2024 WAEPS Ophthalmic Medical Personnel (Tech) Program

The Meydenbauer Center
11000 NE 6th St
Bellevue, WA 98804
March 8, 2024

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To the 2024 WAEPS Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Program!

WAEPS is excited to present this one-of-a-kind 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!

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Connect with Your Community

Join your fellow colleagues from across the Pacific Northwest at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue to learn about the latest trends and advances in ophthalmology for 2024!

Engage with Presenters

Participate in 24 dynamic lectures throughout the day provided by our faculty of highly skilled and dedicated ophthalmologists from the best healthcare centers in the region!

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Interact with Instructors

Hang out with diagnostic equipment specialists and instructors during hands-on, interactive learning in our popular "walk me through it" workshops, including the fun Anatomy and Dissection class!

Learn Something New

All new courses for this year include:

  • Innovations in Glaucoma Treatment
  • Mastering Manifest Refractions
  • Retinal Urgencies and Emergencies
  • When the Examination Doesn't Make Sense
  • And many more!
A photo of the lecture hall at WAEPS ophthalmic Medical Personnel Program

CE Made Fun

Earn up to 6 IJCAHPO CE credits AND:

  • Talk to nearly 40 industry representatives on the Exhibitor Floor
  • Have a chance to “win big” during our annual lunchtime Prize Giveaway
  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast and buffet lunch provided for you in the Exhibitor Hall
  • Toast your friends at the President's Reception with complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres!

Don't Miss Out!

Be sure to register early to take advantage of the early bird discount that is available until February 16th! We look forward to seeing you there!

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


2024 Schedule
Session Descriptions


Online registration requires each participant to provide contact information and to choose his or her classes and workshops. Please use your own mailing address and email address. When you come to the end of the registration process, either pay for the program with a credit card or select "invoice me". If you choose "invoice me," you'll receive an emailed invoice. You can then submit the invoice to your supervisor or practice accounting office to be paid. WAEPS asks that invoices be paid within 30 days of registration.

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  On or Before Feb 16 After Feb 16
Member Practice



Non-Member Practice



Student / Military Tech





IJCAHPO, AOC, and OPS Credits have been applied for.

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 lunch, access to exhibits, and a hosted reception.

There will be no printed handouts for this meeting. 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

Step 1: Submit attendance cards as you attend classes & workshops — JCAHPO 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!

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.

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.


Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing. There is a $50.00 fee for cancellation before February 28, 2024. There are no refunds for cancellations after February 28, 2024. No Exceptions.


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 pm, please join us for the President's Reception in Center Hall A.

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 $202 per night. Visit the annual meeting page of our website Book your group rate for WA Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons Room Block. Space is limited. Rooms can be booked until February 7, 2024, or until all rooms in the block are filled.


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


Map of Bellevue, including Meydenbauer Center

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

Continental breakfast will be held in the exhibit hall in Center Hall A on the entrance level of the building and the tech lunch will be held in the ballroom next to it, Center Hall B. The tech program lectures and most of the workshops will be held in classrooms on the 4th floor of the facility. A few of the workshops will be in a meeting room in the administrative suite on the 3rd floor.

Other attendee needs

  • Moms needing access to our “pump room” during breaks should contact the staff at the tech program information desk when they arrive on site.
  • Special dietary needs? Please indicate these on your registration form or contact us via phone or email and we'll do our best to accommodate.

Questions regarding registration?

Please contact the WAEPS office at 206-956-3646 or email [email protected].


Underground parking is available at Meydenbauer Center.


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.

2024 Schedule
Session Descriptions
Register Online

For more information or questions

Please contact the WAEPS office at 206-956-3635 or email [email protected]

For Information about each of the other components of our annual meeting click below:

Physician Scientific CME Program

Ophthalmic Coding, Documentation, and Reimbursement Seminar