In collaboration with Allegany Optical
NRS 498 A
6 COPE Credits
Sunday, February 28, 2010
8:30 am – 3:45 pm (Registration 8:00 am)
The Merle S. Elliott Continuing Education and Conference Center
Career Programs Building
Hagerstown Community College
11400 Robinwood Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21742
About the Speakers
Diane Serex-Dougan, O.D. has been in private practice in the Baltimore area for more than 18
years where she specialized in behavioral vision therapy with a particular interest in pediatric vision
therapy. In addition to private practice, she is the clinical director of Special Olympics Lions Club
International Opening Eyes for the Maryland Special Olympics. Dr. Serex-Dougan is a graduate of
the Southern College of Optometry Memphis, Tennessee.
Stephen L. Facchina, M.D. earned his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in
Washington, D.C. He completed an internal medicine internship at the Washington Hospital Center in
Washington, D.C. and went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at the renowned New York Eye
and Ear Infirmary in Manhattan, NY. Dr. Facchina practiced as a comprehensive ophthalmologist for
two years in New York State before joining the Ludwick Eye Center.
Chet B. Patel, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist and fellowship trained in vitreoretinal disease
and surgery with the University of Iowa. He is in private practice with Greater Potomac Retina in
Frederick, MD and Gettysburg, PA where he offers the latest diagnostic services, therapies and surgeries
in the treatment of disorders of the vitreous, retina and macula. Dr. Patel is a graduate of the University
of Florida, College of Medicine and completed his ophthalmology residency at Baylor College of Medicine
in Houston, Texas.
Jeremy Goldman, O.D. is an instructor in the department of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye
Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He received his optometric
degree from the State University of New York College of Optometry and served over three years of
active duty at Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center, Ft. Meade, Maryland. Dr. Goldman led the
Committee for Quality Improvement for all Army Optometry in the Capitol regions. After serving active
duty, Dr. Goldman began an ocular disease residency program at the Baltimore Veterans Administration
John A. Stefano, M.D., F.A.C.S. is in private practice with Shenandoah Lasik and Cataract Center in
Winchester, VA. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and
is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and
Refractive Surgery and the International society of Refractive Surgery. Dr. Stefano has had the honor of
being awarded LaserVision’s Top 100 surgeons in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004.
Rex A. Ballinger, O.D., F.A.A.O. is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and
completed a residency in hospital based optometry at the Veterans Administration Medical Centers in
Baltimore and Ft. Howard, MD. Dr. Ballinger is an adjunct professor for a number of optometry colleges
and has participated in clinical research under National Eye Institute funded studies. He has written
several textbook chapters and numerous articles on ocular disease and clinical research and lectured in
over 15 countries.
8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:30 am Diagnosis and Treatment of Convergence Insufficiency (26427-FV)
Diane Serex-Dougan, O.D.
9:30 am – 9:45 am Break
9:45 am - 10:45 am Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): Case Studies (COPE pending)
Stephen Facchina, MD
10:45 am - 11:45 am Retina Potpourri (26638-PS)
Chet B. Patel, MD
11:45 am -12:30 pm Complimentary Lunch
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Keratonconus - (need title) (COPE pending)
Jeremy Goldman, O.D.
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm Break
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Refractive Surgery Update:
New Technologies and Applications (18447-RS)
John A. Stefano, MD, FACS
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm When Glaucoma Isn’t Always Glaucoma (COPE pending)
Rex Ballinger, O.D.
3:45 pm Evaluations, Awarding of Certificates
Three Easy Ways:
By Phone: 301-790-2800, ext 236
Please have your credit card number, social security number,
birth date, and the program course number NRS 498 A.
By Fax: 301-582-4001
Complete the registration form and provide credit card information.
By Mail: HCC, Registration, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742
Complete the registration form and mail with appropriate payment.
Seminar Fee: $ 109.00
Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, COPE credits, certificate of participation, and
conference handout materials.
Cancellation Policy: To be eligible for a refund, cancellations must be made no later than 24 hours
prior to the start of the program.
Training Facility: Every effort is made to ensure a comfortable temperature in the seminar meeting
area. Since everyone has a different comfort zone, please bring a jacket or sweater to ensure a pleasant
Overnight Accommodations: The Hampton Inn is located on the corner of Dual Highway and
Edgewood Drive which becomes Robinwood Drive. Reservations can be made by calling 301-739-6100.
Weather-Related Closing: Should the weather be such that there may be a possible cancellation, a
message indicating cancellation of the program will be place on HCC’s main phone line: 301-790-2800
and on HCC website home page www.hagerstowncc.edu.
Hagerstown Community College does not discriminate against any individual for reasons of race, sex, color, religion, national or
ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, or conditions of disability in the admission and treatment of student, educational programs
and activities, scholarship and loan programs, hiring of facility and staff, or any terms and conditions of employment. The
College is committed to affirmative action.
Directions to HCC
From Interstate 70
Take exit 32B onto Rt-40 West (Dual Highway). At the first stoplight turn right onto Edgewood Drive.
Edgewood Drive will become Robinwood Drive. Turn left at third stoplight onto the HCC Campus.
From Interstate 81
Take exit 4 onto I-70 E to Frederick. Take exit 32B onto Rt-40 West (Dual Highway). And follow the
directions above. At the first stoplight turn right onto Edgewood Drive. Edgewood Drive will become
Robinwood Drive. Turn left at third stoplight onto the HCC Campus.
Directions to HCC
From Interstate 70
Take exit 32B onto Rt-40 West (Dual Highway). At the first stoplight turn right onto Edgewood Drive
which will become Robinwood Drive. Turn left at third stoplight onto the HCC Campus.
From Interstate 81
Take interstate 70 E (Exit 4) to Frederick and follow the above directions.
Seminar Parking – Lot F
The Merle S. Elliott Continuing Education and Conference Center is the top floor of the Career Programs
Building which is located on the far right-hand side of the campus as you enter on Academic Blvd.
From Academic Blvd, take the first right-hand turn on to Scholar Drive and park in second parking lot on
your left, Lot F. From upper level F, follow the sidewalk to the front of the building. From the lower
level Lot F, enter the building and take the steps on your right to the upper level.
Important: To avoid possible ticketing, place your confirmation letter on your dash board.
NRS 498 A Optometry Updates $ 109.00