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Continuing Education

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.

To pay for CE registration by check, download and complete this form.

Online CE

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.

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.

Featured Speakers:

  • 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

Program Agenda

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

Fall Continuing Education Program

Sunday & Monday, November 3-4, 2019

12 hours of Credit (12 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

Sunday, November 3

7:30 AM Sign-in & Breakfast

8:30 AM Glaucoma Update: New Tools and Treatment Options; Michael Chaglasian, OD Handout

10:30 AM OCT in Neuro Ophthalmic Disease;  Leonard Messner, OD Handout

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Glaucoma vs Ocular Surface Disease; Dominick Opitz, OD Handout

3:30 PM Closing Remarks/Sign Out

 

Monday, November 4

7:30 AM Sign-in & Breakfast

8:30 AM Effects of Today’s Tablets and Devices on Vision; Valerie Kattouf, OD Handout

10:30 AM Beyond the Basics: Updates on Disinfection, Technology, and Troubleshooting for Scleral Lens Patients; Jennifer Harthan, OD Handout

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM The Eye in Autoimmune Disease; Erica Ittner, OD; Katherine Lynch, OD Handout

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 course, plus hours of new clinical content from our expert faculty today!

Looking for More?

Missing some continuing education documentation? Fill out the CE Documentation Request Form and email to continuinged@ico.edu or fax to 312-949-7383 in order to get the materials you need.

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