Cranking up the volume on this year’s educational opportunities at Optometry’s Meeting®

February 1, 2024
Optometry’s Meeting®, June 19-22, in Nashville, Tennessee, will offer a wide range of continuing education courses and professional development opportunities to help attendees expand their knowledge and critical skills, as well as grow their practices through improved patient care.
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Are you ready to tune up your knowledge at this year’s Optometry’s Meeting®, June 19-22, in Nashville, Tennessee?

Doctors, students and paraoptometric professionals attend Optometry’s Meeting because of the breadth and depth of educational courses offered, catering to attendees at all stages of their careers. From foundational concepts to advanced clinical applications, the courses aim to cover the entire spectrum of optometric practice.

However, this year’s Optometry’s Meeting promises to deliver diverse educational and professional development opportunities that will go beyond imparting the critical knowledge and skills needed to grow as a professional. They will serve as a catalyst for practice growth.

The educational landscape at Optometry’s Meeting arms attendees with the latest advancements in optometry, honing practical skills and establishing valuable professional connections. The integration of these learnings positions optometric professionals and care staff with the skills needed to enhance their daily operations and practice efficiencies—and as a result, improve the quality of patient care.

Save 10 hours, see 11 more patients each week.

That's how much time doctors say they recapture each week by delegating nonphysician tasks to well-trained or certified paraoptometric staff.

Educational highlights at Optometry’s Meeting

The Music City is poised to be chalk full of educational opportunities, including:

  • 250+ hours of CE and professional development across 187+ courses
  • 150+ industry-renowned optometric lecturers, experts and thought leaders
  • Earning AOA CE hours, CPC and COPE credits, including 22 CEE/TQ courses

2024 Continuing Education Courses

So, whether you’re a doctor, paraoptometric professional or student, there’s something for everyone.

What doctors can expect at Optometry’s Meeting

Doctors attending Optometry’s Meeting can take advantage of:

  • Clinical advancements: Explore the latest trends and advancements in optometry, covering diagnostic tools, treatment modalities and emerging technologies.
  • Specialized tracks: Engage in niche-focused courses such as pediatric optometry, myopia management, and low-vision rehabilitation, gaining in-depth insights and practical skills.
  • Interactive sessions: Participate in interactive discussions, case studies and hands-on workshops to enhance practical skills.

Have you submitted your abstract for this year’s ePoster Session and Residency Forum?

Abstract submissions are now open through Monday, Feb. 19, for this year’s ePoster Session. New this year is the AOA’s Residency Forum, where residents and fellows will have a chance to take part in submitting, presenting and being recognized for their unique clinical case studies.

Learn more

What paraoptometric professionals can expect at Optometry’s Meeting

Paraoptometric professionals attending Optometry’s Meeting can take advantage of:

  • Optical management courses: Learn effective strategies for managing optical practices, from frame selection to lens recommendations.
  • Patient interaction training: Improve communication and patient interaction skills to enhance the overall patient experience.
  • Regulatory updates: Stay informed about the latest regulations impacting paraoptometric roles and responsibilities.
  • Team building and collaboration: Develop teamwork and collaboration skills for a more cohesive and efficient practice.

AOA Paraoptometric Micro-Credential: Optometric Surgical Assisting

Have paraoptometric staff seeking to complete their Optometric Surgical Assisting Microcredential? Don't forget to complete the required workshop portion of this microcredential (the lecture component can be found within the AOA EyeLearn Professional Development Hub) available during Optometry's Meeting.

What students can expect at Optometry’s Meeting

Students attending Optometry’s Meeting can take advantage of:

  • Foundational concepts: Delve into fundamental principles of optometry to build a strong knowledge base.
  • Career development workshops: Gain insights into building a successful career in optometry, including resume building and interview skills.
  • Experiential learning: Participate in hands-on experiences, including simulated patient encounters and clinical skill development.

In addition to these individual CE topics, Optometry's Meeting offers a number of courses in a combined doctor-paraoptometric setting intended for care teams to learn together and a number of hands-on workshops, ranging from practical, office-based procedures to paraoptometric skill-building.

Whether you’re a doctor seeking to develop your optometric expertise and business acumen, a student looking to build on your already expanding learnings or a paraoptometric professionals looking to fulfill certification continuing education requirements, Optometry’s Meeting 2024 offers incredibly diverse education opportunities and professional development opportunities to help you build your practice and improve patient care.

Begin your Optometry's Meeting® 2024 registration

Take advantage of early-bird registration rates through Sunday, March 31, to receive the lowest pricing for Optometry's Meeting, June 19-22, in Nashville, Tennessee, and see other ways you can save with information on member pricing, travel grants, discounts and more.

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