VOSH Annual Meeting 2017
The Drake Hotel, 140 E Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
October 13 & 14, 2017
Ready to network with other VOSH members?
Interested in exchanging ideas and being inspired by guest speakers on issues concerning eye care around the world?
Then plan on joining us at the 25th VOSH Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois
October 13-14, 2016
Schedule of Events
Stay tuned for more detail!
25th VOSH Annual Meeting
The Drake Hotel, 140 E Walton Pl, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Friday October 13, 2017
8 AM: Exam for Fellow of VOSH/International (FVI) (See http://vosh.org/get-involved/fellow-of-voshinternational/ for details)
12- 1 PM Luncheon Honoring all Fellows of VOSH/International. All Past V/I Presidents, Board members and staff invited. (RSVP here: firstname.lastname@example.org)
5:30- 7 pm – Welcome Reception, honoring all Student-VOSH Members (RSVP here: email@example.com)
Saturday, October 14, 2017 – Annual Meeting
8 am to 5 pm: Meeting, includes breakfast and lunch
Key Note Speaker: Jerry Vincent, OD, MPH. Dr Vincent lives in Thailand and is a world recognized authority on working with refugee populations. He is also on staff with Salus and teaches for its MPH program.
Other Speakers Include:
Bob Corlew, Immediate Past-President of Lions International and current President of the Lions Foundation, discussing world-wide issues
Dr. Bob Molter and Dr. Kimberly Molter, sharing their experiences teaching as part of the VOSH Corps program in Viet Nam this past year.
Douglas Jackson, Ph.D, J.D, CEO of Project C.U.R.E.
Panel Discussions relating to establish VOSH clinics in Nicaragua, Mexico and El Salvador, and a SVOSH student Panel addressing issues specific to Student VOSH chapters and thei relationship with each other and VOSH Regional and State chapters.
Interactive Breakout Sessions relating to making your mission clinics more effective and efficient without sacrificing quality of care. Exhibitors, Student VOSH Video Contest and more!
Recognition of New VOSH Fellows, Franklin Harms Society, Humanitarian of the Year Award, Lifetime Achievement Award
Installation of Dr. Tracy Matchinski as the new VOSH/International President
Register by September 1: $120
Register September 2 and after: $160
Students: $25 (reimbursable at the event during lunch break)
Airport & Shuttle Info
CALL FOR POSTERS!
Once again, we will be hanging posters this year. Last year almost all SVOSH chapters submitted posters and many VOSH chapters. This year, be one of them and share with the other VOSHers your accomplishments of the past year!
We invite all of you to submit a poster; the topic can on anything related to your SVOSH and VOSH Chapter activities (i. e. fundraising, domestic and/or international missions, etc). If you and or a member of your chapter cannot attend the Annual Meeting, the poster can be mailed to Deborah Wright-DeMaderios. Please contact Deborah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The format of the posters will be the same as last year:
We are requesting one poster to be submitted by each VOSH and Student VOSH Chapter.
To be uniform, we are requesting everyone use the 24″x36″ size on glossy paper. Several companies were evaluated for cost, ease of use and quick printing time. The company we suggest using is: Makesigns.com. The cost to your chapter for the 24″ by 36″ posters is about $24.00 plus shipping. To give you an idea about timeline to have these made, the posters are printed and shipped within one business day of receiving them (posters received before noon central time on any given business day are actually printed and shipped out on the same day). Then the delivery time simply depends on what shipping method you choose. The company offers everything from FedEx Ground, which can take up to 5 business days, to FedEx Next Business Day which would arrive the next business day after it is shipped.
Our VOSH template is flexible. You can add text, images, tables or charts as you wish. PLEASE USE YOUR VOSH Chapter logo, which is similar to the International logo above. If you do not have it, please let us know and we will send it to you.
Attached is the template you can use to create your poster and upload the results. Also, you can go to the company website, makesigns.com, and on the home page along the top there is a template tab, under this is a ‘Custom School Template’. Our VOSH template will be there. It is also attached to this announcement.
We ask that posters be dropped off at the VOSH conference hotel, The Drake Hotel, 140 E Walton Pl, Chicago, IL 60611, on Friday afternoon, October 13, 2017, attention Deborah Wright-DeMaderios. If you are unable to come to the meeting, but would like to send your poster for display, please contact me.
If you have any additional queries, contact
John Larcabal, OD, Chair, VOSH Chapter Relations larcabal@VOSH.org
Michael Ciszek, OD, Chair, SVOSH Chapter Relations ciszek@VOSH.org