ASCO News

ASCO Board of Directors Meets at AAO Conference, Chicago

ASCO Board of Directors Meets at AAO Conference, Chicago

The ASCO Board of Directors held a full-day meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 10 in Chicago, one day before the start of the American Academy of Optometry’s Academy 2017 Conference. The meeting was led by ASCO President Dr. David Damari, Dean of Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. The dean or president (or voting […]

Fall Meeting Highlights: ASCO Embraces IPE and Collaborative Practice as a Core Strategic Objective

Fall Meeting Highlights: ASCO Embraces IPE and Collaborative Practice as a Core Strategic Objective

The Board of Directors of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) added Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Collaborative Practice to its core Strategic Objectives. The action, taken at the Board’s Nov. 11, 2014 meeting in Denver, Colo., formalizes ASCO’s recognition of the importance of educating Doctor of Optometry students in multidisciplinary environments and […]

ASCO Launches Podcast Series

ASCO Launches Podcast Series

“Is Optometry for Me?” and “Why Academic Optometry?” are the first two podcasts in a series that ASCO is distributing. The series will cover various topics pertaining to the profession and ASCO member institutions. Each podcast will be available on iTunes as well as on ASCO’s YouTube channel and website. • Dr. Michael Bacigalupi, Assistant […]

Journal Editor is First Diplomate for AAO Optometric Education Section

Journal Editor is First Diplomate for AAO Optometric Education Section

Dr. Aurora Denial, Editor of ASCO’s journal Optometric Education and Professor at New England College of Optometry (NECO), is the first person to earn the status of Diplomate for the American Academy of Optometry’s (AAO) Optometric Education Section. She joins a specialized group of 326 AAO Fellows (7%) who have achieved the distinction of Diplomate. […]

ASCO’s Paige Pence Honored by Partner Company

ASCO’s Paige Pence Honored by Partner Company

Liaison International, a provider of admissions management, CRM and marketing solutions to more than 4,500 higher education programs, recently thanked Paige Pence, ASCO’s Director of Student and Residency Affairs, for her valuable contribution to the new version of OptomCAS, the Liaison software that drives Optometry’s Centralized Application Service. According to Meghan VanSpriell, Vice President of […]

Poster Explains Evaluation of Cultural Competency Curriculum Guidelines Implementation Workshops

Poster Explains Evaluation of Cultural Competency Curriculum Guidelines Implementation Workshops

At the 2014 American Academy of Optometry annual meeting in Denver, ASCO’s Cultural Competency Curriculum Guidelines Subcommittee of the Diversity and Cultural Competency Committee presented the results of an evaluation of on-site workshops that were held at nine schools and colleges of optometry in 2013-2014. The Cultural Competency Curriculum Guidelines Implementation Workshops, made possible by […]

Eligibility Expanded for Student Award in Clinical Ethics

Eligibility Expanded for Student Award in Clinical Ethics

Entries are now being accepted for ASCO’s essay competition, the Student Award in Clinical Ethics. Eligibility for the award, which is sponsored by International Vision Expo, has been expanded so that students may submit an entry during any point in their professional program at an ASCO-affiliated school or college of optometry. The acceptable topics have […]

ASCO Adopts New Logo

ASCO Adopts New Logo

The Executive Committee of the ASCO Board of Directors recently chose a new logo to represent the Association from several options it commissioned marketing and communications firm redhead to create. While the new black and green design has a bold, modern look, it also maintains the spirit of the previous logo. All of the letters […]

Applications for Faculty Development Programs Now Being Accepted

Planning has begun for ASCO’s sixth biennial Summer Institute for Faculty Development, which will be held July 12-15, 2015, at the Eric P. Newman Center of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. While up to two applicants from each school and college of optometry will be selected to participate in the program, institutions are […]

ASCO Welcomes New Staff Member

ASCO Welcomes New Staff Member

Amanda Miller has joined ASCO in the role of Manager of Administrative and Board Services/Executive Assistant. A graduate of the Rutgers University School of Communications, for the past six years she has worked with medical specialty societies and an association management company. Her skills and experience cover a wide range of association functions and activities, […]