2015 GSLS Agenda and Meeting information will be posted in April.

 

Here's a look at what the program had to offer in 2014!

 

Downloadable 2014 Agenda

 

THURSDAY,  JANUARY 23

Pre-Conference Programs

These four tracks are designed to provide and extensive amount of information and are presentedy by renowned experts on the subject matter.  Additionally, each topic area is broken down into 1 or 2 hour segments.  Attendees may change courses at the end of each subject. These courses are always rated highly by the attendee.
 

MYOPIA CONTROL AND MANAGMENT

Presented by:  The Orthokeratology Academy of America

  8:30 am -  Peripheral Refraction and Myopia Control José M. González-Méijome OD, PhD, FAAO
 
9:30 am -  Practical Applicaions o Lenses for Myopia Control Jeffrey J. Walline, OD, PhD
10:30 am -  Orthokeratology/Corneal Reshaping, Part 1 Cary M. Herzberg, OD, FIAO
                      How does it work; lens designs; use of topography to analyze outcomes
11:30 am - Orthokeratology/Corneal Reshaping, Part 2  Caroline Guerrero Cauchi, OD, FAAO 
                      Candidate selection; Lens care; follow up protocol; informed consent contract;
                      practice management 
tips; supporting studies

 

BILLING AND CODING FOR SPECIALTY LENSES

Please note:  These courses run 2 hours each.  If you need CE credit, you must be in attendance for the full time.

  8:30 am - 10:30am    Cracking The Code: A Clinical Approach To Medical Coding & Compliance - Part 1                                                        John Rumpakis, OD, MBA  

10:30 am - 12:30am  Cracking The Code: A Clinical Approach To Medical Coding & Compliance - Part 2                                                        John Rumpakis, OD, MBA  

 

MANAGEMENT OF THE AGING EYE

  8:30 am - Ocular Dryness and the Aging Eye  William Miller, OD, MS, PhD 
  9:30 am - Ocular Nutrition and the Aging Eye  Jeffrey Anshel, OD, FAAO
10:30 am - Contact Lens Multifocal Patient Selection, Evaluation, and Communication  Edward Bennett, OD, MSEd;
                  Stephanie Woo, OD; Brooke Messer, OD

11:30 am - Contact Lens Multifocal Fitting and Troubleshooting  Edward Bennett, OD, MSEd; Stephanie Woo, OD;
                  Brooke Messer, OD 

 

PRINCIPLES OF SCLERAL LENS FITTING

Presented by: Scleral Lens Education Society

  8:30 am - The Evolution of Scleral Lenses to Today's Modern Scleral Lens/Scleral Shape 
                   Eef van der Worp, BOptom, PhD
  9:30 am - Scleral Lens Design: Basic Concepts to Advanced Options  Christine Sindt, OD, FAAO

10:30 am - Fitting and Troubleshooting Scleral Lenses for Normal Shaped Corneas and Ocular Surface Disease
                  Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO; Lynette Johns, OD, FAAO 

11:30 am - Fitting and Troubleshooting Scleral Lenses for Irregular Corneas  J. Bruce Baldwin, OD, PhD, FAAO

                    

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23 - MAIN CONFERENCE 

12:45 pm - Sponsor Seminars with Light Lunch (click here for detailed Sponsor Seminar List)  Paragon Vision Sciences; X-Cel Contact Lens; Advanced Vision Technologies; SynergEyes

1:15 pm - Sponsor Seminars with Light Lunch (click here for detailed Sponsor Seminar List)  Oculus Inc.; Alden Optical Laboratories; SpecialEyes LLC; Metro Optics

 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Welcome Message - Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD; Craig W. Norman, FCLSA

General Session #1 - State of the Contact Lens Industry Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD                                                Myopia – where are we today?  Brien Holden PhD, DSc, OAM

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm - BREAK

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
General Session #2 - 
Global Specialty Lens Symposium Award of Excellence Lecture                                             Moderators: Edward Bennett, OD, MSEd; Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD

The Odyssey of Contact Lens Discomfort - The Journey  to Resolution  Donald R. Korb, OD, FAAO

