Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM EDT
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 6:00 PM EDT

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Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center 
800 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308


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The Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center is located in Midtown Atlanta on the Georgia Tech Campus. This world-class conference center is easily accessible from Atlanta's major Interstates and is only 13 miles from Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. 



By Phone: 800-706-2899

GOA Group Code: SCO Ocular Injections Certification Coursework

The following housing options are based upon availability:

Non-Smoking King Bed: $139.00+++

For any additional nights pre or post our designated group room block, please contact the hotel directly at 800-706-2899 for availability. 

(In addition to the rates set forth above, hotel rates are subject to applicable Sales Tax 8.9%, Occupancy Tax 8% and State Motel-Hotel Fee $5 per room, per night.) 

Overnight Parking is $15 per night, for unlimited in/out access an $18 pass is available.  

Group Room Block Cut-Off:  April 26, 2018, 6:30p.m.
However this does not guarantee that rooms will be available to this date should our block and hotel sell out prior to April 26, 2018. We encourage making reservations early. 


Vanessa Grosso 
Georgia Optometric Association 
770-961-9866 ext-1 

Georgia State Board of Optometry Approved Injections Course

May 17-20, 2018

Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
Atlanta, GA

Developed and Presented by

This 4-Day, 30 Hour education and training event is the only Georgia State Board of Optometry approved coursework for the certification for use of injectables. This course has been developed by and will be presented by Southern College of Optometry. Class size is limited to 144, register early to reserve your spot today as no additional courses are planned at this time.


RULE 430-14-.01 Certification Requirements

1. A doctor of optometry may be certified by the Board to administer pharmaceutical agents by injection for diagnosis or treatment purposes if one of the following conditions are met: 

(a) The doctor of optometry has successfully completed an injectable training program that has been approved by the Board consisting of a minimum of thirty (30) hours; or, 

(b) The doctor of optometry is enrolled in an injectable training program that has been approved by the Board consisting of a minimum of thirty (30) hours and is under the direct supervision of a physician licensed by the Georgia Composite Medical Board (O.C.G.A. 43-34) who is board certified in ophthalmology. 


Registration & Fees:

  • Conference is limited to 144 Maximum Attendees. NO Exceptions & NO Onsite Registration!

  • Registration fees are $2,000 for GOA or AOA Members or $2,500 for NON GOA or AOA Members. To qualify for Member Rate you must be a member in good standing of the Georigia Optometric Association or the American Optometric Association as of March 1, 2018. Membership status will be verified upon registration. 

  • Registration fee cover entrance into lecture hall, all registration and wet lab materials plus meals as listed on the coursework schedule. 


  • Cancellation Policy: There will be a $100.00 Administrative Fee for all cancellations. We will gladly issue refunds for cancellations made on or prior to April 30, 2018. No refunds will be issued after May 1, 2018. 


Thursday, May 17, 2018*
Lunch will not be provided this day.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.             Registration
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.               Medico Legal Issues
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.                 Routine Practices, OSHA Needle Basics
3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.                 Oclular Anatomy Pt 1  
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.                 Dinner Break
6:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.                 Ocular Anatomy Pt 2

Friday, May 18, 2018*
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.                Continental Breakfast & Registration Check-in
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.              Pharmacology Review
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.              Lunch
1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.                Pharmacology Review  
3:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.                Injection Procedures

Saturday, May 19, 2018*
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.                 Continental Breakfast & Registration Check-in
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                 Injection Procedures
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.                 Lunch
1:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.                 Case Review and Exam


Sunday, May 20, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.                 Continental Breakfast 
                                                  Skills Lab Sessions Group 1 & 2 Registration Check-in
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.               Hands-on Skills Lab Group 1 & 2
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.             Skills Lab Sessions Group 3 & 4 Registration Check-in
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.               Hands-on Skill Lab Group 3 & 4 

• Each Wet Lab is for a three hour period. 

• Each Wet Lab Group will contain no more than 30 attendees each, no exceptions! 

• Attendees will choose which wet lab period they would like to attend at the time of registration. 

• If 1st requested lab period is full at the time of registration, you will be assigned into the next available lab period and notified of the change.

• Attendees are dismissed upon the conclusion of their Skills Lab  Session.   

*Breaks will be provided throughout the day, however break times are at the discretion of the lecturers.

Education Policy/Items of Note:

  • The Georgia State Board of Optometry has approved all 30 hours of this coursework as credit towards relicensure. 

  • Valid name badges will serve as admission to the continuing educations and wet lab and must be worn by attendees at all times. 

  • Entrance and Exit of coursework will be monitored to meet regulations. 

  • Attendees may only be absent from any class for a maximum of 5 minutes per hour of lecture.