SUPPORT VOSH WHILE YOU OBTAIN YOUR COPE-APPROVED CE
CEwire2016, the largest virtual continuing education conference for optometrists, is now open for early registration. With 50 COPE-approved credit hours, top speakers, and a large virtual exhibit hall with vendor discounts, CEwire2016 is the most convenient, affordable and fun way to help meet your CE requirements without leaving home. 
The show will be broadcast “live” online on January 16 & 17, 2016 and the recorded sessions will be available “on demand” for all registrants to view through May 1st, 2016.
Profits from the event are to be distributed to both the American Optometric Foundation and Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH/International).
Early registration pricing for the conference is $129 for an individual OD, or $199 for an “Office Pass” that covers all ODs and staff in your office.
To get more information or to register for the conference, please visit: http://www.cewire2016.com
To learn more about Internet CE and the number of allowable credits in each state, visit: https://www.odwire.org/wiki/2016-ce-requirements-by-state/
Updated COVID-19 and VOSH Humanitarian Clinics Advice

Due to an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 infections, a new variant that is more contagious, and these being early days in the vaccination distribution, VOSH/International DOES NOT recommend that chapters participate in domestic or international eye and vision clinics at this time.

We reiterate that at a time when the coronavirus continues to spread quickly in many parts of the world and vaccinations are not yet available to local populations, the risk of close contact with patients in a crowded outpatient environment remains high.

If a VOSH Chapter or VOSH volunteer chooses to hold a clinic against our best guidance, this is done at your own risk, by your own decision and should be in line with current local/national government rules.  VOSH/International would like to reiterate that safety for VOSH volunteers and our patients is of utmost importance and central to any decision-making process.

We have published our updated clinic guidelines with best practices to be observed in this new context.  You can download VOSH/International clinic guidelines here

Also please keep checking the following sites with official and most recent updates:

World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

US CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/when-to-delay-travel.html

US Government Travel Advise: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html

Thank you for your patience in these unprecedented times, hard work and dedication to improving vision and eye health throughout the world.

John Daniel Twelker, OD, PhD, FAAO, FVI

President, VOSH/International

January 2021