FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

COVID-19 Safe Meeting

SECO International will implement several infection control and prevention guidelines for SECO 2022 and will ensure our plans follow recommendations from public health experts and standards set by the federal, state, and local governments. We expect that safety guidelines and measures will continue to evolve and will update this page and communicate these details as they become available.

In addition to SECO’s safety protocols, the New Orleans Ernest M. Morial Convention Center has achieved GBAC STAR™ accreditation through the Global BioRisk Advisory Council, which certifies that the facility is implementing the industry’s highest standards of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention and is the leading standard of prepared facilities. Please click here for a video overview of their Health and Safety plan. Please click here to access the ENMCC Health and Safety plan.

Education

All SECO 2022 speakers are required to disclose relevant financial and non-financial relationships or lack thereof. They must, at the beginning of their sessions or presentations, include a disclosure statement. The purpose of the disclosure requirement is to promote transparency in the design, development, and presentation of courses offered for SECO CE credit. The provision provides attendees with a complete context in which to evaluate the speaker’s information. To report a speaker disclosure issue, stop by the Education Office or email us at education@secostaff.com. All attendees will also be asked to submit feedback from each course via our Verification of Attendance (VOA) system.

The Presentation Theater courses located within the exhibit hall (Optometry’s Marketplace) are free and participation is granted on a first come, first served basis. You cannot reserve a spot, but you can receive credit for attending official continuing education courses and your Verification of Attendance will note your participation.

COPE: Your course attendance will be reported to COPE if you provide your OE Tracker number during registration. Attendance will be reported within 30 days of the completion of the show.

FL/SC CE Broker: If you are licensed in a state that requires CE Broker, your attendance will be automatically reported if you include your license number during registration. Attendance will be reported within 30 days of the completion of the show.

North Carolina Board of Opticians: Your attendance for approved courses will be reported to NC if your license number is provided during registration. Attendance will be reported within 30 days of the completion of the show.

ABO, NCLE, AOA PARA, and applicable State Boards: You must submit your verification of attendance directly to your state board for CE credit.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at education@secsotaff.com or (770) 451-8206 ext. 126 or ext. 136

If you are licensed in a state that requires CE Broker, the courses noted as eligible for credit will automatically be reported to CE Broker. You must include your Florida or South Carolina license number during the registration process in order for your credit to be reported to CE Broker.

All CEE/TQ testing for SECO 2022 will be held online! Shortly following SECO 2022, you will receive an email with a link to complete the CEE/TQ test online. If you do not receive this email, please contact education@secostaff.com. The fee for each test will be $26.00 to be paid by debit or credit card. All passing scores of 70% or higher will be reported to University of Alabama at Birmingham and updated with Florida CE Broker.

Visit attendseco.com during or after the conference and select VERIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE (VOA). You will need your Reg ID # OR last name and email to access the VERIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE (VOA) records. Please allow up to 24 hours for your courses to show on the VERIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE (VOA). If you notice any errors, visit the Education Office onsite, or email education@secostaff.com following the show.

SECO will be presenting several courses approved for Kentucky ETP. You can see a listing of those courses by visiting our https://attendseco.com/kentucky-etp-courses/ and clicking the KY ETP checkbox.

SECO offers the opportunity to earn more continuing education credits each day–up to 34 continuing education credits over the course of the five-day conference, with 19 continuing education credits available to earn over the weekend sessions. To review please view our at-a-glance education program.

Advanced learning courses are Optometrist COPE-approved courses open to all attendees. It is important to note that not all courses are accredited for EVERY group. For example, not all courses are ABO/NCLE, AOA para, or State approved. Please verify approvals before registering and attending. 

All CEE/TQ testing for SECO 2022 will be held online! Please visit https://attendseco.com/course-finder/ for a list of available courses.

Attend all five days and earn up to 35 hours of CE, or up to 20 hours over the weekend! Course fees range between $7 – $45 per hour based on the package selected and the number of CE hours taken. The Congress Packages include a variety of CE hours and select events, details can be found at AttendSECO.com.

