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Optometrist Continuing Education Schedule

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Time Topic Presenter Classification
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast n/a n/a
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Advanced Interpretation of Macular OCT Sara Weidmayer, OD, FAAO 2 Hours Pharmaceutical
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break n/a n/a
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Retina Brainteaser Cases Christopher J. Borgman, OD, FAAO 2 Hours Pharmaceutical
12:15 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch on your own n/a n/a
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Ocular Pharmacology: A Conglomeration of New Ideas, New Uses, Old Drugs, & Old Topics Christopher J. Borgman, OD, FAAO 2 Hours Pharmaceutical
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Hosted MCO Beer / Wine Reception at Michigan College of Optometry n/a n/a

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Time Topic Presenter Classification
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast n/a n/a
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Glaucoma: What Would You Do? Christopher J. Borgman, OD, FAAO 2 Hours Pharmaceutical
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break n/a n/a
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. White Eye Why Do I Care Dawn Goedde, OD, FAAO 1 Hour Pharmaceutical
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Ocular Pharmacology  Dawn Goedde, OD, FAAO 1 Hour Pharmaceutical
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own n/a n/a
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Ocular Pain Management Dawn Goedde, OD, FAAO 2 Hours Pharmaceutical
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Optional Course: Implicit Bias Training (Separate Fee Required, and Separate Registration Required)1,2 Rita Walters, PhD 2 Hours General
  1.  Requires separate fee for this additional 2-hour State of Michigan required course.
  2. Implicit Bias Training: The new Implicit Bias Training requirement takes effect on June 1, 2022, which is one year after the promulgation of the rule. If the 90-day renewal window for your license or registration spans across June 1, 2022 the training is not required if you renew prior to June 1, 2022. However, if you choose to renew on or after June 1, 2022, the training is required. Also, the training will be required for all new applications for licensure or registration received on or after June 1, 2022. Read Department of Licensing and Regulator Affairs, Bureu of Professional Licensing Public Health Code - General Rules (page 3). Read FAQs on Implicit Bias Training or call the State of Michigan Health License Customer Service at (517) 335-0918.

All schedules are tentative and subject to change without notice.

State of Michigan Continuing Education Classification

The Continuing Education (CE) classification listed for each course has been approved by the Michigan State Board of Optometry based on the COPE category definitions of CE as outlined in the Michigan State Board of Optometry - General Rules.

General Clinical Education

Education which does not fall into any of the other specific categories.

Pain Management

Education on topics related to symptoms of ocular conditions that include pain. Examples include pharmacology and drug interactions of analgesics, psychology of pain, and clinical applications of behavior and stress management. All optometrists must have a minimum of two hours of CE in this category in the two years preceding the application for renewal.

Pharmaceutical Management

Education on specific pharmacological management of ocular conditions. All optometrists must have a total of 40 hours of CE in the two years preceding the application for renewal. An applicant for license renewal who holds certification to administer topical ocular diagnostic pharmaceutical agents or certification to administer and prescribe therapeutic pharmaceutical agents, or both, shall accumulate not less than 20 hours of board-approved continuing education in pharmacological management of ocular conditions.

Practice Management

Education on non-clinical topics such as marketing, billing, staff training and other business aspects of managing a practice. Optometrists may only use a maximum of nine hours of CE in this category in the two years preceding the application for renewal. Therefore, this category is less desirable to attendees.