This seminar is a program of the Society of Professional Optometrists, Inc. (SOPO), and brings the latest information to regional optometrists. The sessions will greatly benefit individual practices and should meet the licensing requirements for optometrists in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Sunday, January 29, 2017
UGA Hotel and Conference Center
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Credit Information: 

This seminar will be submitted to ARBO to obtain COPE approval for the event. A total of 8 COPE hours of instruction will be requested, and attendance will be tracked utilizing the ARBO OE Tracker card. If you do not have one, please visit Smartphone users can download the “OE Tracker” app for use at this seminar. For more information, go to Most state boards accept COPE-approved programs for continuing education hours, but attendees should contact their state boards to confirm approval. Full attendance is mandatory to receive full credit.


If you are a newly licensed GA OD (2016 graduate), call (800) 884-1381 to register for the Seminar. Please do not register via any other method.

  • SOPO member fee paid on or before January 9, 2017: $269
  • SOPO member fee paid after January 9, 2017: $369
  • Nonmember fee paid on or before January 9, 2017: $369
  • Nonmember fee paid after January 9, 2017: $469

Registration fees DO NOT include SOPO dues. You may join or renew your membership online using PayPal for just a $2 convenience fee at

Event Cancellation Policies: (1) A cancellation received by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before January 20, 2017, will be refunded, minus a $35 processing fee. No refunds will be issued thereafter; substitutions will be allowed. (2) To change or cancel your registration, call (800) 884-1381, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. (3) If an event is cancelled for any reason, the UGA Hotel and Conference Center will not be responsible for any charges related to travel.

Hotel Costs: 

You will be given the opportunity to make a hotel reservation as you proceed through the online registration process.

Contact information: 

Program Contact:
Jane Mertens
(706) 542-6592

Registration Contact: The Georgia Center
(706) 542-2134
(800) 884-1381

Special Needs: If you require special services, contact Jean Mann at by January 20, 2017.

Dietary restrictions should be indicated on the registration form or during the registration process.