2018 Call for Courses

121st Annual AOA Congress & 48th Annual AOSA Conference:

June 20-24, 2018
Denver, Colorado

The American Optometric Association (AOA) has opened the Call for Courses for inclusion in the continuing education (CE) program at Optometry’s Meeting 2018 in Denver, Colorado. CE courses will be held Wednesday, June 20 through Sunday, June 24, 2018.

The AOA is committed to providing quality education for doctors of optometry, optometric staff and future optometrists. We invite you to submit lecture and workshop courses in the online application below. All applications must be submitted online by September 15, 2017.

If you have questions regarding the Call for Courses, please contact Fran Ghannam at 314-983-4254 or fghannam@aoa.org.


The AOA is a COPE (Council on Optometric Practitioner Education) Qualified Administrator, and all courses accepted for doctor of optometry courses will be submitted for COPE approval. The AOA will consider all areas of ophthalmic education.


Due to the overwhelming number of submissions, not all submitted courses will be accepted. All applicants will be notified of accepted courses via email by October 31, 2017. Acceptance will be based on the following criteria:



AOA speaker reimbursement, stipend and registration:

Important Dates

Application deadline September 15, 2017
Notification of selected courses By October 31, 2017 via email
Bio, CV and contact information for additional speakers due to AOA December 1, 2017
Final course outline due to AOA February 16, 2018
Final course handouts due to AOA May 15, 2018
2018 Optometry’s Meeting June 20-24, 2018
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