The 28th Annual Berkeley Practicum is a three day continuing education event that offers a total of 20 CE hours.


Dates: January 13-15, 2018


Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley Campus

CE Credits

20 CE hours are available for the full three day program ( includes 4 Hrs. GLAUC-CE)

[panel title="Daily CE Breakdown"]Saturday, January 14: 8 CE Hours (inc. 2 Hrs. GLAUC-CE)

Sunday, January 15: 8 CE Hours (inc. 2 Hrs. GLAUC-CE) (SOLD OUT)

Monday, January 16: 4 CE Hours [/panel]

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Keynote Speaker: Claude Burgoyne, MD

burgoyneClaude Burgoyne, MD, glaucoma clinician and surgeon, will be the Berkeley Practicum Keynote Speaker. Dr. Burgoyne is the Van Buskirk Chair for Ophthalmic Research and Director of the Optic Nerve Head Research Laboratory at the Devers Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon. He is also a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology within the Oregon Health and Sciences University. Dr. Burgoyne’s laboratory studies the effects of aging and experimental glaucoma on the neural and connective tissues of the non-human primate optic nerve head within 3D histomorphometric reconstructions. The long-term goal of his work is to build a clinical science to predict how an individual human optic nerve head will respond to a given level of intraocular pressure. His lecture, “New Paradigms for Imaging and Treating the Optic Neuropathy of Glaucoma”, will present valuable information and insight for optometrists.

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This year’s practicum will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, in the Berkeley Marina.

A block of rooms has been reserved for our group. When reserving a room online, use the Group Code BER or call (800) 222-TREE (8733) and state you are with the Berkeley Practicum for the discounted rate. The discounted rate will be offered through Friday, December 23rd, 2016 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first, so be sure to book early.

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Online registration for this program is now CLOSED.  Limited registration for the Saturday and Monday programs will be available on-site starting at 7:15am on January 14 and 16.  The Sunday program is SOLD OUT.

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[accordion header1="Cancellation Policy" tab1="All cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail, email, or fax. We do not accept phone cancellations. To receive a full refund, your cancellation request must be received at least 3 weeks before the first day of the program. Cancellations received between 3 weeks and 7 days before the first day of the program will receive 65% refund or 75% credit towards future Berkeley Practicum or Morgan/Sarver Symposium. No refunds will be give within 7 days of the first day of the program.

Medical Emergencies
Cancellations due to medical emergencies must include a note from your primary or diagnosing physician. To receive a full refund, we must receive your cancellation at least 3 days before the first day of the program. Cancellations made within 3 days of the first day of the program, or 'No Shows,' will receive an 80% refund.

Refund procedures
All cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail, email, or fax. We do not accept phone cancellations. If original payment was made by credit card, your cancellation refund will be credited to your credit card account.

Credit for a future Berkeley Practicum or Morgan Symposium
If you cancel between 3 weeks and 7 days before the first day of a Morgan Symposium or Berkeley Practicum, you may request a 75% credit towards a future Berkeley Practicum or Morgan Symposium. If you would like us to apply your cancellation refund to a future program, please write, email, or fax us to let us know. We will mail you a 'letter of credit.' When sending in your registration form for a future program, write in the amount of credit you have, and submit payment for the balance.

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."]

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