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Conference Round-Up


The 2018-19 conference and convention season was a great success for ICO! The College has been well-represented at many events since the previous issue of ICO Matters:

American Academy of Optometry

In November, Academy 2018 was held in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Mark Colip hosted his first ICO Alumni & Friends Reception as president. ICO doctors presented over 35 research posters. Drs. Christine Allison and Kelly Frantz presented a course entitled, “Advanced Strabismus and Amblyopia Diagnosis and Treatment.” Dr. Stephanie Klemencic presented a course, “Dilemmas in Herpes Zoster Ophthalmacus.” At the AAOF Celebration Luncheon, Dr. Xiaohua (Elsa) Zhuang was recognized for her Beta Sigma Kappa Research Fellowship award. Our students participated in the inaugural Essilor Academic Challenge, and look forward to competing in future years. Academy 2019 will be held in Orlando, Florida, in conjunction with the World Congress of Optometry.

Heart of America

ICO’s Primary Care, Ocular Disease, and Cornea Residents presented posters at this year’s HOA Congress. Dr. Kathryn Hohs was chosen as one of the top five submissions of the meeting and was awarded a $2,000 grant.

Global Specialty Lens Symposium

Dr. Jennifer Harthan spoke at GSLS along with several other ICO alumni. The research posters on display included findings on managing phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis by Dr. Lindsay Sicks. Dr. Sicks also won first place in the GSLS photo contest for a picture titled, “Charleux Sign.” At the Scleral Lens Education Society reception, Dr. Sicks was awarded Fellowship in the society, an honor already earned by Dr. Harthan.

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