Attend all five days and earn up to 34 hours of CE, or up to 19 hours over the weekend! Course fees range between $7- $30 per hour based on the package selected and the number of CE hours taken. Congress Packages include all CE hours and select events, details can be found at AttendSECO.com

The Presentation Theater courses located within the exhibit hall (Optometry’s Marketplace) are free and participation is granted on a first come, first served basis. You cannot reserve a spot, but you can receive credit for attending official continuing education courses and your Verification of Attendance will note your participation. Please visit https://attendseco.com/free-ce-in-optometrys-marketplace/ for further information.

50 minutes of class time constitutes one hour of credit. Attendees are allowed a 10-minute break per a one-hour accredited course. If attendees arrive 10 minutes after the course begins or take a break longer than 10 minutes during the course, they will not receive credit. SECO is required to follow these policies mandated by accrediting agencies.

SECO’s iconic special sessions are well known as the place to be to see the top thought leaders you will not see at any other optometry meeting. Make sure to add these to your schedule today.

Thursday, March 10 3:00pm-5:00pm
Special Session:Hot Topics in Neuro-Optometry (Course #60)


Friday, March 11 5:15pm-7:15pm
Special Session: SECO Rapid Fire-Nothing But New! (Course #61)


Saturday, March 12 8:00am – 10:00am
Special Session: Glaucoma 2022 – The OD/MD Angle (Course #62)

The Symposium Series is a set of free, non-accredited courses presented by industry supporters. Free meals are served at each symposium. Pre-registration is required to attend all symposiums. Once registration has reached its maximum, registration will close. A limited amount of open seats may become available onsite on a first come first serve basis. Entrance is not guaranteed but we encourage attendees to stand in the queue outside of each symposium to gain access. Learn more at https://attendseco.com/2022z/symposium-series/

You can download course handouts via the SECO2022 APP or at https://attendseco.com/handouts

General

If you need assistance with Airline tickets contact Frosch Travel at 877-685-3715* or email seco@frosch.com. Delta is pleased to offer special discounts and link to book your flights will be provided soon – please check back. You may also call Delta Meeting Network at 1.800.328.1111* Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMV3Y. *Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Yes. Children ages 18 and younger may attend SECO 2022 at no charge. SECO verifies the age of attendees registered in this category onsite. Due to space limitations and the potential for disruption in course rooms, as well as safety issues should overcrowding occur, the presence of infants and children may not attend continuing education courses. Child care services are not available at SECO 2022.

Yes. Lost and Found is in Building B, the Rivergate Room at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. SECO is not responsible for items lost during the event.

Yes. The Official SECO 2022 mobile app will be available on both iOS and Android. The app is a great resource to use before, during, and after the conference. Use the app to pre-plan your experience, stay up to date, and refer back to information. When the SECO 2022 mobile app is available, it will be listed on the www.attendseco.com/download page

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center provides a nursing station in Lobby B1 (outside of the B1 exhibit hall) for SECO attendees to access at no charge. 

SECO is committed to providing an outstanding experience for all participants at its live events. We strive for full access to the activities of these events based on an awareness of participants, needs and appropriate planning. We ask that requests for reasonable accommodations at our live events be made no later than February 28, 2022, so we may best accommodate individual needs and requirements. Onsite requests will be accommodated to the best of our ability; however, available resources may be limited. For questions or concerns about accessibility at SECO’slive events, please contact info@secostaff.com. To make accommodations for your hotel stay, please contact our housing partner, EventSphere, at seco@eventsphere.com. For flight assistance, the TSA Cares program can simplify travel for attendees requiring special accommodations.

Beware of false and fraudulent housing claims. Eventsphere is the only housing provider for the SECO 2022 Congress. Fraudulent companies will present themselves as official partners of SECO and offer you a room that might not be available or guaranteed. We encourage you to use only the link from the attendseco.com website. SECO has contracted discounted rates with the Hilton Riverside New Orleans Hotel, the headquarter hotel and hotels throughout the city to offer you luxury accommodations at the best possible rates. Reservations must be made through our official housing company, Eventsphere, by February 14, 2022 in order to reserve rooms at the discounted rates. Hotels sell out quickly, so we recommend booking your room today. If you have any questions or need assistance with your hotel needs, contact Eventsphere at (866) 393-0555 or LINK

Official Hotels
Hilton New Orleans Riverside (HQ)
Two Poydras Street $259 

Courtyard Iberville
910 Iberville Street $235 

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street $245 

Renaissance Arts
700 Tchoupitoulas Street $249 

Renaissance Pere Marquette
817 Common Street $235 

Sonesta ES Suites NO Convention Center
345 St. Joseph Street $228 

Sheraton
500 Canal Street $245 

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center provides ample parking for the event in lots adjacent to the facility for $20 per day. Rates are subject to change. Attendees arriving by cab or rideshare will be dropped off in Transportation Hub at Hall G of the ENMCC.

