ASCO Academic Affairs Committee Event for Students at 2017 Academy


The ASCO Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) will once again partner with the American Academy of Optometry for a session at the 2017 Chicago Academy meeting designed for students interested in research career paths in academia or industry.

Entitled “ASCO-AAO Optometry and Graduate Student Session: Exploring Academic and Research Career Options,” the session is slated for Friday, October 13 from 2-3 p.m. at the Lakeside Center, Room E270 on the 2nd level. Register here. It will be patterned after the jointly sponsored AAC-AAO 2015 Academy event.

A few renowned clinician scientists will briefly share their career path stories in hopes of encouraging students (who already are in or are considering research degree programs) and sharing with them helpful guidance about research in optometry/vision science and the career paths open to them in academic optometry and the vision care industry.

Details regarding the event will be shared with students through targeted marketing efforts by the AAO. For more information, contact Carol Brubaker at