Continuing Education

This year’s Alumni Weekend includes three excellent continuing education offerings. The Saturday offerings are interdisciplinary and valuable to graduates from all of our programs. We hope you will join us for these ground breaking interprofessional events.

Saturday May 2, 2015

8:30 am – 11:30 a.m.
Child Abuse: What You Need to Know*
Room 300 South, Salus University, Elkins Park

If you are a health-related licensee in Pennsylvania, you must complete training in child abuse recognition and reporting as a condition of your license renewal. This approved program satisfies the requirements as detailed in Act 31 of the Child Protective Services Law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Additional information about the law and compliance deadlines may be found at

* The licensing boards will accept two hours of this approved training as a portion of the total continuing education required for license renewal. Additional time has been allotted to ensure an interactive discussion.


12:30 pm – 3:30 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Care in Today’s Healthcare Delivery Environment**

Participate in a patient-centered, team-based approach to the continuum of care for patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Panelists representing each discipline at Salus University develop a framework for interprofessional practice while discussing a clinical case.

**Continuing education accreditation for this course:

  • Audiology: Salus University is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of .25 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

    • Blindness and Low Vision: Salus University will award 150 contact minutes. Check with your certifying board to confirm how many contact hours or CE credits it will recognize.
    • Physician Assistant:  Approved for a maximum of 2.75 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel.
    • Occupational Therapy: Salus University will award 150 contact minutes. Check with your licensing board to confirm how many contact hours or CE credits it will recognize.
    • Optometry: Applied for 3 hours of COPE-accredited continuing education (approval pending).

Our talented Salus faculty panelists are:

Michael Mittelman, OD, MPH, President:  Representing Salus University and Public Health

Sarah Appel, OD, FAAO:  Representing the William Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center

 Linda Casser, OD, FAAO, FNAP, Coordinator of Salus University Interprofessional Education Initiatives:  Moderator

 Caitlyn Foy, MOTR/L:  Representing Occupational Therapy, College of Education and Rehabilitation

 Joy Henderson, MMS, PA-C:  Representing Physician Assistant Studies, College of Health Sciences

 Jonette Owen, AuD:  Representing the Osborne College of Audiology

 Carlo Pelino, OD, FAAO:  Representing TEI and Primary Care Optometry

 Fabiana Perla, MS, EdD:  Representing Blindness and Low Vision Studies and Orientation and Mobility, College of Education and Rehabilitation


Sunday, May 3, 2015

7:50 am – 4:30 pm
Excellence in Education:
The Dr. Joseph C. Toland 25th Annual Excellence in Education Conference***

The evolution of modern medicine has significantly changed how optometrists diagnose, treat and manage various ophthalmic conditions. We use advanced technology and apply the latest evidence-based research to manage acute and chronic ocular conditions while considering patient preferences.

This program features 8 hours of continuing education. Outstanding clinicians-educators will discuss new concepts and controversies in the treatment and management of anterior and posterior segment disease.  Optometry residents will present rapid-fire grand round sessions.  

*** Optometry: 8 hours of COPE-Accredited CE

For more information and to register, visit the Salus University Alumni and Friends page.


Center for Continuing Education (Optometry)

Rapid advances in modern technology make it imperative that today’s optometrist keep abreast of the latest developments in the profession. In 1973, the Pennsylvania College of Optometry established the Center for Continuing and Post Graduate Education, dedicated to offering optometric practitioners the opportunity to learn the newest techniques, the most advanced instrumentation, and current developments in the eye care field.

Today, the Center is considered the preeminent provider of continuing and post-graduate education for the optometric profession. It provides local, regional and national programs in cooperation with professional associations, educational institutions, and health-related agencies. Continuing education credits (CE) are required for optometrists to retain their licensure. Each State Board of Optometry has its own CE requirements, which optometrists are encouraged to review on a regular basis.

For more information, call 215.780.1380 or

NJAAO Annual CE Program

Through their efforts and CE program over the past years, NJAAO members have funded the NJ Academy of Optometry Harold Simmerman Clinical Excellence Scholarship, awarded annually to a deserving fourth year optometry student from New Jersey. For 2015 program information.