Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT
Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 5:00 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. 



Click on the link to book your reservations for GA State Board of Optometry Approved Injections Course on August 14th, 2019 through August 18th, 2019
Non-smoking King and Double bedding accommodations have been blocked for this group.  Please note that all guestrooms are non-smoking.  For any other requests or inquiries, please enter this information within the appropriate request boxes during the reservations process or call the hotel directly by calling (800) 706-2899 or (404) 838-2100. 
Hotel reservations hours are Monday through Friday 9am-6:30pm
Booking Deadline: 7/24/2019
For any additional nights needed before or after the posted group dates, please contact the hotel directly at (800)706-2899 to check availability.


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

Georgia State Board of Optometry Approved Injections Course

August 15-18, 2019

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. This will be the only injection certification training event offered in 2019. Register today to reserve your spot! Payment plans for this course work can be arranged. 

*NEW Additional 1 Hour of Georgia Jurisprudence Credit is included! 


Registration & Fees:

  •  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 June 30, 2019. 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. 

  • ALL FEES MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE MEETING. Payment plans can be arranged through the GOA Office. 

  • 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 July 15. No refunds will be issued after July 15, 2018. 


Thursday, August 15, 2019*
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.             Registration & Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.               Medico Legal Issues
1:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.                 Routine Practices, OSHA Needle Basics
3:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.                 Oclular Anatomy Pt 1  
5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.                 Dinner Break (Dinner will be provided) 
6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.                 Ocular Anatomy Pt 2

Friday, August 16, 2019*
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.                Continental Breakfast & Registration Check-in
8:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.              Pharmacology Review
11:50 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.              Lunch Break (Lunch will be provided)
1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.                Pharmacology Review  
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.                Injection Procedures
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.                GOA Hospitality Reception

Saturday, August 17, 2019*
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.                 Continental Breakfast & Registration Check-in
8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.                 Geogria Jurisprudence presented by Dr. Larry Brown, GA State Board Member
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.               Injection Procedures
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.               Lunch Break (Lunch will be provided)
1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.                 Injection Procedures
2:30 p.m. - 6:40 p.m.                 Case Review and Online Exam Opens

Sunday, August 18, 2019
7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.                Continental Breakfast & Session Check-in
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.              Hands-on Skills Lab 

• 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.


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. 

  • SCO follows COPE standards. 1 hour of credit equates to 50 minutes of lecture.

  • 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.