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April 2020

OEP Clinical Curriculum: The Art & Science of Optometric Care- A Behavioral Perspective

April 29, 2020 @ 8:00 am - May 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
The Eye Studio, 104-488 McCoy Drive
Red Deer County, Alberta T4E 0A4 Canada
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Instructor: Virginia Donati, OD https://www.oepf.org/calendar/oepf-clinical-curriculum-art-science-optometric-care-behavioral-perspective-1

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May 2020

OEP Clinical Curriculum: VT3/Strabismus & Ambyopia

May 14, 2020 - May 17, 2020
Angela Dobson, OD, 68 Lovett Lake Court
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3S 1B8 Canada
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TOPIC:  Behavioral optometric visual training for strabismus and amblyopia. INSTRUCTOR:  John Abbondanza, OD https://www.oepf.org/sites/default/files/calendar/VT3%20May%2014-17%20Halifax%2C%20CN_web.pdf

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Regional Clinical Seminar: Visualization: The Critical Link Between Vision Therapy and Learning

May 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - May 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
The Eye Studio, 104-488 McCoy Drive
Red Deer County, Alberta T4E 0A4 Canada
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Topic: Visualization https://www.oepf.org/calendar/regional-clinical-seminar-visualization-critical-link-between-vision-therapy-and-learning

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Webinar: Vestibular Migraine and Rhythm & Timing

May 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-5

Joint Webinar by Dr. France Corriveau, FCOVD and Dr. Shirley Ha, FCOVD.  Dr. Corriveau will discussed Vestibular Migraines, what the condition is and how Neuro-Rehabilitation Optometrists can help these patients.  Dr. Ha will discussed the importance of Rhythm and Timing for performance in our patients. Click the link below to register: https://www.eyecarepro.com/vestibular-migraines-rhythm-time/

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June 2020

College of Syntonic Optometry 88th International Conference

June 3, 2020 - June 6, 2020
CSO Conference 2020 Nashvillle, TN United States + Google Map

This is the CSO Annual International Conference on Light and Vision. The introductory course Syntonic Phototherapy 101 and the advanced course Syntonic Phototherapy 102 are both offered during the conference. Click on the link below for more information and to register for the conference: https://csovision.org/upcoming-conference/

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VT2: Learning Related Visual Dysfunctions

June 17, 2020 - June 21, 2020
Office of Laura Cookson, 61 James Snow Parkway North, Suite 201
Milton, Ontario L9E 0H1 Canada
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This 5 day course from OEP expands on the knowledge built in VT1. Participants will learn to successfully diagnose and treat individuals with learning related visual deficits. https://www.oepf.org/sites/default/files/calendar/VT2%20June%2017-21%20Milton%2C%20ON_web_0_0.pdf

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The Optometrist’s Guide to Strabismus

June 26, 2020 @ 9:00 am - June 28, 2020 @ 2:30 pm UTC+0
Dr. Lorelei Zeiler, 245 Argyle Street South
Calendonia, Ontario N3W 1K7 Canada
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The Optometrist's Guide to Strabismus: Reorganizing Space, Time and the Visual Process Lecturer: Dr. Samantha Slotnik Click on the link below to register through EventBrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-optometrists-guide-to-strabismus-reorganizing-space-time-and-the-visual-process-tickets-94053631945  

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July 2020

OEP Clinical Curriculum: VT4/Expanding the Scope of Your VT Grid

July 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am - July 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
The Eye Studio, 104-488 McCoy Drive
Red Deer County, Alberta T4E 0A4 Canada
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Instructor: Robin Lewis, OD https://www.oepf.org/calendar/oepf-clinical-curriculum-vt4expanding-scope-your-vt-grid

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Webinar: Vestibular/Ocular-Motar Screening test

July 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am UTC-4

Dr. Cheryl Letheren will discussed the importance of the VOMS testing when treating neuro-rehab patients.

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August 2020

AGM 2020- Ottawa!!!

August 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am - August 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Ottawa, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Join us as we explore vision and learning. Register At: https://event-wizard.com/VTCAGM2020/0/welcome/ Please Email: affairs@visiontherapycanada.com with any questions.

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September 2020

OEP VT1: Visual Dysfunctions with Dr. Geoffrey Heddle

September 9, 2020 - September 13, 2020
Bolton Optometry Clinic, 12 Parr Blvd, Unit 12
Bolton, Ontario L7E 4H1 Canada
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This 5 day course from OEP will discuss problems of visual efficiency. VT1 is the first course in the OEP series. https://www.oepf.org/sites/default/files/calendar/VT1%20Sept%209-13%202020%20Bolton%20ON_0.pdf

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TBI: Acquired Brain Injury & Concussion Addressed

September 12, 2020 @ 8:00 am - September 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
The Eye Studio, 104-488 McCoy Drive
Red Deer County, Alberta T4E 0A4 Canada
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This TBI Seminar is for practitioners wishing to gain a better understanding of how to best manage these complicated, complex and challenging cases in optometric practice. Speaker: Randy Schulman MS, OD, FCOVD https://www.oepf.org/calendar/regional-clinical-seminar-tbi-acquired-brain-injury-concussion-addressed

