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Orthoptics in ‘The Buff’ Planned June 6-8

The American Association of Certified Orthoptists, in collaboration with the Ross Eye Institute and the University at Buffalo Department of Ophthalmology, is hosting “Orthoptics in ‘The Buff,’” the AACO’s 2019 spring meeting.

This three-day event, scheduled for Thursday, June 6 through Saturday, June 8, will cover a wide range of orthoptics topics, including student presentations and discussions of the latest research and information in the field. Sessions will be held both at the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo and the Millennium Buffalo hotel.

The special guest speaker at this year’s event is Alan B. Scott, MD, a founding member and former director of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute. He has practiced adult and pediatric ophthalmology for more than five decades, and continues to work as a senior scientist with the Strabismus Research Foundation. During the June meeting, Dr. Scott will also be recognized with the 2019 Lucien Howe Medal, given for outstanding contributions to the field of ophthalmology.

Attendees at the spring meeting are also eligible for 15.75 hours of continuing education credit to count toward their ongoing educational requirements.

Learn more about the 2019 AACO spring meeting, see the latest schedule of events and learn how to register by visiting aacobuffalo.org.

We at the Ross Eye Institute have been saddened by recent events surrounding race and inequality, but buoyed by the opportunity for lasting change. As healthcare providers, we are in a unique position to lead by example, and to further the goals of diversity and inclusion among our patients, students, and staff. We recognize there are systemic impediments to equal care for all, but we continue to be committed to the provision of excellent healthcare to all patients regardless of race or insurance status. We are proud of our efforts to provide equal access to eye care for all.

Today we renew our commitment to the Buffalo and the Western New York community, and we will continue to treat everyone as equals.​