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. Please visit the Society of Professional Optometrists web site for more information. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016 to Sunday, May 22, 2016
UGA Hotel and Conference Center
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Credit Information: 

This seminar will be submitted to ARBO for 14 COPE hours of instruction, 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 (2015 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 22, 2016: $399
  • SOPO Member fee paid after April 22, 2016: $499
  • Nonmember fee paid on or before April 22, 2016: $499
  • Nonmember fee paid after April 22, 2016: $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 6:00 p.m. ET on or before May 13, 2016, 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 or (706) 542-2335 by May 13, 2016.

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