Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 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, 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

 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM    Dr. Sutton, "Glaucoma Workshop" 1 hour 

 2:50 PM - 3:10 PM   BREAK and visit the Exhibitors

 3:10 PM - 5:00 PM    Dr. Vera-Diaz, "Myopia Control" 2 hours

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 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:    Pre-registration 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 bsk.nhoa@gmail.com)