This years meeting in Scottsdale will be our most ambitious ever! Set over three and a half days it will include an awesome array of courses,labs,seminars and break out sessions on corneal reshaping and specialty lens fitting. The international list of presenters includes the leading names in the field. The location in Scottsdale is a perfect mix of a great facility with plenty of space to handle our special meeting needs.
This years event will feature two wet labs devoted to corneal reshaping and large diameter lens fitting. We are blessed to have the likes of Pat Caroline and Randy Kojima to walk us through the reasons why we need to consider fitting Scleral lenses. Joining them will be Peter Wilcox and David Bartels to help facilitate a successful lab experience. Our other wet lab will be devoted to corneal reshaping. Bruce Williams will direct this lab. Subjects will be prefit the night before and attendees will get to view the fitting process through film and see first hand how the outcomes turn out.
Our legendary Bootcamp ably directed by Caroline Cauchi will also take place on Thursday April 19th and feature lots of useful information for those who are inexperienced or new to cornel reshaping . This year we are also offering a special opportunity for your staff to take part with special sessions given by techs from successful Ortho-K practices relating how they work up and instruct their corneal reshaping patients.
For those OAA members who would like to pursue Fellowship we have sessions going on Thursday as well. In the morning we have mandatory lectures from Rob Gerowitz and myself required for fellowship. Topics include the responsibilities of a fellow, useful information about corneal reshaping and our new international academy.In the afternoon the actual fellowship testing will begin and last till the evening.
After we're all done for the day we have a Wine & Cheese event in the exhibit hall for all attendees to VBD 2012. Come and enjoy the food in our spacious exhibit hall, view all the high tech products on display and talk with our exhibitor partners who make an event lke this possible. Meeting information is available at www.orthokmeeting.com .
Cary M Herzberg O.D. FOAA