OD/Student Registration: 66th Annual Fall Conference and Vision Expo

Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, 2021
The Refuge Hotel & Conference Center
2200 Refuge Blvd
Flowood, MS 39232

Click Here to register online

CLICK HERE to view and download the required COVID-19 waiver **

Conference App: Download YAPP and use code FALL2021

2021 Fall Conference OD Agenda  (Subject to Change)

Thursday, September 30
11:30 – 3:00                               Leadership Optometry
2:00 – 5:00 pm                          MOA Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, October 1
7:15 am                                        Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.        Pinakin Davey, OD, PhD, FAAO FAAO                                                                                                    
8:00 a.m.                                     Impact of Carotenoids, 70543-PH, 1 hr
9:00 a.m.                                      Corneal Crosslinking, COPE Pending, 2 hrs

11:00 a.m.                                    Cone Contrast Testing, Diagnosis, 72570-SD, 1 hr
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.                     Optometry for Progress Luncheon, NON-COPE, 1 hr
                                                       (Open to all conference registrants, RSVP required)
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.                       MOA Annual Vision Exposition, NON-COPE, 1 hr
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.                     Pinakin Davey, OD, PhD, FAAO
4:30 p.m.                                     Glaucoma: 2020 and Beyond, COPE Pending, 2 hrs
7:00 – 9:30 pm                          Back to the Future of Optometry Welcome Reception and Linda’s Party

Saturday, October 2
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.                    Pinakin Davey, OD, PhD, FAAO
7:00 a.m.                                    Management of Dry AMD Beyond AREDS, 71150-PS, 1 hr
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.                       Breakfast with Sponsor Messages
9:00 – 10 :00 a.m.                 Pinakin Davey, OD, PhD, FAAO
9:00 a.m.                                     Glaucoma Drugs Old New and Future, COPE Pending, 1 hr
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.         “Real World Issues”: Panel for Optometry Students, 2 hrs
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     Roya Attar, OD, MBA, FAAO
10:00 a.m.                                    Course TBD, 2 hrs
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.                     MOA Membership Luncheon, NON-COPE, 1 hr
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.                     Roya Attar, OD, MBA, FAAO
1:30 p.m.                                      Course TBD, 2 hrs
3:30 p.m.                                      Course TBD, 2 hrs
5:30 – 7:00                                 CPR Renewal Course, NON-COPE (Additional Registration Required), 1 hr
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.                       Past Presidents Gathering

Sunday, October 3
7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.               Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.         Wright Lauten, MD and Martin Thomley, MD
8:00 a.m.                                       Retinal Emergencies, COPE Pending, 2 hrs
10:00 a.m.                                     Understanding OCT’s, COPE Pending, 1 hr
11:00 a.m.                                     Diabetic Retinopathy, COPE Pending, 1 hr

To reserve a room at the Refuge:
Call (601) 936-4550 or go online
Click Here for the Sheraton Refuge MOA Rate
MOA Conference rate is $149.00 a night
Group code: MS Optometric Association
Check-in: Thursday, Sept. 30, Check-out: Sunday, Oct. 3
Reservations must be made before Friday, Sept. 3 to receive the conference rate

While participating in events held or sponsored by the Mississippi Optometric Association (MOA) social distancing must be practiced and face coverings worn at all times to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, MOA has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, MOA cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, exhibitors, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.

A signed liability waiver and release of claims will be required from each individual at the time of registration. Each registrant must sign their own waiver. MOA will not accept a waiver signed on behalf of another individual.