The Fellows Doing Research SIG is encouraging multi-center observational research projects. The Public Health Section probably has appropriate clinical questions that could be answered through cross-sectional studies that could involve many types of AAO Fellows.
Attached is the application for the Training Retreat
. Our section is being asked to put together a small cadre of people from the PHEV section in institutional and private practices to attend the 2018 FDR Training Retreat that will be held in Atlanta, GA the weekend of March 16-18. 3-5 attendees is the usual number that works well to get a project conceived and get it going. The brochure for the retreat is attached
This fun weekend is the best catalyst to getting your project's data ready for a project report, abstracts for presentation and manuscript(s) for publication. It is a fantastic show of support from the AAO for which the FDR is truly grateful. If there are any section members that would like to coordinate a section effort, or participate in one, please let me know by sending an email to Debbie.Hettler@va.gov
Debbie Hettler, OD, MPH, FAAO
PHEV Section Chair