Armed Forces Optometric Society
 

Events

Upcoming events

    • 18 Feb 2019
    • (EST)
    • 24 Feb 2019
    • (EST)
    • New Orleans Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center / Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    Register

    AFOS/SECO Meeting 2019
    New Orleans, LA


    We hope you can join us in New Orleans for the AFOS 2019 Annual Meeting!  Enjoy excellent CE and federal service camaraderie in a fantastic city!


    ** 11 hours of COPE approved CE including Service Chief Break-out Sessions **

    Total all-inclusive AFOS-SECO Program: 50+ hours CE

    Registration rates for the all-inclusive program:

    Package price includes AFOS Annual Meeting, 5 days of SECO courses, Special Events and SECO University for all year online CE.

    Early Bird Rate - Now until November 30, 2018 $499 AFOS Members in good standing*
    Advanced Rate - December 1, 2018 - February 12, 2019 $525 AFOS Members in good standing*
    Late or Onsite Rate - February 12-18, 2019 $550 AFOS Members in good standing*
    Current Resident Members of AFOS $50
    Student Members of AFOS Free
    Non OD/Guest for Luncheon & Reception $75
    Federal Service OD "Non-member rate" $899
    AFOS Meeting Only $150 


    ***Join AFOS to enjoy discounts and expanded benefits


    *AFOS/AOA dues must be paid in full for 2019 by 1/31/19, or paid in full for the 1st Qtr. of 2019 with quarterly recurring automatic credit card payments (or credit card on file with the AFOS) by 1/31/19 or registration will be cancelled.


    Important Note: After you register and complete payment, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to complete your SECO course selections. You must select the courses you will attend February 20-24 and any learning labs. Please note that learning labs will have an additional fee.


    AFOS Hotel Headquarters:

    Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center
    1001 S. Peters Street

    New Orleans, LA 70130


    After you complete registration you will be provided a link to register in the AFOS block at the government rate.


    AFOS Meeting Agenda:

    Monday, February 18th:   AFOS Federal Service Optometry Program


    *Special New Events* - Still pending - more information to come soon


    1400 – 1700 ~ Bausch and Lomb introduces "Zenlens Specialty Lens Workshop" (class                            limited - attend by RSVP only)


    1500 – 1700 ~ Ophthalogix introduces "Amniotic Membrane Workshop" (class limited -                            attend by RSVP only)


    1700 - 2000 ~ USUHS (Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences) presents 3 hours       of clinical educator faculty development to hone the skills of our federal       service optometrists targeting clinical teaching through direct observation,       precepting, and role modeling.  (Limited attendance)



    AFOS Meeting Agenda: 


    1700 – 2000 ~ Registration and packet pick-up for attendees


    1730 – 1820 ~ “Herpetic Eye Disease” by Shephali Patel, OD, MS, FAAO ~ 1 hr CE

                           (COPE  ID Pending)


    1830 – 2010 ~ “Medical Marijuana A Modern Look at an Ancient Medication” by 

                           Luanne Chubb, OD, FAAO ~ 2 hr CE (COPE ID 58612-PH)


    2010 – 2130 ~ AFOS Membership Opening Reception


    Tuesday, February 19th – AFOS Federal Service Optometry Program


    0700 – 0900 ~ Registration and packet pick-up for attendees


    0645– 0800 ~ Breakfast and Exhibit Hall Session


    0800 – 0940 ~ “He Said/She Said” by Meghan Elkins, OD, FAAO and Christopher

                            Cordes, OD, FAAO ~ 2 hr CE (COPE ID Pending) 


    0940 – 1020 ~ Exhibit Hall Break and Snack


    1020 – 1200 ~ AFOS Service Breakout Sessions by Branch Specialty Leaders ~ 2 hr CE       (COPE ID 59834-PM)


    1200 – 1320 ~ AFOS Annual Meeting and Membership Lunch


    1330 – 1420 ~ “Binasal Occlusion: The How To” by Steven Klein, OD, FAAO ~ 1 hr CE ( COPE ID 60350-FV)


    1420 – 1440 ~ Exhibit Hall Break 


    1440 – 1530 ~ “Acquired Color Vision Cases Secondary to Systemic Disease” by Kyle Dohm, OD, FAAO and Terrance Waggoner, OD ~ 1 hr CE (COPE ID 60274- GO)


    1530 – 1550 ~ Exhibit Hall Break and Snack


    1550 – 1640 ~ “Food for Thought: An Evidence-Based Update on Ocular Nutrition” 

        by Shephali Patel, OD, MS, FAAO ~ 1 hr CE (COPE ID Pending)


    1640 – 1700 ~ Exhibit Hall Break 


    1700 – 1750 ~ AFOS Grand Rounds ~ 1 hr CE (COPE ID Pending)


    1800 - 1930 ~ AFOS Sponsor Spotlight and Closing Reception



    February 20th–24th ~ SECO at the

    Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

      (Wednesday to Sunday – 50+ hours CE)



    CANCELLATION POLICY:
    -All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by January 25, 2019. 

    -For continuing education attendees, a refund of the registration fee, minus a $100 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by this date. 

    -No refunds will be granted for requests postmarked after January 31, 2018. 

    -Submit all requests via email to lwright@afos2020.org. We regret that refunds will not be given for no shows.



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