2019 WAEPS Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Program 
(Tech Program)

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March 29, 2019


Meydenbauer Center 
11100 NE 6th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004


Online Registration Has Closed. But We'd Still Love to Have You Join Us. 
You Can Register Day-Of on the 4th Floor of Meydenbauer.


We are pleased to present this exciting opportunity for you to expand your knowledge, grow your clinical skill set and advance your career at one of the largest American Academy of Ophthalmology award-winning continuing education programs in the country!

Get Connected, Inspired and Prepared

Join over 500 of your fellow colleagues from across the Pacific Northwest and learn about the latest advances and trends in ophthalmology through thirty unique lectures and eighteen clinical workshops from our highly skilled and dedicated faculty of ophthalmologists and clinical application specialists

Grow your knowledge and stay ahead of the curve as these leaders in ophthalmology share vital new clinical information, the latest research and study results, and the best clinical practices to help you reenergize and be ready for the clinical challenges you face

Meet the Experts

Matthew Parker, PhD, LSSMBB, COMT, CST, OSCWe are excited to welcome back Matthew Parker, PhD, LSSMBB, COMT, CST, OSC, President-Elect of ATPO and founder and chief executive of PACT MATTERS, LLC from Durham, NC to present four exclusive courses to further develop and refine your patient evaluations and diagnostic testing outcomes:
  • Leader of the PACT: Lean Approach to Improving Clinical Efficiency
  • Mastering Refinement: The Super-Tech Way!
  • Standardized Eye Exam: Before You Dilate!
  • Neurological Examination: Don’t Sweat It!

Dr. Parker has over 30 years’ experience in ophthalmology and is part of the faculty for ATPO’s popular “Train the Trainer” program. Don’t miss this chance to learn from a nationally recognized instructor and leading ophthalmic trainer!

Enjoy New Courses

We are excited to announce the addition of the all new “Anatomy and Dissection of the Eye” workshop! Prepare to glove up, grab your instruments and get hands-on inside the structure we work with every day!

Plus check out our many other new courses this year, including:

  • Corneal Conundrums: Interesting Clinical Cases
  • Chronic Dry Eye Disease: 80’s Dance Party Style
  • Presbyopic Correction in Cataract Surgery: Achieving the 20/Happy Patient
  • And many more!

Relax and Rejuvenate

Relax in-between courses and enjoy a spacious layout, efficient and courteous staff, energizing continental breakfast, delicious buffet lunch, relaxing evening hor d'oeuvres, and numerous other amenities provided for your comfort and ease while you attend the program at the Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue!

Anndrea Grant, COMT, OSCClasses fill up quickly, so be sure to register early to secure your preferred courses! And don’t forget to take advantage of the early bird discount that is available until MARCH 1, 2019!

We hope that you will not miss out on this PREMIER event in eye care education for the Pacific Northwest! We look forward to seeing you there with your friends and colleagues on March 29th!

Anndrea Grant, COMT, OSC
Northwest Eye Clinic, Inc
Program Chair, Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Program

2019 Schedule
2019 Lecture Descriptions
2019 Workshop Descriptions

Registration Fee Per Person

  On or Before March 1 After March 1
Member Practice



Non-Member Practice



Student / Military Tech



More about the Ophthalmic Personnel Program:

Target audience

Nurses, Ophthalmic Medical Personnel (All levels of certified and non-certified assistants, opticians, contact lens personnel), and health care students.

Workshop prerequisites

The prerequisite for each workshop is to already possess a basic knowledge of that particular skill. The workshops are designed to help ophthalmic medical personnel further hone the skill and, through hands-on instruction, demonstrate the best clinical applications of that skill.

What's included

Your registration includes a full day of course instruction, e-syllabus, educational credits, continental breakfast, coffee breaks, delicious hot buffet luncheon, access to exhibits, and a hosted reception.

