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Join the GOA at its Annual Fall Education Conference

The GOA Fall education conference will take place on Oct. 21-22, 2017 at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center in Athens. Please click HERE to register.

You can access the complete conference schedule HERE.*

Early-bird registration ends September 22, 2017.

The conference will offer 18 CE Hours (17 COPE Approved - 1 Non COPE GA Jurisprudence), In addition, CPR recertification will be available.

The headlining speakers are: Mohammad Rafieetary, O.D.; Eric Botts, O.D., and Marc Bloomenstein, O.D.

Lecturing from our Diamond Partners are: Reena Garg, M.D (Georgia Eye Partners); Jay Stallman, M.D. and Mark Rivellese, M.D. (Georgia Retina); Vandana Reddy, M.D. (Milan Eye Center); Arkadiy Yadgarov, M.D. (Omni Eye Services) and Joe Walrath, M.D. (Woolfson Eye Institute).

Presenting Georgia Jurisprudence and Ethics will be Aubrey Villines, GOA General Counsel.

For any additional questions please contact Vanessa at the GOA Office at 770-961-9866 x-1 or email

We look forward to seeing you all in Athens!

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Welcome New Members

  • Dr. Matthew Barrett, UAB, 3rd district
  • Dr. David Gibson, SCO, 1st district
  • Dr. Derek Black, SCO, 5th district
  • Dr. Neda Elijah, Southern California College of Optometry, 5th district
  • Dr. Melissa Keller, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, 1st district
  • Dr. Rohit Sharma, New England College of Optometry, 5th district
  • Dr. Derrick Badaracco, New York, 9th district
  • Dr. Lacy Alvarez, NOVA Southeastern, 1st district
  • Dr. Adriana Escobar, NOVA Southeastern, 4th district
  • Dr. Hae Chun, Illinois College of Optometry, 5th district
  • Dr. Jarvis Johnson, SCO, 1st district
  • Dr. Brittany Newman, Ohio State, 7th district
  • Dr. Katelyn Lohman, UAB, 7th district