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-- everyone is a speaker, and alternately, everyone is a listener as well.
A general topic is announced each year, enticing attendees to come check out this one-of-a-kind event. Once everyone comes together in Memphis, the questions for the conference are revealed and the groups are assigned. Small groups are created and assigned a group leader. The groups disperse to various areas of the SCO campus where they can spread out, discuss, demonstrate, plan, and create- whatever is necessary. Everyone in the group has a voice and shares their experiences-- whether a student, a retired practitioner, a faculty member, atherapist, everyone one can and does contribute.
Later, (with ample breaks and delicious refreshments provided) the small groups come back together as a large group and present their "answers." As a large group we listen, question, share, and discuss. No one person or group has THE ANSWER (often there isn't ONE answer) -- but themes and patterns start to emerge and consensus is reached. Ideas for future research and exploration are realized.
The evenings bring ample time to socialize and enjoy the company of colleagues and friends. There is always time for some Memphis BBQ, touring the iconic sites of Memphis, a trip to Beale Street to take in some live music, etc.
2018 CCVC INFORMATION:
Registration Form attached below. Please mail or fax your registration to OEP.
Conference registration includes: