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Live Event @ University of Waterloo (Wednesday March 29 @ 7:30 PM EDT)

Registration for the Live UW Event is over capacity. You may register for a waiting list position in case of cancellations. Waiting list registrants will be added to the Webinar invitation list.

Join your colleagues on March 29th at 7:30 PM (EDT) for the event, networking, food and prizes. The Webinar will be livecast at starting at 8:00 PM (EDT).  The live event will be held at the first floor lecture hall OPT 1129 in the Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science.

Webinar Agenda (Starting at 8:00 PM EDT)

Guest speakers include both recent Optometry grads and seasoned practitioners who will share their experience and advice, including residency, fellowships and clincial experiences in different settings.  As guest speakers are confirmed, they will be added below:

    • Welcome & Opening Comments  –  Ravi Tanna,  B+L Canada Professional Releations Manager
    • Residencies and Fellowships: Is There a Point?Dr. Sophia  OD, FAAO, Dipl. ABO,  Seema Eye Care Centre, Calgary AB
      D. Leung shares her experience in pursing a residency and a fellowship
    • How Practice Geography Impacts OD Compensation –  Dr. Michael Naugle, VP Optometric Partnerships, FYidoctors
      Dr. Naugle discusses how choice of country (CANADA/USA) and practice setting (Rural/Suburban/City) impacts expected OD earnings.
    • My Path to Pratice Ownership –  Dr. Mark IRIS Practice Owner, Vernon, BC
    • The Independent Advantage; the Freedom of Choice –  Dr. Matthew Eye Recommend, Brant Family Eye Care, Brantford ON
    • Work Life Balance – Dr. Laurie  Eyecare Director Canada/UK, Bailey Nelson
      How to have a fulfilling career as an optometrist, while having the time to enjoy your other passions



Following presentations prizes will be awarded to registered attendees. Join our NextGen hosts prize draws for nearly $1000 of eligble prizes, including:

  • Three $100 Amex Gift Certificates from Eye Recommend
  • Complimentary Annual Subscription to CRO (Clinical & Refractive Optometry) Journal. Free Online COPE accredited CE for one-year – Value $229
  • Apple IPAD from IRIS Group
  • $100 Amazon e-gift card from FYidoctors
  • Complimentary quality Sunwear from Bailey Nelson

COPE CE Accreditation

This event is not an accredited CE event and the presentations are not COPE accredited courses. OD attendees to this event will, however, be granted a complimentary 1-hour CE credit at CRO (Clincial & Refractive Optometry) Online CE.  A CRO account is required (no -cost) to activate the 1-hour credit which can be applied to any CE course in the CRO cataog. Instructions will be provided during the event.

Prize Rules (The small print!)

  • Prizes will be randomly selected by the event organizer
  • Only registered attendees are eligible. Prize winners must be Canadian citizen or resident. (Sorry, eh!) 
  • Sponsors and presentors are not elibigle
  • One gift per attendee
  • Attendees must be present to accept the prize when it is drawn. If the attendee is not present the prize will be redrawn. No exceptions.


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