Seventeen (17) COPE-Accredited hours plus one (1) hour of Georgia State Board of Optometry approved Georgia Laws and Rules for a total of eighteen (18) hours of continuing education (CE) will be offered. Additionally, an exhibit hall with over 40 vendors will be on-site.
Classes begin Friday afternoon, October 20, 2023. To obtain eighteen hours of credit you must attend all classes offered Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Classes will conclude earlier on Sunday. One low conference fee covers CE registration, access to online registration materials, (2) continental breakfast, (2) lunch, daily AM/PM Breaks and hospitality reception.
Significant reductions in the conference fee for early registration (fee paid) on or before September 20, 2023. To qualify for GOA Member rate, you must be a member in good standing and/or submit application for membership and pay in full the prorated dues for the remainder of 2023.
The UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel registration desk will be open a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the first lecture of each day and will remain open until the last lecture of the day begins.
Valid name badges will serve as tickets to the conference and must be worn by attendees for admission in the lecture hall. Entrance and Exit of course attendees will be monitored to meet State Board regulations and COPE requirements.
Attendees may only be absent from any class for a maximum of 10 minutes per hour of lecture. If an attendee must leave during a lecture and is absent for more than 10 minutes, he/she will not receive credit for that course but will be allowed back into the lecture hall.
We strongly encourage attendees to download the OE Tracker Mobile App. Scanning the QR Codes at the conclusion of each course will allow for immediate credit reporting. Additionally, the ARBO OE Tracker Card Scanning System and CE Cards will be available.
Charlie Ficco, O.D., Chair GOA Education Committee
Brian Atkinson, O.D. Member Education Committee
Vanessa Grosso, GOA Director of Meetings
Event Date:Friday, October 20, 2023 - Sunday, October 22, 2023
Location:UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
GOA and All AOA Members
Full Conference, paid on or before 09/20/2023 : $530
Full Conference, paid after 09/20/2023 : $580
Saturday Only: $325
Sunday Only: $325
Non-GOA and Non-AOA Members
Full Conference, paid on or before 09/20/2023 : $625
Full Conference, paid after 09/20/2023 : $675
Saturday Only: $375
Sunday Only: $375
GOA/AOA New Licensee (2023 Grads), GOA Member Optometric Residents
Full Conference: $125
Saturday Only: $75
Sunday Only: $75
Event Cancellation Policies:
(1) A cancellation received by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before September 14, 2023, will be refunded, minus a $35 processing fee. No refunds will be issued thereafter. (2) To change or cancel your registration, call (706) 542-7493, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. (3) If an event is cancelled for any reason, the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel will not be responsible for any charges related to travel.
Attendees are responsible for making their own Hotel Reservations by telephone (706-542-2134), or through the Georgia Center Website Group Reservation Link using group code 95704 until September 21, 2023. After this date, the Georgia Center will continue to accept reservations, provided rooms are available, at the rates noted below. Attendees must identify themselves as part of the Group to receive the group rate.
Room Rates: (+ Subject to taxes and fees)
$115+ for a classic room with one Queen or King Bed, or two beds that accommodate one person each
$165+ for a select room with two queen or two double beds
Note: reserving a hotel room does not register you for the conference. Please use the red box titled REGISTER ONLINE to register for the conference.
Additionally, by registering for this conference it does not secure a hotel reservation and must be done separately if hotel stay is required.
Director of Meetings & Operations Manager
Georgia Optometric Association
(770) 961-9866 x-1
The Georgia Center
If you require special services, email Sales@georgiacenter.uga.edu by September 19, 2023.
Dietary restrictions should be indicated during the registration process.