AFOS Meeting 2019
~ October 21-22 ~ 
Rosen Plaza Hotel

AAO Meeting
~ October 23-27 ~
Orange County Convention Center

Excited to see you at the upcoming AFOS AAO 2019 meeting!!
Please read and click below for the following important information:

RegistrationRegistration and Packet Pick Up

Rosen Plaza Hotel - 1st Floor outside Ballroom C & D
  • Monday, October 21st ~ 1pm - 7pm
  • Tuesday, October 22nd  ~ 6:45am - 9am

Meeting Dress Requirements

Air Force: Service Dress for both meetings.  Civilian clothes are authorized on travel days.

Army: ASUs for both meetings.  Business Casual attire is appropriate for day of arrival and departure for Army members.

- Army members traveling in a Permissive Temporary Duty (PTDY) status are not required to wear their uniform.

* Navy: Service Dress Blues for both meetings. (Sweater or Eisenhower jacket is authorized with Blues unless presenting.)  Civilian clothes are authorized on travel days.

 - Members on Permissive TAD orders are not required to wear their uniform.  

*  PHS/IHS:  Service dress blues for both meetings. Business casual approved for travel days.

VA:  Business professional 

Civil Service & GS:  Business professional

Hotel and Travel Information

Rosen Plaza Hotel 
9700 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819

** There are 4 Rosen hotels in the close proximity!  Make sure to make note of the address. It is the closest one to the Convention Center and is connected to it via a skybridge.**

Transportation to/from Orlando International Airport (MCO) 

The hotel and convention center are just 15 minutes away from the airport. 

* Airport shuttles: $22 per person round trip.  Shuttle is available through the hotel and must be booked 24 hours in advanced.  Call the hotel at 407-996-9700 and ask for the Expedia Desk to reserve. 

* Taxi cab: 
One way approx. $47

* Uber fare:  One way approx. $25

* Super Shuttle:  One way approx. $20

Check-in: 3pm
Check-out: 11am

DietDietary Restrictions??

Please inform Dr. Wright ASAP with any dietary restrictions or requirements.

AFOSAWARDSJoin us to celebrate the AFOS 2019 Award Winners!

Please plan on attending the AFOS Award and Membership Reception on  Monday, October 21st from 7:30-9pm at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Salons 5&6 on the 2nd Floor.  

Enjoy the camaraderie, food, drink, and help recognize the great achievements of this year's AFOS Award Winners!

** Did you register for the Specialty Lens or Amniotic Membrane Workshop  on 
Monday, Oct 21st??  **
Bausch and Lomb Zenlens  Hands-On Workshop
~ Monday, Oct 21st from 2-5pm ~

Over the last few years scleral gas  permeable contact lenses have emerged as one of the best tools for fitting difficult cases. From keratoconus to trauma, and even for more straightforward cases, sclerals are having a profound impact on specialty fitting. Zenlens scleral lens fully vaults the cornea and allows you to fit a wide variety of corneal shapes and sizes using a single fitting set and fitting philosophy.

Experience a hands-on workshop where you will learn much about contemporary scleral lens fitting and the innovative aspects of Zenlens that make it a valuable design.

The Zenlens workshop will provide...

Scleral Lens Application and Removal Guidance
Scleral Lens fitting training including:
Customization options
Toric pc selection

Limited attendance; please  RSVP HERE
Katena Amniotic  Membrane  Wet-Lab Workshop
~ Monday, Oct 21st from 3-5pm ~

Amniotic Membrane Therapy has resulted in amazing patient outcomes, promoting improved and faster healing. In this FREE, COPE-approved course, we will explore the benefits of Amnion Membrane Therapy, as well as show you proper application techniques, troubleshooting, choosing appropriate candidates, post-protocol and proper billing procedures. (Limited seating).   RSVP HERE
Amniotic Membrane Course Full - email Dr. Wright to be put on waitlist
Are you a preceptor? Do you have optometry student externs at your facility?

3 Hours of COPE Approved Education Targeted for Clinical Educators

~ Monday, Oct 21st from 5-7:30pm ~

USUHS (Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences) presents 3 hours of clinical educator faculty development to hone the skills of our federal service optometrists targeting clinical teaching through direct observation, precepting, and role modeling. (Limited attendance)

*This class runs opposed to the AFOS General Session Monday evening*

OEDownload your OE Tracker App today!
We will be utilizing the OE Tracker app to upload your CE credits. Please download the app to your iPhone or Android phone prior to the meeting.  

iPhone/iPad:   Go to the app store and search for "OE TRACKER." Find the OE TRACKER app and touch to download. Alternatively, you can also download the OE TRACKER app from iTunes. 

Android Phone: Download the app from Google Play. Go to Google Play on your Android phone and search for "OE TRACKER." Find the OE TRACKER app and touch the install button. 

* You will need to know your OE Tracker number and password in order to login to the app as a course attendee.  If you do not have your password, please call ARBO at 866-869-6852 to retrieve it.*

* If you do not have a smart phone or handheld device, we will be able to enter the CE for you.

Don't Miss Out!
             Thursday, October 24th

Luxottica Sun Sale event for AFOS Members only!!  Lunch included!

** AFOS Members don't need to pre-register!  But, if you can't attend during the AFOS luncheon and private shopping time, then you are welcome to register to visit during a different time.  Click here to register for a separate time. 
Activities What to do in Orlando!

AFOS Member, Dr. Darcy Eberle, created a list of some great things to do and see while you are in Orlando. Check it out!

SponsorsA Big Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors

Patriot Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

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