The World Council of Optometry (WCO) invites you to participate in the 3rd World Congress of Optometry educational program by submitting course proposals for consideration. The submission window for abstracts and lectures will be open from January 2 through January 31 at 4pm CST. Up to three Lecture or Workshop proposals (to include any Rapid Fire proposal) can be submitted. Please note that the limit of three proposals includes those in which you are co-author; additional submissions after the first three will NOT be considered. However, in addition to the three courses, you may also submit up to three cases for the Grand Rounds sessions. Academy 2019 Orlando and the 3rd World Congress of Optometry will take place October 23-27, 2019 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center.

Courses should present information to enhance optometric patient care management. Presentations should not actively promote or advertise products or corporate interests. Competitive topics, course submissions will receive selection preference.

Presenters at the 3rd World Congress are expected to register and fully participate in the many events and activities of the annual meeting and encouraged to attend both the Academy Session and WCO Session October 23-27, 2019. This allows the education and camaraderie to extend beyond the lecture hall and permeate the joint meeting.

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