Join us for a lifetime of learning.
One of the missions of the Illinois College of Optometry is to provide lifelong education to optometrists. We believe that by enhancing your knowledge base, you will be able to improve the efficiency of your practice, serve your patients better, become a more successful doctor, and thereby strengthen the profession.
The Continuing Education Department offers certified and regular courses both on-campus and online. We offer a variety of topics to choose from, and all courses are submitted for COPE approval. ICO CE is open to all optometrists, not just alumni.
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Register for Upcoming Continuing Education!
Annual Continuing Education Symposium: Retina 20/20
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Six hours of Certified (TQ) Continuing Education
Retina 20/20 is collaborative symposium between the Illinois College of Optometry and the University of Chicago Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.
- Michael Blair, MD
- Mary Flynn Roberts, OD
- Seenu Hariprasad, MD
- Shaun Ittiara, MD
- Heather McLeod, OD
- Leonard V. Messner, OD
- Veena Raiji, MD
- Dimitra Skondra, MD
- Elizabeth Wyles, OD
7:30-8:30 AM Sign-in, Registration, & Breakfast
8:30 AM General welcome and opening remarks
8:40 AM Session 1: OCT in Macular Disease, Angiography, and AMD; Leonard Messner, OD; Dimitra Skondra, MD; Heather McLeod, OD, & Shaun Ittiara, MD
10:40 AM Session 2: Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Edema, Pediatric Retina and ROP, and Posterior Uveitis; Elizabeth Wyles, OD; Seenu Hariprasad, MD; Michael Blair, MD; Veena Raiji, MD
12:30 PM Networking Lunch
1:30 PM Session 3: Emerging Therapy for and electrophysical Assessment of hereditary retinal Disorders; Seenu Hariprasad, MD; Mary Flynn Roberts, OD
2:00 PM Case presentations with panel discussion; ICO and U of C Faculty, moderated by Katherine Lynch, OD
3:15 PM Closing Remarks
3:20 PM Adjourn
Sunday March 1, 2020
6 hours of Credit (6 Hours Certified [TQ])
All courses will be COPE Approved
8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Registration, Sign-In, and Breakfast begin at 7:30 AM
First Course begins promptly at 8:30 AM
Location: ICO Lecture Center
7:30 AM Sign-in & Breakfast
8:30 AM The Pachychoroid Spectrum and Ocular Disease Grand Rounds; Raman Bhakhri, OD
10:30 AM Advanced In-Office Procedures for the Optometrist; James Fanelli, OD
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM The Continuum of Care of Keratoconus and Optometry in the Age of Disruptors: When Patients are Harmed; Jeffrey Sonsino, OD
3:30 PM Closing Remarks/Sign Out
Resident Rounds 2019-2020
Resident Rounds is an Illinois College of Optometry continuing education program, which case presentations from ICO’s Residents designed to actively engage the audience in a discussion covering a wide array of topics germane to the patients’ eye care and systemic health. Bring your professional expertise and intellectual curiosity and join the collegial exchange!
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Location: ICO Lecture Center, Room 1202 (Enter at Indiana Avenue college entrance)
Cost: $25 per Session; $100 for 6 Sessions
Friday, September 13, 2019
Friday, September 27, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
Friday, November 22, 2019
Friday, December 13, 2019
Friday, January 17, 2020
Friday, February 28, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020
For Illinois ODs
New State CE Requirements
Illinois has implemented new state requirements for all ODs that must be completed by March 31, 2020. ICO makes it easy to fulfill this new requirement from the comfort of your home or office. Visit our Online CE program for the new required Sexual Harassment Training and Safe Opioid Prescribing courses, plus hours of new clinical content from our expert faculty today!
IL Dept of Professional Regulation
Our online CE portal offers access to COPE-approved courses developed by leading content experts right here at ICO! Registration is easy. Just click the link below to access our portal and sign up. Once logged in, you’ll have access to ICO’s CE courses anytime, anywhere. Courses are viewable for a full week after purchase, and can be conveniently paused to suit your schedule.