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  • 16 Oct 2013 8:41 PM | Anonymous
    See the AFOS 2013 Annual Meeting page for more information.
  • 04 Oct 2013 12:10 AM | Anonymous

    The American Academy of Optometry has extended the cancelation deadline for military personnel.

     

    "The Academy understands the unique situation that affects our military personnel in terms of travel and education reimbursement. 

    The Academy will extend the cancelation deadline and issue a full refund for all military if funding does not come through by October 20, 2013. 

    If you have any questions please contact Dana Edwards at DanaE@aaoptom.org"

     

    In addition, those individuals who are sitting for the fellowship can change to the 1 day rate and receive a refund of the difference.

  • 30 Jul 2013 7:15 PM | Tyler Miles (Administrator)
    To view the updated schedule for AFOS' annual meeting go to the events page.
  • 25 Jul 2013 8:38 AM | Tyler Miles (Administrator)

    AFOS invites all optometry residents and fellows to submit a case report abstract or research poster abstract for presentation at the 2013 AFOS meeting in Seattle!

     

    The AFOS poster session will be held Tuesday, October 22nd at the Red Lion Hotel in downtown Seattle.  The abstract submission window will open August 15, 2013 and will close September 15, 2013.

     

    Abstract submissions will be peer reviewed by a panel of representatives of all branches of the military, the Veterans Health Administration, and the Indian Health Service.

     

    Accepted abstracts will be published in the Fall 2013 publication of the AFOS quarterly newsletter and permanently archived on the AFOS website for public viewing.

     

    For detailed information click the following link:

     

    http://www.afos2020.org/abstracts

  • 29 May 2013 9:12 AM | Tyler Miles (Administrator)

    Salus University has established a collaborative partnership with AFOS through which Salus University would provide scholarship support in order to pursue an online Masters in Public Health degree.  AFOS/AOA members in every category (Active, Associate, Alumni, Adjunct, Life) in good standing are eligible to apply*. Salus University would offer 50% tuition scholarships, valued at $13, 650 each to qualified individuals who show significant promise of utilizing the degree to advance public health impact at local, national and international levels. The online MPH program usually takes an average of 2.5 years to complete but may be tailored to fit individual schedules. An MPH can distinctively qualify its recipient to provide unique positioning for humanitarian efforts as well as impact health care at a broader community level.

    All applicants must complete the University on-line MPH application process as provided at http://www.salus.edu/publicHealth/ph_applicationProcess.html. All qualified applicants will be considered for selection by the Scholarship Selection Board which will be comprised of appointed members of the AFOS Awards committee and the Salus University MPH program.  Awardees will be selected based on the applicant’s academic and professional history and achievements, life experience essay and personal statement. Additional program details including curriculum, technology requirements, & online application, are available at http://www.salus.edu/publicHealth/index.html.

    Applications will be accepted from June 5th – June 30th, 2013 for the Fall 2013 Term.  Applications will be accepted for each quarter of the 2013-14 Academic Year

    For more information on this wonderful opportunity, please contact Dr. William Monaco at wmonaco@salus.edu or Dr. Joseph Pruitt at pruitt.joseph@gmail.com.  All Scholarship candidates must include "AFOS Scholarship Candidate" on their application package as well as inform Dr. Monaco and Dr. Pruitt via email in order to be considered.

    *Eligibility:  This means being current in your AFOS/AOA dues paid through June 30th (1st & 2nd quarters).  If you are set up on month-to-month or quarterly recurring payment you are also in good standing.
  • 21 May 2013 4:16 AM | Anonymous

    The AFOS Awards committee is now accepting nominations for the ORION Award, Reserve OD of the Year Award, and the COL Bzdula AFOS Student of the Year Award which will be presented in October at the Annual Meeting prior to AAO in Seattle.  Award nominations will be due 1 July 2013.  Get started now!

     

    These awards are an excellent way to let our members know that we are aware of their dedication, talent, and devotion to Federal Service and the optometric profession. Visit the AFOS website to nominate some of our talented doctors: http://www.afos2020.org/AFOS_Awards.asp.

     

    Please send all nominations and direct any questions to Dr Carla Engelke at carla.engelke1@gmail.com and Dr Joseph Pruitt at pruitt.joseph@gmail.com.

  • 30 Jan 2013 12:29 AM | Anonymous
    Exciting day, the AFOS forums are now live.  Please go and have conversation, make new friends, and learn something.
  • 29 Jan 2013 6:20 AM | Anonymous
    Good news everyone.  A detailed schedule has been released.  You can find it in the events section or download it here.
  • 14 Dec 2012 8:11 PM | Anonymous

    AFOS Awards Committee:

    “Award those who deserve!”

    DEADLINE EXTENSION

    The inaugural presentation of the AFOS Service-specific OD and Junior OD of the Year Awards will take place in February at the FSO meeting prior to SECO in Atlanta. In order to further bolster nominations the Awards deadline has been extended to 2 January 2013.  This is a great opportunity to support the Awards committee as we expand AFOS’ award process!

    These awards are an excellent way to let our members know that we are aware of their dedication, talent, and devotion to Federal Service and the optometric profession. Visit the AFOS website to nominate some of our talented doctors: http://www.afos2020.org/AFOS_Awards.asp.

    Please send all nominations and direct any questions to Dr Carla Engelke at carla.engelke1@gmail.com and Major Peter Carra at Peter.Carra.1@US.AF.mil.

  • 08 Dec 2012 2:00 PM | Tyler Miles (Administrator)
    If you are an active member, and would like to pay AFOS and AOA dues quarterly or monthly, follow these instructions to setup recurring payments.
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