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Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents Certification

Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents Certification/ Board Review Course & Workshop

July 8-18, 2018

Overview

To meet the needs of North American optometrists, NSU College of Optometry is presenting a Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents Certification Course on the beautiful campus of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The course will be presented during 10 days with 10 hours of daily lecture for a total of 100 COPE approved hours.  If your state/province requires a different number of hours we can customize the courses for your individual needs.

There will be an exam following the course.  Doctors have the option of taking the test at a recognized local university in their hometown or it can be taken at Nova on a mutually agreed upon date.  The doctors are responsible for any proctoring fees assessed by their local college.  Upon successful completion of the exam a letter and certificate suitable for hanging will be given to each attendee.

COPEPending for 2018

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Fees

  • Core 100-Hour TPA Course - $6500 USD
  • Customized hours are $65 per credit hour
  • An initial deposit of $1000 is preferred by February 28, 2018 to reserve a seat and assist with planning materials.

Below are the price points that have been designed for credit card payments.   All other payments are considered custom prices, and should be paid with a check.  Additional arrangements can be made by contacting the Office of Continuing Education at 954-262-4224.

Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Core Full Payment

$6500

Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Core Down Payment(Balance due May 1, 2018)

$1000

Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Core Balance Pd

$5500

TPA80 80 Hours

$5200

TPA20 20 Hours

$1300

PLEASE NOTE:  The balance of the registration fee is due on or before May 1, 2018. Also the college reserves the right to cancel the course if sufficient registrations are not received by this date.

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy

If you are unable to attend the course, please notify us by email as soon as possible. In the event Nova cancels the course, a full refund of any and all registration fees paid will be issued to registrants. No refunds will be issued after June, 1, 2018.  There will be no refund if you don’t attend the course and do not notify us in advance.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Date/Time Topic Speaker Credits
8:00am - 10:00am General and Ocular Pharmacologic Principles: Pharmacodynamics and Drug Actions Jasleen Jhajj, OD, FAAO 2
10:00am – 12:00pm Pharmacology of Antibiotics Leon Nehmad, OD, FAAO 2
12:00pm – 1:00pm Conjunctival and Corneal Foreign Body Removal Julie Rodman, OD, FAAO 1
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch  
2:00pm - 3:00pm Essential Systemic Formulary Sherrol Reynolds, OD, FAAO 1
3:00pm – 5:00pm Post-Operative Management and Complications Sherrol Reynolds, OD, FAAO 2
5:00pm - 7:00pm Prevention of Medical Error: A Root Cause Analysis Approach Melanie Crandall, OD, FAAO 2

Monday, July 9, 2018

Date/Time Topic Speaker Credits
8:00am - 11:00 am Ocular Complications of Systemic Medications Sherrol Reynolds, OD, FAAO 3
11:00am – 1:00pm Anti-Allergy Pharmacology and Decongestants Jessica Steen, OD, FAAO 2
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch  
2:00pm - 4:00pm Neoplastic Disease of the Posterior Segment Diana Shechtman, OD, FAAO 2
4:00pm – 6:00pm Disorders of the Orbit, Adnexa, and Lacrimal Drainage System Sherrol Reynolds, OD, FAAO 2
6:00pm - 7:00pm Off Label Uses of Legend Drugs and Investigational New Drugs Thuy-Lan Nguyen, OD 1

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Date/Time Topic Speaker Credits
8:00am - 11:00am Posterior Segment Infectious Disease Diana Shechtman, OD, FAAO 3
11:00am – 1:00pm The Eye in Dermatologic Disease Beata Lewandowska, OD 2
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch  
2:00pm - 5:00pm Introduction to Medical Therapy and Rx Writing Melanie Crandall, OD, FAAO 3
5:00pm - 7:00pm Essential Topical Formulary Jessica Steen OD, FAAO 2

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Date/Time Topic Speaker Credits
8:00am - 10:00am Infectious Disease: Microbial Infections of the Anterior Segment Bacterial: Standard of Care Pt 1 Jessica Steen OD, FAAO 2
10:00am – 12:00pm Infectious Disease: Microbial Infections of the Anterior Segment: Viral Standard of Care Pt 2 Beata Lewandowska, OD 2
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch  
1:00pm - 3:00pm Infectious Disease: Microbial Infections of the Anterior Segment: Allergic Standard of Care Pt 3 Jessica Steen OD, FAAO 2
3:00pm - 5:00pm Glaucoma Pharmacology Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate 2
5:00pm - 7:00pm Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Pharmacology Marlon Demeritt, OD, FAAO 2

