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Nutrition and the Eye X

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.

April 1 & 2, 2017
- 12 hrs COPE/CEE
(Saturday 6 hrs, Sunday 6 hrs)

Saturday 9 am-1 pm, 2-4pm
Sunday 9 am-12 pm, 1-4pm

JC Penney Conference Center, Auditorium, North Campus, UMSL
(Lunch and continental breakfast each day)

Online Hotel Reservations Drury Inn Details

Program Moderator: Stuart Richer, OD, PhD, FAAO

Dr. Richer Stuart Richer, OD, PhD
Director, Ocular Preventative Medicine
Lovell Federal Health Care Center

Dr. DeSilva Derek DeSilva, Jr., MD
Keynote Speaker

President of the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine

He is a practicing Internist at the Raritan Medical Center in Perthy Amboy, NJ. He is on the teaching faculty at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ. Dr. DeSilva has lectured on various topics in medicine, nationally and internationally, and is a member of the American Medical Association.

Topics - (Saturday 9am-1pm)
The Human Microbiome
The Endothelial Glycocalyx
The Critical Combo (Vit. D and Vit. K2)

Dr. Bassi

Carl Bassi, PhD
Associate Professor
Director of Research UMSL College of Optometry

Topic (Saturday 2-4pm) - Recent Studies on the Relationship of Macular Pigment and Visual Function

Dr. Putnam

Christopher Putnam, OD, PhD
Chief, Optical Radiation Bioeffects Branch
United States Air Force

Topic (Saturday 2-4pm) - Recent Studies on the Relationship of Macular Pigment and Visual Function

Dr. Renzi

Lisa Renzi, PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Health
Department of Health Promotion and Behavior
Institute of Gerontology
The University of Georgia

Topic (Sunday 9am-12pm) - Cognition and Macular Pigment

Dr. Gelb

Kerry Gelb, OD
President, Alldocs

Topic (Sunday 1-4pm) - Insulin Resistance and the OD -  Multi-Pronged Public Health/Practice Enhancing Initiative

Cancellation Policy: The University reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified immediately. If you cancel prior to the first day of class, you will be refunded the tuition minus a $50.00 processing fee. NO refund after the class has begun.




UMSL College of Optometry graduates save more! 

Saturday, April 1

9:00 am - 4:00 pm


$300.00 on or before March 27th.

$350.00 after March 27th.

Sunday, April 2

9:00 am - 4:00 pm


$300.00 on or before March 27th.

$350.00 after March 27th.

For questions: 
Lis Ellerbusch (314) 516-5615