Join IDOC experts and your peers at The Forum New York on June 2 for shared learning

and networking in an immersive one-day format.


Education & Training

Add to your knowledge with valuable hours of COPE-approved Continuing Education and specialized training for office managers and your staff. 


Networking & Collaboration

Build relationships with other independent ODs in your area who share your goals, issues and concerns, and problem-solve collaboratively. 


Best Practices & Thought Leadership

Learn how to apply proven success strategies to your day-to-day operations, staffing and other important practice management issues.



Event Details

Date and Time:
Sunday, June 2nd 
8:30am - 3:30pm 
Event Location:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Metropolitan 
569 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY  10022
Room Name:
Metro Ballroom


Click on the magnifying glass for detailed course descriptions. 
Sunday, June 2, 2019
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration and Refreshments
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
The IDOC Forum Commencement
9:20 AM - 11:10 AM
Profitability With or Without Insurance (ODs and Staff)
Course Description:
Learn how, despite the challenges we face today, to create the practice you have always dreamed of. We will walk through the building blocks necessary for the foundation and then the pillars needed to set the framework. We will discuss how to adapt to changes around us and keep our focus steady to ensure practice success.
2 Practice Management CE
11:50 AM - 12:50 PM
Lunch and Vendors Connections
12:50 PM - 1:40 PM
Medical Optometry: Best Practices in Implementation (ODs and Staff separated)
Course Description:
For the ODs: Case presentations will be reviewed to demonstrate the role of medical optometry in creating the practice dream and how best to implement the medical focus efficiently for both the doctors and their team.
For the Staff: Specific situations that arise in the medical area of the practice will be discussed in break out format to allow the teams to develop solutions that will create better efficiencies for the practice.
1 General Optometry CE
1:50 PM - 3:30 PM
Productive Teamwork and Staff Engagement (ODs and Staff)
Course Description: 
Review of the lessons learned along the way in creating the dream including what has and can go wrong. How to evaluate progress, who should be involved, how to learn from challenges. Learn how to keep the team engaged and why it matters.
2 Practice Management CE
*COPE and ABO pending approval. 


Dr. April Jasper

Full Name

Dr. April Jasper

Job Title



Advanced Eyecare Specialists

Speaker Bio

Dr. April Jasper is the owner of Advanced Eyecare Specialists, a group optometry practice in West Palm Beach, Florida. She has experience in almost every mode of optometric practice from her VAMC residency, teaching ocular disease at NEWNCO and benedict professor of practice management at Houston College of Optometry and being a 6 year leaseholder with Wal-Mart. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and Past-President of the Florida Optometric Association. Currently Dr. Jasper is Chief Optometric Editor of Optometric Management magazine. She serves on several Advisory boards including Shire, Sun Pharmaceuticals, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Marco, Allergan and Alcon. Dr. Jasper’s passion is sharing with her colleagues in areas of practice management, customer service, ocular disease and technology in an effort to help them become more successful in patient care and personal growth.


For questions, please contact IDOC Member Events Manager, Cori Pickwick at

How much is this event to attend?

This continuing education event is free to IDOC members, ODs and staff.  

For potential members, ODs and staff, this accredited event costs $100 to attend. Register by 5/1 to take advantage of the discounted rate of $75.


Can I bring my staff?

Absolutely! Staff are encouraged to attend and participate. We have found that the ODs that bring their staff with them have an easier time implementing any new ideas and changes into their practice.


What is included in the day?

5 hours of COPE approved CE, meals and networking opportunities. 


Is there parking?

There is a parking lot affiliated with our hotel and is accessible from the hotel lobby. Please note that the rates below have been discounted for the Doubletree Hotel Guests. The rates are valid for 24 hours parking, no in and out.  The garage is located at 51st St.  between 3rd Ave. and Lexington Ave. across from the Fire Station.

Self-Parking Rates

Car - $55.00 / SUV - $70.00            


What do I need to bring?

Notebook and pen with an open mind and an interest to make new connections!