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October 2020

Light & Field Therapy

October 1, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm UTC+0
Halifax, NS Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada + Google Map

A 2 day Syntonic lecture intended to occur in Halifax, Nova Scotia. More details about registration will follow. This event was originally scheduled for June but is being rescheduled to autumn 2020 (tentatively) due to coronavirus. PLEASE NOTE THE DATE THIS EVENT IS IN THE CALENDAR IS NOT THE SCHEDULED DATE. THIS DATE IS A PLACEHOLDER UNTIL MORE DETAILS BECOME AVAILABLE.

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How to Speed Up and Stabilize Visual Processing by Individually Designed Motion Training

October 3, 2020 - October 4, 2020

"There is no orderly life without proper motion. Visual processing can show this impressively." Showing very good results as well with typical deficits in processing because of binocular coordination delays (FD), or after TBI´s, or simply in the presence of asthenopic complaints, with postural deficits, aso, I think these motion exercises a MUST for behavioral optometrists offering VT. Learn More

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November 2020

OEP Clinical Curriculum- VT1/Visual Dysfunctions

November 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
The Eye Studio, 104-488 McCoy Drive
Red Deer County, Alberta T4E 0A4 Canada
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Instructor: Geoff Heddle, OD https://www.oepf.org/calendar/oepf-clinical-curriculum-vt1visual-dysfunctions-5

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OEP Acquired/Traumatic Brain Injury with Paul Harris

November 20, 2020 - November 22, 2020
Dr. Lorelei Zeiler, 245 Argyle Street South
Calendonia, Ontario N3W 1K7 Canada
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This course builds on the OEPF CORE Foundation of VT1, VT2, and VT3. The course takes a case-based approach and provides two new grids of vision therapy activities. https://www.oepf.org/sites/default/files/calendar/ABI%20TBI%20Nov.%2020-22%2C2020%20Canada_0.pdf

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January 2021

V.T.I. Vision Therapy Integration

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Canada

Topic: Vision Therapy Integration How to Integrate or begin a successful VT practice Details:  Designed for Optometrists looking to offer Vision Therapy at their clinics but not sure of the most efficient way to integrate it into their clinics.You will be guided step by step on how to begin, what to buy, where to further train and much more. This two-three hour session will be offered across Canada and will be facilitated by Optometrists approved and trained through Vision Therapy…

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April 2021

The Optometrists’ Role in Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury -Alberta Association Spring Symposium

April 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm MDT

There are more than 200,000 concussion cases annually in Canada. Learn about the optometrists' role with fundamental concepts of concussions and treatment approach, inter-professional management approaches, nutrition for concussion management, neuro-visual rehabilitation, and more. There is a full agenda of morning lectures and an afternoon of interactive grand rounds case analysis on concussions and vision therapy management.  The afternoon seminar will give you the experience to apply your knowledge and work with a smaller group to present your recommendation for…

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Virtual Spring Symposium

April 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

Mark your calendars! The AAO’s Annual Spring Symposium is going virtual on Saturday, April 24th. There are more than 200,000 concussion cases annually in Canada. Learn about the optometrists' role with fundamental concepts of concussions and treatment approach, interprofessional management approaches, nutrition for concussion management, neuro-visual rehabilitation, and more. We have a full agenda of morning lectures and an afternoon of interactive grand rounds case analysis on concussions and vision therapy management. The afternoon seminar will give you the experience…

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May 2021

Embracing the Future of Vision Therapy Leveraging Technology to Create Better Teams, Systems and Patient Outcomes

May 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Join EyeCarePro and Vision Therapy Canada's Dr. Paul Rollett for a CE webinar on embracing the future of Vision Therapy. This webinar will give an outline for how to think about implementing different tools for balancing efficiency and effectiveness within the Vision Therapy setting. Attendees will be given practical and tactical advice for building headache free systems that will allow them to focus efforts on what they do best - changing people's lives. Click Here to Register  

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June 2021

Visualization – The Critical Link with Dr. John Abbondanza

June 5, 2021 - June 6, 2021

Visualization is a skill that can have a significant impact on patients in a vision therapy program, yet it is commonly not emphasized in many optometric programs and often misunderstood. This two-day seminar will review our current understanding of visualization from a behavioral and neurophysiological view and teach how visualization techniques may be incorporated into any VT program. Specific procedures designed to help patients with reading, math, and spelling will be reviewed, as well as how visualization may be important…

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February 2022

Myopia Control – Optical Solutions

February 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Free – $50

Myopia is becoming a global epidemic and is associated with a greater risk for eye disease in adults.  Optometrists now have tools to help slow progression in myopia.  This webinar with Dr. April Eryou will review the data surrounding spectacle lens options, contact lens option, eye drops and vision therapy.

