Train the Trainer - General Information

The Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology (ATPO) will hold its signature Train the Trainer course and “Who Wants to be a Supertech?” on Friday, November 12th as satellite programming events in conjunction with the AAO Conference.


Friday, November 12 – at AAO Annual Meeting, New Orleans Marriott
8am-4pm Central

Learn the practical skills to create and deliver an effective, engaging training presentation in an ophthalmic environment, with real life strategies to help you deliver with confidence. Whether you train occasionally or full-time, one-on-one or in groups, this course will get you started, or bolster the techniques you are already using. All course participants will receive the textbook Train the Trainer – Ophthalmic Strategies That Work.

Jacqueline Pullos, COMT, OSC, CTC
Matthew Parker, PhD, LSSMBB, PMP, CTC, COMT, CST
Rhonda Ullom, COMT, FCLSA, OSC, OCS
Sergina Flaherty, COMT, OSC, CTC, (f)ATPO
COURSE FEE: $175 for Members (Includes book)
$90 for Members (Without book)
$250 for Non-Members (Includes book)
$165 for Non-Members (Without book)

Who wants to be a SuperTech?

Friday, November 12 – at AAO Annual Meeting, New Orleans Marriott
Tournament: 4:30pm-7pm Central

Keynote Speaker: Jay K Mattheis, MD
Presentation: LET'S GET TECH-NICAL: Your Role in the DED Patient Journey

Contact Brian Doty at for more information.


Train the Trainer Testimonials

Train the Trainer gives you the tools and knowledge to excel in training for any size company. One notable takeaway from the course discussed 3 key points of why we teach “understanding, recall and repeat it to use it”. This course was helpful in providing ways to organize a PowerPoint presentation and hands-on training techniques to help you train more effectively. The live panel discussion with the program stewards is a valuable tool in obtaining feedback for your questions relating to your workplace. The corresponding workbook is a vital piece of the curriculum and should be utilized to ensure retention of the course material.

Holly Cheshier, CRA, OCT-C, COT
Imaging Supervisor-VitreoRetinal Surgery, PLLC, Edina, MN
Online Committee Chair-Board of Education-Ophthalmic Photographers' Society

Thank you so much for being a great presenter and helping to facilitate a great program. It is so wonderful to find a place with such passionate and knowledgeable folks to learn from. I am looking forward to future programs with ATPO.

Scott Winters, COA
Horizon Eye Care