Spring Congress


Registration and room block open in February 2019!

Dates: Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9, 2019

Location: Embassy Suites Kingston Plantation (9800 Queensway Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572)

Continuing Education: 

  • Doctors of Optometry - Earn up to 18 hours of COPE Approved/NC Certified credit
  • Paraoptometric/Staff - Earn up to 6 hours of CPC credit (one day program on Saturday, June 8th)

Room Block:

A room block will be available at the Embassy Suites hotel and at the Kingston Plantation Condos & Villas. Oceanview rooms at the Embassy Suites start at $241/night. Kingston Plantation villas start at $178/night (one, two, and three bedroom villas available). Kingston Plantation oceanview condos (two and three bedroom condos available) start at $294/night.

Highlights:

  • A great mix of OD and MD speakers
  • Paraoptometric/staff program on Saturday, June 8th
  • Exhibit hall with 50+ exhibitors
  • Friday evening family fun night and opening reception (includes food, drinks, and plenty of activities for the kids including face painting, caricature artists, and balloon twisting stilt walkers!)
  • Saturday ice cream break and luncheon in the exhibit hall
  • Reception and installation ceremony for new NCOS officers Saturday evening
  • Partner meal functions
  • Located right on the beach
  • And so much more!

Attendee Feedback:

Optometrists-

“I just wanted to let you all know how wonderful the Spring Congress was this year! I went to a conference back in Ohio the last two years but was thrilled to be back this year at Myrtle! The exhibit hall has grown so large, and the family night was awesome! I know it's all thanks to everyone from NCOS! My family and I had a blast and it was wonderful to be at a family friendly conference!!”

"One of the lecturers did a case presentation, and today I had a patient present similarly! Really helped having that refresher!"

"I used to attend SECO, and I prefer this conference by far, excellent location and great hours offered."

"My favorite part was being able to go with my staff and have them learn some new stuff and it being family friendly, so I wasn't always away from the family during the day."

"The 2018 OSHA course probably saved me at least $12,000."

Paraoptometrics/Technicians-

"I enjoyed the small classroom feel and that the speakers allowed for questions and even stayed after for anyone who had additional questions that were not comfortable speaking up in the group setting. Also, where it was held was gorgeous!"

"Keep up the great work of providing us the knowledge and experience we need to be excellent assets to our practices."

"All the classes this year provided me with more detailed knowledge that I took back to my practice. I loved all the information I got out of the classes."


For more information contact Christy Santacana, Meetings Coordinator, at (919) 977-6964 or [email protected].