A Word from Our Chair

Welcome to our spring edition of On Board.  Thank you for taking the time to read about our latest updates for ABO Diplomates. In the very near future, ABO will be sending all Diplomates an important survey to complete. It covers a wide range of topics and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. The purpose…

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Diplomate Spotlight, Dr. Deepa Chandrasekaran

Dr. Deepa Chandrasekaran began her optometry career in India, graduating from the Elite School of Optometry in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Now a resident of the greater Nashville, Tennessee area, Dr. Chandrasekaran went on to earn her MS in Vision Science from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, her OD degree from Pacific University College of…

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News & Notes

We need your response! Look for our Diplomate Survey to hit your inbox the week of May 16!  ABO continually strives to improve board certification and the Maintenance of Certification program. To better serve both our Diplomates and the greater public, we need to hear from you. Direct feedback from program participants is vital to…

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Join Us for a Special Event Webinar with OWNS

Save the date for Thursday, May 26th from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EDT for a free COPE-accredited CE webinar “Advances and Innovations in the Management of Ocular Diseases.”  A collaboration between ABO and the Ocular Wellness & Nutrition Society (OWNS), the webinar will be presented by Dr. Pinakin Davey, Vice-President of OWNS and tenured Professor…

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Putting it Into Practice: New Knowledge Leads to Improved Patient Care

ABO Diplomates are passionate about learning and many of them share that passion with their staff, students, and externs, as evidenced by recently submitted quality improvement activities (QIAs). Dr. Jenelle Mallios is Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and Associate Professor at Chicago College of Optometry. After completing the Pediatric/Binocular Vision CAP assessment, she was inspired…

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A Word from Our Chair

Happy New Year and congratulations to all Diplomates who recently completed their first CAP assessment cycle. As individual doctors you have benefited from Board Certification through continuous education and assessment. Thank you for your dedication to improving your knowledge, competency and patient care. When I graduated from the Ohio State University College of Optometry in…

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Challenging CAP Assessment Inspires Quality Improvements

The Cataract/Refractive Surgery/Glaucoma CAP assessment that was offered last year was the most challenging of the nine assessments that have been developed so far by ABO. It was also the incentive for many ABO Diplomates’ Quality Improvement Activity (QIA). The challenge and the incentive both stemmed from the journal article by Donald C. Hood titled…

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New Learning Builder Features and Modules

Diplomates routinely tell us that the easier our Learning Builder portal and website are to use, the easier it is for them to keep current, engage in learning modules and find needed information. With this in mind, we are pleased to share with you several new enhancements and learning tools. ABO Certificates – Diplomates may…

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Staff Spotlight – Laura Teasdale

ABO is pleased to welcome Laura Teasdale as our new administrative specialist. Laura joined the team in October and quickly got to work helping Diplomates with year-end MOC submissions. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, Laura studied to become a recreational therapist. However, a fluke conversation with an employment agency took her down a…

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First Diplomates Complete Full CAP Cycle. Now What?

In January of 2019, our first group of over 1,000 Diplomates transitioned into the new MOC CAP program and took their first assessment, Systemic Health. Three years and nine assessments later, the first full cycle of CAP assessments is complete. The nine CAP assessments reflect the topic domains of the initial board certification exam. Seven…

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