2020 Agenda

The CE Sarasota Symposium has expanded to three days in order to maximize credit hours, biennium requirements, and bring you nationally renowned speakers.

The Art Ovation Hotel in Sarasota, FL, is a beautiful venue to learn, meet fellow ODs, and mingle with our speakers. Enjoy!

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