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Optometry’s Meeting® announces new opening day for conference

November 8, 2013

The Opening General Session for Optometry’s Meeting® in 2014 will be held Wednesday evening, June 25, instead of the traditional Thursday morning. This is one of several planned changes in scheduling designed to make it easier for attendees to take advantage of all that Optometry’s Meeting® offers—continuing education, exhibits, networking and more.

Starting the celebration a day earlier is like an extra day of vacation or another scoop of ice cream, and having more time on Thursday is something attendees have been asking for.

Continuing education will also begin on Wednesday, with CE continuing through Saturday. This means a half day of additional CE for attendees.

Sponsored by Essilor, the Opening General Session will feature a keynote speaker and presentation of the AOA’s annual awards and videos.

Past awards highlighted during the session have included:

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Optometrist of the Year Award
  • Young Optometrist of the Year Award
  • Apollo Award
  • Paraoptometric of the Year Award 
  • Optometric Educator of the Year Award

Past keynote speakers include Erin Brockovich, J.R. Martinez, Bob Woodruff, Ben Stein and Scott Adams. The soon-to-be announced 2014 speaker is sure to make another outstanding impression.

So make your plans to arrive in time to attend the Opening General Session on Wednesday, June 25. Visit www.optometrysmeeting.org to plan your trip to Philadelpia.

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