This year, the vibrant and historic city of Philadelphia is the backdrop for the 117th Annual AOA Congress & 44th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry’s Meeting®. This is the first time Optometry’s Meeting® will take place in the birthplace of our nation and will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center June 25-29.
There’s truly something for everyone, including more than 200 hours of continuing education featuring new speakers and interactive sessions, more than 200 innovative companies exhibiting the latest in eye and vision care, and multiple new opportunities to network with industry colleagues – not to mention the countless sights, sounds, and tastes of this exciting and historic city.
This year we are kicking off the meeting a bit early to accommodate our full schedule! Continuing education begins Wednesday afternoon and continues through Saturday. The Opening General Session takes place Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. with Scott Hamilton as the keynote speaker and a cash bar reception following. Make sure to arrive in time for this much-anticipated event!
You said you liked it, so we’re continuing our successful inclusive-fee registration! The simplified structure we introduced last year allows you to take as much education as you can fit into your schedule for one low price. This inclusive fee allows greater flexibility in bringing the most current education and information to Optometry’s Meeting® attendees and eliminates having to select courses in advance.
You spoke, and we listened…again! This year, students will be incorporated into the OD educational program and will be able to take any course on the OD program with no additional fees – and will still enjoy some sponsored courses and student events. The integration of programs offers students clinically relevant education and more opportunities for practicing optometrists and students to network.
Join us in Philadelphia for Optometry’s Meeting® – the premier event for optometrists, optometry students, and optometric staff alike. We look forward to seeing you there!
MITCHELL T. MUNSON, OD2013-2014 President
American Optometric Association
DEVIN J. SASSER2014-2015 President
American Optometric Student Association