ACAO Focus Groups – Edmonton & Calgary

The Alberta College and Association of Opticians will be hosting a Focus Group on the Standards of Practice and Continuing Competency in Edmonton & Calgary in 2018. This is a full day session which will run 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Discussion Topics:

9 am – 12 pm
Help us review, revise and understand the new standards of practice which will govern opticians in Alberta. We value your input and want to ensure that these new standards are easy to understand, and are appropriate to ensure the provision of safe services to the public. You will be provided with a draft of the new standards being contemplated by the ACAO. This is a working session to get feedback as to what is good and what may be more challenging to implement. When these sessions are done, the council will finalize the standards so that they may be sent to government and external stakeholders for comment and implementation. Come have your say and make sure your thoughts are heard and taken into consideration for this very important document.

1 pm – 3 pm
The afternoon will be a look at the new quality assurance program (formerly continuing competency). This new program is set to launch in 2020. This session also allows for your input and comments to make sure the program that is coming considers and meets your competency needs.

3 pm – 4 pm
General updates from the ACAO about some new things on the horizon for opticians. Come hear the latest!

  • Calgary Session: January 28, 2018 – Clarion Hotel 2120 16 Ave NE (Mountain Castle Room)
  • Edmonton Session: February 25, 2018 – Chateau Louis Hotel 11727 Kingsway Ave (Grand Ballroom)

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

6 EC Credits

Lunch: Lunch is provided

Registration: $78.75 (price includes GST)

Register Online: To register go to the ACAO website and register through your Member Profile at go to Login/MyACAOProfile

Be sure to register early as there is a limit to the amount of attendees for each session and will be on a first come first serve basis!