CE-NY: Continuing Education-New York

CE-NY is a collaborative effort between our office and the New York State Optometric Association. CE-NY events provide six hours of COPE and CE broker-approved continuing education credits using the framework of Current Trends in Optometry. Courses are offered on Sundays in June, September, and November in different locations across New York State.

Date: September 14, 2014

Location: Woodcliff Hotel & Spa- Rochester, NY

Speakers: Dr. Jerome Sherman, Dr. Sherry Bass, Dr. Jeffery Roth

Topic: The Current State and Use of Genetics in Posterior Segment Disease

This course will review how to incorporate genetic information and genetic testing into clinical practice by investigating genotype-phenotype correlations in hereditary posterior segment diseases including retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt disease, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Leber congenital amaurosis,  achromatopsia, X-linked juvenile retinoschisis,  Best disease and Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON).  Clinical characteristics of these diseases and new developments in technology that aid in very early disease detection and management are reviewed.  Updates in pharmacogenomics, or tailored treatment for specific mutations in some of these diseases are discussed.

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Date: November 2, 2014

Location: Welch Allyn Lodge- Skaneateles, NY

Speakers: Dr. William Marcolini and Dr. Eric Schmidt

Topic: Current Perspectives on New Tests, New Treatments and New Technologies

New diagnostic tests, new therapies and new technologies are being developed and brought to the marketplace at a dizzying pace.  This course will discuss many of these tests, treatments and technologies so that the attendee can determine their clinical utility and whether they should make them part of their practice.

**Registration not available at this time.**