It’s easy to see why thousands of eye care professionals all over the country call SECO their main source for continuing education and career development. You should too, because the largest, most important eye care conference in the world is all about giving you the precise knowledge, information, ideas and connections you need to elevate your practice and further your career.
SECO 2018 presents curated education content, including highly relevant and hands-on courses of the highest caliber, allowing you to create a customized agenda around the specific topics, trainings, issues and takeaways most important to you—whatever your specialty, focus or position.
Here’s a quick look at what’s in store:
- 100+ expert speakers presenting more than 200 continuing education courses, including five Special Sessions and 37 interactive Learning Labs.
- Targeted content in seven professional categories: Optometrists; Ophthalmic Professionals; Optometric Students / Residents; Opticians; Paraoptometrics; Ophthalmic Technicians; and Optical Administrators.
- MedPRO360, a half-day program focusing on healthcare business management.
- Optometry’s Marketplace™, featuring more than 270 exhibiting companies and the latest innovations and advancements in optometry.
- Special Events and networking opportunities, scheduled throughout the event to help you connect with your community.
If your work is dedicated to eye health, SECO 2018 is without question the conference for you. Invest five days and reap the long-term benefits—for your patients and customers, your team and your career. See the full picture. See for yourself. See you in Atlanta, February 28 – March 4.
Special Session: Eye Cancers: From Melanoma to Retinoblastoma
Learn the diagnostic techniques, differential diagnosis, treatment options, outcomes and emerging breakthroughs regarding the care of patients with uveal melanoma and retinoblastoma.
Digging Into Dry Eye
The understanding and treatment of dry eye has rapidly evolved and at present there are multitudes of treatments. Gain an understanding of this evolution and the rationale and science supporting the treatments. Since the majority of all dry eye is either due to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) or has a significant MGD component, MGD will be emphasized. Evaporative stress, diagnosis and treatment of MGD, meibomian gland atrophy, adoption of the dental model to dry eye management, blinking, lid seal factors, and neurosensory recalcitrant pain will also be emphasized.
Secrets of A Vascular Surgeon
Take an in depth look at extracranial cerebrovascular occlusive disease as it relates to vision. Review pertinent anatomical and physiological factors prior to delving into the various pathological variants. Discuss diagnostic modalities and therapeutic options in detail, with an emphasis on common clinical manifestations the practitioner may encounter.
Special Session: Retina 2018
Management of retinal disease continues to evolve, with many new options for AMD and diabetic retinopathy. This course highlights new technology such as OCT angiography and its role in primary eye care in 2018, and it reviews the latest clinical trials. A guideline of standards of care will be offered from both an OD and MD perspective.
Special Session: Cornea Update
Review the epidemiology and pathogenesis of ulcerative keratitis due to many causes. Analyze several recent landmark studies in order to cite the risk factors associated with the increased incidence of corneal infection, with an emphasis on preventive measures in minimizing these occurrences. Review the organisms most likely to be encountered along with the key measures used to make the important differential diagnosis between a sterile versus an infectious keratitis.