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Wisconsin Paraoptometric Association (WPA) Announces Education Events in April and May 2014

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Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) Provides Information on Federal Exchange Service Areas

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Governor Walker Decides Wisconsin Will Defer to the Federal Government's Insurance Exchange

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AMA Report Acknowledges Harkin Law Repeal Effort Stalled by AOA-led Lobbying

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Wisconsin Diabetes Advisory Group Current Strategic Plan

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Optometrists Focus on Continuing Education in Oconomowoc at the 2014 WOA Spring Seminar

The 2014 WOA Spring Seminar was held at the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc, WI on April 16-17, 2014. Over 150 doctors of optometry attended this event for quality CE provided by Drs. Danica Marrelli, Stuart Richer, and Leonard Messner. Education was offered in the areas of glaucoma, systemic disease, neuro optometry, and pharmaceuticals. In addition, special guest Secretary David Ross from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) attended Spring Seminar and spoke to attendees, which was followed by lunch with the WOA leadership. The exhibit hall was packet, with over 50 companies in attendance to demonstrate their products and services for the benefit of the optometric profession. Alcon Laboratories, Allergan, Hale Vision, and Zeiss provided much-appreciated sponsorship for the 2014 WOA Spring Seminar.

Don't Cry Because it's Over, Smile Because it Happened

A great doctor once offered that quote. I’ll get to the answer of which doctor exactly in a little bit. This month, I really wanted to write about how our Wisconsin Badgers had won the national championship. We obviously don’t always get what we want. When the hurt from adversity goes away, you can always remember the journey (easier said for me than for my 8 year old son Garrison, decked out in Badger apparel).  

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