WIO, OWL partner at summer symposium

Jul 09, 2010

Ophthalmic Women Leaders and Women In Ophthalmology announce a joint partnership in presenting the WIO Summer Symposium, Aug. 12 to 15, at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, NC.

Pinehurst, NC-Ophthalmic Women Leaders (OWL) and Women In Ophthalmology (WIO) announce a joint partnership in presenting the WIO Summer Symposium, Aug. 12 to 15, at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, NC.

The annual event boasts an educational component in addition to opportunities for networking among attendees, which consistently tops 150 women. The symposium provides solid scientific and practice management information to clinicians, researchers, and other professionals who are engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease.

This year’s program also promises to feature an increased focus on education from a variety of professionals within the medical and ophthalmic worlds.

“As a combined unit with OWL, we have career and life experiences that we can all benefit from,” said Eydie Miller‐Ellis, MD, summer symposium program chairwoman and professor of clinical ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia. “Adding the mixture of clinical and industry, we will all come out of the meeting more empowered than we were before.”

In addition to a growing number of established ophthalmologists and industry professionals, WIO is increasingly focused on the development of residents in ophthalmology and welcomes their abstracts for presentation. The symposium provides a unique setting for established professionals to mentor residents and help them develop leadership skills that will be helpful in their career.

“Our collaborative goal in this symposium is to strengthen the meeting by consulting on a unique program to inspire and educate members of both organizations,” said Pamela Gleeson, OWL president and chief financial officer at Santen Inc., Napa, CA. “We recognize the many synergies between OWL and WIO. Whether you’re in business, private practice, academia, industry, or corporate, we have career and life experiences that we can all benefit from. Members of both organizations will find the meeting quite valuable.”

Program registration for WIO and OWL members is $400. For more information and to register online, go to WIO’s Web site (www.wioonline.org).

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