Upcoming CE Programs


UPCOMING OAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

"Attending the Optometry Association of Louisiana's meeting has been nothing less than amazing.  The atmosphere is always full of educational excitement, professional development, and there is never a lack of family style fellowship.   The OAL leadership is focused on everyone within the profession, the O.D., the ophthalmic staff, and the vendors who support the industry.  The atmosphere is inviting to everyone that attends, so you don't want to miss this meeting....it offers the total Optometric experience!" 
 
-----Lynn Lawrence, CPOT, ABOC, COA (Professional Motivation & Lecturing Services)
      Navarre, Florida

 

To meet re-licensure requirements in Louisiana, COPE approval of CE courses in not necessary.  All CE courses will be submitted for posting on your profile page of the Louisiana State Board of Optometry Examiners website, as well as on OE Tracker.  However, all courses will be listed as NON COPE.  Louisiana has opted to forego the onerous requirements set forth by ARBO for CE programs; therefore, even though a speaker may present a course which COPE has approved, ARBO will not give COPE approval for that same course presented in Louisiana.  If you are applying for re-licensure in other states, it is your responsibility to verify that these OAL-approved CE hours (which will all be listed as NON COPE) will count toward your re-licensure.

                               


2021 Annual Convention
June 4-6, 2021

Crowne Plaza : Executive Center Baton Rouge

4728 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA
Hotel Front Desk : 225-925-2244

OD CE / Paraoptometric CE
Friday Night Exhibit Hall
Showcase of Vendors throughout the weekend

17 hours of CE for ODs (7 Friday, 4 Saturday, 4 Sunday)

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
 
Important Information You Need to Know:

 
16 hrs OD TPA CE, CLICK TO VIEW OD SCHEDULE
1 additional hr OD GENERAL CEfor attending the 6th Annual "Technology Symposium"






12 hrs AOA / CPC Paraoptometric CE, CLICK TO VIEW PARA SCHEDULE
PLEASE NOTE: ABO HOURS WILL NOT BE OFFERED





SPECIAL SATURDAY NIGHT EVENT AT THE COUNTRY CLUB OF LOUISIANA HONORING DR. SANDEFUR ON HIS RETIREMENT.   After 25 years faithfully serving the OAL, our esteemed Executive Director, Dr. Jim Sandefur, is retiring, so join us Saturday, June 5, 2021, at the Country Club of Louisiana for an evening honoring he and his wife, Lana, for their years of dedication to the OAL and to the profession of optometry.  Mark your calendars now and don’t miss this time of wonderful memories, great food & drinks, and camaraderie and dancing from 6:00pm-9:00pm!  Dress is business casual and you may drive to the event or take buses provided by the OAL from the Crowne Plaza. 






ALL ATTENDEES FROM YOUR OFFICE REGISTER UNDER THE PRIMARY OD's NAME.  (NO SEPARATE REGISTRATION FORMS FOR THE PARAS)  
USE ONE REGISTRATION FOR ALL ATTENDEES FROM YOUR OFFICE! 

Doctor not going to Convention?  ODs should still "register" for a zero dollar package in order to register paras &/or spouse who will be attending any of the Convention functions.



ODs registering PRIOR TO May 14, 2021 will save $60 off of the regular registration fee by entering the discount code EARLY on the demographics page!  Book your hotel room soon, as we tend to always fill the room block early.  Room rates are $119 per night, use discount code OAL, if requested.

FREE REGISTRATION FOR OPTOMETRY STUDENTS / RESIDENTS WHO REGISTER PRIOR TO MAY 14, 2021 by entering discount code EARLY on the demographics page!  ($60 registration fee applies after that time). 





                                                                                                                              
                                                                   


2021 Fall CE Conference
Date & Location TBD

 


If you are a non OAL OD, please register for this online course here:  https://mms.optla.org/members/newmem/registration.php?orgcode=OPTL&fmt=P1