Suncoast Seminar

The Suncoast Seminar is an annual event held at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa in Clearwater Beach, Florida.  Optometrists may earn up to 14 hours of continuing education credit including Florida jurisprudence and prevention of medical errors.  

The next meeting will be held  April 27th-28th 2019.

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa

301 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

The POA Presents the 26th Annual Suncoast Seminar


The Pinellas Optometric Association is pleased to present the 26th annual Suncoast Seminar.  This year's event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa on Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, 2018 on Clearwater Beach, FL.

Courses include eight (8) transcript quality hours, two (2) non-TQ hours, two (2) hours of Florida jurisprudence and two (2) hours of medical errors.  C.O.P.E. numbers not already listed in the schedule will be announced at the seminar.  The Medical Errors course and Jurisprudence course satisfy the Florida Board of Optometry biennial licensure requirement.

Date:   April 21-22, 2018

Location:  Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa

301 S. Gulfview Blvd 

Clearwater, FL 33767

Toll Free 888-96-HYATT

Local 727-373-1234


Registration link still to come.

To register please contact Dr. Bruce Cochran at (727) 446-8186.

Saturday, April 21, 2018


Schedule of Events

  • 7:45 – 8:15 a.m.  Registration - Exhibit Hall Continental Breakfast
  • 8:15 – 9:55 a.m  Cataract Surgery & IOLs:  Where We’ve Been, Where We Are Now, & Where We’re Going   Nathan Emery, M.D.
  • 9:55 – 10:25 a.m. Break - Exhibit Hall open
  • 10:25– 12:05 p.m. Vitreoretinal Update 2018 (TQ) Steven Cohen, M.D., David Eichenbaum, M.D., and Alfred White, M.D.

12:05 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch (included in registration) - Exhibit Hall Open

  • 1:15 – 2:55 p.m. Next Generation:  What’s New, What’s Next  (TQ)(COPE# 49342-GO)  Carl Spear, O.D.

2:55 – 3:15 p.m. Break

  • 3:15 – 4:55 p.m. Implications of Enriching Macular Pigment (TQ)(COPE# 50373-GO)  Carl Spear, O.D.

4:55 – 6:30 p.m. Hospitality Reception (included in registration)

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Schedule of Events

7:30-8:00 a.m.  Registration and Continental Breakfast

  • 8:00 – 9:40 a.m.  Grand Rounds in Anterior Segment Disease  (TQ)(COPE# 52426-AS)  Carl Spear, O.D.

9:40 - 10:00 a.m. Break

  • 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. Prevention of Medical Errors  Stuart I. Kaplan, O.D.
  • 12:00- 1:40 p.m.              Florida Jurisprudence  Stuart I. Kaplan, O.D.