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OPS Mid-Year Program
Chapel Hill Mid-Year Program 2012
 
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Medical Biomolecular Research Building (MBRB)
University of North Carolina's Campus
111 Mason Farm Road Chapel Hill, NC 27599
June 09-10, 2012


Dear Colleagues,
We are overwhelmed by the generosity of all the World-Class Speakers that have enthusiastically agreed to speak at our Mid-Year Program in Chapel Hill!  With both Duke and the University of North Carolina in such close proximity, this area is a hotbed of cutting-edge research and technological discoveries, and as such serves as a cauldron of dynamic new ideas - what better place to hold our meeting?  In addition to a stellar two day 16-credit program, we are offering the CRA practical test and two Breakout/Workshop sessions focused on Image Management and Adobe Photoshop.  On tap for Saturday evening is a Home-Brew Reception with famous North Carolina Barbeque and a Corn Hole tournament; a great chance to catch-up with old friends, and make new ones.  For those traveling from far away, a tour of UNC-Chapel Hill will be available Friday night.  Learn about the history, campus life and campus lore from UNC Alumni.  We are thrilled to welcome you to Chapel Hill!  


Michael Kelly, FOPS                  Education Chair

Sarah Moyer, CRA, OCT-C         General Chair


DOWNLOAD THE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND PROGRAM HERE:

Course Descriptions

Program


PROGRAM INFORMATION

Friday, June 8, 2012 
Walking Tour of UNC-Chapel Hill      Location:   Carolina Inn
                                                                  Time:         5:30pm
CRA Performance Exam                      Location:   MBRB 
                                                                  Time:         Afternoon /  Evening

Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, 2012
Mid-Year Program                Location:  MBRB
                                                 Time:        Registration:  7:30am  
                                                                   Courses:  8:30 - 6:00pm
Saturday, June 9, 2012 
Home-Brew Reception       Location:  MBRB  
                                                 Time:        Immediately after courses                                                 

Free parking will be available across the street from MBRB at the 
Ambulatory Care Center.  Directions are available here:


HOTEL INFORMATION

We have negotiated a special rate for OPS Mid-Year Program attendees at The Carolina Inn and Aloft.  The Carolina Inn is a charming historic hotel located in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill.  It is located .6 miles away from the meeting site and just a block away from famous Franklin Street’s shops and nightlife.  It’s a nice 12 minute walk or a short shuttle ride away from the meeting site.  Be sure to stay at The Carolina Inn for convenience to the UNC-Chapel Hill tour on Friday night.  Aloft is a modern hotel located just outside of downtown Chapel Hill.  It is 3.2 miles away from the meeting site.  Shuttle service is available.  


The Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro St Chapel Hill  27516
(919) 933-2001
Distance to MBRB:  .6 miles
For Reservations:  www.carolinainn.com
Group Code:  257772
Rate:  $155/night + tax
Group rate available until May 15, 2012
 
Aloft
1001 South Hamilton Rd  
Chapel Hill  27517
(919) 932-7772  OR  1-866-716-8143
Distance to MBRB:  3.2 miles
For reservations:  www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/ophthalmic
Rate:  $109/night + tax
Group rate available until May 25, 2012


REGISTRATION INFORMATION
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ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
The town of Chapel Hill offers many other distractions on Franklin Street including boutique shopping, a historic movie theater and all the clothes in UNC blue you could ever wish for. The Morehead Planetarium, a former NASA training site, is available to educate visitors on the wonders of the stars and the universe. The Ackland Art Museum is a cultural hub of North Carolina and contains a variety of works from many countries. On Friday June 8th, 2012 Chapel Hill and Carrboro will host the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, opening the doors to many local galleries. Other nearby attractions include many golf courses, the NC Botanical Gardens and UNC landmarks such as the Belltower, the Old Well and the statue of Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice.



CUISINE
Chapel Hill is a foodie paradise and features a wide array of cuisine including: Asian, Seafood, Ethiopian, Indian, BBQ, Thai, Greek, Mediterranean, Brew-Pubs, French, Italian, Sushi, Southern/Soul Food.  Some personal favorites include the 'Bella Burger' at Sandwhich, the Shrimp and Grits at Crook's Corner, and the mac n' Cheese at Milltown. With options like this no one should go hungry!


LOCAL BREWING COMPANIES
After enjoying home-brews created by fellow OPSers on Saturday night, you might be in the mood to check out some of the fine craft brews that North Carolina has to offer.   There are many local breweries to check out:    
  • Chapel Hill:  Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery and Carolina Brewery
  • Raleigh:  Aviator, Big Boss, Boylan, LoneRider, Natty Greene’s, Roth
  • Durham:  Bull City, Fullsteam, Triangle
HOURS AWAY
If you are able to spend an extra day or two in North Carolina, consider traveling to our mountains or our coast.  Ranked #4 in the country, relaxing at the Outer Banks will be perfect in June.  You can also visit historic Kitty Hawk, where the Wright brothers soared into history with their first flight, or blaze your own trail and go hang gliding!  If you prefer the mountains, Asheville has much to offer with great views, great food, national parks and the largest private residence ever constructed in American History, the Biltmore Estate. For more information about the local flavor, visit www.visitchapelhill.org and www.downtownchapelhill.com

 
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