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Nutrition and the Eye IX

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 16 & 17, 2016
- 12 hrs COPE/CEE
9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Saturday 6 hrs, Sunday 6 hrs)

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

Program Schedule  |  Hotel Information 

Program Moderator: Stuart Richer, OD, PhD

Dr. Richer Stuart Richer, OD, PhD
Director, Ocular Preventative Medicine
Lovell Federal Health Care Center
Dr. Valenti Denise A Valenti, OD
Vision Care
Consultation in Vision, Neurodegenerative Disease
and Rehabilitation
Dr. Aron Barbey, PhD

Aron Barbey, PhD
- An overview of the myriad environmental stressors (beyond sugar) involved with cognitive dysfunction as well as the myriad  nutrients involved in cognitive  enhancement-  from lab to clinical application.

Dr. Johnson

Liz Johnson, PhD
- Dietary Carotenoids and Cognitive Function – results from 3 intervention trials

Dr. Trachtman

Joseph N. Trachtman, OD, PhD
- Brain and Eye nutrients that support the diagnosis of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and TBI (traumatic brain injury).

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.


Please Register

Tuition discount

UMSL College of Optometry graduates save more! 

Saturday, April 16

9:00 am - 4:00 pm


$250.00 on or before April 4th.

$300.00 after April 4th.

Sunday, April 17

9:00 am - 4:00 pm


$250.00 on or before April 4th.

$300.00 after April 4th.

Online Registration


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Please mail to:
UMSL Noncredit Registration Services
324 Woods Hall
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400 

Fax: 314-516-6414

(Payment must accompany registration. You will not be registered without payment.)

To register by phone:
(314) 516-5961

For questions: 
Lis Ellerbusch (314) 516-5615