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Manitoba Para-Optometric Association

Continuing Education
Annual General Meeting
The Fairmont Winnipeg, 2 Lombard Place

April 13-14, 2019


Online Registration is now closed. 
Contact the MAO office to register.



Saturday, April 13, 2019
The Fairmont Winnipeg

7:45 am - 8:15 am   Registration & Buffet Breakfast

8:15 am - 9:15 am   The Invisible Truth About UV - Katie Stephenson   Sponsored by Zeiss

9:20 am - 10:20 am   Troubleshooting - Jen Ostash, Optician

10:20 am   Coffee Break   Sponsored by CooperVision

10:25 am - 11:25 am   Vision Loss Rehabilitation Manitoba - Ellen Stafford, Low Vision Specialist & Anne Freitas, Low Vision Specialist

11:30 am - 12:30 pm   A Simplified Approach to the Management of Dry Eye: A Novel Solution for the Treatment of Mixed Dry Eye - Dr. Luke Small, Optometrist   Sponsored by Alcon

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm   Joint Luncheon with Optometrists at Bergmann's on Lombard, 620 - 167 Lombard Ave

1:50 pm - 2:50 pm   Triage and Referrals - Dr. Blake Chartier, Optometrist

2:55 pm - 3:55 pm   Annual General Meeting

Sunday, April 14, 2019
The Fairmont Winnipeg

8:00 am - 8:30 am   Continental Breakfast


8:30 am - 12:00 pm   CPR Level C


8:30 am - 9:30 am   Myopia Control - Dr. Steve Malo, Optometrist

9:35 am - 11:35 am   Vision Therapy 101 - Dr. Matthew Anderson, Optometrist

2019 Annual General Meeting Agenda

  • Welcome and opening statements 
  • Review of Financial Statements
  • Recognition and thank you to sponsors
  • Explanation/review of acquiring and submitting CE
  • Nominations and voting on new committee members
  • Open floor for questions

MPOA Committee Job Descriptions


Duties include planning committee meetings, assigning duties to committees, decisions on all convention details, ensuring the convention runs smoothly, introducing speakers at the convention.


Duties include helping President, attending all committee meetings, and eventually taking over for the President.


Duties include taking minutes at all committee meetings, distributing minutes to all members of the committee. Must attend all committee meetings.


Duties include keeping track of all committee expenses, balancing MPOA books, and writing cheques for convention related expenses.

Continuing Education Rep(s)

Duties include finding speakers for convention, assisting speakers with details as required, ensuring topics meet criteria set out by committee.



Continuing Education and the AGM will be held at The Fairmont Winnipeg. Hotel rooms are available under the group name "Manitoba Association of Optometrists". (See Registration Form or contact MAO for information on room rates and booking deadlines).

Continuing Education & AGM

Continuing Education and the Annual General Meeting will be held in Lombard Room on the Concourse Level of The Fairmont.

CPR will be held in the Wellington Ballroom on the Lobby Level (main floor) of The Fairmont, and will run concurrently with Sunday morning CE.

Meals & Hospitality

Breakfasts and lunches are complimentary for CE attendees.

Joint Luncheon

The Joint Luncheon with the Optometrists will be held at Bergmann's on Lombard, 620 - 167 Lombard Ave (Grain Exchange Building). 167 Lombard can be reached via the Main Underground from the Concourse Level of The Fairmont.

MAO and MPOA thank our generous sponsors for making this weekend possible...