September General Membership Meeting

Mark Your Calendar for the September General Membership Meeting: Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Ruth's Chris Steak House
1553 Olympic Boulevard, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Registration 9 am, meeting 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Special Guest Lecturers:
Dr. Mark Mandel, MD
Lecture Title: Update on CXL, Presbyopic inlays, & Refractive cataract surgery 

Dr. Jacqueline Theis, OD, FAAO
Lecture Title: Neurological and Systemic Disease Presenting in Primary Care Optometry

Speaker Bios:

Dr. Mark Mandel, MD was born and raised in Los Angeles and is the son of a family practitioner. He graduated with Honors from Oxford University, England, receiving both a Bachelors and Masters Degree. He received his Medical Degree from UCLA School of Medicine and completed his ophthalmology residency at Pacific Presbyterian Hospital in San Francisco. Follow this, he took an additional year to subspecialize in corneal transplant surgery at the University of Iowa, one of the most prestigious transplant programs in the world. He is one of the few fully trained corneal transplant surgeons in the East Bay. He entered private practice in Hayward in 1983. He has been elected to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society, and is a past president of the East Bay Ophthalmological Society.

Dr. Mandel teaches and lectures throughout the U.S., and abroad to eye surgeons on different aspects of cataract, corneal, and refractive surgery. He also teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, UCSF and the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Mandel has been selected by scores of eye doctors and other physicians to perform LASIK, corneal transplant, and cataracts surgery on themselves, their families and their office staff, who trust him for his knowledge and surgical skill, and rely on him for his honesty and integrity.

Dr. Jacqueline Theis, OD is a residency trained optometrist in binocular vision and neuro-optometry.  She is currently a full time optometrist at Kaiser Permanente in Marin/Sonoma, and also works as the Director of the UC Berkeley Sports Vision Institute.  Dr. Theis performs research and clinical care in vision problems after head injury.


Free for ACCCOS members who sign up on or before Tuesday September 13th. $50 Non-ACCCOS COA members, $80 Non-COA members, $25 for ACCCOS Members who sign up after Tuesday September 13th. $45 Late sign up fee (Thurs-Friday prior to event), $50 Sign up fee day of event/at door.

For the early bird option, send an email with your name, license number and meal choice to

Should you need to cancel, please do so 48 hours in advance of the meeting.  A $45.00 penalty fee is incurred for a no-show with an RSVP. Please note that to receive continuing education credit, you must arrive no later than ten minutes after the lecture has started. Only full 3-hour credit will be granted, no partial credit for only attending a portion of the lecture.