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Aug 4

2023 Educational Retreat – Ignite The Glow – Fort Lauderdale, FL

August 4, 2023 - August 6, 2023

$29.00 – $1,299.00

CE Courses Agenda

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07:30 AM – 08:00 AM

Coffee & Registration 

Room – Ocean Side Room

08:00 AM – 09:40 AM

Florida Jurisprudence

Speaker – Dr. Alice Sterling

Room – Rio Vista Room

09:50 AM – 10:40 AM 

Myopia Management in Optometric Practice

Speaker – Dr. Nataliya Yakovleva

Room – Rio Vista Room

10:50 AM – 11:20 AM 

Exhibit Giveaway 

Room – Ocean Side Room

11:30 AM – 1:10 PM (2 Hrs. TQ)

Getting Started with OCT

Speaker Dr. Julie Rodman

Room – Rio Vista Room

01:15 PM – 02:30 PM

Sponsored Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

Room – Ocean Side Room

02:00 PM – 09:30 PM

CEO of You® Business Boot Camp

Room – Seabreeze Room

(Separate Registration Required – See details below)

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM 

Coffee and Registration

Room – Ocean Side Room

08:00 AM – 09:40 AM

Prevention of Medical Errors 

Room – Rio Vista Room

Speaker – Dr. Alice Sterling

09:45 AM – 10:35 AM 

Dare to Lead 

Speaker – Dr. Lauretta Justin

5 Critical Leadership Skills Needed for Success

Room – Rio Vista Room

10:35 AM – 11:15 AM 

Exhibit Giveaway 

Room – Ocean Side Room

11:20 AM – 01:00 PM (2 Hrs. TQ)

Urgencies/ Emergencies: Cases from the Trenches

Speaker – Dr. Diana Shechtman

Room – Rio Vista Room

1:00 PM – 02:30 PM

Sponsored Lunch in the Exhibit Hall.

Exhibit Giveaway 

Minute-To-Win-It Exhibitor Contest

Room – Ocean Side Room

02:30 PM – 03:30 PM

Lumenis Live Wet Lab

Room – Bonnet Room

07:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Glam Gala Reception

Room – Bonnet Ballroom

07:30 AM – 08:00 AM

Coffee & Registration 

Room – Ocean Side Room

08:00 AM – 08:50 AM

Scleral Lenses 101

Speaker – Dr. Roxanne Achong-Coan

Room – Bonnet Room

09:00 AM – 09:50 AM 

The Ultimate Glow Up for Ocular Surface Disease- New Therapies and Treatments

Speaker – Dr. Lisa Hornick

Room – Rio Vista Room

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM 

Exhibit Grand Prize Giveaway 

Room – Ocean Side Room

10:30 AM – 11:20 AM 

Clinical Surprises in Collaborative Care & Refractive Surgery Update

Speaker – Dr. Michelle Gonzalez

Room – Rio Vista Room

11:30 AM – 01:20 PM (2 Hrs. TQ)

Oculoplastic Review

Speaker – Dr. Ana Carolina Victoria

Room – Rio Vista Room

If you’re wondering what you should wear for our retreat, here’s how we would like you to dress each day.

Friday, August 4, 2023

Lecture/Lunch Attire

Wear an “I feel Pretty” outfit.

Color – Any color of your choice

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Lecture/Lunch Attire 

Wear your very own “Bling-Out” design

Color – Any color of your choice, have fun with the design and win the prize!

Evening/Dinner Attire

Dazzle in your best “GLAM” evening gown for our Gala

Gown Colors – Red, White or black

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Lecture/Closing Attire

Strut with confidence in your “Power Outfit

Color – Any color of your choice

We’re excited to Ignite the Glow on the beach at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

Reserve your room* HERE

*The last day to book at the $199 discounted rate is Thursday, July 6th.

Watch the video below to preview this beautiful resort. 

  • No Refunds will be available after July 6, 2023.
  • Cancellations will only be accepted before Thursday, July 6, 2023. 
  • Refunds are processed only after a written request is received by [email protected].
  • An administration fee of $50 is retained on all refunds. No exceptions. 

