• The Value of Networking

    A new manager and I were discussing the Academy meeting last week when a question came up. She asked me, “What was the greatest thing about attending the AAOE meeting?” After ranting over the great general sessions and the many wonderful courses I have attended, I paused. How can I explain networking to someone who has never experienced the camaraderie of ophthalmic administrators problem solving, the joy of exchanging ideas with practices across the nation (or right next door), or the relief of knowing you are not alone in your daily struggles to deliver quality patient care and still guard the financial health of the organization?