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The Michigan College of Optometry of Ferris State University, in its ongoing role of supporting the educational needs of eyecare professionals, announces their Annual Summer CE Conference.

Date: June 11-12, 2014

Location: Holiday Inn-Big Rapids, 1005 Perry Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307

Agenda: Click HERE for a copy of the Conference Agenda 

  • Participant Registration HERE.
  • MCO Alumni & Friends Registration HERE.
    If you are not a member of the MCO Alumni and Friends and would like to sign up for free membership, go to the Alumni Registration Page
  • Exhibitor Registration HERE


Accommodations: 
Lodging is not included in the course registration fee. For your convenience, available lodging options in Big Rapids, Michigan include the Holiday Inn (231) 796- 4400, Country Inn & Suites (231) 527-9000, Super 8 Motel (231) 796-1588, and Quality Inn & Suites (231) 592-5150).

The Holiday Inn and suites does have a limited room block for the conference. Please mention the Summer CE when booking your reservation to receive the discount rate.

Country Inn & Suites offers a special FSU rate at a reduction of 10% off of the regular room rate, please mention Ferris State University.

For questions regarding registration:
Conference & Professional Services
(800) 562-9130 or (231) 591-3808

For questions regarding program content:
Rebecca Burgenmeyer, (231) 591-5824

For questions regarding
MCO Alumni and Friends or how to join:

Mary Kay MacIver, (231) 591-2345
Toll free: (888) 378-3647 or email: maciverm@ferris.edu

2014 Summer CE Faculty Biographies

Dr. Jane Ann Grogg

Dr. Jane Ann Grogg

Dr. Jane Ann Grogg is a Clinical Associate Professor at Indiana University School of Optometry and Chief of the Advanced Ocular Care Service. Before returning to her alma mater in 1996, she held a staff position at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Her clinical interests are in the area of ocular disease with a special interest in glaucoma and retina. She has served as the clinic director of the eye clinic at the IU Health Center for many years, specializing in acute anterior segment disease management. Dr. Grogg serves as program coordinator of the ocular disease residency program providing mentorship and education to the ocular disease resident. In addition to her clinical teaching responsibilities, Dr. Grogg is the instructor of record for the Applied Ocular Therapeutics course and lectures on selected topics in the ocular disease courses.

Dr. Grogg is member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society, a fellow of the Optometric Retinal Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She serves on the peer review panel of Clinical and Experimental Optometry. Dr. Grogg has received two university teaching excellence recognition awards during her academic appointment. She lectures at continuing education courses on a local, state and national level and has publications in OVS and Clinical and Experimental Optometry. Dr. Grogg lives in Bloomington, Indiana with her husband and three children. She enjoys traveling, attending her children's athletic events, gardening and caring for a menagerie of family pets.

Lecture topics:
• Pharmacology Update for the Primary Care Optometrist
• VEGF Inhibitors in Eyecare
• Optometric Management of Diabetic Eye Disease
• Visual Field Interpretation in Glaucoma
• Glaucoma Case Analysis

Dr. Brian Dornbos

Dr. Brian Dornbos

Dr. Brian Dornbos received his Bachelors of Vision Science from Ferris State University and his doctorate of optometry from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. He completed internships with a focus on ocular disease and geriatric care at the Garrett Eye Center, Battle Creek Veteran Affairs Clinic, Lansing Ophthalmology, and Michigan State University Neuro-Ophthalmology. He then completed a post-graduate residency at the Battle Creek VA. Dr. Dornbos has worked for both the Department of Veteran Affairs and Indian Health Service, and is currently working for the Northern Indiana VA Health System in Fort Wayne, IN. He is board certified in Medical Optometry (ABCMO).

Lecture topics:
• Ocular Pain Management
• Neuro for the OD

Dr. Don Rademacher

Dr. Don Rademacher

Dr. Donald Rademacher received his Bachelors of Biomedical Science from Grand Valley State University, and received his doctorate of optometry from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. He completed internships at the Duane L. Waters Hospital, Grand Rapids Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic, Michigan State University Neuro-Ophthalmology, Rosenbaum Eye and Laser Center and Holt Eye Care. Upon graduation, he competed a post-graduate residency in ocular disease at the Grand Rapids Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic. He is board certified in Medical Optometry by the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry (ABCMO). Dr. Rademacher specializes in ocular disease, scleral lens fitting, and post-operative co-management.

Lecture topic:
• Ocular Pain Management

Dr. Amy Dinardo

Dr. Amy Dinardo

Dr. Dinardo is an assistant professor at the Michigan College of Optometry. She graduated with high distinction from the Michigan College of Optometry in 2007. One year later, she completed a residency focusing on corneal diseases and specialty contact lenses. In 2011, she earned a Master of Business Administration with an Advanced Studies Certificate in Management Tools and Concepts. Dr. Dinardo has experience working in various modes of practice, including private practice. Her interests include advanced contact lens fitting, anterior segment disease, pediatrics, and practice management. Dr. Dinardo is very active in organized optometry. She is the president of the West Michigan Optometric Association (WMOA) and serves on committees for the Michigan Optometric Association (MOA) and the American Academy of Optometry (AAO). She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Lecture topics:
• An Evidence-Based Approach to Contact Lens Discomfort
• Corneal Reshaping Workshop

   
Dr. Lotoczky

Dr. Josh Lotoczky

Dr. Lotoczky is an assistant professor at the Michigan College of Optometry (M.C.O.). He earned his B.S. from Central Michigan University in 1998 and his doctorate in Optometry from M.C.O. in 2004. The following year he completed a Cornea and Contact Lens residency also at M.C.O. As part of his residency, Dr. Lotoczky trained with a cornea specialist, glaucoma specialists, and a specialty gas permeable contact lens designer. His research interests include diagnostic instrumentation for ocular disease and specialty contact lens management in corneal reshaping and treatment of keratoconus.

