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Be Sure to Check Out the Many FREE (with registration) Special Events in New Orleans!

Posted By Sarah M. Armstrong, CRA, OCT-C, FOPS, Saturday, October 19, 2013
Friday, November 15th 

Scientific Paper Session - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm - LaSalle Ballroom A- 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 - 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm - LaSalle Ballroom A - Immediately following the Scientific Paper Session the awards for Best Journal Article of 2012, 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 registrat
ion fee.)

Welcome Reception - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - LaSalle Ballroom B & C - It’s the perfect way to
kick off all of your important evening social events while in New Orleans - 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 reg
istration. Come partake of good New Orleans fare, bask in the incredible award winning images from our 2013 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 16th

Get to Know Your Society - 11:15 am - 12:15 pm - LaSalle Ballroom B - an open round table discussion to help you learn more about the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society and see what opportunities are available for you to get involved in the Society.

The Ninth Annual J. Donald M. Gass Memorial Lecture – 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm – LaSalle Ballroom A -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 Suber S. Huang, MD., MBA. Dr. Huang obtained his medical training in 1985 from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and his MBA in 2004 from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. He completed his ophthalmology residency training at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and a fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami. Dr Huang joined the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University in 1993. In 1999, he founded the Retinal Diseases Image Analysis Reading Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Dr. Huang is currently Vice-Chairman, Director of Center for Retina and Macular Disease of the University Hospitals Eye Institute and is Director of Ophthalmology Clinical Research Programs. In 2010, Dr. Huang was elected President of the American Society of Retina Specialists and Chair of the Foundation of the ASRS. In 2012, he founded the ASRS Retinal Image Bank which will become the world’s largest and most comprehensive open-access repository of retinal images and video. Dr. Huang’s honors include the achievement and senior honor awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists.  You won’t want to miss this important lecture which is included in the general registration fee.

Sunday, November 17th

"Why Certify?” - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm - Pelican I - 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!  Pleas
e join us and learn more!

OPS Membership Meeting - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Pelican I - 
Photo Credit:  Alan Frohlichstein, FOPS
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 Robert Cavicchi, CRA, FOPS, c/o OPS Membership Office, (800) 403-1677, for information about adding items to the meeting agenda.

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