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College News

 MARCH 2015

3/4/15 Wednesday

Optometry Private Practice Business Club (OPPB) will be co-hosting with Marshall B. Ketchum to welcome guest speaker Laura Weaver from Allergan and a panel of women in optometry private practice to share their stories on how they balance life and work. Dinner will be provided. More information will be emailed out soon. If you have any questions, please contact any OPPBC officer directly at OPPBClub@WesternU.edu6:00pm – 8:00pm in the WesternU HEC Recital Hall. 

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 Ocular and Systemic Manifestation of Fabry Disease by Pinakin Davey, OD, PhD, FAAO.  Contact Maria Espinosa at mespinosa@westernu.edu to register.  

3/5/15 Thursday

NBEO Student Presentation – Speaker: Dr. Jack Terry, Executive Director of the NBEO – Topic: Everything You Would Like to Know about NBEO and Its Exams Click here for flier.  Click here to register.

3/9/15 Monday

Beyond 20/20 Vision Lecture Series – The first lecture in the collaborative lecture series which is being jointly organized by NORA Club, COVD Club and OEP Club.  These clubs are teaming together to bring the Beyond 20/20 Vision Lecture Series. OEP will host the first lecture titled, Vision rehabilitation in autistic populations by Dr. Deborah Zelinsky.  12:00pm – 1:00pm in HPC Pharmacy Classroom 2.

3/11/15 Wednesday

WesternU Club Extravaganza – Support our clubs! Bring your appetite and lunch money! 11:30am – 1:15pm on the HSC Esplanade.

3/15/15 Sunday

Scleral Lens CE & Workshop – 4 CE Credits available plus 3 Hours of Lab Fitting and Evaluation Workshop 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. 

3/18/15 Wednesday

Beyond 20/20 Vision Lecture Series – The second lecture in the collaborative lecture series which is being jointly organized by NORA Club, COVD Club and OEP Club.  In recognition of March as Brain Injury Awareness Month WUCO & NORA Club will be hosting WUCO Alumnus Dr. Jonathan Hall who will be speaking on the benefits of Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury patients as well as how to work effectively as a member of a rehabilitation team. 5:30pm in HEC Classroom A.  Click here to RSVP for dinner. Click here for flier.

Optometric Private Practice Business Club (OPPBC) and California Optometric Association Student Section (COSS) are proud to announce the first student-doctor mixer. Please join us as we invite over 20 doctors and WUCO alumni from various private practice modalities to share their perspectives and experiences with the field. You must RSVP to reserve your dinner.  Click here to RSVP.  Location: Health Education Center, 2nd floor Recital Hall.  Schedule of events: 7:00pm – Brief Introduction of OD’s, 7:15pm –Speed Friending/Rotation, 8:00pm – Meet & Mingle, 9:00pm – Adjournment.  Faculty are also encouraged to attend. Please contact Henry Hua at hhua@westernU.edu should you have any questions.

3/17/15 Tuesday – 3/18/15 Wednesday

NBEO Part I Exam – Best of Luck to the Class of 2016!

3/19/15 Thursday

WUCO Annual Preceptors Conference

3/23/15 Monday – 3/27/15 Friday

WUCO Spring Break


 LOOKING AHEAD

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

4/18/15 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.

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS

The College of Optometry is pleased to welcome Dr. Nancy B. Carlson, OD, FAAO, Professor Emeritus from the New England College of Optometry.  She is an internationally known optometric educator with many peer-reviewed publications.  She is also first author of a widely-used textbook, “Clinical Procedures for Ocular Examination.”   Dr. Carlson is here in Pomona during the week of March 16th – 20th, 2015 to finalize the manuscript for the book’s fourth edition.  This text, fondly known by its acronym, CPOE, pronounced SEE-po, is used at a majority of American Colleges of Optometry and has been translated into at least five foreign languages.

On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Dr. Linda Pang will be at Braille Institute in Anaheim giving a community educational presentation about macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.

Inland Empire Optometric Association Almost Free CE Event Click here for a video highlighting the event.  Click here for photos from the event.

COA has provided WUCO with 25 stipends to attend this year’s COA Legislative Day in Sacramento!  This is your opportunity to travel to the state capitol and advocate for the profession and to have your concerns and ideas heard.  Be one of the first 25 COA student members to sign up and COA will provide a $125 stipend and a lunch voucher.  Please contact Viviana Rios, COA Student Section Chair, at vrios@westernu.edu with any questions. 

146th Studt Practicum follow-up - On Sunday, February 22, 2015, WesternU hosted the 146th Studt Practicum with speaker Leonard J. Press, OD, FAAO on Tapping into Neuroplasticity for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Amblyopia/Strabismus Testing. The Studt Foundation hosts CE course on Behavioral Optometry, Visual Therapy, and Neuro-Optometry. Click here for photos from the event. 


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