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NORA2020: The Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association™ Virtual Conference
Live Online: September 12 & 13, 2020
On Demand: Through October 31, 2020

The premier event for eye care and other health care professionals who provide rehabilitative services to individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Your registration includes access to all courses!

Watch the Livestream during the live events, and interact with other NORA2020 attendees online!

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We're happy to announce that registration for the NORA2020 Virtual Conference is now open!

This year's in-person event had to be cancelled due to COVID-19, but we're helping NORA fill in the gaps by offering their conference virtually in the fall!

Learn more about it here & register.

We'll keep this thread updated as the summer rolls on! If you have any questions for us or for NORA, please ask them here.

-- Adam

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The NORA annual conference is a premier event for eye care and other health care professionals who provide rehabilitative services to individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.

In line with our continued commitment toward advancing professional knowledge and understanding of Neuro- Optometric Rehabilitative care and encouraging strong working relationships among professionals, the NORA 2020 online conference brings together key opinion leaders from optometry and other specialties.

You can earn up to 17 COPE-approved CE credits from leading experts with all new presentations, without leaving home.

In response to member feedback, this year, we are very excited to announce the addition of a course designed to provide allied therapy professionals with a foundational understanding of the role of neuro-optometric rehabilitation for vision disorders associated with concussion, stroke and other neurological disorders.

We are also offering two courses designed for staff members that may be of interest to optometrists who are looking to add a neuro component to their office, as well.
 

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ADVANCED BILLING AND CODING WORKSHOP FOR THE NEURO-OPTOMETRIC PRACTICE
Denise Helle, CPOC

Saturday, Sept 12, 2020, 11am - 12pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 1


This is the fourth year that Denise Helle has provided a seminar about billing and coding at the NORA conference. This year, Denise will teach attendees how to score their own notes to determine whether they meet billing requirements. She will provide insider secrets to maximizing insurance reimbursement and surviving insurance audits. This seminar will be geared toward the person doing the billing: billers and coders, office staff, and providers.
 

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ADVANCED BILLING AND CODING WORKSHOP FOR THE NEURO-OPTOMETRIC PRACTICE
Denise Helle, CPOC

Saturday, Sept 12, 2020, 11am - 12pm EDT
Location: Virtual Room 1


This is the fourth year that Denise Helle has provided a seminar about billing and coding at the NORA conference. This year, Denise will teach attendees how to score their own notes to determine whether they meet billing requirements. She will provide insider secrets to maximizing insurance reimbursement and surviving insurance audits. This seminar will be geared toward the person doing the billing: billers and coders, office staff, and providers.

Say hello to Gary Esterow, Executive Director Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA). Any question about the meeting? Ask Gary on this topic.He is standing by to answer questions about NORA membership as well as attending the seminar.
 

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Visual snow syndrome is a fascinating phenomenon of unknown neurological etiology. Although many clinicians have never even heard of it or consider it rare, it is more common than previously thought. In new Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) blog Dr. M.H. Esther Han discusses visual snow syndrome that can follow optic nerve damage or traumatic brain injury. https://noravisionrehab.org/blog

Dr. Han will be presenting at the NORA online conference. For more info, visit www.nora2020.com
 

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Something of interest for NORA participants...

A piece in AOA's First Look 8/10/20...

Optometrists May Play Key Role In Diagnosing Neurodegenerative Diseases Earlier

Cheryl Lethern, OD, who practices in London, Ontario, Canada wrote in the optometry blog for Healio (8/7) that the rates of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are increasing. Dr. Lethern added that these diseases are often diagnosed late, but optometrists may play a vital role in diagnosing these diseases earlier using new technologies. Dr. Lethern concluded, “Taken together, all of these research developments provide hope that earlier diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases – and, therefore, earlier treatment interventions – is possible.”
 

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Something of interest for NORA participants...

A piece in AOA's First Look 8/10/20...

