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2024 Michigan Vision Therapy Study Group Meeting

January 25 - January 27

Happy New Year Greetings!

In case you haven’t heard, the 2024 Michigan Vision Therapy Study Group Meeting is coming soon!


Recognized  as one of optometry’s  finest vision therapy educational conferences, our meeting is in-person Friday, January 26, 2024 – Saturday, January 27, 2024 (Noon) and provides 12 hours of Michigan Board of Optometry approved CE including 1 hour of Pain Management. Below, please find the 2024 MVTSG Program. This year’s registration fee is only $210/attendee (for 1 day or both days). In addition, the attendees will receive 2 breakfasts (Friday and Saturday) and 1 luncheon (Friday) and a “Pass” into the MVTSG Hospitality Room.

Attendees  are encouraged to arrive on Thursday (1/25/24) and join in  the MVTSG Hospitality Room (Wolverine AB) starting at 7:30 pm. Here you can enjoy complimentary beer, wine, mixed drinks and/or soft drinks, snacks and engage in the conversations.

Our Hotel property location is at the Grand Rapids Airport Hilton DoubleTree. We have a special discounted room rate block reserved until January 10, 2024. Simply book online with the link provided. Or, if you prefer to call for a reservation,  be sure to ask for the Michigan Vision Therapy Study Group rate of only $102/night + taxes and fees for a single king or double/double room.

We encourage you to act now and RSVP. To do so, respond to dfortenbacher@wowvision.net and request to reserve your seat. If you are the Doctor registering for your therapists, be sure to provide their first and last name. Registration payment deadline is January 12, 2024 which is non-refundable to secure your seat in the meeting.


For all who respond with their RSVP request, we will be sending you a separate email with the invoice to make your online payment which will secure your reservation. Optometry students and residents will be given a 50% discount on their registration.


On behalf of the 2024 MVTSG planning committee, thank you for your participation in making our 2024 Michigan Vision Therapy Study Group Meeting the “Best Ever”!


Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!


Thursday – January 25, 2024

7:30 pmHospitality Room- (Wolverine AB). Relax and enjoy a fellowship, camaraderie and fun in the legendary Michigan Vision Therapy Study Group Hospitality Room. Registered attendees will have access to complementary wine, beer, mixed drinks, soft drinks and snacks.


Friday – January 26, 2024 – Salon ABC

7:30 am : Breakfast (in the room)

7:55 am- 8:00 amWelcome and Introductions –Drs. Fortenbacher, Habermehl and Moussa


8:00 am – 9:55 am – Dr.  David Cook- The Emotion and the Art of Vision Therapy with Powerful Applications. Whether it is strabismus, learning, sports, or brain injury, this presentation will include both procedures and methods of delivery, illustrating the role of emotion in vision therapy.


10:00 am-10:55 amDr. Brenda Montecalvo VO Star & Cheiroscopic Tracing: How to Perform and Interpret These 2 Valuable Tests Including a Case Report


11:00 am- 11:55 amDr. Alyssa Parz, Dr. Alicia Bultsma, Dr. Dan Fortenbacher and the Wow Vision Therapy Team- Accelerating Amblyopia Treatment…Fixing Lazy Eye Faster and Better Than Ever Before – Presenting techniques and behavioral strategies that break through barriers to rapid progress


12:00 noon – 1:00 pmLunch – Salon ABC


1:00 pm-1:55 pm Dr. Curt Baxstrom- Vision and Math… Numerosity the Synergy of Sequential and Simultaneous Processing.


2:00 pm- 2:55 pm – Dr. Mohamed Moussa, Dr. Abeer Ahmed and Kadija Daw- Oculomotor Eye Movements: Importance, Factors Affecting, and Different Ways to Improve in Vision Therapy


3:00 pm – 3:55 pm Dr. Neil Renaud-  Magnocellular Training: Why Every Patient Needs It and Why We Should Own It


4:00 pm- 4:55 pm Dr. Steve Ingersoll – Exogenous and Endogenous Light, Photic Regulation of Subcortical Physiology


6:15 pm – 8:15 pm Dinner – Ganders Restaurant


8:30 pm-  MVTSG Hospitality Room (Wolverine AB)

2024 Michigan Vision Therapy Study Group Educational Conference

Grand Rapids Airport Hilton DoubleTree

Grand Rapids, Michigan

January 26-27, 2024

Program Day 2



Saturday – January 27, 2024 – Salon ABC

8:00 am: Breakfast (in the room)

8:55 am- 9:00 amWelcome and Introductions –Drs. Fortenbacher, Habermehl, Moussa


9:00 am – 9:55 am Resident Case Report Presentations: Dr. Jacqueline Dang, Dr. Crystal Sin, Dr Madeleine Seidel  


10:00 am – 10:55 amDr. Aaron Nichols – Adult Strabismus and Amblyopia and Improving Functional Goals and Quality of Life


11:00 am – 11:55 am – Dr. Brad Habermehl – Pain Management


12:00 noon: Closing Comments – Good and Welfare



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