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Vanessa McDonald, MS
Manager of Continuing Education
(954) 262-4224
Fax: (954) 262-1818
oceaa@nova.edu

Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents Certification/Board Review Course

June 9-18, 2016
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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.

Registration Fees

  • Core 100-Hour TPA Course - $6500 USD
  • Customized hours are $65 per credit hour
  • An initial deposit of $1000 is due by April 20, 2016 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.

TPA -Full Payment $6,500
TPA - Down Payment Only $1,000
TPA Balance (Due April 1, 2016) $5,500
TPA80 80 Hours $5,200
TPA20 20 Hours $1,300
Optional Shipping Fee if Testing Required $50

Online Registration  Mail-in Registration

Please Note: The balance of the registration fee is due on or before April 1, 2016

A limited number of rooms have been reserved with the Residence Inn by Marriott in Plantation, Florida.  They are located at 130 N. University Drive, Plantation, Florida 33324.    Reservations can be made directly with the hotel at 954-723-0300 and the code is Nova TPA.   We have secured a rate of $109 nightly.  If you have not used the Residence Inn they provide complimentary breakfast and an evening social hour every Tuesday and Wednesday.  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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Program Schedule

Date/Time Topic Speaker Hrs.

Thursday June 9th 

8:00am - 10:00am

General and Ocular Pharmacologic Principles: Pharmacodynamics and Drug Actions

Michael Parker, Ph.D

2

10:00am – 12:00pm

Pharmacology of Antibiotics

Leon Nehmad, OD, FAAO

2

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Pharmacology of Anti-viral; Anti-fungals

Mariem Abdou, OD

1

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch

 

 

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Pharmacology

Marlon Demerrit, OD, FAAO

2

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Pharmacology

Mariem Abdou, OD

1

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Prevention of Medical Error: A Root Cause Analysis Approach

Kimberly Reed, OD, FAAO

2

Friday June 10th 

8:00am - 9:00 am

Pharmacology of Anesthetics and Anaphlaxis

May Jarkas, OD

1

9:00am – 10:00am

Autonomic Pharmacology Mydriatics and Cycloplegics

May Jarkas, OD

1

10:00am – 11:00pm

Analgesic Pharmacology

Rim Makhlouf, OD

1

11:00pm – 12:00pm

Laser Therapy for the Anterior Segment

Rim Makhlouf, OD

1

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch

 

 

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Anti-allergy Pharmacology and Decongestants

Kellie Bassion, OD

2

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Posterior Segment Trauma

Lori Vollmer, OD, FAAO

2

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Off Label Uses of Legend Drugs and Investigational New Drugs

Thuy-Lan Nguyen, OD

2

Saturday June 11th 

8:00am - 10:00am

Essential Topical Formulary 

Joseph Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO

2

10:00am – 12:00pm

The Eye in Dermatologic Disease

Joseph Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO

2

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch

 

 

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Introduction to Medical Therapy and Rx Writing

Kimberly Reed, OD, FAAO

3

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Posterior Segment Infectious Disease

Diana Shechtman, OD, FAAO

3

Sunday June 12th

8:00am - 12:00pm

Infectious Disease: Microbial Infections of the Anterior Segment

Kimberly Reed, OD, FAAO

4

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch

 

 

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Infectious Disease: Microbial Infections of the Anterior Segment

Kimberly Reed, OD, FAAO

2

3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Eye in Neoplastic Disease

Joseph Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO

1

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Folk Cures and Home Remedies Treatments  Our Patients Believe In

Kenneth Seger, OD, FAAO

1

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Post-Operative Management and Complications

Sherrol Reynolds, OD, FAAO

2

Date/Time Topic Speaker Hrs.

Monday June 13th

8:00am - 11:00am

Ocular Complications of Systemic Medications

Sherrol Reynolds, OD, FAAO

3

11:00am - 1:00pm

Corneal Dystrophies

Julie Tyler, OD, FAAO

2

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch

 

 

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Neutraceuticals

Kimberly Reed, OD, FAAO

3

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Julie Tyler, OD, FAAO

2

Tuesday June 14th

8:00am - 10:00am

Medications in Pregnant and Nursing Mothers

Yin Tea, OD, FAAO/            Nadine Girgis, OD, FAAO

2

10:00am - 11:00am

Essential Systemic Formulary

Kim Reed, OD, FAAO

1

11:00am - 1:00pm

Disorders of the Orbit, Adnexa, and Lacrimal Drainage System

Joseph Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO

2

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch

 

 

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Pharmacotherapy of Posterior Segment Disease

Joseph Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO

3

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Inflammatory Disease Part I

Julie Tyler, OD, FAAO

2

Wednesday June 15th

8:00am - 11:00am        

Management of Complications of Contact Lens Wear

Kenneth Seger, OD, FAAO

3

11:00am - 1:00pm

Neuro Part I

Albert Woods, OD, FAAO

2

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch

 

 

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Neuro Part I

Albert Woods, OD, FAAO

1

3:00pm - 5:00 pm

Neuro Part II

Albert Woods, OD, FAAO

2

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Laboratory Medicine

Albert Woods, OD, FAAO

2

Thursday June 16th

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 - 12:00pm

Conjunctival and Corneal Foreign Body Removal

Julie Rodman, OD FAAO

1

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch

 

 

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Review of the Glaucomas II: Diagnostic Modalities

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate

2

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Abuse of Prescription and Non-Prescription Drugs 

Thuy-Lan Nguyen OD

1

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Inflammatory Disease Part II

Julie Tyler, OD, FAAO

3

Date/Time Topic Speaker Hrs.

Friday June 17th

8:00am – 10:00am

Ocular Surface Disease Management Update

Chandra Mickles, OD, MS, FAAO

2

10:00am – 12:00pm

Glaucoma Pharmocology

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate

2

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch

 

 

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Review of the Glaucomas III:Glaucoma Medical and Surgical Management: Angle

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate

3

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Review of the Glaucomas IV: Secondary Glaucomas and Childhood Glaucomas

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate

2

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Identifying Glaucomatous Progression

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate

1

Saturday June 18th

8:00am - 10:00am

Clinical Discussions in Glaucoma

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate

2

10:00am - 1:00pm

Management of Pediatric Eye Disease

Yin Tea, OD, FAAO

3

1:00pm -2:00pm

Lunch

 

 

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies

Julie Tyler, OD, FAAO

3

5:00pm - 7:00pm

TPA Jeopardy!

Kimberly Reed, OD, FAAO

2

*Lecture times could be subject to change.

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 January 31, 2016.

There will be no refund if you don't attend the course and do not notify us in advance.

  • Mariem Abdou, OD1
  • Kellie Bassion, OD1
  • Marlon Demerrit, OD, FAAO1
  • Nadine Girgis, OD, FAAO1
  • Christian Hernandez,OD1
  • May Jarkas, OD1
  • Rim Mahklouf, OD1
  • Thuy-Lan Nguyen, OD1
  • Michael Parker, Ph.D2
  • Joseph P. Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO1
  • Kimberly Reed, OD, FAAO1
  • Sherrol Reynolds, OD, FAAO1
  • Julie Rodman, OD1 , FAAO
  • Ken Seger, OD, FAAO1
  • Diane Shechtman, OD, FAAO1
  • Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO1
  • Yin Tea, OD, FAAO1
  • Julie A. Tyler, OD, FAAO1
  • Lori Vollmer, OD, FAAO1
  • Albert D. Woods, OD, FAAO1

1 Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry
2 Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy