2019 Congress Schedule at a Glance

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. 

COPE Activity ID: 118139

Thursday, October 10
6:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Registration Desk Open
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM OD Information Seminar ($50 Cash Rebate)
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Thursday Continuing Education Sessions
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Seminar Lunches
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM GWCO Presidents' Council
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM GWCO Welcome Reception
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM OOPA Advocacy Committee Meeting & Dinner
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Kells Irish Pub Trivia Edu-Tainment by Essilor
 
Friday, October 11
6:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration Desk Open
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM CPR Re-Certification
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM OD Information Seminar ($50 Cash Rebate)
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Presidents' Council
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM  Friday Continuing Education Sessions
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Seminar Lunches
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM Exhibit Hall Marketplace Grand Opening Reception
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM OPW Board of Directors
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Joint Member Reception: OR, WA, AK
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM OPW Fall Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM OOPA Membership Social
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM OOPA Hospitality Suite

 

Saturday, October 12
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Registration Desk Open
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday Continuing Education Sessions
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM OPW Societ Presidents' Council
7:45 AM – 8:45 AM AOA Leadership Link+
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM OOPA Board Meeting/Retreat
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM OD ConneX ($50 Cash Rebate)
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Exhibit Hall Marketplace & Snacks
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM GWCO Student Program
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Exhibit Hall Marketplace & Lunch
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM GWCO State/Student Networking 
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM GWCO Presidents' Council 
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM GWCO President's Reception & Awards

 

Sunday, October 13
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM Registration Desk Open
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sunday Continuing Education Sessions
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM AACO Program
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch (On Your Own)

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

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