What Is GWCO Congress?

About Our Annual Event



GWCO's annual education and networking event is packed full of outstanding ophthalmic education including courses on breakthrough technologies, pharmaceuticals, glaucoma, contact lenses, nutrition, increasing profit, paraoptometric research, and more!

GWCO usually welcomes more than 750 attendees and more than 170 industry partner representatives for an educational and fun themed event. In 2020 we will be celebrating with a roaring 20's theme and educational sessions for ODs and AOPS.

GWCO Congress was developed to provide an educational venue for the optometric professional in GWCO member states to come together and receive high-quality, multi-track optometric education. As a way to encourage the participation of members and state leaders, net profits from the annual congress are returned to the GWCO states based on an attendance formula.

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Thank you for joining us for the first GWCO Virtual Congress! 

We are committed to providing you with meaningful education.

September 18–20, 2020

A Spectacular Roaring 20s Themed Online Event!

  • Three Days of Online Learning & Networking
  • 15 Hours of Cutting-Edge Education
  • COPE, CPC, and ABO/NCLE Credit Hours Available
  • Virtual Exhibit Hall

Past Events

2019 GWCO Congress

Theme: Superheros

GWCO Congress 2018

Theme: The Olympics