Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 12:30 PM EDT
Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM EDT

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Hyatt Place/Classic Center/UGA Conference Center 
Athens, GA  



This education opportunity will be taking place at multiple facilities in the downtown Athens area as facilities were limited at the time of booking.  

*Thursday, October 18, 2018  will be taking place at Hyatt Place Athens/Downtown: 412 North Thomas Street, Athens, Georgia, 30601 

*Friday, October 19, 2018 will be taking place at the Classic Center (adjacent to the Hyatt): 300 N Thomas St, Athens, GA 30601

*Saturday & Sunday, October 20-21, 2018 will be taking place at the UGA Center for Continuing Education: 1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602 


There is no room block being held for this program to allow participants to make reservations at any available property in the Athens Area.  

*Parking Fees May Apply 


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

Georgia State Board of Optometry Approved Injections Course

October 18-21, 2018

Athens, GA

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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 76, register early to reserve your spot today as no additional courses are scheduled 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. 

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. 

  • Sign-In will be required every morning and 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. 


Thursday, October 18, 2018* (Hyatt Place, Athens/Downtown)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.             Registration Sign-in & Box Lunch
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, October 19, 2018*      (Classic Center, Athens/Downtown adjacent to Hyatt)
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.                Continental Breakfast & Registration Sign-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, October 20, 2018*   (UGA Conference Center for Continuing Education)
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.                 Continental Breakfast & Registration Sign-in
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                 Injection Procedures
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.                 Lunch
1:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.                 Case Review and Online Exam Opens


Sunday, October 21, 2018      (UGA Conference Center for Continuing Education)
7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.                 Continental Breakfast and 
                                                  Skills Lab Sessions Group 1 & 2 Registration Sign-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 Sign-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 and attendees are dismissed upon the completion of their Skills Lab Session.

• Each Wet Lab Group will be limited in size.  

• 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 lab period and notified of the change.

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

Registration & Fees:

  • Conference is limited to 76 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 August 15, 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 October 1, 2018. No refunds will be issued after October 5, 2018.