Para / Staff Registration: 66th Annual Fall Conference and Vision Expo

Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2021
The Refuge Hotel & Conference Center
2200 Refuge Blvd
Flowood, MS 39232

Conference App: Download YAPP and use code FALL2021

Click Here to register online

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

2021 Paraoptometric / Optician Schedule (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Thursday, September 30
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.                               Beverly Roberts, CPOT, ABOC
                                                              The Red Marble

Friday, October 1
7:30 – 8:00 a.m.                                Registration & Continental Breakfast Service
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                   Sharon Carter: 4 hours
                                                                  Conflict Avoidance and Resolution (2 hrs)
                                                                  Insurance Verification and Filing (2 hrs)
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.                             Lunch On Your Own OR RSVP for the OFP Luncheon
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.                               MOA Annual Vision Expo
4:30 p.m.                                            MPOA Board Meeting
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.                                 Sharon Carter: 1 hour
                                                                   Professionalism In The Workplace (1 hr)
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.                                Breakfast with Sponsor Messages
9:00 – 12:00 p.m.                             Sharon Carter: 3 hours
                                                                  Your Mouth Is Moving, But Does Your Body Agree (1 hr)
                                                                  Office Scheduling and Flow (1 hr)
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.                             MOA/MPOA Membership Luncheon (RSVP requested)
                                                                   MOA/MPOA Awards and MOA Board Installation
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.                               Jerry Ann Himes, FANO, ABOM, NCLE (Additional Registration Required)
                                                                  Optical Boot Camp
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.                               CPR Renewal Course (Additional Registration Required)

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.