11th Annual Nutrition and Eye Symposium Registration OPEN

11th Annual Nutrition and Eye Symposium Registration OPEN



University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry

Presents the

11th Annual Nutrition and the Eye Symposium

In conjunction with the Ocular Wellness & Nutrition Society

12 hours of COPE approved CE/CEE

April 7-8, 2018. Saturday: 8:00am-3:30pm; Sunday: 9am-4pm (6 hours of CE/day)

Location: UMSL, J.C. Penney Conference Center

A review of the environmental and genetic stressors impacting both eye and brain function. Hear the latest research and clinical practice pearls from a panel of experts intimately concerned with the myriad nutrients that effect both human vision and cognition, in health and disease.

Refund information: Registrants needing to cancel will be refunded the registration fees minus a $50 processing fee. There will be no refund for cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the event’s start time.

Additional fee for payment by check: A $100 fee will be added for check payments.

No partial-day registrations accepted.


Course information:

Stuart Richer, OD, MS, PhD, FAAO

President, Ocular Wellness & Nutrition Society

Program Facilitator


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Julie Poteet, OD, MS, CNS, FONS

Topic: Nutritional Modulation of Autoimmunity (2 hours)


Keynote Speaker: Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN

Dr. Jaffe has more than 40 years of experience contributing to molecular biology and clinical diagnostics. His focus is on functional, predictive tests and procedures designed to improve the precision of both diagnosis and of treatment outcomes and he has authored nearly 100 articles on the subject.


Topic: Nutrition and the Macula (4 hours)

Reception following Saturday’s program


Sunday, April 8, 2018

William Harris, PhD

Topic: Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Health (3 hours)


Stuart Richer, OD, MS, PhD, FAAO and Jeffrey Anshel, OD, FAAO

Topic: Medical and Recreational Cannabis and the Optometrist (3 hours)


Exam Information:

Exams will be available for all courses. The fee is $35 per exam.


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