PECAA (Professional Eye Care Associates of America) hosted its sold-out annual meeting May 16-18 at the JW Marriott Austin. The member-only event drew a record 900+ individuals from the PECAA community for a mix of business and medical education, camaraderie, and economic opportunities, according to a company news release.
“This year’s record attendance was no accident. The PECAA Team, our regional leaders and our members have created something unique and special. The success of the 2019 Annual Meeting is proof that PECAA’s community of like-minded professionals is growing and thriving,” Jamie Hughes, PECAA Senior Vice President & General Manage, said in a company news release. “It’s also important to recognize that we could not have delivered this incredible event to the membership without our Industry Partners and their support of PECAA’s ongoing efforts to help members connect, build and prosper.”
This was the first year the organization introduced enhanced staff track courses which featured of office manager training and certification as well as optician training and certification preparation. At next year’s meeting in Denver (April 30 – May 2, 2020), PECAA plans to add interactive, hands-on billing and coding education to its enhanced staff track lineup.
This year’s event included 11 elective course offerings, providing attendees the ability to customize their own meeting schedules based on their interests and practice needs. The meeting featured over 20 speakers including keynote speaker Jason Dorsey, PECAA’s Member Business Advisors; Jerry Sude, OD (Founder of OD Excellence); and John McGreal, OD.
PECAA is one of the nation’s leading Doctor Alliance Groups serving over 3,500 independent doctors throughout the United States.