Mark your calendar for CE Sarasota 2021!
Art Ovation Hotel, Sarasota, FL

The CE Sarasota Symposium is Southwest Florida's largest and most widely attended annual educational conference exclusively developed for optometric physicians. CE Sarasota offers attendees a wealth of networking opportunities, educational seminars, featured presentations and prime vendor listings. The conference will be held the weekend of Friday, March 5th-Sunday, March 7th, 2021.

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CE Sarasota is committed to advancing the art and science of Optometry through the transfer of performance-based knowledge,
specifically developed to optimize patient care.


Why Attend?

The CE Sarasota Symposium offers attendees a wealth of networking opportunities, educational seminars, featured presentations and prime vendor listings. Reserve your seat today. 

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Held in Sarasota, FL, the CE Sarasota Symposium is Southwest Florida’s largest and most widely attended annual educational conference exclusively developed for optometric physicians.

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Program Schedule
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Friday, March 5, 2021
04:15 PM - 04:45 PM Registration/Packet Pick-up

Register for the event in the Pre-function area.

05:00 PM - 06:40 PM Lecture I: TBA

Crescendo Ballroom
Transcript Quality: 2 CE hours
CE Broker: Pending COPE: Pending
Lecturer: TBD

06:40 PM - 08:00 PM Optional: Welcome Reception (Rooftop Pool)

Join us for a casual networking and social hour on the rooftop of the Art Ovation Hotel. Enjoy the beautiful city view and network with your peers. Refreshments will be served.

 

Saturday, March 6, 2021
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM Optional: Ringling Bridge Run 5k

Optional and complimentary!

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

Register for the event in the Prefunction area and enjoy a buffet breakfast.

09:00 AM - 11:00 AM Lecture II: TBA

Crescendo Ballroom
Transcript Quality: 2 CE hours
CE Broker: Pending COPE: Pending
Lecturers: Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO

11:15 AM - 01:15 PM Lecture III: Glaucoma Grand Rounds

Glaucoma Grand Rounds
Crescendo Ballroom
Transcript Quality: 2 CE hours | CE Broker: Pending | COPE: Pending
Lecturers: Joshua Kim, MD, Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO, Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM Buffet Lunch/Exhibits (Lobby)

Visit the exhibit hall and enjoy a buffet lunch.

02:15 PM - 03:15 PM Lecture IV: Clinical Updates in Ophthalmology

Clinical Updates in Ophthalmology
Crescendo Ballroom
1 CE hour | CE Broker: Pending | COPE: N/A
Lecturers: David W. Shoemaker, M.D., William J. Lahners, M.D., FACS, William L. Soscia, M.D., Joaquin O. De Rojas, M.D., Tanuj P. Banker, M.D., Jesse T. McCann, M.D., John P. Fezza, M.D.

03:30 PM - 05:30 PM Lecture V: What’s Hot in Neuro-Op: Case After Case After Case

What’s Hot in Neuro-Op: Case After Case After Case
Crescendo Ballroom
Transcript Quality: 2 CE hours | CE Broker: Pending | COPE: Pending
Lecturer: Valerie Biousse, MD, Nancy Newman, MD

05:30 PM - 06:30 PM Optional: Art & Wine Tour with Hotel Curator

The Art Ovation Hotel is known for its exquisite rotating art display. Join the Hotel Curator for a tour of the pieces and a glass of wine following Saturday’s lectures.

 

Sunday, March 7, 2021
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM Optional: Yoga on the Rooftop

Optional and complimentary!

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

Register for the event in the Prefunction area and enjoy a buffet breakfast.

