Atlantis Paradise Island

Bahamas Atlantis Paradise Island 2017 | July 2 – 9, 2017

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Walt Whitley, OD, MBA
Dr. Whitley is the Director of Optometric Services at Virginia Eye Consultants and serves several important roles for the practice. He is the liaison between VEC and optometrist physicians in the community, which means he is the primary point of contact for all patients who are referred for the advanced specialty services offered at the center.

As a VEC optometrist, he provides diagnosis and treatment for a number of conditions, including dry eye, ocular allergies, ocular infections, glaucoma and diabetes-related vision problems, as well as conducting evaluations for cataract surgery, refractive surgery and retinal disorders.

After receiving his doctor of optometry from Pacific University in Oregon, Dr. Whitley completed an optometric residency in ocular disease, refractive and ocular surgery at Eye Care Associates of Nevada and then spent several years there as a medical optometrist specializing in ocular disease and surgical/refractive eye care. Dr. Whitley also served as an adjunct assistant clinical professor at Pacific University College of Optometry and was the past secretary/treasurer of the Nevada Optometric Association.

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Mile Brujic, OD

Dr. Brujic is a partner of Premier Vision Group, a successful four location optometric practice in Northwest Ohio. He practices full scope optometry with an emphasis on ocular disease management of the anterior segment and contact lenses. He is active at all levels of organized optometry. Dr. Brujic has published over 100 articles and has lectured extensively on contemporary topics in eye care.

20 hours of COPE qualified credits available

Full Registration – 20 hours – $895
Partial Registration – 12 hours – $595

If registered by Nov 1, a $100 Early Registration Discount will apply to a Full Registration.

Monday, July 3 – 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Mile Brujic, OD
Basic Clinical Considerations for Scleral Lens Fitting – COPE #44860-CL
Prescribing for the Presbyope – COPE #50632-CL
Virtual Clinical Cases from the Trenches – COPE #46263-AS

Tuesday, July 4 – 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Mile Brujic, OD
Creating a 5 Star Patient Experience – COPE #43646-PM
Not A Dry Eye In The House – COPE #48257-AS
OCT Practical Applications of Advanced Technologies – COPE #51493-PS

Thursday, July 6 – 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Walter Whitley, OD
Ocular Nutrition Friend or Foe – COPE #48735-OP
Rapid Fire Grand Rounds – COPE #46185-PO
Adventures in the Posterior Segment – COPE #45546-PS

Friday, July 7 – 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Walter Whitley, OD
Ocular Pain Management – COPE #45879-PH
The Basics of Uveitis – COPE #47677-SD
The 2020 Refractive Update Advances in Cataract, Presbyopic, and Corneal Procedures – COPE #51157-PO

All hours are submitted to ARBO electronically on the attendees behalf. All Tropical CE educational programs are administered under the auspices of the Rosenberg School of Optometry, at the University of the Incarnate Word. The University reviews and endorses all course materials, speakers, and presentations. For OD’s with Florida licenses, Tropical CE will also submit attendance hours to CE Broker.

Atlantis Paradise Island

Beach Tower – $249
Coral Tower – $289
Royal Tower – $359
Reef Tower – $399
Cove Tower – $449

Beach Tower – Decorated in casually tropical décor—and featuring a variety of amenities including one king bed or two queen beds, full balconies with water or terrace views, sitting areas, and flat-screen HDTVs—the Beach Tower offers the most value-priced accommodations. Just steps from Atlantis Beach, the Beach Tower is also near the Zero-entry River Pool, Lazy River Ride, Atlantis Theatre, Gamer’s Reef Game Room, and more.

Coral Tower – The Coral Towers combine the best of both worlds: a contemporary and relaxed Bahamian ambiance with the beauty, renowned services, and inclusive amenities of Atlantis, Paradise Island. The Towers are just steps away from the shops, restaurants and entertainment at Marina Village, the Predator Lagoon, BLU Pool, Atlantis Casino, and the Atlantis Conference Center.

Royal Tower – Soaring high into the Bahamian sky, the Royal Towers are the iconic crown jewels of Atlantis. They offer premium rooms and suites with sweeping views of the pools and ocean, the harbour or terrace. Centrally located to all of the resort’s premier attractions, the Royal Towers offer easy access to the exciting Atlantis Casino, the 141-acre Aquaventure Water Park, The Dig and other marine exhibits, as well as three stunning white sand beaches.

Reef Tower – Featuring luxurious, residential-style studio and one- and two-bedroom suites, The Reef Atlantis provides you with all the comforts of home, including a full kitchen or kitchen area—complete with appliances, cookware and linens—all in a non-smoking environment. It also offers amazing ocean views, a semi-private pool, and the perfect location, situated directly on the sugar-white sands of Paradise Beach.

The Cove – An oasis of style and sophistication awaits you at The Cove Atlantis, where you’ll raise a glass to the good life and indulge in luxurious all-suite accommodations, the exclusive adults-only pool and beach club, fine dining and more. The Cove Atlantis sits atop two of the most beautiful beaches in the world, providing a private escape that’s removed from, yet still part of, the wonder that is Atlantis.

