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 September 2016

9/1/16 Thursday

The San Fernando Valley Optometric Society (SFVOS) will be holding their next board meeting at 7:00pm in the San Fernando Valley. Students who are interested in attending may RSVP by sending an email to SFVOS liaison Kimberly Castillo at kcastillo@westernu.edu. You will receive an email confirmation including the address.

9/5/16 Monday

University Holiday in observance of Labor Day.  Campus closed.

9/10/16 Saturday

Dr. Linda Pang has been invited to speak at the Foundation for Fighting Blindness’ Los Angeles Speaker Series about Current Trends in Vision Rehabilitation. All are welcome to attend. RSVP to Donna Cohen: DCohen@FightBlindness.orgClick here for flier.

9/17/16 Saturday

WUCO Vision Screening – UCR Health Fair in San Bernardino; Dr. Remick will be supervising this event.  Sign up here:

https://docs.google.com/a/westernu.edu/spreadsheets/d/1qWxKXAfVHoOKC0rTQ5jSroMJwKXTzEsniVCpOXWSTZs/edit?usp=sharing

9/22/16 Thursday

The Los Angeles Optometric Society (LACOS) will be holding their next board meeting at 7:00pm in Los Angeles. Students who are interested in attending may RSVP by sending an email to SFVOS liaison Jennifer Aslam jaslam@westernu.edu. You will receive an email confirmation including the address.

9/26/16 Monday

Optometric Extension Program (OEP) is holding their first event next from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in HEC Classroom A.  Come join in welcoming Mr. Wayne Heidle and hear his inspirational journey as someone with low vision. Speaker will begin promptly at 6:00pm. Dinner is free for members and $5 for non-members. Members can also use this event towards earning their pin. A raffle will be held for those who signed up.


LOOKING AHEAD

10/2/16 Sunday

Founder’s Day Celebration Click here for flier.

10/9/16 Sunday

WUCO Vision Screening – Health Fair in Baldwin Park; Dr. Remick will be supervising this event. Sign up coming soon.

The San Fernando Valley Optometric Society (SFVOS) is inviting WUCO students to attend their next CE event for FREE in the city of Granada Hills from 8:00am – 1:00pm.  WUCO’s Dr. Christine Pham will give a CE presentation titled, Diabetes, beyond Retinopathy, and Dr.  Pinakin Davey will give a CE presentation titled, Decision Making in Open Angle Glaucoma.  You will also have the opportunity to meet local optometrists while learning about diabetic retinopathy, low vision, glaucoma, and myopia control. Students who are interested in attending may RSVP online here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-ce-sfvos-october-9-2016-tickets-27509621017

10/13/16 Thursday

VOSH Club Event – VOSH invites everyone to join us on World Sight Day at our annual Dine-in-the-Dark fundraising event! Join us for a night of heightened senses and fun activities! We are asking for a $20 donation from non-members and $15 from VOSH members. All proceeds will be donated to Optometry Giving Sight for their World Sight Day challenge.  This event is open to the entire college so we encourage students and faculty to invite others!  Location will be announced closer to the date of the event. 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The San Fernando Valley Optometric Society (SFVOS) will be holding their next board meeting on 6:30pm in the city of Encino. Enjoy a free dinner and network with local optometrists. Students who are interested in attending may RSVP by sending an email to SFVOS liaison Kimberly Castillo at kcastillo@westernu.edu.  You will receive an email confirmation including the address.

10/15/16 Saturday

WUCO Vision Screening – Pomona Health Fair; Dr. Tassinari will be supervising.  9:00am – 5:00pm (two shifts available) https://docs.google.com/a/westernu.edu/spreadsheets/d/1IYYZUKbHP7DSPFn6Izgjs1wV5z_uhnSSDZ7Vlmf2bCc/edit?usp=sharing

F.A.C.E Event – 15th Annual Trends in Autism Education & resource Forum: FACE-ing Adult Transition.  Click here for flier.   

11/12/16 Saturday

WUCO Vision Screening – Angels for Sight Veterans & Family Vision Expo; Dr. Dresher and Dr. Gordon will be supervising. Sign up coming soon.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dr. Bennett McAllister took a group of first year interns to the Blind Center of Nevada (BCN) on Saturday, September 17 to evaluate a dozen BCN clients for legal blindness and certification for continued services. The interns saw an array of ocular conditions that included glaucoma, traumatic brain injury, optic nerve hypoplasia, Fuch’s dystrophy, penetrating keratoplasty, macular degeneration, VI nerve palsy and keratoconus. The patients taught the optometric interns how to use an iPhone without sight, how to deal with a dog guide as well as how to give sighted guide for cane travelers. They even learned how “beep ball” is played with an audible ball as a substitute for a baseball.

Continuing Education Online Courses – for a list of 1 and 2 hour courses please click here.


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