Registration for SECO 2022 opens Monday, October 25, 2021

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in Building A & B at 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Two Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA

SECO offers curated continuing education for Optometrists, Opticians, Ophthalmic Technicians, Paraoptometrics, Practice Administrators.

Childcare services will not be provided for SECO 2022.

There will not be any shuttle bus services offered at SECO 2022. We recommend staying at one of the hotels within walking distance of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Please visit https://attendseco.com/hotel-travel/ for hotel information.

Optometry’s Marketplace™

The leading companies in the optometric industry support SECO international year-round by sponsoring, partnering and exhibiting. Their goal is to provide optometric professionals with the tools to achieve the highest levels of clinical knowledge and performance.

Friday, March 11; 9:30AM-5:00PM
Saturday, March; 9:30AM-4:00PM

Visit the SECO 2022 exhibitors before, during, and after the event! Check out the companies/organizations that are exhibiting at this year’s SECO 2022 event at https://attendseco.com/marketplace/ and use the Virtual Expo to view the exhibit hall floor plan. This interactive online tool can help you plan your time in the exhibit hall in advance.

Other

SECO is committed to partnering with our member State Associations to provide value to association members and by providing continuing education year-round. SECO International has formal relationships with 13 state optometric associations and five schools of optometry. We work together on issues, concerns, and opportunities relating to optometric education. Within our 13 member states, SECO provides annual optometrist and paraoptometric grants totaling more than $45,000. Any practicing optometrist that is a member of the state association of any of these 13-member states is considered a member of the Southern Council of Optometrists and receives a $50 discount (Congress, Premium or Summit Packages) when attending the annual SECO Congress.

SECO is also proud to include the following Associate members: Armed Forces Optometric Society, Association of Optometrists (UK), Colegio de Optometristas de Costa Rica, Federacion Colombiana de Optometras (FEDOPTO), South African Optometric Association, and the Trinidad & Tobago Optometrists Association.

Looking for free lunch or dinner?
The SECO Symposium Series offers several opportunities (*Symposiums are not for credit)

Wednesday, March 9
OD Lunch 1:00-2:00 PM
OD/AHP Joint Dinner 6:15-7:15 PM

Thursday, March 10
OD Lunch 12:30-1:30 PM
AHP Lunch 11:30AM-12:30PM

Friday, March 11
OD Lunch 12:00-1:00 PM
AHP Lunch 11:00-12:00 PM

Saturday, March 12
OD Lunch 12:15-1:15 PM
Student Lunch 11:15-12:30 PM

SECO 2023:
March 1-5, 2023 in Atlanta, GA

SECO 2024:
February 28-March 3, 2024 in Atlanta, GA

SECO’s alumni receptions bring you together with your classmates-turned-colleagues, so you can reminisce about those days spent hitting the books, share family stories, and get up to date on your recent adventures. Alumni receptions will be held Friday, March 11 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, 7PM to 11PM.

As the owners and producers of SECO 2022, we work diligently to protect our exhibitor’s commitment to and investment in both the trade show and the industry by taking a firm stance against outboarding. Outboarding is when any non-exhibitor hosts an unofficial event anywhere in the city that attracts SECO attendees. SECO is organized so that companies in the optometry industry can showcase and demonstrate their latest products and services, meet with industry partners and customers and examine market trends and opportunities, while participation dollars provide SECO with the funds to host this event and invest back into the industry. The integrity of the show is diminished, and the value becomes diluted when companies seek in an unofficial capacity to capitalize on SECO attendees. If you hear of an outboarding event, please contact management at (770) 451-8206 or exhibits@secostaff.com. If you observe this activity during SECO 2022, please inform any of the SECO volunteers or visit the show office (Building B, Rivergate).

