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 […]

ASCO Board of Directors Convenes in Anaheim, Calif.

ASCO Board of Directors Convenes in Anaheim, Calif.

The ASCO Board of Directors held its winter meeting on Nov. 8, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. ASCO President Dr. Karla Zadnik opened the daylong meeting, which included discussions about future Board of Directors meeting topics and the recent meeting of the Inter-Organizational Communications and Cooperation Committee; requests for nominations of individuals to serve on the […]

Funding Secured for Future Online Clinical Educators Forums

Funding Secured for Future Online Clinical Educators Forums

The ASCO Clinical Affairs Committee (CAC) is pleased to announce that its Online Clinical Educators Forum (OCEF) has received generous support for 2017 and 2018. The ASCO Clinic Directors/Administrators (CD/A) SIG confirmed that it will provide funding in the amount of $20,000. The CAC conducted the first OCEF in April 2015. The event reached more […]

New Cultural Competency Resource

New Cultural Competency Resource

ASCO’s Diversity and Cultural Competency Committee (DCCC) recently posted a new online resource, Case Studies in Cultural Competency. This downloadable compendium of case studies is available at no charge to faculty, students and other interested individuals at ASCO member schools and colleges. It contains the winning and best case studies from two years’ worth of […]

ASCO’s Strategic Plan Update in Progress

ASCO’s Strategic Plan Update in Progress

The past several months have seen tremendous progress in the development of ASCO’s new Strategic Plan. This progress was reported by ASCO’s Executive Director, Dawn Mancuso, during the Board meeting on Nov. 8, 2016. The Strategic Planning Committee, led by ASCO President Dr. Karla Zadnik (OSU) and including Dr. Jenny Coyle (PUCO), Dr. David Damari […]

Optometry Virtual Fairs Continue to be Popular

Optometry Virtual Fairs Continue to be Popular

ASCO sponsored its seventh Optometry Virtual Fair on Nov. 2, 2016. All 23 schools and colleges of optometry participated, 643 prospective students registered and 367 of them chatted live online with school and college representatives. Virtual fairs are part of the ASCO-American Optometric Association Project on Further Developing a Robust, Diverse, and Highly Qualified National […]

ASCO Participates in Health Professions Week

ASCO Participates in Health Professions Week

ASCO was among 19 organizations that collaborated to create an inaugural Health Professions Week (HPW) Sept. 26-30, 2016. The free week-long event provided more than 4,000 high school students, college students, counselors and advisors with interactive opportunities to explore health-related education programs and careers. HPW included an online treasure hunt, on-campus events and two virtual […]

Tune into the Latest ASCO Podcasts

Tune into the Latest ASCO Podcasts

Are you up-to-date with the ASCO Podcast Series? Check out the two most recently produced installments: Hayley Barber, Miss Alabama 2016 and Miss America 2017 contestant, talks about why she plans to apply to optometry school and Sight for Small Eyes, the organization she created to raise awareness about the importance of comprehensive eye examinations […]

Free Printed Materials Available<br> from the National Eye Health Education Program

Free Printed Materials Available
from the National Eye Health Education Program

The National Eye Health Education Program has generously provided some of its printed materials to be distributed to ASCO member schools, clinics, SIGs, etc. The materials are free, but your institution pays for shipping (via FedEx). Materials available are: Diabetic Eye Disease – An Educators Guide (English version), minimum 44 per box Diabetic Eye Disease […]

ASCO President Helps Educate Public about Contact Lenses

ASCO President Helps Educate Public about Contact Lenses

In August 2016, ASCO President Dr. Karla Zadnik appeared on All Sides with Ann Fisher, a public affairs radio talk show broadcast by WOSU 89.7 NPR News in Ohio. Dr. Zadnik’s discussion with Fisher coincided with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Contacts Lens Health Week. Dr. Zadnik explained the differences between the various […]