Elizabeth Taylor DeMayo, CEM
Executive Director, SECO International

SECO 20/20 Commences Annual Call for Nominations to Recognize Outstanding Optometry Professionals

ATLANTA, GA — October 24, 2019 — SECO International is pleased to announce that SECO, the world’s leading conference providing the ophthalmic industry outstanding educational opportunities since 1924, has opened registration for the 20/20 industry event. With the kickoff of the registration cycle, the optometry community is encouraged to recognize outstanding optometric professionals within the SECO member states with the annual call for nominations to award SECO Optometrist of the South, SECO Paraoptometric of the South, and SECO Young Optometrist of the South.

When SECO 20/20 is held March 4-8 in Atlanta, GA, attendees will have access to 50+ continuing education credits over the course of the 5 days—30+ of those over the weekend. The event will feature a full array of industry-leading continuing education geared to professionals in all areas: Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, Optometric Students/Residents; Opticians, Opticianry Students/Residents Paraoptometrics, Ophthalmic Medical Technicians, and Administrators. SECO offers more than 400+ hours of continuing education, the best place for educating your entire team – SECO is known for its high quality, advanced curriculum for doctors and staff alike.

“The 20/20 SECO education program is a diverse mix of clinical, technical, and business content developed by a committee of volunteers dedicated to creating a world class conference. Tapping brand name speakers that you have come to expect as well as emerging thought leaders, you’ll find both topics and learning formats to suit your specific needs and enrich your knowledge. The theme for SECO 20/20 is A Perfect View of What’s Ahead. Get a comprehensive look at the research, technology, and techniques that are propelling our profession forward. I look forward to personally welcoming you to Atlanta!” -Paul C. Ajamian, OD, SECO Continuing Education General Chair.

As registration opens, SECO issues its annual call for nominations to recognize outstanding optometry professionals. Optometric professionals are encouraged to identify and recognize outstanding individuals for their contributions and dedication to optometry. SECO International will accept award nominations in three prestigious award categories: Optometrist of the South, Paraoptometric of the South, and Young Optometrist of the South. Nominations will be accepted through November 30, 2019. Selected honorees will be recognized during the SECO House of Delegates meeting at SECO 20/20, Saturday, March 7, 2020.

“Recognition of their work, passion, and dedication is the highest honors we can give these outstanding members in our profession. We look forward to honoring this year’s nominees and award winners as the SECO community gathers for this year’s annual event,” commented Dr. Max Ernst, President, SECO International.

For specific nomination requirements and information about the nomination categories and to submit SECO 20/20 award nominations, contact Lani Garner at


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About SECO International

The annual SECO meeting is produced by SECO International, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Southern Council of Optometrists, Inc. A nonprofit association founded in 1923, SECO boasts an approximate global membership of 25,000. The annual SECO Congress regularly attracts more than 6,000 national and international eye care professionals, vendors, and allied ophthalmic personnel. SECO International is widely acknowledged as the largest optometric educational meeting in the world. For more information:,