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Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents Certification

Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents Certification/ Board Review Course & Workshop

June 719, 2020

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 11 days with most days comprising of 9 hours of lecture and  one 4 hour day as well as a day of rest.  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 2020

Online Registration

Fees

  • Core 100-Hour TPA Course - $6500 USD
  • Customized hours are $65 per credit hour
  • An initial deposit of $1000 is required by February 28, 2020 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 must 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, 2020)

$1000

Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Core Balance Paid

$5500

TPA80 80 Hours

$5200

TPA20 20 Hours

$1300

Optional Workshop OCT, Gonio, Fundus Photography (minimum 10)

$250

Medical Errors $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  The balance of the registration fee is due on or before May 1, 2020. Also the college reserves the right to cancel the course if sufficient registrations are not received by February 28, 2020 in which case all fees paid would be refunded in full.

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, 2020.  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, June 7th

8:00am - 10:00am

General and Ocular Pharmacologic Principles: Pharmacodynamics and Drug Actions

Jasleen Jhajj, OD, FAAO

2

10:00am – 12:00pm

Disorders of the Orbit, Adnexa, and Lacrimal Drainage System

Sherrol Reynolds, OD, FAAO

2

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Posterior Segment Infectious Disease

Diana Shechtman, OD, FAAO

3

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Neoplastic Disease of the Posterior Segment

Diana Shechtman, OD, FAAO

 2

Monday, June 8th  

 8:00am - 10:00 am

 Pharmacology of Antibiotics

Leticia Russo, OD, FAAO

2

11:00am – 1:00pm

Ocular Complications of Systemic Medications

Sherrol Reynolds, OD, FAAO

3

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Post-Operative Management and Complications

Sherrol Reynolds, OD, FAAO

2

4:00pm – 6:00pm

OCT

Julie Rodman, OD, FAAO

2

Tuesday, June 9th

8:00am - 10:00am

Anti-Allergy Pharmacology and Decongestants

 

Jessica Steen, OD, FAAO

 

2

10:00am – 12:00pm

Essential Topical Formulary

Jessica Steen, OD, FAAO

 

2

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Introduction to Medical Therapy and Rx Writing

Annette Bade, OD, FAAO

 

3

4:00pm - 6:00pm

The Eye in Dermatologic Disease

Beata Lewandowska, OD

2

Wednesday, June 10th 

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

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

 2

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Off Label Uses of Legend Drugs and Investigational New Drugs

Thuy-Lan Nguyen, OD

1

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Review Part I OPTIONAL

Annete Bade, OD, FAAO

 

 

Thursday, June 11th

8:00am - 9:00am

Essential Systemic Formulary

Sherrol Reynolds, OD, FAAO

1

9:00am - 11:00am

Corneal Dystrophies

Julie Tyler, OD, FAAO

2

11:00am -12:00pm

Conjunctival and Corneal Foreign Body Removal

Julie Rodman, OD, FAAO

1

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Pharmacology

Mariem Abdou, OD

1

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Pharmacology of Anti-viral; Anti-Fungals

Mariem Abdou, OD

1

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Management of Complications of Contact Lens Wear

Kenneth Seger, OD, FAAO

2

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Folk Cures and Home Remedies Treatments  Our Patients Believe In

Kenneth Seger, OD, FAAO

1

Friday, June 12th

Off - No Classes

Saturday, June 13th

 

  8:00am - 10:00am

 

  Neuro Part I

 

Albert Woods, OD, FAAO

 

2

 

  10:00am - 12:00pm

 

  Neuro Part II

 

Albert Woods, OD, FAAO

 

2

 

  1:00pm - 3:00pm

 

  Laboratory Medicine

 

Albert Woods, OD, FAAO

 

2

 

  3:00pm – 4:00pm

 

  Ocular Surface Disease Management Update

 

Chandra Mickles, OD, FAAO

 

2

 

  5:00pm - 6:00pm

 

  Analgesic Pharmacology

 

Rim Makhlouf, OD

 

1

Sunday, June 14th

 

  8:00am - 11:00am

 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Review of the Glaucomas I Primary Open Angle Glaucoma and Optic Disc Analysis

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO

 

3

 

  11:00am – 1:00pm

 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Review of the   Glaucomas II:Diagnostic Modalities

Joseph Sowka, OD,FAAO

 

2

 

  2:00pm - 4:00pm

 

  Anterior Segment Inflammatory Disease Part I

 

Julie Tyler, OD, FAAO

 

2

 

  4:00pm - 6:00pm

 Prevention of Medical Error:  A Root Cause Analysis Approach

 

Albert Woods, OD, FAAO

 

2

 

Monday, June 15th 

8:00am – 11:00am

Anterior Segment Inflammatory Disease Part II

Julie Tyler, OD, FAAO

3

11:00am – 1:00pm

Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Pharmacology

Marlon Demeritt, OD, FAAO

2

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Autonomic Pharmacology Mydriatics and Cycloplegics

Leticia Rousso, OD

1

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Pharmacology of Anesthetics and Anaphlaxis

Leticia Rousso, OD

1

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Laser Therapy for the Anterior Segment

Rim Makhlouf, OD

2

Tuesday, June 16th

8:00am - 10:00am

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Julie Tyler, OD, FAAO

 

2

10:00am - 12:00pm

Posterior Segment Trauma

Lori Vollmer, OD, MS, FAAO

2

1:00pm – 4:00pm

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

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO

3

4:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO

2

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Review Pt2 OPTIONAL

Annette Bade, OD, FAAO

 

Wednesday, June 17th

8:00am - 11:00am

Neutraceuticals

Lori Vollmer, OD, MS, FAAO

3

11:00am - 12:00pm

Abuse of Prescription and Non-Prescription Drugs

Thuy-Lan Nguyen, OD

1

1:00pm - 4:00pm

OPTIONAL WORKSHOP OCT, GONIO, SLIT LAMP

 

Thursday, June 18th

8:00am - 11:00am

Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies

Julie Tyler, OD, FAAO

3

11:00am - 3:00pm

Management of Pediatric Eye Disease

Yin Tea, OD, FAAO

3

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Pharmacotherapy of Posterior Segment Disease

Jessica Steen, OD, FAAO

3

Friday, June 19th

8:00am - 10:00am

Medications in Pregnant and Nursing Mothers

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

2

10:00am - 12:00pm

Clinical Discussions in Glaucoma

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO

2

1:00pm - 3:00pm

TPA Jeopardy!

Alexandra Espejo, OD, FAAO

2


 

NSU will have a small block of rooms reserved for your convenience.  The rate has not been finalized but we will share early 2020.  We have traditionally used the Marriott Residence Inn.  We will provide daily shuttle service for doctors who stay at the host hotel.   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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