ACCCOS Annual Installation Event 2018

Mark your calendar for our annual Installation Meeting on Sunday, April 15, 2018

Castlewood Country Club
707 Country Club Circle
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Sunday April 15th, 2018
9:15 am - 2:00 pm

Special Guest Lecturer:
James Thimons, OD, FAAO

     1.  Advances in Anterior Segment Medical and Surgical Therapy - 2 hours
     2. Advances in Glaucoma Therapy - 1 hour

RSVP with choice of meal:
      Steak, Fish or Vegetarian

Free for ACCCOS members who sign up by March 21st, $25 for ACCCOS members who sign up after March 21st. $50 Non-ACCCOS COA members, $80 Non-COA members, all attendees must sign up by April 4th.

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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. 

January 2018 General Member Meeting

UC Berkeley and SFVA Resident Grand Rounds

January 28, 2018
Sunday, 9:00am - 1:30pm
Ruths Chris, Walnut Creek
4 Hours of CE


Shirin Barez M.D.
       Central Serous Retinopathy: Typical, Atypical and Not

Sandra Harpster, O.D.
       An Increasingly Common Cause of Posterior Uveitis

Meng-Hua Wu, O.D.
       Posterior Inflammation

Alyssa Louie O.D.
       Drug-Induced Intraocular Inflammation:
       A Rare Complication of a Commonly Used Drug  

Jane Pouvaranukoah, O.D.
       Evidence-based guidelines for urgency of referral of amaurosis fugax

To sign up, go to the Members Only page.

September 2017 General Membership Meeting

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

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, "The Role Macular Carotenoids Play in Visual Performance, Cognition, and Age-Related Disease: Implications for Clinical Practice"
Dr. Jeff Machat, "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 for more information on signing up.

Free for ACCCOS members who sign up on or before September 14. $50 Non-ACCCOS COA members, $80 Non-COA members, $25 for ACCCOS Members who sign up after this date. Late sign up fee is $45 (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


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