The Academy staff and Board of Directors wish you and yours a happy and safe holiday season! As a reminder, the Academy office will be closed from December 25 through January 1.
ACADEMY 2013 SEATTLE CALL FOR COURSES WINDOW OPENS JANUARY 1
The Lectures and Workshops Committee invites you to submit up to 3 course proposals for consideration for Academy 2013 Seattle. The submission window will be open January 1 – February 1, 2013. To read the full proposal guidelines and to access other resources, visit the Call for Courses webpage.
CONTINUE YOUR IPAD ACCESS TO OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE
Your subscription to Optometry and Vision Science for the iPad is a benefit of your subscription to Optometry and Vision Science, in addition to your print and online subscriptions. To continue accessing the full-text issues via your iPad, you will be required to sign-in using a username and private password starting with the January 1st issue of Optometry and Vision Science for the iPad. If you already have a username and password for Optometry and Vision Science’s website or another LWW iPad app, you should use the same combination. Once prompted for your username and password, you will need your Subscriber ID in order to create a new account. For further assistance, contact LWW Customer Service at 1-800-638-3030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 ANNUAL AWARDS NOMINATIONS: DUE APRIL 1, 2013
Nominations must be received from an Academy Fellow, with an explanation of why the nominee is particularly deserving of the award for which the nomination has been made. A letter seconding the nomination must come from another Academy Fellow. These documents, as well as a CV of the nominee, should be emailed to Helen Viksnins at HelenV@aaoptom.org prior to April 1, 2013. For more information and a list of Academy Awards, visit the Awards webpage.
NEW JERSEY CHAPTER 11TH ANNUAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE
The New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry would like to invite all optometrists and their guests to its 11th Annual Education Conference. Attendees can enjoy four days of luxury accommodations combined with superior continuing education and premium golf. The conference will be held on April 24-29, 2013 at the Hilton Embassy Suites Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The conference will feature lectures by Dr. Carlo Pelino, FAAO and Dr. Diana Shechtman, FAAO, and will offer 16 hours of COPE CE. For more information, contact Dr. Dennis Lyons, FAAO at email@example.com.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT IN AN AUSTERE ECONOMY: THE OPTOMETRY CLINICAL RESEARCH SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM
Israel A. Goldberg discusses the origins and outcomes of the AAO/AOA-sponsored Summer Invitational Research Institute Program in the December edition of the Optometry and Vision Science journal. Read the full article here.
FELLOWS IN THE NEWS
Congratulations to Dr. Irwin Suchoff and Dr. Marie Bodack for receiving awards for their contributions to developmental optometry at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), on Oct. 19 in Fort Worth, Texas. Read more…
Congratulations to Dr. David Damari for accepting an appointment as dean of the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University, effective March 28, 2013. Read more...