ASCO Offers 3rd Online Clinical Educators Forum — Registration Now Open


Friday June 9, 2017 is the date for the third ASCO Clinical Affairs Committee (CAC) hosted Online Clinical Educators Forum (OCEF). Clinical faculty may register using this link: The program is from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern Time and will include ample time for participants to discuss the presentations.

This year’s program was developed under the direction of the CAC Chair Dr. David Damari (MCO); 2017 OCEF planning group co-chairs were Dr. Stephanie Klemencic (ICO) and Dr. Kaila Osmotherly (AZCOPT). Current and former CAC members, Clinic Directors/Administrators (CD/A) SIG members, and ASCO staff are providing program and logistics oversight through the planning group. GotoWebinar is the service provider for the 2017 Forum. Generous financial support from the ASCO CD/A SIG will allow the event to again be free of charge.

The 2016 OCEF reached more than 180 clinical faculty who either directly viewed or participated in an on-campus, group-viewing setting. This year’s co-chairs expect participation to be comparable. On-site liaisons at each of ASCO’s member institutions are again helping to spread the word among clinical educators and increase Forum attendance.

The three main program areas are: 1) Clinic Updates (four, short sessions — laser techniques; anterior segment/contact lens; pediatrics/binocular vision; and glaucoma); 2) Clinical Ethics; and 3) Compliance. OCEF supports the CAC’s objective of identifying ways for schools and colleges of optometry to informally share expertise and resources in clinical education, services, research and administration.

The forum enables participants to:

  • develop relationships with other faculty who have similar interests to allow for personal enrichment and to provide insights that can be conveyed back to institutions
  • explore collaborative efforts in clinical research and clinic procedure development
  • share best practices

For additional information about the forum, contact ASCO Manager of Professional Affairs Carol Brubaker.