The 2012 OPS Annual
Program was my first ever OPS meeting. In addition to the wonderful and
educational classes, the Annual program can be a great way to network with top
professionals in our field. One of the best of these networking opportunities
was the "Fellow of the OPS” lunch.
On Sunday afternoon in
between fabulous OPS classes, I took a short walk to Pockets, a nearby soup and
sandwich restaurant. Another OPS
newbie and I met with Paula Morris and Kirsten Locke. At the time Paula was the President of
the OPS and today Kirsten is the Vice President of the OPS. Talk about great role models for a
young woman just starting out!
I am not the kind of person to turn down a free lunch, but I got so much more
than free food from the FOPS lunch. Where else can a newbie to the field of
ophthalmic imaging get the chance to have an in depth, one-on-one conversation
with top professionals in her field? I had the opportunity to chat with these lovely ladies about my
background and my future goals. They
gave me tips on certification and advice on being an ophthalmic photographer (even
on life in general!). After
meeting with Paula and Kirsten, it showed me a clear path to where I want to be
in the future.
If you are going to attend the OPS Annual program this year in NOLA, then you
seriously should consider attending the FOPS Lunch. What a great way for people to get to know all about the OPS
while receiving some great advice for your future as an ophthalmic imager. Space is limited. If you are interested in participating
in a FOPS Lunch, please reach out to Heather Carmello at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy Désirée Goldstein