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ALOA Annual Convention 2022

2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd NBirmingham, AL 35203

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heart of Uptown Birmingham

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

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Cocktails in the Clinic:

The Friday evening reception will be held at the UAB School of Optometry from 5:30 - 7:30.  Come tour the recent renovations and mingle with your colleagues.  There is no cost for the event, but we do ask that you register so we have an accurate headcount for the event.  COCKTAILS IN THE CLINIC REGISTRATION

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FRIDAY - October 7th

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

Steering Clear of Malpractice – Paul Ajamian, O.D.

3:20pm – 5:00pm

My Latest Favorite Cases – Paul Ajamian, O.D.

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Cocktails in the Clinic at UABSO (transportation provided)


Young OD Social (pre-registration required)

SATURDAY - October 8th

7:00am – 8:00am

Membership Meeting Breakfast

8:00am – 9:00am

Macular Carotenoids and Visual Performance in Sports (approved for credit in Alabama)    Jim Stringham, PhD

9:00am – 10:00am

Inflammation: Implications for Vision, Cognition and Systemic Health (approved for credit in Alabama) Jim Stringham, PhD

10:00am – 11:00pm

Nutrition and the Vitreous Body (approved for credit in Alabama)  Jim Stringham, PhD

11:00am - 12:00pm

All Things Fish Oil (approved for credit in Alabama) 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

To Refer or not Refer…that is the Question? (COPE 74393-NO) Kelly Malloy, O.D.

SUNDAY - October 9th

8:00am – 9:00am

Diabetes: New Testing and Treatment for Retinopathy (COPE 77671 -TD) Nate Lighthizer, O.D.

9:00am – 10:00am

The Glaucoma Compass (COPE 78868-GL) Nate Lighthizer, O.D.

10:00am – 11:00am

Swollen Optic Nerves: Now What? (79175-TD) Nate Lighthizer, O.D.

11:00am – 1:00pm

Lumps and Bumps: A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Management (78907 - SP) Nate Lighthizer, O.D.


FRIDAY - October 7th

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


SATURDAY - October 8th

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

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