Save the dates!

April 23-25, 2015

Dear Colleague:

I am pleased to invite you to the 2015 Mountain West Council of Optometrists Annual Congress to be held in the fabulous city of Las Vegas April 23-25, 2015. After a long cold winter, spring is the perfect time of year to escape to a city of luxurious hotels, fabulous restaurants, and a wide variety of shows and other entertainment sure to please everyone, not to mention a little gambling!

Offering 24 hours of continuing education credit over three days will allow you to meet your total annual requirement at one meeting. This years' congress will be held at the sumptuous Ballys Resort, with its fabulous restaurants and beautiful pool areas. While the setting is luxurious, the meeting atmosphere is casual and friendly allowing you to relax and enjoy your days while learning the latest updates in patient care. To qualify for the special room rate for our attendees please register through the MWCO room block.

The theme of this year's educational program is Insights in Eye and General Medical Care. We have several of the top speakers in the nation covering a wide variety of problems affecting the visual system along with courses reviewing systemic diseases. As examples, Dr. Jim Fanelli will present courses on Lab Investigation and Imaging, Oral Medications and Hot Topics in Clinical Medicine. Dr. Steve Ferrucci and Dr. Bill Townsend will give courses on systemic diabetes care and Dr. Len Messner will review the Neuro-ophthalmology of Concussion as well as Non-glaucomatous Optic Neuropathies. Dr. Joe Shovlin will discuss Corneal Manifestations of Systemic Disease and Dr. Rich Mangan will give courses on the Diagnosis of Headaches, MRSA and Anisocoria.

Of course, we have several courses focused on care of ocular diseases. Dr. Danica Marrelli will review updates on glaucoma, Dr. John Rumpakis and I will present courses on the Management and Coding of Anterior and Posterior Segment Diseases and Dr. Jeff Austin will cover the Peripheral Retina.

As a special optional offering, we have Hands-on Workshops on Ocular Surface Disease and Glaucoma/Retina allowing participants to gain valuable experience using new technologies and procedures. These workshops will have limited attendance to maximize the experience for attending doctors so please sign up early!

This year's congress provides a broad-based educational program to better enable you to provide exceptional care for your patients for many years to come. I hope to see you there!

Rob Wooldridge, O.D.
President, MWCO

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