When

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

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Where

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

 

Driving Directions 

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. 

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Contact

Vanessa Grosso 
Georgia Optometric Association 
770-961-9866 ext-1 
vanessa@goaeyes.com 

Georgia State Board of Optometry Approved Injections Course

August 15-18, 2019

Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
Atlanta, 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. 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. 

Chapter 430-14 CERTIFICATION FOR USE OF INJECTABLES

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. 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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. 

CLASS SCHEDULE: 

Thursday, August 15, 2019*
Lunch will not be provided this day.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.             Registration
12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.               Medico Legal Issues
1:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.                 Routine Practices, OSHA Needle Basics
3:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.                 Oclular Anatomy Pt 1  
5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.                 Dinner Break (Dinner will be provided) 
6:00 p.m. -8:15 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
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.              Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.                Pharmacology Review  
2:50 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.                Injection Procedures

Saturday, August 17, 2019*
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.                 Continental Breakfast & Registration Check-in
8:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.               Injection Procedures
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.               Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.                 Case Review and Exam

WET LAB:

Sunday, August 18, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.                Continental Breakfast & Session Check-in
8:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.              Session 1 Hands-on Skills Lab Group
10:30 a.m.- 1:15 p.m.               Session 2 Hands-on Skills Lab (if needed)

• If Session 1 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. 

  • 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.