Annual General Meeting – Edmonton

Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre

Sunday May 6, 2018

It’s that time again! Our Annual General Meeting and Educations sessions will take place in Edmonton on Sunday May 6, 2018.  Sessions will start at 9 a.m. and run until 5:30 p.m.  To view the Session Information please see the link below.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Register Online: 
Registration is now open! Go to My ACAO Profile and click on the Events tab.

AGM Only:
Attending only the AGM is free to all members. If you are attending only the AGM please contact the office to register or

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  • Shay Gornshtein: Positioning Practitioners as Healthcare Practitioners – 2 EC
  • Marian Stuffco: Inclusion Discussion – 1 RF
  • Rachel Hayward: Health Information Act 101: A Primer on Opticians’ Responsibilities under the Law – 2 EC
  • Greg Sim: Trends in Professional Regulation – 2 EC
  • Maureen Hussey: Happenings at the Alberta College and Association of Opticians – 1 EC
  • Annual General Meeting – 2 EC


Online Elections:

This year we will be doing our elections for Council of the Alberta College and Association online via Simply Voting.

There are 3 positions available for Council and we have a record 6 candidates running, so it will be quite the election. When logging into the Simply Voting portal you will use your License number and ACAO password. Voting will close at 4 p.m. on Sunday May 6, 2018.

Voting Information Package

Vote Online



Would you like to donate to or sponsor this event?  Please see the sponsorship package below for details or contact Kristie Murray at

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Student Awards:

  • Jessica O’Rourke – Justin Holmes Memorial Scholarship for Highest Achievement on Practical Licensing Exam Ophthalmic Dispensing
  • Corrine Grant – Cecil Oxenbury Memorial Scholarship Award for Highest Achievement on Practical Licensing Exam for Contact Lens
  • Mojdeh Ghayour – Stan Souch Award for Highest Achievement Year One Optical Sciences NAIT
  • Aaron Trieu – Highest Achievement Second Year Optical Sciences NAIT
  • Stephanie Swan – Highest Achievement of Advanced Practice Contact Lens Program NAIT


Lunch: Lunch will be provided. If you have dietary restrictions please advise the office at