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

October, 2018

Neuro-Visual Processing: A New Model for Rehabilitation

Tuesday, October 2 (2:15 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.)
Speakers: William Padula, OD and Kathryn Farris, OTR/L
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
To Register for the conference, click here

Vision and Learning

October 13-14, Office of David Coleman, OD, Joplin, MO
Taught by Curt Baxstrom O.D. FNORA
For more information, contact: David Coleman O.D.

Concussion Management Workshop

Taught by Shannon McGuire, BHSc(PT)
For more information, contact Shannon McGuire:
Course Flyer: Course Info
To register: Registration Form

Edmonton, AB – Concussion Management Workshop
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Royal Alexandra Hospital
10240 Kingsway Ave.
Edmonton, AB
T5H 3V9

Calgary, AB – Concussion Management Workshop
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Lifemark Sunridge
#70, 2121 - 29 Street NE
Calgary, AB

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

October 19-21, 2018
Sociedad Internacional de Optimetria del Desarrolo y del Comportamiento (International Association of Optometry of Development & Behavior)
Hotel NH Villa de Coslada , located on Avenida de la Constitución 75, in the Madrid municipality of Coslada.
Taught by Susan Daniel, OD, President NORA and physiotherapist Dr. Victoria Graham

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. For conference, schedule, and registration information: Note: Website is in Spanish, but can be translated into other languages

The Vision Viewpoint in TBI (concussion) Management

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

November, 2018

Train your Brain to See Again Conference

Taught by DeAnn Fitzgerald O.D.
Friday, November 2- Sunday, November 4
Dr. Fitzgerald & Associates
Cedar Rapids Vision in Motion
3225 Williams Pkwy SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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.
For more information and to register, visit

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

Saturday, November 17 - Sunday, November 18
Speaker: Charles Shidlofsky, OD
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Sponsored by the Optometric Extension Program Foundation, Inc.

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. For more information and to register, click here

Strabismus and Amblyopia

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