Wednesday, February 7, 2018, CE Program

The next NHOA CE meeting is coming up soon, and we have a very interesting and exciting program planned!

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.  The Grappone Center is right off I-93 (take exit 15-W) and is attached to the Courtyard by Marriott.

Registration for the meeting is now open.  See the schedule below, and then drop down to the registration link at the bottom of this page.

We plan on six hours of Category 1  CE, with four of the hours on glaucoma.  Our lecturers are Dr. Elliot Kirstein  of Cincinnati, OH,  and Dr. Susan Haskell of Dover NH.

(Please note that NHOA no longer registers our meetings as “COPE Events” or requires that lecturers obtain COPE approval for their lectures.  However, you can go to the ARBO/COPE website ( and determine if the courses are COPE-approved.)

This is also the day we have our annual “Eye-Opener” breakfast with legislators at the State House.  That will be from 8:30 to just before 10 AM.  PLEASE plan on going to this very important event!  You will be hearing a lot more about it from Mark Harris, our Advocacy Chair.

Our corporate supporters for this meeting are Ophthalmic Instrument Company, TearLab, Johnson & Johnson, Alcon, Genzyme, Essilor and Davis & Towle, and we are grateful for their support!  Please thank their representatives at the meeting.

The SCHEDULE for the day (subject to change if circumstances require):

10:00 – 10:50 AM  Elliot Kirstein, O.D.:  Ocular Blood Flow and Glaucoma – 2018 (Part 1)
10:50 – 11:10 AM  BREAK and visit the Exhibitors
11:10 – Noon          Dr. Kirstein:  Ocular Blood Flow and Glaucoma – 2018 (Part 2) (2 hours total)

Noon – 1 PM          Lunch and NHOA Business Meeting

1:00 – 2:50 PM     Dr. Kirstein:  Glaucoma – Human Factors and Pearls That Make A Difference (2 hours)
2:50 – 3:10 PM     BREAK and visit the Exhibitors
3:10 – 4:00 PM     Susan Haskell, O.D.: Blepharitis (1 hour)
4:00 – 5:00 PM     Dr. Haskell:  Dry Eye (1 hour)

The Member Charge for the morning CE is $46, and for the afternoon $92 (total $138 for all day).  Members of the AOA from any other state register at the Member rate.  Student members, please contact the NHOA office for information.  The Non-Member charge for the full day program is $414.

Online registration will close at the end of the day on Thursday, February 1 – after that, you will have to register on-site, pay a $25 late fee, and take a chance on not having a seat or a meal!  So don’t risk it – register NOW!

We contract for meals based on pre-registrations, and must give a final count five business days before the meeting.  If you must cancel an advance registration, please contact the NHOA office no later than Thursday, February 1 – otherwise we will be obligated to charge you $30 to cover our costs.  Thanks for your cooperation.

HANDOUTS:  As in the past, lecture handouts will be available online for download about a week before the meeting.  You can print them out, or bring your laptop or tablet to the meeting (there will be free Wi-Fi access in the meeting room.)  There are also electrical outlets available if you need to recharge your device during the day.  You will receive an email from NHOA notifying you when the handouts are available for downloading or printing.  Alternatively, you may request printed handouts as we have done before.  To offset the rising cost of printing and paper, there will be a charge of $20 if you want a set of printed handouts.

REGISTRATION:   Pre-registration for this meeting is now closed.  You are welcome to come and register on-site, but there will be a late fee and we cannot guarantee you a meal.

(NHOA contact information:  office address 466 Washington Road, Rye NH 03870, phone number 603-964-2885, email address