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 pending 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 SECO Annual Meeting 2019


    *Special New Events* - RSVP REQUIRED


    1400 – 1700 ~ Bausch and Lomb introduces "Zenlens Specialty Lens Workshop" (class                           limited)  RSVP here


    1500 – 1700 ~ Ophthalogix introduces "Amniotic Membrane Workshop" (class limited).       RSVP here


    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).

    RSVP here



    Monday, February 18th:   AFOS Federal Service Optometry Program


    1400 – 1900 ~ Registration and packet pick-up for attendees


    1730 – 1820 ~ “Herpes Simplex Through the Layers ” by Shephali Patel, OD, MS, FAAO

    ~ 1 hr CE (COPE  ID 60755-AS)


    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 60758-SD)


    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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