WCO international conference announced for Chicago 2012

February 9, 2012

Advancing Optometry Worldwide, the World Council of Optometry’s next international conference, will be held June 24-26, 2012 in Chicago.

This three-day conference will bring together eye care professionals, optometrists and students from around the world and is conveniently timed to coincide with Optometry’s Meeting®, the official annual meeting of the AOA and the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA).

Advancing Optometry Worldwide will be a driving force for the advancement of optometry by providing high-quality lectures, poster presentations and excellent networking opportunities with a diverse audience of professionals. 

The conference will feature hands-on clinical workshops in which delegates can practice techniques and enhance their skills.

As part of the conference, the World Council of Optometry (WCO) is calling for abstracts for poster presentations related to the conference theme “Advancing Optometry Worldwide.”

Topics could include:

  • scope of practice in WCO regions
  • delivery of optometric care within countries and regions
  • responding to external influences on optometry such as legislative changes and national, regional and global initiatives, and
  • examples of current optometry programs and curricula.

Submissions can be made online at www.worldoptometry.org until Feb. 10.

Collectively, the 150 organizations within the WCO network represent 300,000 optometrists in six world regions.

The conference will build on the WCO’s global expertise and explore the opportunities and priorities of eye care worldwide, making this an event not to be missed. 

Log on to www.worldoptometry.org and “like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldCouncil.

Opt for up-to-date news and announcements on Advancing Optometry Worldwide. 

Regisration and bookings are now open.


  1. I want know the registration link

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