2022 WAEPS Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Program 
(Tech Program)

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March 11, 2022


Washington State Conference Cetner
800 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98121


All Attendees must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination by uploading their vaccine card when registering for the meeting. Masks required.

Online Registration Has Closed. Onsite registration is available beginning at 7:00 AM.


WAEPS is BACK as a live, in-person program at The Conference Center in Seattle! We are excited to present this awesome opportunity to expand your knowledge, grow your clinical skill set and advance your career at one of the most prestigious continuing education programs in the country! There will be no virtual, online option this year.

Get Connected, Inspired and Prepared

  • Join your fellow colleagues from across the Pacific Northwest to learn about the latest trends and advances in ophthalmology through 24 unique lectures from our faculty of highly skilled and dedicated ophthalmologists as they share vital new clinical information, the latest research and study results, and the best clinical practices to help you perform at your very best.
  • Be ready for hands-on, interactive learning through 24 clinical workshops provided by the best clinical application specialists in the industry, including our hugely popular Eye Anatomy and Dissection class! Experience first-hand how the lens, retina and optic nerve appear to the surgeon as you dissect real pig eyes under the instruction of an ophthalmologist
  • Hone your examination skills with the Slit Lamp Microscopy workshop and feel more confident with visualization techniques and recognizing pathology.

Meet the Experts

Matthew Parker, PhD, LSSMBB, COMT, CST, OSCMatthew Parker, PhD, LSSMBB, COMT, CST, OSC, is BACK! Dr. Parker will present four highly informative, interactive and dynamic courses to further develop and refine your patient evaluations and diagnostic testing outcomes:
  • Leader of the PACT: Lean Approach to Improving Clinic Efficiency
  • Mastering Refinement: The Super Tech Way!
  • The Root of Ophthalmic Dilemmas
  • Standardized Technical Examination: Before You Dilate!

Dr. Parker has over 30 years experience in ophthalmology and is part of the faculty for ATPO’s popular “Train the Trainer”program. Come see why this nationally recognized instructor and trainer remains so widely popular at CE programs across the United States and around the world!

Enjoy All New Courses

  • Glaucoma Management Update 2022
  • Refractive Surgery Update 2022
  • Patient Evaluation and Selection for Intraocular Lenses
  • Retinal Artery Occlusions: An Evolving Standard of Care
  • Pearls and Pitfalls in Assessing the Neuro-Ophthalmic Patient
  • And many more!

Relax and Rejuvenate

Relax in-between courses and enjoy a spacious layout, efficient and courteous staff, energizing continental breakfast, delicious lunch, and many other amenities provided for your comfort and ease while you attend the program at the The Conference Center in Seattle!

Classes 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 FEBRUARY 15TH!

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 11th!

Anndrea Grant, COMT, OSCAnndrea Grant, COMT, OSC
WAEPS Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Program Chair
Northwest Eye Surgeons



2022 Schedule
Session Descriptions

All Attendees must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination by uploading their vaccine card when registering for the meeting. Masks required.

Online Registration Has Closed. Onsite registration will be available.

Registration Fee Per Person

  On or Before Feb 15 After Feb 15
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 lunch, 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 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 Sheraton Grand Hotel,” 1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101.  The Sheraton Hotel is located an easy 2 block walk to the Seattle Conference Center. The rate is $150 per night. Space is limited. Rooms can be booked until 2-11-22 or until all rooms in the block are filled. To go directly to the reservation website and receive the discounted room rate, click here.

Book your group rate for WAEPS Room Block 2022


WAEPS encourages participation by all individuals. If you require accommodations, 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.


Washington State Conference Center, 800 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101


Underground parking is available at the Washington State Conference Center. Parking is also available in any Washington State Convention Center Parking Garage. 


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 2022 dues must be paid. Early-bird discount applies to registrations received no later than Feb. 15, 2022.

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 206-956-3635.


Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing. There is a $50.00 fee for cancellation before March 1, 2022. There are no refunds for cancellations after March 1, 2022.

Questions regarding registration

Please contact the WAEPS office at 206-956-3635 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