Congresses and Symposia

Regional Congresses

Under the auspices of OEPF yearly regional 2-day Congresses are organized in various regions of the United States. These congresses provide participants with Continuous Education (CE) as well as a wide array of interesting topics.

Seminars are presented by professionals in the field and all presentations have been reviewed and approved by the Congressional Education Committee.

Typically, the Congresses are scheduled when the regional Congress committee learns of interest in certain topics. 

Check the OEPF online calendar for upcoming Regional Congresses.


National Affiliated Meeting & Congress Coordinator:

Fred Brecheen, O.D.
Brecheen Learning & Vision Center
190 Civic Circle, Suite 100
Lewisville, TX 75067
972 221 2564


National Affiliated Meeting & Congress Board Liason:

Robert Hohendorf, O.D.

Regional Congress Coordinators:

Colorado Vision Training Conference

Jennifer Redmond, O.D.

Eastern States Congress

Stuart Rothman, O.D.

Great Lakes Congress

Jeffrey Getzell, O.D.

Heart of America Optometric Congress

Jane Philbrook, O.D.

Middle Atlantic Optometric Congress

Steve Gallop, O.D

North Eastern

Catherine Kennedy, O.D.


Eric Hussey, O.D.


Christa Roser, O.D.


Fred Brecheen, O.D.


Donald Janiuk, O.D.

Lyna Dyson, Vision Therapist

Affiliated Meetings:

Kraskin Invitational Skeffington Symposium (KISS)

Jeff Kraskin, O.D.

Check the OEPF online calendar for the next KISS Meeting

Conference on Clinical Vision Care (CCVC)

Howard Bacon, O.D.

The Conference on Clinical Vision Care (CCVC) is held on the campus of Southern College of Optometry (SCO) in Memphis, Tennessee, every July. Many refer to it simply as, "The Memphis Meeting." 

CCVC is a unique meeting that draws attendees from all over the world. Students and Residents are welcome (and encouraged!) to attend. CCVC is unlike most CE events you've attended, it's interactive and invites participation. A general topic is announced each year.

REVIEW: You can read two reviews of CCVC from the Journal of Behavioral Optometry by clicking HERE.

CCVC is sponsored by the Optometric Extension Program Foundation and Southern College of Optometry

Check the OEPF online calendar for the next CCVC