CEwire2016: Register & Watch Now Through May 1, 2016!

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    REGISTER HERE

    About the Event

    CEwire2016 is the next virtual CE conference by ODwire.org, the largest online community for ECPs.

    With 50 COPE-Approved CE hours online from leading speakers on a variety of clinical and practice management topics, for a groundbreaking price of $179, this is one event you won't want to miss!

    Watch On-Demand: On your own schedule

    Come watch the courses, contact the speakers to ask questions (or talk about the lecture here on ODwire.org), visit our extensive exhibit hall (with vendor discounts!) and watch our interactive CEwire2016 Livestream interviews throughout the show.

    You can watch these recorded sessions at your own pace, any time between now and May 1st, 2016. View as many times as you like, pause, rewind -- even watch them on your phone!

    REGISTER HERE


    Speakers & Topics

    We've put together an A-list group of speakers, giving talks on a wide variety of clinical and practice management subjects. With 50 COPE-Approved CE credit hours, you'll always find something interesting to watch.


    Exhibit Hall

    CEwire also features a virtual exhibit hall, where leading vendors are demoing their products and are on hand to answer questions.

    *** Many vendors are offering exclusive show discounts! ***


    Testimonials!

    Don't take our word for it -- Over 2,300 ODs have already participated in CEwire2016!

    Read some of their experiences and impressions.


    Our Philosophy

    We believe that CE is useful to keep a doc's skills current, and to protect the public.

    We believe CE should be affordable and not an undue financial burden on clinicians.

    We believe that the quality of CE is primarily determined by the caliber of the presenters giving the talk, thus we spare no expense to get the best speakers we can. We feel that if our speaker's budget isn't the single largest line-item in the expense column, we're doing something wrong.

    We believe that profits from events like this one (when they exist!) should be shared.

    Surplus profits from this event are once again being distributed to eye care charities whose goals are either to help folks with vision disorders, or to advance the science and practice of eye care:
    Upon registration, you may choose which organization you'd like profits from your registration fee to go towards.

    We want everyone who registers for the event to feel good about attending, and to know that their dollars are being recycled back into the field that they've dedicated their professional lives to.


    Registration

    Individual Registration: $179
    Entire Office (convers two or more registrations!): $249
    Students may register for FREE

    REGISTER HERE


    Learn More

    Have any questions about the event? Contact us or talk about the event with your peers at ODwire.org.
     
  2. Paul Farkas

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    Remember supporting members you can save $30 by using a special code found by going to...
    https://www.odwire.org/threads/cewire2016-here-supporting-members-get-30-off.92822/

    Not a supporting member? To register go to...
    https://www.odwire.org/account/upgrades
     
  3. Kyle Douglas Wilson

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    I live in a state where only 4 credits are allowed to be "online" CE. Is there only one flat price? Or is there a pay per credit option?
     
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    Hi Kyle, nope it is a flat rate. We priced it so that even folks who are in low-credit states won't be paying all that much (and we hope that even if you take a few of the courses for CE credit that you'll stick around for at least some of the other courses -- they are going to be great.)

    If we priced it by individual credit, it would have to be more expensive. Closer to the $15-20 dollars per credit hour that other CE conferences normally charge. So the savings just wouldn't be there, unless you only took a few classes.

    The way SECO handles this at their conference is instructive -- if you pay for 'the whole enchilada' it is like $700, but if you want to go per-credit, you still have to pay a $200 entry fee PLUS a stiff fee for each class you take.)

    If you are planning to buy any equipment from one of our vendors, the conference will pay for itself, as many of the vendors will be discounting their stuff at the show.

    thanks
    adam
     
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    I live in a state that recognizes ZERO online CE. I did CEWire2015, and already signed up for CEWire2016. Why?

    #1 Great courses.

    #2 Can take the courses over a period of almost 4 months.

    #3 Cope approved, so I can use the hours toward board certification.

    #4 Even if I don't attend all courses, I get to pick the ones I want to and it's still an unbelievable low price.

    #5. If a profit is made I get to pick the American Optometric Foundation for my part of the donation. You also have the option to choose VOSH International.

    #6 Did I say great courses and education in clinical as well as practice management, all at an unbelievable low price?
     
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    Thank you Stan for that unsolicited boost. We had you and other Florida ODs in mind when we designed the courses and speakers.

    The Florida Optometry Board for reasons unknown, do not accept any COPE approved on line credit. We'll match our courses and the ability to absorb the material with a 10 question quiz per hour guarantee against any course given at an on site OD or OMD convention.

    The CEwire2016 set up costs are great. We want to keep the cost per credit hour low so every OD, no matter what their financial situation may participate. That means we must have to have participants who enjoy and benefit from the courses even if they can't use the C/E credits.

    We hope ODs agree with our approach and will offer their support by signing up.
     
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    I'm embarrassed to admit, but I never even thought of that (D'oh!) What other programs are COPE credits useful for?
     
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    I made an event out of CEWire 2015 even though I was either at home or at the office. Worked out great. Excited about 2016.
     
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    CE in pajamas, slippers, and with a mug of hot chocolate. What could be better?
     
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    I think Paul and I are the only ones who dress up for this event. And even I can't convince him to wear a tie! :)
     
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    The I can do to look presentable is lose some weight for our 14 hours of live production.:cool:
     
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    So we're not shooting this one in HD I take it?
     