Registration includes all Meals (including banquet), Exhibit Hall and 15 Hours Continuing Education Credits

  • Our Continuing Education Program includes Florida Jurisprudence and Medical Errors, which is required by the Florida Board of Optometry for licensure renewal. 
  • This educational program will be submitted to the State of Florida – Board of Optometry for CE and Transcript Quality approval and COPE with Institutional Support from NOVA Southeastern University – College of Optometry.

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Confirmed Speakers

Roxanne Achong-Coan, OD, FAAO, FIAOMC, FSLS, FBLCA

Dr. Coan is owner and co-founder of Coan Eye Center in Orlando, Fl. She has numerous peer reviewed publications and has lectured worldwide on Specialty Contact Lenses. Her lecture presentation will focus on Scleral Lens Fitting Basics.

Michelle Gonzalez, OD

Dr. Gonzalez is the Clinical Director and Physician Relations Coordinator at Correct Vision Laser Institute in Miami, FL. Her lecture presentation will focus on Surgical Co-management & Post-Op Care updates for Refractive Surgery

Lisa Hornick, OD, FAAO

Dr. Lisa Hornick currently practices at Stanford Ranch Optometry in Rocklin, CA. She has lectured on Dry Eye Disease nationwide and in Canada and has many published articles on the topics of dry eye disease, nutrition and glaucoma. Her lecture will focus on new therapies & treatments for Dry Eyes.

Lauretta Justin, OD

Dr. Justin is the founder of Optometry Divas and owner of Millennium Eye Center in Orlando, FL. In her lecture presentation, she will share five critical leadership skills every women OD must develop for radiant confidence and dazzling success.

Julie Rodman, OD, MSc, FAAO

Dr. Rodman is Professor at NOVA SEU School of Optometry and Chief Optometrist at The Eye Care Institute - Broward. She is also the author of a textbook titled “Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography: A Case Study Approach". Her lecture will give you the basics for interpreting OCT imaging.

Diana Shechtman, OD, FAAO

Dr. Shechtman is the consultative and medical optometric physician at Eye Centers of South Florida. Dr. Shechtman has lectured expensively at local, national & international level in ocular disease. Her lecture presentation will focus on show you how to handle ocular urgencies and emergencies.

Alice Sterling, OD

Dr. Sterling is a lead Optometrist in Florida Eye Clinic in Orlando, FL. Dr. Sterling has lectured expensively on the subjects of Medical Errors and Jurisprudence. Her lecture presentations will focus on how to prevent Medical Errors and Jurisprudence updates for the state of Florida.

Ana Carolina Victoria, MD. FACS

Dr. Victoria specializes in Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Her practice is located in Miami, FL. Her lecture will focus on the diagnosis, treatment and management of various oculoplastic-related conditions.

Nataliya Yakovleva, OD

Dr. Yakovleva is the owner and founder of InOptix Eyecare in Jacksonville, FL. Her specialties include Myopia Management, Ocular Surface Disorders, Dry Eye disease and aesthetics. Her lecture will teach you the fundamentals for launching a Myopia Management specialty.

Special Guest Speaker

Saturday, August 5. 2023
Exhibit Hour 
10:40 am – 11:10 am

Special Guest Speaker

Saturday, August 5. 2023
Lunch Session
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Special Guest Speaker

Saturday, August 5. 2023
Lunch Session
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

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Event Organizers

Lauretta Justin, OD
Orlando, FL

Dr. Justin is the founder of Optometry Divas and the visionary and executive producer of the Optometry Divas Educational Retreat.

Michelle Gonzalez, OD
Miami, FL

Dr. Gonzalez is the Exhibitor and Education Coordinator for the Optometry Divas Educational Retreat and the lead ambassador of our Miami, FL chapter.

Artee Nanji, OD
Memphis, TN

Dr. Nanji is the assistant Education Coordinator for the Optometry Divas Educational Retreat and the Co-ambassador of our Memphis, TN chapter.

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August 4, 2023
August 6, 2023
$29.00 – $1,299.00
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The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 United States
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(954) 467-1111
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Lauretta Justin, OD
Michelle Gonzalez, OD
Artee Nanji, OD