Event Registration - Indiana Optometric Association
2024 Indiana Optometry's Meeting
4/19/2024 - 4/20/2024
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST

Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Noblesville Indianapolis Conference Center, 13700 Conference Ctr Dr S, Noblesville, IN 46060

Register on or before April 1 to avoid the $35 late fee.

Event Description
Offering 14 continuing education hours that qualify for Indiana Optometry Board credit (10 Legend Drug hours) and six support staff education hours, Indiana Optometry's Meeting will be held April 19 - 20, 2024, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Noblesville Indianapolis Conference Center. The annual convention includes world class education, the Awards Luncheon, a robust trade show with industry leaders, the House of Delegates meeting, an OD/Student networking event and the opportunity to socialize with your peers from around the state.

Reserve your room for Indiana Optometry's Meeting at the stylish Embassy Suites on April 19 - 20, 2024.
Click here to reserve at the discounted rate and use the group code IOA. For questions or to book by phone, call Kaley at 317-674-9043 or the Front Desk at 317-674-1900.



Friday, April 19, 2024

7:30 am – 9:00 am
House of Delegates (includes breakfast)

Sponsored by Dompé and Merrill Lynch
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Diabetes: Then and Now
Paul Chous, OD, Maple Valley, WA
This course will provide a broad overview of systemic and ocular diabetes management from the perspective of an optometrist with a practice specializing in diabetes care who has also lived with diabetes for more than 50 years. Emphasis will be placed on major advances in all aspects of diabetes care over the last several decades, as well as multiple fallacious "diabetes truisms" held by patients and doctors alike. 2 Hours IOB and Legend Drug, Category: Systemic/Ocular Disease (SD)

11:00 am – Noon
Addressing Structural Puzzles in Diabetic Eye Disease
Paul Chous, OD, Maple Valley, WA
This lecture will take attendees on a journey that reviews the many advances in structural and functional testing for the diagnosis and management of diabetic eye disease. It will delve into the benefits, increased level of patient care, and the quality of patient referrals facilitated by the combination of structural and functional testing. Some of the most advanced and novel technologies, their utility, and their integration into a modern optometry practice will be discussed alongside conventional testing methods. 
1 Hour IOB and Legend Drug, Category: Trt/Mngmnt Ocular Disease 
Noon – 2:00 pm
Indiana Optometry's Awards Luncheon (included in registration)
Please join us to celebrate the best of the Indiana Optometric Association! This luncheon includes the incoming IOA president’s speech and the annual awards presentation, featuring the Optometrist of the Year award and President's Citation/Young OD of the Year.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Innovations in Pharmaceuticals and Their Clinical Applications
Paul Karpecki, OD, Lexington, KY
This program looks at the latest pharmaceutical advances in eye care with a focus on the most recent FDA-approved agents. It is a fast-paced review of therapeutics that currently or soon will affect eye care including indications, dosing, and unique aspects of the therapies. The pipeline for the next three years will be explored with an emphasis on the most innovative prescription medications for ocular disease management. 2 Hours IOB and Legend Drug, Category: Pharmacology

 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
What’s New in Ocular Surface Disease
Paul Karpecki, OD, Lexington, KY
This course will discuss the latest advances in the management of dry eye, blepharitis, and MGD. It will provide updated protocols that effectively manage these patients, the latest devices for diagnosis and treatment as well as current a near-approved pharmaceutical agents for a large, underserved OSD patient population. 2 Hours IOB and Legend Drug, Category: Trt/Mngmnt Ocular Disease (TD)
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Indiana Optometry's Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall    

Sponsored by Eye Surgeons of Indiana
Join your colleagues and industry leaders in the exhibit hall for a fun social gathering with appetizers and drinks!

Dinner on your own 

This activity is partially supported by an independent educational grant from Bausch + Lomb. The content of this activity was planned and prepared independently without input from members of Bausch + Lomb.

Saturday, April 20, 2024
7:00 am – 8:00 am
Past President’s Breakfast 

Sponsored by Interstate Lab Group
All past IOA presidents are invited to attend this special breakfast conversation.

