2020 Congress Schedule at a Glance

Learn about this year's virtual event and educational offerings.

Save The New Dates: September 18–20, 2020

GWCO is proud to announce that we will be able to bring our members and supporters an online educational event this Fall. Our staff, leaders, and education team are working to edit or original program to fit our new online platform. We are striving to provide attendees with high-quality, multi-track optometric education. More information and a full schedule will be announced soon.

   

This schedule is subject to change.

   Friday, September 18  
Start Time Event Audience
7:30 AM-
8:00 AM
Waiting Room All Attendees
8:00 AM-
8:30 AM
Friday Opening Remarks and Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting All Attendees

8:30 AM-
9:00 AM

Session 1: The Swollen Optic Nerve: Now What?

Nathan Lighthizer, OD
 OD Education
8:30 AM-
9:00 AM

Session 2: Prescribing in Pregnancy and Lactation

-
 OD/Para Education
9:30 AM- 
9:45 AM
Activity Break 1 All Attendees
9:45 AM- 
10:45 AM

Session 3: Grand Rounds on Visual Hallucinations and Disturbances

-
 OD Education
9:45 AM- 
11:45 AM

Session 4: Going Viral: HSV, HZO, EKC

-
 OD/Para Education
10: 45 AM-
11:00 AM
Activity Break 2 All Attendees
11:00 AM-
12:00 PM

Session 5: Atropine Myopia Control

-
 OD/Para Education
11:45 AM-
12:00 PM
Activity Break 3 & Visit Exhibit Hall All Attendees
12:00 PM-
1:00 PM
Lunch Presentations
All Attendees
1:00 PM-
2:00 PM

Session 6: Don't Panic: You Can Treat That Corneal Ulcer

-
 OD Education
1:00 PM -
2:00 PM

Session 7: Contact Lens Myopia Control

-
 OD/Para Education
2:00 PM Activity Break 4 All Attendees
2:30 PM-
3:30 PM

Session 8: Orbit for the OD

-
OD Education
2:30 PM-
3:30 PM

Session 9: Examining Infants

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OD/Para Education
3:30 PM-
3:45 PM
Closing Remarks, Prize Drawing All Attendees
3:45 PM-
4:45 PM
Networking Welcome Reception All Attendees

 

  Saturday, September 19   
Start Time Event Audience
8:30 AM-
9:00 AM
Waiting Room All Attendees
9:00 AM-
9:15 AM
Saturday Opening Remarks All Attendees
9:15 AM-
10:15 AM

Session 10: Mini Scleral and Large Scleral Pros and Cons

-
OD Education
9:15 AM -
11:15 AM

Session 11: The Secondary Glaucomas: From the OD and MD Perspective

-
OD Education
10:15 AM-
10:30 AM

Activity Break 5 All Attendees
10:30 AM-
11:00 AM

Session 12: Amniotic Membranes and Their Uses in Optometry

-
OD Education
11:15 AM-
11:30 AM

Activity Break 6 All Attendees
11:30 AM-
12:30 PM
Lunch Presentation 4 All Attendees
12:30 PM-
1:30 PM

Session 13: Management in Optometric Practice

-
OD Education
12:30 PM-
1:30 PM

Session 14: Postops Gone Bad! (Glaucoma)

-
OD Education 
1:30 PM-
1:45 PM
Activity Break 7 All Attendees
1:45 PM-
2:45 PM

Session 15: Precision Sight Accomplished with Light How the Light Adjustable Lens Is Changing the Shape of Refractive Cataract Surgery by Delivering Customized Outcomes

-
OD Education
1:45 PM-
2:45 PM

Session 16: Postops Gone Bad (Cataract)

-
OD Education
2:45 PM-
3:00 PM
Closing Remarks, Prize Drawing All Attendees
3:00 PM-
5:00 PM

Session 17: Controversies and Consensus in Glaucoma

-
OD Education
3:00 PM-
5:00 PM

Session 18: The Latest in Corneal Dystrophies and Degenerations

-
OD Education

 

  Sunday, September 20  
Start Time Event Audience
8:30 AM-
9:00 AM
Waiting Room All Attendees
9:00 AM-
9:15 AM
Sunday Opening Remarks All Attendees
9:15 AM-
10:15 AM

Session 19: Therapeutic Utilization of Low Plus Lenses

-
OD Education
9:15 AM-
11:15 AM

Session 20: Developing Trends Technologies in Refractive Eye Care

-
OD Education
10:15 AM-
10:30 AM
Activity Break 9 All Attendees
10:30 AM-
11:30 AM

Session 21: Treating Dystautomia and Subsequent Visual Disorders with Optometric Phototherapy

-
OD Education
10:30 AM-
11:30 AM

Session 22: The New Frontier of Optometric Aesthetics

-
OD Education
11:30 AM-
12:30 PM
President's Awards Lunch All Attendees
12:30 PM-
1:30 PM

Session 23: Private Equity and Eye Care: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

-
OD Education
12:30 PM-
2:30 PM

Session 24: New Horizons: A Look at Future Technologies And Treatments in Eye Care

-
OD Education
1:30 PM-
1:45 PM
Activity Break 10 All Attendees
1:45 PM-
2:45 PM

Session 25: The Profitable Doctor: Ending Practice Poverty

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OD Education
2:30 PM-
2:45 PM
Activity Break 11 All Attendees
2:45 PM-
3:00 PM
Closing Remarks, Costume Contest, and Prize Drawing All Attendees