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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.

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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.

Date/Time

Topic

Speaker

Credits

Sunday July 8th

 

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 9th

 

 

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 10th

 

 

 

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 11th

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Date/Time

Topic

Speaker

Hrs.

Thursday July 12th

 

 

 

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 13th

 

 

 

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 14th

 

 

 

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 15th

 

 

 

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 16th

 

 

 

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

 

Date/Time

Topic

Speakers

Hrs.

Tuesday July 17th

 

 

 

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 18th

 

 

 

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

NSU has a small block of rooms reserved for your convenience.  The rate is $115 nightly beginning July 7 – July 19 at the Marriott Residence Inn.  We will provide daily shuttle service for doctors who stay at the host hotel.  You can copy and paste http://cwp.marriott.com/fllpt/nsuoptometry into your browser to make your reservation or call them directly at 954-723-0300.  Their physical address is 130 North University Drive, Plantation, Florida 33324.  You may have noticed that they are on the same street as our campus.  They provide a complimentary breakfast daily as well as other amenities which include a full kitchen in each room.  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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