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Be sure to check out the many FREE (with registration) Special Events at the OPS Annual Program in Chicago!

Posted By Sarah Moyer, Thursday, November 8, 2012
Updated: Thursday, November 8, 2012

Friday, November 9th

Scientific Paper Session - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Renaissance Ballroom - This is our highly respected paper session featuring current research and innovations by ophthalmic professionals. The prestigious Don Wong Award will be given to the outstanding paper of the session. It’s a wonderful educational opportunity! A published collection of the abstracts will be available at the session. Continuing education credits will be awarded to those attending this session. General registration is required to attend this session.

Awards Presentation - 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm - Renaissance Ballroom - Immediately following the Scientific Paper Session the awards for Best Journal Article of 2011, the Scientific Exhibit’s Csaba Martonyi Best of Show and Best of Division and the Johnny Justice Jr., Scholarship will be presented. The newly elected Fellows and new CRAs and OCT-Cs will also be announced. Please join us as we honor our Award winners! (Included as part of the general registration fee.)

Welcome Reception - 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm - Camelot Ballroom - It’s the perfect way to kick off all of your important evening social events while in Chicago - It’s the OPS Social Event of the Year! On Friday evening, the Welcome Reception will immediately follow the awards presentations. Your registration for the educational program will be your ticket to this special soiree, filled with fun, friends, food, and all good things OPS. You can even bring a friend by purchasing a guest-ticket with your registration. Come partake of good Chicago fare, bask in the incredible award winning images from our 2012 Scientific Exhibit, and share in congratulating the Csaba Martonyi, and Best Journal Article winners, as well as our newly elected Fellows and newly minted CRAs and OCT-Cs that will be announced just prior to the start of the reception during the Awards Presentations. You may also enjoy viewing the personal photos of some of our OPS members. Don’t forget the raffle to support the OPS Endowment Fund which funds the Johnny Justice Jr. Scholarship. Please join us for this festive start to a great educational program!


Saturday, November 10th

Get to Know YOUR Society-12:30pm – 1:30pm – Toledo

Do you enjoy attending OPS Educational Programs?  Have you thought about getting more involved?  Come rub elbows with OPS Board Members in a casual roundtable atmosphere.  Learn about opportunities to help out with OPS projects.

The Eighth Annual J. Donald M. Gass Memorial Lecture – 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm – Renaissance Ballroom

The J. Donald M. Gass Lecture honors the memory of the man who pioneered the use of fluorescein angiography to expand our understanding of a wide variety of retinal disease processes. This year’s lecture will be presented by John R. Heckenlively, MD. Dr. Heckenlively is the Paul R. Lichter Professor of Ophthalmic Genetics and a Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. He also directs the University of Michigan Center for Retinal and Macular Degenerations.  Dr. Heckenlively specializes in the diagnosis and management of vitreoretinal diseases and conditions, and conducts extensive research in hereditary retinal disorders, autoimmune retinopathies, ophthalmic genetics, and electrodiagnostics. He has published widely in the scientific literature and was the founding editor for the Documenta Ophthalmologica ISCEV, an electrophysiology journal. You won’t want to miss this important lecture which is included in the general registration fee.


Sunday, November 11th

"Why Certify?” - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm - Empire Ballroom - Conducted by the Board of Certification.  You may know why, but do you know how? Members of the Board of Certification will be present to answer your questions about the CRA™ and OCT-C programs. You will have the opportunity to learn what makes a portfolio submission acceptable, hear about the examination experience and learn the advantages of becoming certified. This is a come and go as you wish session, so stop by, meet your Board of Certification, and get the right answers to your certification questions. Earn your imaging credentials from the Eye Imaging Experts! Please join us and learn more!

OPS Membership Meeting - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Exchange - This is the annual meeting of the OPS membership, where the projects and progress of the Society are reported and discussed. This meeting will not only cover OPS business, but emphasize member participation in the Society. Help decide how the OPS can best serve our profession by supporting the Society with your presence and your participation. Contact President Paula Morris, CRA, FOPS, c/o OPS Membership Office, (800) 403-1677, for information about adding items to the meeting agenda.

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