The 31st Annual Berkeley Practicum is a three day continuing education event that offers a total of 20 CE hours. The Practicum will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in the Berkeley Marina.

Upcoming Dates

Dates:January 18-20th, 2020
Dates:January 16-18th, 2021


 DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in the Berkeley Marina.


Online registration for this program is now OPEN – Early Registration ends November 6th.

Registration Open

Registered attendees will receive an email on Friday, January 10th with additional event information and a link to the syllabus download. If you did not receive this email, please notify us at

Early Registration Fees end November 6th:

Full Program $650
Saturday & Sunday $565
Saturday & Monday $435
Sunday & Monday $435
Saturday Only $310
Sunday Only $310
Monday Only $155

Breakfast, plated lunch, and electronic downloadable syllabus are included.

All cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail, email, or fax and are subject to a $10 cancellation fee. We do not accept phone cancellations. To receive a full refund minus $10 cancellation fee, your cancellation request must be received by Sunday, December 29th before 11:59pm. Cancellations received between December 30th and January 10th will receive 65% refund minus $10 cancellation fee or 75% credit towards future Berkeley Practicum or Morgan Symposium. No refunds will be given after January 10th.

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.


Rooms at the DoubleTree Marina Hotel are available for our conference attendees at a special rate. A link to the hotel booking page and discount code will be included in your registration confirmation email. Alternatively, you may call (510) 548-7920.

CE Credits

20 CE hours will be available for the full three day program.

Please note: partial ​attendance ​of ​a ​COPE ​course ​does ​not ​count ​towards ​COPE ​CE. ​

Daily CE Breakdown

Saturday, January 18: 8 CE Hours (4 TPA including 2 GLAUC-CE, 4 Misc)

Sunday, January 19: 8 CE Hours (4 TPA, 4 Misc)

Monday, January 20: 4 CE Hours (2 TPA, 2 Misc)

Keynote Speaker: Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD

Dr. Zadnik is the Dean and Glenn A. Fry Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. She was Chair of the first-ever NEI-funded multicenter study based in optometry, the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) Study. She has also chaired the Biomedical Sciences Institutional Review Board for more than 15 years. As a Distinguished Scholar and Executive Dean for the seven Health Science Colleges at Ohio State, Dr. Zadnik is an internationally recognized leader in optometric research and education.


Saturday, January 198 CE Hours (CE hour types TBD)
7:15 - 8:15 Sign-in and Continental Breakfast
8:15 - 4:45Robert Wooldridge, OD
Eye Foundation of Utah
Clinical Approach to Ocular Trauma Patients
COPE Approval Pending

Controversies and Consensus in Glaucoma
COPE No. 61699-GL

Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD
The Ohio State College of Optometry
The Evidence Basis for Prediction and Treatment of Juvenile Onset Myopia
COPE Approval Pending

Tawna Roberts, OD, PhD
Stanford Children's Byers Eye Institute
Diagnosis and Management of Refractive Error in Infants and Young Children
COPE Approval Pending
Sunday, January 208 CE Hours (CE hour types TBD)
7:15 - 8:15Sign-in and Continental Breakfast
8:15 - 4:45Tawna Roberts, OD, PhD
Stanford Children's Byers Eye Institute
Adolescent Concussion - Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management Pearls
COPE Approval Pending

Tips and Tricks for Managing Common Pediatric Vision Disorders
COPE Approval Pending

Mark Mandel, MD
Ophthalmic Medical Associates, Bay Area
Management of the Refractive Surgery Patient
COPE Approval Pending

Jacque Duncan, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Inherited
Retinal Degenerations
COPE Approval Pending

Blair Lonsberry, OD, MS
Pacific University College of Optometry
Exploring the Autoimmune Diseases:
A Systemic Approach
COPE No. 63069-SD

Monday, January 214 CE Hours (CE Types TBD)
7:30 - 8:15Sign-in and Continental Breakfast
8:15 - 12:00Blair Lonsberry, OD, MS
Pacific University College of Optometry
Oral Pharmaceuticals in Anterior Segment Disease
COPE No. 62971-OP

Lid Lesions: Relax or Refer?
COPE No. 63455-AS

Vien Lee, OD & David Yang, OD
VA Palo Alto Healthcare System
Applications of OCT in NeuroOphthalmic and
Retinal Disorders
COPE Approval Pending


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