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March 2019

COVTR’s PVTAP 2019 Workshop 1 (BC Location)

March 16, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Okanagan Vision Therapy, 2-515 Harvey Ave
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6C7 Canada
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Topic: Therapist Course Workshop 1 Click here to register

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

March 21, 2019 - March 25, 2019
Bolton Optometry Clinic, 12 Parr Blvd, Unit 12
Bolton, Ontario L7E 4H1 Canada
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Topic: Paul Harris, OD Click here to register

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OEP Clinical Curriculum- VT2/Learning Related Visual Problems

March 28, 2019 - April 1, 2019
Angela Dobson, OD, 68 Lovett Lake Court
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3S 1B8 Canada
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Topic: John Abbondanza, OD Click here to register

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COVTR’s PVTAP 2019 Workshop 1 (ON Location)

March 30, 2019 - March 31, 2019
Halton Vision Therapy Center, 2080 Appleby Line
Burlington, Ontario Canada
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Topic: Therapist Course Workshop 1 Click here to register COVT&R Membership is required for PVTAP workshops. If you are an existing member, please login, or click here to become a member.

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April 2019

Basics of Behavioral Vision Care

April 28, 2019
Vancouver Library Square, 350 W Georgia Street, Conference Center, "Alma Vandusen Room"
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1 Canada

Topic: Basics of Behavioral Vision Care with Shaun Golemba, OD
Details: Do you have an interest in Binocular Vision, but don’t know how to integrate it into your routine? Do you feel your Optometric Education has left you a bit unprepared? Dr. Shaun Golemba, will introduce you to the Basics of Behavioural Vision care. In this two hour course, your knowledge of accommodative and occulomotor dysfunctions will increase and you will be able to articulate what you will do differently to diagnose and treat these conditions.

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May 2019

Visualization with Dr. John Abbondanza

May 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019
GRAND Developmental Vision Institute, 2200 McPhillips Street Unit 300
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 3P4 Canada

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…

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June 2019

OEP Clinical Curriculum- VT3/Strabismus/Amblyopia

June 20, 2019 - June 23, 2019
The Eye Studio, 104-488 McCoy Drive
Red Deer County, Alberta T4E 0A4 Canada
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Topic: John Abbondanza, OD Click here to register

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Diagnosis and Managements for Acquired Brain Injury and Concussion: Primary Concepts for Primary Care and Vision Therapy Optometrists

June 22, 2019 @ 12:00 am - June 23, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Surrey, BC

Dr. Barry Tannen View PDF

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VTC’s PVTAP 2018 Workshop 3 (BC Location)

June 29, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Okanagan Vision Therapy, 2-515 Harvey Ave
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6C7 Canada
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Topic: Therapist Course Workshop 3 Click here to register COVT&R Membership is required for PVTAP workshops. If you are an existing member, please login, or click here to become a member.

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July 2019

VTC’s PVTAP 2018 Workshop 3 (ON Location)

July 6, 2019 - July 7, 2019
Bolton Optometry Clinic, 12 Parr Blvd, Unit 12
Bolton, Ontario L7E 4H1 Canada
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Topic: Therapist Course Workshop 3 Click here to register COVT&R Membership is required for PVTAP workshops. If you are an existing member, please login, or click here to become a member.

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OEP Clinical Curriculum- VT1/Visual Dysfunction

July 10, 2019 - July 14, 2019
Etobicoke Etobicoke, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Topic: Robin Lewis,OD/Virginia Donati, OD Click here to register

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Motor Training within Optometric Vision Therapy

July 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - July 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Pupils Vision Development and Rehabilitation, Suite 204, 600 Terry Fox Drive
Kanata, Ontario K2L 4B6 Canada
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Movement, the visual process and the development of processing/ perceptual skills are intrinsically linked. They are in a dynamic, continuous and cyclical relationship.This RCS presentation will describe the impact of infantile reflexes and primary movement patterns upon the development of the visual process. It will provide an organized approach to testing and therapy activities.This RCS will explore the development and learning of gross and fine motor skill together with primitive and postural reflexes in the control of movements and posture.…

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August 2019

VTC AGM 2019!!

August 23, 2019 - August 25, 2019
Vancouver Vancouver, BC Canada

Topic: Traumatic Brain Injury: Vestibular/Auditory Location: Vancouver BC Contact: April Eryou: cecovtr@gmail.com Details: Save the Date! Click here to register

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October 2019

Motion in Behavioural Optometry

October 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Pupils Vision Development and Rehabilitation, Suite 204, 600 Terry Fox Drive
Kanata, Ontario K2L 4B6 Canada
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"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. Abstract:No matter in which state of life your patient is, with movements of body and eyes - whose benefits and realisation in practise are easy…

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January 2020

Webinar: Therapy room considerations for the TBI patient

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Discussion of common conditions affecting TBI patients and how to manage/treat these conditions.  Special emphasis on the neuro-rehabilitation work done in the therapy room.  Answers questions: how to modify VT procedures for these patients?  How is Neuro-rehab different from VT?  How can you make the neuro-rehab most effect? Presented by: April Eryou, OD

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March 2020

Webinar: Nutrition and TBI and Cervico-Ocular Reflex

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

A joint webinar by Dr. Michelle McKenzie FCOVD and Dr. April Eryou.  Dr. McKenzie will provide you with up to date information on nutritional considerations for your TBI patients in order to enhance recovery.  Dr. Eryou will update you on how the cervico-ocular reflex can be impaired in TBI patients and what to do to help these patients rehabilitate.

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Connecting Research to Clinic: A symposium in amblyopia

March 7 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Marriot Toronto Airport and Conference Centre, 655 Dixon Rd
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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An educational forum to explore the research gaps that exist for the treatment of amblyopia. Keynote speakers: Dr. Susan Cotter and Dr. Ben Thompson Registration link: http://uwaterloo.ca/optometry/amblyopia

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Regional Clinical Seminar: Principals of Prescribing

March 14 @ 8:00 am - March 15 @ 5:00 pm
The Eye Studio, 104-488 McCoy Drive
Red Deer County, Alberta T4E 0A4 Canada
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Topic: Principles and Clinical Pearls of Prescribing Instructor: Robert A. Hohendorf, OD https://www.oepf.org/calendar/regional-clinical-seminar-principles-prescribing

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April 2020

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

April 29 @ 8:00 am - May 3 @ 5:00 pm
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 - May 17
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 @ 8:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm
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 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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 - June 6
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 - June 21
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 @ 9:00 am - June 28 @ 2:30 pm
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 @ 8:00 am - July 12 @ 5:00 pm
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 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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 @ 8:00 am - August 16 @ 5:00 pm
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 - September 13
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 @ 8:00 am - September 13 @ 5:00 pm
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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