April Eye-Mail® Monthly - Registration and Housing Open April 24, 2017

 


April 2017

In This Issue...

Academy 2017 Chicago Registration and Housing Open April 24
 

Scientific Program Submission Window Opens May 1
 

American Academy of Optometry Foundation News
 

Fellows in the News
 

Academy Awards ARVO Meeting Student Travel Fellowships
 

Upcoming Deadlines for Academy 2017 Chicago
 

 


OVS Highlight

The March issue of Optometry and Vision Science (OVS) features the following article 

Mucin Balls Influence Corneal Infiltrative Events 

Access OVS by visiting www.aaopt.org and logging in and selecting "OVS online" from your account drop-down menu.




Save the Date!
October 11-14, 2017
Registration opens 
April 24, 2017

 

ACADEMY 2017 CHICAGO REGISTRATION AND HOUSING OPEN APRIL 24

Watch the video to learn more about what makes the Academy meeting unique and why you should plan to attend Academy 2017 Chicago, taking place October 11-14, 2017 at McCormick Place.

Academy 2017 Chicago

Read more about the Plenary Session and other exciting education highlights. 
Registration and housing open on Monday, April 24, 2017!

For more information visit http://www.aaopt.org/regsite

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM SUBMISSION WINDOW OPENS MAY 1

The Academy's Scientific Program offers scientists, educators, and clinicians the opportunity to exchange the latest information in optometry and vision science in two formats, research paper presentations and scientific posters.

The abstract submission window will be open from May 1 through May 31, 2017. The Scientific Program Committee will consider all presentations including those from students and residents. For more information, visit the Scientific Program webpage.

 

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPTOMETRY FOUNDATION NEWS
Announcing a New Name for the American Academy of Optometry's Foundation

We are pleased to announce that the American Optometric Foundation has officially changed its name to the American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF). The Foundation Board of Directors voted to change the name for the purpose of better aligning and branding the Academy’s foundation. This year the Foundation celebrates 70 years. It is our mission to continue to develop and provide financial support for optometric research and education in vision and eye health to improve clinical patient care. 

2017 Residency Awards Call for Applications: April 8 - June 8, 2017

The AAOF is pleased to announce the request for applications for the 2017 AAOF Residency Awards. Residency training is becoming an increasingly important aspect of optometric training. A post-OD residency program significantly advances a graduate's preparation as an eye-care provider and provides additional experiences in instruction and scholarship. There are different residency awards being offered in the areas of Contact Lens, Low Vision, Pediatrics, and Primary Care. Awards are $2,750 each, part of which is a $750 travel fellowship to attend Academy 2017 Chicago. Read more...
FELLOWS IN THE NEWS
Congratulations to Drs. Brett BenceDonald J. EganJanet LeasherWilliam Miller, and Jeffrey Myers for being inducted into the National Academies of Practice.

Congratulations to Dr. Rick Weisbarth for being awarded the James A. Boucher Award of Excellence (Optometry). 

 
ACADEMY AWARDS ARVO MEETING STUDENT TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS

The American Academy of Optometry is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2017 Student Travel Fellowship Awards. The travel fellowships, generously supported by Johnson and Johnson Vision and the Academy, will allow six students to present their research at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting in May of 2017. The 2017 winners and their respective schools follow:

  • Bright Ashimatey, Indiana University
  • Billie Beckwith-Cohen, DVM, MBA, FAAO, University of California Berkeley
  • Gareth Hastings, University of Houston
  • Jakaria Mostafo, University of Houston
  • Cornelia Peterson, DVM, The Ohio State University
  • Yifei Wu, Bsc(Optom), Indiana University
UPCOMING DEADLINES FOR ACADEMY 2017 CHICAGO