The 29th Annual Berkeley Practicum is a three day continuing education event that offers a total of 20 CE hours.

Dates

Dates: January 13-15, 2018

Location

Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley Campus

Parking passes for nearby campus lots may be purchased when you register online. The lots will be 3-4 blocks away from the event venue. We have not yet confirmed which lots are available for our event — attendees will be notified by January 5th which campus lot has been reserved.

Registration

Online registration for this program is now OPEN.

Registration Open
Registration Prices through Dec. 13th.

Full Program $645
Saturday & Sunday $560
Saturday & Monday $440
Sunday & Monday $440
Saturday Only $315
Sunday Only $315
Monday Only $150

Breakfast, boxed lunches, and electronic syllabus are included.
Parking passes for nearby TBA campus lots reserved for our event may be purchased along with registration. Prices increase November 16th.

All cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail, email, or fax. We do not accept phone cancellations. To receive a full refund, your cancellation request must be received by Friday, December 22 before 11:59pm. Cancellations received between December 23rd and January 5th will receive 65% refund or 75% credit towards future Berkeley Practicum or Morgan Symposium. No refunds will be given after January 5th.

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.

CE Credits

20 CE hours are available for the full three day program ( includes 4 Hrs. GLAUC-CE)
Please note: partial ​attendance ​of ​a ​COPE ​course ​does ​not ​count ​towards ​COPE ​CE. ​

Daily CE Breakdown

Saturday, January 13: 8 CE Hours (inc. 2 Hrs. GLAUC-CE)

Sunday, January 14: 8 CE Hours (inc. 2 Hrs. GLAUC-CE)

Monday, January 15: 4 CE Hours

Keynote Speaker: Stephen McLeod, MD

mcleodStephen McLeod, MD, glaucoma clinician and surgeon, is chair of the ophthalmology department at the University of California San Francisco. He is also chair of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Preferred Practice Pattern Panels and a consultant to the Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the FDA. He specializes in refractive surgery, cataract, and corneal disease. His topics of research include the development of implanted accommodating devices for the treatment of presbyopia and the development of new devices for cataract removal. His lecture, “Infectious Keratitis Update”, will present valuable information and insight for optometrists.

Schedule

Saturday, January 138 CE Hours (inc. 2 Hrs. GLAUC-CE)
7:15 - 8:15 Sign-in and Continental Breakfast
8:15 - 4:45Nancy McNamara, OD
University of California, Berkeley, CA

Recent Trends and Discoveries in the Diagnosis and Management of Aqueous-Deficient Dry Eye (COPE approval pending)

Shirin Barez, MD, MS
University of California, Berkeley, CA

Central Serous Retinopathy: Typical, Atypical and Not (COPE approval pending)

Stephen McLeod, MD
University of California, San Francisco, CA

Infectious Keratitis Update (COPE approval pending)

Tammy Than, OD
University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

Ophthalmic Therapeutic Update (COPE #46987-PH)

Michael Sullivan-Mee, OD
New Mexico VA Health Care System, NM

Not All Glaucoma Suspects are Created Alike (COPE #55171-GL)

Sunday, January 148 CE Hours (inc. 2 Hrs. GLAUC-CE)
7:15 - 8:15Sign-in and Continental Breakfast
8:15 - 4:45Tammy Than, OD
University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

Lab Testing: Its Role in Diagnosing and Managing Ocular Disease (COPE #44520-PD)

Jeffry Gerson, OD
Kansas City VA Medical Center, MO

Contemporary Care of the Patient with Diabetes (COPE #44967-SD)

Michael Sullivan-Mee, OD
New Mexico VA Health Care System, NM

Glaucoma Management: Tips for Optimizing Decision-Making (COPE #55172-GL)

Rona Silkiss, MD
Oakland Sutter Health Center, Oakland, CA

Eyelid Malposition-Diagnosis and Therapeutics (COPE approval pending)

Monday, January 154 CE Hours
7:30 - 8:15Sign-in and Continental Breakfast
8:15 - 12:00Maynard Pohl, OD
Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute, Bellevue, WA

Essentials in Cataract Patient Care (COPE #49096-PO)

Daniel Brinton, MD
East Bay Retina Consultants, Bay Area, CA

Pitfalls of the Peripheral Retina (COPE approval pending)

Lodging

For your convenience, the following local hotels offer preferred pricing for conference attendees. Book directly per the included instructions.

Graduate Berkeley
Room blocks available at a discounted rate, depending on availability at time of booking.
Reservations: 510-845 8981 and ask for “Berkeley Practicum Group Block Rate”.
Online Weblink: http://tinyurl.com/y9doxrsa   (case sensitive)
Email reservation request: reservations@graduateberkeley.com
https://www.graduatehotels.com/berkeley 

Hotel Shattuck Plaza
Discounted UCB rate, depending on availability at time of booking
Reservations: 510-225-6017
www.hotelshattuckplaza.com

The Faculty Club
On-campus lodging option.
www.berkeleyfacultyclub.com

Claremont Hotel
15% discount for UC Berkeley alumni, depending on availability at time of booking.
Book online using promotion code NUCY.
www.fairmont.com/claremont-berkeley

Emeryville Courtyard Marriott
Discounted UCB traveler rate, depending on availability at time of booking.
Register online or by phone, ask for the “Berkeley Practicum Conference” room block at the Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Emeryville.
(800) 828-4720
Book your group rate for Berkeley Practicum Conference

 

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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