If you were
not in New Orleans for the Annual Educational Program, you missed a fantastic
event. Hoang Nguyen created a program with great speakers and intriguing
topics, many which were new to the OPS. This year’s keynote Speaker for the Ninth
Annual J. Donald M. Gass Memorial Lecture were Dr. Suber Huang and he gave an
inspiring review of the importance of imaging and its role in management of
treating retinal diseases. The Board of Education also tried something new by
offering a Crash Course in Ophthalmic Imaging with a full day of lectures
designed for people new to the field. This course gave the perfect introduction
to someone just starting a new career.
the traditional welcome reception always offers the chance to renew old
friendships and make new connections. With a New Orleans inspired menu, a
photoscavenger hunt and the Johnny Justice Jr. Scholarship Award raffle, the
evening was well worth attending. It was also the only other place where you
can see the winning images from the print and stereo divisions of the OPS Scientific
Exhibit that were on display at the AAO floor.
This year’s winners were Linda
Goings, CRA (print) and Mark Clark, CRA (stereo) and the Csaba Martonyi Award
went to Mark Clark, CRA.
awards were presented to well deserving individuals with best journal article
to Ditte Hess, CRA, FOPS and the Don Wong Award to Michael Kelly, FOPS. Occasionally,
the Board of Directors gives recognition to individuals that have made
significant contributions to the field of ophthalmic imaging and to the OPS. This
year two individuals were presented with the "Outstanding Contributions to
Ophthalmic Photography Award”: Ditte
Hess, CRA, FOPS and Tim Bennett CRA, FOPS, OCT-C. Congratulations to both of you.
What would a visit to New Orleans have
been without a swamp tour? Taking a break after many lectures, several OPS
members jumped on a bus and took a boat ride through a beautiful swamp area of
old trees, elegant birds and cute raccoons. What a great way to end a
The OPS Educational Programs continue to be the
best place to get exposure to a wide variety of imaging specialties within
ophthalmology. We hope you will join us for the next one.