2019 WAEPS Annual Meeting

Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA
March 28-29, 2019


Join your colleagues for another outstanding program with tracks specifically designed for ophthalmologists, their medical personnel, practice managers and administrative staff.

This year we remain in the spacious Meydenbauer Center convention facility in downtown Bellevue, WA.

Our Annual Meeting program includes the following components (click on any of them to get more details and register):

Coding and Reimbursement Seminar
Physician Program
Ophthalmic Personnel Programs (Tech Program)
Practice Management Seminar

Registration Fees:

The cost to participate in each program is based on whether participants are WAEPS physician members or employees of a WAEPS member practice. In order to take advantage of the significant member discounts, the member’s 2019 dues must be paid prior to registration. Some of the programs also have an early-bird registration discount. Check the individual program pages for details.

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: [email protected]

Overnight accommodations:

A room block at a discounted rate of $189.00 per night (single or double occupancy), plus tax including free wi-fi and discounted parking has been reserved at a convenient nearby hotel, the Bellevue Marriott.

Book Your Room at Discounted Rate

The room block is limited and the rate expires on 3/6/19.

Accessibility and special needs:

We encourage participation by all individuals. If you require assistance, please notify Kim 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. We’ll be glad to help. Note that our conference venue is fully accessible and ADA compliant. Other needs? Moms needing access to our “pump room” during breaks should contact us for details. Special dietary needs? Indicate these on your registration form or contact us via phone or email and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

Getting to the venue:

Meydenbauer Center is conveniently located right off of I-405 in downtown Bellevue. There is paid parking in the Meydenbauer garage accessible from NE 6th Street. Additional parking is available in paid parking lots in neighboring buildings. More information about parking options will be posted to the E-syllabus as we get closer to the conference.

For those coming from the west side of Puget Sound:

We understand that Bellevue is less convenient than downtown Seattle and we apologize. But we do hope that you'll consider utilizing public transportation to get to Bellevue. It's really quite quick, easy and inexpensive!

Attendees can walk on the ferry from Bremerton, Bainbridge, Vashon or West Seattle to downtown Seattle, walk a few blocks to the the bus tunnel and take one bus (the number #550) which will take you to the Bellevue transit center - one block from our conference venue. If you get on the bus at Seattle’s Pioneer Square station it takes 30 minutes or less to get to the conference venue. The fare is $2.75.

Industry participation:

For more information in booking commercial exhibit space at the 2019 meeting, click the links below:

Exhibitor Registration 
Exhibitor Prospectus
Exhibitor Agreement
 WSMA CME Exhibit Agreement