ALOA Annual Convention 2022

October 7 - 9, 2022

Sheraton Birmingham

2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N
Birmingham, AL 35203

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The Sheraton Birmingham
2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North
Birmingham, AL 35203 1 (800) 325-3535

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2022 Convention Schedule


Exhibit Hall  || Exhibitor Registration




7:30am – 9:50am        CPR (pre-registration required; limited to 20 registrants) 

10:00am – 12:00pm    Clinical Quandaries: Fighting the Fear Factor – Paul Ajamian, O.D.

12:00pm – 2:00pm      Exhibit Hall and lunch  

2:20pm – 3:10pm        Avoiding Malpractice – Paul Ajamian, O.D.

3:20pm – 5:00pm        My Latest Favorite Cases – Paul Ajamian, O.D.

5:00pm – 6:00pm        Reception 

8:00pm                        Young OD Social (pre-registration required)



7:00am – 8:00am        Membership Meeting Breakfast 

8:00am – 9:00am        Macular Carotenoids and Visual Performance in Sports (COPE 70681-FV)    Jim Stringham, PhD

9:00am – 10:00am      Targeted Nutrition for Reduction of Oxidation and Inflammation: Implications for Vision, Cognition, and Systemic Health and Performance (COPE 74095-PS) Jim Stringham, PhD

10:00am – 12:00pm    Effects of Macular Carotenoids on Eye, Brain, and Body (COPE 71268-PH)  Jim Stringham, PhD

12:00pm – 2:00pm      Exhibit Hall and Lunch 

2:00pm – 3:00pm        Getting to the Heart of the Matter (COPE 76474-SD) Kelly Malloy, O.D.

3:00pm – 5:00pm        NO to Refer or not Refer…that is the Question? (COPE 74393-NO) Kelly Malloy, O.D.



8:00am – 9:00am        Diabetes: New Testing and Treatment for Retinopathy - Nate Lighthizer, O.D.

9:00am – 11:00am      The Glaucoma Compass - Nate Lighthizer, O.D.

10:00am – 11:00am    Swollen Optic Nerves: Now What? Nate Lighthizer, O.D.

11:00am – 1:00pm      Lumps and Bumps: A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Management – Nate Lighthizer, O.D.






7:30am - 9:50am         CPR (pre-registration required; limited to 15 registrants)

10:00am - 12:00pm    Course TBD - Calah Ray, OD 

12:00pm - 2:00pm      Exhibit Hall and Lunch 

2:00pm - 3:00pm        Age Related Changes and the Eye – Diane Drake

3:00pm - 4:00pm        Customer Service 101+, When That’s Not Enough – Diane Drake

4:00pm – 5:00pm        Defining the “Chief Complaint” to Maximize Vision – Diane Drake

5:00pm – 6:00pm        Reception 



8:00am - 9:00am         Prism and Characteristics of Lenses – Diane Drake   

9:00am - 10:00am       Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye - Diane Drake

10:00am - 12:00pm    Problem Solving for Uncommon Prescriptions – Diane Drake

12:00pm - 2:00pm      Exhibit Hall and Lunch 

2:00pm - 3:00pm        Troubleshooting Dispensing to Seniors – Diane Drake

3:00pm - 4:00pm        Types of Lenses, Transposing and Converting a Multifocal Rx to Task Specific Rx – Diane Drake

4:00pm – 5:00pm        What Makes Eyeglasses Fit Badly and What to Do About It – Diane Drake



Name: Teri Hatfield