Program announced for WCO’s Chicago conference

March 6, 2012

The World Council of Optometry (WCO) has announced a preliminary program for its next conference “Advancing Optometry Worldwide.” This three-day conference, set to take place in Chicago from June 24-26, will include opening speeches from WCO’s President Tone Garaas-Maurdalen and AOA representatives.

Other speakers include Leonard Messner, O.D., Illinois Eye Institute, who will deliver an advanced lecture on the eye in neurological disease; Thomas Freddo, O.D., Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Canada, speaking on glaucoma; and Lee Ball, O.D., associate director from Vistakon, Johnson & Johnson Care Inc. talking on diabetes.

The event will also feature clinical workshops on gonioscopy, fundus lenses and binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy, giving delegates the chance to practice and improve their knowledge and skills.

“Supporting optometry wherever it is practiced is at the heart of our work, and this conference promises to not only offer opportunities for professional development to all delegates, but also to address relevant, topical issues within the profession,” said Garaas-Maurdalen.

“Advancing Optometry Worldwide” will take place just before the AOA’s Optometry’s Meeting®, providing members with an ideal opportunity to attend two influential events in one city.

Log on to www.worldoptometry.org and “like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldCouncilOpt to download the program and receive up-to-date news and announcements on “Advancing Optometry Worldwide” as they happen.  Registration opens this month.

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