First aid services will be available should an attendee need medical assistance. The EMS office #1 will staffed throughout event hours and is located in Lobby B2. The ENMCC has RED Emergency Phones conveniently located throughout the facility. In order to expedite a response, a ENMCC Public Safety Dispatcher is available 24 hours a day. The emergency number, 504-582-3040 or 3040 from the RED phone, is the primary emergency number for the facility. The Dispatcher will dispatch EMS, Officers, Event Managers, etc. Please refrain from calling 911. The convention center is very large; Facility and Public Safety personnel coordinate the movement of emergency services to the scene. 


For non-emergencies, dial 3011 from a RED phone or call the Event Management Main Line at 504-582-3011.

SECO encourages the use of social media and blogging at the SECO Convention as a way for attendees to summarize, highlight, and promote presentations, or to share their experience in general, provided that presentation content and materials are not shared in full, and authors or presenters are referenced and cited where appropriate. Please keep in mind that presenters hold the intellectual property rights and copyrights to their materials. Please visit https://attendseco.com/terms-and-conditions/ for further information on SECO 2022 policies.

As a professional organization, the Southern Council of Optometrists, Inc./SECO International, LLC is dedicated to providing a safe, harassment-free, and inclusive experience for all participants at all Association-organized events and has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of participants in any form. Participants include but are not limited to Association employees, volunteers, members, attendees, guests, staff, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, vendors, etc. An Association-organized event includes business at the Association office, SECO International Annual Congress Meeting, official social events such as receptions, membership meetings, board meetings, committee meetings, and any other event for which participants are asked to RSVP or register through the Association. Please report any incidents in which an attendee is abusive, insulting, intimidating, bothersome, or acting in an unsafe or illegal manner to SECOstaff or security immediately. The Association shall have no liability whatsoever arising out of its interpretation and enforcement of the Code of Conduct. Please visit https://attendseco.com/terms-and-conditions/ for further information on SECO 2022 policies.

Recording or live streaming content delivered in the education courses at SECO 2022 is prohibited. If there is a violation of this policy, the individual will be removed from the event and no education credit or refund will be provided (if applicable). Participants are not permitted to take photos or shoot video where it is unsafe or disruptive, such as in doorways, escalators, fire exits, expo floor aisles, hallways, sidewalks, etc. Not complying with a request to move or stop capturing content could result in participant’s removal. SECO International may take pictures or record videos during the conference. In registering for the event, you grant SECO the freedom to photograph you during the meeting, and you acknowledge and agree that we may include images of yourself, intact or in part, for conference promotional activities or other related endeavors. This material may also appear on the conference website, print and digital collateral or associated social media outlets.

Charging stations for mobile devices will be available in the common areas and throughout Optometry’s Marketplace. Please be mindful of sharing the charging stations. Do not leave your devices unattended. SECO is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.

Complimentary basic wireless Internet service is offered in lobby areas of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Basic service allows attendees to perform low-bandwidth functions, such as checking e-mail. Internet access is not available in the session rooms.

Registration

Yes, you may switch your registration type. If you would like to change your registration type you must do so before February 28, 2022 and email your request to info@secostaff.com. Please note that the livestreamed/virtual courses are limited and you may not be able to take the same courses. It is also important to note that in-person courses may be sold out due to seating capacity. 

Residents and Students will need to provide appropriate credentials in order to gain entry to the Show floor and affiliated sessions at SECO 2022. Residents can provide a letter from their Resident Director. Students can provide a copy of their Student ID or an acceptance letter for their school. These items can be uploaded during the process of registration, and you can log into your registration at anytime and upload via the ConnectME Dashboard.

SECO will continue to offer the option to download your badge, print-at-home or print on-site.  An email will be sent to all registrants 72 hours prior to the Congress with badge details.

Use the mobile app to search for people you know by name or organization. (Note: This option in the mobile app is opt-in only and includes only those who indicated that they wished to be listed as an attendee when registering.)

