During the month of April, Dr. Denise R. Chamblee, M.D., will be attending two different ophthalmology meetings for professional development. These meetings include the 39th Annual American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) meeting in Boston and the American Academy of Ophthalmology Mid-Year Forum in Washington, D.C.
The AAPOS meeting consisted of a five-day program, which provided educational content for a variety of topics. Some of these included effective management of a pediatric ophthalmology practice, medical ethics and risk management.
In addition, presentations highlighted the most up to date scientific studies and research results particularly those pertinent to strabismus (misaligned eyes), amblyopia (lazy eye) and binocular function (which refers to the eyes’ ability to merge vision into one distinct image)
After the AAPOS annual meeting, Dr. Chamblee will attend the American Academy of Ophthalmology Mid-Year Forum in Washington, D.C. This annual conference provides an opportunity for AAPOS members and leaders to identify and discuss some of the critical issues facing ophthalmology, including widespread changes to the public health care system and Medicare.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Chamblee was one of the Eye M.D.s to have been selected to participate in this year’s Academy’s Leadership Development Program. The session at the Mid-Year Forum will focus on developing participants’ advocacy skills, which will help the program graduates facilitate leadership positions on a local, as well as a national, basis.