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 APRIL 2015

4/1/15 Wednesday

WUCO Faculty Webinar Series – Eyexperience Cocktail Hour – Free webinar EVERY first Wednesday of the month. 1 CE Credit available. Join us at 6:00pm for a presentation on Emergency Head Pain by Daniel Kurtz, PhD, OD, FAAO.  Contact Maria Espinosa at mespinosa@westernu.edu to register. 

4/2/15 Thursday

Autism Awareness Day – Join the F.A.C.E. Team for a viewing of the most recent episode of Autism Intersection on the Autism Channel.  Click here to see flier.

4/12/15 Sunday

The San Fernando Valley Optometric Society (SFVOS) invites students to attend their Spring CE (5 hours of great CE). Students must RSVP online and e-mail SFVOScom@gmail.com to be able to attend. For more information on the schedule, location, and to RSVP please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sfvos-spring-ce-5-hours-of-great-ce-tickets-15590935909

4/14/15 Tuesday

AOSA Student Bowl 2015 – It’s that time of year again!! AOSA invites you all to attend the WUCO Student Bowl where we choose our school’s representative to attend this year’s Varilux Student Bowl at Optometry’s Meeting in Seattle, WA! The judges this year are Drs. Cale, Lee, and Spors! If you have any questions, please contact Matt Moraton at mmoraton@westernu.edu or Johnson Co at jco@westernu.edu. 

4/15/15 Wednesday

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) club will hosting Dr. Eric Ikeda. Dr. Ikeda is a Fellow of COVD, currently Director of the Neuro-Optometry clinic at Casa Colina Rehabilitation Hospital (Pomona) as well as past international NORA president. Click here for Dr. Ikeda’s complete bio. You are encouraged to attend as Dr. Ikeda’s knowledge in behavioral optometry and neuro-rehabilitation will surely be worth listening to. As a reward for attending future lectures, you will be able to receive the new NORA PIN for FREE! In order to be eligible for the pin you must attend a total of 2 NORA sponsored lectures. Please sign up to attend – Click here to sign-up. This presentation will begin at 6:00pm in HEC Classroom A. Please practice professionalism and keep your commitment to attend. We look forward to seeing you all there!  Contact NORA CLUB with any questions at NORAclub@westernu.edu. Click here for the event flier.

4/18/15 Saturday

14th Annual Trends in Autism Conference Click here for flierClick here to register.

4/26/15 Sunday

Comprehensive Glaucoma Management CE Course – 7 CE Credits available at Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry, Pomona, CA.  Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm.  For more information visit our Continuing Education webpage, or contact ceoptometry@westernu.edu, or dial 909.706.3493.

WUCO Softball Tournament & BBQ – SGA OD2018 is extremely excited to invite Students and Faculty to our first ever WUCO Softball Tournament and BBQ! Come out and enjoy an afternoon at Big League Dreams in Chino Hills where each House will unite and play each other for the covet WUCO Softball Tournament trophy! Click HERE to RSVP and Sign Up for Teams!  Click here for event flier

4/29/15 Wednesday

San Gabriel Valley Optometric Society (SGVOS) is proud to present a Continuing Education Dinner & Society Meeting. Daniel Rootman, MD, MS and Alex Huang, MD, PhD will be speaking on, Minimally Invasive Treatments In Ophthalmic Disease and Advanced Surgical Methods. The event begins at 6:30pm at the Oak Tree Banquet Room (Coco’s Bakery Restaurant) in Arcadia, Ca. Two complimentary seats are available to the first two students who respond to Linh Ho at lho1@westernu.edu. Please respond by 4/17/15.

4/30/15 Thursday

Volunteer Optometry Services to Humanity (VOSH) will be having a general meeting to introduce the new board, review how to receive points towards trips and fundraise, talk about the plans we have for next year and of course, free food with an RSVP by Friday, 4/24/15. Click here to RSVP.  12:00 – 1:00pm in HEC Classroom A.


5/2/15 Saturday

Annual WUCO End of the Year Banquet 

5/18/15 Monday

Class of 2015 Capstone – Pomona, CA

5/19/15 Tuesday

Class of 2015 Dinner Dance – Pomona, CA 

5/21/15 Thursday

Class of 2015 Commencement – Pasadena, CA


College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) – April 14 – 18, 2015, thirteen WUCO students attended the Annual COVD Conference in Las Vegas. Students were exposed to the great CE events and were able to network with professionals and WUCO alumni. Class of 2016 Ted Hsieh and Emily Huynh presented a poster “Visual Rehabilitation in a 4 year old patient who suffered acquired brain injury.” This year, student participants were able to earn a COVD Student Associate certification for their involvement and dedication in participating in the COVD Annual Meeting.  Click here for photos from the meeting. 

American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) – on Tuesday April 14, 2015, WUCO hosted the Annual Student Bowl contest to choose our contestant to participate in the Varilux Student Bowl Competition during Optometry’s Meeting in Seattle, WA. Our winner is Class of 2016 Chris “Zacariah” De Guzman! Congrats! Join us for this annual event happening June 24-28th in Seattle, WA. You can register here at http://www.optometrysmeeting.org/.   Contact Matt Moraton wucotrustee@theaosa.org or Johnson Co jco@westernu.edu for questions or concerns. Registration is $60 and will increase after May 1. Sign up today!  Click here for photos from the WUCO AOSA Student Bowl.

Dr. Bennett McAllister and Pia Spors (Dr. Frank Spors’ daughter) will be performing members of the La Verne Symphony Orchestra and would like to invite everyone to the next concert. The concert will be on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 6:00pm at the University of La Verne. Free admission – click here for the flier with all the concert details. 

Attention all Alumni!! You are invited to the Alumni Networking Mixer taking place in Thursday, April 30, 2015 in the City of Orange. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Click here for the flier with all the event details.


Please see our Campus Events page for more information. 

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