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A news publication from Q U A R T E Table of Contents From the President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 An Update from COVD’s Blog and Social Media Committee . . . . . . . . 3 by Shelly Mozlin, OD, FCOVD, FCOVD-A R L Y Volume 1, Issue 1 • January 2014 From the President: Continuing Education Outside of the COVD Annual Meeting Why Should I Attend a Meeting as a Student?I Get Enough Lectures! . . . . . 17 by David Hackett Happy New Year! I am sending best wishes for a prosperous, healthy, and happy 2014. With a new year, doctors and therapists may be looking for educational opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills. As outlined in our strategic plan, COVD has expanded its educational offerings outside of the Annual Meeting. For the past several years, COVD has Ida Chung, OD, FCOVD offered applied concepts courses in con­ junction with SECO’s meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. On January 25th and 26th, COVD offered an applied concepts course in Cleveland, Ohio. The additional venues that offer applied concepts courses are to allow not only our members to attend these courses at a different time and location during the year, but also to give non-members the opportunity to attend these courses and learn more about optometric vision therapy and COVD. The courses held in conjunction with SECO’s meeting Therapists’ Corner: The Phone Call from The President . . . 18 by Robert Nurisio, COVT Looking to apply for a research grant? Want to nominate an outstanding therapist for their contributions? Do not miss these opportunities and more! COVD SOCIAL: When and How Often to Post . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 by Ruth Villeneuve Giving Tuesday and Every Day . . . . . . . . 5 by Katie Kirschner, MS Helping You Spread the Word . . . . . . . . 7 by Toni Bristol COVD Receives $50,000 Donation from Beta Sigma Kappa Society . . . . . . .9 by Ilana Gelfond-Polnariev, OD, FCOVD and Pamela R. Happ, CAE Looking Ahead in the New Year . . . . . . 16 by Miki Lyn D’Angelo, OD Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Thanks to our Advertisers: Bernell The Fresnel Prism and Lens Co. NuSquared (continued) Did you order your plaque yet? . . . 8 Beta Sigma Kappa – COVD Research Grant Application Guidelines . . . . . . . . . 10 Call for Board Director Nominations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 COVD Co-located with SECO 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 COVD 44th Annual Meeting . . . . 13 2014 Call for Papers and Posters . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Apply Now for 2014 COVD Research Grant Awards . . . . . . . . . 15 Help Us Recognize Members Who Have Made Outstanding Contributions . . . . . 15 Streamline Patient Payments with TransFirst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Call for IECB Nominations . . . . . . 20 College of Optometrists in Vision Development • 215 W. Garfield Road, Suite 200 • Aurora, OH 44202 330.995.0718 (voice) • 330.995.0719 (fax) • info@covd.org • www.covd.org