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - MANUFACTURER BREAKOUT SESSIONS - non credit (click here for detailed Breakout Session List) Tru-Form Optics, Inc; Contamac; Bausch + Lomb Custom Lab Channel Business; Alden Optical Laboratories; Diversified Ophthalmics; Art Optical Contact Lens, Inc

5:30 pm - 7:30pm
EXHIBIT HALL GRAND OPENING RECEPTION
Hosted by Platinum Sponsors 
 

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

7:00 am - Sponsor Seminars with Continental Breakfast (click here for detailed Sponsor Seminar List)  Tru-form Optics;  Menicon; Unilens Corp. USA;  ABB-Concise   

7:30 am - Sponsor Seminars with Continental Breakfast (click here for detailed Sponsor Seminar List)  Blanchard Contact Lens, Inc;  B+L Boston Group; Contamac; Valley Contax


8:00 am - 10:00 am
General Session #3 - Managing the Corneal-Scleral and Scleral Lens Complications
Moderator: Patrick J. Caroline, FAAO, FCLSA

Panel: Langis Michaud, OD, FAAO; Loretta Szczotka-Flynn, OD, PhD ; Ann Pyck;  ; Ann Pyck, Optometrist; Gregory Denaeyer, OD, FAAO; Lynette Johns, OD, FAAO

10:00 am - 10:30 am - BREAK

10:30 am - 11:30 am
General Session #4 - Analyzing Analyzing Ocular Shape
Moderator: Eef van der Worp, BOptom, PhD, FAAO

An Overview of Ocular Shape Instruments  Eef van der Worp, BOptom, PhD, FAAO

Analyzing and Comparing Different Corneal Topography Systems   Lee Hall, BSc (Hons), MCOptom

Anterior Scleral Shape & Scleral Lens Fitting  Chad Rosen, OD, FAAO

 

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - MANUFACTURER BREAKOUT SESSIONS - non credit (click here for detailed Breakout Session List) B+L Custom Lab Channel Business; Blanchard Contact Lens, Inc; X-cel Contact Lens; Oculus, Inc; SpecialEyes, LLC; Acculens, Inc



12:15 pm - 2:00 pm - LUNCH IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
General Session #5 - Analyzing Analyzing Ocular Shape
Moderator: Eef van der Worp, BOptom, PhD, FAAO

Limbal Shape and Soft Lens Fitting  Lee Hall, BSc (Hons), MCOptom

Using Overall Ocular Sagittal Height in Soft Lens Fitting  Eef van der Worp, BOptom, PhD, FAAO
 

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm - MANUFACTURER BREAKOUT SESSIONS - non credit (click here for Detailed Breakout Session List)   Metro Optics; Menicon; Advanced Vision Technologies; Contamac; Dakota Sciences, Inc; Visionary Optics

 

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - CE BREAKOUT SESSIONS

6A: Contact Lens Correction of Astigmatism  Clarke Newman, OD, FAAO

6B: Custom Soft Contact Lens Correction Mark Andre, FAAO

6C: Scleral Lenses for Really Sick Eyes Lynette Johns, OD, FAAO

 

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm -  COCKTAIL RECEPTION IN THE EXHIBIT HALL 
  

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

7:00 am - Sponsor Seminars with Continental Breakfast  (click here for detailed Sponsor Seminar List) Alcon Visioncare; Diversified Ophthalmics; B+L Boston Group; Visionary Optics

7:30 am - Sponsor Seminars with Continental Breakfast (click here for detailed Sponsor Seminar List) Blanchard Contact Lens, Inc; Art Optical Contact Lens Inc; Essilor Contact Lens; Acculens, Inc

8:00 am - 9:00 am - CE BREAKOUT SESSIONS

7A:  Ocular Nutrition  Jeffrey Anshel, OD, FAAO

7BBilling and Coding for Specialty Lenses Clarke Newman, OD, FAAO

7C:  Managing Keratoconus in a Private Practice Setting  Brooke Messer, OD and Stephanie Woo, OD

 

9:00 am - 10:00 am
General Session #8 - Expert Lens Care Panel
Moderator: Michael A. Ward, MMSC, FAAO, FCLSA; 
Loretta Szczotka-Flynn, OD, PhD; Arthur Epstein,OD, FAAO 

