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AFOS Meeting October 21-22 2013 in Seattle

  • 21 Oct 2013
  • 11:00 AM (PDT)
  • 22 Oct 2013
  • 9:00 PM (PDT)
  • Red Lion Hotel, Seattle, WA


  • Any resident submitting a poster for AFOS presentation

Registration is closed


Lodging Information:

We have a limited amount of blocked rooms at the Seattle Red Lion hotel for the AFOS/AAO annual meeting this year in Seattle. The AFOS meeting begins Monday October 21, 2013 at 1230 pm.

To book a room at the Red Lion at the AFOS rate members will need to first register for the AFOS conference.  Click here to register on the Red Lion website.  The block code is ARME1016

Please be aware we were only allowed a limited amount of rooms per hotel, and they will disappear quickly. Do not procrastinate!

As always, these rooms are for Active Members of AFOS only. If you plan on attending and are not currently a member, avoid having your room rate go up, JOIN NOW. Thank you.

American Academy of Optometry Offer:

The American Academy of Optometry has graciously offered a 50% registration discount for their conference to members who are active AFOS and AOA members.  To register for AAO with this discount, first register for the AFOS conference, and you will receive the registration link and discount code in your confirmation email.  You must be an AFOS and AOA member current in your 2013 dues to be eligible.  Click here join AFOS and AOA

Registration rates:

"Early Bird" Now until July 15th $85 members
"Advanced" July 16th until August 31st $125 members
"Regular" September 1st until October 15th $175 members
"Onsite" After October 15th (onsite required) $225 members
"Non-member rate" $300 non-member
Current Resident Members of AFOS   $25
Student members of AFOS   Free

AFOS/Academy 2013 Preliminary Schedule:

Monday October 21, 2013 Seattle Red Lion Hotel
1100 - 1500 Registration - Outside of Meeting Rooms
1230 - 1515 Federal Service Optometry Breakout Sessions With Section Chiefs
  • Navy
  • PHS
  • VA
  • Air Force Begins as early as 0700
  • Army
1515 - 1525 Afternoon Break & Refreshments

1530 - 1915 Continuing Education 4 Hours

Note: This is a change from last year where we only had 3 hrs. We’ve increased it to 4 hours to give us more time on Tuesday, for the award luncheon, and time in our Ophthalmic Technology Center

Tuesday October 22, 2013 Seattle Red Lion
0700 - 1000 Registration
0700 - 1700 Ophthalmic Technology Center & Exhibit Hall
0700 – 1430 Service Chief conferences – Designated sessions
0700 - 0730 Breakfast
0730 - 0930 Continuing Education 2 Hours
0930 - 1020 Ophthalmic Technology Center – 1 Hour CE.
1030 - 1130 Continuing Education 1 Hour
1145 - 1330 Lunch & Awards Presentation
1330 - 1420 Ophthalmic Technology Center – 1 Hour CE 
1430 - 1630 AFOS General Session - Joint Services Forum
1630 – 1720 Continuing Education 1 Hour Luminary/Icon CE
1730 - 1930 AFOS Member Appreciation Reception
All CE (lectures and workshops) will be COPE Approved

Continuing Education

AFOS Career Symposium:  Maximizing your career during and after federal service optometry.

Principal Speaker:

Dr. Anthony Borgognoni: CV

Adjunct Speakers:

Dr. Penny Walter: CV

Dr. Adrienne Ari: CV

Dr. Angela Musick: CV

Dr. Michael Davis: CV

Dr. Daniel Mannen: CV

Dr. Walter West: CV

Diagnosing and Management of Neuro-Ophthalmic Diseases
Dr Joseph Sowka: Bio and CV

Lecture Outline Lecture Slides

Care of the mTBI Patient in the Optometry Primary Care Setting
Dr Sally Dang: Bio and CV

Dr Jinjong Chung: Bio and CV

Lecture Outline

New Technology for the Retina: To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before(WORKSHOP)
Dr Andrew Morgenstern

Ten Things I Wish I Knew Ten Years Ago about Refractive Surgery
Dr James Colgain: Bio and CV

Lecture Outline Lecture Slides

Optical Coherence Tomography in the Contemporary Practice (WORKSHOP)
Dr Joseph Sowka: Bio and CV
Lecture Slides

Federal Service Optometry: Experiences, Public Health and Other Lessons
RADM Michael Mittelman, MSC, USN(Ret): Bio and CV

Lecture Slides

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be emailed to  Please see the schedule below:

Up to October 2, 2013 - Full refund will be provided if request is made by email.

No refunds will be issued after October 3, 2013

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