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Optometrists Earn Quality Continuing Education at WOA's Final Event of the Year, the 2013 Primary Care Symposium
The 2013 Wisconsin Optometric Association Primary Care Symposium was held on November 8-9, 2013 at the Madison Marriott West hotel, offering doctors of optometry 10 hours of Wisconsin Optometry Examining Board-approved continuing education prior to the forthcoming end of the current licensing biennium. Education was held on Friday evening as well as on Saturday morning and afternoon, with speakers including: Eric Schmidt, O.D., President of Omni Eye Specialists in Wilmington, NC; Paul Ajamian, O.D., F.A.A.O., Center Director of Omni Eye Services of Atlanta; and David Gamm, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and the Emmett A. Humble Distinguished Director of the McPherson Eye Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Doctors in attendance had the opportunity to earn CE in the areas of glaucoma, anterior segment, systemic disease, peri-operative co-management, and oral pharmaceuticals.
Long Range Planning and Thanksgiving
The end of the year is a time for both reflecting on all that has happened and planning for next year. This year, I find myself in an amazing mix of different projects or groups that require long range planning. One of the factors in long range planning is making a list of all the things that are going well so that you keep doing them. The fact that Thanksgiving is approaching while I am in the middle of the long range planning activities has brought me joy, as the things that are going well in each group or project has turned into a long list of things I am very thankful for!
Presidential Address: 2014 WOA President Dr. Michael Tashner
*The following address was delivered by 2014 WOA President Dr. Michael Tashner at the 2013 WOA Convention and Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 28, 2013.
I would like to begin by thanking the doctors of the great state of Wisconsin for giving me the opportunity to serve as your Wisconsin Optometric Association President for 2014. I would like to thank this year's Immediate Past President Jeff Sarazan and President Kellye Knueppel. I would like to thank all who I have served with on the Wisconsin Optometric Association Board of Directors. I would also like to thank our invaluable WOA staff of Executive Vice President Mr. Peter Theo, Associate Director Dr. Chuck Brownlow, Director of Member Services Ms. Joleen Breunig, and Director of Communications Mr. David Bobka. Every one of these fine people has had an influence on why I stand before you today.
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