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May 31, 2020

Dr. Blair Lonsberry presents "Pain Management in Optometric Practice" from 7:30-9:30 P.M. Eastern Time (6:30-8:30 P.M. Central Time) on Sunday, May 31. This course will meet the requirements in many states for a course in Pain Management.

You will be able to see the PowerPoint presentation, hear the lecture and submit questions to the speaker. All you need is a computer, smart phone or tablet with an Internet connection. You can either use a telephone to hear the lecture (toll rates may apply) or use the speakers or a headset from your computer.

This is a COPE approved course (COPE # 67796-PH) and approved as a Live COPE Event  (COPE Event # 119252).  As such, it is automatically approved as live CE by the Minnesota Board of Optometry, the New York State Board for Optometry, the Vermont Board of Optometry and the Virginia Board of Optometry. It is automatically approved as on-line CE in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Washington. Other states may consider this interactive webinar to be live or on-line CE. The Pennsylvania Board of Optometry, the Maryland Board of Optometry and the Massachusetts Board of Optometry have suspended restrictions on distance-learning because of COVID-19. Many other states may do the same. COPE has indicated that interactive webinars given by June 30 do not require a test. Check the website of your State Board for the latest rulings. Please Note:  This webinar will be submitted to the Texas Board of Optometry for approval at their June meeting. 

The registration fee for this Webinar is $75 for Full NGS Members and $90 for non-members. Registration for this webinar is not included in Full NGS Membership.

Attendance is limited to 160 optometrists. Registration will close at 5 p.m. Eastern time on the Saturday before the webinar, or when capacity is reached, whichever comes first. The meeting password, meeting number and link to the webinar website will be e-mailed.  

If you would like the NGS to submit your attendance data to ARBO's OE Tracker, please make sure your OE Tracker number is included in your profile on the NGS website when you register for this webinar. We also will mail CE certificates to attending doctors.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations made by the Friday before a webinar can receive a refund, less a $15 processing fee, or apply the full registration fee to a future program. Cancellations made after Friday can receive a credit of the full registration fee toward a future program. To cancel, notify the National Glaucoma Sociey in writing by email (info@NationalGlaucomaSociety,org) or fax (978-470-4520). No refunds given for canceling a registration once the webinar has begun.

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Evening Webinar (2 hours of CE) Rate: $90  
Evening Webinar for FULL NGS MEMBERS (2 hours of CE)
You must be signed in as a full member of the NGS to select this option
Rate: $75  

Sunday, May 31, 2020

7:30pm–9:30pm
Pain Management in Optometric Practice
Blair Lonsberry, OD, FAAO
COPE # 67796-PH. This presentation uses a case-based approach to explore the most effective means to manage pain in optometric practice, including the importance of understanding addiction and the current opioid abuse epidemic. Topical and oral pain management is discussed with emphasis on appropriate steps in prescribing oral pain medications.