Lecture topics:
Corneal Reshaping and Myopia Control

Dr. Morgan

Dr. Bruce Morgan

Dr. Morgan is a Professor at the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University and is currently serving as the Director of Residencies. Dr. Morgan graduated from Northeastern State University College of Optometry in 1987 and completed the residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1989. He has taught in the areas of Ophthalmic Optics, Contact Lenses and Ocular Disease. Dr. Morgan’s clinical and research interests include gas-permeable contact lenses, keratoconus, and corneal reshaping. He specializes in the design and fitting of orthokeratology lenses for the purpose of non-surgical reduction of myopia and has published research in this area. Dr. Morgan has lectured both nationally and internationally in the area of contact lenses and anterior segment disease and currently serves as president of the Association of Contact Lens Educators.

Lecture topics:
• Corneal Reshaping and Myopia Control

Dr. McDowell

Dr. Paula McDowell

Dr. Paula McDowell is an Assistant Professor at the Michigan College of Optometry. She completed her undergraduate training at Ferris State University, where she minored in Philosophy. She graduated from the Michigan College of Optometry in 2009, and was the founding resident of MCO’s Pediatric Optometry Residency. After her residency, she sampled various modes of practice ranging from community health care to the Veteran’s Association to corporate optometry before landing in academics. In addition to pursuing her Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry, Dr. McDowell is a member of the Michigan Optometric Association’s Children’s Vision Care Committee, the American Optometric Association, the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, and the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Clinical interests include special needs populations, vision therapy, visual processing disorders, optometric ethics, and promoting access to early eye care.

Lecture topics:
• BV from Zzz to (Y)Ay!

Dr. Jenerou

Dr. Alison Jenerou

Dr. Alison Jenerou is an Assistant Professor at the Michigan College of Optometry. She completed her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Chemistry at Central Michigan University in 2007. She then attended NOVA Southeastern University College of Optometry in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where she obtained her Doctorate in Optometry in 2011, receiving Honors and was awarded the Pediatric and Binocular Vision Clinical Excellence Award. One year later she completed a residency in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision at the Michigan College of Optometry. Her areas of interest include vision related learning problems, strabismus, amblyopia and vision therapy, with current research in preschool vision screenings and peripheral visual awareness. Her current teaching responsibilities include supervising 3rd and 4th year interns at the University Eye Center’s Pediatrics and Binocular Vision Clinic and Primary Care clinic. As well as assisting in the Vision Therapy lab. Dr. Jenerou is currently pursuing a fellowship from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Michigan Optometric Association, the Michigan Optometric Association’s Children’s Vision Committee, and the American Academy of Optometry.

Lecture topics:
• Convergence Insufficiency Workshop

Dr. Swan

Dr. Mark Swan

Dr. Swan is a Professor at the Michigan College of Optometry, located at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich., where he serves as Chief of the Pediatrics and Binocular Vision Service. He is also the Chief of the Optometry Service at Saint Mary's Health Care in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Dr. Swan has served the profession of optometry at the national level having been appointed to several volunteer and leadership positions in the American Optometric Association including the Aviation Vision Committee, Health Information Technology and Telemedicine Project Team, Faculty Relations Committee, InfantSEE state coordinator and the Research and Information Executive Committee. He has also served on the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education and with the Association of Schools and College of Optometry; Binocular Vision and Informatics special interest groups and the Association of Contact Lens Educators.

Within the State he has been active in the leadership structure of the Michigan Optometric Association having served on several committees, Children's Vision Care, Environmental Vision, Legislative, Medicaid and Industry Relations. He was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for seven years and was elected as President of the Michigan Optometric Association and the West Michigan Optometric Association. He also serves as a vision consultant for the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, and the Department of Community Health Vision Screening Program. He is a member of the physicians Advisory Committee for the Kent County Community Health Department and the Michigan Department of Community Health. Dr. Swan was recognized by the Grand Rapids Lions Club as Visionary of the Year, 2008 and by the Michigan Optometric Association as Optometrist of the Year, 2009 and by Ferris State University as Distinguished Alumnus in 2010.

He has lectured both nationally and internationally and has participated in several international vision care missions and serves as an editorial reviewer for the Journal of Optometric Education, Review of Optometry and the Michigan Optometrist.

Dr. Swan earned his doctorate degree in optometry at the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. He also earned a master's degree in reading disabilities at the University of California at Berkeley School of Education. Additionally, Dr. Swan is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO).

Lecture topics:
• Convergence Insufficiency Workshop

Dr. Rosen

Dr. Chad Rosen

Dr. Chad Rosen is the Clinical Research Fellow in the Vision Research Institute at the Michigan College of Optometry. After attending the University of North Dakota for undergraduate education, where he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration and majored in Entrepreneurship, he received his Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry (PUCO). He then completed a residency in Cornea and Contact Lens at PUCO. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO). Dr. Rosen has been involved in a variety of research projects, including: oxygen permeability and the effects of corneal swelling with scleral lenses, difference in scleral anatomical elevation, line of sight vs. optical alignment of soft multi-focal contact lenses, and comparison of visual performance between gray neutral density tinted contact lenses and clear contact lenses.

Additionally, Dr. Rosen has received the VISTAKON Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care and the George Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award.

Lecture topics:
• What’s New, What’s Different with Contact Lenses in 2014

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Please contact Rebecca Burgenmeyer with any questions regarding conference content at (231) 591-5824.
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