SECO International, LLC is dedicated to providing continuing education for optometrists and eye care professionals. It is the responsibility of the attendee to obtain any travel documentation needed to attend the Congress. To that end, SECO will provide an introduction letter and a confirmation letter upon request to aid in obtaining the necessary paperwork to travel to the United States. The introduction letter outlines the dates and important information related to registering for the Congress. The confirmation letter states the attendee has registered to attend the Congress. Only registrants may request a confirmation letter, and they must provide the contact information of the agency issuing the travel documents. SECO will release information letters directly to the government agency issuing the travel documents. SECO International will provide updated information concerning the registrant to the agency upon request. To request an introduction letter and confirmation, please email info@secostaff.com

To make changes to your registration you can:

• Access your registration anytime online to add or change a course
• Visit the Registration Desk (located in the Building A lobby, of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)

When you register online, you will be given the option to ‘Add Another’ or ‘Finish’. Click on ‘Add Another’ and repeat the registration process for the new registrant(s). When you are finished entering the registration(s), click on ‘Finish’ to continue to the payment page and complete your session.

You may register for SECO 2022 online at www.attendseco.com/registration. If you require a hard copy registration form, please email your request to info@secostaff.com.

If you did not receive a confirmation email, please call Registration Customer Service (224) 563-3757 or email seco@csreg.zohodesk.com to request a confirmation letter.

You can reach out to our Registration Customer Service Center at (224) 563-3757or via email seco@csreg.zohodesk.com.

No, you may only register for one registration type only. Should you decide to switch your registration type you may do so before February 28, 2022 and email your request to info@secostaff.com. 

Doctor’s Registration
Course fees range between $17 – $77 per hour based on the package selected and the number of CE hours taken. Attend all five days and earn up to 34 hours of CE, or up to 19 hours over the weekend! Our most popular, the Congress Package, includes a variety of CE courses, exhibit hall access and select events. Details on packages offered can be found at AttendSECO.com.


Allied Healhcare Professionals, Opticians, Paraoptometrics, Technicians and Practice Administrators Registration
Course fees range between $9 – $47 per hour based on the package selected and the number of CE hours taken. Attend all five days and earn up to 35 hours of CE, or up to 20 hours over the weekend! Our most popular, the Congress Package, includes a variety of CE courses, exhibit hall access and select events. Details on packages offered can be found at AttendSECO.com.

Early Registration Deadline: January 26, 2022 
Regular Registration: January 27, 2022 through end of the event


Doctor- Congress Package (includes Exhibit Hall) $761 Early, $866 Regular
All CE Courses, including exclusive MedPRO360 Practice Management Sessions
Symposium Series 
Optometry’s Marketplace Exhibit Hall Access
SECO University 1-year subscription

Doctor- Congress Package Virtual $761 Early, $866 Regular
Select CE courses
Symposium Series 
SECO University 1-year subscription

Doctor- Build Your Own Package (Includes Exhibit Hall) $37 Early, $57 Regular  
Optometry’s Marketplace Exhibit Hall Access 
Symposium Series
You can add individual CE courses and events to this package (Additional Cost) – $60/ hour 

Doctor- Build Your Own Package Virtual $37 Early, $57 Regular 
Symposium Series
You can add individual CE courses and events to this package (Additional Cost) – $60/ hour

Doctor Faculty (includes Exhibit Hall) $289 Early, $394 Regular

All CE Courses, including exclusive MedPRO360 Practice Management Sessions
Symposium Series 
Optometry’s Marketplace Exhibit Hall Access
SECO University 1-year subscription

Doctor Faculty Virtual $289 Early, $394 Regular 
Select CE courses
Symposium Series 
SECO University 1-year subscription

Doctor Resident / Student (includes Exhibit Hall) $0

All CE Courses, including exclusive MedPRO360 Practice Management Sessions
Symposium Series 
Optometry’s Marketplace Exhibit Hall Access
SECO University 1-year subscription

Doctor Resident / Student Virtual $0
Select CE courses
Symposium Series 
SECO University 1-year subscription

AHP – Congress Package (Includes Exhibit Hall) $236.00 Early, $341 Regular
All CE Courses, including exclusive MedPRO360 Practice Management Sessions
Symposium Series 
Optometry’s Marketplace Exhibit Hall Access
SECO University 1-year subscription

AHP – Congress Package Virtual $236.00 Early, $341 Regular
Select CE courses
Symposium Series 
SECO University 1-year subscription

AHP – Build Your Own Package (includes Exhibit Hall) $37.00 Early, $57 Regular
Optometry’s Marketplace Exhibit Hall Access 
Symposium Series
You can add individual CE courses and events to this package (Additional Cost) – $30/hour 

