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 Georgia and other surrounding states. Please visit the Society of Professional Optometrists web site for more information.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 to Sunday, May 21, 2017
UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
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 13 COPE hours and 1 non-COPE hour (jurisprudence) will be presented, and attendance will be tracked utilizing the ARBO OE Tracker Card. If you do not have one, please visit ARBO web site. Smartphone users can download the “OE Tracker” app for use at this seminar. For more information, go to the ARBO web site. 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 April 28, 2017: $399
  • SOPO Member fee paid after April 28, 2017: $499
  • Nonmember fee paid on or before April 28, 2017: $499
  • Nonmember fee paid after April 28, 2017: $599

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

Event Cancellation Policies: (1) A cancellation received by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before May 12, 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 (706) 542-7473, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. (3) If an event is cancelled for any reason, the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel 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) 542-7493

Special Needs: If you require special services, contact Nette Penn at by May 12, 2017.

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