Tropical CE Optional Activities:

Sunset Bahamian BBQ Dinner Cruise – Sit back and relax on this exclusive two hour cruise. As you set sail from the Atlantis Marina, you will take a relaxing leisurely cruise through Paradise Island Harbor with breathtaking views of Atlantis and its beautiful surroundings. You will experience one of the most incredible sunsets in the Bahamas. Enjoy a complimentary rum punch and filtered water during the cruise, and a cash bar for all other drinks.

Fish Fry Dine Around – The “Fish Fry” is an area of several restaurants that serve local fare, such as conch fritters and Bahamian Mac n Cheese. We will make reservations for those who sign up for this dine-around and assist with taxi transportation (user pay).

Exuma Island Adventure – Guests experience the most beautiful, untouched private islands in The Bahamas, traveling through picturesque, crystal clear water, on 45-foot speedboats, from Paradise Island to a private island within the Exumas (approx. 1.5 hours). Dolphins, sea turtles and manta rays are often seen along the way. This incredible excursion includes a little of everything offering the opportunity to feed sharks, shell search on sandbars, feed native iguanas at an island sanctuary and enjoy excellent snorkeling on the spectacular coral reef formations. After lunch, we spend the afternoon on the beautiful private beach. Swim, explore, or just enjoy the tranquility. This incredible full day excursion includes the round-trip speedboat, savory Bahamian snacks and lunch buffet on the private island, unlimited beverages, and snorkeling equipment. (This activity is not recommended for children under the age of 2)

Sail & Snorkel – Enjoy a beautiful afternoon sail and snorkel adventure aboard a state of the art sailing catamaran. You’ll sail out to one of the Islands most beautiful reefs teeming with tropical fish. Once the boat anchors, your crew will provide you with snorkel equipment and instruction in its use. Then it’s time to dive in and enjoy your afternoon exploring the colorful fish and coral formations. Then it’s a leisurely sail back to the dock.

Dolphin Cay – The extraordinary 14-acre environment of Dolphin Cay showcases one of the largest and most sophisticated marine habitats and animal rescue-rehabilitation facilities in the world. It’s a magical place where swimming with dolphins and interacting with sea lions has been redefined, where you can go for a dolphin deep-water swim, or even join in a trainer-for-a-day program. Offering an intimate and one-of-a-kind Atlantis experience, Dolphin Cay creates memories of a lifetime for you and your family. Get discounted rates with Tropical CE!

Atlantis Activities

Atlantis Casino – Spanning a seven-acre lagoon—with skylights and windows to bring the outdoors inside—the Atlantis Casino is an innovation in casino design. It’s also the Caribbean’s largest casino, featuring 75 table games, over 750 of the newest slot machines in denominations from one cent to $100, tournaments and events, and a race and sport book, as well as a range of exceptional gaming experiences.

Ocean Club Golf Course – Spectacular ocean views and breathtaking signature holes await you at the Ocean Club Golf Course. Designed by renowned architect Tom Weiskopf—and recognized as one of the Top Ten Resort Courses in North America and the Caribbean by Golf Digest Magazine—the Ocean Club Golf Course features meticulous seaside green and tee settings, and alternating fairways that stretch over 7,100 yards. An on-site pro shop and clubhouse compliment this remarkable golfing experience.

Atlantis Water Adventures – Snorkel alongside tropical fish in the man-made Ruins of Atlantis, board a 45-foot catamaran for a coral reef excursion, explore a shipwreck on a half-day diving trip, stroll the bottom of the Shark Exhibit for a little face-to-nose time, feed stingrays in the lagoon, try Snuba—which pairs the simplicity of snorkeling with the wonders of underwater breathing—or simply relax at one of the 11 delightfully different swimming pools. A world of incredible water adventures awaits you at Atlantis, Paradise Island!

Aquaventure – One of the largest water-themed attractions in the world, the 141-acre waterscape of Aquaventure is the beautiful blue centerpiece of Atlantis. Featuring over 20 million gallons of water, 18 thrilling water slides, and a mile-long river ride incorporating waves, rapids, tunnels and more, the only thing missing at Aquaventure is…you.

Atlantis Kids Adventures – 
For children, Atlantis isn’t just a mythical lost world: It has one of the coolest kids clubs anywhere! Atlantis Kids Adventures offers supervised activities and wondrous expeditions for children ages 3-12, and features interactive games, an imagination station, arts and crafts, culinary lessons, wizardology, theater, performances, outdoor play, and more.

CRUSH is the ultimate Paradise Island nightclub for teens ages 13 to 17 and tweens ages 9 to 13. The 14,000-square-foot space boasts an Internet Lounge, a state-of-the-art Gaming Room, 10 private gaming cabanas, and a selection of iPads for Internet browsing. Multi-purpose video walls decorate the Dance Club’s VIP sections and a live DJ is accessible via a touchscreen song request system, with CRUSH Café there to serve up a variety of snacks and drinks as the kids dance all night long.

Guests will want to fly to Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) (formerly known as Nassau International Airport). Once you book your flights, please email Josh your flight itinerary so that we can confirm your travel dates and assist with airport transfers.

We have an airline discount code with United available to all of our attendees and their guests, which can save 5-10% on your airfare.

Visit United.com and click on the “all search options” link. Input your travel information in the form and scroll down to “Promotions & Certificates”. Type in the following code to receive your discount: ZX7J891519. You will see the words “special offer” above the pricing options when the available flights appear.

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