10:00 am - 10:30 am - BREAK

10:30 am - 11:30 am - MANUFACTURER BREAKOUT SESSIONS - non credit (click here for detailed Breakout Session List)  ABB-Concise; Paragon Vision Sciences; Blanchard Contact Lens, Inc; Alcon Vision Care; Valley Contax; SynergEyes

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
General Session #9 - Free Paper Presentations
Moderator: Edward Bennett, OD, MSEd

 FP1: Peripheral Positive Corneal Power Induced By Orthokeratology Reduces Myopia Progression                                     Jacinto Santodomingo, PhD, MSc, MCOptom, FBCLA, FAAO

FP2:  Variation of clearance with mini-scleral lenses                                                                                                                 Langis Michaud OD, MSc, FAAO

FP3:  Common Factors in Multifocal Contact Lens Success                                                                                                         Amy Dinardo, OD, MBA, FAAO

FP4:  Cracking the comfort code: characteristics of a novel silicone hydrogel                                                                     Robert SteffenOD, MS

FP5:  The influence of power and lens design on the zonal oxygen transmissibility of silicone hydrogel soft toric contact lenses                                                                                                                                                                                       Tony Hough, BA


11:30 am - 12:30 pm
CE BREAKOUT SESSION #10 (to run concurrent to Free Paper Session)

10A: Understanding Contemporary Contact Lens Care Products  Michael A. Ward, MMSc, FAAO, FCLSA

10B: Fitting Children with Contact Lenses Jeffrey J. Walline, OD, PhD

10C: Using Topography to Design Soft and GP Lenses  Randy Kojima, FAAO


12:15 pm - 2:00 pm - LUNCH IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
 

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Scientific Poster Award Presentation and Photo Competition Award

General Session #11 - TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort
Moderator: 
Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD

Panel: José M. González-Méijome OD, PhD, FAAO; William Miller, OD, PhD

 

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm - BREAK 
 

4:15pm - 5:15 pm 
General Session #12 - Custom Soft Lenses: Case History Session

Moderator: Boris Severinsky, MOptom

Panel: Mark Andre, FAAO, FCLSA; Gregory Denaeyer, OD

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26

8:00 am - 9:00 am
General Session #13 - Surgical Update 2014                                                                                                                                  
Moderator: Craig W. Norman, FCLSA                                                                                                                                                    Korine van Dijk, BSC Optom

9:00 am - 10:00 am
General Session #14 - Free Papers
Moderator: Craig W. Norman, FCLSA

FP6: Efficacy and Safety of hybrid (Synergeyes) contact lenses shortly after corneal collagen cross-linking                         Boris Severinsky, MOptom

FP7: Incidence of irregular astigmatism eligible for contact lens fitting after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK)                                                                                                                                                                            Korine van Dijk, BSc Optom

FP8: Effects of changes in vault in PROSE device                                                                                                                           Rajeswari Mahadevan, PhD

FP9: Computer-assisted Limbal Lens Fitting in Taiwan                                                                                                            Patrick Joi-Tsang Shum, MD

FP10: Contact lens fitting in subjects dissatisfied with visual result after Intra Corneal Ring Implantation in keratoconus.                                                                                                                                                                                       Miguel Romero-Jimenez, DOO, MSc

10:00 am - 10:15 am - BREAK


10:15 am - 11:15 am
General Session #15 - Global Panel: Contact Lens Management of the Post Corneal Graft Patient
Moderator: 
Eef van der Worp, BOptom, PhD, FAAO

Panel:

Post-graft patients – the most difficult patients in my practice (case reports)  Ann Pyck, Optometrist (Belgium)

How we manage our post-Graft patients: using reverse geometry scleral lenses and Piggy-Back as our main options Langis Michaud OD, MSc, FAAO (Canada)

‘Inside information’ – notes and recommendations from a large corneal transplant clinic: when to fit lenses after transplant and what to look for  Korine van Dijk, BSc Optom (the Netherlands)

11:15 am - CONFERENCE ADJOURNS