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October 5-6, 2019

The entire Berkeley Optometry community is invited to the CE and the celebration dinner. Earn a total of 13 CE hours for the entire weekend.

Special invitations are extended to alumni celebrating milestone reunions this year — 2013, 2008, 2003, 1998, 1993, 1988, 1983, 1978, 1973, 1968, 1963, 1958.

This program is made possible in part by generous donations to the Berkeley Optometry Annual Fund.


Registration for our Alumni Weekend will open in Spring 2019! Check back again for more details.

Registration is closed!

Dinner Only tickets are still available. Onsite registration for dinner available by cash or check only.

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Celebration Dinner Only: $70 (cash or check onsite)
Add Dinner Guest: $50
Add Youth (6-18yrs): $25

Non-Alumni Price

Celebration Dinner Only: $80 (cash or check onsite)
Add Dinner Guest: $60
Add Youth (6-18yrs): $30"] [margin space="25"] [accordion header1="Cancellation Policy" tab1="Refund Procedures
All cancellations will be subject to a $10 cancellation fee and must be made in writing, either by mail, email, or fax. We do not accept phone cancellations. To receive a full refund minus cancellation fees, cancellations must be made by Tuesday, September 17th. Cancellations received between September 18th and September 27th will be refunded 80% minus cancellation fees. Cancellations made after September 27th or No Shows will not be refunded.

Medical Emergencies
Cancellations due to medical emergencies must include a note from your primary or diagnosing physician. To receive a full refund minus cancellation fees, we must receive your cancellation at least 4 days (96 hours) before the first day of the program. Cancellations made within 4 days of the first day of the program, or No Shows, will receive an 80% refund minus cancellation fees.

If original payment was made by credit card, your cancellation refund will be credited to your credit card account.

Program Changes
If you make any changes in the dates of your attendance, you will be charged the fees that are in effect on the date you make the changes. Changes in your registration may be made by mail, email, or fax, and are contingent upon available space. All program changes must be made at least 4 days (96 hours) before the program start."] [margin space="50"]

Keynote Speaker: Robin Chalmers, OD

Robin Chalmers, OD, is a Berkeley Optometry alumna (’79), and an independent clinical trial consultant in Atlanta where she advises both industry and academic clients. She managed the first FDA-required post-market surveillance study in contact lenses and was Principal Investigator for several contact lens retrospective chart reviews of complications. As a former Adjunct Professor at Indiana University School of Optometry, she was a co-investigator with Dr. Carolyn Begley on clinical trials in dry-eye. She was also Director of Clinical Research with CIBA Vision Corporation, as well as the founding Co-Chair of the Contact Lens Assessment in Youth (CLAY) Study. Her research interests include post-market surveillance of contact lens safety, measurement of symptoms in ocular surface and contact lens wear, and development of patient reported outcomes. Her Thomas H. Peters Memorial lecture, “How and Why You Should Document Ocular Surface Symptoms”, will present valuable information and insight for optometrists.

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This weekend’s CE Conferences includes 13 hours of CE and is COPE approved (COPE Event 116061).

[panel]Saturday, October 6 
7 CE Hours (6 TPA including 1 GLAUC-CE, 1 Misc)
8am — 4:30pm
Stanley Hall*
CE conference featuring presentation of Alumnus of the Year and Mert Flom Teaching Award. Breakfast and lunch included. [/panel] [accordion header1="Saturday Lectures and Speakers" tab1="Speakers & Lectures include:

Glaucoma Progression or Normal Variation? A Guide to Visual Field and OCT Interpretation (COPE No. 58457-GL)
Dr. David Hicks, VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Examination of Infants and Toddlers (COPE No. 58458-FV)
Dr. Jeffrey Walline, Ohio State University College of Optometry

Grand Rounds (COPE No. 58919-GO)
Dr. Chris Wilmer, Berkeley Optometry
Dr. Harry Green, Berkeley Optometry
Dr. Marlena Chu, Berkeley Optometry
Dr. Anne Tasaki, Berkeley Optometry

How and Why you Should Document Ocular Surface Symptoms (COPE No. 58870-AS)
An Evidence-Based Approach to Treating Young Contact Lens Wearers (COPE No. 58920-CL)
Dr. Robin Chalmers, Clinical Trial Consultant, Atlanta, GA

Assessment of Central Visual Fields (COPE No. 59082-PD)
Lewis Reich, President, Southern College of Optometry


Schedule subject to change"]

Saturday, October 6
4:30pm — 9pm
Memorial Stadium Field Club, UC Berkeley
Past events featured 400+ attendees, the Cal Straw Hat Band, and exclusive field access. Guests of all ages are welcome.[/panel] [panel]

Sunday, October 7
6 TPA CE Hours
9am — 3:45pm
Stanley Hall*
Moderated by Dr. Maria Liu, Berkeley Optometry. Breakfast and lunch included.[/panel] [accordion header1="Sunday Lectures and Speakers" tab1="Session 1: Myopia Control: The Next Frontier in the Standard of Care - COPE No. 59087-GO

Dr. Christine Wildsoet, Berkeley Optometry
Dr. Jeffrey Walline, Ohio State University College of Optometry

Session 2: Evidence Based Practice for Myopia Control - COPE No. 59084-GO
Dr. Sarah Kochik, Berkeley Optometry
Dr. Elise Harb, Berkeley Optometry
Panel Discussion

Session 3: Clinical Management of Progressive Myopia: From Bench to Bedside - COPE No. 59085-GO
Dr. Thomas Aller, Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Optometry
Dr. Maria Liu, Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Optometry
Panel Discussion

Schedule subject to change"]

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A free tour of Minor Hall, optometry clinic, labs, and notable campus sites will be held on Friday, October 5th from 4-5pm. Spots are limited, so sign up early as part of your registration!


Thank you to Paragon Vision Sciences for their generous support of Sunday’s Sheldon M. Golden Conference on Myopia Control.


Admission for this event is subsidized by sponsorships and donations to the Berkeley Optometry Annual Fund. Become a sponsor or contribute to your class gift today by contacting Rebecca Ricksen.

Rebecca Ricksen
Alumni Relations & Annual Giving
[email email=""][/email] [icon name="phone"] 510-664-7626

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Travel & Lodging

For your convenience, some of the following local hotels offer preferred pricing for UC Berkeley affiliates, including alumni and CE attendees. Book directly per the included instructions. Campus travel information also available here.

The Faculty Club
Distance to stadium: 0.2 miles
On-campus lodging option
Reservations: 510-540-5678

Women’s Faculty Club
Distance to stadium: 0.2 miles
On-campus lodging option
Reservations: 510-642-4175

Bancroft Hotel
Distance to stadium: 0.2 miles

Berkeley City Club Hotel
Distance to stadium: 0.7 miles
Reservations: 510-848-7800

Claremont Hotel, a Fairmont property
Distance to stadium: 1.3 miles
15% discount for UC Berkeley alumni
Book online here using promo code: NUCY

DoubleTree Berkeley Marina
Distance to stadium: 3.9 miles

Graduate Berkeley
Distance to stadium: 0.3 miles
Call to reserve and request UC Berkeley Alumni rate at time of booking
Reservations: 510-845-8981

Holiday Inn Express Berkeley
Distance to stadium: 2.2 miles

Hotel Shattuck Plaza
Distance to stadium: 1.0 miles
Call to reserve and request UC Berkeley corporate rate at time of booking
Reservations: 510-225-6017

La Quinta Inn Berkeley
Distance to stadium: 2.5 miles

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