The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry received their Charter December 4, 1948. The Chapter held regular meetings in Central Florida and began organized educational events in 1982. In 1999 the meeting moved to its current home at the Mission Inn Resort and Club located in Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida. The meeting has a tradition of beginning with a golf scramble on Friday morning, education with dinner Friday afternoon and finishes Saturday early afternoon. Net proceeds from the educational event have traditionally gone to help students attend the Academy National Convention.
The next meeting will be April 17-18, 2020. Featured speakers will include Drs. Joe Pizzimenti, Julie Tyler, John McClane, and John McClane. Four hours of COPE approved CE/TQ in Ocular Disease and Pharmacology will be offered. There will be two hours of Medical Errors and 2 hours of Florida Jurisprudence. Plan a weekend and enjoy the comfortable accommodations of Mission Inn. Contact Art Young for registration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- President – Charles Heacock, OD, FAAO
- Vice President – Jeff Timko, OD, FAAO
- Secretary - Pam Helbling, OD, FAAO
- Treasurer – Art Young, OD, FAAO
- Director – Joe Yager, OD, FAAO
NOVA Southeastern University Student Chapter Liaisons
Faculty Liaison – Julie Rodman, OD, MSc, FAAO
Student Liaison – HaeMi Choi