Interested in Speaking at SECO?

SECO holds its annual CE Planning Meeting each Spring. This year's meeting has come and gone. We're now finalizing our line-up of courses for SECO 2016. 

It's not too early, however, to begin preparing for SECO 2017's event. We'll be opening up our Course Proposal System November 1st, 2016. Prior to opening, there are several things you should remember when thinking of courses and proposals.

  1. Make sure to submit at LEAST four hours of course proposals. We cannot justify the expense and adminstrative commitment to bring a speaker into Atlanta for a single one, or two-hour course. It does happen, on occasion, but it's definitely not the norm. We typically will bring a given speaker in for four or more hours.
  2. If you're new to speaking at major meetings, consider proposing courses for AOP (Allied Ophthalmic Professionals). It's often easier to get on the AOP schedule if you're somewhat of an unknown entity. Oh, and it's OK to propose both OD and AOP courses to get to your "four or more hours" mentioned above.
  3. Proof your proposals. We are constantly amazed at the number of proposals that have significant errors: spelling, grammar, all caps, too wordy, etc. Also, snappy titles are OK... but have definitely been overdone in recent years. Keep it professional. Keep it concise. Keep it clean.
Interested in Speaking at SECO?


On behalf of SECO’s Continuing Education Committee, we congratulate you on being chosen to speak at SECO 2017, March 1-5. Should you have any general questions, please contact Education Manager Julie McCain. ​For issues with the website itself, or other technical issues, please contact Walt Mayo, OD.
We look forward to making SECO 2017 a success!
Paul C. Ajamian, OD, FAAO
CE Committee General Chairman

Rosalind Overton-Smith, OD
AOP Program Development Chairman


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