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 Bence, Donald J. Egan, Janet Leasher, William 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