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Young Ophthalmologists
Knowledge is for Breakfast in Orlando
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As we talked about last month, at this year's Annual Meeting, you will be able to purchase the Academy Plus course pass, which covers 350 Academy and AAOE instruction courses for one low price.

However, there are a few that are NOT covered by the pass, including Skills Transfer labs, AAOE roundtables, Coding Camp and special ticketed events. Additionally, there are several YO-specific events that are not covered, including:

  • The YO Program ($35 and includes lunch);
  • Networking With the Experts: Knowledge and Tips for the YO ($20 and includes lunch); and 
  • Breakfasts With the Experts.
For all of these events, seating is limited, so be sure to make your reservations early. Another reason to register soon: early registration discounts end Aug. 3. In order to receive all materials before the meeting (and not wait in line for onsite pickup), you need to register by Aug. 31.

While the YO Program and Networking With the Experts are set programs, there are several breakfasts to choose from. To help with the selection, we have listed them by relevance for the different stages of YOs: residents, those in the first few years of practice, and YOs outside of the United States.

Breakfasts With the Experts
Breakfast With the Experts 2010
Breakfast With the Experts at the 2010 Joint Meeting.
Breakfasts With the Experts are a great way to get specialized information in a small, intimate setting. With just nine people per group, you have a great opportunity to ask questions and gain insights on topics that are most important to you.

All Breakfasts With the Experts take place from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Sunday through Tuesday, in Hall A1 of the Orange County Convention Center. The cost is just $30 per breakfast if you register before Sept. 28 and $40 on site, though members in training enjoy a 50 percent discount. Fees also include a continental breakfast.

Recommended for residents:
  • Negotiating Your First Employment Agreement (Sunday, Oct. 23)
  • How to Join a Group Practice: Introductory Concepts (Sunday, Oct. 23)
  • Fellowship Match: Landing Your Top Choice (Sunday, Oct. 23)
  • Anatomy of Your First Employment Agreement (Monday, Oct. 24)
  • Ethical Physician-Industry Relationships and the Revised PhRMA Code (Monday, Oct. 24)
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Emergency Ophthalmic Care (Monday, Oct. 24)
  • Anatomy of Your First Employment Agreement (Tuesday, Oct. 25)
  • Clinical Practice vs. Research: Ethical Distinctions (Tuesday, Oct. 25)
Recommended for YOs in their first few years of practice:
  • Negotiating Your First Employment Agreement (Sunday, Oct. 23)
  • How to Join a Group Practice: Introductory Concepts (Sunday, Oct. 23)
  • The Win-Win Use of Internet in Your Practice: Save Money and Help Patients (Sunday, Oct. 23)
  • Incorporating Premium IOLs Into the Young Cataract Surgeon’s Practice (Sunday, Oct. 23)
  • Surviving the First Year in Practice (Monday, Oct. 24)
  • Building a Successful Investment Portfolio Using Alternative Investments (Monday, Oct. 24)
  • Anatomy of Your First Employment Agreement (Monday, Oct. 24)
  • Getting to Partner: A Guide For the Young Ophthalmologist Moving From Employee to Owner (Monday, Oct. 24)
  • Surgical Management of Cataract and Glaucoma: So Many Options – Which One Should I Choose? (Monday, Oct. 24)
  • Ethical Physician-Industry Relationships and the Revised PhRMA Code (Monday, Oct. 24)
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Emergency Ophthalmic Care (Monday, Oct. 24)
  • Transitioning from Mentee to Mentor: Effective Strategies in Training Residents and Fellows (Tuesday, Oct. 25)
  • Anatomy of Your First Employment Agreement (Tuesday, Oct. 25)
  • How to Use Web-Based Tools to Educate and Retain Your Patients (Tuesday, Oct. 25)
  • New Associate Employment Contracts (Tuesday, Oct. 25)
  • How to Join a Group Practice: Introductory Concepts (Tuesday, Oct. 25)
Recommended for YOs outside of the United States:
  • Building a Successful Investment Portfolio Using Alternative Investments (Monday, Oct. 24)
  • International Volunteering for the Young Ophthalmologist (Monday, Oct. 24)
  • Ethical Physician-Industry Relationships and the Revised PhRMA Code (Monday, Oct. 24)
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Emergency Ophthalmic Care (Monday, Oct. 24)
  • How to Arrange a Fellowship in the United States for Non-U.S. Trainees (Tuesday, Oct. 25)
YO Committee-sponsored breakfasts
Several of these breakfasts are hosted by your YO committee members. These include:
  • Fellowship Match: Landing Your Top Choice (Sunday, Oct. 23) with Parag Parekh, MD
  • Incorporating Premium IOLs into the Young Cataract Surgeon’s Practice (Sunday, Oct. 23) with Rob Melendez, MD, MBA
  • Pearls for Examining Children’s Eyes for the General Ophthalmologist (Sunday, Oct. 23) with Aaron Miller, MD, MBA
  • Surviving the First Year in Practice (Monday, Oct. 24) with Andy Doan, MD, PhD
  • Transitioning from Mentee to Mentor: Effective Strategies in Training Residents and Fellows (Tuesday, Oct. 25) with Sanjay Kedhar, MD
The YO International Subcomittee also recommends:
  • How to Arrange a Fellowship in the United States for Non-U.S. Trainees (Tuesday, Oct. 25) with Harry Roux, MD
Still Need Help Deciding?
Post a question in the Annual Meeting group in the Online Community and ask your peers which breakfast sessions they are attending and why. Take advantage of the Academy’s easy-to-use online collaboration to make the most of your Annual Meeting.

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About the author: Kimberly Day is a freelance health writer and medical editor and a frequent contributor to YO Info. She is the co-author of Hormone Revolution and contributing editor to Peak Health Advocate.

 
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