SECO 2012 is not just education, it’s “Education Plus.” This year’s annual Congress in Atlanta, which will be held from Wednesday, Feb. 29 through Sunday, March 4 in Building A of the Georgia World Congress Center, will offer a broad spectrum of new courses designed to help practicing O.D.s and their staff expand their scope of practice.

SECO will keep you ahead of the curve with an exemplary CE experience, which will emphasize future trends and technology, with a focus on what optometric practices may look like in the next decade or beyond.

Education Plus for O.D.s
Optometrists and the entire optometric team will have many opportunities to obtain the continuing education they want and need. There are nearly 400 hours of continuing education for optometrists, opticians, paraoptometrics, ophthalmic technicians and administrative staff.

This extensive line up of education includes Special Sessions, hourly lectures, hands-on workshops, and certification reviews for O.D.s and AOPs.
Special Sessions will provide 16 FREE hours of COPE-approved optometric continuing education for optometrists.

Don’t forget to register to attend these FREE Sessions:

• 060 Harnessing the Pluses of Technology
• 061 Rapid Fire Retinal Rounds
• 062 Current Quandaries in Glaucoma
• 063 What Lies Ahead
• 064 Babies to Boomers: The Keys to Contact Lens Success
• 200 Teaming Up Against Allergies
• 065 Down on the Pharm
• 066 How Do I Co-manage That?

For attendees who wish to learn more about what will be required to prepare for their ABO board certification exam, SECO will offer Board Review courses on Friday and Saturday.

Of course, education isn’t a sole endeavor. There are many advantages to learning as a team. SECO 2012 will provide Joint Education courses for O.D.s and AOPs (staff) that are tailored for optometric team learning.

Be sure to attend Special Sessions such as “What Lies Ahead,” to get a glimpse at what you might be doing in the next decade or beyond.
SECO is also featuring its innovative Symposium Series again for 2012 presented by industry leaders, where attendees can enjoy a free meal while getting “inside information” directly from the ophthalmic companies that we work with most.

The Exhibit Hall Experience
In between courses and during the lunch break, SECO encourages attendees to visit one of the largest exhibit halls in optometry. Optometry’s MarketplaceTM is the profession’s most expansive trade show, featuring nearly 300 industry-leading companies. This year, the marketplace will offer the newest in ophthalmic equipment, products and services available in eyecare.

Signature Social Events
SECO 2012 would not be complete without its signature social events and myriad opportunities for networking. Across four days, SECO will host more than 50 affiliate and social events from the opening reception to the Saturday Night “Denim and Diamonds” Party featuring country superstar

Laura Bell Bundy that you won’t want to miss!

I look forward to seeing you at this year’s Congress in Atlanta. For more information or to register, go to: