Continuing Education

We run Continuing Education programs throughout the year to help Doctors of Optometry enhance their practice and maintain the highest standards of care.


BCDO FALL SYMPOSIUM (October 15-16, 2016)
Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Join us on October 15-16 this year for the annual Fall Symposium! This year’s event will take place at Sutton Place Hotel in Downtown Vancouver. Key Speakersthis year include Dr. Derek Cunningham and Dr. Lorne Yudcovitch.

» Register Online «

View the Program and Course Descriptions and Speaker Bios. Or, you can print out and fill in the paper registration form.

Receive a Special Hotel Discount Rate:
This rate is made available for you and your guests during the time of the event, in addition to three days pre/post event. Please note, that this rate is based on availability only and is limited, so we urge you to book as soon as possible. Rooms begin at $175 and will increase depending on room type.

To book your hotel, follow these directions:

  1. Visit
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on ‘Make Your Booking’
  3. Select ‘Vancouver’
  4. Select the dates of your stay
  5. Select the number of adults and children
  6. Select ‘Promo Code’ and enter the promo code ‘cat2016’. Click ‘GO’
  7. A list of different room types and rates will be shown
  8. Select room of choice and input any necessary information
  9. Hotel cancellation can be up to 24 hours in advance

BCDO ANNUAL CONFERENCE (February 25-27, 2017)
Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver

Mark your calendars for February 25-27, 2017 for the BCDO Annual Conference! Stay tuned for further updates!



Visit Optocase, an online COPE-approved CE activity affiliated with Queen’s University.



The Continuing Education Fund (the Fund) has been established by the British Columbia Association of Optometrists with funds received from the provincial government under the agreement between the provincial government and the Association signed December 4, 2015.

The purpose of the Fund is to encourage optometrists to maintain and enhance their skills through continuing education by financially assisting optometrists with the cost of continuing education.

Download the eligibility criteria and application form.