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, February 6, 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. (By
registering, you are giving permission for your name and email address to be
released to our exhibitors/sponsors at their request.)
We plan on six hours of Category 1 CE, with one of the hours on glaucoma.
Our confirmed lecturers are Brad Sutton, OD, from Indiana University, and
Fuensanta Vera-Diaz, OD, from NECO.
(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 (www.arbo.org)
and determine if the courses are COPE-approved.)
Our Industry Sponsors for this meeting are Essilor, Optos, Ophthalmic Instrument
Company, Alcon, and Davis, Towle. Please thank them for their support when you see
them at the meeting. Industry participation is HUGE in helping us make the
meetings better and more affordable!
As you know, we are hosting a Legislative Breakfast at the State House prior to
the CE program. A good turnout of ODs is essential for this event!
Please see the email you recently received from Mark Harris with details.
We have recently learned that in addition to the front entrance
to the State House, you can also use the Park Street side entrance.
Parking is always an issue around the State House, so you may want to make
arrangements to meet at the Grappone Center and car-pool.
The SCHEDULE for the day (subject to change if circumstances require):
8 – 10 AM
Legislative breakfast at the State House, see above
10 AM - Noon Dr. Sutton, "Cancer and the
Eye" 2 hours
Noon - 1:00 PM LUNCH and NHOA Business Meeting
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Dr. Sutton, "Sleep Apnea and the Eye" 1 hour
The Member Charge
for the CE is $138. 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 $414.
Online registration will close the morning of Wednesday, January 30 - 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, January 31 –
otherwise we will be obligated to charge you $30 to cover our costs. Thanks for
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
is now closed. You
are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org)