11:15 AM - 01:15 PM Lecture VI: Prevention of Medical Errors

Prevention of Medical Errors
Crescendo Ballroom
Medical Errors: 2 CE hours | CE Broker: Pending | COPE: Pending
Lecturers: Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Barry Frauens, OD, FAAO

02:15 PM - 04:15 PM Lecture VII: Florida Jurisprudence Laws and Rules of Practice

Florida Jurisprudence Laws and Rules of Practice
Crescendo Ballroom
2 CE hours | CE Broker: Pending | COPE: Pending
Lecturers: Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Barry Frauens, OD, FAAO

Speaker Lineup
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Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO

Greg Caldwell, O.D., is a 1995 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.  He completed a one-year residency in primary care and ocular disease at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry (ABO).  He currently works […]

Valerie Biousse, MD

Valerie Biousse, MD is the Cyrus H. Stoner Professor of Ophthalmology, and is Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology in the section of neuro-ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, USA. She serves as Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship Director in the Department of Ophthalmology at […]

Nancy Newman, M.D.

Dr. Nancy J. Newman is the LeoDelle Jolley Professor of Ophthalmology, Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology and Instructor in Neurological Surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine, where she serves as the Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology.  She attended Princeton University, the University of London on a Marshall Scholarship, and Harvard Medical School.  She trained in […]

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate

Dr. Joseph Sowka received his Bachelor of Sciences Degree with Distinction from Cornell University, and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) at Salus University in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his residency at PCO as well. Following residency, Dr. Sowka accepted a university appointment at Southeastern University of the Health […]

Barry J. Frauens, OD, FAAO

Dr. Barry J. Frauens graduated with honors from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in 1996 and thereafter completed a one-year residency program in Primary Care optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Frauens is a full-time faculty member at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry where he holds the rank of Associate Professor […]

David W. Shoemaker, M.D.

Center For Sight

A Florida native, Dr. Shoemaker gained early admission to medical school and received combined B.S. and M.D. degrees from the University of Florida. Accepted without the usual requirement of an internship, he then completed a residency in Ophthalmology at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. In 1983, Dr. Shoemaker founded Center For Sight, which is […]

William J. Lahners, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Center For Sight

A specialist in All Laser LASIK, cataract and glaucoma surgery, Dr. William J. Lahners uses today’s advanced surgical and laser technology to help people enjoy life free from glasses or contact lenses. Dr. Lahners earned his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas, and his medical degree from Louisiana State University, graduating with […]

Joshua W. Kim, M.D.

Center For Sight

As a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, Dr. Joshua W. Kim is committed to delivering exceptional glaucoma and cataract care to Center For Sight patients. Dr. Kim brings the unrivaled combination of second-to-none medical training and experience with the latest technology to achieve superior results. A native of the Pacific Northwest near […]

William L. Soscia, M.D.

Center For Sight

Dr. William L. Soscia is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He is a decorated Army officer, serving in the Persian Gulf War in Iraq. Following his military career, Dr. Soscia was admitted to the University of Florida College of Medicine where he graduated with honors in research and was elected […]

Joaquin O. De Rojas, M.D.

Dr. De Rojas is a board-certified, fellowship-trained cataract, refractive and corneal surgeon. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston College, graduating Magna Cum Laude in the Honors Program, and then received his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his surgical internship and ophthalmology residency training at […]

Jesse T. McCann, M.D., Ph.D.

Center For Sight

Dr. Jesse McCann is fellowship trained in vitreoretinal disease and surgery from Columbia University and the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. A native of Westchester County, New York, he graduated from Dartmouth College with honors, receiving his bachelor’s degree in chemistry. While at Dartmouth, Dr. McCann was a recipient of the Merck Index Award, […]

Tanuj P. Banker, M.D.

Center For Sight

Dr. Tanuj Banker is a Bascom Palmer fellowship trained retina surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal disease and ocular oncology. He was the Valedictorian and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgetown University, where he completed his undergraduate degree. He was accepted early into medical school and attained his medical degree from Georgetown […]

John P. Fezza, M.D.

Center For Sight

Dr. John P. Fezza has been a member of the Center For Sight team since 1998 and specializes in cosmetic facial and laser surgery. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Duke University, and received his medical education at New York Medical College where he was president of the honors society Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed […]