Ep. 3: EyeCon 2022: Get your CE while on a tropical getaway

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Optometry Times®' EyeCon 2022 co-chairs Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO, and A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO, sat down with Ben Casella, OD, FAAO, chief optometric editor for Optometry Times® to chat all-things EyeCon 2022.

Save the dates for the Optometry Times® Eyecon 2022 meeting.

Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December 17, will see optometrists convening in Marco Island, Florida, to discuss the latest advances in diagnostic tools and treatments and share their experiences in this southwest Florida subtropical paradise at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort.

Related: Ep. 1: EyeCon 2022: Join the fun in-person at Marco Island

Optometry Times®' EyeCon 2022 co-chairs Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO, dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry in Birmingham, Alabama, and A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO, a diabetes eye care specialist in Tacoma, Washington, sat down with Ben Casella, OD, FAAO, chief optometric editor for Optometry Times® to chat all-things EyeCon 2022.

This transcript has been lightly edited for clarity:

Casella:

This is shaping up to be a fantastic meeting.

Chous:

I was kind of looking down the attributes of Marco Island last night and so this was one phrase that caught me: "It's 100 plus miles of undeveloped islands, bays, and estuaries replete with manatees, otters, and colorful birds." So that sounds great to me like you said, Ben, it sounds like a tropical getaway for sure. It's right there on the pretty much the as far south as you can go on the Gulf side of Florida, so it should just be gorgeous.

Nichols:

The meeting is scheduled to be all day on Friday and Saturday. So book an extra day and stay and just relax a little enjoy some of those manatees, it'd be fantastic. And bring your family!

Casella:

Full disclosure, I will have family in tow: my bride, Laura, and our two small children will be with me. And we are dovetailing it with a little trip down to the south of Florida.

Nichols:

Fantastic. That'll be great.