The 30th Annual Berkeley Practicum is a three day continuing education event that offers a total of 20 CE hours. The Practicum will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in the Berkeley Marina.

Dates

Dates:January 19-21, 2019

Location

 DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in the Berkeley Marina.

Registration

Online registration for this program is now OPEN.

Registration Open

Registered attendees will receive an email on Friday, January 11th with additional event information and a link to the syllabus download. If you did not receive this email, please notify us at optoce@berkeley.edu.

Early Registration Prices through Nov. 20:

Full Program $630
Saturday & Sunday $545
Saturday & Monday $420
Sunday & Monday $420
Saturday Only $300
Sunday Only $300
Monday Only $150

Breakfast, plated lunch, and electronic downloadable syllabus are included.

All cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail, email, or fax and are subject to a $10 cancellation fee. We do not accept phone cancellations. To receive a full refund minus $10 cancellation fee, your cancellation request must be received by Sunday, December 30th before 11:59pm. Cancellations received between December 30th and January 11th will receive 65% refund minus $10 cancellation fee or 75% credit towards future Berkeley Practicum or Morgan Symposium. No refunds will be given after January 11th.

Medical Emergencies
Cancellations due to medical emergencies must include a note from your primary or diagnosing physician. To receive a full refund, we must receive your cancellation at least 3 days before the first day of the program. Cancellations made within 3 days of the first day of the program, or 'No Shows,' will receive an 80% refund.

Refund procedures
All cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail, email, or fax. We do not accept phone cancellations. If original payment was made by credit card, your cancellation refund will be credited to your credit card account.

Credit for a future Berkeley Practicum or Morgan Symposium
If you cancel between 3 weeks and 7 days before the first day of a Morgan Symposium or Berkeley Practicum, you may request a 75% credit towards a future Berkeley Practicum or Morgan Symposium. If you would like us to apply your cancellation refund to a future program, please write, email, or fax us to let us know. We will mail you a 'letter of credit.' When sending in your registration form for a future program, write in the amount of credit you have, and submit payment for the balance.

Program Changes
If you make any changes in the dates of your attendance, you will be charged the fees that are in effect on the date you make the changes. Changes in your registration may be made by mail, email, or fax, and are contingent upon available space. All program changes must be made at least 4 days (96 hours) before the program start.

Accommodations

Rooms at the DoubleTree Marina Hotel are available for our conference attendees at a special rate. A link to the hotel booking page and discount code will be included in your registration confirmation email. Alternatively, you may call (510) 548-7920.

CE Credits

20 CE hours are available for the full three day program and will be COPE approved.

Please note: partial ​attendance ​of ​a ​COPE ​course ​does ​not ​count ​towards ​COPE ​CE. ​

Daily CE Breakdown

Saturday, January 19: 8 CE Hours (6 TPA, 2 Misc)

Sunday, January 20: 8 TPA CE Hours

Monday, January 21: 4 TPA CE Hours

Keynote Speaker: Jost B. Jonas, MD

Dr. Jost Jonas is Professor of Ophthalmology and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg, Germany. He is a member of the German Academy of Science Leopoldina, as well as the Glaucoma Society of the International Congress of Ophthalmology. A highly respected researcher, his topics of research include intravitreal application of medication as treatment of intraocular edematous, proliferative and neovascular diseases, as well as the morphologic diagnosis of optic nerve diseases including glaucoma and the association between cerebrospinal fluid pressure and ocular disorders. 

Schedule

Saturday, January 198 CE Hours (6 TPA, 2 Misc)
7:15 - 8:15 Sign-in and Continental Breakfast
8:15 - 4:45Julie Tyler, OD
Nova Southeastern University
Trauma Drama Cases of Ocular Injuries

Jost B. Jonas, MD
Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany
Optic Disc Morphology in Health and Disease

Andrew Mick, OD
San Francisco VA Medical Center
Lessons Learned as an Optometry Malpractice Consultant

Paul Karpecki, OD
Kentucky Eye Institute
Corneal Grand Rounds
Sunday, January 208 TPA CE Hours
7:15 - 8:15Sign-in and Continental Breakfast
8:15 - 4:45Paul Karpecki, OD
Kentucky Eye Institute
Innovations in EyeCare

Jost B. Jonas, MD
Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany
The Role of Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure, IOP and Venous Outflow in Ocular Disease

Julie Tyler, OD
Nova Southeastern University
I Got a Case of What? Sexually Transmitted Diseases with Ocular Manifestations

Debora Lee Chen, OD
Berkeley Optometry
Case Discussions of Binocular Diplopia
Monday, January 214 TPA CE Hours
7:30 - 8:15Sign-in and Continental Breakfast
8:15 - 12:00Roger Goldberg, MD
Bay Area Retina Associates
Advances in Vitreoretinal Surgery

Marlena Chu, OD
Berkeley Optometry
Reduced Contrast Sensitivity: When It's All One Shade of Gray

Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions!

optoCE@berkeley.edu 800-827-2163

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