REMINDER: LECTURES & WORKSHOPS SUBMISSION WINDOW CLOSES FEBRUARY 1
The Lectures and Workshops Committee invites you to submit up to three course and three Grand Rounds proposals for consideration for Academy 2013 Seattle. The submission window will close at 11:59 PM EST on February 1, 2013. To read the full proposal guidelines and to access other resources, visit the Call for Courses webpage.
AWARDS NOMINATIONS FOR ACADEMY 2013 SEATTLE
Fellows! Please take a moment to nominate your mentor, colleague, or friend for a 2013 American Academy of Optometry Award. The deadline for nominations is Monday, April 1, 2013. Descriptions of the awards and guidelines for nominations are found on the Awards webpage.
WINE & WISDOM WITH THE ACADEMY AT SECO 2013
Tell your friends and colleagues! The American Academy of Optometry invites seasoned practitioners to consider Fellowship in the Academy at our upcoming Wine and Wisdom Reception at SECO 2013. We welcome optometrists who have been in practice for 10 years or more to join us for a taste of wine, to learn a little about the wine they will be drinking, and more about becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO)! The reception will be held on Friday, March 1 from 6:45 to 7:45 PM. Space is limited. RSVP online at http://conta.cc/W3zscI.
AMERICAN OPTOMETRIC FOUNDATION NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2013-2014 WILLIAM C. EZELL FELLOWSHIPS
The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) is now accepting applications for 2013-2014 William C. Ezell Fellowships. Since 1947 the AOF has offered Ezell Fellowships to encourage talented persons to pursue full-time careers in optometric research and education. These fellowships support graduate students enrolled in a full-time program of study and training in vision-related research that leads to a Masters or PhD degree. The application form and guidelines for the Ezell Fellowship program can be found on the foundation’s website at www.aaopt.org/AOF/Programs/Ezell.
NEW! PRESIDENT'S CALLING BLOG
Missed a previous President’s Calling? You can now view an archive of past President’s Callings on the Academy’s blog site at http://americanacademyofoptometry.blogspot.com/. Check back often for new content and to leave comments.
REMINDER: ACADEMY POLICY ON DEGREE AND DIPLOMATE ANNOTATIONS
The Academy encourages all Fellows to use the FAAO distinction following degree abbreviations. We would like to remind you of the Academy’s policy on using these annotations. 1) Please limit the number of degrees following your name to three (including FAAO), 2) Please do not use periods after each letter in FAAO and 3) Diplomates should never truncate or abbreviate the word “diplomate” as part of their signature. Rather, the title must be fully spelled out. An example is provided below:
John Smith, OD, PhD, FAAO
VOLUNTEER AT THE ACADEMY MEMBERSHIP BOOTH AT SECO 2013
If you plan on attending SECO 2013 in Atlanta, GA, please consider volunteering with us at the Academy booth (#1306). The membership booth is a great source for recruiting new candidates. A booth full of peers excited about the Academy draws non-members who want to learn why the Academy is a special organization. If you would like to volunteer for an hour, please email your preferred day/time to Jenny Brown at JennyB@aaoptom.org. Below are the hours during which we need volunteers:
Also, please encourage your colleagues and friends to stop by booth to apply for Candidacy for Fellowship. The application fee is waived if they submit their application at SECO…that's a savings of $60!
2013 PREVENT BLINDNESS AMERICA INVESTIGATOR AWARD
The 2013 Prevent Blindness America Investigator Award provides funding for research investigating public health related to eye health and safety. All research grants need to promote the core mission of Prevent Blindness America – preventing blindness and preserving sight. Basic laboratory science research will not be supported under this program. The deadline for the tenth annual Prevent Blindness America Investigator Award is March 27, 2013. Grants are for a one-year period, up to $30,000, reviewed by a panel of scientists in coordination with the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), and commence on July 1, 2013. For more information, visit: http://www.preventblindness.org/investigator-awards.