Next NHOA Meeting -
Weekend Schedule (updated 9/28/19 @ 10 AM)
The next NHOA weekend CE meeting is coming up soon, and we have a varied, interesting and exciting program planned. There is something for everyone!
The meeting is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 4-5-6, at the Margate Resort in Laconia, NH.
Registration for the meeting is now open. Study the preliminary schedule below and then
drop down to the registration link at the very bottom of this page, where you
will see a link to the online registration. (By
registering, you are giving permission for your name and email address to be
released to our exhibitors/sponsors at their request.)
HOTEL RESERVATIONS: If you need a hotel room, you should take care of reserving it NOW. Please contact the resort directly to make your room reservations. We expect to sell out our room block quickly! The resort phone number is 603-524-5210 or 1-800-MARGATE. Reservation deadline is Wednesday, September 4. Be sure to mention the NHOA meeting to get the group rate.
We plan to present SIXTEEN hours of CE, all Category 1, with
several of the hours on
glaucoma. You can get all the CE you need
at NHOA meetings! (Please note that NHOA no longer registers our
meetings as "COPE Events" or requires that lecturers obtain COPE approval for
MEALS: The Friday M/V Mount Washington cruise cost is $79 for ODs, which includes the buffet dinner and one hour of CE. The charge for guests and family members is $56, which also includes the buffet dinner. The Saturday and Sunday lunches are sponsored by Luminis and Essilor; the charge for family members and guests is $25 per person and will be billed back to you after the meeting. The Saturday dinner is sponsored by Allergan, and PHARMA rules require that they can pay ONLY for people who provide eye care (ODs and staff members). The charge for family members and guests is $30 per person and will be billed back to you after the meeting.
The meetings committee is planning fun-filled events for our free times. They always welcome suggestions, you can email your ideas to the NHOA office.
Our confirmed speakers at this time are Drs. Maria
Pribis OD, Kinley Beck MD, JoAnne Chang MD, Michael Cooper OD, and Portsmouth
Fire Captain Richard Murphy.
We are grateful to all our exhibitors and sponsors. Our PREMIER weekend sponsor is Alcon. Several of our other MAJOR sponsors have also contributed significantly to this meeting. Please thank all our sponsors and exhibitors by visiting with their representatives during the weekend, and by attending their sponsored meals and functions. Otherwise they won't want to do it again, and the cost to you, our members, will have to jump significantly.
The SCHEDULE for each day (subject to change if required):
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Combined 2020 Committee and Third Party Meeting, all BoD members should attend.
Noon (approximate) - 3 PM Exhibit area open
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CE Dr. Maria Pribis, Glaucoma Update
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Cruise on M/V Mt. Washington, buffet dinner, + 1 hour CE by Dr. Pribis, Dry Eye Update
--- Rest of the evening free ---
--- Breakfast on your own ---
8 AM - 9:45 AM CE Dr. Pribis, Ocular Emergencies
9:45 AM - 10 AM Break and Mingle With The Exhibitors
10 AM - Noon CE Dr. Prebis, Red Eye for Primary Care Optometrists
Noon - 2 PM Lunch (sponsored by Essilor and Luminis) and NHOA Annual Meeting and Election of 2020 Officers
2 PM - 4 PM Free for activities on your own, indoor and outdoor, and the Exhibit area will be open.
4 PM - 6 PM
CE Dr. Kinley Beck, Retina Pearls/What Happened?, sponsored by Eyesight Ophthalmic/Clear
6 PM - 7 PM Cocktail reception sponsored by Eyesight/Clear Advantage.
7 PM - ??? Group Dinner, sponsored by Allergan, and non-Category 1 CE, Dr. JoAnne Chang, followed by
New Member Event (sponsored by VSP) and Trivial Pursuit (open to all members)
--- Rest of evening free ---
8 AM - 9:50 AM Dr. Cooper, "My Greatest Spikes: Challenging Glaucoma Cases" 2 hours
9:50 AM - 10:10 AM Break and Mingle With The Exhibitors
10:10 AM - Noon Dr. Cooper, "The Oh Crap Moment: When Ocular Emergencies Happen" 2 hrs
Noon - 1 PM Lunch (sponsored by Luminis and Essilor)
1 PM - 4 PM CPR certification/recertification course, Captain Richard Murphy
--- The meeting ends when the CPR Course is complete ---
The Member Charges for the various CE programs and the M/V Mount Washington Cruise are on the registration page, click the link at the bottom of the page. Remember that if you are an AOA member through any affiliate or State Association (not just NHOA) you register at "member" rates. Optometry students, please email the NHOA office for special registration information.
The Non-Member charge for the full weekend CE program is $1,035, which does not include the Friday evening cruise. Non-member charge for that event is $231, including one hour CE.
Online registration will close at 5 PM on Thursday, September 26 - 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 four business days before the meeting. If you must cancel an advance registration, please contact the NHOA office no later than Monday, September 30 - 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 WiFi access in the meeting room.) After you register for the meeting, when the handouts are ready for distribution, you will receive an email from the NHOA with downloading instructions. 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 for each day if you want a set of printed handouts.
REGISTRATION: Advance registration is now CLOSED. You can still attend the meeting and register on-site, but there will be a late registration fee and we cannot guarantee you a meal or a handout.
(NHOA contact information: office
address 466 Washington Road, Rye NH 03870, phone number 603-964-2885, email