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Conference Updates


Registration is now open! Early registration runs through 4/17/17

The Michigan Optometric Association and the Michigan College of Optometry have joined together again to bring you the Great Lakes Eyecare Conference (GLEC). You are invited to attend this educational meeting and trade show on Thursday-Friday, June 15-17, 2017, at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, MI.


2017 GLEC OD Program has been finalized!

GLEC is returning to Grand Rapids in June to provide you with up to 18 hours of COPE approved CE, read on for more details!


Para Program Courses at DeVos Place, Grand Rapids

The GLEC Paraoptometric track provides CE for new or experienced optometric staff. CE allows the Paraoptometric to stay current within the eye care field and is especially important in the study of direct patient care and office competency. Credits can be obtained toward certification or re-certification.


Announcing: Practical Training for Opticians at MCO

The Michigan College of Optometry, in its ongoing role of supporting the educational needs of eyecare professionals announces the “Practical Training for Opticians” in conjunction with GLEC.


GLEC 2017 offers two options for optometric staff to get the education and training they want!

Staff can register for one or two days of CE training that will be held at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. A second opportunity for training will be held at the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University, Practical Training for Opticians.

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Important Dates

 May 2017 
June 15-17, 2017


DeVos Place, Grand Rapids

June 15, 2017

MOA Annual Meeting

DeVos Place, River Overlook Rooms E & F

June 15, 2017

GLEC Exhibit Hall Pub Crawl

DeVos Place, GLEC Exhibit Hall

June 15, 2017

MOA President's Reception

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Pantlind Ballroom

June 16, 2017

MCO Alumni Reception

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Gerald R. and Betty Ford Ballroom

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