7:00 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast 

Breakfast and Breaks Sponsored by LKC Technologies
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Actionable Takeaways in Glaucoma Management
Jessica Steen, OD, Fort Lauderdale, FL
This course will highlight key concepts in the management of individuals with or who may be suspicious of having glaucoma. Case examples will be used to critically evaluate often underappreciated or overlooked subtle clinical findings, global ancillary testing interpretation, and individualized features which directly impact patient management. 2 Hours IOB and Legend Drug, Category: Glaucoma
10:00 am - 11:00 am
When Good Retinal Surgery Makes Glaucoma Go Bad
Jessica Steen, OD, Fort Lauderdale, FL
This course will discuss the management of glaucoma in patients who have undergone vitreoretinal procedures. The likelihood of development of glaucoma is increased following surgical management of vitreoretinal disease including pars plana vitrectomy, and intravitreal injections of gas, silicone oil, steroid, and anti-VEGF agents, and therefore these individuals require special consideration. Using case examples, this course will discuss the underlying cause of elevated intraocular pressure and glaucoma in patients who have undergone vitreoretinal procedures and will highlight treatment pearls and management considerations. 1 Hour IOB and Legend Drug, Category: Glaucoma

11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Trade Show Luncheon
Featuring more than 60 vendors, fun raffle prizes and show specials!

Sponsored by Eye Specialists of Indiana
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Navigating Neuro-op: Nightmares and Nonsense
Joseph Sowka, OD, Sarasota, FL
This course details in a case-based format the symptoms and clinical findings in patients with numerous clinical neuro-ophthalmic entities including Horner syndrome, pupil abnormalities, pituitary apoplexy, and giant cell arteritis. This course identifies the true neuro-ophthalmic urgencies and emergencies and provides numerous clinical pearls that practitioners can use to navigate through patients with neuro-ophthalmic disorders. This course also examines numerous neuro-ophthalmic conditions which are ultimately benign. 2 Hours IOB, Category: Neuro-Optometry

2:00 - 4:00 pm
Student/OD Networking Mixer
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Mitigating Medical Mishap
Joseph Sowka, OD, Sarasota, FL
This course discusses common ocular medical conditions which can be challenging to diagnose and treat and are disproportionately involved in cases of misdiagnosis. These conditions include retinal detachment, giant cell arteritis, intracranial mass lesions, and infectious keratitis. Recommendations and strategies are provided to minimize risk and better diagnose patients utilizing real-life cases and mishaps to illustrate these concepts.Category – General Optometry, 2 Hours IOB

Saturday, April 20, 2024
Students are invited to attend Indiana Optometry's Meeting with a special program on Saturday, April 20, 2024. The student day begins at 11 am with the Trade Show Luncheon. Students are welcome to attend the Saturday morning lectures. Registration is complimentary. Please fill out the registration form so we can include you in the trade show lunch count and the OD/Student Networking mixer. 

11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Trade Show Luncheon
Featuring more than 60 vendors, fun raffle prizes and show specials!

Sponsored by Eye Specialists of Indiana

2:00 pm  – 4:00 pm
OD/Student Networking Mixer
This event features a “speed dating” style of networking. If you’re looking for an extern, associate or summer help, check the box on the registration form or contact the IOA Office at (317) 237-3560 to be included in this networking opportunity with IU School of Optometry students.

Saturday, April 20, 2024
This one day program provides six hours of continuing education for paraoptometrics, opticians and staff. Take advantage of our special discount and register three participants for the price of two! This year there will again be two tracks offered for technical staff or front office/administration. Pick the one that works best for your office needs! 

A separate registration link for the Optometry Support Staff educational program can be found here. ODs will have the opportunity to register support staff after completing their OD event registration. 

Schedule is subject to change. Any changes will be posted on this web page.

Questions about this event? Call the IOA at 317-237-3560.

All requests for refunds must be in writing and must be postmarked or sent via email no later than April 1, 2024. Refund requests made on or before April 1, 2024, will receive a full refund. Requests postmarked or emailed between April 2 and April 18, 2024, will receive a 75% refund. No refunds will be made after April 18, 2024.