Morgan Sarver Symposium Cancelled

We are disappointed to announce that the 2020 Morgan-Sarver Symposium will not be held. The campus has concluded that there is too great a risk, at this time, to the health of our attendees due to coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition, several of our external speakers are no longer allowed to travel away from their home university/hospital.

Full Refunds

Attendees that have already registered will receive a full refund. Refunds will happen automatically — you don’t have to do anything more to receive a refund. Please allow us two weeks to process your refund.

Expiring Licenses

We are aware that some of you were counting on CE credit from the symposium for license renewal. The California State Board of Optometry is aware of the impact to in-person continuing education requirements due to coronavirus, and have communicated that they are “drafting language and consulting with Legal Counsel inside the Department of Consumer Affairs regarding emergency rulemaking….and are considering options, including the acceptance of increased self-study for the targeted and specific licensees who face renewal dates in the next six months.” We will monitor the situation and consider offering alternate forms of education once we understand what will be allowed and helpful. For more information, please contact the State Board directly via the link below.


We will miss you all at this year’s event, but we strongly believe that it is not in the public interest of our alumni, speakers and other attendees for the symposium to proceed. Although this is discouraging news, we feel that we all have to join together to protect the community and fight the spread of COVID-19.

If you have any thoughts or questions, please contact the Berkeley Optometry Continuing Education & Events Office.



The Morgan-Sarver Symposium featuring Berkeley Glaucoma Day is a three day continuing education event that offers a total of 21 CE hours. The 2020 Morgan-Sarver Symposium will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in the Berkeley Marina.

Upcoming Dates

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Registration for this program is now CLOSED.

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To sign up for our waitlist, please email:
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Registered attendees will receive an email on Friday, April 10th with additional event information and a link to the syllabus download. If you did not receive this email, please notify us at [email email=""][/email] [margin space="25"] [accordion header1="Rates" tab1="

Early Registration Prices through February 4
Full Program: $660
Saturday & Sunday: $570
Friday & Saturday: $470
Friday & Sunday: $470
Saturday Only: $320
Sunday Only: $320
Friday Only: $180

Regular Registration Prices after February 4
Full Program: $690
Saturday & Sunday: $590
Friday & Saturday: $490
Friday & Sunday: $490
Saturday Only: $340
Sunday Only: $340
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Medical Emergencies
Cancellations due to medical emergencies must include a note from your primary or diagnosing physician. To receive a full refund minus cancellation fee, we must receive your cancellation by Monday, April 13th. Cancellations made within 4 days of the first day of the program, or 'No Shows,' will receive an 80% refund minus cancellation fee with a physician's note.

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-Sarver Symposium
If you cancel between Friday, March 27th and Friday, April 10th, you may request a 75% credit towards a future Berkeley Practicum or Morgan-Sarver 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."] [margin space="40"]

CE Credits

21 CE hours are available for the full three day program and will be COPE approved.

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

[panel title="Daily CE Breakdown"]Friday Berkeley Glaucoma Day:  5 TPA GLAUC-CE Hours

Saturday: 8 CE Hours*

Sunday: 8 CE Hours*

*specific CE hour breakdown to be determined

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The Symposium will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel on the Berkeley Marina. Rooms are available for our conference attendees at a special rate. To receive the discount, make your reservation before March 27 or before the block sells out. A link to the hotel booking page and discount code will be included in your registration confirmation email.

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Keynote Speaker: Anthony Realini, MD, MPH

Dr. Realini is Professor and Director of the Glaucoma Fellowship and Clinical Research at the West Virginia University Eye Institute. He is the founding member of the Association of Caribbean Glaucoma Surgeons, and is Director of the African Glaucoma Consortium which provides glaucoma and eye care throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Realini is a recognized leader and speaker in glaucoma research, including topics on intraocular pressure and glaucoma therapeutics.

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Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions!

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