Who is speaking at this year's SiB?
This year's SiB will feature a total of 30 presentations: 10 clinical CE COPE approved courses, 10 on practice management, 5 for staff, and 5 ABO/NCLE approved talks for opticians. All our confirmed sessions and speakers can be found on our conference event page here. We have also highlighted a few speakers and their courses in the carousel below.
Want to find out what our speakers all have in common? Read more about the SiB Mission.
Our call for Practice Management and Staff focused talks is still open this month. If you are interested in speaking, please let us know by submitting the form below. We also have opportunities available for sponsors interested in supporting our speakers. -- see here for details.
SiB 2014 will host over 20 of the industry's top speakers.
A peek at some of this year's speakers:
Jay Binkowitz, Optometric Consultant and President of GPN
Accelerate, Grow & Protect Your Practice
As an Operations Manager of your practice, your role is primarily to keep the day to day operations of your business running smoothly. This interactive session will provide you with the information necessary to operate smoothly and efficiently while realizing your potential for profitable growth.
Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD, FAAO
Building a "Wow!" Practice with Integrated Diagnostic Equipment
This talk will cover the steps to using high tech diagnostic equipment and electronic records in the modern eyecare office. This will not only impress your patients, improve efficiency, but will also increase the bottom line.
John Marvin, CEO and President of Texas State Optical
Turning Change into Opportunity
This presentation will explain how each of us face changes in our practices and our lives. The key is turning those changes into empowering opportunities. Trim your sail and capture the power of the winds of change.
Alan Glazier, OD, FAAO
Googlocation, Googlocation, Googlocation
To be found online for products and services you hope to be found for, you need to be searchable in Google. Google has many features and listing options that can enhance your chances of patients finding you. Learn where you need to be in Google to be findable.
Joe Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO
The Emerging Link Between Nutrition, Genomics, and Visual Performance
This course describes various high and low-tech measures of retinal function, citing data on improved performance with better diets and/or supplementation. Additionally, this presentation suggests a nutrigenomic approach to retinal wellness, emphasizing the way in which food ingredients influence gene expression at the retinal level.
Steve Newman, OD, CNS
Nutrition & Disease: Causes & Cures
Dr. Steve's flagship action packed webinar!
“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” - Hippocrates
Rebecca Johnson, CPOT, COT, COE
Building a Results-Orientated Team
How do you get staff members invested in moving the practice forward? Optometry Staff Development Specialist, Rebecca Johnson provides you with steps you need to take to get and keep a motivated team in place, and inspire a collaborative work culture that focuses on quantitative outcomes.
Agustin Gonzalez, OD and Mel Friedman, OD
When equal is not equalAre originally developed ophthalmic agents equal to generics? We look at the FDA ophthalmic drug development and approval process and the different routes for brand-name and generic equivalents. We review controversies and present data on the generic vs. brand battle.
Any questions regarding the call for courses should be directed to our Conference Coordinator, Amelia, at SiB@eyecarepro.net or 781-499-2342.