Next NHOA Meeting - April 5 - 6 - 7, 2019
                                                                              Weekend Schedule                                                         (updated 3/29/19 @ 9 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, April 5-6-7, at the Mountain Club on Loon Mountain in Lincoln, 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 also take care of reserving that NOW.   Please contact the resort  directly to make your room reservations.  We expect to sell out our room block quickly!  The hotel reservations number is 603-745-2244.  Be sure to mention the NHOA meeting to get the group rate.

We plan to present thirteen hours of CE, all Category 1, with 3 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 their lectures.)

MEALS:  The Friday dinner is sponsored by Lumenis and will include a CE lecture, so that is not a function your family will likely want to attend.  If you do plan to bring your family, please pre-register them.  The Saturday and Sunday breakfasts - the breakfast cost for the ODs are sponsored by Coopervision; family/guests will be on your own and you will be billed back to you after the meeting.  The Saturday dinner is sponsored by Zeiss and will be for everyone - you, spouse/guest, and children.  No formal speaking program, just fun and fellowship.  Again, pre-registration is required, the cost will be in the range of $22 for adults and $11 for children under 11.

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. Richard Adler MD, James Stringham OD, Susan Janik OD, Claudia Bartolini MD and Mile Brujic OD.

We are grateful to all our exhibitors and sponsors.  Several of our "PRIME" sponsors have 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):

             2 PM - 4 PM              Combined 2020 Committee and Third Party Meeting, all BoD members should attend.
             4 PM - 5 PM              NHOA Business Meeting
             5 PM - 6:50 PM         Combined Welcome Reception and Dr. Bartolini 2 hour CE "MIGS" (sponsored by Eyesight/Clear Advantage)
             6:50 PM - 7:10 PM    Break and Mingle With The Exhibitors
             7:10 PM - 8:40 PM    Dinner and Dr. Adler 1 hour CE "Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)" (sponsored by Lumenis)


            7:30 AM - 8 AM           Breakfast as a group, ODs sponsored by Coopervision, family/guests will be billed back to you
                                               by the NHOA after the meeting.
            8 AM - 9:40 AM           Dr. Stringham, "Macular Carotinoids" 2 hr CE (sponsored by MacuHealth)
            9:40 AM - 10 AM         Break and Mingle With The Exhibitors
            10 AM - 10:50 AM       Dr. Brujic, "Pharmaceutical Treatment of Anterior Segment Inflammatory Conditions" pt 1
                                              (sponsored by OptoVue)  
            10:50 AM - 11:10 AM  Break and Mingle With The Exhibitors
            11:10 AM - Noon        Dr. Brujic, "Pharmaceutical Treatment of Anterior Segment Inflammatory Conditions" pt 2
                                              (sponsored by OptoVue)

Noon - 4:30 PM Free for activities on your own, indoor and outdoor. 

             4:30 PM - 6:10 PM     Dr. Janik, "What Can Possibly Be New In Contact Lenses" 2 hr
             6:10 PM - 8:30 PM     Cocktail reception sponsored by Eyesight/Clear Advantage, followed by group dinner
                                               sponsored by Zeiss.  Family members are welcome but PLEASE register them in advance!

---- Rest of evening free ----


            7:30 AM - 8 AM           Breakfast as a group, ODs sponsored by Coopervision, family/guests will be billed back to you
                                               by the NHOA after the meeting.
            8 AM - 9:50 AM           Dr. Brujic, "Anterior Segment and Contact Lens Applications of OCT"
                                               (sponsored by OptoVue)
            9:50 AM - 10:10 AM    Break and Mingle With The Exhibitors
            10:10 AM - 11 AM       Dr. Brujic, ""Pharmaceutical Management of Glaucoma"
                                              (sponsored by OptoVue)
            11 AM - Noon             Dr. Brujic, "Anterior Segment Disease and the Systemic Link"
                                               (sponsored by OptoVue)

Meeting Ends when the CE is complete.

The Member Charge for the CE program is: Friday afternoon $46, Saturday morning $92, Saturday afternoon $46, and Sunday morning $92.  The total for the weekend for members is $276.  Remember that if you are an AOA member through any affiliate or State Association (not just NHOA) you register at "member" rates.  Optometry students:  email the NHOA office for special registration information. 

The Non-Member charge for the full weekend CE program  is $830.

Online registration will close at 5 PM on Thursday, March 28 - 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, April 1 - 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:    Online 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 address