Honor an optometrist at Optometry’s Meeting 2014

Optometry's Meeting® is coming to Philadelphia in June 2014. This yearly meeting includes awards and honors that celebrate the best the profession of optometry has to offer.

Get details below, and nominate a worthy OD today.

National Optometry Hall of Fame

Do you know an optometrist who has made a significant and long-lasting impact on the profession? Honor them with a nomination to the 2014 National Optometry Hall of Fame.

Nominees must be optometrists with more than 20 years of service. Selection criteria include:

  • Nominees should be recognizable through their national stature.
  • Nominees should have made a significant and enduring impact on the profession.
  • A full range of contributions should be represented, such as professional leadership, academic leadership, research contributions and other areas of significance.
  • Diversity should be considered in the selection process.
  • A balance of historical and current (but well-established) achievements should be considered.

Submit your nomination online by Jan. 15, 2014. Optometrists nominated for the 2013 AOA Distinguished Service Award will automatically be placed into the selection pool for 2014.

AOA Awards 2014

The AOA offers several high-profile awards to recognize those who contribute to the profession in different capacities. The AOA also offers tips for creating your submission. Read more about each award's criteria online then contact your state association about making nominations. All nominations are due by March 1.

  • Distinguished Service Award, for long-term contributions to advance the profession.
  • Apollo Award, for distinguished service to the visual welfare of the public.
  • Optometrist of the Year Award, for outstanding service on behalf of the profession and to the visual welfare of the public.
  • Young Optometrist of the Year Award, for an OD in active practice for fewer than 10 years who shows remarkable leadership.
  • Optometric Educator of the Year Award, for dedication to training aspiring optometrists.

Clinical and Scientific Poster Session

The AOA also invites you to participate in the Clinical and Scientific Poster Session.

This national forum offers clinicians, students and faculty the chance to communicate interesting cases and unique research to colleagues. The interactive session, which includes continuing education credit, will be held June 28, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

To participate, submit your poster abstract online by Feb. 7, 2014.

December 30, 2013

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