Mississippi Association of Dispensing OPticians

16383 South Swan Rd.
Gulfport, MS 39503

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MADO Educational Conference 2024

Dear Mada Members and Friends,

I would like to welcome everyone to join me at this year's MADO Educational Conference at the Golden Nugget! The conference is an informative platform to learn about new technology and an incredible resource to receive outstanding educational credits where you, together with your colleagues, can learn about new products in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. This year there will be 9 ABO and 8 NCLE credits available. We also will offer an ABO review by Barry Ousley with Essilor to help prepare you to become ABO certified. Please contact Julie either by email (jmw1825@aol.com) or phone (228-860-1825) if you plan to take the review. We are also looking forward to a great trade show after classes on Saturday where you will get the chance to order new products and see the latest lens technology all while getting a chance to win some really nice prizes!

Special Thanks to Amer Mourad with IOT and Shane Scott with Younger Optics for sponsoring our Friday night welcome reception for all attendees, exhibitors and their families. Also, a big thanks to Stewart Cage with Eye Save Optical Lab for sponsoring all of the beverages and all the optometrist at Eyedok in Ocean Springs for sponsoring the band 2nd Class Citizen. It will be held at the Maritime & Seafood Museum across the street from the Golden Nugget at 115 E. 1st Street. The museum offers an array of exhibits on seafood, boats, fishing, net making and other numerous historic memorabilia and photographs. It is very important to mark your registration form if you plan to attend and how many so we will have an accurate count for food. We look forward to seeing you at this fun networking event.

We have a block of rooms at the Golden Nugget and Hilton Garden Inn 1.4 miles west on Beach Blvd. There is an elevator that takes you from the parking garage to the meeting area at Golden Nugget without going through the casino, park on the west side.

  • Golden Nugget reservations can be made at (800) 777-7568, mention Ms Optician group code S240310. The Golden Nugget is offering a room rate of$79.99 on Thursday and $159.99 on Friday and Saturday for a luxury king and$99.99 on Thursday, $179.99 on Friday and Saturday for luxury queen. There is a daily $14.99 resort fee added to all rooms. Reservations must be made before March 13, to receive group rate.
  • Hilton Garden Inn (1.4 miles west) reservations can be made at (228) 325-2900 ask for Mado24 group rate of $189 for a king before March 22.

We are very blessed to have wonderful and generous sponsors for this conference. A full list will be available in your packet. Be sure to THANK them.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Wanda Brumfeld
President, MADO