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March 10, 2021

Dr. Brlair Lonsberry presents "Pain Management in Optometric Practice in an Era of Opioid Abuse" as a live webinar from 8:00-9:00 P.M. Eastern Time (7:00-8:00 PM. Central Time) on Wednesday, March 10.

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 or use the speakers or a headset from your computer. Please Note: You need to see the lecture slides and hear the speaker in order to get CE credit.

This is a COPE approved course (COPE # 68559-OP) and will be submitted for approval as a Live COPE Event. The lecture has been submitted to the Texas Board of Optometry for approval as an Opioid course. COPE has extended the regulation through June 30, 2021 that all interactive webinars are classified as Live CE. In the following states, regulations or Executive Orders due to COVID-19 consider COPE-approved live webinars to be live CE with no restrictions on the number of hours: CA, MD, MN, NY, PA, TX, VA, and VT. Other states may categorize these webinars are live or on-line CE; check the website of your State Board for the most current information. 

The Early Bird rate for this Webinar is $35 through Friday, March 5. On or after March 6, the fee is $45. The one-hour Wednesday webinars are free for Full Members of the National Glaucoma Society.  

Registration will close at noon Eastern time on the Wednesday of the webinar. Registration is required for both NGS members and non-members.You will get the meeting password, meeting number and link to the webinar website e-mailed to you.

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 Sunday 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 Sunday 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 (1 hour of CE) Early Bird Rate: $35  
Evening Webinar for FULL NGS MEMBERS (1 hour of CE)
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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

8:00pm–9:00pm
Pain Management in Optometric Practice in an Era of Opioid Abuse (COPE # 68559-OP)
Blair Lonsberry, OD, FAAO
This presentation will use 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. Oral pain management will be discussed with particular emphasis on the appropriate steps in prescribing oral pain medications.