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Residents Weekend 2019

Rapid Fire Grand Rounds     

January 26 & 27, 2019

9 General Hours Including 2 TQ Credits                   


Nova Southeastern University Main Campus

3200 S. University Drive

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328

Health Professions Division Building



The Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry Resident’s Day will showcase 33 outstanding optometric residents from 10 programs affiliated with NSU throughout the state of Florida. The lectures will present interesting and challenging cases encountered during their residency training in the form of rapid fire grand rounds. There will be an opportunity to interact with residents from the various programs and learn more about residency training and the opportunities residency training provides. Courses will run concurrently in 2 lecture halls and a total of 9 hours can be earned throughout the weekend for COPE and Florida Board approved courses (currently COPE & FL approvals pending).



Pricing Effective through January 23, 2019                      On-Site Fees

Saturday Only     $100    (5 credits)                                        Saturday Only $125

Sunday Only $80 (4 credits)                                                    Sunday Only $100

Double Header $150*     (9 credits)                                         Double Header $175

Saturday HIV Only $30 (1 credit)                                             TQ One Exam $30


Cancellation/Refund Policy

If you are unable to attend the program, please notify us  as soon as possible. We will refund your registration fee in full if we are notified by January 23, 2019.  No refunds will be processed after this date.

The last day to register on-line is Wednesday, January 23.

As a reminder, compliance with Board guidelines requires punctual attendance for CE credit.  COPE guidelines require that we monitor attendance.  Attendees must be in the auditorium within 15 minutes of start for a 2 hour program/5 minutes for a one hour course to receive credit. We have pledged to follow these guidelines and request that this commitment is honored by attendees without exception.  While we understand circumstances can impact the best intentions the guidelines will still be upheld.


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Click the individuals name in the schedule below to view their bio.





GROUP 1A - 2 Hour Credit

Samantha Fernandez, OD, Miami VA

Alexander Leong, OD, Miami VA

GROUP 1B - 2 Hour Credit

Kristin Barnes, OD, Aran            

Ashley Noble, OD, Braverman


Daniel Nolan, OD, BPEI

Ellen Butts, OD, BPEI

Melissa Paragas, OD, Tallahassee VA

Alyssa Batistine, OD, Tallahassee VA





GROUP 2A 2 Hour Credit

Sara Toomey, OD, BPEI               

Cindy Boger, OD, Orlando VA

GROUP 2B - 2 Hour Credit

Nicole Akpunku, OD, Clayton

Madeline Coughlin, OD, Daytona VA


Kiira Harrison, OD, Orlando VA

Umar Uhmed, OD, Lake City

Shanelle Jenkins, OD, Daytona VA

Kiri Rutledge, OD, Daytona VA


HIV – 1 Hour Credit

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO

Barry Frauens, OD, FAAO





GROUP 3A - 2 Hour Credit

Joanna Cotter, OD, BPEI

Shreya Jayasimha, OD, BPEI

GROUP 3B - 2 Hour Credit

Christina Spelich, OD, Bay Pines VA           

Emily Hall, OD, Bay Pines VA


Robin Thomas, OD, Gainesville VA

Nageena Parasher, OD, Gainesville VA

Russul Abbas, OD, Gainesville VA

Jordan Petrosky, OD, Bay Pines VA

Anna Claire Spradling, OD, NSU





GROUP 4A - 2 Hour Credit/TQ

Desiree Wheeler, OD, NSU

Deborah Jessurun, OD, NSU

GROUP 4B - 2 Hour Credit

Brian Roberts, OD, NSU    

Alayna Larsen, OD, NSU


Christian Corzo, OD, NSU                  

Tiana Berezu, OD, NSU

Swati Kumar, OD, NSU 

Ryan Nguyen, OD, NSU         

COPE & Florida Board Approved

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