Primary Care Symposium
Wisconsin Optometric Association 2012 Primary Care Symposium
November 9-10 – Country Springs Hotel, Waukesha
The 2012 WOA Primary Care Symposium, held on November 9-10 at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha, WI, was host to eye care professionals from Wisconsin and nearby states. Attending doctors could complete up to 11 total hours of Continuing Education presented by a trio of quality speakers. Primary Care Symposium is the WOA’s last sponsored CE event of the calendar year, held to assist doctors of optometry in attaining the required 30 hours of education each biennium in order to maintain state licensure.
Dr. Ian Benjamin Gaddie kicked off the event on Friday, with a doctor in attendance noting that this was the “best discussion of a difficult procedure,” and another advising the WOA leadership and staff to “have him back in the future.” Dr. Valerie Kattouf brought her pediatric optometry expertise to Primary Care and was praised for “great content and delivery.” Commenting on Dr. Kattouf’s lectures, another doctor “loved the fact that everything is clinically relevant.” Dr. Brownlow was thanked for the “valuable info” delivered in his lecture on compliance.
Dr. Gaddie is the owner/director of Gaddie Eye Centers in Louisville, KY. Valerie M. Kattouf, O.D., is Chief of the Pediatrics and Binocular Vision Service at the University of Chicago. Dr. Charles Brownlow, along with serving as WOA Associate Director, owns and manages the practice management company PMI, LLC. The WOA would like to especially thank our sponsor for this event, Cherry Optical, as well as its volunteer member OD Co-Chairs, Drs. Connie Copeland and Christine Ferchoff Renner. Thank you to all attendees and speakers for making this year’s Primary Care Symposium successful.