Mark your calendar for CE Sarasota 2020!
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, January 10th - Sunday, January 12th, 2020.

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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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Secure a booth to exhibit at the 2020 CE Sarasota Symposium. Space is limited.

Program Schedule
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Friday, January 10, 2020
04:15 PM - 04:45 PM Registration (Prefunction Area)

Register for the event in the Prefunction area.

05:00 PM - 06:40 PM Lecture 1 – “Five Neuro-Op Triage Decisions that can Save a Life”

Lecture 1 – Crescendo Ballroom
Transcript Quality – 2 CE hours – “Five Neuro-Op Triage Decisions that can Save a Life”
CE Broker: TBD COPE: TBD
Lecturer – Andrew Lee, M.D.

06:40 PM - 08:00 PM Cocktail Hour (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, January 11, 2020
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Registration (Prefunction Area)

Register for the event in the Prefunction area.

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Continental Breakfast (Prefunction Area)

Enjoy a buffet continental breakfast prior to the conference.

09:30 AM - 11:15 AM Lecture 2 – TBA

Lecture 2 – Crescendo Ballroom
Transcript Quality – 2 CE hours – TBD
CE Broker: TBD COPE: TBD
Lecturers – Ron Melton, O.D. & Randall Thomas, O.D.

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM Lecture 3 – TBA
01:10 PM - 02:10 PM Buffet Lunch/Exhibits (Prefunction Area)

Visit the exhibit hall and enjoy a buffet lunch.

02:10 PM - 03:10 PM Lecture 4 – “Looking Past 2020: The Future of Ophthalmic Care”

Lecture 4 – Crescendo Ballroom
“Looking Past 2020: The Future of Ophthalmic Care” – 1 CE hour
CE Broker: TBD COPE: N/A
Lecturers – David W. Shoemaker, M.D., William J. Lahners, M.D., FACS, William L. Soscia, M.D., Joshua W. Kim, M.D., Joaquin O. De Rojas, M.D., Jesse T. McCann, M.D., Ph.D., Tanuj P. Banker, M.D and John P. Fezza, M.D.

03:20 PM - 05:05 PM Lecture 5 – TBA

Lecture 5 – Crescendo Ballroom
Transcript Quality – 2 CE hours – TBD
CE Broker: TBD COPE: TBD Lecturer – Andrew Lee, M.D.

05:05 PM - 06:05 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, January 12, 2020
08:00 AM - 08:30 AM Registration (Prefunction Area)

Register for the event in the Prefunction area.

08:30 AM - 10:15 AM Lecture 6 – “Prevention of Medical Errors”

Lecture 6 – Crescendo Ballroom
Medical Errors – 2 CE hours – “Prevention of Medical Errors”
CE Broker: TBD COPE: TBD Lecturer – TBD

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM Lecture 7 – “Florida Jurisprudence Laws and Rules of Practice”

Lecture 7 – Crescendo Ballroom
Jurisprudence – 2 CE hours – “Florida Jurisprudence Laws and Rules of Practice”
CE Broker: TBD COPE: TBD Lecturer – TBD

Speaker Lineup
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Andrew G. Lee, M.D.

Houston Methodist Eye Associates

Andrew G. Lee, M.D. is chair of the Blanton Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas and is Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medicine. He is adjunct professor of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine; Texas A and M College of Medicine; University of Iowa and […]

Ron Melton, OD, FAAO

Dr. Melton served as a Captain in the U.S. Army as a clinical optometrist at Hawley Army Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana from 1981 to 1984.  Currently he is in a group practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he has staff privileges at Presbyterian Hospital. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at both the […]

Randall Thomas, OD, MPH, FAAO

Dr. Thomas served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force as a clinical optometrist at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. from 1981 to 1984.  Dr. Thomas is in a group practice in Concord, North Carolina, and has served as the Ophthalmic Drug Consultant for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee of North Carolina […]

David W. Shoemaker, M.D.

Center For Sight

David Shoemaker, M.D. founded Center For Sight over 25 years ago with the mission “To bring clear vision to life through caring and trusting relationships and the unending pursuit of excellence in eyecare.” Dr. Shoemaker is what is known as a “super specialist,” a doctor who devotes his entire practice to one discipline; in this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]