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ATPO Milestones


2013
  • Completed 2013 Salary and Benefits Report
  • Revised the Bylaws
  • Voted to Expand Viewpoints Magazine
  • Held Two Successful Membership drives increasing membership by 197

2012
  • Worked with JCAHPO to update and revise the Pocket Guide
  • Held a Board of Directors Strategic Planning Session with a focus on membership and branding ATPO
  • Finished updates to the COT Flash Cards

2011
  • Partnered with Local Eye Site on a new Career Connection Job Posting Service
  • Held COA and COT Written Certification Review Webinars; both will be published on www.actioned.org
  • Published 2008 Audio-Recorded Courses on www.actioned.org
  • Completed 2011 Salary and Benefits Report

2010
  • Updated COA, COT, and COMT Flash Cards to reflect the new JCAHPO Certification Examination Criteria
  • Partnered with JCAHPO on the ACTIONED Web site
  • Launched new ATPO Web site

2009
  • Partnered with JCAHPO to publish the JCAHPO/ATPO Pocket Guide for Ophthalmic Technicians
  • Partnered with JCAHPO to offer Continuing Education Webinar Programs 
  • 2009 Salary and Benefits Report published
  • Added a second Director-at-Large position on the Board of Directors

2008
  • Held the first SuperTech educational game show in Atlanta, GA during the Scientific Session

2007
  • COMT, Surgical Assisting (OSA), and ROUB Flash Cards completed
  • 2007 Salary and Benefits Report published
  • Offered COA, COT, and COMT Written Certification Examination Review courses at ASCRS

2006
  • First ATPO Viewpoints® Magazine published in October
  • ATPO Fellow Lecture renamed to “Kenneth E. Woodworth Fellow Lecture”
  • COT Flash Cards completed
  • Favorite Scientific Session Speaker award

2005
  • COT Practical Review Course offered and COMT Written Examination Review offered
  • COA Flash Cards completed

2004
  • Group Membership and Dual CLAO membership offered
  • COMT Practical Review Course offered for first time

2003
  • Office of Vice-President established
  • Phil Weber Fund established
  • COA and COT Written Examination Review Courses offered at Annual Meeting

2001
  • Treasurer’s term extended to 2 years
  • Director-at-Large term extended to 2 years
  • First ATPO auction

1999
  • Alliance with JCAHPO

1995
  • First Tech Bowl

1994
  • First ATPO chapter established (Kentucky)

1993
  • First LSR retreat, Baltimore, MD
  • Mid-Year meeting, Orlando, FL
  • AAO Management Team
  • Viewpoints®
  • 25th Anniversary celebration (1969-1994)

1991
  • First KCSee meeting

1990
  • First keynote speaker
  • First full day Scientific Session

1989
  • Name change from AACAHPO to ATPO
  • First Special President's Award given

1986
  • Executive Director named
  • Malpractice insurance
  • First Scientific Session
  • First President's Award given

1985
  • 501(c)6 received
  • Fellow Award changed from Life Member

1984
  • Silor Optical Scholarship contest
  • Directors-at-Large added

1981
  • Newsletter gets a name, Viewpoints®

1980
  • JCAHPO Representatives became full Commissioners
  • Major bylaws revision
  • COMT added

1979
  • Office of President-Elect formed

1975
  • First Regional Program, Birmingham, AL

1974
  • Started Journal/Newsletter

1972
  • Became incorporated
  • American Association of Certified Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology

1969
  • First organized meeting
  • LaSalle Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, October 11, 1969
  • American Association of Certified Medical Technicians in Ophthalmology (AACMTO)

 

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