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Past Events

Centennial Alumni Reunion 2023

When: September 23rd–24th, 2023
Where: UC Berkeley Campus
13 CE hours

On September 23-24, The Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science hosted the first in-person Centennial Continuing Education (CE) & Alumni Reunion Weekend since 2019. The two-day program included 13 COPE-accredited CE hours, including the profession’s first COPE-accredited course by a Nobel Laureate, Dr. Randy Scheckman.

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Vision Expo West Alumni & Friends Reception

When: Thursday, September 28, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Murano Room 3301 A/B, Sands Expo Convention Center

Our Berkeley ODs gathered in Las Vegas on Thursday, September 28, at our Alumni and Friends Reception at Vision Expo West. Friends, colleagues, and families joined us as we celebrated this incredible community!

Academy Alumni & Friends Reception

When: Friday, October 13, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Grand Salon 13 & 16, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

This year, the annual American Academy of Optometry (AAO) meeting took place in New Orleans, Louisiana from October 11th-14th. We hosted several events during Academy for our alumni and friends; which united ODs from different generations with engaging conversations, insightful discussions, and a shared enthusiasm for the progress and advancements in optometry.

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Centennial Gala

When: Saturday, December 2, 2023, 6:30 PM onwards
Where: Berkeley Ballroom, Residence Inn by Marriott Berkeley

On Saturday, December 2nd, members of the Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science community gathered at the Berkeley Residence Inn by Marriott for our Centennial Gala. The Centennial Gala was the culmination of our school’s year-long centennial celebration. The evening featured a welcome address from University of California President Michael V. Drake, followed by a reception and dinner.

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