2019 NAVAO Meeting

The registration period for the 2019 NAVAO Meeting has ended.  We look forward to seeing you in Orlando! Thursday, October 24, 2019 Business Meeting (Members Only) – 7:15 pm Plated Dinner & Reception – 8:00 pm Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Amos, OD, MS, DOS, Dean and Professor Emeritus The School of Optometry, The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hyatt Regency Orlando 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 Florida Ballroom A NAVAO Members & NAVAO Guests Read more…

Call for Nominations: 2020 David M. Worthen Awards for Excellence in Health Professions Education

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE October 15, 2019 VHA Team: I am pleased to announce the acceptance of nominations for the 2020 David M. Worthen Awards for Excellence in Health Professions Education. Established in 1988, this award program recognizes exceptional Veterans Health Administration (VHA) education champions who are deserving of special recognition for their contributions in enhancing health professions trainee education. It was named after the late David M. Worthen, MD, former head of Read more…

Revised VA Handbook 5017/15

  Thank you for your comments regarding Special Advancement for Achievement (SAA) and Special Advancement for Performance (SAP) in the revised VA Handbook 5017/15 which is posted to the VA Optometry Service News page. We will be discussing the handbook revisions at the NAVAO Business Meeting to be held on: Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7:15 pm Hyatt Regency Orlando 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 Florida Ballroom A The business meeting is open to Read more…

Resident and Student Volunteers Needed for Academy 2019 in Orlando!

Resident and Student Volunteers Needed for Academy 2019 in Orlando! Current residents and students of an optometric program can sign-up to receive compensation in exchange for working 4 or 8 hours at the meeting for the Lectures and Workshops Committee. Volunteers will introduce speakers, monitor CE attendance, and assist the committee in various other tasks. For more information, contact Ewa Koguciuk at EwaK@aaoptom.org.

2019 NAVAO Resident Scholarship

The application period for the 2019 NAVAO Resident Scholarship has ended.   Scholarship awardees have been notified by email and will be presented with the award at the NAVAO Reception/Dinner Meeting Thursday, October 24. NAVAO is offering six (6) $700 scholarships for NAVAO Resident Members in 2019. To receive the scholarship*, candidates must: Be an NAVAO Member Attend the NAVAO Reception/Dinner Meeting Submit their completed application by September 27. Must include CV and Letter of Read more…

Call for Papers – Military Optometry – Submissions Due December 1, 2019

Call for Papers Hindsight: Journal of Optometry History Theme Issue: Military Optometry We welcome submissions to Hindsight on topics relating to the history of optometric care in the military.  Examples of such topics could include how the role and recognition of optometrists in the military has evolved, personal experiences of practicing optometry in the military, how the way optometry is practiced in the military has influenced the optometric profession, optometry in the Veterans Administration, and profiles of military Read more…

American Public Health Association Vision Care Section Awards Submission Deadline – 5/31/2019

The American Public Health Association Vision Care Section Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the following 2019 APHA VCS Awards which will be presented at the 147th APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition, November 2-6 in Philadelphia. Distinguished Service Award and Distinguished Student Service Award: These two awards are the highest honor the VCS can bestow and is presented to a person, institution, or group who has made an outstanding or demonstrated continual high-quality service Read more…