CAO Congress 2017

CAO Congress 2017 - June 28-30

2017 CAO Congress Diamond Sponsor

Come to CAO Congress 2017 from June 28- 30th in Ottawa.

Learn, celebrate with old friends, meet new ones and stay for Canada's 150th birthday. 

Hello CAO Members - Greetings from the Nation’s Capital!

In 2017, the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) will hold its 35th Biennial Congress in Ottawa and I’m inviting you to join us for a capital celebration! This Congress will be a very special one, not only because it brings together optometrists from across the country, but also because it provides a unique opportunity to celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial - 150th birthday! Both Congress and 150th preparations began in 2015 and the excitement will continue to build in the coming year – be a part of it!

The 2017 Congress will be unforgettable!

  • 3 days of top-notch CE speakers – choose from 2 streams
  • Interesting Keynote speakers
  • Hands-on workshop during Optofair
  • Meet with classmates and colleagues
  • Talk to suppliers and get to know new, innovative companies at Optofair
  • Enjoy incredible hospitality and entertainment at the Congress social events
  • Cap off the Congress at the President’s Gala, overlooking the Canal and Parliament Hill
  • Stay close to the action at our Congress Hotels

Your incredible Ottawa experience doesn’t have to end there!

  • Congress ends Friday June 30th, leaving the July 1st long weekend open to take part in Canada Day celebrations
  • Congress hotels are centrally located, close to Parliament Hill, the canal, Byward Market  
  • Experience a variety of cultural hubs, including the National Gallery, the Museum of History and the National Arts Centre.
  • Enjoy the national capital region’s natural beauty; go boating on the canal, cycle on Ottawa’s extensive bikes paths, or skip over the border to Quebec and visit spectacular Gatineu Park – free on Canada Day!

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See you in 2017,

Dr. Kirsten North
CAO Congress 2017 Chair