SCENE + HEARD: Events Block Business Academy by the Beach Planned for January 2014 at Boca Raton Resort & Club By Staff Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:30 AM BOCA RATON, Fla.— Block Business Group will host Block Business Academy by the Beach at the Boca Raton Resort and Club here, Jan. 24 to 26, 2014. The meeting will offer a multi-faceted program, featuring COPE/ABO approved CE, workshops and a trade show exhibit featuring top industry vendors and Block Practice Builder affiliates. “We invite all eyecare professionals to sunny Florida in January,” said Michael Block, president of Block Business Group. “This will be a weekend of learning, networking and purchasing opportunities they won't want to miss.” The agenda will include 36 hours of COPE/ABO approved CE to choose from on such key industry topics as medical coding and compliance, pharmacology, buying and selling a practice, contact lenses, EMR and others. There will be also be workshops for practice staff if ECPs want to bring others from their office to attend. The complete trade show floor will feature exhibits from top industry vendors and Block Practice Builder affiliates offering show buying specials. Registration is $49 for Block Business Group members who sign up before Aug. 1. After Aug. 1, it increases to $99. Registration is $249 for non-members but that fee will be reduced to $49 if ECPs join the Block Group and the $200 will be credited to their account after the first month of billing. Included with the registration fee is all the continuing education, a dinner reception Friday night, breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday, breakfast Sunday, and open access to the trade show and amenities at the world-famous resort. More info is posted at the Block Business Group site or by contacting Block Business Group at (800) 524-1480.