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Eye-Mail® Monthly is the electronic newsletter of the American Academy of Optometry. Each issue features an article of interest, Annual Meeting and Academy information, links to useful websites and more.

January Issue

2020 Call for Courses Closes January 31 at 5 PM ET

The Lectures & Workshops Committee invites you to participate in the educational program at Academy 2020 Nashville, October 7-10, 2020, by submitting course proposals for consideration. Up to 4 course proposals can be submitted provided that at least 1 of the proposals is from a workshop or ACE course. The submission window is open January 2 to 5:00 PM ET January 31, 2020Read more...

Last Chance to Apply for The Research Academy

The application window for the 2nd installment of The Research Academy closes on January 17, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET. The Research Academy, to be held in Columbus, Ohio, July 13-16, 2020, is designed to help attendees develop ideas that will result in extramural funding for both basic and patient-oriented research in optometry and vision science. Read more...

Cochrane Eyes and Vision Workshop

Interested in hands-on learning for eyes and vision systematic reviews? This intensive, 2-day workshop co-hosted by Cochrane Eyes and Vision U.S. Satellite and the Ohio State University College of Optometry will guide participants through steps of developing a systematic review using the latest Cochrane methodology. The workshop will be held March 19-20, 2020 in Columbus, OH. Read more...

Submit Your Nominations for the Annual Academy Awards!

Fellows, help your mentor, colleague or friend earn the recognition they deserve for their achievements and nominate them for a 2020 American Academy of Optometry Award. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Award descriptions and guidelines for nominations can be found on the Academy website. Awardees will be recognized during Academy 2020 Nashville. 

American Academy of Optometry Foundation News

Student Giving Matching Travel Grants - Deadline June 15
The 2020 Student Giving Matching Travel Grant submission window is now open! These grants were developed to encourage AAO membership and Foundation participation by offering students travel grants to attend the Academy's annual meeting. Reach out to your school's faculty liaison for more information.Read more...

William C. Ezell Fellowship Submission Window Closes on February 3, 2020

Submit your application by February 3 for the William C. Ezell Fellowship. The Fellowship awards are $8,000 each and the student also receives a $750 travel grant to the annual meetings of the Academy and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.Read more...
Every OD Needs Foundation - Interview with Dr. April Jasper
April Jasper, OD, FAAO, talks about research and the American Academy of Optometry Foundation onOptometry.TV.

Fellows in the News

Congratulations to April Jasper, OD, FAAO, and Mark Bullimore, MCOptom, PhD, FAAO on their appointment to the Eyenovia Scientific Advisory Board!

Optometry and Vision Science Journal Highlight

The feature article in the January 2020 article of OVS is titled "A Review of the Use of Confidence Intervals for Bland-Altman Limits of Agreement in Optometry and Vision Science" by Andrew Carkeet.
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