ICO excelled at this year’s Illinois Optometric Association convention. The gathering, titled “Optometric Insight 2015,” was based in Itasca, Illinois, September 17-20. Since this convention is in our home state, ICO played a big role throughout.
ICO sponsored the IOA luncheon, where ICO President Arol Augsburger, OD, gave a welcoming address. CE opportunities were available across the weekend, including a student track exclusively for aspiring ODs. ICO also had a table in the Exhibit Hall where 13 alumni signed up to be new Alumni Ambassadors. We are excited for this new crop of mentors to engage with our students.
ICO’s best and brightest were recognized with several awards over the course of the convention. Karina Nikogosian, OD ’11, was named Illinois Young OD of the Year. Bob Steinmetz, OD ’03, was named Illinois OD of the Year. Finally, ICO professor Christine Allison, OD, was declared President-elect of the IOA.
Next year’s IOA is slated to be held in Springfield, Ill.