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  • Thursday, June 11, 2020
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    4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Registration Open
    Harrow Foyer
  • Friday, June 12, 2020
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    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    Westminster Hall
    7:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Registration Open
    Harrow Foyer
     

    General Session

    8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Neuro-Op Afferent and Efferent Rounds  (COPE 63227-NO)
    Kensington ABC
    This course offers an organized format for evaluating and managing patients presenting with some of the more common neuro-ophthalmic problems related to the afferent and efferent visual systems.
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    10:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Break
    Westminster Hall
     

    General Session

    10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Maximizing OCT Interpretation in Glaucoma Equals Maximizing Glaucoma Care  (COPE 63288-GL)
    Kensington ABC
    This course explores the utilization of OCT technology as it applies to glaucoma, specifically offering insights into various OCT imaging techniques and how that can assist in better managing glaucoma.
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    Partner Meal Function

    12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Alcon Partner Lunch
    Somerset
    Pre-registration required.
     

    General Session

    1:45 PM  -  3:45 PM
    The Recipe for Diagnosing and Treating Dry Eye Disease  (COPE Pending)
    Kensington ABC
    This CE will change the paradigm in how eye care professionals diagnose and treat their patients' dry eye condition. Actual in-office research from members across the country led to the development of a straightforward how-to guide for improving patient outcomes while maximizing opportunities for additional office revenue.
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    Breakout Session - Pre-Registration Required

    1:45 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Getting Paid For Technology  (COPE 65254-PM)
    Technology has been opening opportunities for diagnosis earlier and more definitively. This course will cover the current and emerging technologies as they relate to CMS and CPT reimbursement policies.
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    3:45 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Break
    Westminster Hall
     

    General Session

    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    What To Do With What’s in Your Chair  (COPE Pending)
    Kensington ABC
     

    NCOS Function

    5:00 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Exhibit Hall Opening Reception & Family Fun Night
    Kensington DEFG
    We invite you to join us in the Exhibit Hall for a family-friendly opening reception! Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served, and games and activities for kids (and kids-at-heart) will keep everyone entertained while you mix and mingle! No cost to attend.
  • Saturday, June 13, 2020
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    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    Kensington DEFG
    7:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Registration Open
    Harrow Foyer
     

    NCOS Function

    7:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
    Exhibit Hall Open
    Kensington DEFG
     

    Partner Meal Function

    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Bausch + Lomb Breakfast
    Somerset
    Pre-registration required.
     

    General Session

    8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    New Therapeutics for Clinical Practice
    Kensington ABC
    This course will present clinical data and clinical experience in the use of new therapeutic agents being prescribed by optometrists. Research data will be presented, but also real life clinical experience with these agents will be detailed.
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    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Break
    Kensington DEFG
     

    General Session

    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    A Day in the Life of a Veterans Administration Eye Clinic  (COPE Pending)
    Kensington ABC
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    Breakout Session - Pre-Registration Required

    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Medical Vs. Vision: The Great Coding Dilemma  (COPE 65987-PM)
    This course will discuss how to code an office visit when the patient presents with medical insurance and/or vision insurance and has a medical eye problem.
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    NCOS Function

    11:30 AM  -  1:45 PM
    Lunch
    Kensington DEFG
    Take a break between classes and enjoy a delicious lunch provided by the NCOS while you mix and mingle with our exhibitors!
     

    General Session

    11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM
    NCOS Business Meeting  (COPE Pending)
    Kensington ABC
    NCOS Business Meeting - NCOS members only. This meeting will provide 1 hour of COPE-approved general credit.
    1:45 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Not so Fast- Some Cases May Fool You  (COPE Pending)
    Kensington ABC
    This course will feature case presentations with seemingly innocuous presentations that turn out to be complicated entities. Detailed differential diagnosis schemes will be presented for each case and potential therapy paradigms will be outlined. Each case will be followed to its end so that the attendee will be able to completely work through the presentation from its start to completion. Potential pitfalls of improper diagnosis and therapy will be discussed. Discussions of proper treatment options and proper ancillary testing procedures will occur.
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    NCOS Function

    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry Board Election
    Kensington ABC
    North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry Board Election. Open to all NC-licensed ODs residing in North Carolina.
    6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM
    Reception and NCOS Officer Installation Ceremony
    Palmettos Pavilion
    Join us in the beautiful Palmettos Pavilion for our Saturday evening meet and greet reception to congratulate our newly elected NCOS officers and trustees. Delicious hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served. The installation ceremony and awards presentation will follow immediately. No cost to attend. Spouses/significant others welcome.
  • Sunday, June 14, 2020
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    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    Westminster Hall
    7:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Registration Open
    Harrow Foyer
     

    General Session

    8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Systemic Inflammation and Eye Disease  (COPE Pending)
    Kensington ABC
    The ocular diseases optometrists regularly diagnose (Glaucoma, AMD and dry eye) have all shown to be associated with inflammation. In the absence of injury or infection it needs to be recognized that this inflammation is of systemic origin. This course is designed to help the optometrist look for that systemic link to not only help manage the ocular disease better, but create an improved patient well-being.
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    10:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Break
    Westminster Hall
     

    General Session

    10:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Early Diagnosis with Functional Assessment  (COPE Pending)
    Kensington ABC
    Traditionally, many clinicians have believed detection of ocular disease by visualization, or imaging, allows for early diagnosis. Truthfully, the advancements in structural imaging does allow for earlier diagnosis, but even still when structural changes become apparent, it can be argued that this isn't the earliest detection possible. This course will provide an understanding of how to obtain functional assessments with electrodiagnostic testing. It will then be demonstrated, with actual cases, how this method will allow the clinician to detect and diagnose many ocular diseases earlier than with other methods.
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