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Congress Attendee Information

The 2019 GWCO Congress is scheduled for October 10–13, 2019. The event will take place at the Oregon Convention Center. This event was developed to provide an educational venue for optometric professionals from the GWCO's 13 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. 

Congress Highlights

  • 75+ Hours of Cutting-Edge Education
  • COPE, ABO, NCLE & CPC Accreditation
  • BOGO Staff with OD Early Registration
  • 2-Day Exhibit Hall Marketplace
  • Evening Events & More

Join Us in Portland

Online registration is now closed, but you can still join us in Portland for #GWCO2019. We will be offering walk-in registration at the Oregon Convention Center starting Thursday, October 10, 2019. You can also learn more about the event by downloading the GWCO App.

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Congress Online Registration Book

Read more about our event by reviewing this year's digital Registration Book. This informational packet contains a message from the GWCO president, details on hotel and travel information, sponsor and exhibitor listings, social highlights, a course guide, and speaker biographies. 

GWCO Registration Book

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Hotel & Travel

Learn all you need to know about traveling to Portland for Congress. If you are planning to join us in Portland for the 2019 GWCO Congress, then it is time to start planning your trip.

Learn more about air travel, getting around, weather, OCC parking, and the top 10 things to do in Portland on the hotel and travel page.

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AACO Partnership Event

AACO Sunday @GWCO Congress 2019
Sunday, October 13, 2019 | DoubleTree Hotel 

After attending GWCO join the American Association of Corporate Optometrists (AACO) for their annual event.

Learn about new ideas and techniques: featuring sessions on global scientific research as well as practice management relevant for those working in corporate retail settings as well as private practice!

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Additional OD Social & Learning Opportunity

Essilor: Trivia Edu-tainment
Thursday, October 10, 2019 | Kells Irish Pub

Join Essilor and featured speaker Dr. Ryan Parker, to explore why the numbers of myopic children are continuing to increase in the United States and the potential for vision loss if we do not manage these cases appropriately. This event will also cover various management options and how effective they are in dealing with myopia.  Future management options will also be explored.

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CE Certificates

Thank you to those who joined us at the 2018 GWCO Congress in Portland Oregon. CE Certificates are available, please email the GWCO Office to obtain your Certificate of Attendance and be sure to join us again.

Learn more about CE credits offered, how to make sure you receive your credits, and how to obtain your Certificate of Attendance on the CE Certificate page.

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