Nose to the Grindstone '24 - Sunday (5 hours)

Join us remotely for another AOA affiliate collaborative effort

March 3, 2024
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Remote Meeting - Zoom Platform

Registration is now OPEN!

Q: What is Nose to the Grindstone (NTG) CE? 

A: It's a simple mindset, really!  Commit early in the year to spending the first weekend in March (or at least a part of it) with us while you garner first-class, timely and relevant education...Education credits you will need by the end of the year.  Get a bunch out of the way (+2 towards the glaucoma requirement).  You can do so from the comfort of your home. The first weekend in March makes perfect sense; Come summertime, you'll be glad you joined us!

Q: How does the multiple day rehistration work?

A: The FULL REGISTRATION NTG'24 includes March 3, 2024 (5 hours, remote) and March 6, 2024 (2 hours, remote)

Not interested in all of NTG24's 7 hours? We understand, sometimes the grind can be too much. NTG'24 can still be for you! You have two  options to consider when registering:

** Can't Make It Wednesday? No worries! The NHOA will send you a $25 NHOA CE Coupon good towards any future 2024 NHOA event!

March 3, 2024 - Remote, Zoom Meeting (5 hours)

** Registrants will receive login credentials on Friday March 1, 2024.  A second email will be sent one hour prior to te start of the program. 

Lecturer(s): NHOA member Dr. Joseph Kane  & Dr. Andrew Rixon

8:00 a.m. - Program Begins w/ Welcome and Introductions

Modern Approaches to Optic Neuritis/Perineuritis -This clinical, case-based lecture will showcase several examples of real-world patients with optic neuritis/perineuritis. These cases will each have unique features stemming from underlying systemic conditions that allow for teaching points for the audience. Emphasis will be on modern approaches to diagnosis, work-up, and management of optic neuritis cases. (Dr. Joseph Kane Jr., 85559-TD, 1 hour)

Break / Coffee Refresh @Home

Glaucoma: A technology guided, doctor driven and patient centered approach - The management of patients with various forms of glaucoma has been greatly enhanced by the emergence of various technologies. However, the interpretation of that technology still requires diligence on the part of the clinician. Multiple technologies and an honest depiction of their limitations will be discussed, with an emphasis on diagnosis and longitudinal management employing holistic patient care. (Dr. Andrew Rixon, 89655-GL, 2 hours)

Break / Coffee Refresh @Home

Optic Nerve and Retinal Rounds: From Nerve-Racking to Nuanced - This course will discuss a wide variety of optic nerve and retinal conditions, specifically reinforcing the necessity of multimodal imaging in the diagnostic process. A multitude of cases will be presented in order to highlight how these imaging principles benefit the practitioner in streamlining diagnosis. (Dr. Andrew Rixon, 89293-TD, 2 hours)


March 6, 2024 - Remote, Zoom Meeting (2 hours)

** Wednesday Registrants will receive login credentials on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. A second email will be sent one hour prior to te start of the program.

7:00 p.m. - Start of Program

Applications of optical coherence tomography angiography in modern optometry - This course is designed to increase awareness and understanding of OCT-A technology and its clinical applications in medical optometry. An overview of how the technology works will be provided with a specific emphasis on imaging features that can enhance disease recognition and improve patient management. The course will conclude with detailed case examples highlighting the role of OCT-A. (Dr. Kelsey Jordan and Dr. Joseph Kane Jr., 86602-GO, 2 hours)