Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Effects of Contemporary Technologies on Medical Education, Practice, and Management

2012 ISECON Proceedings New Orleans LA

Panel Presentation

The Effects of Contemporary Technologies on Medical Education, Practice, and Management

George Nezlek, PhD


Katarzyna Luba, MD
University of Chicago

Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd
Illinois College of Optometry/Illinois Eye Institute/Lyons Family Eye Care

Richard Friedman, MD
Radiation Oncology of Mississippi

In the case of healthcare, the consequences of applying new technologies can literally be a matter of life and death. Our panel will discuss the impacts, good and bad, of relevant technologies on the delivery of healthcare services to patients, the management of medical practice, and the training of future healthcare professionals.

Targeted Attendees
Faculty interested in Health Information Systems

Recommended Citation: Nezlek, G., Luba, K., Maino, D., Friedman, R., (2012). The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference, v.29 n.2036, New Orleans, LA.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Red Flags for Primary Teachers

Red flags for Primary Teachers is a recently published text by Katie Johnson with a forward by my friend and colleague, Dr. Len Press. I had a chance to meet Katie at the recent COVD meeting in Fort Worth, Tx. She is a wonderful lady who wants to get the word out about learning related vision problems and what teachers need to know. This book starts by telling individual "kid stories" and only gets better as it moves thru its 136 pages. I will be writing a more in-depth review for VP Today. Watch for it! DM

The publisher says:

About 10 Million Children Have Difficulties Learning to Read. Learning and Visual-Motor Performances are Linked. In one study, 51% of children who passed an eye chart screening still had vision problems that affected their ability to perform at their full potential in the classroom. Come with Katie Johnson into her world and experience her class tested movement activities that can take the kids with struggles closer to success. Discover the reality of unfinished developmental patterns and how the eyes need to work in order to make sense of print on a page. After 40 years as a teacher, with 15 years of hands-on practice of these methods, Katie paints a portrait of each child s potential in this practical and easy-to-use handbook.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Dr. Dominick Maino appointed to Major AOA Committee

Dr. Ronald Hopping, AOA President

Dr. Ronald Hopping, President of the American Optometric Association, has appointed ICO faculty member,               Dr. Dominick Maino to the AOA Meetings Center Executive Committee. The Meetings Center Executive Committee plans all aspects of the AOA meeting from exhibitors to lectures to posters.
Dr. Maino will primarily serve as the Chair of the Posters Committee. This committee is comprised of the best clinicians and clinical researchers optometry has to offer. They act as peer reviewers of their colleague's research, case series, and case report poster submissions.  
AOA Trustee, Dr. Barbara Horn & Dr. Dominick Maino
He also notes that: "I want all my colleagues at academic institutions, research facilities, and optometric offices to start writing those case studies and clinically relevant research studies for submission right now. The "Call for Posters" for the next AOA meeting is but a few weeks away, please be ready to submit your finest work for the committee's consideration." 
(See Poster selection criteria and requirements below.)
Dr. Maino has been active within organized optometry every since serving as ICO's AOSA Trustee as a student. He routinely assists faculty and clinicians in writing their case reports and research for submission to the AOA and other organizations. He encourages all to contact him on how to submit your work to Optometry's Meeting (San Diego June 2013).

2012 POSTER SELECTION CRITERIA AND REQUIREMENTS (watch for any changes for 2013!)

 Authors will be notified by e-mail of the acceptance of their poster by mid-March. Acceptance will be based on the following criteria:
  1. All abstracts must meet the following requirements:
    1. Primary authors must be a member of the AOA in order to be an Optometry’s Meeting® Poster Presenter.
    2. The complete abstract must be submitted online by [information will be forthcoming]
    3. A primary author may only submit 3 posters total, any posters exceeding this amount will not be considered.
    4. The abstract must follow the format example explicitly, (see links below) or disqualification will occur.
      Click here for Scientific Abstract Example
      Click here for Case Study Abstract Example
    5. The abstract submission form must be filled out completely; otherwise the entry will be disqualified.
    6. The abstract must be no more than 350 words (not including title and authors), all abstracts over this word count will be disqualified.
    7. The information conveyed must be of sufficient general interest to the optometric community.
    8. The abstract must be clear, concise, and well-written in anticipation of publication.
    9. The abstract must contain sufficient detail for evaluation.
  2. Scientific abstracts must meet the following additional requirements:
    1. The abstract must be based on original and previously unpublished research.
    2. The abstract must describe a scientific investigation of the idea or product being studied.
    3. The abstract must demonstrate a clear and soundly tested hypothesis.
    4. The conclusions in the abstract must appear to be justified by the results presented.
    5. The abstract must contain evidence of a significant, new result and the significance must be clear from the abstract.
    6. The abstract must contain more than just preliminary results.
  3. Case report abstracts must meet the following additional requirements:
    1. The case report must highlight timely or essential information, not just a review of information already in the literature.
    2. The case report must be unique-if two similar case reports are submitted, a choice may be made between the two to maximize diversity in the poster program.
    3. The case report must demonstrate complete follow-through of patient care.
    4. The clinical significance of the case report must be clear from the abstract.
  4. Informational abstracts must meet the following additional requirements:
    1. The topic must be deemed appropriate for presentation at Optometry’s Meeting®. Topics appropriate for informational posters include, but are not limited to, information about AOA programs or sections.
    2. Informational posters may not contain product or service advertisements.