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: 122506

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 Dompé US($50 Cash Rebate)
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM OD Information Seminar by Johnson & Johnson  ($50 Cash Rebate)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  TLC for the FLC (Funny-Looking Cornea) 
Presented by Mari Fujimoto, OD, FAAO
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Seminar Lunch sponsored by Allergan
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ocular Health, Nutrition and Wine
Presented by Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
A Closer Look: Emerging Medical Therapies for Presbyopia 
Presented by Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Innovations in Technology 
Presented by Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
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 - 7:00 PM OOPA Oregon and Washington Social
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 – 9:00 AM The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Anterior Uveitis Management
Presented by Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Don't Let Your Lids Get You Down
Presented by Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM New Pharmaceuticals and Their Clinical Applications
Presented by Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Exhibit Hall Marketplace & Snacks
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Seminar Lunch sponsored by CooperVision
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Exhibit Hall Marketplace
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Sleep Disorders: What Optometrists Need to Know
Presented by Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM MS: Some Basics Worth Understanding
Presented by Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO
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 – 10:30 AM Current Treatment of Diabetes
Presented by Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Diabetes: Head to Toe 
Presented by Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch (On Your Own)

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