Mark your calendar to join us for the National Optometric Association's annual convention, July 8-12, 2015 at the beautifully remodeled beachfront Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa, located at One Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928. Children’s Visual Heath is the continuing educational focus.
The NOA will provide 14 hours of COPE approved courses focused on the early detection, management, current technology and treatment of conditions affecting children. Registration will open soon. Look for updates in our monthly newsletter, and/or on Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn.
This year’s panel of notable lecturers includes: Drs. Leonard Press, Josephine Owoeye, Richard Hom, and Janette Dumas. We will also have pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. Buhilda McGrif and more.
Our keynote speaker, Dr. Leonard Press, is a nationally and internationally recognized pediatric clinician, educator, and author. Dr. Press is a Fellow of the College of Optometry in Vision Development (COVD), a Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry, and a consultant of visual disabilities for the National Board of Medical Examiners
Josephine Owoeye, OD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. She specializes in pediatric optometry and also serves as a consultant for the Baltimore City Health Department, where she helps update the vision screening protocol for Baltimore City school children.
Janette Dumas, OD is an Associate Professor at Southern College of Optometry where she is active in clinical education. Didactically, she teaches the pediatric and vision therapy laboratories. She is a member of the American Academy of Optometry, College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians.
Richard Hom, OD has extensive experience in practice management. He is the National Director of Anthem/ Wellpoint and a member of the American Academy of Optometry.
Buhilda McGriff, MD is a pediatric ophthalmologist who specializes in pediatric ocular disease, adult strabismus, and general ophthalmology. She has been voted one of America’s Top Ophthalmologist, since 2007.
Getting there: Flights go into Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), which is about 50 miles southeast of the hotel. There is the K-shuttle for approximately $49 one way, or a taxi will run about $100 one way. There are also limited flights into the Hilton Head Island Airport (HXD), serviced by US Airways Express and a taxi to the hotel will run about $21 one way.
Hotel Room Booking Information: Marriott hotel(s) is offering your special group rate. The NOA room rate is $189 plus $1.00 destination fee per room per night; rate is offered July 4th-July 15th, subject to availability. Reservations can also be made by phone at 1-888-511-5086 (reference the NOA Convention). Go to NOA Group Rate to book your room. NOA attendees will receive 20% discount on hotel spa services and hotel bike rental and two breakfast vouchers per room.
Available dates: 7/4/15-7/15/15
Last day to book: June 1, 2015
Parking is $14.00/day
Check in: 4:00pm
Check out: 11:00am