Join our community
AAOE membership provides extensive benefits to practicing ophthalmologists, their management and administrative staff, and ophthalmic consultants.
The most successful administrators recognize the value of developing their own leadership and mentoring skills, not only in the professional realm but also for personal growth. Investing in your professional growth helps your employees succeed by constructive mentoring, builds resilience to mistakes and ensures better decision-making. We invite you to consider becoming a volunteer for AAOE as an avenue to professional and personal growth.
Write for Practice Management Express
AAOE publishes a weekly newsletter that offers advice on running a successful practice. AAOE’s consultants and seasoned members often contribute to the newsletter in the form of articles and advice columns. This is a great way to share the wealth of your experience with peers and develop your own communication skills. Contact AAOE Program Manager Licia Wells for more information on contributing articles to Practice Management Express.
Present an instruction course
The AAOE annual meeting program is outstanding because members like you share their hard-earned expertise, pearls and tips by presenting instruction courses on a variety of topics. Each year we offer a wide range of new courses that speak to the most current practice management challenges our members face. New to teaching courses? No problem. We can pair you with seasoned presenters to help you get started and develop your presentation skills. Contact AAOE Program Manager Licia Wells for more information on presenting courses at the annual meeting.
Present a webinar
AAOE regularly offers webinars on various practice management topics. We invite industry experts and seasoned administrators to present webinar content on select topics. If you would like to present a webinar, contact AAOE Program Manager Licia Wells for more information.
Serve as a reviewer
AAOE pays close attention to the quality and content of our annual meeting courses. Of course, the best reviewers are our members and we value your opinion. If you would like to serve as a reviewer for our annual meeting courses, contact AAOE Program Manager Licia Wells for more information.
Join a volunteer committee
Professionals helping professionals connect, grow and lead. Share your skills with your peers and cultivate your talents by participating in our volunteer committees. Contact Sangeeta Fernandes, AAOE Director of Practice Management, to get involved.
- AAOE Content Committee: Review and provide practice management content for the AAOE website, the weekly Practice Management Express, and other various AAOE and Academy venues and publications. This committee also reviews, selects and monitors courses for the AAOE program of the Academy’s annual meeting.
- AAOE EHR Committee: Provide resources and guidance to AAOE members with EHR selection, implementation and advancing care information attestation in order to successfully avoid penalties and receive incentives.
Join the conversation on AAOE listservs
With AAOE listservs, you have access to thousands of your peers, instantly. Post an unlimited number of questions on E-Talk, E-Code and E-Retina and receive prompt answers/insights from fellow practice managers, ophthalmologists, consultants, and qualified AAOE staff. Topics range from turnaround on posting of charges, to ICD-10, to DME billing, to office financial policy, to 92136 coding, to office cell phone policy and more.