Wednesday, May 9, 2018, CE Program

The next NHOA CE meeting is coming up soon, and we have a very interesting and exciting program planned!

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9, at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.  The Grappone Center is right off I-93 (take exit 15-W) and is attached to the Courtyard by Marriott.

Registration for the meeting is now open.  See the schedule below, and then drop down to the registration link at the bottom of this page.

We plan on eight hours of Category 1  CE, with two of the hours on glaucoma.  Our lecturers are Chris Borgman, O.D. from SCO, Francis D'Ambrosio, M.D. from Lancaster MA, and Manchester VA Residents Kenny Chen, O.D., Rachel Roman, O.D., and Steven Rizzi, O.D.

(Please note that NHOA no longer registers our meetings as "COPE Events" or requires that lecturers obtain COPE approval for their lectures.  However, you can go to the ARBO/COPE website ( and determine if the courses are COPE-approved.)

Our corporate supporters for this meeting are Ophthalmic Instrument Company, Johnson & Johnson, MacuHealth, Genzyme, Alcon and Essilor, and we are grateful for their support!  Please thank their representatives at the meeting.

The SCHEDULE for the day (subject to change if circumstances require):

7:30 AM         Coffee, pastries etc.

  8 - 9 AM               Dr. Borgman, "New Uses, Old Drugs" 1st hour
  9 - 9:50 AM         Dr. D'Ambrosio, "Laser-Assisted Dropless Cataract Surgery"
  9:50 - 10:10 AM  BREAK and visit the Exhibitors
  10:10-11 AM       Dr. Borgman, "New Uses, Old Drugs" 2nd hour
  11 AM-Noon        Dr. Borgman, "Neuro and Orbit Brainteasers" 1st hour

Noon - 1 PM    LUNCH and NHOA Business Meeting

  1 - 2 PM              Dr. Borgman, "Neuro and Orbit Brainteasers" 2nd hour
  2 - 2:50 PM         Drs. Chen, Roman and Rizzi, "Our Interesting Cases From the VA"
  2:50 - 3:10 PM    BREAK and visit the Exhibitors
  3:10 - 5 PM         Dr. Borgman, "Glaucoma: What Would You Do?"

The Member Charge for the CE is $184.  Members of the AOA from any other state register at the Member rate.  Student members, please contact the NHOA office for information.  The Non-Member charge for the full day program is $552.

Online registration will close at the end of the day on Thursday, May 3 - after that, you will have to register on-site, pay a $25 late fee, and take a chance on not having a seat or a meal!  So don't risk it - register NOW!

We contract for meals based on pre-registrations, and must give a final count five business days before the meeting.  If you must cancel an advance registration, please contact the NHOA office no later than Thursday, May 3 - otherwise we will be obligated to charge you $30 to cover our costs.  Thanks for your cooperation.

HANDOUTS:  As in the past, lecture handouts will be available online for download about a week before the meeting.  You can print them out, or bring your laptop or tablet to the meeting (there will be free Wi-Fi access in the meeting room.)  There are also electrical outlets available if you need to recharge your device during the day.  You will receive an email from NHOA notifying you when the handouts are available for downloading or printing.  Alternatively, you may request printed handouts as we have done before.  To offset the rising cost of printing and paper, there will be a charge of $20 if you want a set of printed handouts.

REGISTRATION:   CLICK HERE to register online.  When you register online, you will see a message that your registration has gone through, but you will NOT receive a separate email..  You are also welcome to come to the meeting and register on-site, but there will be a late charge and we cannot guarantee you a meal.

(NHOA contact information:  office address 466 Washington Road, Rye NH 03870, phone number 603-964-2885, email address