2018 New Grad Orientation Calgary

2018 New Grad Orientation Calgary
You are invited to attend the 2018 AAO New Graduate Orientation Session in Calgary, September 9th, 2018. This session is designed for those who have graduated in the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 and have not attended an orientation in the past.

Coast Plaza Hotel
Plaza 1 Room
1316 - 33 street N.E.



•    Professional Organizations: the roles of the CAO / AAO / ACO and local societies
•    What does the AAO do for you / Member benefits
•    Eyesafe Program / ESEL / Medically Necessary Program
•    State of Optometry in Alberta / Trends in the industry
•    Quick Start Guide – items to be aware of going forward

Working with Physicians, PCNs, Alberta Health and Others
•    How to communicate with family physicians and ophthalmologists
•    Referral protocols and relationship building with Primary Care Networks
•    AH and Third Party Agreements (Blue Cross, AISH, etc)
Putting the theory into practice
•    Patient and Practice Management… tips and practice pearls
•    How you can shape your future, and that of the profession
•    Volunteer and Charitable work opportunities
•    Q&A session

Practical Tips and Financial Advice
•    The basics of Accounting and Debt management
•    Pros and Cons of Incorporation, and which professionals you need to retain
•    Associate, Partner, Or Buy a Practice… practical considerations
•    Billing Session and Tips

Closing Comments
Those attending will be eligible for three Category 1 Continuing Education credits with the ACO.  Registration is free for AAO members.
Lunch will be provided.

The Orientation will be held: September 9th, 2018 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
9/9/2018 10:00 AM - 9/9/2018 2:30 PM

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