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WATCH FOR OUR ALL NEW MONTHLY MEMO

In the Monthly Memo, you will find many of the features formerly contained in ATPO Viewpoints® magazine such as: Member Spotlight, Tech Tips, a crossword puzzle, and other educational information.

Do you know of an outstanding ATPO member who’s doing really great things inside or outside of the ophthalmology world? Let us know so we may “spotlight” them. Be a part of our organization and submit items or member spotlights to mevans@jcahpo.org. All items will be considered.


PLAN NOW TO ATTEND ATPO’S SCIENTIFIC SESSION & GRAND ROUNDS
OCTOBER 18-19, 2014 IN CHICAGO

Come and find out why everyone loves ATPO’s Scientific Session & Grand Rounds.  Attendees stay in one classroom all day and the speakers come to you!  You will enjoy cutting-edge, 30-minute presentations both Saturday and Sunday, and registration also includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. Participate in the SuperTech Game show to end the day - it’s both fun and educational. ATPO is a great value with exceptional education and food.

WRITTEN AND PRACTICAL CERTIFICATION EXAM REVIEW SESSIONS

ATPO offers both Written and Practical Certification Review Sessions to help attendees prepare for the COA®, COT®, and COMT® examinations at the Annual Meeting in Chicago. The Written Review Sessions provide attendees with a general review of content areas covered on the exams. It does not provide test questions or any specifics about the exam – it only reviews content.

ATPO offers the Written Certification Review Sessions each year at the annual ASCRS meeting.

ATPO also hosts COT and COMT Practical Review Sessions. During the COT Sessions, attendees have their own computer and work with simulations very similar to the actual JCAHPO COT Exam. The COMT Practical provides hands-on work stations and expert volunteers to assist participants in five skill areas. The one-on-one interaction in both the COT and COMT has been found to be very valuable.

ATPO TRAVEL GRANT DEADLINE

Did you know?   ATPO provides up to three $500 travel grants to attend the Scientific Session and Grand Rounds. If your resources are limited – this is a great way to get financial assistance to attend ATPO’s meeting!

Applicants must submit a 500-800 word, typed and double-spaced essay.  It is not as difficult as it may sound. To read the 2013 winning essays, visit the JCAHPO Education and Research Foundation

More information and deadlines may be found by visiting the JCAHPO Education and Research Foundation.


CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR ATPO’s COT AND COMT PRACTICAL REVIEW SESSIONS

If you are planning to attend the meetings in Chicago, ATPO needs volunteers for its COT Practical and COMT Practical Review sessions.   You must be certified as a COT to assist with the COT simulation and as a COMT for the COMT Practical. Please contact Mary Evans if you are interested in volunteering: mevans@jcahpo.org.


ATPO FELLOW AWARD - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

ATPO encourages its members to submit nominations for the prestigious ATPO Fellow Award.  The award is intended to honor and respect the significant contributions made by the contributor. Criteria for the Fellow Award include:
  • The nominee must be certified for a minimum of 10 years
  • The nominee must have demonstrated national prominent leadership in ATPO (influence and achievement in clinical practice, education or science)
  • The nominee must have made significant contributions to ATPO and the profession
The nominator must be an ATPO regular member in good standing. Visit ATPO for the Fellow nominations form. The deadline is August 1.

Contact Mary Evans at (800) 482-4858 for more information.
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