Join IDOC experts and your peers at The Forum Phoenix on April 27 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:
Saturday, April 27th 
8:30am - 3:30pm 
Event Location:
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
6902 E. Greenway Pkwy.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Room Name:
Rainmakers Ballroom


Click on the magnifying glass for detailed course descriptions. 
Saturday, April 27, 2019
8:30 AM - 9:00 AMRegistration and Refreshments 
9:00 AM - 9:20 AMThe IDOC Forum Commencement  
9:30 AM - 11:40 AMProfitability With or Without Insurance (ODs and Staff)2 Practice Management CE
11:40 AM - 12:45 PMLunch and Vendors Connections 
12:50 PM - 1:40 PMMedical Optometry: Best Practices in Implementation (ODs and Staff separated)1 General Optometry CE
1:50 PM - 3:30 PMProductive Teamwork and Staff Engagement (ODs and Staff)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.


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 3/15 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?

Plenty of parking, $8 for the day.


What do I need to bring?

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

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