2019 Call for Courses

The AOA has closed the Call for Courses for inclusion in the continuing education (CE) program at Optometry's Meeting 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. CE courses will be held Wednesday, June 19 through Sunday, June 23, 2019.

The AOA is committed to providing quality education for doctors of optometry, optometric staff and future optometrists. We invite you to submit lecture and workshop courses in the online application below. All applications must be submitted online by Sept. 7, 2018. If you have questions regarding the call for courses, please contact Fran Ghannam, Education Center Operations Manager, fghannam@aoa.org.


The AOA is a COPE (Council on Optometric Practitioner Education) qualified administrator, and all courses accepted for doctor of optometry courses will be submitted for COPE approval. The AOA will consider all areas of ophthalmic education.

Course Criteria and Requirements

Due to the overwhelming number of submissions, not all submitted courses will be accepted. All applicants will be notified of accepted courses via email by Oct. 31, 2018. Acceptance will be based on the following criteria:

Accepted Courses

AOA Speaker Reimbursement Policy

AOA speaker reimbursement, stipend and registration:

Important Dates

Application deadline Sept. 7, 2018
Notification of selected courses By Oct. 31, 2018 via email
Bio, cv and contact information for additional speakers due to AOA Dec. 1, 2018
Final course outline due to AOA Feb. 16, 2019
Final course handouts due to AOA March 31, 2019
2019 Optometry's Meeting June 19-23, 2019