8-21-2012 - California Optometric Association
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8-21-2012

COA’s Monterey Symposium to offer key optometry skills

Highlights include a glaucoma certification track, a new program geared to improve practice financial performance and a host of TPA-certified courses.

Sacramento, CA – August 21, 2012 – The 2012 COA Monterey Symposium is set to offer a combined 99 hours of continuing education on November 8-11 at the Monterey Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

Presented by the California Optometric Association (COA), Monterey Symposium offers world-class education for doctors of optometry, paraoptometrics, opticians, and professional staff. The conference also features an exhibit hall filled with optometry's latest products and services. For more information, visit www.montereysymposium.com.

“Doctors from across California will converge in beautiful Monterey to meet all of their CE requirements,” said Bill Howe, executive director of the California Optometric Association. “This year’s conference will help them lift their practices to a higher level of patient service with programs geared toward earning glaucoma certification, improving practice management and much more.”

Conference Highlights

  • COA Glaucoma Certification Track offers a 16-hour case management course with exam.
  • The Management & Business Academy™ delivers thousands of dollars worth of business-building advice and analysis to improve practice financial performance.
  • TPA-certified courses are presented in glaucoma, systemic/ocular disease, anterior/posterior segment, contact lenses, functional/pediatric vision, pharmacology, vision therapy, refractive surgery, low vision and neuro-rehabilitation, and nutrition.
  • Course on performing simple diagnostic tests in an optometrist’s office. A COA-sponsored bill will make this possible beginning January 2013.

California Optometric Association

Established in 1899, the California Optometric Association is California's oldest organized community for optometrists. Representing doctors of optometry throughout the state, COA is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of health care for the public through the advancement of optometry. Learn more at www.coavision.org, www.Facebook.com/CaliforniaOptometric, and www.Twitter.com/COA_Vision

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