Continuing Education Optometrys Meeting 2019

Need CE? Look no further than Optometry’s Meeting®

Continuing education-you need it, Optometry's Meeting® has it, and so much more.

"The continuing education courses and workshops offered at Optometry’s Meeting continue to be the best our profession has to offer."

Earn an unprecedented 43 hours of continuing education (CE) credits across five days when Optometry's Meeting convenes in AOA's hometown, St. Louis, Missouri, June 19-23. There's truly something for everyone with the latest education offerings spanning clinical care, practice management, staff training and more. Open the 2019 CE catalog today to start planning your getaway to the Gateway city.

"The continuing education courses and workshops offered at Optometry's Meeting continue to be the best our profession has to offer," says Paul Hodge, O.D., AOA Meetings Committee chair. "This includes courses and workshops on minor surgical procedures and laser procedures, as we equip our attendees with everything they need to offer their patients the very best in eye care."

Register for Optometry's Meeting today.

Can't-miss CE opportunities

What's all the hype about CE at Optometry's Meeting? Consider these three education highlights for why you should check off all your CE needs at Optometry's Meeting in St. Louis.

  1. Advanced surgical, laser procedures certification. Back by popular demand, the Advanced Surgical and Laser Certification courses, presented by Nathan Lighthizer, O.D., and colleagues, are separate, two-day workshops that cover the training needs of optometric physicians pursuing credentials for advanced technical skills.

    The 16-hour Advanced Surgical Procedures course (Thursday and Friday) presents the skills necessary to perform surgery in a primary eye care setting, including suture techniques, injections, anesthesia, wound management and other procedures.

    The 16-hour Laser Procedures certification course (Saturday and Sunday) provides training for performing anterior segment laser procedures, including YAG capsulotomy, laser peripheral iridotomy, gonioscopy, laser trabeculoplasty and other procedures.

    Both courses offer eight hours of lecture and eight hours of lab rotation. Space is limited, and advanced registration is required.

  2. New ways to earn credit. It can be a challenge to fit everything into your schedule, so Optometry's Meeting is bringing it all together for you. New this year, Optometry's Meeting offers five COPE-approved CE courses in the Exhibit Hall, making it easier for you to get CE when-and where-you want. Here's what's on the docket:

    Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. - The Rapidly Changing Landscape of Refractive Technologies: How They Impact Your Practice and Where You Should Go From Here, presented by Mark Schaeffer, O.D.

    Thursday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Taking an Active Role Keeping Your Patients Happy in Contact Lenses, presented by Mark Schaeffer, O.D.

    Friday 9-10 a.m. - Neurostimulation in Eye Care - The Next Frontier of Dry Eye Treatment, presented by James Deom, O.D.

    Friday 3-4 p.m. - Anterior Segment and Contact Lens Application of OCT, presented by Mile Brujic, O.D.

    Friday 4-5 p.m. - Top 5 Innovations in Eye Care, presented by Clark Chang, O.D.

    Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis so don't miss these CE opportunities while you're visiting the Exhibit Hall.

  3. Niche topics for clinical care. With over 170 different CE opportunities, workshops and sessions available across five days-and nights-Optometry's Meeting offers something for everyone's education needs. Hand-selected by more than five dozen doctors of optometry, this year's CE caters to education you can put into practice now. Explore CE across categories, including contact lenses, dry eye, neuro-optometry, surgical co-management, pharmaceuticals, pediatrics, systemic and ocular disease, and more.

For a day-by-day view of Optometry's Meeting CE, access the preliminary education grids.

Stop procrastinating: Register early

The earlier you register, the more you save: Take advantage of early-bird registration discounts, now through April 1. This limited-time, low registration rate can save AOA-member doctors over 20 percent off on-site registration fees. But the savings don't end there: Students, educators and others also receive significant registration discounts throughout the early-bird period.

One low registration price grants attendees access to the latest CE, the Exhibit Hall, countless networking and mentoring opportunities and other popular events, all brought together in one place just for you. And this year, Optometry's Meeting is throwing a changeup.

To welcome attendees to the AOA and AOSA's hometown, Optometry's Meeting is celebrating in a uniquely St. Louis way. Bookending the profession's premier meeting, the festive AOA Block Party and a special, VIP treatment at Celebration of Optometry, sponsored by Hoya Vision Care, bring some hallmark St. Louis treats to attendees-local cuisine, brews and music, and Cardinals' baseball.

"Our goal is to offer family-friendly entertainment with numerous opportunities to network with fellow optometrists and optometry students," Dr. Hodge adds.

Want to attend? Be sure to select these events during registration. Online registration is fast, easy and preferred. Here's how:

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Need help? Phone your registration to customer service at 484.398.0856, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday.

January 24, 2019

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