2020 - Nose to the Grindstone

March 7 - 8, 2020

Harbor Lights, 150 Gray Street, Warwick, Rhode Island

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The RIOA's Nose to the Grindstone CE Weekend has earned its place on many OD calendars. 18 first-class, timely and informative hours all in one weekend... all at the beginning of the year (always on the first full weekend of March)!

It will be held at Harbor Lights again.

Learn more about this year's lineup - Dr. Maria Pribis, Dr. Ezra Galler, Dr. Kriti Bhagat, Dr. Thomas Freddo

Additional details, including course information and registration information, will be posted here very soon.

Click here for a copy of the paper registration.  Please note: Online registration is preferred.


AOA members from affiliate states are welcome to attend and will be granted the RIOA member rate.  Non-members are always welcome as well.  Your attendance makes our events stronger.  Please join us.

Need a hotel room?  The RIOA has secured a room block at the Hilton Garden Inn in Warwick, RI (1 Thurber Street, Warwick, RI  02886). It is the closest hotel to the NTG's location, Harbor Lights.

The rate is $102.00 pre-tax and service fees.  Click here to reserve your room online.

You may also contact the Hotel directly at 401-734-9600. Be certain to use the Group Rate Code "RIOA" to secure your room using the block.  Please note: Third party sellers may have a slightly reduced room rate available depending on availaibility. 

The RIOA room block rate is available until February 12, 2020 or until all guestrooms in the requested block are consumed.


Name: Timothy Bonin, RIOA Executive Director
Email: RIoptometric@gmail.com