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WHAT is ATPO and what is its purpose?

WHO can join ATPO?

WHEN is the best time to join ATPO?

HOW is ATPO different from JCAHPO?

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL PRICE AVAILABLE FROM MAY 11 – JUNE 15, 2015

Technicians can join for $65.00*per member (this special pricing is reduced from $75.00/year).  Each new member must complete the individual membership form.

GROUP MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL PRICE AVAILABLE FROM MAY 11 – JUNE 15, 2015

Three or more technicians in an office can join as a group membership for only $55.00*per member (this special pricing is reduced from $65.00/year).  Each new clinic must complete the group membership form and individuals must also complete the biographical information on the individual membership application. One payment must accompany a group membership.



EARN 5 FREE CE CREDITS

With your ATPO Membership, you can earn 5 free CE credits, which in essence pays for your membership. Every year you renew your membership, you have the opportunity to earn these free credits. Once your payment is processed, you can access your members’ only page!  All that is needed is a JCAHPO login and you can begin taking advantage of the free credits immediately.

ATTEND ATPO’S SCIENTIFIC SESSION & GRAND ROUNDS IN LAS VEGAS

If you are planning on attending the Annual Meeting in Las Vegas this fall, join now and receive the ATPO member registration rate for our Scientific Session and Grand Rounds, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 14-15! Watch for the Annual Continuing Education (ACE) brochure which will be mailed out in July. Or visit http://www.jcahpo.org/ace2015/ for news and updates on the Las Vegas Meeting.

APPLY FOR $500 TRAVEL GRANT

ATPO members can apply for an ATPO Travel Grant available to attend the Scientific Session and Grand Rounds. Each year, up to three $500 travel grants are available to attend the ATPO Scientific Session & Grand Rounds. Visit http://www.jcahpo.org/foundation/ for more details!

ATPO PUBLICATIONS

Begin receiving ATPO’s Viewpoints magazine and the Monthly Memo e-newsletter.

There are no gimmicks – no hidden agendas - just $10.00 off the first year and five free CE credits. We look forward to receiving your membership application today!

* New members are technicians who have not been ATPO members during the last three years.

The Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology (ATPO) invites you to become a member of the organization that represents all ophthalmic medical personnel! The success of ATPO is due to the strength and professionalism of its members, who work through ATPO, to meet the demands of their careers as the scope of ophthalmic medical technology expands and changes. ATPO represents all ophthalmic allied health personnel, including ophthalmic assistants, technicians, nurses, photographers, surgical and keratorefractive technologists, orthoptists, and contact lens specialists.

Membership Benefits:
  • Up to 5 FREE Continuing Education credits
  • Viewpoints® Magazine
  • Reduced rates for educational opportunities
  • Professional support and growth opportunities
  • Free 2013 Salary & Benefits Report
  • Discounted prices on Certification Review Flash Cards
  • And much more!

Many ATPO members and JCAHPO certificants don’t understand the difference between ATPO and JCAHPO. So ATPO has developed a PowerPoint presentation explaining the value of JCAHPO certification and the benefits ATPO membership. This presentation is perfect to use in your workplace setting!  Click here to access the Benefits of ATPO and Value of JCAHPO Certification Presentation.

    
Group Memberships
 

In addition to individual memberships, ATPO also offers group memberships at a discounted rate of $10 off the regular individual price. To qualify for a group membership:

  • Enroll three or more members per organization
  • Complete the group application form
  • Each member of the group must also complete a single membership application
  • A single payment for the group is required.

Call ATPO (800) 482-4858 if you have any questions.

   
Membership Applications
   
Fellow Nomination
 

Do you know someone who has demonstrated nationally prominent leadership, influence, and achievement in clinical practice, education, or science? Has the person been an ATPO member for at least 10 years? If the answers are yes and you can document evidence of significant contribution to the profession, then nominate them as the next ATPO Fellow!

Periodically ATPO confers the honorary award, Fellow, to a deserving individual who has devoted years of extraordinary time and effort to advancing ATPO and the ophthalmic allied health profession. To nominate someone, print and complete the Nomination for ATPO Fellow form and return it to ATPO. Each February, the ATPO Board of Directors will review the nominations and make the final selection.

 

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