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. 

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

Thursday, October 10
6:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Registration Desk Open
7:00 AM – 8:00 PM 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 President's Council
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM GWCO Welcome Reception
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM OOPA Advocacy Committee Meeting & Dinner
 
Friday, October 11
6:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration Desk Open
7:00 AM – 8:00 PM OD Information Seminar ($50 Cash Rebate)
7:00 AM – 8:00 PM CPR Re-Certification
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 & Snacks
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Joint Member Reception: OR, WA, AK
7:00 PM - 10:00 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
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM OOPA Board Meeting/Retreat
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Exhibit Hall & Snacks
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM GWCO Student Program TBD
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Exhibit Hall & Lunch
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM GWCO State/Student Networking 
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM GWCO President's 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
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch (On Your Own)