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March 2022

Overview of Vision Aspects of Reading- March 6th and 13th at 4pm EST

March 6 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Join Dr. Meredith Graham for an Overview of Vision Aspects of Reading. This course will define reading and provide a framework for the Optometrist’s role in treating vision problems that impact reading. Concepts of visual attention and visual sampling will be introduced, as theories of learning that relate to reading are explored. Dr. Graham will review the research on reading and what we need to know as optometrists. What aspects of performance testing are relevant for reading? How do we…

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Overview of Vision Aspects of Reading- March 6th and 13th at 4pm EST

March 13 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Join Dr. Meredith Graham for an Overview of Vision Aspects of Reading. This course will define reading and provide a framework for the Optometrist’s role in treating vision problems that impact reading. Concepts of visual attention and visual sampling will be introduced, as theories of learning that relate to reading are explored. Dr. Graham will review the research on reading and what we need to know as optometrists. What aspects of performance testing are relevant for reading? How do we…

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May 2022

Visual Stress and Reading

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Free – $50

Karen Monet -Opticalm May 26, 2022 at 7:30 pm ET -Zoom Event   Visual Stress and Reading: How (Mis)Perception Can Affect Visual Clarity and the Readability of Text This one-hour course presentation will outline Visual Stress, it’s neurological origins and clinical indicators, and will describe the methodical approach to patient identification, diagnosis and treatment. Visual Stress is neurological, it is a perceptual processing problem where the visual cortex becomes hyperactivated in the presence of light, contrast, patterns, flicker, and movement,…

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June 2022

Motor Training Within Optometric Vision Therapy (Ontario) – Additional Course

June 6 - June 7
Dr. Lorelei Zeiler, 245 Argyle Street South
Calendonia, Ontario N3W 1K7 Canada
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$750 – $825

Speaker Bio: Caroline Hurst is a full-time optometrist working in private practice in partnership with her husband, Alan Hurst - C&A Hurst Opticians, Cambridgeshire, England.  She has practised Behavioural Optometry since 1997. Oct 2004 – Oct 2011 Chairman of the British Association of Behavioural Optometrists (BABO), teaching core courses for BABO since 2009. She gained Fellowship of BABO in April 2007 on the first occasion the Fellowship programme was completed. Chairman of the Cambridgeshire Local Optometric Committee from May 1998 to May…

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Motor Training Within Optometric Vision Therapy (Ontario)

June 8 - June 9
Bolton Optometry Clinic, 12 Parr Blvd, Unit 12
Bolton, Ontario L7E 4H1 Canada
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$100 – $825

Speaker Bio: Caroline Hurst is a full-time optometrist working in private practice in partnership with her husband, Alan Hurst - C&A Hurst Opticians, Cambridgeshire, England.  She has practised Behavioural Optometry since 1997. Oct 2004 – Oct 2011 Chairman of the British Association of Behavioural Optometrists (BABO), teaching core courses for BABO since 2009. She gained Fellowship of BABO in April 2007 on the first occasion the Fellowship programme was completed. Chairman of the Cambridgeshire Local Optometric Committee from May 1998 to May…

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Motor Training Within Optometric Vision Therapy (Alberta)

June 11 - June 12
The Eye Studio, 104-488 McCoy Drive
Red Deer County, Alberta T4E 0A4 Canada
$750 – $825

Speaker Bio: Caroline Hurst is a full-time optometrist working in private practice in partnership with her husband, Alan Hurst - C&A Hurst Opticians, Cambridgeshire, England.  She has practised Behavioural Optometry since 1997. Oct 2004 – Oct 2011 Chairman of the British Association of Behavioural Optometrists (BABO), teaching core courses for BABO since 2009. She gained Fellowship of BABO in April 2007 on the first occasion the Fellowship programme was completed. Chairman of the Cambridgeshire Local Optometric Committee from May 1998 to May…

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OEP Clinical Curriculum- VT Visual Dysfunctions VT1

June 14 @ 10:00 am - June 18 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Bolton Optometry Clinic, 12 Parr Blvd, Unit 12
Bolton, Ontario L7E 4H1 Canada
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Jun 14th - Jun 18th, 2022 10am-6pm (10am-5pm on the last day) Bolton Optometry 12 Parr Blvd, Bolton ON L7E 4H1 Instructors: Dr. Robert Hohendorf, OD & Dr. Virginia Donati, OD, FCOVD Visit https://www.oepf.org/vt-visual-dysfunctions-vt1-jun08/​ for more information and to register

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Beginner VT Study Session

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Free – $50

Dr. Virginia Donati June 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm ET Are you new to vision therapy and have questions on where you begin?  Unsure of what tests are best to assess your patient, how to analyze what you have found, and what options you should recommend for your patient?  Join Dr. Virginia Donati for an open discussion forum -bring your questions! You can also email your questions ahead of time to ce@visiontherapycanada.com, use Study Session in the subject line.

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