Watch for your e-syllabus link

There will be no printed handouts for this meeting. One week prior to the meeting, you will receive an email with a link for access to your e-syllabus. We encourage you to use it to access important information before you arrive, including printable/downloadable speaker handouts, an updated schedule, and driving and parking directions.

Attendance verification and credit:

Note: this course has been submitted to JCAHPO for consideration of CE credit. This course is not sponsored by JCAHPO; only reviewed for compliance with JCAHPO standards and criteria and awarded continuing education credit accordingly; therefore, JCAHPO cannot predict the effectiveness of the program or assure its quality in substance and presentation. 

For workshops presented as training on the implementation of specific equipment or products, please note that this is proprietary information presented to allow students to master a specific task or process.  Alternatives to this technology may exist and a well-informed technician should have knowledge of those alternatives as well.

    1. Step 1: Submit attendance cards as you attend classes & workshops
      JCAHPO now requires that we document each participant’s attendance at each session throughout the day. Prior to the meeting you will receive by mail your nametag, personalized schedule and a set of attendance cards (one for each of your classes). Be sure to bring these with you on the day of the meeting! As you enter each classroom, you will insert your attendance card for that hour’s class into the box next to the classroom door. These cards are collected ten minutes after the class begins. Failure to deposit your attendance card into the correct box by that time means we will not be able to verify your attendance and you will not get credit for that hour. So please help us with your full cooperation in this system!
    2. Step 2: Complete evaluation
      Following the meeting you should go back to the e-syllabus and click on the link to complete your online program evaluation.
    3. Step 3: Receive your certificate
      Within 30 days after the program, the WAEPS office will send you (via email) a certificate showing the courses you attended. Please feel free to contact us in mid-May if you have not yet received your certificate and we’ll resend it.


A delicious buffet lunch is included in your registration. If you choose to leave the building during the lunch break, please be sure to return on time for your next class.

President's Reception

Immediately following the conclusion of the physician program at 5:15 p.m. please join us for the President's Reception.

Reciprocal society members:

WAEPS has reciprocal arrangements with ophthalmology societies in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and British Columbia. Employees of physicians who are members of their respective state and provincial societies may register at the discounted member rate. Please contact our office for details if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity: [email protected]

Hotel accommodations

A discounted room block is available at the nearby “Seattle Marriott Bellevue,” 200 110th Avenue N., Bellevue, WA. The rate is $189 per night and discounted overnight parking has been negotiated. Space is limited. Rooms can be booked until 3/6/19 or until all rooms in the block are filled. To go directly to the reservation website and receive the discounted room rate, click here.


WAEPS encourages participation by all individuals. If you require accomodations, please notify Kimberly Conn at the WAEPS office at 206-956-3652 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 WAEPS staff for access when they arrive on site.
Special dietary needs? Indicate these on your registration form or contact us via phone or email at least two weeks prior to the conference and we'll do our best.


Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA 98004


Underground parking is available at Meydenbauer Center. Overflow parking arrangements are still being determined so check the e-syllabus and the WAEPS website for updates.


Our conference venue is less than a block away from the Bellevue Transit Center where many bus routes stop. For more information, visit the Metro Transit and Sound Transit websites to plan your trip by public transportation.

Fee & Registration

In order for you to register at the WAEPS member rate, the ophthalmologist you work for must be a member of WAEPS and his or her 2019 dues must be paid. Early-bird discount applies to registrations received no later than March 1, 2019.

We encourage all participants to register online on our website.  You’ll have the option to pay online or to request an invoice at the end of the registration process which you can forward to the person at your practice who pays the bills. If you need assistance or need to register via hard-copy registration form, please email [email protected] or phone 206-956-3646.


Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing. There is a $50.00 fee for cancellation before March 1, 2019.There are no refunds for cancellations after March 1, 2019.

Questions regarding registration
Please contact Curt in the WAEPS office at 206-956-3646 or email [email protected]

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
Physician Program
Practice Management Program