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Nutrition and the Eye XI

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 7 & 8, 2018
 - 12 hrs COPE/CEE
(Saturday 6 hrs, Sunday 6 hrs)

Saturday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, Reception to follow in lobby
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

JC Penney Conference Center on UMSL's North Campus
(Lunch and continental breakfast both days)

There are two hotel choices for your convenince.

Drury Inn St. Lous Airport or Hilton Garden Inn St. Louis Airport

Dr. Jaffe

Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN  -  Keynote Speaker
Topic: Nutrition and the Macula 

COPE# 56691-PB (4 hrs)

Dr. Jaffe is the recipient of the Merck, Sharp & Dohm Excellence in Research Award, the J.D. Lane Award, and the U.S.P.H.S. Meritorious Service Award. He teaches and lectures widely on nutritional immunology and treatment guidelines for chronic autoimmune and immune dysfunction syndromes and has helped elucidate the causes and consequences of immune defense and repair functions in health and disease.

Saturday, April 7, 10:30 am-3:30 pm  

Dr. Richer Stuart Richer, OD, PhD, FAAO
Program Moderator

President, Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society


Dr. Anshel

Jeff Anshel, OD, FAAO
Topic: Medical and Recreational Cannabis and the Optometrist (with Dr. Richer)

 COPE# 56718-PH (3 hrs)

Dr. Julie Poteet

Julie Poteet, OD, MS, CNS, FONS
Topic: Nutritional Modulation of Autoimmunity

COPE# 56200-GO (2 hrs)

Dr. Putnam

William Harris, PhD
Topic: Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Health

 COPE# 56665-PH (3 hrs)


Cancellation Policy: The University reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified immediately. 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.

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BEFORE 3/16 for discounted rate.

Saturday ONLY: $300

Sunday ONLY: $300

Saturday AND Sunday: $500 (register for both days and save $100)

AFTER 3/16:

Saturday ONLY: $350

Sunday ONLY: $350

Saturday AND Sunday: $600 (register for both days and save $100)


For questions: 
Erin Schaeffer
(314) 516-5615