2018 WAEPS Annual Meeting

Physician CME Program

March 29 and 30, 2018

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We are looking forward with great enthusiasm to the 2018 Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Annual Meeting March 29 & 30, 2018 at Meydenbauer Center in downtown Bellevue, WA.  

The 2018 line-up of outstanding guest faculty for the physician program is as follows:

  • Brandon D. Ayres, MD, cataract speaker Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sonia Yoo, MD, cornea speaker Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL
  • Mark W. Johnson, MD, retina speaker (speaking Friday only) Kellogg Eye Center, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Malik Y. Kahook, MD, glaucoma speaker, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
  • Dan Briceland, MD and Hans Bruhn, Risk Manager, OMIC, malpractice prevention 


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Our program begins with a physician reception and dinner on Thursday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. featuring two scientific lectures and a presentation by OMIC representatives which entitles participating WAEPS members to a discount on their OMIC insurance premiums. 

Friday, March 30, 2018

  • Continental breakfast and registration open at 7 a.m.
  • Physician CME program with short presentations by our four guest lecturers throughout the morning from 8 to noon and continuing after the WAEPS annual members’ business meeting and luncheon.
  • The day finishes with the President's Reception at 5:15 p.m.
  • Breaks offer the opportunity to visit with commercial and non-profit exhibitors

To see the entire schedule for the program and speaker bios, please click below to view the brochure.


Registration Fee

Note: In order to take advantage of the significant member discounts on registration fees, the member's 2018 dues must be paid prior to registration.

  On or Before March 2 After March 2
WAEPS Active Member



WAEPS Senior / Military Members



WAEPS Retired Members



Non-Member Physician



Allied Health Professionals




No Charge

“Dual Meeting Pass” (This additional fee gives Physician Program attendees access to the Practice Management Program)




Reciprocal society members

WAEPS has reciprocal arrangements with ophthalmology societies in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and British Columbia. Physicians, providing proof of membership in their respective state and province societies, may register at the Active WAEPS Member rate. Please contact our office for details if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity: waeps@waeps.org

Overnight accommodations

A discounted hotel room block has been reserved for our conference participants at the brand new  “Seattle Marriott Bellevue” (located an easy two block walk from Meydenbauer Center in downtown Bellevue).  The room block (available until March 7, 2018) is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.  The rate is $189 and discounted parking has also been negotiated.  To go directly to the special reservation page for our group, click here.


We encourage participation by all individuals. If you require accomodations, please notify Debra Alderman at the WAEPS office at 206-956-3650 at least two weeks prior to the conference. Advance notification is essential in order for us to serve you better. Note that our conference venue is fully accessible and ADA compliant.

Other attendee needs
Moms needing access to our “pump room” during breaks should contact staff at the registration desk upon arrival at the venue.
Special dietary needs? Indicate these on your registration form or contact us via phone or email at least two weeks ahead of time and we’ll do our best.


Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing. There is a $50.00 fee for cancellation before March 2, 2018. There are no refunds for cancellations after March 2, 2018.

For more information or questions 

Please contact Curt in the WAEPS office at 206-956-3646 or email waeps@waeps.org

Information about each of the other components of our annual meeting 

For information about the other programs and for printable brochures, please click on the links below:

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Ophthalmic Coding, Documentation, and Reimbursement Seminar
Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Program (Tech Program)
Practice Management Program


For assistance with registration, contact Curt in the WAEPS office 206-956-3646  or email:  curt@wsma.org