Australia  | March 8 – 18, 2018

We are currently sold out for this event. Please contact us with any questions.

Sydney – Pier One Sydney Harbour Hotel – March 10-14, 2018
Port Douglas – Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort – March 14-18, 2018

Pre-Trip – New Zealand
Post-Trip – Ayer’s Rock (Australian Outback)

Eric Schmidt, OD, FAAO

Jill Autry, OD, RPh

20 hours of COPE qualified credits available

Full Registration – 20 hours – $1095
Partial Registration – 12 hours – $695

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


Sunday, March 11 – 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Tuesday, March 13 – 7:30 am – 12:00 pm


Thursday, March 15 – 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Saturday, March 17 – 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

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.

SYDNEY – Pier One Sydney Harbor Hotel (4 nights)
For a truly unique experience, look no further than the luxury Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection. This boutique hotel is perfectly located on the waterfront, near the southern pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. You are just steps away from world-famous landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House and the historic Rocks district. Elegant hotel rooms and suites offer sophisticated, soothing decor and boutique amenities including pillow top mattresses. The luxury getaway you have always dreamed of is waiting for you here at Pier One Sydney Harbour.

PORT DOUGLAS – Pullman Sea Temple Hotel (4 nights)
This luxury resort is located on Four Mile Beach, Tropical North Queensland – the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

Renowned among the finest hotels in Port Douglas, this spacious holiday retreat features a range of accommodation choices. Most are situated around one of the largest lagoon pools in the Southern Hemisphere.


Please contact Josh Ogden at for pricing and an itinerary.

Package pricing includes all activities listed in the itinerary.


Guests will want to fly to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Please email Josh your flight itinerary BEFORE you book your flights so that he can confirm everything. .

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 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: ZYYK900447. You will see the words “special offer” above the pricing options when the available flights appear.

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