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HomeTown Lecture Series

Each year, the Office of Alumni Relations, invites regional alumni to a series of professional CE programs, held in local communities throughout the country. These informal events include one hour of complimentary COPE-accredited continuing education, a College update during dinner, and networking opportunities. During the 2016 - 2017 series, over 90 alumni enjoyed NECO’s HomeTown programs.

HomeTown Series 2017 - 2018
Telemedicine Screening for Retinal Disease

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Optometrists play an important role in identifying patients at risk for vision-threatening conditions, yet primary care settings may be the best site for identifying patients at-risk for visual disability.

Spend an evening with your colleagues and fellow alumni to learn why digital retinal imaging may be a valuable tool for evaluating patients with retinal and optic nerve disorders. This one hour COPE-accredited lecture delivered by Tony Cavallerano, OD ’72 presents an overview of a successful teleretinal imaging model for identifying patients at risk, for practice building, and promoting a comprehensive approach to improving access and adherence to care.


The evening will be facilitated by Tony Cavallerano, OD, '72, Executive Director of Clinical Training and Patient Care, Director of Professional Relations, and Adjunct Professor, at New England College of Optometry.

Details for all HomeTown series events: 

  • 6:30 PM Reception
  • 7:00 PM Lecture & Dinner

2017-2018 HomeTown Locations

Gran Morsi logo

New York City, New York: October 26, 2017

Gran Morsi   
22 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007 
Introduction by President Clifford Scott, OD '68, MPH. 
COPE: 53837-PS     Event: 114006     

Rudis logoPortsmouth, New Hampshire: November 9, 2017

Rudi's Portsmouth
20 High Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
COPE :  53837-PS   Event: 114007  

Cals logo

West Springfield, Massachusetts: December 5, 2017

Cal's Wood-fired Grill & Bar
1068 Riverdale Street, West Springfield, MA 01089
COPE: 53837-PS     Event: 114008     

Baci Grill logoCromwell, Connecticut: March 1, 2018

Baci Grill
134 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT  06416
COPE: 53837-PS     Event: 113944     

For more information on the HomeTown Series, please contact:
Margery Warren at 617-587-5687 or