MOD Live 2023

September 8⁠–10 Nashville, TN

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COPE Approved

Where modern optometrists meet to shape the future of medical eye care.

We're taking clinical education a step further at MOD Live with expert panels on implementing new modalities and strategies in the real world. You'll find a collegial atmosphere that emphasizes collaborative discussions between panelists and audience members with multiple networking opportunities. Learn from your colleagues' struggles and successes in managing:

  • glaucoma
  • cornea, lid margin, and anterior segment disease
  • dry eye and ocular surface disease
  • presbyopia
  • retinal disease
  • cataract and refractive collaborative care
  • various practice and business matters
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Program Chairs

Selina McGee headshot

Selina McGee, OD, FAAO

Justin Schweitzer headshot

Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO

William Trattler headshot

William Trattler, MD

Walter O. Whitley headshot

Walter O. Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO


JDiana Chu, OD headshot

Diana Chu, OD

Joshua Davidson OD, FAAO, FSLS headshot

Joshua Davidson, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Jason Ellen, OD headshot

Jason Ellen, OD

Ahmad Fahmy, OD, FAAO headshot

Ahmad Fahmy, OD, FAAO

Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO headshot

Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO

Hardeep Kataria, OD, FAAO headshot

Hardeep Kataria, OD, FAAO

John Kitchens, MD headshot

John Kitchens, MD

Cecelia Koetting, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO headshot

Cecelia Koetting, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO

Jake Lang, OD, FAAO headshot

Jake Lang, OD, FAAO

Carolyn Majcher, OD, FAAO headshot

Carolyn Majcher, OD, FAAO

Rebecca Miller, OD headshot

Rebecca Miller, OD

Sherrol Reynolds, OD, FAAO headshot

Sherrol Reynolds, OD, FAAO

Brian M. Shafer, MD headshot

Brian M. Shafer, MD

Allison W. Shuren, JD headshot

Allison W. Shuren, JD

Jessica Steen, OD, FAAO headshot

Jessica Steen, OD, FAAO

Jacqueline Theis, OD, FAAO headshot

Jacqueline Theis, OD, FAAO

Tony Tipton headshot

Tony Tipton

Will To, OD, ABOC headshot

Will To, OD, ABOC

Gary Wörtz, MD headshot

Gary Wörtz, MD

Rachael Wruble, OD, FAAO headshot

Rachael Wruble, OD, FAAO


What's Included in the registration fee?

Friday: Hors d'oeuvres and drinks in the evening; Saturday: Breakfast, lunch, hors d’oeuvres and drinks in the evening; Sunday: breakfast and grab-n-go lunch

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what MOD Live 2022 attendees had to say…

Some of the best advice I got this weekend? Show up - it's the best way to learn, to grow and to be better - for yourself and for your profession.



[MOD Live] was a really fantastic format with a panel of speakers and quick-moving topics. There was so much information covered, I’m glad I took notes!…I’m looking forward to attending this event next year, and know it will be even bigger and better!

Amber Fritsch


Well if you haven’t heard of MOD Live, then you might want to mark your calendars for next year!



This was a fantastic meeting and the courses were all great. I look forward to attending again next year.

Post event survey


This meeting provided an opportunity for the medically minded optometrists and ophthalmologists to gather and discuss the many innovations in technology, patient care, and business management.

Nathan Baggett


MOD Live 2022. What great experiences, education, networking, and music!


What to expect at MOD Live

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To-the-point presentations, panel conversations, and audience-led discussions

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Hands-on and small group discussion workshops

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Networking mixers that are fun and memorable!

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Luxury hotel on Broadway with downtown Music City at its doorstep and one of the tallest outdoor rooftop bars in town

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How many hours of CE will be offered?

For information regarding optometric continuing education (CE) available at MOD Live, click here.

What's the dress code?

We're all friends here. Be comfortable!

Are there discounts for optometric students?

Yes! See the Registration page for pricing. Our scholarship program will be coming back by popular demand too. Stay tuned for details!


Concise presentations, diverse perspectives, and expert discussion make MOD Live ultra engaging and exceptionally insightful. Focused on the cutting edge of all things medical optometry, you'll learn:

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We have secured a block of rooms at the Grand Hyatt Nashville over the meeting dates of September 8-10, 2023 at our discounted group meeting rate of $319/night (plus applicable taxes). This discounted hotel meeting rate of $319/night (plus applicable taxes) is available for reservations arriving within 3 days prior and leaving within 3 days after the meeting subject to availability at the time of your booking. Please note: the MOD Live meeting dates are Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10, 2023.

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Accommodations and reservation modifications may be made online via the link above.

All individual rooms require a one night advance payment at the time of booking secured by a major credit card. Your reservation and any modifications must be received by Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at 5pm CT. After this date, the hotel will release all remaining rooms for general sale and is no longer obligated to honor our group meeting rate. The hotel will determine if it can accept any further reservations based on a space- and rate-available basis at the group meeting rate.

Individuals may cancel their reservation without penalty no later than 5:00pm CT on Tuesday, August 15. All reservations are non-cancelable after 5:00pm CT on Tuesday, August 15. Any cancelations or no-shows after 5:00pm CT on Tuesday, August 15 will result in the forfeit of the individual's advance deposit along with the remaining cost of the entire reservation which will be charged to the individual's credit card on file.


MOD Live would like to extend an invitation to current optometry students, residents, and optometrists in their first 3 years of practice to attend this unique meeting being held in Nashville from September 8-10, 2023. To facilitate this educational opportunity, MOD Live is offering support to applicants who qualify and submit an original case report to the MOD Live Scholarship Program by June 30, 2023. A total of 10 spots are available.

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COPE Information

COPE Approved

This activity is supported by unrestricted educational grants from Alcon, Dompé, Iveric Bio, Regeneron, and Tarsus Pharmaceuticals.

For information regarding optometric continuing education (CE) available at MOD Live, click here.

Evolve is a COPE Accredited Administrator.

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We are passionate about providing an impactful and memorable educational experience and appreciate the support from meeting sponsors that make MOD Live possible. Take a look at the sponsors supporting the future of medical optometry or request sponsorship information here.

Contact Us

For questions relating to MOD Live 2023, please contact Christy Foltz at

Bryn Mawr Communications Group, LLC dba Avenue Live, LLC

125 East Elm Street, Suite 400

Conshohocken, PA 19428

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