Join us for the 38th annual Morgan-Sarver Symposium, which will be held online as an interactive webinar. Earn up to 10 CE hours for this program, including 4 TPA-GLC hours.
2023 Speakers and Topics
Please see below for our schedule of speakers and topics for the 2023 Morgan-Sarver Symposium. (Lectures, speakers, and scheduling subject to change.)
Friday, April 14, 2023 (6:00 - 7:50 PM PT)
Aaron Bronner, OD
Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute
6:00 – 6:50 PM PT
The OD’s Guide to Corneal Transplants
Get your DSAEKs, DMEKs, DALKs and PKs in order. The alphabet soup of transplant names, vague terminology and stakes involved with managing corneal transplants as an Optometrist are inherently confusing when you seldom encounter these. This hour long course will provide Optometrists a clear method of understanding the corneal transplants we may encounter, as well as the relative strengths, limitations and complications of each.
7:00 – 7:50 PM PT
New and Noteworthy Topics in Anterior Segment Disease
This course will review therapies that are recently available, still in development or underutilized in the management of Anterior Segment Disease. Areas of discussion will include brand new treatment avenues that will create a paradigm shift in how you manage anterior segment disease.
Saturday, April 15, 2023 (8:00 - 11:50 AM PT)
Jennifer Harthan, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Illinois Eye Institute
8:00 – 8:50 AM PT
When to Apply Therapeutic Contact Lens Options
This one-hour course reviews therapeutic contact lens options and when to utilize their application for patients with a variety of ocular conditions. Complications and troubleshooting tips will be reviewed. Management of these conditions through rapid fire case presentation will be discussed.
Steven Ferrucci, OD
Sepulveda VA Medical Center
9:00 – 10:40 AM PT
Retinal and OCT Grand Rounds
This course reviews some of the basic principles of retinal OCTs and OCTAs as well as uses examples to help illustrate OCT findings associated with certain clinical entities. Clinical pearls for the various diseases are stressed, as well as new treatment options and recommended management.
Dawn Lam, MS, OD, FAAO
Marshall B. Ketchum University
11:00 – 11:50 AM PT
Video Grand Rounds: Tips for your GP Fits
For the everyday practitioner, fitting GP lenses may seem intimidating; however, there is a niche of patients where GP lenses are simply the best refractive option. This course utilizes videos and patient cases to discuss common trouble-shooting strategies and fitting tips for regular corneas.
Sunday, April 16, 2023 (8:00 - 11:50 AM PT)
Berkeley Glaucoma Day
Terri-Diann Pickering, MD
Glaucoma Center of San Francisco & Glaucoma Research Center
8:00 – 8:50 AM PT
Steroid-Induced Glaucoma & OCT Interpretation
This course will cover OCT interpretation and provide guidelines for accurate OCT evaluation and avoiding common errors in interpretation. Additionally, the course will cover steroid-induced glaucoma, including who is at risk and how to treat and monitor.
Elizabeth Muckley, OD, FAAO
Northeast Ohio Eye Surgeons
9:00 – 9:50 AM PT
Dry Eye Overview-Management and Implications in Glaucoma
This course will review dry eye disease and why it relates to ocular surface disease and how that relates to ocular surgery and glaucoma.
Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO
Vance Thompson Vision
10:00 – 10:50 AM PT
Innovations in MIGs, the OD’s Role
Optometrists encounter patients that have undergone MIGS procedures on a daily basis and that number will continue to increase. This course will take a case-based approach with polling questions challenging the attendee to make a decision on which MIGS procedure to recommend to a patient, how to handle a postoperative complication, and how to communicate with ophthalmology. As the primary eye care providers for our patients, it is imperative that we understand these procedures, communicate effectively with our patients and ophthalmologists that we are up to the challenge of managing MIGS.
Elizabeth Muckley, OD, FAAO, & Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO
11:00 – 11:50 AM PT
Glaucoma Grand Rounds
This lecture will present two cases in typical glaucoma – OHTN and NTG. A step-by-step guide to diagnosing, setting IOP goals, selecting initial treatment, and identifying progression will be reviewed. The presenters will walk through each case and ask for audience participation and discussion in how to manage the glaucoma.
Registration DetailsRegistration for this program is OPEN. You can register for the full 3-day program or just one of the days (Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday). Register Now
Registration will close on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, or when capacity is filled, whichever comes first. The Morgan-Sarver Symposium 2023 will take place via Zoom Webinar. Registered attendees will receive an email by Friday, April 14, 2023 with additional event information to join the sessions and a link to the handouts. If you do not receive this email by Friday, April 14, 2023, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Full Program: $250
- A La Carte - Friday: $55
- A La Carte Saturday: $110
- A La Carte Sunday: $110
- Full Program: $275
- A La Carte - Friday: $60
- A La Carte Saturday : $120
- A La Carte Sunday: $120
Continuing Education Credits
Ten COPE-accredited CE hours will be available for the full, 3-day program. COPE Activity ID #TBA.
Daily CE Breakdown
Friday, April 14, 2023: 2 CE Hours
COPE Course #83694-PO: The OD’s Guide to Corneal Transplants
COPE Course #78247-TD: New and Noteworthy Topics in Anterior Segment Disease
Saturday, April 15, 2023: 4 CE Hours
COPE Course #83714-CL: When to Apply Therapeutic Contact Lens Options
COPE Course #83695-TD: Retinal and OCT Grand Rounds
COPE Course #83719-CL: Video Grand Rounds: Tips for your GP Fits
Sunday, April 16, 2023: 4 CE GLC Hours
COPE Course #83864-GL: Steroid-Induced Glaucoma & OCT Interpretation
COPE Course #83696-GL: Dry Eye Overview-Management and Implications in Glaucoma
COPE Course #82527-GL: Innovations in MIGs, the OD’s Role
COPE Course #83697-GL: Glaucoma Grand Rounds
COPE CE Course Format
This program will take place via Zoom webinar. Attendees will be able to interact with the speaker and ask questions in real-time via Zoom video conference. The program will be considered a “Synchronous Virtual” course format by COPE per their 2023 guidelines, and post-course tests will not be required. All attendees should verify with their respective state board(s) if this type of activity counts towards their required CE credit.
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).
View our Frequently Asked Questions page for information on registration, CE credit guidelines, certification letters, cancellations, and refunds.