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Based on the recent developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and urging by the CDC to practice social dissonance, COA has postponed both upcoming Optowest meetings to be held in northern California.

COA is pleased to announce we have rescheduled our 2020 Optowest programs - offering six great hours of CE, world-class speakers and the newest optometric products and services - all at the same low price for attendees.

  • Optowest Santa Clara - Sun. Aug. 9, 2020, Santa Clara Marriott

  • Optowest Sacramento - Sun. Aug. 30, 2020, Hilton Sacramento Arden West

We truly value our partnership with you and are extremely appreciative of your patience as we worked through the logistics of rescheduling these popular meetings.
attendance will not be impacted
We announced the rescheduled dates to all registered attendees in advance of this email (less than 24 hours ago) in an effort to provide you the preliminary response from ODs that COA is receiving regarding the rescheduled dates. As of the time of this communication:

Optowest Santa Clara
  • 44% of attendees have responded
  • 70% have confirmed that they will attend the rescheduled meeting on Aug. 9
  • 30% are unsure

Optowest Sacramento
  • 29% of attendees have responded
  • 69% have confirmed that they will attend the rescheduled meeting on Aug. 30
  • 31% are unsure

COA is still on track to have our largest Optowest series attendance of all-time! We are committed to launching an additional, full marketing campaign promoting the new dates to all California ODs to make up any lost attendance due to the impact of the Coronavirus situation.
know this
COA is closely monitoring the quick-moving news regarding COVID-19 and will continue to hold the health and safety of our doctors, sponsors, your families and patients paramount as we provide any updates.

The CA State Board of Optometry (SBO) is working to adopt emergency regulations to provide relief to doctors approaching licensure renewal who are in need of live continuing education credit.

Do not hesitate in reaching out to me directly if you have any questions or concerns regarding the postponement of the northern California Optowest conferences.

Jodi Haas
COA Development Director
916.266.5038 direct
916.705.9673 cell