CEwire2016 & International Optometry

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Just a quick note, people have asked me "can docs outside the US participate in CEwire2016?"

The answer is yes. A large number of Canadian ODs came to the last show, as the provinces tend to have more relaxed requirements around Internet CE than many US states.

We have also had registrations from the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. I am unsure of the credit situation in those countries -- are COPE-Approved CE credits normally considered OK to meet your continuing education requirements?
 

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Just a quick note, people have asked me "can docs outside the US participate in CEwire2016?"

The answer is yes. A large number of Canadian ODs came to the last show, as the provinces tend to have more relaxed requirements around Internet CE than many US states.

We have also had registrations from the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. I am unsure of the credit situation in those countries -- are COPE-Approved CE credits normally considered OK to meet your continuing education requirements?

In addition...

Adam can explain credit card conversion to the currency in your country. He is handling the credit card issues.
 

AdminWolf

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In addition...

Adam can explain credit card conversion to the currency in your country. He is handling the credit card issues.

There's nothing to explain -- the credit card companies handle the conversions themselves in real-time. That's what we pay them for :)
 

Paul Farkas

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There's nothing to explain -- the credit card companies handle the conversions themselves in real-time. That's what we pay them for :)


That means in Ghana an optometrist signs up using their AmEx card for $129 US currency and it will automatically convert it on their bill to their local currency.
 

AdminWolf

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That means in Ghana an optometrist signs up using their AmEx card for $129 US currency and it will automatically convert it on their bill to their local currency.

That is correct, just as when you are traveling anywhere outside the US and buy something with a credit card, they convert it to US dollars.

Of course, someone picks up the tab for this -- and that would be the vendor, in the form of a currency interchange fee.
 
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