 Management of Patients with Penetrating Eye Trauma Jonathan Chang, MD
12:10 – 12:20 Optometrists and the Clinical Eye Research Unit Mihai Mititelu, MD, MPH
12:20 – 12:30 Conclusion Michele Martin, OD, and Janet Cushing, OD


Concurrent Technician Program

Please note that we will NOT be holding the Current Concepts for Technicians program in 2021.


Contact Bianca Johnson at or 608-262-2110.


September 11, 2021
8:00 am - 12:30 pm


Bianca Johnson