Upcoming CE Programs


UPCOMING OAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
"Great job everyone! The OAL continues to provide what its members need, when they need it!  The opioid ruling was dropped upon us at the last minute, but you guys came through to provide high quality CE to meet this need!!  Thanks again!!!
-----Dwayne Yeager, OD, FAAO (OAL Member & Past President)
West Monroe, Louisiana


"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.



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
 
2020 Mid Winter Meeting
February 8, 2020




Hilton Shreveport
104 Market Street
Shreveport, Louisiana, 71101
                                                             
8 hrs CE





Thanks to an unrestricted educational grant from Marco, the OAL is ushering in 2020 with a bang at our Mid-Winter Meeting to be held at the Shreveport Hilton Convention Center on Saturday, February 8, 2020!  Cliff Caudill, O.D., from Kentucky kicks things off with a refresher course on lid lesions and considerations for their removal, followed by an ophthalmic lasers refresher course that reviews & encourages the novice optometric physician while also challenging the most experienced optometric surgeon.  After lunch, a 2 hour, hands-on laser lab will be offered for those OAL Members wishing to further their laser skills and test drive the newest lasers from Marco.  (NOTE:  Capacity for the laser workshop is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis, with priority given to OAL members.  Should demand exceed capacity, names will be placed on a waiting list and the OAL will do everything feasible to accommodate everyone wanting to participate).  Alternatively, we will offer a concurrent course by nationally-renowned lecturer Jeffrey Walline, O.D., from Ohio, who will discuss tips & techniques for examining infants and toddlers, as well as considerations & suggestions for fitting contact lenses on children.  Our final course will feature one of the hottest topics in our profession today - Myopia Control!  Dr. Walline is one of the world's leading authorities in this area, and will cover everything from atropine therapy, to orthokeratology, to environmental considerations, to the newest soft contact lenses available to control myopia.  This  must-attend conference has something for everyone, so register as soon as possible!!  Don’t miss it!!























 
2020 Annual Convention
June 4-7, 2020

Crowne Plaza : Executive Center Baton Rouge

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

16 Hrs OD CE / Paraoptometric CE
Friday Night Exhibit Hall
Showcase of Vendors throughout the weekend
                                                                 Family Social, Saturday Night
                                                              
                                                                     Speakers TBA

 

2021 Annual Convention
June 2-6, 2021

Crowne Plaza : Executive Center Baton Rouge

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

16 Hrs OD CE / Paraoptometric CE
Friday Night Exhibit Hall
Showcase of Vendors throughout the weekend
                                                                 Family Social, Saturday Night
                                                              
                                                                     Speakers TBA