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It's Time to Rock and Roll!

Although the members of 3 Degree Shed (Drs. Chris Marquardt, Brandon Begotka, Dennis Soderberg, Jeff Byers, and Larry Addison) did indeed do their usual outstanding job of entertaining attendees at this year’s highly successful WOA Convention and Annual Meeting, this is not the rock and roll to which I’m referring in the title. Please pardon me, as I was having a great flashback of the good times I had at Convention! It’s time to “rock and roll” on our WOA advocacy plan which has been in the works for many months, and quite frankly, is an ongoing process that is always attended to by the WOA leadership and staff.

Presidential Address 2015 President Dr. Eric Paulsen

*Given by 2015 WOA President Dr. Eric Paulsen at the 2014 WOA Convention

I would like to start by acknowledging some people who are here today. I know that all of you think you have the best staff, but in fact, I have the best staff, who are all here today! Thank you for coming, and thank you for the fact that you keep coming back to work each day. My staff puts up with a lot of my ideas and they still walk back through the door the next day, and I really appreciate that! My children are here, which means a lot to me. Thank you for your support. And lastly, my wife Dee is here. Thank you, Dee, for all your years of support. You are the one who worked while I was in school, you are the one who told me I was doing fine when I had moments of doubt, and you are the one who fills my better half. Thank you, and I love you.

The 2014 WOA Convention and Annual Meeting - WOA's Largest Event of the Calendar Year is Memorable in Madison

The 2014 WOA Convention, held from September 25-28, was host to nearly 300 eye care professionals from Wisconsin and across the United States. This year’s Convention took place at the Madison Marriott West hotel in Middleton, WI, and attending doctors had the opportunity to complete up to 22 hours (out of a total 26 hours offered) of Wisconsin Optometry Examining Board (OEB)-approved education delivered by an exceptional group of professional speakers. The Annual Convention is WOA’s largest sponsored CE event of the calendar year, held to assist Wisconsin doctors of optometry in attaining the required 30 hours of continuing education required each biennium to maintain their state licensure.

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Attend the Last WOA-Sponsored CE Event of the Year at the 2014 Primary Care Symposium

The Wisconsin Optometric Association 2014 Primary Care Symposium will be held at the Hyatt on Main in Green Bay, WI on November 7-8. The classes will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and will run until 3:25 p.m. on Saturday. This will be the final education seminar provided by the WOA for 2014, with ten hours of excellent continuing education offered.  

A dynamic duo of speakers includes Dr. Carlo Pelino, who is Assistant Professor at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and director of the optometric retina service at The Eye Institute; and Dr. Joseph Pizzimenti, Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University.

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