TOPEKA – Nearly 200 optometrists attended Kansas Optometric Association’s Convention and Seminar 2019 which took place April 25-27 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan. Optometrists attending were able to receive 14 hours of continuing education. Among those attending were Drs. Russell McCaulley, Nicole Miller, Chad Premer and Sarah Stueder of Great Bend.
This seminar focused on glaucoma, diabetic eye care, concussions, pediatric eye care and business-related elements such as HIPAA compliance. Convention and Seminar 2019 also featured exhibits with the latest developments in eyewear, optometric equipment, electronic health records, patient services and practice management.
During Convention and Seminar 2019, the 2019-2020 KOA Board of Directors was elected and includes Drs. Jeffrey Janasek, Wichita, president; Jeremy Durham, Wichita, president-elect; Eric McPeak, Hiawatha, secretary-treasurer; Phillip Walters, McPherson, first-year director; Matthew Gerstberger, Garden City, second-year director; Wayne Gilmore, Parsons, director at large; Julie Toon, Wichita, immediate past president; and zone presidents Jennifer Carr, Derby, Brandon Smith, Salina, Rebecca Dobbins, Coffeyville, Sam Funk, Colby, Michael Atteberry, Lawrence, Steven Miller, Buhler, and Jon Stoppel, Gardner.