I'm as proud as a newborn's Papa!
Last year's EastWest Eye Conference gave birth to our event being held at Cleveland's newly-constructed Global Center for Health Innovation and Convention Center, and what a wonder delivery it was! The bright, open space, on the shoreline of Lake Erie provided attendees and exhibitors alike with a wonderfully pleasant environment in which to learn, socialize, network and simply enjoy the experience that is the EastWest Eye Conference.
EastWest 2014 takes it all up another notch. The 17th annual conference, being held October 9-12, packs a powerhouse of mental acumen featuring world-class speakers such as Melton and Thomas, Jerry Sherman, Gary Gerber, Ben Gaddie, Danica Marrelli, Murray Fingeret, Jim Thimons, Leo Semes, John McGreal, Al Kabat, Bruce Onofrey, Andy Gurwood and Marc Myers and more.
New Approach to Staff Education
An informed staff is key to delivering quality service to patients. This year EastWest has developed the over-arching theme of “The Intelligent Office” for staff education. Programming targets all key areas of the office: Optical, Technicianry, and the Front Office. Bring your entire team with you to get the most out of the conference.
The Spectacular New Vendor Marketplace
Those of you attending the 2013 Conference will remember the beautiful new Vendor Marketplace showcased in our new space. I'm pleased to share that this year's exhibitor list has grown, each offering great deals on the latest and greatest products and gadgets in the ophthalmic area.
Discover Cleveland with Personalized EastWest Concierge Service
It is a treat to have such a vibrant city as Cleveland to host our event. We are proud to offer a personal touch in providing you guidance on what restaurants, shows and other sights to check out. Hook up with our Cleveland Rocks! Concierge Service made up of OD volunteers who live in and love the Cleveland scene.
Rockin' the Big House Again!
Speaking of fun, the tradition continues! We will again take over the hallowed hall of rockdom with the EastWest Friday Night Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Party. Bad Habits, the Eye Docs of Rock, will once again headline this seminal event, with classic rock band Remember Then again opening the show.
Get ready for some learning. Get ready for some fun. Mark your calendars now to attend the EastWest Eye Conference from October 9-12, 2014.
Tom Quinn, OD
EastWest Eye Conference
EastWest: By Optometry. For Optometry.