Optometrists May Play Key Role In Diagnosing Neurodegenerative Diseases Earlier

Cheryl Lethern, OD, who practices in London, Ontario, Canada wrote in the optometry blog for Healio (8/7) that the rates of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are increasing. Dr. Lethern added that these diseases are often diagnosed late, but optometrists may play a vital role in diagnosing these diseases earlier using new technologies. Dr. Lethern concluded, “Taken together, all of these research developments provide hope that earlier diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases – and, therefore, earlier treatment interventions – is possible.”


Dr. Letheren will be presenting at the NORA Conference www.nora2020.com
 

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Dr. Letheren will be presenting at the NORA Conference www.nora2020.com
The conference's content is definitely unique -- one of the reasons we decided to hop on board and help NORA produce the event is because it is unlike anything you'll get elsewhere. (and even the vendors are different and highly specialized -- take a look)!
 
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Something of interest for NORA participants...

A piece in AOA's First Look 8/10/20...

Optometrists May Play Key Role In Diagnosing Neurodegenerative Diseases Earlier

Cheryl Lethern, OD, who practices in London, Ontario, Canada wrote in the optometry blog for Healio (8/7) that the rates of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are increasing. Dr. Lethern added that these diseases are often diagnosed late, but optometrists may play a vital role in diagnosing these diseases earlier using new technologies. Dr. Lethern concluded, “Taken together, all of these research developments provide hope that earlier diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases – and, therefore, earlier treatment interventions – is possible.”

During my optometric professorships, I continuously made this point to my students.
 

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TODAY IS LAST DAY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF 20% MEMBER DISCOUNT FOR NORA 2020 CONFERENCE


Wednesday, August 19 is the last day to take advantage of the 20% discount for NORA members. Beginning August 20, this discount will be reduced to 10% through August 31. After that, no more discounts will be applied.

The conference will be available Live online on Saturday, September 12 – Sunday, September 13. All presentations will be available on demand through October 31, 2020. Register at www.nora2020.com. If you did not receive the Member Discount code, email us at info@noravisionrehab.com.

To join NORA, visit www.noravisionrehab.org. If you wish to renew your membership and have any trouble accessing your profile, please email us at info@noravisionrehab.com.



NEW PRESENTATION ADDED!

Self-Care and Burnout Prevention in the COVID-19 ERA

The uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic is enduring. Patients, as well as health care professionals and staff members, are still navigating the normal overwhelm and stress inherent in a pandemic. How do you know if you or your employees are too overwhelmed or stressed? What can you do to help yourself and support your colleagues, team, patients, family, and friends?

While it can feel counterintuitive in such an uncertain and demanding time, health care professionals need to make time for their own coping and self-care. Psychological research has consistently shown that self-care not only benefits people’s physical and mental health but enables them to carry out their jobs more effectively.

At the NORA2020 Conference, we are pleased to offer a presentation by Mana K. Ali, Ph.D., a member of the American Psychological Association, Division 22, Rehabilitation Psychology. Dr. Ali's presentation will highlight symptoms of burnout, elicit resilience, and provide strategies for self-care.

In the interim, the American Psychological Association offers tips to help healthcare workers stay calm and effective on the job. You can access these resources here.
 

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Hi everyone, just a quick reminder that NORA2020 starts tomorrow (Saturday, 9/12.)

The course lineup has been finalized, you can download a schedule here.

If you'd like to attend, visit the NORA2020 site & register!

Thanks
Adam

ps -- the livestream will go on as usual, Paul and Steve should be with me virtually. Though i'm not sure where exactly i'm going to be because of the wildfires. But... rest assured i'll be online as long as my internet holds out.
 

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The NORA live presentations have concluded. By all measure, this has been successful meeetingwith over1000 attendees worldwide.

Missed presentations can be seen "On Demand".

during the live streaming I have urged ODs interested in Vision therapy to share their knowledge on the Clinical and Research Forum on ODwire.org.
 

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The conference's content is definitely unique -- one of the reasons we decided to hop on board and help NORA produce the event is because it is unlike anything you'll get elsewhere. (and even the vendors are different and highly specialized -- take a look)!


Presentations remain on demand through 10/31. It's not too late to register!
 
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