Northwoods Retreat

24th Annual WOA Northwoods Education Event
October 13-14, 2017
Wild Eagle Lodge, Eagle River, WI

The 2017 Wisconsin Optometric Association Northwoods Education Event will take place Oct. 13-14, 2017 at the Wild Eagle Lodge in Eagle River, WI. This is a truly unique CE event held in a unique setting, Wisconsin's beautiful north woods.

The Wild Eagle Lodge has a unique lakeside setting with many amenities to enjoy.  The resort is spread over 19 acres of prime property with 1900 feet of manicured shoreline right on Eagle River’s world famous chain of 28 lakes.  Wild Eagle Lodge is the perfect getaway with fishing boats, rowboats, pontoons, private boat launch and piers to assist you on your adventure.  Relax by the heated indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool.  Play a competitive tennis match, volleyball game, basketball, or have a friendly fishing contest all right on the spacious grounds.  The Blue Heron, the onsite restaurant and lounge, offers dining excellence all freshly prepared by the resort chef.  With friendly and efficient service, enjoy your dinner and favorite beverage in front of their cozy stone fireplace.

Eight hours of quality continuing education are offered at this year’s event. A lineup of four top-notch speakers will present excellent CE. Speakers include: Dr. Eric Larson, Northeast Wisconsin Vision Center, Ltd - Oshkosh; Dr. Jennifer Unger, Valley Eye Associates - Appleton and Oshkosh; Dr. Joseph Neilitz, Affinity Medical Group - Menasha; and Dr. Travis Rumery - SSM Health - Madison, WI.

Dr. Unger will kick things off on Friday morning with lectures covering recent developments in glaucoma. The day will conclude with Dr. Neilitz providing attendees updates on posterior segment topics. Saturday morning will feature interesting corneal and cataract updates by Dr. Rumery, followed by an update on cataracts, deluxe IOLs and ABiC by Dr. Larson.

The education schedule will remain as usual, with two hours Friday morning and evening and four hours on Saturday morning. On Friday and Saturday, a continental breakfast will be served, along with appetizers during Friday evening’s education session. Whether you like to fish, golf, or just enjoy a fall walk in the north woods, this unique WOA CE seminar is perfect for you. 

Accommodations consist of spacious one, two, and three bedroom lakeside lodge homes - ideal and comfortable for  groups.  Each lodge home has a fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, two full size bathrooms, queen size sleeper sofa, and cable TV with DVD player, patio furniture and a charcoal grill.  No matter which of the (condo style) Lodge Homes you reside in, all face the scenic shores of Lynx or Duck lakes.   Pricing is as follows and is per night plus 10% tax:  1 Bedroom Lodge:  $139.00, 2 Bedroom Lodge:  $179.00, 3 Bedroom Family Deluxe Lodge:  $229.00.  A 30% deposit is required when reservation is made (no online reservations are allowed for group blocks).  Cancellation Policy:  30 days or more deposit less $50 processing fee; under 30 days no refunds.  Block will be released September 13th and group rate is not guaranteed after that date.

To make reservations, please call the lodge at 877-945-3965 and let them know you are with the Wisconsin Optometric Association. You will need to provide your contact information and a credit card.   

Please complete the enclosed registration form, and mail or fax it to the WOA. You can also register online through the WOA website by using the following link:

The early bird deadline for registration is September 13, and the regular registration deadline is October 6.

Previous participants can attest to the quality and quantity of the fun that has been a part of this event for the past 23 years.


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