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November 2021
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ASCO News
Please join ASCO’s Board and staff in bidding a farewell to Chrissy Cummins, ASCO’s Director of Development. Chrissy’s last day with ASCO was November 3.
 
On November 20, 2021, WCO will live stream a variety of lectures for practicing clinicians and optometric educators across all time zones for a full day of continuing education. Lectures will be available online following the webinar. Multiple lectures will be COPE & CET approved. Register at https://wcoeducation.org/.
 
Deadline to submit nominations is January 14, 2022
 
Deadline to submit essays is February 18, 2022
 
ASCO’s “Profile of Applicants to OD Degree Programs for Fall 2021 Entering Class” is now available on the Association’s website.
 
Corporate Contributor News
Americans are Frustrated by Unexpected Blurry Near Vision Issues, a New Survey Reveals
 
CooperVision Opens Applications for 2022 Best Practices Honorees
 
EssilorLuxottica Sponsors Thought Leader at Academy
 
Johnson & Johnson Vision Announces Collaboration to Eliminate Inequities and Increase Representation of People of Color in the Eye Care Industry
 
Visual Fields in Virtual Reality – Flexibility and Efficiency that Drives Earning Power
 
The OCULUS Pentacam®
 
Strategies for Myopia Success
 
What is the Student Leadership Optometric Network?
 
Member News
In 2020, Dr. Michael Sellers and his wife Elizabeth made a donation to Marshall B. Ketchum University of $1 million, an extraordinary gift that is in many ways a measure of his pride in the education he received at MBKU, his appreciation for what the profession of optometry has afforded him, and his desire to give future optometrists support that can change their lives.
 
Candice Turner, OD, discovered her passion for teaching while working with fourth year optometry students during her career in private practice. She ultimately changed paths and became a full-time educator. Her decision has been rewarding. Turner received the 2021 UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
 
After a long and successful career in optometry, I. William Collins, OD ‘47, wants to help ensure future optometrists trained at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University (PCO) have a leg up as they pursue that same level of success.
 
After earning a degree in chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana, Chicago native Alethia Love Harris, OD ‘21, ’22 Resident, scheduled interviews with optometry schools in all regions of the country.
 
After being deferred nearly a year and half because of COVID-19, Southern College of Optometry formally welcomed the Class of 2020 back to Memphis for its official commencement ceremony. Held during the college’s Fall Homecoming and CE Weekend, the ceremony brought nearly 100 members of the 135 graduates in cap and gown to the Peabody Hotel.
 
News to Share
This new resource is designed to help programs integrate vision and eye health into their work.
 
The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM)’s Global Forum on Innovation in Health Profession Education is holding a series of virtual events as part of its workshop on The Role of Learners in the Health System During a Crisis.
 
The 2021-2022 IPEC/COF Excellence in IPE Collaboration Award cycle is now open. This is the second year of co-sponsorship with the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation. The deadline for submissions is 8 p.m. eastern time on Friday, February 4, 2022.
 
Pre-conference Workshops Offer Opportunities for Hands-on Training