Continuing Medical Education
2016 - 2017 Courses for Allied Health Professionals

Our Allied Health program provides ophthalmic technicians with the specific information they need to keep up with advances in technology and ophthalmic practice. Courses also provide an excellent means of satisfying professional certification requirements. Led by Kellogg's faculty and staff, our courses are recognized for excellence in content and practical, hands-on learning.

These courses are not sponsored by JCAHPO; they are only reviewed for compliance with JCAHPO standards and criteria and awarded continuing education credit accordingly; therefore, JCAHPO cannot predict the effectiveness of the program or assure its quality in substance and presentation.

Application will be submitted for 3.0 Group A JCAHPO continuing education credits for each course.

Please note: On-line Registration will close on the Tuesday before each course.  On-site registration for all courses will be available 1 hour before the start of the course. When registering on-site, course materials will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Please register before the deadline to guarantee course materials.

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Register for the September 30th Allied Health CourseJune 2, 2017

Refractive Surgery Evaluation, Options and Imaging
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This course will review the typical work-up for a refractive surgery candidate as well as refractive treatment options and potential complications. In addition, various corneal imaging and pachymetry techniques with case discussions will be discussed.

Prerequisites: Proficiency in patient histories and examinations.


  1. Learn the steps involved in a refractive surgery evaluation as well as the various treatment options and complications. 
  2. Become more adept in understanding the principles and techniques for corneal imaging and corneal thickness measurements.

Course Faculty

Archive 2016-2017

Friday, September 30, 2016

Update on Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This course will review the typical work-up of patients with uveitis and ocular inflammation in the adult and pediatric population. Diagnostic and therapeutic management will also be discussed, as well as potential complications.

Prerequisites: Proficiency in patient histories and examinations


  1. To review ocular inflammatory disease involving the retina and choroid, cornea and sclera and uveitic glaucoma
  2. To learn the key steps in the work-up of patients with ocular inflammatory diseases, including important patient history to obtain and examination techniques
  3. To learn the diagnostic techniques used in management of patients with uveitis
  4. To learn about pharmacologic and surgical interventions utilized in the management of ocular inflammation 

Course Faculty

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Update on Neuro-ophthalmology
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This course will review the typical work-up of patients with vision and life threatening neuro-ophthalmologic problems.  In addition, examination techniques, including Goldmann perimetry, ocular motility and alignment, and pupil examination will be reviewed with hands-on sessions to demonstrate the principles in practice.

Prerequisites: Proficiency in patient histories and examinations


  1. To review the clinical assessment of patients with diplopia, and discuss important causes and treatment
  2. To learn the key steps in the work-up pupil abnormalities
  3. To discuss the role of visual field examination and correlation with neurologic problems

Course Faculty

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Tri-City Allied Health Outreach
9:00 a.m. – noon
The Conference Center at Apple Mountain
Freeland, Michigan

This course if full.

On-line, email, and phone registration is now close. You can register on-site from 8:30 – 8:45 am, Saturday, March 4th prior to the course. To register quickly, please download and complete the registration form and bring it with you.  We hope you can still join us!

The faculty of the University of Michigan Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences welcomes ophthalmic technicians to a course focusing on current practice in cornea, plastics, glaucoma, and retina. The course presentations will emphasize what the ophthalmic technician will see during the patient’s initial work-up and the technician’s role in assisting the ophthalmologist with these cases. The sessions are held in conjunction with a course for ophthalmologists.


Last Modified: Monday, 06-Mar-2017 15:12:27 EST