AHP – Build Your Own Package Virtual $37.00 Early, $57 Regular
Symposium Series
You can add individual CE courses and events to this package (Additional Cost) – $30/hour

AHP – Faculty (Includes Exhibit Hall) $131.00 Early, $236 Regular
All CE Courses, including exclusive MedPRO360 Practice Management Sessions
Symposium Series 
Optometry’s Marketplace Exhibit Hall Access
SECO University 1-year subscription

AHP – Faculty Virtual $131.00 Early, $236 Regular
Select CE courses
Symposium Series 
SECO University 1-year subscription

AHP – Resident / Student (includes Exhibit Hall) $0

All CE Courses, including exclusive MedPRO360 Practice Management Sessions
Symposium Series 
Optometry’s Marketplace Exhibit Hall Access
SECO University 1-year subscription

AHP – Resident / Student Virtual $0
Select CE courses
Symposium Series 
SECO University 1-year subscription

Exhibit Hall Only – $37.00 Early, $57 Regular
Exhibit Hall Access only with option to add individual CE courses at an additional cost – $60/hour for OD and $30/hour for AHP

Early Registration Deadline: January 26, 2022
Regular Registration: January 27, 2022 through end of the event

Please visit https://attendseco.com/register/ for a full list of conference packages and pricing.

The Build-A-Package and Congress packages have the option to add a Spouse/Guest package and allows access to SECO’sOptometry Marketplace. Guests are not eligible to earn continuing education credits.

Children age 18 and younger may attend SECO 2022 at no charge. SECO verifies the ages of attendees registered in this category on-site. Children may not attend continuing education courses.

Students may attend SECO 2022 at no charge. To qualify, students must be enrolled at an accredited University or College. An ID or proof is required to process registration.

To qualify for the Faculty registration discount rate, an attendee must be a full-time faculty member at an accredited Optometric University or College. An ID for proof is required to process registration.

New for this year only, Inability to Attend Insurance is included with your SECO 2022 attendee or exhibitor registration (excluding AFOS Registrants). You will receive a 100% refund of your registration fee if you are unable to attend due to a reason covered under the policy. Click here for a list of what is covered under this policy. Cancellation claims must be submitted within 30 days of the end of SECO 2022. To request a refund, please contact sales@rainprotection.net.  
If you have further questions or concerns regarding your cancellation, please email info@secostaff.com 

Registration for SECO 2022 opens Monday, October 25, 2021

You can register https://attendseco.com/register/.

If you require a hard copy registration form, please email info@secostaff.com 

Virtual Attendee

Yes, if you are logged in using your registration number, we can track your attendance time as required by the accrediting boards, no matter how many different devices you use.

We strongly suggest you use a laptop or desktop as it provides the best learner experience. Additionally, using a phone or tablet may or may not limit your ability to access features such as chat and Q&A that could prove vital should you need assistance.

Virtual attendees will need to be present during the scheduled live-stream course. They will have access to the speakers via the Q&A and Chat functions, and that direct real-time access is what qualifies these courses to be accepted as by COPE. We have a separate initiative for OD’s that want online learning options that can be accessed throughout the year whenever the learner wants to log in. That platform is called SECO University http://www.secouniversity.com, and it has many COPE accredited CE sessions available on demand. Those qualify as distance or enduring CE, not live. If you registered for a virtual ‚ Congress Package, an annual subscription to SECO University is included.

To obtain credit, each learner needs to log in on a separate device using his or her registration number. This is a requirement needed to accurately track and document accreditation requirements. CE credit will not be provided to multiple participants.

No, attendees that purchased the Congress all-access packages can attend as many or as few courses as they want. you must be registered for the courses you want to attend in advance of the event.

Those that purchased ‚ Build-A-Package‚ courses will only have access to those courses you added to their package.

No, you are not required to have your full name as the ZOOM user. We will track attendance using your email and IP address as well as your registration number. Please use the same email you used to register for SECO. It does not matter what username or device you are logged in on. Your registration number will be your unique identifier.

Due to the size of our show, attendance may take up to 8 weeks before it appears on your account. If attendees need CE sooner, they can utilize the self-submit using the provided certificates/VOA.

