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Register for AOA Optometry's Meeting in Seattle, June 24-28, 2015

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Thank You for Your Support at the 2015 WOA Spring Seminar!

The 2015 WOA Spring Seminar was held at the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc, WI on April 15-16, 2015. Over 160 doctors of optometry attended this event for quality CE provided by Drs. John McGreal, Jerome Sherman, Neal Barney, and John Vukich. Education was offered in the areas of pharmaceuticals, systemic disease, glaucoma, posterior segment, and perioperative management of ophthalmic surgery. The exhibit hall was filled, with nearly 50 companies in attendance to demonstrate their products and services for the benefit of the optometric profession. This year’s event even had several pre-optometry students attend a special meeting at seminar with WOA President Dr. Eric Paulsen and Executive Vice President Mr. Peter Theo.

Legislative Advocacy and Big-Time Networking Efforts

It has been a busy month for the Wisconsin Optometric Association, as we have been working with legislators on different initiatives. Currently, the focus has been on our Hydrocodone bill. The Senate Health Committee had a public hearing where Peter Theo and I both testified about the history of hydrocodone and how optometrists prescribe the drug. I was a bit nervous, but I think the hearing went well. The Health Committee recently voted on our bill, which passed unanimously. That means that it will move out of committee and the Senate as a whole will vote on the bill.

WOA Members: Chip Cards Are Coming!

2015 is going to be a big year for credit cards in the US, as there’s a big change coming to your payment technology. This is the year that Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover have decided to transition the US from magnetic stripe payment cards to chip cards.

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