Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM EDT
Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 9:00 AM EDT

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Wild Dunes Resort 
5757 Palm Blvd
Isle of Palms, SC 29451


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An easy going, relaxed atmosphere. A place where you can feel at peace. Relaxation and recreation abound at Wild Dunes Resort, home to a wide array of Charleston activities and attractions you'll be delighted to find all in one place. The Wild Dunes Resort is just a short drive to historic Charleston and whether you’re looking for things to do in the historic city, or fill your stay with the tranquility of the resort's sprawling property, the Wild Dunes Resort is a place to savor the moment and make memories.

Wild Dunes Resort, a place for families, a place for flip flops, palm trees and sand castles on the beach.

The following housing options are available: 
Standard Hotel Guest Rooms: $319.00+++

*Two Bedroom Village Suite: $399.00+++
*Three Bedroom Village Suite: $499.00+++

+++Room Rates above are subject to tax, currently 14% sales and accomodation tax. The resort fee is 16% and a Charelston County destination fee of $2.00 per occupied room/per night.

*Limited quantity

Group rates will be extended 2 days prior and post conference dates based upon availability. For inquiry please call reservation number below. 

Attendees can book their reservations using the online booking link or by calling the toll free reservations line, both listed below.

To reserve by phone: 877-624-3654
To reserve online: GOA Booking Link

Group Name/Code: GA Optometric Assn Annual Meeting/3HJ2SC

Group Room Block Cut-Off: May 21, 2020*, 5:00 p.m. 

*It is not guaranteed that rooms will be available to this date should our block and the hotel sell out prior to said date. We encourage making reservations early!

Guide to the Resort: FAQs; Map; Directions; Flight  Information; Policies, etc. 

Actvity Guide: Outdoor Adventure; Charleston Attractions; Just for Kids; Tennis

Dining Options: Guide to property dining outlets

RESORT AMENITIES: The Wild Dunes Resort offers a variety of activities for all, including Beach; Golf; Biking and Adventure Rentals; Pools, Spa and Tennis.   

For information on specific activities, you may use the following link: Resort Amenities

Special Offers for GOA Attendees:
GOLF: Cart and greens fees for Links Course: $140.00 and Cart and greens fees for Harbor Course: $80.00
SPA: 20% discount  on spa services published rates


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

June 11-14, 2020
Wild Dunes Resort 
Isle of Palms, SC 

FUN, SUN & CE- Our Annual Conference is specially designed to fit all attending OD's needs.

We are proud to offer some of the best continuing education in the Southeast. This year being no exception! We are continuing to finalize all the details for our Annual Conference, but we are excited to announce that Dr. Andrew Rixon and Dr. Mohammad Rafieetary on our speaker circuit as well as Mr. Aubrey Villines.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with vendors, network with longtime friends and meet new colleagues. We even plan our schedule to include some downtime to enjoy everything the resort, Isle of Palms  & historic Charleston has to offer.  See Schedule 

EDUCATION & POLICIES -  There will be a total of 15 hours of CE offered at the GOA Annual Conference comprised of the following: 14 hours of COPE Approved CE and 1 hour of NON COPE Laws and Rules.

  • Vailid name badges will serve admission to the lecture hall and must be worn by attendees at all times.  
  • Entrance and exit of the lecture hall will be monitored to meet Georgia State Board Regulations and COPE Guidelines.
  • Attendees may only be absent from any class for a maximum of 10 minutes/lecture hour.  If absent more than the allotted time, attendee will be allowed to return to the lecture hall, but will not receive credit for that class.
  • OE Tracker/ARBO Cards will be scanned at the conclusion of each lecture. CE Certificates and QR Codes for use with the ARBO Mobile App will also be available.
  • FL License Holders - COPE Hours will be CE Broker Approved. 


OD Registration: (Inclusive) Registration materials; admission to lecture hall each day; admission to all social events, all meals and drink tickets. 

Fee Paid Before May 15th/After May 15th:
$595/$650 - GOA/All AOA Members
$695/$750 - NON-GOA/NON-AOA Members
$225/$250 - GOA/All AOA Member "One Day" Rate
$260/$275 - NON-GOA/AOA Member "One Day" Rate
COMP - Optometric Student

Spouse/Guest/Children Registration: (Inclusive) Entrance into all social events; meals related too and corresponding drink tickets for all social events only. 

$175 - Spouse/Partner/Guest/Children 21 & Up
$75 - Children 13yrs - 20yrs
FREE - Children 12 and Under  
$50 - Spouse/Partner/Guest/Children 13 & Up "One Day" Rate

CANCELLATION POLICY:  There will be a $35.00 Administrative Fee for all cancellations.  We will issue refunds for cancellations made prior to May 29, 2020. No refunds will be issued after May 29, 2020.  Substitutions are permitted at any time, please notify the GOA Office immediately with any changes or cancellations. 



8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                 GOA Board of Trustees Meeting
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.                   Registration Desk Open
10:45 a.m.                                    Welcome & Opening Remarks; Dr. Mehrdad Saadat, GOA President
11:00 a.m.- 12:40 p.m.                 Posterior Segment Grand Rounds from the Bluff City
                                                     (2hrs) COPE #66474-PS  Lecturer: Drew Rixon, O.D.
12:40 p.m.                                    Buffet Lunch Opens
1:00 p.m. – 1:50                           Promotional Presentation (Informational Only) Presented by TBD
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.                   Uveitis Treatment Trends Present and Future Treatment Options for the                                                        OD (1hr) COPE Approval Pending Lecturer: Drew Rixon, O.D.
3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.                   Optometric Angiography Past, Present, and Future
                                                    (1hr) COPE Approval Pending Lecturer: Drew Rixon, O.D.
3:50 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.                   PM Refreshment/Break
4:20 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.                   Optometric Glaucoma Refresher
                                                   (2hrs) COPE Approval Pending Lecturer: Drew Rixon, O.D.
6:00 p.m. -7:00pm                        GOA Welcome Reception (Bar/Hors d’oeuvres)