Are you using masks imported from China? You may be literally risking your own life and those of your staff, friends, family, and patients.
“But it wasn’t until Thursday that the F.D.A. barred more than 65 of the 80 authorized manufacturers in China from exporting N95-style face masks to the United States for medical use, citing poor quality.”
SECO University Launches LIVE CE Webinar Series to Meet the Optometry Profession’s Educational Needs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 29, 2020
CONTACT: Elizabeth Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.orgSECO University gives eyecare professionals the opportunity to earn LIVE CE online as the industry hits
pause on face to face meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. ATLANTA, GA — April 29, 2020 — SECO University, the industry’s leading online education
presented by SECO International, provides optometrists and ophthalmic professionals outstanding
educational opportunities in an online environment to meet the needs and requirements of the profession.
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent cancellation and or postponement of CE
meetings, SECO University launched SECO LIVE CE Webinars approved by COPE for live CE. SECO LIVE launched with nine for-credit courses (13 hours of CE) as COPE has approved live CE online
through June 30, 2020. In addition, SECO LIVE held two practice management “how-to” sessions
on Teleoptometry and setting up an Online E-store, providing relevant content and training for today’s
changing profession. “SECO has a reputation for innovation and flexibility to meet the educational needs of the times,” said
Paul C. Ajamian, OD, Education Chairman of SECO International, LLC. “Our new Live Webinar Series
does just that, with top notch speakers delivering the latest and the best! The overall response to the
quality of education we were able to plan, and produce has been outstanding. We are prepared to expand
the program should the need continue beyond June 30, 2020.” “When our member states reached out to SECO for solutions, SECO began to work on a plan to meet the
needs not only of the states but also the profession,” said Max Raynor, OD, President of SECO
International, LLC. “With SECO University already having the online CE platform in place, our CE
Committee and the education staff were able to turn around an impressive webinar CE program in a
matter of two weeks. This quick response gave doctors immediate options for meeting their continuing
education needs.” All revenue generated from members participating in the new LIVE CE webinars, as well as annual
subscriptions, are split with the participating 13 member states. In addition to member states, the
Association of Optometrists (UK), British Columbia Doctors of Optometry, and the South African
Optometric Association have also partnered with SECO University. For more information about SECO LIVE CE or to register for the remaining courses, please
visit secouniversity.com/webinar-series. For additional questions regarding SECO LIVE, SECO
University, or SECO LIVE Webinars, please e-mail email@example.com In 2021, SECO will return to Atlanta CLEARLY ENVISIONED. FULLY FOCUSED. at the Georgia World
Congress Center, February 24-28, 2021. For more information about the world’s largest continuing
education conference for ophthalmic professionals, visit AttendSECO.com.
##### About SECO International
The annual SECO meeting is produced by SECO International, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the
Southern Council of Optometrists, Inc. A nonprofit association founded in 1923, SECO boasts an
approximate global membership of 25,000. The annual SECO Congress regularly attracts more than
6,000 national and international eye care professionals, vendors, and allied ophthalmic personnel. SECO International is widely acknowledged as the largest optometric educational meeting in the world. For more
information: www.AttendSECO.com, www.secointernational.com.
“The big mistake in the U.S. and Europe, in my opinion, is that people aren’t wearing masks. This virus is transmitted by droplets and close contact. Droplets play a very important role—you’ve got to wear a mask, because when you speak, there are always droplets coming out of your mouth. Many people have asymptomatic or presymptomatic infections. If they are wearing face masks, it can prevent droplets that carry the virus from escaping and infecting others.” George Gao , head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Cases from the Sunny South” a new online course presented by Julie Tyler, OD and Thuy-Lan Nguyen, OD is a rapid-fire, case-based presentation of various clinical conditions focuses on less common ocular conditions with visual risks in various patient populations with a focus on patients more commonly seen in urban and suburban clinics in South Florida. Included will be a discussion of some of the latest recommendations for systemic work-ups when indicated and management of the ocular conditions discussed. It’s two-hours of COPE-approved eduation, currently available in our Subscriber Library.