Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association

Enhancing Neurological Recovery Through Vision Rehabilitation

Continuing Education Opportunities

NORA is committed to advancing professional knowledge and understanding of Neuro-Optometric care and promoting research in visual science. Below, is information on some upcoming CE courses.

We would like to keep this list updated, so please send information on any upcoming courses to info@noravisionrehab.com.


October 2018

Concussion Management Workshop

October 13
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Concussion Management Workshop
Royal Alexandra Hospital
10240 Kingsway Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T5H 3V9

Taught by Shannon McGuire, BHSc (PT)

October 14
Calgary, Alberta, Canada – Concussion Management Workshop
Lifemark Sunridge
#70, 2121 - 29 Street NE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Taught by Shannon McGuire, BHSc (PT)

For more information, email Shannon McGuire.
Course Flyer
Registration Form

Reflex Foundations in Vision Therapy

October 19-20
Vancouver, Canada
Panorama Optometry
Speaker: Patti Andrich MA, OTR/L, COVT, CINPP
For more information, call Dr. Sandy Johal.

NORA 101 - Clinical Skills Level I: Visual Foundations in the Treatment of Cranioencephalic Traumas

Two-and-a-half-day, 20-hour course includes the principles of anatomy and physiology essential for the rehabilitation process, to the evaluation and treatment of patients with acquired brain damage.

October 19-21
Sociedad Internacional de Optometría del Desarrollo y del Comportamiento (International Society of Optometry of Development and Behavior)
Hotel NH Villa de Coslada
Avenida de la Constitución, 75
28820 Coslada, Madrid, Spain

Taught by Susan Daniel, OD, President NORA and Physiotherapist Dr. Victoria Graham
For conference, schedule, and registration information, click here.
Note: Website is in Spanish, but can be translated into other languages.

The Vision Viewpoint in TBI (concussion) Management

October 25-28
Scottsdale, Arizona
International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation (IAFNR) 2018 Conference
Taught by Charles Shidlofsky OD FCOVD, DeAnn Fitzgerald, OD
For conference, schedule, and registration information, click here.


November 2018

Train your Brain to See Again Conference

Conference objectives include learning about the functions of the regions of the brain and how these can impact concussion diagnosis, post -concussion syndrome, and sports vision training.

November 2-4
Taught by DeAnn Fitzgerald O.D.
Dr. Fitzgerald & Associates
Cedar Rapids Vision in Motion
3225 Williams Pkwy SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
For more information and to register, click here.

Vision Rehabilitation in the Therapy Department

November 5; 6-8PM
Ashtbula, OH
Speaker: Patti Andrich MA, OTR/L, COVT, CINPP
For more information, email Julie Mirabell.

Six Subtypes of Concussion and Their Optometric Considerations
(2 hours COPE approved)

November 7-10
San Antonio, TX
American Academy of Optometry
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

November 8, 2018; 2:00-4:00PM, Room 301
Speaker: Curt Baxstrom, OD, FNORA
For more information and to register, click here.

Connections between Vision and Primitive Reflexes

November 17-18

Sydney, NSW, Australia
Speaker: Patti Andrich MA, OTR/L, COVT, CINPP
For more information, email info@acbo.org.au.

Regional Clinical Seminar: Visual Consequences & Treatment Following a TBI/ABI

Hidden visual problems are often overlooked and when not treated they can impair or lengthen rehabilitation success. This course will assist you in diagnosing and treating patients with visual deficits following brain injury.

November 17-18
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Speaker: Charles Shidlofsky, OD
Sponsored by the Optometric Extension Program Foundation, Inc.
For more information and to register, click here.

Strabismus and Amblyopia

November 17-18
Latham, NY
Office of Robert Fox, OD
Taught by Curt Baxstrom O.D. FNORA
For more information, email Jason Clopton, OD.

The Optometrist’s Role in Vision Rehabilitation-NeuroOptometry 101

November 26-27
Manilla, Philippines
Sponsored by Vision Sciences Institute
Speaker: Curt Baxstrom, OD, FNORA
For more information, email visionscienceinstitute@yahoo.com.


December 2018

Regional Clinical Seminar: Neuro-Motor Maturity

December 1-2
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Speakers: Alex Andrich, OD and Patti Andrich MA, OTR/L, COVT, CINPP
For more information and to register, email Dana Miller or click here.


January 2019

Brain Injury: Testing and Treatment

January 18-20
San Antonio, TX
Southwest Congress of Optometry
Held under the auspices of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation
Speakers: Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD, Earl L. Smith III, OD, PhD, FAAO, and Janice Wensveen, OD, PhD
For more information and to register, click here.