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    Please as low definition as possible.
     
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    For our kiwi friends, the New Zealand board is reviewing our event for suitability, i'm hopefully that they will allow credits from the conference to be used towards your relicensure!

    I know you are a smaller market, with only 600 or 700 ODs, but I don't want anyone to be excluded if we can help it! We had many people take the courses last time just for the sheer educational value, but if you are spending the time, I really want to see the credits count.

    Stay tuned...
     
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    is this considered live ce or correspondence ce? if I use the recordings can the ce still be considered actual ce courses or only correspondence?
     
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    In NJ? Our courses are good for 20 hours, as far as I know. @Steve Silberberg can give you the final word about your state :)

    thanks
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    here is the complete NJ story:
    20 of the 50 credits can be from online/journals etc, but of the 30 tpa credits needed, only 10 of those can be online.
    Worded differently, 10 of your 20 regular credits can be online, and maximum 10 of 30 tpa credits can be online.

    Or, from the source...http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/regulations/Chapter-38-New-Jersey-State-Board-of-Optometrists.pdf

    e) The Board shall grant a maximum of 20 of the mandatory 50 continuing professional

    optometric education credits, including a maximum of 10 of the mandatory 30 TPA credits

    required, from any or all of the following:

    1) Videotape, audiotape, computer media, Internet, journal, or correspondence courses or

    programs. The course or program shall include an examination at the end of the course

    or program. Credit for correspondence and other individual study courses or programs

    will be given only in the renewal period in which the course is completed with a

    successful final examination. TPA credits may be obtained from participating in any of

    these courses that are primarily devoted to the diagnosis, treatment and management of

    ocular disease, ocular pathology or the ocular manifestation of systemic disease;

    2) Structured grand rounds, which is a presentation, with a formal outline of course or

    program material, of clinical cases involving actual patient encounters and the lecture

    and discussion of the diagnosis and treatment of the particular patient condition. Nonstructured

    grand rounds that consist of observation of individual patient care shall not be

    accepted for credit. TPA credits may be obtained from participating in structured grand

    rounds that are primarily devoted to the diagnosis, treatment and management of ocular

    disease, ocular pathology or the ocular manifestation of systemic disease;

    3) Hands-on demonstrations of instrumentation when accompanied by didactic lectures.

    TPA credits may be obtained from participating in hands-on demonstrations of

    instrumentation that are primarily devoted to the diagnosis, treatment and management

    of ocular disease, ocular pathology or the ocular manifestation of systemic disease;

    4) Interactive workshops which include demonstrations and applications of hands-on

    techniques and skills in optometric procedures and instrumentations accompanied by

    didactic lectures. TPA credits may be obtained from participating in interactive

    workshops that are primarily devoted to the diagnosis, treatment and management of

    ocular disease, ocular pathology or the ocular manifestation of systemic disease;

    5) Preparation and presentation of a continuing professional optometric education lecture.

    TPA credits may be obtained from preparing and presenting continuing professional

    optometric education lectures that are primarily devoted to the diagnosis, treatment and

    management of ocular disease, ocular pathology or the ocular manifestation of systemic

    disease;

    6) Preparation of an educational or scientific article authored and published in a

    professional refereed journal. TPA credits may be obtained from preparing an

    educational or scientific article authored and published in a professional refereed journal

    that is primarily devoted to the diagnosis, treatment and management of ocular disease,

    ocular pathology or the ocular manifestation of systemic disease;

    7) Preparation and presentation of a continuing professional optometric education lecture







    course or program: two credits for each hour of a new presentation up to a maximum of



    twelve credits. For purposes of this paragraph, "new" represents a course or program



    that the licensee has not taught previously in any educational setting. One credit for each



    hour of a presentation shall be given for subsequent sessions involving substantially



    identical subject matter up to a maximum of 12 credits, provided the original material has



    been updated and subject to the credit limits of N.J.A.C. 13:38-7.4(d); and





    8) A residency or a fellowship, as defined in N.J.A.C. 13:38-7.4(b)3: 25 credits, of which







    12.5 shall be TPA credits, upon completing each residency or fellowship.
     
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    but if this is a live webinar why is it considered correspondence?
     
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    A New Year greeting for one of CEwire2016 charities.

    for those unfamiliar with VOSH...

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    The young girl who for the first time sees that trees have individual leaves.
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    The father who can now provide for his family thanks to a pair of glasses.
    The boy who now sees the blackboard and has a real chance at life.


    By donating to VOSH/International, you not only give the gift of sight to individuals, you help break a link to poverty. More than 600 million on the planet have impaired vision or functional blindness. Your donation gives hope and opportunity for education, work and a quality of life.


    Join us in helping establish sustainable new clinics and optometry schools in under-served areas of the world with our partner Optometry Giving Sight while our many missions, clinics and equipment assistance programs continue to provide immediate vision care.

    VOSH/International thanks you for your past support bringing the smiles and hopes to so many as wonderfully shown by the video below. And we hope these smiles inspire you to join and continue to give the gift of sight by donating this year to VOSH/International.

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    I'm trying to arrange my work schedule around the lectures. I need live courses, and only in ocular disease and pharmacology. Is there a schedule of what lectures are offered when?