2021 Congress Schedule at a Glance

The 2021 GWCO Congress is scheduled for October 15-17, 2021. The event will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland. This event was developed to provide an educational venue for optometric professionals from the GWCO's 12 member states to come together and receive high-quality, multi-track optometric education. It is a pleasure to invite you to join us in Portland for the GWCO Congress,  one of the Northwest's largest regional eyecare conventions. 

COPE Activity ID: Coming Soon! 

Thursday, October 14
6:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Registration Desk Open/Exhibitor Set up
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM GWCO Board of Directors Meeting
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM GWCO Board of Directors Dinner sponsored by CooperVision
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM OOPA Advocacy Committee Meeting & Dinner
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM OOPA Hospitality Suite
 
Friday, October 15
6:00 AM – 6:00 PM Registration Desk Open
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM OD Information Seminar + Breakfast by Maculogix ($50 Cash Rebate)
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM OD Information Seminar by Johnson & Johnson ($50 Cash Rebate)
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM OD Information Seminar by Dompé US ($50 Cash Rebate)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Friday Morning Continuing Education Sessions
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Seminar Lunch sponsored by Allergan
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Friday Afternoon Continuing Education Sessions
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
OPW Board of Directors
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
OD Information Seminar by Bausch + Lomb ($50 Cash Rebate)
5:30 PM - 5:45 PM Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
5:45 PM – 6:30 PM GWCO Congress Exhibit Hall Marketplace Grand Opening Reception
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM OPW Fall Meeting
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM OOPA Membership Social and Awards Celebration
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM OOPA Hospitality Suite

 

Saturday, October 16
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Registration Desk Open
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM OOPA Board Meeting
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday Morning Continuing Education Sessions
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Exhibit Hall Marketplace & Snacks
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM OPW Meeting
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Seminar Lunch sponsored by CooperVision
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Exhibit Hall Marketplace
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Saturday Afternoon Continuing Education Sessions
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM GWCO Presidents' Council 
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM GWCO President's Reception & Awards
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM GWCO Board of Directors Meeting with Dinner

 

Sunday, October 17
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM Registration Desk Open
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Sunday Continuing Education Sessions
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch (On Your Own)

*Schedule is subject to change as we are still finalizing details.