2019 Scientific Session

The 34th Annual ATPO Scientific Session and Grand Rounds program was held in San Francisco, CA, October 11-13, 2019. Thank you to all who attended! We enjoyed spending time with you learning, networking, and exploring. This program offered a total of 13 Group A IJCAHPO continuing education credits for attendees who attended all sessions. Check out our Facebook page to see all of the photos taken this year. To those of you who could not make it, we hope you can join us November 13-15, 2020, in Las Vegas, NV.

Attendee Comments:

  • "This was a very well-run meeting. I really enjoyed seeing the attendees, the speakers, the interesting topics, and the networking! Never fails to impress me! Great work ATPO!!"
  • "This was the best year yet! Super excited to attend all future events with ATPO! It was also the best Super Tech format!!"
  • "It was very difficult to choose one person from each day as a favorite. Every speaker chose great topics and did an awesome job presenting them."

Thank you to all of our faculty who presented at the annual meeting:

Train The Trainer, Friday, October 11, 2019
Sergina Flaherty, COMT, OSC, CTC, (f)ATPO; Amy Jost, BS, COMT, CCRC, CTC; Christine McDonald, COA, ROUB, OSC, COE; Matthew Parker, PhD, LSSMBB, PMP, CTC, COMT, CST; Jacqueline Pullos, COMT, OSC, CTC; Craig Simms, BSc, COMT, ROUB, CDOS; and Rhonda Ullom, COMT, OSC, FCLSA

COA, COT, COMT, and ROUB Review Sessions, Friday, October 11, 2019
Alicia Baird, COMT; Bobbi Ballenberg, COMT, OSC, (f)ATPO; Susan Busch, BA, COMT; Sonya Dakin, COT; Sarah Gill, COT, OSC; Anndrea Grant, COMT, OSC ; Suzanne Hansen, MEd, COMT, OSC; Anna Kiss, BSc, COMT, OSC; Beth Koch, COT, ROUB; Pattie Lamell, MEd, COMT, CO, OSC; Christine McDonald, COA, ROUB, OSC, COE; Veronica Plessinger, COT; Faith Race, COT; Jennifer Wilson, COMT; and Joan Wilson, BS, COMT

Scientific Session, Saturday, October 12, 2019

  • Keynote Lecture—Achieving Goals at Home and Work: A Metaphorical Analysis for AOP, Kenneth E. Woodworth, Jr., COMT, COE, (f)ATPO, FASOA
  • Medical Ethics for AOP, Sergina Flaherty, COMT, OSC, CTC, (f)ATPO
  • Learn From the Lids: Using Meibography to Examine the Root Cause of MGD, Todd Hostetter, COMT, CRA, FCLSA, (f)ATPO
  • Where Hallucinations and Illusions Live in the Brain? Brad Jacobsen, MD, and Srav Vegunta, MD
  • Kenneth E. Woodworth, Jr., Fellow Lecture: 38 Years in the Rearview Mirror, Mona Carpenter, COMT, (f)ATPO
  • Paying it Forward: Volunteerism for the Allied Ophthalmic Professional, Pattie Lamell, MEd, COMT, CO, OSC
  • The Root of the Ophthalmic Dilemma! Matthew Parker, PhD, LSSMBB, PMP, CTC, COMT, CST
  • Quality Improvement: What Comes Next After the RCA? Lisa Rovick, MHSc, COMT, CO, (f)ATPO
  • VFA-DYK? Jacqueline Pullos, COMT, OSC, CTC
  • Who Wants to be a Super Tech? Amy Jost, BS, COMT, CCRC, CTC

Grand Rounds, Sunday, October 13, 2019

  • Artificial Intelligence for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening, Stephen Odaibo, MD, MS
  • Optical Pearls and Pitfalls in Ophthalmology, David Guyton, MD
  • Electrophysiology: A Piece in a Complex Puzzle, Wanda Pfeifer, COMT, CO, OC(C)
  • Recycling Eyeglasses in the 21st Century: A Modern Approach to Repurposing High-Quality Donations, Jeffery Lynch, MD, MPH
  • Alcon Excellence Academy—Facilitating Training and Education Through Distance Learning, Rustin Floyd, MBA
  • Common Errors Seen on Ophthalmic Skill Evaluations, Amy Jost, BS, COMT, CCRC, CTC
  • Optimizing Clinic Flow Without Compromising Care, Jacqueline Pullos, COMT, OSC, CTC
  • The Quirks of Confocal Imaging, Timothy Bennett, CRA, OCT-C, FOPS
  • Deadly Ptosis, Karl Golnik, MD, MEd
  • Memorable Moments, Matthew Parker, PhD, LSSMBB, PMP, CTC, COMT, CST

Special Recognition:

Kenneth Woodworth

Keynote Lecture:
Kenneth E. Woodworth, Jr., COMT, COE, (f)ATPO, FASOA

Mona Carpenter

Kenneth E. Woodworth, Jr. Fellow Lecture:
Mona Carpenter, COMT, (f)ATPO
Voted Favorite Speaker for the Scientific Session.

David Guyton

Grand Rounds Favorite Speaker:
David Guyton, MD

Additional Program Speakers:

Sergina Flaherty

Scientific Session Speaker:
Sergina Flaherty, COMT, OSC, CTC (f)ATPO

Rustin Floyd

Grand Rounds Speaker:
Rustin Floyd, MBA

Amy Jost

Super Tech and Grand Rounds Speaker:
Amy Jost, BS, COMT, CCRC, CTC

Stephen Odaibo

Grand Rounds Speaker:
Stephen Odaibo, MD, MS

Matthew Parker

Scientific Session and Grand Rounds Speaker:
Matthew Parker, PhD, LSSMBB, PMP, CTC, COMT, CST

Jacqueline Pullos

Scientific Session and Grand Rounds Speaker:
Jacqueline Pullos, COMT, OSC, CTC

Lisa Rovick

Scientific Session Speaker:
Lisa Rovick, MHSc, COMT, CO, (f)ATPO