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VA Boston Healthcare System Lectures

New England College of Optometry has partnered with VA Boston Healthcare System to provide the optometric community with a series of MA CE lectures. These lectures are taught by VA/NECO optometry residents and are hosted at the VA Boston West Roxbury campus.


Spring 2018 Lecture Series

Lectures take place at VA Boston West Roxbury Campus from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM unless otherwise noted. More lectures will be posted as topics/dates/speakers become available.

Friday, February 9, 2018

  • “Fluke or Fuchs” with Emily Humphreys, OD
  • “Detecting and Managing Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus” with Jeannette Adelsberger, OD

Friday, February 16, 2018

  • “Functional Vision Loss – When Things Just Don't Add Up” with Kelly Sherer, OD
  • “Scleritis and Episcleritis” with Stephen Wise, OD

Friday, March 2, 2018
Please note that the lectures on March 2, 2018 will take place from 2:30 - 4:30 at VA Boston Jamaica Plain Campus, Conference Room F, 104 A & B

  • “The Dark Side of White Matter: Atypical Visual and Neurological Presentations of Multiple Sclerosis” with Benjamin Young, OD
  • “Bullseye! A Review on the Ocular Manifestations of Lyme Disease” with Anne Bertolet, OD

Friday, March 9, 2018

  • “Macular Telangiectasia” with Molly King, OD
  • “What’s Your Angle? Being Confident in the Assessment of the Anterior Chamber Angle” with Felicia Dupras, OD

Friday, March 16, 2018

  • “There’s Something in My Eye – Anterior Segment Complications of Herpes Simplex Virus” with Puja Patel, OD
  • “Applications of OCTA in Modern Optometry” with Kelsey Jordan, OD, MS

Lecture Details

  • Location:  VA Boston West Roxbury Campus, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02121
    • Bignami Conference Room 2B-100-3,
    • NOTE: Enter on ground level, Building 3 and go to 2nd floor, 2B-100-3
  • Time: 2:00-4:00 PM (unless otherwise stated)
  • CE Credit: 1 credit hours of Massachusetts Continuing Education (MA CE) for each presentation. This series does not offer COPE CE.
  • Registration Fee: Complimentary
  • RSVP (required): Dr. Kevin Toolin at 774-826-1106 ( or Tak Chau, OD at 857-364-6508 (

Previous 2017 Lecture Series Topics

  • “You'll Shoot Your Eye Out! Evaluation and Management of Acute Ocular Trauma” with Jannette Adelsberger, OD and “Pale Ails: Ocular Findings in Severe Anemia” with Emily Humphries, OD
  • “Decoding Diplopia: The Art of Prism Prescribing” with Kelley Scherer, OD and “Peripheral Exudative Hemorrhagic Chorioretinopathy” with Stephen Wise, OD
  • “Thinking Outside the Circle: A Review of the New Spectralis OCT Glaucoma Software” with Anne Bertolet, OD, and “Turning a Blind Eye: Visual Neglect and Field Loss Following CVA” with Benjamin Young, OD
  • “Ischemic Optic Neuropathy” with Molly King, OD, and “Age Related Macular Degeneration Update!” with Felicia Dupras, OD
  • “Double Trouble: Managing Myasthenia Gravis” with Puja Patel, OD, and “Cherry-Picking the Correct Diagnosis” with Kelsey Jordan, OD
  • “Old Topic, New Location” with Renee Theroux, OD and “Dark Side of the Choroid” by Maria Denietolis, OD
  • “Crash Course in Anterior Segment OCT” with Jennifer Williams, OD, MS and “Vitreomacular Interface Disorders” with Kimberly Krusell, OD
  • “Welcome to the Cavernous Sinus” with Sashank Prasad, MD; Chief, Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
  • “Parkinson's and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy” with Vanessa Ceglia, OD and “Hypertensive Choroidopathy” with Kathleen Barr, OD
  • “Decoding Retinal Surgery” with Katherine Schmidt, OD and “When a Melt Smells like PUK: A Breakdown of Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis” with Ran He, OD
  • “Papilledema” with Daria Borah, OD and “Young, Unbalanced, and Out of Focus” with Lauren Guajardo, OD
  • “Cancer Associated Retinopathy” with Emily Richard, OD
  • “Giant Cell Arteritis” with Rachel Currin, OD