COA Legislative Day

COA Legislative Day will take place in Sacramento on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.  The California Medical Association (CMA) will be hosting their “lobby day” on April 18 as well, which makes it all the more important that optometry is strongly represented in the Capitol and that we visit as many legislators as possible.  We need to have all of COA’s leaders in Sacramento raising the volume for optometry!! 

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Installation Event 2018

April 15, 2018
Sunday, 9:15am-2pm
Castlewood Country Club, Pleasanton
3 Hours of CE

Speaker: James Thimons OD, FAAO
1.  Advances in Anterior Segment Medical and Surgical Therapy - 2 hours

2. Advances in Glaucoma Therapy - 1 hour

 

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James Thimons, O.D, FAAO.  

Dr. Thimons is a 1978 graduate of Ohio State University College of Optometry.  He completed his hospital residency at the Chillicothe, VA Medical Center in 1979 and then served as Chief, Optometry Service until 1985.  He then accepted the position of Center Director at Omni Eye Services, Fairfax, Virginia and served in that role until 1989 when he became Chairman, Department of Clinical Sciences at the State University of New York. 
While at SUNY he developed The Glaucoma Institute, a clinical research center, and served as its first Director. In 1998, he accepted the position of Executive Director of TLC and served in that role until 2002 when he co- founded Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut. A multidisciplinary referral practice providing secondary and tertiary level care!  Dr. Thimons has received numerous awards for his service to the profession and has over 200 hundred publications in Glaucoma, Dry Eye, Cornea and External Disease
As well as Refractive Surgery and New Technologies.  He is a nationally and internationally acclaimed Speaker and Educator and an acknowledged leader in ophthalmic clinical education. He serves in professorial appointments at several universities in the US and has been a clinical investigator in over 20 NIH, NEI and Post Release Clinical Trials. 
In 1999 he was awarded Optometry’s Top Educator and was selected as one of the Top Ten Clinician’s of the decade. In 2002 he founded the National Glaucoma Society, a NFP with Executive offices in Andover, Massachusetts, that provides educational and clinical development services to primary care clinicians worldwide in the area of glaucoma management. In 2005 he was inducted into the Optometry Hall of Fame and has recently served as President, Connecticut Association of Optometrists. Dr. Thimons was selected as the Top Eye Doctor in Fairfield County in 2013. 
 

 

September 2017 GMM

Mark your calendar for our General Member Meeting for Sunday, September 17, 2017

9:00am-12:30pm
Ruth's Chris Steak House
1553 Olympic Blvd, Walnut Creek
*Parking passes will be available at the registration table.

Special Guest Lecturers:
Dr. James Stringham, MD, FRCSC, DABO
             "
The Role Macular Carotenoids Play in Visual Performance, Cognition, and Age-Related Disease: Implications for Clinical Practice"

Dr. Jeff Machat, PhD
             "Evolution of Femtosecond Lasers in Corneal Refractive and Cataract Surgery"

New: You can now RSVP on our Members Only page on the ACCCOS website, or by clicking here. Check your email for the Members-Only password, or email acccos1@gmail.com for more information on signing up.

Free for ACCCOS members who sign up on or before August 17th. $50 Non-ACCCOS COA members, $80 Non-COA members, $25 for ACCCOS Members who sign up after this date. $45 Late sign up fee (Thursday-Friday prior to event), $50 Sign up fee day of event/at door.

Should you need to cancel, please do so 48 hours in advance of the meeting. A $45.00 penalty fee is incurred for a no-show with an RSVP.

Please note that to receive continuing education credit, you must arrive no later than ten minutes after the lecture has started. Only full 2.5-hour credit will be granted, no partial credit for only attending a portion of the lecture.

We still accept checks payable to "ACCCOS" sent to:
        Val Esway, 3024 Hyde Street
        Oakland, CA 94601

August 2017 General Membership Meeting

Mark your calendar for the Tuesday August 22, 2017
6:30-9:00pm at Spenger's in Berkeley

Special Guest Lecturer: Dr. Cindy Sakai, OD, & Shelby Zimmerman
Title:
"Making the grade: California's Visually Impaired Children"

Dr. Cindy Sakai, OD graduated as the Feinbloom Award recipient from UC Berkeley School of Optometry and went on to complete her Residency at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital, gaining post-graduate training in the field of Rehabilitative Low Vision Optometry. Dr. Sakai has held teaching positions as Assistant Clinical Professor at UC Berkeley School of Optometry and Lecturer at San Francisco State University, and also worked at the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Dr. Sakai has also served as the Chief of California's School for the Blind in Fremont, traveling throughout the State of California as a rehabilitative/low vision Optometrist helping visually impaired school children. Dr. Sakai has worked in private practice at Rockridge Optometry for 10 years. Dr. Sakai is a Bay Area native and enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 kids, running, and listening to podcasts.

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Shelby Zimmerman is the low vision program coordinator at California School for the Blind. She is a certified orientation and mobility specialist and is currently pursuing an education specialist credential in visual impairments. Shelby received her Master of Arts in Special Education degree from San Francisco State University.  Shelby has worked as a guide dog instructor and taught orientation and mobility and daily living skills to visually impaired adults. She has been an active volunteer with Guide Dogs for the Blind since 2002

New: You can now RSVP on our Members Only page on the ACCCOS website, or by clicking here. Check your email for the Members Only password, or email acccos1@gmail.com for more information on signing up.

Free for ACCCOS members who sign up on or before August 17th. $50 Non-ACCCOS COA members, $80 Non-COA members, $25 for ACCCOS Members who sign up after this date. $45 Late sign up fee (Thursday-Friday prior to event), $50 Sign up fee day of event/at door.

Should you need to cancel, please do so 48 hours in advance of the meeting. A $45.00 penalty fee is incurred for a no-show with an RSVP.

Please note that to receive continuing education credit, you must arrive no later than ten minutes after the lecture has started. Only full 2.5-hour credit will be granted, no partial credit for only attending a portion of the lecture.

We still accept checks payable to "ACCCOS" sent to:
        Val Esway, 3024 Hyde Street
        Oakland, CA 94601