Attendees needing COPE accreditation are required to be present for 50 minutes per hour of accredited content as verified by the webinar platform auditing tools.

Optician’s are required to attend 60 minutes per hour for GA State approvals.

COPE: Your course attendance will be reported to COPE if you provide your OE Tracker number during registration. Attendance will be reported within 30 days of the completion of the show. 

FL/SC CE Broker: If you are licensed in a state that requires CE Broker, your attendance will be automatically reported if you include your license number during registration. Attendance will be reported within 30 days of the completion of the show. 

North Carolina Board of Opticians: Your attendance for approved courses will be reported to NC if your license number is provided during registration. Attendance will be reported within 30 days of the completion of the show. 

ABO, NCLE, AOA PARA and applicable State Boards: You must submit your verification of attendance directly to your state board for CE credit. 

All attendees are responsible for understanding their state-specific CE requirements and reporting based on their guidelines. For example, the SECO 2022 Virtual CE program is not approved by FL CE Broker.

Please see the accreditation approvals listed for each virtual course. You can find the most updated course accreditation files here – https://attendseco.com/2022z/accreditation-information/ **Please be sure to click on the virtual approvals!

Please note, accreditation approvals for the virtual program may differ from those approved for the live event. Do not assume anything. It is the attendee’sresponsibility to verify accreditations to ensure they meet their specific needs prior to taking a course.

Doctor- Congress Package $754.00 Early, $858 Regular
Select CE courses 
Symposium Series 
SECO University 1-year subscription 

Doctor- Build Your Own Package $37.00 Early, $58 Regular
Symposium Series 
You can add individual CE courses and events to this package (Additional Cost) 

Doctor Faculty $286.00 Early, $390 Regular
Select CE courses 
Symposium Series 
SECO University 1-year subscription 

Doctor Resident / Student $0 
Select CE courses 
Symposium Series 
SECO University 1-year subscription 

AHP – Congress Package $234.00 Early, $338 Regular 
Select CE courses 
Symposium Series 
SECO University 1-year subscription 

AHP – Build Your Own Package  $37.00 Early, $58 Regular
Symposium Series 
You can add individual CE courses and events to this package (Additional Cost) 

AHP – Faculty  $130.00 Early, $286 Regular
Select CE courses 
Symposium Series 
SECO University 1-year subscription 

AHP – Resident / Student $0 
Select CE courses 
Symposium Series 
SECO University 1-year subscription 

You can find the most updated course accreditation files here https://attendseco.com/accreditation-information **please be sure to click on the virtual approvals. Please note, accreditation approvals for the virtual program may differ from those approved for the live event. 

Contact Tech support at (404) 981-7323 or utilize the live chat on the landing page at http://attendseco.com/virtual-meeting

After the event: Attendees will be sent a link from education@secostaff.com to a website page that will have all the links to the post-course evaluations for each CE session they logged in for and attended. To allow time for attendance to be cross-checked with the platform auditing tools, attendees will receive the post-course evaluation link no later than Tuesday, March 15th. Should you incur any technical issues when trying to connect to your post-course evaluations or the verifications of attendance, please email us at VirtualCE@secostaff.com Attendees will have seven days to complete the evaluations. Once SECO receives the completed evaluation and cross-checks against the list of qualified attendees, you will receive another email with a link to a webpage that will have all the links to the verification of attendance certificates you earned. Please download these for your records.

For Optometrists, if you provided your OE tracker number, SECO will report attendance and credits earned to ARBO.

For Opticians, you are required to submit your attendance to ABO/NCLE and any applicable state boards. All attendees are responsible for understanding their state-specific CE requirements and reporting based on their guidelines.

We highly recommend that you have a strong and wired internet connection. Should you lose audio or video during the event, we suggest you do a reboot of your device and log back in. Please note, SECO is not responsible for your internet connection, device capability, or power supply. Please plan accordingly.

Attendees should email education@secostaff.com if they missed the survey links.

The main landing page for the SECO 2022 Virtual event can be found here:  http://attendseco.com/virtual-meeting

We recommend you log in to each session 5-10 minutes prior to the start time to assure your connection is strong and you can access your courses

You will be able to view and print your VOA report after all post-course evaluations have been completed. No individual course certificates will be generated for our virtual courses.