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Date/Time Topic Speaker Hrs.
8:00am - 9:00am Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Pharmacology Mariem Abdou, OD 1
9:00am - 11:00am Corneal Dystrophies Julie Tyler, OD, FAAO 2
11:00am -1:00pm Ocular Surface Disease Management Update Chandra Mickles, OD, MS, FAAO 2
Afternoon Off 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Date/Time Topic Speaker Hrs.
8:00am - 10:00am Anterior Segment Inflammatory Disease Part I Julie Tyler, OD, FAAO 2
10:00am – 1:00pm Anterior Segment Inflammatory Disease Part II Julie Tyler, OD, FAAO 3
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch  
2:00pm – 3:00pm Folk Cures and Home Remedies Treatments  Our Patients Believe In Kenneth Seger, OD, FAAO 1
3:00pm - 6:00pm Pharmacotherapy of Posterior Segment Disease Diana Shechtman, OD, FAAO 3
6:00pm - 7:00pm Abuse of Prescription and Non-Prescription Drugs Thuy-Lan Nguyen, OD 1

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Date/Time Topic Speaker Hrs.
8:00am - 10:00am Neuro Part I Albert Woods, OD, FAAO 2
10:00am - 12:00pm Neuro Part II Albert Woods, OD, FAAO 2
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 3:00pm Laboratory Medicine Albert Woods, OD, FAAO 2
3:00pm – 4:00pm Analgesic Pharmacology Rim Makhlouf, OD 1
4:00pm – 7:00pm Management of Complications of Contact Lens Wear Kenneth Seger, OD, FAAO 3

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Date/Time Topic Speaker Hrs.
8:00am - 11:00am Diagnostic and Therapeutic Review of the Glaucomas I  Primary Open Angle Glaucoma and Optic Disc Analysis Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate 3
11:00am – 1:00pm Diagnostic and Therapeutic Review of the Glaucomas II: Diagnostic Modalities Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate 2
Afternoon Off

Monday, July 16, 2018

Date/Time Topic Speaker Hrs.
8:00am – 11:00am Diagnostic and Therapeutic Review of the Glaucomas III:Glaucoma Medical and Surgical Management: Angle Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate 3
11:00am – 1:00pm Posterior Segment Trauma Lori Vollmer, OD, FAAO 2
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch  
2:00pm - 3:00pm Pharmacology of Anti-viral; Anti-Fungals Mariem Abdou, OD 1
3:00pm - 5:00pm Laser Therapy for the Anterior Segment Rim Makhlouf, OD 2
5:00pm - 6:00pm Pharmacology of Anesthetics and Anaphlaxis Leticia Rousso, OD 1
6:00pm - 7:00pm Autonomic Pharmacology Mydriatics and Cycloplegics Leticia Rousso, OD 1

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Date/Time Topic Speaker Hrs.
8:00am – 10:00am Sexually Transmitted Diseases Julie Tyler, OD, FAAO 2
10:00am – 1:00pm Management of Pediatric Eye Disease Yin Tea, OD, FAAO 3
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch  
2:00pm – 3:00pm Identifying Glaucomatous Progression Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate 1
3:00pm – 5:00pm Medications in Pregnant and Nursing Mothers Yin Tea, OD, FAAO/ Nadine Girgis Hanna, OD, FAAO 2
5:00pm – 7:00pm Diagnostic and Therapeutic Review of the Glaucomas IV: Secondary Glaucomas and Childhood Glaucomas Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate 2

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Date/Time Topic Speaker Hrs.
8:00am - 11:00am Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies Julie Tyler, OD, FAAO 3
11:00am – 2:00pm Neutraceuticals Lori Vollmer, OD, FAAO 3
2:00pm – 3:00pm Lunch  
3:00pm - 5:00pm Clinical Discussions in Glaucoma Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate 2
5:00pm - 7:00pm TPA Jeopardy! Alexandra Espejo, OD, FAAO 2
Details will be forthcoming.  Those doctors electing to stay at this hotel will receive complimentary shuttle service to and from the school daily.  We will also make arrangements to pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel but we will share more information when we are closer to the date.
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