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Join us for the 33rd annual Berkeley Practicum, a three-day virtual continuing education event. Topics will include glaucoma, cultural competence, retinal degeneration, ocular surface disease, tired eyes, and more! Earn up to 12 CE hours for this program (subject to change).

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Dates

Dates: January 15 – 17, 2022
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[margin space="25"] Please note: Our registration platform will be performing planned maintenance and therefore be unavailable on December 17 at 9 PM PT until December 18, at 3 AM PT.

Speakers and Topics

Please see below for our Berkeley Practicum 2022 schedule of speakers and topics. Speakers and topics subject to change.

Saturday, January 15, 2022 (8:00 - 11:50 AM PT)

Karen Walker-Brandreth Keynote
Primary SLT: Challenging the Traditional Glaucoma Paradigm
Anthony Realini, MD, MPH
West Virginia University

Lessons From Glaucoma Clinical Trials
Anthony Realini, MD, MPH
West Virginia University

The Holy Grail in Presbyopia Management
Derek Cunningham, OD, FAAO
Dell Laser Consultants

Cultural Competence and Clinical Care:
Why It’s Vital for Our Patients’ Well-Being

Ruth Shoge, OD, MPH
UC Berkeley Optometry

Sunday, January 16, 2022 (8:00 - 11:50 AM PT)

Retinal Grand Rounds
Diana Shechtman, OD, FAAO
Retina Macula Specialists of Miami

Disorders of the Afferent Visual Pathways
Marc Levin, MD, PhD
Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Emerging Treatments for Vision Restoration in Retinal Degeneration
Teresa Puthussery, OD, PhD
UC Berkeley Optometry

Monday, January 17, 2022 (8:00 - 11:50 AM PT)

Rapid Fire Grand Rounds
Danica Marrelli, OD
University of Houston College of Optometry

New Understandings in Ocular Surface Disease
Derek Cunningham, OD, FAAO
Dell Laser Consultants

Are Your Patients Tired of Their Tired Eyes?
Pete Kollbaum, OD, PhD
Indiana University School of Optometry

Registration

Online registration for this program is OPEN. You can receive a discount if you register for the full, 3-day program or choose to register for individual days (4 CE hours offered each day). Registration will close at 7PM PT on Friday, January 14, 2022, or when capacity is filled, whichever comes first.

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Please note: Our registration platform will be performing planned maintenance and therefore be unavailable on December 17 at 9 PM PT until December 18 at 3 AM PT.

Registration Details

Register on or before December 16, 2021:

Full Program: $300
A La Carte Per Day: $110

Register on or after December 17, 2021:

Full Program: $350
A La Carte Per Day: $120

Continuing Education Credits

12 COPE-approved CE hours are available for the full, 3-day virtual program. You can also choose to register for individual days (4 CE hours offered each day). These high-quality, interactive lectures will be offered via Zoom webinar.

COPE Activity#TBA

Saturday, January 15: 4 CE Hours

Sunday, January 16: 4 CE Hours

Monday, January 17: 4 CE Hours

COPE CE Guidelines

This program is considered Interactive Distance Learning per COPE’s “Transition Period for Interactive Online CE” guidelines listed on the ARBO website. Attendees will be able to interact with the speaker and ask questions in real-time via Zoom video conference. Per COPE’s guidelines through June 30, 2022, post-course tests will not be required in order to receive CE credits for this program, as long as you meet the Berkeley Optometry Live Online CE credit guidelines.

California Board of Optometry CE Guidelines

This program meets the live, interactive CE coursework requirements of the California State Board of Optometry listed at optometry.ca.gov. Per the “Optometrist Continuing Education Requirements” documentation, interactive courses offered live over internet platforms such as Zoom, or courses being offered by COPE, count towards the 30 hours required of live continuing education course credits in California (i.e., they are NOT considered “self-study” courses).

Questions?

View our Frequently Asked Questions page for information on registration, CE credit guidelines, certification letters, cancellations, and refunds.